Fantasy or Reality?
Deep Big Blue Thoughts Week 11
I do not believe he could do this to me. He calls himself my friend. I’m calling bullshit.
In my fantasy league this week I am playing for first place…the #1 seed is on the line. I’m in a bit of a bye week pickle but I got enough to get by hopefully. It is my buddy Wilsons team, Columbus Gold (8-3) vs. My team Ka-Kaaaaw (8-3).
Now I have to say…I love fantasy football. Not just because of my passion for the game itself, but because fantasy football brings us together as friends. In a way.
A lot of my friends in the league have kids now, families. Some are still partying like its 1999. Some are down south, some are up north. One thing brings us together every year, fantasy football. It gets hard to keep up during the course of the year. People are busy with their lives. However once July rolls around and my phone starts ringing, the laughs and the unruly behavior last until the New Year. We take great pleasure in not only beating each other, but making fun of each other along the way. And the only thing better than beating your friends, is making fun of them along the way. Fantasy football is a beautiful thing. If you think the Richie Icognito texts were bad you should see our message board…but it is all out of love.
There are no rules in fantasy football, so I can not be upset by the dirty trick that was played on me this week…but it has put me between a rock and a hard place.
“How can Wilson do this to me? He has turned me against my fantasy team.”
Wilson is dealing with a broken Aaron Rodgers. He had Big Ben go off last week and now…this week, he drops him.
For who? For Eli!!!!
My world is spinning…OH THE HUMANITY of it all.
So this Sunday, I will turn off my computer…turn off my phone and think back to time when there was no fantasy, just reality. When your team was the Giants, Cowboys, Raiders, Steelers or Patriots. The actual teams. Not Ka-Kaaaaaw, Columbus Gold, Lets Make Lemonade, 700 Suits, Slow Potion or Boobs (All team names in my league..lol).
This Sunday Bleed Big Bluers is about the Giants. Period, end of sentence. I will do my best to forget about fantasy implications or matchups, and let the chips for where they may.
I quite honestly have never wanted a QB to go off against my fantasy team so bad…I just hope the rest of Wilson’s team tears their ACL’s….
FANTASY PLAYS OF THE WEEK —
Eli Manning – Giants — Eli threw for 400+ yards against the Cowboys in Big D and should be able to if not duplicate those numbers, at least come close as Dallas is last in the league against the pass.
Tom Brady — Patriots — If you have stuck with Brady in your league you are about to be rewarded. “Handsome” as we call him, is primed to go toe to toe with Peyton on Sunday night,
Other possible starting QB’s options I like — Case Keenum (Texans), Cam Newton (Panthers) and Mike Glennon (Bucs)
Ben Tate – Texans — If you have a RB or WR and Jacksonville is their opponent, you play them.
Andre Brown – Giants — Dear lord thy God, have Brown run for 175 yards and 3 TD’s so the Giants win and Eli doesn’t go off.
Other RB’s I like… Shane Vereen (Patriots), Montee Ball (Broncos) and Chris Ogbonnaya (Browns)
Vincent Jackson – Bucs — By far Glennons favorite target and Bucs should have to throw, a lot.
Josh Gordan – Browns — Over the Steelers’ last three games the Steelers have allowed three receivers to get over 120 yards and score…(two scored twice).
Other WR’s I like — Andre Johnson (Texans), Eric Decker (Broncos) and Larry Fitzgerald (Cardinals)
Delanie Walker (Titans) — Jordan Cameron (Browns) and Colby Fleener (Colts)
PICKS OF THE WEEK —
SEASON RECORD — 27 – 27 – 3 —
3 – 0 – 1 AGAINST THE SPREAD LAST WEEK AND IM FEELING FEISTY THIS WEEK — BACK TO .500 ON THE YEAR — GIANTS ARE ALL IN AND SO AM I…EVERY GAME AGAINST THE SPREAD — LEGGO!!!
GIANTS -2.5 OVER THE COWBOYS — “BLOOD WILL BE SPILLED” JPP …..GIANTS 31 Cowboys 16
PANTHERS -4.5 OVER THE DOLPHINS — PANTHERS ARE 6-0 AGAINST THE SPREAD IN THEIR LAST 6 GAMES…. PANTHERS 28 Dolphins 17
COLTS +2.5 OVER THE CARDINALS — FEELIN “LUCKY” PUNK? WELL… DO YA? ….COLTS 23 Cardinals 21
TEXANS +10 OVER THE JAGUARS — I’M TAKING THE UNDER 43.5 ON THIS ONE AS WELL …. TEXANS 20 Jaguars 3
UPSET OF THE WEEK —
BUCCANEERS +9.5 OVER THE LIONS — DON’T THINK THEY WIN…DO THINK THEY COVER…LIONS 23 Bucs 17
THE REST OF THE GAMES….
TITANS Pick em OVER THE RAIDERS — TITANS 20 Raiders 16
PACKERS -4.5 OVER THE VIKINGS — GREEN BAY 27 Vikings 17
RAVENS -2.5 OVER THE JETS — RAVENS 20 Jets 13
BROWNS -1.5 OVER THE STEELERS — BROWNS 20 Steelers 17
CHIEFS -4.5 OVER THE CHARGERS — CHIEFS 27 Chargers 19
BEARS +1.5 OVER THE RAMS — BEARS 24 Rams 21
PATRIOTS +3 OVER THE BRONCOS — BRONCOS 30 Patriots 28
49ERS -5.5 OVER THE REDSKINS — 49ERS 27 Redskins 10
OK PEEPS….ENJOY THE GAMES AND HAVE A HEALTHY AND SAFE WEEKEND. OUR SEASON IS ON THE LINE THIS SUNDAY…CHEER LOUD…CHEER PROUD AND AS WE ALWAYS DO…BLEED BIG BLUE!!!!