The Gravitational Pull of the Marketplace and How It Rots Your Brain Like a Fungus
I have an entry in two NFFC high stakes leagues, and I drafted sixth in one and seventh in the other. In both leagues, I took Chris Johnson. I'm not going to lie – some part of me hopes that by writing this I'll reverse-jinx him into having a good season. But barring that, I already feel the pick was a mistake.
Some background is in order. The leagues are 12-team PPR that start one QB, 2RB, 3WR and a flex. In that format, I was against taking a QB like Tom Brady or Drew Brees (despite that it's six points per TD pass) because (1) I knew I'd get a good QB late (Rivers in one (5th round), Romo in the other (7th)); and (2) because the PPR and six starting RB/WR favor waiting on QB. In short, I was hoping Calvin Johnson would fall to me – which he didn't – and then when you remove the QBs, my choices were Chris Johnson, an injury-prone Darren McFadden You've reached the end of our free article preview.
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