by the People's Champion Renal Failure
We just can't figure shit out this season...
So once again one of our key starters gets injured mid-game (this time Trent Richardson) and we end up losing, this time in a tough 75-71 loss to Predator Press. We rolled the dice on Vick Ballard because of the poor matchup Fred Jackson was supposed to have against Arizona, and that blew up in our faces. Even the prudent choice of going with Tom Brady over RGIII because of RGIII recovering from a concussion screwed us over (43 points by RGIII? Holy orbiting bear!). Hell, if we had started Jason Witten over Owen Daniels we would have at least tied LOBO.
Not that the rest of the Renal Roster had a stellar Week 6. Dwayne Bowe suffered because of Matt Cassel's injury (trusting Brady Quinn? Really?), and his 2pts made DeSean Jackson's 7pts look awesome by comparison. Hell, Shaun Suisham (who gets no respect from the Yahoo! fantasy football projectors schooled everyone else in our starting lineup not named Tom Brady with a 12-point day vs. Tennessee. Meanwhile, Larry Fitzgerald, Lawrence Tynes, Darren McFadden, and the Atlanta defense carried Predator Press to a fortunate victory.
Our season is turning into a slow march toward Hamburger Time...
And things don't look much better for us in Week 7 vs. the last place Bald Spots (the only team we're ranked higher than in the HBFFL). DJax and Bowe are on bye weeks and Greg Jennings is probably still out with his nagging groin injury. So we have to depend on waiver wire pickups Josh Gordon and Dominik Hixon for our wide receiving duties, but can they really do worse than what we've been getting at the wide-out position? T-Rich probably won't be at 100 percent. Maybe Fred Jackson is back to bear-tossing form.
The 1-5 Bald Spots are rolling with Megatron and Adrian Peterson, along with Andrew Luck at QB. Michael Turner is fortunately on a bye week, taking some of the edge off his lineup, but as of now Bald Spots will probably be projected to win by Sunday.
2-4 record, 9th place, and the Eagles suck. This is the only thing making us happy...
The People have reason for concern for their Champion. Our recipe for our signature late season awesomeness was a dominant run-game, a key trade, and a decent free-agent pick-up. Right now, we've got none of those things. If the trade deadline passes with both Tom Brady and RGIII on our roster, the season's tits up for us.
A win would get us to 3-4 at the midway point of the season. Not good, but better than being 2-5, which is where we were last year. But last year we were rolling with Megatron and LeSean McCoy for the bulk of our offense, the top scoring players at their positions in 2011. But 2012 is turning out to be a much leaner year for the People.
Renal Failure is the People's Champion of Fantasy Football. Uninteresting fact: we have the exact same amount of points in the FTWL as in the HBFFL, and we have the same record there too.