When I signed up for fantasy football league the 1st time I was not sure what things to expect. I knew a lot about football and players from different teams across the league in general. I had always cheered for certain players that I liked, and wished other players would just run into the goal post during games like Terrell (T.O) Owens. So each time a friend of mine asked me to become listed on his Fantasy Football League, I figured what the heck all I actually do on Sunday’s is watch NFL games anyway.
A few weeks later I received the confirmation email to go online and register my team name and create my account before the fantasy league The Vang TV. Once I create my account I noticed you could actually rank the players in order that you wanted on your own team. It seemed easy; I went through found players which are usually good playmakers but following the 50th person there clearly was still another 300+ names to sort out so I simply left it alone.
It had been now two weeks before the draft and I was paying extra awareness of the preseason football games just to ensure players I desired to draft still looked good going into the normal season. I also taken notice of top rookie prospects especially wide receivers, running backs and quarterbacks. You know if they’re drafted in the very first round of the true NFL draft they have a great chance of seeing some playing time if the person ahead of them on the depth chart decreases having an injury.
It had been now draft day and my research was done, I had finally compiled a list of all the players I desired to draft. With the next pick of the draft I selected QB Tom Brady from the New England Patriots, I also continued to have running backs Brian Westbrook (Eagles), Ryan Grant (Packers), Cedric Benson (Bengals), Darren Sproles (Chargers), Earnest Graham (Buccaneers) and Leon Washington (Jets). For receivers I acquired Reggie Wayne (Colts), DeSean Jackson (Eagles), Eddie Royal (Broncos), Devin Hester (Bears), and Donnie Avery (Rams). I only drafted one tight end Owen Daniels (Texans), one defense the Patriots, and one kicker David Akers (Eagles). With my last draft pick I selected Jake Delhomme (Panthers) as a backup quarterback since Brady spent all of a year ago on the sidelines.
Starting the season I thought I had a great team and I was excited to see how the very first week would go. Among the options that come with fantasy league that I discovered drives you crazy is the scoring predictions, which I now know to not trust. For my first game it said I was favored to win the game 101-92 and made me feel just like much more of a draft whiz, very first time playing and it already appeared to be I was going to win my first game.
When the very first week of the NFL season started, while watching the game on TV I kept wondering in the back of my head how my players were doing. Then I remembered one of the guys said you can add a stat tracker that provides you up to date stats on players for all your games, but at a small cost or you are able to check the NFL Network channel during 1pm and 4pm games. So every commercial I was jumping to the channel to see how my players were doing, it type of felt like I was a real owner of a group minus all the cash and the luxury booth
After the 1 o’clock games I logged into my ESPN fantasy football account just to see what time my other players were on. That’s when I noticed there clearly was a stat tracker already on the internet site that provides you around when live scoring for the players. When the 1 o’clock games ended I was losing 60 to 35 and it didn’t look good the predictions now said I’d lose 101 to 89. I had 4 players left and another team had 5 so through the entire 4pm games I was constantly looking at my laptop while watching the games on TV obviously my spouse was not too happy. By the end of the afternoon I was up 94 to 84, and going into Monday nights game we both had one player left. I was confident I’d win but as I had learned earlier in the afternoon fantasy football scores can alter for the worse quick.