This is my first year playing fantasy football and I play in a 16 team league.
I started my fantasy season 1-4. I lost my first three games by 11, 12, and 3 points before I finally won a game by about 9 points in week 4, only to get utterly blown out in week 5 by 69 points. I had the top waiver wire priority for most of this period, which did me very little good as most of the talent was drained from the free agent pool already, and the players I was picking up were either one-game wonders, or had already lit up and burned out by the time I got to them. I was feeling pretty demoralized and pondering a rage quit.
Since then I am 6-1, my margin of victory seems to be growing every week with victory margins of 25, 43, and 71 points in the past three weeks. A couple of the guys I drafted have turned it around in a big way just as I was ready to give up on them. I picked up Cecil Shorts in week 7 and he has been OUTSTANDING, and it seems like a couple of my guys have unexpectedly huge nights every week now.
With a 4 game winning streak coming into this week, I am facing my leagues #1 team.
And as of this moment I am leading 127-72 with both of us having one player to go on monday night. And if my guy has a big night and his has nothing, I could have a margin of victory even bigger than last week's total, and come away with my leagues biggest blowout award two weeks in a row.
So the message here is don't give up no matter how bad the season starts. Things can turn around in a hurry.
I had Eli Manning, Victor Cruz, Mike Wallace, DeMarco Murray, Knowshon Moreno, Matt Prater, and the Browns D. But because Bryce Brown got 0 points...I'm going to lose since my opponent had VJax, Ryan, Doug Martin, Wayne, and Seattle D.
**** you Bryce Brown. 143 points, would have beaten any other team...had I played Kenny Britt instead in the flex I'd be in good shape (he still has Leshoure to go)...
Tied for 3rd (Tiebreak leaves me in 5th) with playoffs beginning next week. Had to win and I'm up against 1st place, started Luck and Bryce Brown over Newton/Morris (ouch). 3rd and 4th place lost their games, and I sit ahead of my opponent by 23 points. He has Foster+A. Johnson, I have A. Hernandez.
Thank you Tom Brady for trouncing the Texans D tonight. With that, I took control of my playoff match-up (two weeks per match-up) after entering tonight down by a few points and with only Shayne Graham playing for my team.
But, in my other league, I qualified for the playoffs, which I am also happy about after starting 2-4 in that league and not looking so hot.