Week 7 In Fantasy, As Told Through GIFs
Throughout the season, we'll be recapping the week that was in fantasy football through GIFs. For the previous installment, click here.
There's too much in play to properly discuss the Hank/Evan matchup, so let's focus on what we do know. In sports commentary, the sheer length of these seasons can cause us to forget things. Even though the NFL season is the shortest, there's still ample time to forget things that start out as common knowledge. So even though Max understands concepts like "Adrian Peterson is a monster" and "Chris Johnson can rip off an 80 yard TD at any time," the two of them had been slumping recently, and he kinda forgot. Consequently, this is how his Sunday afternoon went.
The flip side of this problem, of course, is unmet expectation. We think, week after week, that we can anticipate the performances we're going to get from our guys. And so even though she mistakenly left a resurgent Heath Miller on the bench, Jenn was pretty sure that eventually Eli (or, uh, William Powell?) would get hot and give her the points she needed to overtake Keith, and it just, didn't...quite...happen:
Of course, sometimes defeat isn't so much a surprise as it is a given. You know before you even get out of bed that you are going to lose, and you are going to lose badly. That is what poor old Dylan woke up to Sunday morning, and his matchup against Hank was about as even-handed as this one.
Of course, Dylan's not the only one with a roster going through a tough time. Dan's been on a bit of running back binge lately, so much so that he basically had no wide receivers to start. And so even though Glenn's entire roster has a case of the Bed Poops (WTF, Trent Richardson), he knew was pretty much invulnerable this Sunday. Every glance at the fantasy ticker elicited a little of this:
And then there's Jordan. Jordan has been flying under the radar from day one, but this Sunday was a coming out party. He didn't have a whole lot of tinkering options this week, and yet, thanks to some, er, unorthodox roster choices by Sean, he won. This puts J-Thug in a tie for first place, and while it's impossible to predict how things will go from here (again, that expectations thing), he came to work feeling pretty groovy:
Will the good times continue to roll? Check in next week to find out!
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