Don’t be THAT guy!

Nov 21, 2007

A guy in my league became too busy to maintain his team.  He is going to school and coaching a JV Division III girl’s basketball team.  When he’s not hitting the books, he’s running practice, watching film, etc.  Not to mention he’s in a couple other fantasy football leagues that he’s been in longer.  So he stepped down winless, and a newbie took over.  Suddenly, his team of Kitna, Addai, Bush, MeO, Jennings, Berrian/Reggie Brown/Chris Henry has hit its stride and won four straight.  He’s been doing his share of bragging, which ordinarily is fine, but he’s bragging on someone else’s behalf.  If the original owner stuck it out, he’d be the one winning.  The newbie didn’t make any changes. 

However, that’s not what makes him THAT guy.  Since he’s a newbie, and I’m pretty much out of it, I figured I’d offer him some advice.  I suggested that he drop James Jones and pick up Kenton Keith.  I mean he has MeO, Jennings, Berrian, Brown, Henry, and Branch.  Why would you keep a 7th WR when the perfect handcuff is sitting there on the waiver wire.  He has Warrick Dunn, Thomas Jones, and DeShaun Foster to plug in if Addai got hurt, but are they enough?  Keith was a solid play the game Addai missed.  If something should happen to him, he better be quick to the waiver wire.  Otherwise, he’ll foolishly have lost out on his handcuff.

There aren’t any more bye weeks everybody.  Now’s the time to take a look at your roster, and get it set for the stretch run.  Don’t hang on to a guy who you aren’t possibly going to play and leave off a nice insurance policy.

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