Piggy backing on my friend and lesser foe's post . I, unlike him, managed to win in all leagues this week, though not in stunning fashion. The wins are cute, as they have secured the #1 spot for me in all leagues, but they really don't matter. This is Week 3, for chrissake.
If you're winning your leagues at this point-- good. Well done. Great. Whoopty doo. You're still probably one or two devestating injuries away from taking advantage of the waiver wire like it was Lorraine McFly. Or your hot pocket players could start stinking like, well, hot pockets.
If you're losing in your leagues right now, take heart. It's not that bad. This is Week 3, for chrissake. Week 3. Man up. Hunker down. Adjust your gameplan to this particularly crazy season. Who saw the Bills coming? The 'Skins? The Raiders? The Titans? The Lions? Nobody. NO BODY. So re-evaluate your disgraceful who's who from last year and ride the wave. The wave of insanity. Oh the humanity!
(yeah, I had no idea where "oh the humanity" was from either.)
For me, the injury bitch ravaged my ass in rips and chunks. On one team, I have the following players: Vick, Austin, Colston, Maclin, Britt, and Jamaal Charles. All injured. Two for the rest of the year. Three for multiple games. Am I hurt? F*ck yeah. Am I feeling a little blue and down in the mouth about my outlook for the next couple weeks? You better believe it. Am I out of contention already?
And neither are you. You can be in last place right now, and you can win it all. You can be in first place, and lose the first week of the playoffs. The games that are being played now matter, yes, but they don't amount to anything come playoff time. The fantasy sports gods don't give a shit if you go undefeated in the regular season, and they could care even less if you started 0-3. The playoffs are all that matters.
So make them there playoffs. Winning doesn't have to be pretty. Be smart. Gamble a little. And above all, chill out.