These past four weeks have been up and down for me. I drafted the following:
1. Jamaal Charles (RB from KCC)
2. Matt Schaub (QB from HOU)
3. Miles Austin (WR from DAL)
4. LeGarrette Blount (RB from TBB)
5. Sam Bradford (QB from STL)
6. Tony Gonzalez (TE from ATL)
7. Julio Jones (WR from ATL)
8. Jimmy Graham (TE from NOS)
9. Green Bay Packers Defence
10. James Starks (RB from GBP)
11. Aaron Hernandez (TE from NEP)
12. Mason Crosby (K from GBP)
13. Michael Crabtree (WR from SFO)
14. Ryan Longwell (K from MIN)
Seems like a decent draft now, however I can tell you I hardly have all those on the team right now. This season was my first season doing fantasy football and I already learned the most important lesson. That lesson is one of patience. Because a player didn’t perform I would drop them and hope to find the next big thing, which would flop.
To this moment, I have dropped Tony Gonzalez, Julio Jones, Jimmy Graham, and James Starks – all players I wish I held on to.
I did make some wise acquisitions however. My favorite acquisition was a waiver wire on a Mr. Darren Sproles. I also learned a lesson in kickers. 1) Kickers are a dime a dozen – only draft one, not two. 2) Pick a kicker on a team that has redzone completion issues.
Currently I am 2-2 in my league. I guess things could be worse, but I could be doing better too. This season of Fantasy Football may be a lost, but we shall see. Next year I will participate in more leagues. We will see how things go, but I’m not expecting to win big this season.
But I’ve learned some solid lessons I won’t forget. But above all else…patience.