Some weeks I just want to get right to the point, but Week 9 was too much fun.
If you play fantasy football (and you probably do if you’re reading this), things either went really well or really poorly for you this week. It was just one of those weeks.
Before I get to waiver adds, let’s take a look at some of the most absurd stories of Week 9:
—That Doug Martin guy is pretty good. Okay, he’s awesome. Martin rumbled his way to 272 total yards and four touchdowns against the Oakland Raiders. That’s almost as much offensive yardage as the Jacksonville Jaguars and Kansas City Chiefs totaled in Week 9—and more points than both teams scored combined.
—Chicago’s defense once again won a bunch of matchups in Fantasyland this week. Here’s a fun one, though—so did San Diego’s defense. Each unit scored more fantasy points in standard leagues than did Marshawn Lynch, Chris Johnson and Arian Foster.
—Eli Manning passed for 510 yards in Week 2. Against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 9, Manning threw for 125 yards and no touchdowns. Perhaps that aging Steelers defense isn’t so bad after all…
—If you believe in the Redskins Rule, the Carolina Panthers won the election for Mitt Romney on Sunday. If you don’t, I hope you get out and vote.
—Andrew Luck should probably be in the running for the MVP award this season. His Indianapolis Colts are 5-3 after beating the Miami Dolphins on Sunday, and Luck was impressive. The rookie signal-caller didn’t do anything special in the win unless you count his 433 yards and two touchdowns. Then yes, he was extraordinary.
—Mikel Leshoure plays for the Detroit Lions, and he scored three rushing touchdowns in the first half on Sunday. Again, that was “Lions,” “three” and “rushing touchdowns.” Joique Bell tacked on another for good measure. Go get one of those backs.
—The good news for those of you who have been forced to start Mark Sanchez this season: He didn’t throw an interception this week. More good news: The Jets had a bye this week, so you probably started someone a whole lot better than Sanchez.
But enough of the jokes. Let’s get down to brass tacks.
The fantasy football season is more than half over, and by now you probably have a pretty good idea of what your team will look like heading into the playoffs. The hardest part is actually getting to the playoffs, and for that, you’ll need to be creative.
The completion of Week 11 will mark the end of bye weeks in the NFL. That means two more weeks of fill-ins and roster shuffling. For a list of players you should consider adding in Week 10 for your playoff push, read on.