First off, let’s recap. In the vein of Man vs. Wild and Survivorman, I went out and intentionally drafted a fantasy football team making so many of the mistakes people make during their draft every year. I will now show you how you can survive these situations and build a competitive team out of a mistake laden hodgepodge.
Finally, after two days of waiting it out, waivers expired on the remainder of the players. As I perused the waiver wire, I saw some nice pick ups, but nothing that stood up and shook me by the shoulders. Since this was the case, I felt good about risking losing some of the players I had my eye on rather than lose my nice waiver position (#3) picking up the likes of Tatum Bell and Muhsin Muhammad.
Sure enough, my plan worked. My theory going into it is that most people right after their draft, unless they are like me and drafted an awful team (or more than likely let Yahoo draft an awful team for them) people don’t really make changes right off the bat. No matter how ugly a team is, much like parents and their children, the person who drafted that team is gonna think its great. Well, some kids are ugly and some teams suck out of the gates and it’s obvious to everyone except for the parents and managers. Let them live in denial and take advantage of the situation to have your pick of the litter and plug any holes you may have due to too much beer, the girl in the short skirt bending over to get her smokes out of her purse, whatever… Just plug them holes!
So, that’s what I did. There’s no reason in the world to have two defenses, especially when I’ve got Baltimore. I spent such a high pick on them, you better damn well believe I’m gonna use them against everyone except on their bye week. There’s no reason to have two tight ends either, not because I have such a great tight end, because I don’t. Jason Witten will get you as many points per game as phone numbers received by screaming “WOOOOOOOO!” at a woman from a car window. So, I wish I didn’t have to have ONE tight end, I certainly don’t want TWO.
So, I dropped Oakland for Tatum Bell, not a great RB, but with Kevin Jones on the PUP list for at least 5 weeks, Tatum is just about all they have. He’ll be a decent 4th RB for my team. I also dropped Eric Johnson for Muhsin Muhammad. As far as I’m aware, he’s the number one receiver for the Bears. They may not have a great passing game with Rex, but he’s a decent 4th WR for me as well.
As I was busy making waiver wire pick ups, I drew the attention of Zachman96. He was kind enough to offer me both Chad Pennington AND D.J. Hackett for Steve Smith and Eli Manning. I guess my team really would give off the impression that I don’t know what I’m doing, but man, do I really sound THAT retarded? Sheesh! Needless to say, I rejected that one and countered back with Travis Henry, Eli Manning, and Devry Henderson for Reggie Bush, Tony Gonzalez, and Phillip Rivers. That was quickly rejected as well. Oh well… I have my Trading Block in order now, we’ll see if I get any offers soon.
See you next time for Man vs. Poorly Drafted Team!