The Thinking Chair: Time for a change
You may have heard about it, but there was an election last week and both candidates did a lot of talking about change. My guess is that you will read a lot of fantasy articles that jump on this theme. We fantasy writers love nothing so much as a theme for a column, so it's time to change your team; time to change your strategy.
But this isn't going to be one of those articles. You'll also read a lot of other writers who do what I'm doing here: complaining about the preponderance of those kinds of columns. Instead, I'm complaining about articles complaining about articles. How very meta!
In truth, we are at a fairly critical point in the season -- but change isn't for everyone. Clearly, if you are dominating your league, there's no reason to pull a Crazy Ivan and do something brash. There's a reason why a lot of NFL coaches try to get to a point where they can just run the ball and let the clock run out.
But what if your team is in the dumps and you're in a keeper league? You should be doing what you can to get guys like
You think you have this season in the bag? By the way, the guy right behind you just got Portis for his third receiver and backup running back!
I think that's all change we can believe in. (Darn it, now I'm doing it!)
I should get this out of the way right now -- there's a new show that I'm in love with. It is, of course,
Speaking of reality TV shows, there's none better than
On the disappointment track, how bad do you have to feel for
This is the last bye week, and I think there isn't a fantasy owner in the league who isn't happy about that. It's benefited me as much as it's hurt, but there's nothing like gearing up for a weekend and realizing you have to scrape for your third wide receiver.
By the way, did you know that Week 11 is officially being renamed The Weekend of
But don't get too excited. Romo has a terrible fantasy playoff schedule, going against Pittsburgh, the New York Giants, and Baltimore in Weeks 14-16. I'm not saying I'd sit him during those games, but enjoy the next three weeks first as his matchups are Washington, San Francisco, and Seattle. In fact, if you can time a deal right before the playoffs and stomach trading Romo away before such a critical game, it wouldn't be the craziest thing to do.
The other thing that makes me a little hesitant about The Weekend of Tony Romo? I celebrated Big Papi Day during the baseball season, and that didn't work out so well.
Then again, it's time for a change.