It was a pointless game between two bad teams, but I enjoyed seeing the deservedly maligned Brock Osweiler play well and appear to enjoy himself in the process. It was as though he finally realized he had nothing to lose and might as well let it fly. I also had the Colts plus two and a half, so that part wasn’t good.
Naturally, most people only talk about the headliners of the offseason trades (and with good reason). Giancarlo Stanton pairing up with Aaron Judge could threaten Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle for the greatest slugging duo in Yankees history. Dee Gordon adds a whole new dimension to an already potent Mariners lineup. However, the prospects who round out these deals are frequently just as intriguing. With that in mind, it’s time to investigate how the prospects traded to the Marlins in the past week will be affected by their change in scenery.
What a disastrous week. All three of my first-round playoff teams got bounced, two of which had Amari Cooper, and my powerhouse NFFC team (23rd out of ~2,500-ish teams in the regular season) might be drawing dead in the three-week playoff, thanks to Alvin Kamara getting hurt, Jimmy Graham getting a zero and my starting Graham in the flex over Jamaal Williams (who had 30.8 points.)
What a kick in the nuts for Alvin Kamara owners. I was all set to enjoy his monster game for my NFFC high-stakes playoffs, and he starts off with three catches for 25 yards on the first drive before leaving for good with a concussion. What made it worse was watching the 40-minute condensed version, I didn’t even realize he was out until later in the quarter when Ingram was the only back in the game. And I couldn’t check online because that risked giving away the result of the game. So I sat there hoping it was a minor ankle injury or something until the fourth quarter when they finally mentioned it was a concussion. Just an unpleasant watching experience. At least I had the Falcons ATS.