Mr Fantasy: Time for losing teams to make moves
I swear I didn't touch the football, but I feel like someone punched me through the back of the endzone.
Through four weeks of the regular season, Mr. Fantasy is certainly not in any place to wave and say "nanny-nanny-boo-boo" from the top of a league standings.
Oh no, Mr. Fantasy is sitting at the bottom.
So, my beloved readers, what do you do when you are at the bottom? You start to climb, that's what you do. And in fantasy football, to climb is to find the right trade that makes the world work.
You see, I am one of many people who got struck by the C.J. Anderson debacle. He may still pan out, and I will hold out hope for the second half of the season, but I need to think about right now and what to do with a lineup that doens't have any meat at the top.
So I just made a trade offer to another owner in my league. If the trade goes through, I get two running backs that are mid-level players and the other owner gets Anderson and a tight end.
Now, certainly this trade will likely get rejected and negotiated, but that's the point. If you are in the cellar, you need to start the conversation NOW to try to get your squad out of the duldrums (Editor's note: the trade was not accepted and discussions have been minimal).
You can also look for some more diamonds in the rough like the following players:
Duke Johnson, RB, Cleveland I have this guy rostered already, but he may be out there for you in your leagues. Johnson exploded onto the scene last week and the rookie could finally be taking control of the backfield committee.
Ted Ginn, Jr, WR, Carolina For all the people who are still mad at my Devin Funchess prediction, here is the cure. Ginn is the No. 2 receiver behind tight end Greg Olsen in Carolina, and it has shown over the last week. He should be picked up and played when needed.
Thomas Rawls, RB, Seattle I thought Fred Jackson had a little spark left in him, being the oldest running back in the NFL, but he didn't and got injured so Rawls and all his youthful talent gets a shot while Marshawn Lynch is out. Rawls showed some really great moves on Monday night against Detroit.
Richard Rodgers, TE, Green Bay With Andrew Quarless out on injured reserve, Rodgers is the tight end target in one of the best passing offenses in the NFL. Why not try to get a little taste of that success?Here's my lineup this week for daily fantasy:
QB: Carson Palmer, Arizona Palmer has been solid for the first four weeks of the season, passing for over 300 yards in three of the first four games of the year. Up next for Palmer are the Detroit Lions who are reeling from Monday's loss and are the No. 24 pass defense.
RB: LeVeon Bell, Pittsburgh Bell has touchdowns in the two games he has played and went over 100 yards in his last outing. San Diego isn't going to be the wall of iron needed to stop Bell from getting his yards.