I barely lost or tied in a couple of leagues. Hopefully, listing how a few minor things made the difference will cool me off a little-
A) Kris Brown just barely missed a field goal as regulation ended;
B) Hakeem Nicks couldn't squeeze out one more yard on that rush attempt;
With byes, injuries and ineffectiveness smashing through my TE position in multiple leagues, I picked up Fred Davis everywhere as he was coming of a bye and facing the 29th ranked pass-defense. Davis showed what he could do before the bye and spent the pass week at team HQ with the position coach. Now, my problem-
C) If Campbell had thrown that pass attempt better at 2:58 left in the first, the extra 6 yards would have eventually pushed Davis into three-fantasy-point territory;
D) Instead, it bounced off his fingers. Atl picked it off and ran it into the endzone. One of my opponents was starting Atl's defense;
E) a pass interference prevented Vincent Jackson from catching a 29 yard pass. Leaving aside any YAC, combining that yardage with the 58 he had would have gotten me the win in one league;
F) Nicks got 2 targets that he didn't catch. It's too early to see video of them yet, but one was termed "deep";
G) a 16-yard pass interference prevented Burleson from getting 16 yards which, combined with his 75 yards receiving and not accounting for any YAC, would have gotten me an additional 2 points;
H) Devin Thomas was only targeted twice, but both were incomplete. I hate donuts from my starters.
Wow, that actually was somewhat cathartic. Banking on a bad offense coming off the bye and abusing the 29th-ranked pass defense (Devin Thomas and Fred Davis against Atlanta) didn't work.
Oh, and I hate playing guys in one league while facing them in another.
Another thing I'm getting to really hate- non-decimal scoring. All those 58 yards, 39 yards, 17 yards just seem to be a waste.Anyone else needed just a little bit more for a win?