Pussytown, USA. Population 1.
Fuck it. We're full blown fantasy football mode and that's what most people want to talk about anyway. So today is open forum day on two topics that have been dominating my personal headlines. First:
If you are mathematically eliminated from playoff contention in your fantasy (keeper) league, is it perfectly acceptable to tank the remainder of your games to secure the first pick for next season? Or, are you an unethical twat that needs a lesson in fantasy integrity?
This topic just won't seem to go the fuck away in one of my keeper leagues. The origin of this exhausting discussion came last year when one team missed on a first round playoff bye because another team benched their entire roster for the last 2 regular season games so they would be guaranteed first pick. (We now know that pick this year will be LeSean McCoy)
My stance is and always will be this simple. As long as there is not obvious collusion happening when tanking your final games for draft position; it is your money, your team and you are free to run it however the fuck you please.
There are league members saying that it's "unfair" to teams trying to get into the playoffs if the tanking team happens to be playing someone who needs to lose. I don't fucking care. I didn't put MY money in to help YOUR team make the playoffs. I am not purposely fucking myself out of the highest possible draft pick next season to help your team make a playoff push. Why not you may ask? Simple. Am I getting a cut of the money I helped you win by getting your mediocre team into the playoffs? Fuck no I'm not. So you can eat my shit.
The fact is if you handle your own business during the regular season and get yourself into the playoffs then you won't have to rely on other teams to get you somewhere you probably shouldn't be in the first place. As long as I check my lineup every week and as long as I'm not singling out one person to fuck over in a personal vendetta by benching my team, I feel I can do whatever the fuck I want with the team my money purchased.
In another keeper league I'm in, there is an owner back and forth on keeping Doug Martin. The big 3 QBs are being kept, the top 5 WRs are being kept and the top 6 RBs are being kept. The first two teams drafting are keeping no one from their roster and the person with Martin drafts 6th. What do you do?
This was a tough one for me and I really didn't have a good answer for him. I'm not normally one to actively assist another league member like this but this dilemma has me very intrigued. Do you keep Martin, pull out your nuts and hope for the best? Or do you let Martin go and chance building a team around a couple RB2's at best?
My advice was let Martin go and see what falls to him. But it's not something I'm 100% on. More like 60-40. On one hand I can see keeping Martin (especially now that one of the guys who is supposedly supposed to steal carries is pretty much gone for the year) based on high hopes he returns to rookie form and last year being a fluke. But on the other hand I can see Martin busting hard and completely flat lining this guy's fantasy team making him a fantasy corpse by week 6. Tough call, IMO, but I don't think you keep Martin this year.
That's it today. I'm glad Oprah's pussy got some love in the labels today. It's gonna be a lot of fantasy football and college football going forward so if you don't like it, GTFO. Tanking and Doug Martin on the table today. Discuss. Oh yeah...and don't forget to LOLOLOLOLOLOLOL at all the Ohio Buckeyes as well. Sounds like Broxton Milner could be missing the entire season from a shoulder injury. Like I said on Twitter, I would feel bad if the Ohio Buckeye fans weren't the worst. Feels kinda right, doesn't it?