Monday, August 30, 2010

My First and Last* 2010 Fantasy Football Post

Is it tacky to beg for an invite to join someone's fantasy football (money) league on Twitter? If not, I'm available. If so, just kidding! -- from my Twitter feed, August 9

I love each and every one of Mrs. Bootleg's girlfriends.

And, while my wife gives me an inordinate amount of leeway with regards to sharing blog fodder from our personal lives, she's decreed her friends to be off-limits.

So, I'm sorry, Mrs. L, but I'm not allowed to thank you for marrying a man who invited me to join his money league a few weeks ago. I can't even use your real name! But, I want my readers to know that you supported our tequila-and-Coors Light-infused fantasy football draft last Saturday night. Unlike, my wife.

I mean, really, Mrs. Bootleg? You support this unpaid lightly-read blog endeavor, but cynically roll your eyes at the guaranteed money of an eight-team fantasy league?

Sure, the roster rules are rigid (2 QBs, 4 RBs, 4 WRs, 2 TEs, 2 Ks, 2 DEF) and it costs additional dollars on top of the entry fee to pilfer players from the waiver wire and I picked seventh out of eight teams…oh, let's just get to the players.

QB – Peyton Manning: My first pick and a mortal lock for 30 TDs/4,000+ yards.

QB – Tony Romo: He fell to the "back-up QB" rounds and I scooped him up right after someone took Joe Flacco. Before Romo!

RB – Shonn Greene: I passed over a lot of higher-rated RBs to take Greene with my second pick. Been regretting it for about 72 hours.

RB – Rashard Mendenhall: He was all that was left of the second-tier RBs. I figure he'll be the Steelers' offense until Roethlisberger returns.

RB – Reggie Bush: He's gotta be involved with some of the 10,000 touchdowns everyone's predicting the Saints to score this year.

RB – C.J. Spiller: "One preseason highlight" ranks high on my fantasy draft criteria.

WR – Miles Austin: One of the few well-regarded fantasy WRs that I had faith in. Clearly setting myself up for heartbreak here.

WR – Steve Smith: The Carolina version. Meh.

WR – Anquan Boldin: A quick look at his career stats has me thinking he's not going to be nearly as revitalized with a new team as I thought he might be.

WR – Hines Ward: Every year I've had Ward in fantasy, he's produced for me. You're welcome, Pittsburgh.

TE – Vernon Davis: A breakthrough season last year, he's now got the chance to play on a team that everyone expects to win. 50 TDs is not unrealistic.

TE – Zach Miller: I gotta have one Raider…and someone in the league actually took Sebastian Janikowski.

Once again, I promise this is the LAST time I'll mention fantasy football in this space.

* -- I promise nothing.


Anonymous said...

who's your defense and are you and Joe picking games again this year?

Aaron C. said...

Wow, I forgot the kickers, too. I couldn't have half-assed this half-assed post any better.

Defenses: Pittsburgh and Cincinnati

K: David Akers and Garrett Hartley

Aaaand, I sure hope Joe is up for another season of pickin'. I haven't talked to him about it yet. He's still basking in Emmy afterglow.

mark schlereth said...

how many teams in that league 4?

Aaron C. said...

Pfft. I made the "few teams in the league" joke way before you.

Smitty said...

And the offensive line??????

Elena said...

Peyton's going to crash and burn this year, Cam. I don't know what makes me think so, but I feel it. (And the first person to make a snarky 'women's intuition' reference is getting a size 5 Doc Marten up the back passage.) As a Pats fan I am of course always hoping for that, but this year I really reckon it's coming. You better hope Romo is up to it.