How to Lose 2 Fantasy Games By a Total of 4.5 Points
Before my head hit the pillow at halftime of the 2nd MNF game, I knew 1 team was in deep trouble thanks largely to Zach Miller, who looked more like Tony Gonzalez then himself. The other team just got a miraculous 2 TD 4th quarter from Brady and a 47 yard FG by Kaeding and was in decent shape. But that was not to be.
Sure enough Miller ended his night with 6 catches for 90+ yards, resulting in a 15 pt performance giving me a 4 pt loss. Then there is the other game, which ended with me losing by .5 points. Yes, .5 points. Meaning if Darren McFadden didnt fumble, drop a pass or even get a goal line touch in the 1st half, I win. Or on 3rd and 17, Gates doesnt catch a 23 yard strike from Rivers, Kaeding gets a FG opp and I win.
But thats not what I blame it on and this is the true lesson of this post. Always go with your gut. On Sunday morning at 11am I had an epiphany. Chris Henry has been so good this preseason, he has to play. And then another. Felix Jones is gonna get a short yardage TD this week, no doubt. No chance.
So after glowing over Percy Harvin for a month, I sat the rookie and watched him score a TD for Minnesota. Henry had 1 catch, Jones had 2 points, and that is how you lose games.
Always go with your heart. Play certain matchups, but when the coin is tossed, always go with your 1st choice.