Did You Get Beat By DeAngelo Williams? You're Not Alone

Jacob NitzbergAnalyst IDecember 9, 2008

For many of us, the fantasy football playoffs started this week. For half of us they ended with last night's game between Tampa Bay and Carolina. Many teams most likely knew the outcome of their matchup before kickoff Monday night.

For those of us unfortunate enough to face DeAngelo Williams, we might not have known until there was 2:17 left in the fourth quarter.  For the second straight week, Williams put up over 30 points and most likely led his owners to victory.

I know that listening to someone discuss their fantasy football matchup is one of the most boring things on the planet. For those of us though, whose seasons ended due to the legs of DeAngelo Williams, it is something we just need to get off our chests.  

Going into the fourth quarter, Williams was having a mediocre day, with 87 yards on the ground and no scores.  The 4th quarter, unfortunately, was a game in an of itself for Williams, as he rushed for 99 yards and two touchdowns, approximately the equivalent of 22 fantasy points in most standard leagues.

What is worse is that it came against a Tampa Bay defense that had held opponents to only one rushing touchdown the entire season going into the game. Monday night they allowed four. 

For me personally, it is extremely heartbreaking, since with only 2:30 left in the fourth quarter, the only way I could lose and be knocked out was if Williams broke a 36-yard TD on 3rd-and-4. He did. I have been playing fantasy since 2001 and this is the most heartbreaking loss I can remember.

So for anyone else who got beat by DeAngelo Williams last night, or had a heartbreaking fantasy playoff loss by other means this week (Pittsburgh-Dallas maybe?), feel free to post a comment and share your story. 

We are here to listen.