It’s been a few days now and I have not gloated about winning my second EVER fantasy football championship. See, I manage a league that has been in existence since the 1983-1984 season. Yes, there was fantasy football back then, believe it or not. I would like to consider myself and those original 6 owners “pioneers” in fantasy football.
In 2006 I won the total points championship, but what makes this win more special was the fact I also took home the head-to-head championship too. This feat was accomplished last season by another owners and I was fortunate enough to repeat the feat this season.
It was truly a great year, one in which my entire team came together and performance flawlessly much of the year. I was also quite lucky that I did not have any season ending injuries, but I was hit with both my QBs being sidelined the same week with concussions. What are the chances of that?
I am of the philosophy that you should draft a well balanced team from top to bottom. Other owners disagree with this and draft heavy on RBs or WRs and even QBs. I am also of the “old” school of thought that having two top kickers is a MUST, the same with a top TE. Why? Easy points. This year for example, Kaeding was 15 points better than any other kicker. As for the TE position, there were only 4 TEs to exceed 100 points, including mine, Gates.
I was also able to have the top RB in Chris Johnson, and two QBs in the top 11 with Warner and Big Ben. At the WR position, Moss was hit and miss, but he was good enough to be the number two WR this season. This is balance from top to bottom. Granted I had some issues with other fill in players not playing up to their potential, but my plan was a success. I am lucky to hold off a late charge and win the season.