Thanks so much for your help last week, everyone! All of your advice helped Mrs. X keep on rolling (2-0) towards the undefeated season that she just won’t shut up about. If you want to see a detailed update on her matchup last week, here’s a quick read. Otherwise, let’s move onto the Week Three decisions she’ll need some help with (see below).
That’s my girl!
Just like anyone that gives advice on anything…sometimes I’m wrong. When I’m wrong with my own teams, it’s not so horrible because I only have my own anger to deal with. When I’m wrong with one of you guys, it sucks a little more because I have to deal with the Twitter backlash. But there’s actually another version of being wrong that’s WAAAY worse than any of those things…being wrong when I’m giving fantasy football advice to my wife.
I know what you’re thinking: “dude, that’s awesome that your wife is into fantasy football!”… Well ya, it’s a great thing I have going, and getting Mrs. Trader X into fantasy football was probably one of the best things I’ve ever done. That being said…I’ve created a monster. As great as it is that my wife plays fantasy football…think about how much it sucks when she beats you in a league (yes, that’s happened…as evidenced by the picture below). And just as bad, think about how much it sucked when I told her to start Brandon Lloyd over Devery Henderson in Week 2 last season, only to realize that her league had an early lock and Brandon Lloyd wasn’t playing in the last game. Better yet, think about how much it sucked when Devery Henderson went for a long TD and the difference between him and Lloyd was the difference between her winning and losing that week… Needless to say, that was a fun night in our household!
In order to keep myself from having to sleep on the couch this week, I wanna do something different and turn the tables on you guys. All of our interactions are pretty much based on me giving advice to all of you, but I wanna flip things this week and get advice from all of you. If you’ve ever thought, “Man, Trader X doesn’t know what the F$#@ he’s talking about!”…now’s your chance. I’m going to bow out of this one and let you guys be the experts for Mrs. X’s team for the rest of the season…that way if anything goes wrong, I can just blame all of you!
This is the trophy Mrs. X won in her league last year (and it’s also probably the most ridiculous trophy I’ve ever seen. Why the hell is LT sitting on a bench??)
Week Three: Here’s the questions I have for you all this week:
- Would you bench Adrian Peterson against a tough 49ers defense? If so, who do you put in at RB2?
- Who would you start at flex? Anquan Boldin, Torrey Smith, Cedric Benson, or Pierre Thomas?
- Would you pick up a new defense other than Seattle? (Buffalo, Pittsburgh, and Detroit are on waivers)
Here’s a screen-shot of her team in a 10-team PPR league below. Let me know your thoughts in the comments section below and I’ll pass your advice on to Mrs. X. Thanks in advance and I’ll let you know how it goes next week!