It's two weeks into the season and it's time for an update on my fantasy football season for the benefit of the two or three of you following along at home. Let's start at the bottom with the woeful LA Prawfs. You'll recall that they're my team in CT's 10 team non-PPR rotisserie league. In the first two weeks, my starters have totaled 200 points, a whopping 102 points behind the leader, which is good (so to speak) for just 8th place.
|QB||Ben Roethlisberger||Ben Roethlisberger|
|WR1||DeSean Jackson||DeSean Jackson|
|WR2||Brandon Marshall||Brandon Marshall|
|WR3||Santonio Holmes||Santonio Holmes|
|RB1||Jamaal Charles||LeSean McCoy|
|RB2||LeSean McCoy||Ryan Mathews|
|RB3||Ryan Mathews||Ben Tate|
|TE||Vernon Davis||Vernon Davis|
|K||Matt Bryant||Adam Vinatieri|
|DST||New England||New England|
|BN-QB||Matt Cassel||Cam Newton|
|BN-RB||Reggie Bush||Reggie Bush|
|BN-RB||Ben Tate||Thomas Jones|
|BN-RB||Kendall Hunter||Roy Helu|
|BN-WR||Steve Smith (Car)||Robert Meachem|
|BN-WR/TE||Marcedes Lewis||Eric Decker|
Losing my first round choice Jamaal Charles for the season early in Week 2 was devastating. Unfortunately, he wasn't the only low scorer that week: DeSean Jackson, Reggie Bush, and Vernon Davis all started and racked up fewer than 3 points. Meanwhile, I left a ton of points on the bench by not starting Mathews (18.6) and Ben Tate (13.5). On top of which, Cam Newton kicked butt scoring 29.6 points on the bench, while starter Ben Roethlisberger turned in just 16.7 points.
My start/sit decisions weren't much better in Week 1, as I left Bush (15.4) and Tate (15.6) on the bench.
Going forward, I need Vernon Davis to start performing at an elite TE level. I drafted Ben Tate as trade bait, but now I'm starting him until Arian Foster is clearly healthy (and hoping Foster proves a slow healer).
Looking specifically at week 3, the pressing questions are (1) choosing between Roethlisberger and Newton. They're playing Indy and Jax, respectively, so both could be in for big games. I'm leaning Newton, expecting that if I do so this will be the week he plays like a rookie.
(2) Should I start Eric Decker over, say, Santonio Holmes?
(3) Trying to find a backup TE. Continuing to monitor the waiver wire.
(4) Wondering whether I'm so far behind that I'm just going through the motions. This is, of course, the drawback of a rotisserie league. It's easy to fall so far behind early that righting the ship by making good waiver wire decisions and better start/sit decisions proves impossible.