Fantasy Football: Start’em / Sit’em Recap


Last week: 12-10-7: Season: 209-157-55 (57%)

Week 17 Recap: Excuse me while I pat myself on the back for 16 weeks in a row over .500. I’m not ashamed of a 57% success rate in my first season publishing picks, especially compared to Yahoo’s veteran prognosticator  Brad Evans who barely hit .500 on the year. My week 1 picks sucked, but besides that I’d like to think I’ve done more good than harm and hopefully I helped out a couple of fantasy squads throughout the season.

If you were still playing fantasy football last week, I would like to offer a sincere apology for my recommendations to bench Golden Tate (+14) and start Kirk Cousins (-13). Tate was a fluke and he’ll be next to worthless in 2014 with a healthy Percy Harvin as WR1 in a run-first offense. Kirk Cousins just isn’t good; He’s had two weeks to prove he’s a viable NFL starting QB and he played terrible against two bad defenses (DAL, NYG). Good luck trading him, Skins.

Besides those two drastic misses, I was pretty close on the rest of my picks. Nobody listened to my bench Matt Stafford advice as 80% of Yahoo users got jobbed by another bad game (-10). My weekly Cordarrelle Patterson pick worked out again and he hit the 20 fantasy point mark as I predicted he would in week 17. If you started Knile Davis (+13), you’re welcome.

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Thanks to everyone who read my picks this year, commented on my columns (even the jerks) or asked me start’em/sit’em questions on Twitter. I had a great time doing this and hope to be back again next year. Keep checking BearGogglesOn during the off-season, I will be posting a few more fantasy recap articles next week and then starting my way-too-early 2014 fantasy football coverage. Happy new year!

Twitter: @MikeFlannery_