There are a few times it is acceptable to lose in fantasy football: A bye week in which most of your top picks are out is one. The first two weeks of the season are the others.
Last season, a Week 1 loss meant you had first waiver priority on Cam Newton. He wound up leading teams to the fantasy postseason, if not the holy grail.
Victor Cruz was another waiver-wire prize to those who lost early last season, although he took until Week 3 to have his coming-out party.
Now neither of those early round picks looked good in Week 1, but maybe you can turn that frown upside down with the idea that you're due in Week 2!
There are talented players that fall through the draft day cracks every year and sometimes they reveal themselves conveniently early in the season and carry it throughout, like Newton and Cruz did a year ago.
That makes this week's SI.com fantasy football Scouting Report a good place to re-analyze the mid-week carnage that was the waiver wire. Just like the draft, mistakes were made in waivers (Kevin Ogletree), too, and opportunities were to be had (maybe Fred Jackson was cut too soon in your leagues?).
Eric Mack writes fantasy for SI.com. Track his weekly starts and sits every Wednesday, his Scouting Report on Friday and his Fantasy Fast Forward on Sunday nights. You find also him on Twitter, where you can mock him, rip him and (doubtful) praise him before asking him for fantasy advice or challenging him to a head-to-head fantasy game @EricMackFantasy. He reads all the messages there (guaranteed) and takes them very, very personally (not really).