Fantasy football also leads to the great sports morale debates. You see, I am a Giants fan, but I had Miles Austin of the Cowboys and a running back or two from the Eagles on my fantasy team. Do you root for your team (Giants) or “your team” (last year known as the Weakside Sackerz, this year known as the HeadBangin’ Collies in honor of Colts receiver Austin Collie and his two severe concussions suffered last season).
You can go to all of the experts for help with your fantasy team, but here is my advice:
Never pick your favorite players. Not too many points on a team made up of BYU alums John Beck (Redskins quarterback) or Max Hall (Cardinals backup quarterback), Harvey Unga (Bears second team running back) and Collie. It’s a case of your heart will not lead you to fantasy happiness.
Quarterbacks and running backs are like gold; kickers and defenses are like socks.
Remember, you will wake up one morning to hear that your top producer is out for the season. It’s just a fact.
By the way, if anyone wants into a fantasy league, go to the Valley News Facebook Page and post your interest. We have room for 19 teams right now and hope to have a fun season. You never know, we may also be able to get some “loot” for the winners.
So, good luck with your teams. Unless your playing against me.
Keith Lobdell is the editor of the Valley News. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org