I’m not a die-hard fantasy football participant. Even though I claim to be sometimes, I’m not the fanatic that others are. I’m definitely more of a casual participant who pretty much drafts players he’s comfortable with. For example last year (2009), I approximate that I had in the neighborhood of 10 fantasy football teams. Why? Mainly because friends kept inviting me to join their leagues. So I joined.
At any rate, the example is that out of those 10 or so teams, my roster varied very little from team-to-team. I did manage to field one roster that was just ridiculous with super star players — I still have no idea how that happened, but life was great every week when deciding whether to start Peyton Manning, Philip Rivers, or Tom Brady. Believe it or not, I went with Rivers for a better part of the season, at least until I felt comfortable starting Manning (he was coming off a surgery during the offseason).
So I was approached via email on Sunday, and asked if I wouldn’t mind contributing my thoughts to this fantasy football site’s team-by-team preview, for the Carolina Panthers? “Sure.”
Once I found out the site was asking me a few questions to answer, I was ready to go. It’s when I have to analyze a player’s fantasy impact or whatever the proper terminology you like to use, that I get frustrated because as I already stated, I am a casual participant…who for some reason had about 10 fantasy teams a year ago.
So, I was asked some very good and basic questions pertaining to a few key players of the Cats for this upcoming season, and I feel that all-in-all, it went pretty well for a change. Of course it helped that it’s players which I’m familiar with and wasn’t asked to get overly specific. Check it out on Razzball!
Also, about the 10 or so teams I had last year — I forgot to adjust the roster on half of them (remembering passwords and usernames was the culprit there), and as a result of such an atrocity of spending too much time and then abandoning half my teams, I suspended myself from participating in fantasy football this year…Maybe.