Given the fact that we’ve all heard Jeff Mans on the radio, it would be an easy mistake to think the title of this post would relate to some sort of S&M activity with his co-hosts (yes, even Ted Schuster) or maybe even the FCC coming for him. But sadly it’s not. I post those articles on another site. For Fantasy Alarm, I stick to the fantasy football talk here and given the rash of injuries we just witnessed here in Week 2, it’s time to start talking handcuffs again.
Since when did the NFL start having rain and weather delays? We saw two games greatly affected by this in week 2 and I just can’t help but think of what the players of the 1960’s & 1970’s would think of this? The weather derailed a few high octane offenses in New Orleans, San Francisco and Tampa Bay. Week 2 was also the week of the injured RB as we saw no fewer than four starting RB’s go down with significant injuries this week. Here is a full recap of all the fantasy football news and notes that you won’t find in the local boxscores.
It’s only Week 2 and the fantasy community feels so tense, you’d think we were already in a do or die, win and you’re in situation already. It’s crazy, really. The sense of panic that I feel from some of these emails I receive is immense. There’s so much talk of dropping guys you shouldn’t drop or benching guys you shouldn’t bench, it’s almost worrisome. Take a deep breath, folks. One week does not a season make.
On the surface, this game doesn’t look like a real thinker, does it? The high-octane offense of the Patriots that can light up even the best of defenses meets the lowly Jets who barely escaped last week with what could be one of four games they win all year. The match-up just doesn’t look pretty at all. But while that about covers it for real world football, the fantasy aspect is a whole lot different. I’m not saying that there’s as much fantasy gold in this game as there was to be found in last week’s Thursday match-up, but there are a few bargain guys out there who could be of some service. So let’s just get to it and look at the fantasy impact that this game might bring.