December 17, 2009
Warning: this is a complete brag post.
As I mentioned in a previous blog post Iâ€™m in 3 fantasy football leagues. While Iâ€™ve hated being in 3 separate leagues Iâ€™ve done well in each of them. For those that play fantasy football you know how high variance all 3 can be, Iâ€™ve had some good luck this year and am in the semis of all three of my leagues. I typically have success in fantasy football but this year Iâ€™ve been fortunate that most of the guys I stayed away from were busts and the players I was high on did really well so I got really lucky in that regard.
One of my main rules is to never draft or spend too much on a QB in an auction. Iâ€™ve never picked a QB earlier than the 5th round and have never spent more than $3 on a QB in an auction. Sometimes this works (see Jay Cutler 2008) and sometimes it doesnâ€™t (See Jay Cutler 09). When it doesnâ€™t you have to inevitably end up scrambling for a QB, enter Jason Campbell. Heâ€™s going to be my starting QB in all 3 leagues this week. Heâ€™s not very good but has been playing well lately and has a good match up this week, home against the Giants. Also, while this didnâ€™t effect my decision making heâ€™s playing on Monday Night Football which is always fun as a fantasy owner.
Since Iâ€™m not sure if this will ever happen again, here are my starting line-ups going into the semis.
Redraft league, 12 teams TD Heavy
RB Jones-Drew, C. Johnson
WR Ocho Cinco, Gates, Bowe or Harvin
Auction league 12 teams, PPR (start any combo of 5RB/WR)
WR Desean Jackson, Moss, Welker, A. Johnson
TE Winslow or F. Davis
Redraft league, DC league 12 teams PPR
RB Rice, Gore
WR S. Smith (NYG), Colston
Flex S. Rice, R. Grant
â€œThatâ€™s the paradox of success. The moment you stop to enjoy it, you are in trouble. You have to keep moving forward. Itâ€™s not what you have done thatâ€™s important. Itâ€™s where you are going.â€ Nick Saban