Tis the season full of Football and this year will be my first year freaking out over my fantasy players. Every year for as long as I can remember my husband has been in at least a couple of fantasy football leagues and I mildly had interest in joining. He has a “keeper” league that you pay into and I again had mild interest. But this year I got the sacred invite to his free league and I accepted.
You can’t just jump into a fantasy league draft and expect to do good, there is homework and planning involved that will help the draft run smoothly. George worked with me on making sure I understood what the best positions there were to draft and when, there is actually strategy! I’m not sure I can give away these secrets but just know that because I learned I was able to draft a pretty good team for my first time.
One of my favorite parts of the draft was the online chat trash talk, oh yea I was serving some pretty nasty digs at my fellow drafters last night. For instance, you get 1:30 to make your draft pick when it is your turn. I did my homework so I would make my picks almost instantly when it was my turn to draft but this fella right next to me would LITERALLY take his sweet a$$ time and take his full 1:30 to make a pick. So I went ahead and talked some trash about how long it was taking him to pick. I eventually backed down but it was still fun. Then someone picked a kicker pretty early (when I say pretty early I mean it wasn’t the last pick……all part of strategy!) and I had to trash talk about that!
Do you want to know who I’m going to be rooting for this NFL Season? I figured you were on the edge of your seat!
- QB – Matt Ryan
- WR – Reggie Wayne
- WR – DeSean Jackson
- RB – Maurice Jones-Drew
- RB – Matt Forte
- TE – Brent Celek
- W/R (flex pos.) – Joseph Addai
- Defense – Philadelphia Eagles
- Kicker – Lawrence Tynes (who, yea I don’t know either but he’s a kicker so who cares!)
The rest are Bench Players but I’ll let you know who I have for the back up roster:
- WR – Terrell Owens
- RB – Clinton Portis
- QB – Donovan McNabb
- TE – Chris Cooley
- RB – Darren Sproles
- WR – Arrelious Benn
I’m excited to be a part of this club and can’t wait for the kick-offs to begin this amazing season! I’ll keep you posted on how I do week-to-week but I’m hoping to at least be 3rd place for my first time!