Week 2 Observations
Just when I thought I was out in Survivor, Alan Seslowsky ropes me back in — I’m splitting a low-stakes entry with him. (We could win $60K if we took down the whole thing, but there are a lot of people in it.)
We took the Packers this week, and aside from one Bears drive in the first quarter, it wasn’t much of a sweat.
I’m 3-1 in the Circa Million so far with the Titans plus 10 pending. I would have been 4-0 but for the Dolphins insane comeback against the Ravens. I faded Tua all summer, something to which a couple Dolphins fans took exception:
And so far it looks like I was wrong.
I have one share of Jaylen Waddle and none of Tyreek Hill in seven leagues, so that game hurt. Actually it was worse because I have no Lamar Jackson, either. Remember fantasy football is a zero-sum game — if someone else is doing well, that means you are doing poorly, relatively speaking.
Also, none of my big three, Saquon Barkley, Elijah Moore or Travis Etienne, had big games. Barkley was fine — no room to run for three quarters, but passed the usage and eye tests — but the other two are looking shaky, particularly Etienne who is an expensive Nyheim Hines right now.
At least the Giants won. I have a 70:1 future on them winning the NFC, and their defense has looked solid so far despite missing its top two pass rushers — No. 5 overall pick Kayvon Thibodeaux and last year’s second rounder Azeez Ojulari should be back soon, though Leonard Williams left the game with a knee injury. Should the whole crew return intact, it could be a formidable unit, they’re 2-0 and there’s no one in the NFC who looks that great right now.
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