The fantasy owner's top 5 knee-jerk overreactions to Week 1

9/10/12 in NFL   |   GFortier   |   520 respect

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Last Thursday, I wrote a piece on the top 5 overreactions to the Cowboys Giants season opener. Hopefully you made every possible move available to you based on that hot hot Wednesday night action, and, as a result, your carefully drafted fantasy team now resembles the Cowboys far more than you had planned. 

But we haven't done enough. Fantasy is not a thinking man's game, it's a clicking man's game. Log on to that roster of yours, the one you checked 6000+ times before a single game was played this weekend, and get ready to make some unnecessary changes based on the emotionally confusing Sunday you have just witnessed.

1. Go get some J-E-T-S. If your fantasy league is like any of one of the millions of fantasy leagues out there, the following players are available: Mark Sanchez, Jeremy Kerley, and Stephen Hill. Further, Shonn Greene, Dustin Keller and Santonio Holmes are riding somebody's bench. Tim Tebow also exists somewhere in your league, I guarantee it, but let's wait til a later week to pull the ill-advised trigger on that one. Blog Photo - The fantasy owner's top 5 knee-jerk overreactions to Week 1

Grab Sanchez, because he was nearly flawless on Sunday, and, more important than his performance, the Jets' o-line rendered Buffalo's highly touted pass-rush non-existant. If Sanchez is going to remain upright this year, you're going to want him on your team. Maybe. Whatever, don't think, just go with it.

Rookie Stephen Hill caught 2 TDs in his debut, and proved to be dangerous in the highly coveted yards after the catch category when he fought his way into the endzone on his second score of the game. Jeremy Kerley not only made a beautiful TD catch, he took a punt back for 6 as well. X-factor. 

2. RGIII owners, rejoice! For you have just won your fantasy league! The only thing that can possibly stop you and DC's chosen ManBoy is not making the following moves: Promote RGIII to the starting job, trade whoever the hell it is you had above him on the depth chart for any available Jets, Broncos, or Adrian Peterson, sit back and watch your championship season unfold before your eyes. 

Blog Photo - The fantasy owner's top 5 knee-jerk overreactions to Week 13. Jacob Tamme is this season's TE sleeper. Last night he caught 5 passes for 43 yards and a touchdown,good,but hardly overwhelming. This is just the beginning, however. Peyton loves tight ends. I'll say it again. Peyton loves tight ends. We must act now! Tamme is owned in 94.5% of ESPN FFL leagues. If you're playing in a league in that 5.5%, congratulations, you're going to win your league, because your league is dumb and you're smart enough to be reading this questionable analysis! If you're in the 94.5%, make a trade now before Tamme puts up 3 TDs against the Falcons on Monday Night next week. You're about to get the Dallas Clark, Mile High edition. 

Blog Photo - The fantasy owner's top 5 knee-jerk overreactions to Week 14. The Patriots have a running game. Act accordingly. Stevan Ridley ran for 125 yards caught two passes for 27, and scored a touchdown. It's generally accepted that if you're going to start a Patriots' running back, Bill Belichick is going to gameplan around your fantasy aspirations and you will be disappointed. That's why it's time to stay one step ahead of the Belichick and start Danny Woodhead next week. Who's the evil mastermind now? If this move backfires, and it will, atleast you dared to be daring. If this move works, and it might, you're an early candidate for GM of the year. 

5. Trade Cam Cam, while he's still considered elite! Year 2 got off to a rocky start for Newton, who put up just 12standard-league fantasy points against the Bucs. More alarming is that Newton rushed just 5 times for 4 yards. What's that say? He's determined become a pocket passer, and rob you of those oh so sexy 20-yard scrambles. While Cam selfishly pursues a more sustainable future in the NFL (see: Michael Vick's flack jacket), it's your fantasy team that feels the hurt. It's time to trade him for a skill position (Adrian Peterson? Andre Johnson?) while he's still considered first round talent. The prudent man would then start Mark Sanchez in his place. You're welcome.
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ps. Abandon all hope that Michael Vick will play more than 10 games this season.
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