After a brutal weekend it was nice to get a small respite – DeSean Jackson getting me a point or so before getting hurt was enough to win a small, private, low-stakes DFS contest, and I had the Bucs plus six.
This was a bottom-five all-time week for me. I went 2-10-3 ATS, pending Monday night and got bounced from my two remaining playoffs. When you’re losing like that, the little things begin to annoy you more. Like Red Zone Channel host Scott Hanson’s relentless, pointless, inane enthusiasm and the cutting back to highlights of earlier games in which you had no interest the first time you saw them, let alone the 10th.
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.)