It was tough, but I’ve decided to take part in only one fantasy football league this NFL season.
In past years, there was always one league I ran, then one or two others I ended up joining. After being in three leagues last year, I’d had enough trying to remember which team I had Donovan McNabb quarterbacking.
Plus, when I wake up at 11:55 a.m. Sunday mornings, I’ll only have one lineup to set instead of fumbling around with my half-opened, crusted-up eyes to fill in three different teams.
The league I chose to stay in is one that started in 1991. This is only my third year in it, but I’m the reigning champion, and it’s the best-organized league of the three. We had our draft on Tuesday, and I picked 13th out of 14 teams in the first round. I ended up choosing Miami running back Ronnie Brown and Jacksonville RB Maurice Jones-Drew with the first two picks. Just about every player I wanted with my first pick was taken.
One thing people must know is TD passes for QBs are only 3 points (not 6 like in most leagues), so that puts a little less emphasis on the QB spot. In this league, it isn’t wise to take a QB in the first round unless he throws 172 touchdowns a year like Peyton Manning.
Let me know what you think of my squad.
My team (which shall remain nameless for safety reasons): QB, Phillip Rivers, San Diego; RB, Ronnie Brown, Miami; RB, Maurice Jones-Drew, Jacksonville; WR, Donald Driver, Green Bay; WR, Santana Moss, Washington; WR, Muhsin Muhammad, Chicago; K, Josh Scobee, Jacksonville; DEF, San Francisco.
Bench: RB, Chester Taylor, Minnesota; TE, Kellen Winslow, Cleveland; WR, Isaac Bruce, St. Louis; QB, Matt Schaub, Houston; RB, Brian Leonard, St. Louis; WR, Ted Ginn Jr., Miami; RB, Wali Lundy, Houston; QB, Jeff Garcia, Tampa Bay.