Browsing: Fitz on Fantasy

Where were you, Julio Jones owners, when you learned that your star receiver would miss the rest of the season? How did it compare with other semi-traumatic events in your recent past? On Tuesday night I polled the Julio owners in three of my leagues. One learned about the season-ending injury when a prominent sports website sent a breaking-news alert to his phone. One heard about it from a coworker who also plays fantasy football. One was blissfully unaware of the bad news for several hours, eventually hearing about it on the radio while picking up his daughter from school.…

Hard to believe we’ve already reached the quarter post of the fantasy season. It seems like only yesterday that I was hailing Ray Rice as the most foolproof of the top running backs, questioning Dez Bryant’s staying power, recommending Cam Newton over Peyton Manning, second-guessing Jordan Cameron’s breakout potential, and touting Chris Ivory and Chris Givens as underrated gems. Still reading? Some of you are off to 4-0 starts and feeling happier than Guy Fieri at a chili cook-off. Some of you are 0-4 and feeling gloomier than Kurt Cobain at a dentist’s appointment. (Yeah, he’s dead, but you get…

We’re just two weeks into a new NFL season, and isn’t it shocking to discover how much we were wrong about? We thought we had our fantasy football world mapped out so well. But you spend the entire month of August pounding the table about the Earth being flat, and then Christopher Columbus shows up. Stupid Columbus. The pleasant surprises aren’t that hard to take. Five TDs for Eddie Royal? A month ago you’d have been labeled a royal idiot if you suggested that Fast Eddie was even draftable in a typical 12-team league. Julian Edelman with 20 receptions in…

(Note: This is an adaptation of a column Pat Fitzmaurice wrote for Pro Football Weekly in 2012.) There will be thousands of fantasy football trades consummated today. Maybe tens of thousands. But for every trade successfully negotiated there will be at least two or three trade discussions that ultimately lead nowhere, with the two parties unable to agree on a mutually satisfying exchange. Some fantasy owners are simply unwilling to negotiate in good faith. These are the owners who refuse to make mutually beneficial trades and won’t make a deal unless it’s lopsided in their favor. They have to “win”…

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