Well, my favorite time of the year is about to kick off! College football has already started, and the NFL is right around the corner. With that, fantasy football is about to start too.
I have played fantasy football for the past three season, it is really something for me to do during the fall. There is no competitions going on for me personally, so I find a way to keep those competitive juices flowing. I don't play video games, this is the closest thing to a video game I play I guess.
I was the champion in 2006, but last year, my team really struggled. We suffered a whole lot of key injuries and I found myself scouring the wavier wire every week trying to find somebody that might hit that week.
In my league, I play alongside 11 other teams. Those teams are filled with most of my close friends, you have Kelvin, Aub-Zilla, my brother Lee, Shep, Murph, McLean, Nigel and Bo. The other teams are friends of those friends that I don't know very well. We had our on line draft yesterday evening for me and we had a good time in the draft lobby.
Here is the team I picked (round in parenthesis):
QB: Tom Brady (1), Matt Schaub (8) RB: Willis McGahee (2), Jamal Lewis (3), Jonathan Stewart (7), Chris Johnson (17) WR: Roy Williams (4), Santana Moss (9), Patrick Crayton (13), Sidney Rice (16) TE: Dallas Clark (5), Greg Olsen (14) Defense: Vikings (6), Colts (10) K: Josh Brown (12) P: Ryan Plackemeir (18) Head Coach: Colts (11), Seahawks (15)
I don't really like my wide receiver position, but I don't put very much stock in them because they are a dependent position, they can hit or miss too often. Roy Williams is probably the only one who will be on the roster by season's end.
I think I got some steals with Jonathan Stewart (CAR) and Chris Johnson (TEN), the two rookies that I believe will end up being the starters for their teams by the middle of the season.
I'm calling myself the early Superbowl favorite this season.