This Week in Fantasy

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I Have Not Yet Begun to Fight!

In a Revolutionary War naval battle, when asked by a British captain to surrender, John Paul Jones famously answered, “I have not yet begun to fight!”  This has been my mantra for the past few days as I’ve prepared for Week Eleven in fantasy football.  In my priority #1 fantasy league, after losing 4 straight … Continue reading

Excuses, Excuses…

One of the managers in my fantasy league of college friends is based in Miami, and about every other year he can’t participate in the draft because he’s running from some hurricane.  He autodrafts a team, we chastise him for his lack of commitment, but he usually puts in just enough effort during the season … Continue reading

Breaking Up is Hard to Do

For most league formats, with playoffs in weeks 14 and beyond, Week Seven marks the first day of the rest of your season.  Chances are, by now you’ve developed some unhealthy relationships with some of the guys on your squad, and I’m hear to “Dr. Phil” you out of them.  Week Seven is also a … Continue reading

A Whole Lotta Luck

So, when it comes down to it, I have to admit, fantasy football is really all about luck (and I’m not talking Andrew). How else could you explain the fact that my husband, who does virtually no fantasy research and makes managerial decisions that drive me up the wall, and I, who spends 15+ hours … Continue reading

Separating the (Wo)men from the Boys

Week Four in the NFL season always marks a turning point in fantasy football season.  Managers who got lucky at first or who had a good draft but fail to follow through on the upkeep start to weed themselves out of the playoff hunt.  Similarly, savvy waiver wire watchers can take an otherwise mediocre team … Continue reading

Week Two in Fantasy Football – Start Thinking Ahead

I admit it, in my two top-priority fantasy leagues this year, I broke one of my cardinal draft-day rules: avoid creating a quarterback controversy.  My theory is that, if you play in a one-QB league, you want your starter to be a no-brainer, so you can spend your time researching and fiddling with your RB/WR … Continue reading

Week One Reactions…Hold Your Horses!

The first game of regular season football is like coming home after a grueling 7 months on the road. Settling in on the couch and watching the opening kickoff is like stepping across your threshold and seeing your family photos. Hearing Al Michaels’ voice is like putting on your favorite pair of slippers. Even Chris … Continue reading

Karma’s a Bitch.

Last year I played my friend Mustache in the championship game for our league. Mustache had been about 12 Coors Lights deep during our draft that year (well, every year), so no one took him seriously. But he was the one in our league in 2010 who took a chance on Michael Vick as a … Continue reading

The Grinch Who Stole Christmas

I own a bakery. Every year, for the Super Bowl, we make cookies with the logos of the two teams and a number of the key players names and numbers. We get orders from all over the country, and, with so many transplanted football fans living in NYC as well, no matter which teams are … Continue reading

Lineup Nirvana

So, for those of you who don’t already watch The League on FX, I highly recommend it.  It is a hilariously spot-on parody of a group of friends in a fantasy football league–totally relate-able.  But whether or not you’ve seen it, I’m sure anyone who plays fantasy football understands the feeling that the show coined … Continue reading