The Agony of a First Pick Going Down

AP Photo/Winslow Townson
Tom Brady Out for the 2008 Sea­son due to sea­son-end­ing knee injury.

There’s noth­ing hard­er and more ago­niz­ing than see­ing your first pick go down, get injured and be ruled out for the sea­son in Fan­ta­sy Foot­ball. It sucks. After pick­ing Tom Brady as my first pick, 11th in the Draft Order out of 12 peo­ple, and get­ting Randy Moss in the wrap around and my sec­ond pick, I thought I got the best I can per round at the time. But alas, that’s Fan­ta­sy Foot­ball for you, noth­ing is cer­tain and it can either be reward­ing or painful depend­ing on which side you are on.

So what’s next, well I will prob­a­bly try to pick­up Cas­sel like every­one and their mom­mas are doing. I have a bad waiv­er pri­or­i­ty (10 out of 12) so I need to have a plan‑B and plan‑C just in case I don’t get that piece of the puz­zle. Oth­er than the Raider’s O‑line suck­ing vs. Den­ver’s Defense last night, JaMar­cus Rus­sell did a fair­ly good job for his first start of the sea­son. How­ev­er, it isn’t enough to ex me as hav­ing him as my start­ing QB.

Although, it is still ear­ly in the sea­son, and I have hopes for my Fan­ta­sy Foot­ball team to still make it to play­offs. I have played with a team that was on the very bot­tom out of 12 teams, and still man­aged to place and get dough at the end. This one just sucks as its caus­ing me at least 20pts. per week—Brady’s aver­age pro­ject­ed Fan­ta­sy points.

Oh well, c’est la vie.

PS. I found out that Cas­sel went to Chatsworth HS, and played for the Chan­cel­lors. I guess its a sign mwa­ha­ha…