I was suckered into starting O.Smith last week, and I lost! Here is what a SI.com writter recently wrote about that.
Have you ever heard the old saying "Don't believe anything you hear and only half of what you see"? American Indians used the phrase "man who speak with forked tongue." In fantasy football, it's better known as "coach speak," and woe to the fantasy owner who believes it.
Prior to Sunday's game against the Atlanta Falcons, Coach Mike Tice proclaimed that Onterrio Smith would run for at least 100 yards. Upon hearing this proclamation, fantasy owners rejoiced and rushed to plug Smith into their lineup. Who could argue with this thinking? After all, the Vikings were averaging over 150 yards rushing per game and Tice guaranteed it would happen. Ah, the dreaded "coach speak." I'm sure it bit a few owners squarely on the rump.
But wait. This week, Vikings offensive coordinator Scott Linehan reiterated that Onterrio Smith's role would continue to increase. Dare we fall into the trap again? Can it really be that Smith might become a full-time ball carrier for the team? NOT! It's only "coach speak" my friends.
Don't fall into that trap again and forget what history has taught us. In this case, history has shown that this year the Vikings operate a three-headed monster called running back-by-committee. Onterrio Smith shares carries with Moe Williams and Doug Chapman. No matter what Tice or Linehan says, there is no indication that the Vikings will change what has been very effective for the team. Let me refresh your memory -- don't believe anything you hear and only half of what you see!
Just thought I'd share this with everyone. Do what you will with it.