This article is part of our NFL Reactions series.
As if football doesn't already give us enough in the way of entertainment and epic stories unfolding on the field every week, the game can teach us some valuable lessons about life. That's right — football can help us learn about the world and how it works.
This week's lesson: The significance of our decisions.
As fantasy managers, we know quite a bit about decision-making. The whole game is about choosing the players to start in your lineup who give you the best chance to score the most points. That sounds easy, but we all know it isn't always that simple. There are all sorts of variables that get in the way, including injuries, the weather, game plans, matchups and many more that make decision-making process rather complicated. To succeed, one must prepare and make informed choices — and even then — you're not guaranteed a win.
Fret not, fellow fantasy aficionados. Don't kick yourself over starting who ended up being the wrong guy in your flex. Your process was likely correct. Take a look at Week 3, however, and you will see some absolute head-scratching decisions by actual NFL coaching staffs.
Chargers coach Brandon Staley left fans stunned when the team opted to throw in the end zone for a go-ahead score to Mike Williams with roughly 30 seconds left. Now, the Chargers went on to upset the Chiefs 30-24, but the choice was maddening. Why wouldn't you want to run the clock down in that spot? The Chargers