Week 2 Observations

I discovered this morning DirecTV is now charging extra for the fantasy and red-zone channels. I thought about paying, but resented it a bit – who do they think is buying the Sunday Ticket in the first place if not the fantasy player? So I held off and decided to surf manually while watching the games. The main challenge is keeping two screens away from commercials. The Microsoft ones are embarrassing. If the Siri voice is so damn annoying, then don’t subject me to it. It’s the same thing with the Kenny Rogers one. If hearing him sing that song gets old, then why are you playing it on an endless loop? I can’t even remember what product they were advertising, and that’s a good thing for them because when I do, I will make sure never to buy it. The Bud Light “up for whatever” ones show how vacuous their ad agency thinks millennials are. “Yeah dude, I’m up for whatever.” You know who’s up for whatever? Justin Blackmon and Aldon Smith. The NFL should be forced to reinstate both before they’re allowed to run that ad again. I don’t mind the Matthew McConaughey ones, though. He’s all: “Time is a flat circle, and I’m gonna put Reginald Ledoux’s corpse in my Lincoln.” I would buy a car on that basis.

When Real Tragedy Meets Football Fantasy – Let’s Be Honest About Our Priorities

Consider this situation: You had a tough start/sit call, say Rashad Jennings vs. Arizona or Andre Ellington at the Giants. Initially you have Jennings in, but at the last second you switch to Ellington. On the first play, Ellington aggravates his foot injury, while Jennings rushes for 140 yards and three TDs. It costs you the win against your biggest rival, your team is now 0-2, and your season is already starting to slip away. You go to bed frustrated that night.

Early FAAB and Waiver Results For Week 2

The first couple of weeks of free agent acquisitions are vital in each fantasy sport. Often this is the first opportunity since Draft Day to improve our roster, and plenty enough has changed to create new value. Moreover, a player you land now carries a lot more impact than someone you can acquire in Week 10.

That might not necessarily be true this week, and certainly not in leagues where FA’s have been open before Week 1. But there are still some gems to find – at least in many leagues the Baltimore RB picture remains wide-open. Additionally, Allen Hurns is someone who I discounted before last week, but I’m willing to make small bids now to see if he’s for real.