The Haul – Fantasy Football Week 1

You know those fantasy football matchups where two of the top scoring teams happened to face each other? Yeah, that happened to us, but we managed to claim victory.

Fantasy Football Summary

StakeHaul vs. Team #6

Week 1 Points: 157.7
Head-to-Head League Result: W
Record: 1-0
League Standings: 1st
Power Rankings: 1st
Total Season Haul From Side Bets: +$25
FAAB Dollars Remaining: $250

The Trade That Wasn’t (Thank God)

We have a confession to make.

Prior to Week 1, we had trade discussions with the team that owned Le’Veon Bell. Yes, this Le’Veon Bell seen out partying like a boss in Miami last night without a care in the world.

Last Thursday afternoon, we saw the email from ESPN. The Bell team offered both Bell and Larry Fitzgerald for Alex Collins and Tyreek Hill. However, the Bell team quickly pulled the trade offer before we saw the email and analyzed it.

Yes, that Tyreek Hill. And that was the first touch of any Kansas City offensive player of the season.

We really wanted Bell. We were salivating at the thought of a lineup that would eventually start David Johnson, Alvin Kamara, and Bell come playoff time.

Eventually, through text, we agreed on the initial terms of the trade. I asked the opposing team to send it over so I could accept.

However, we saw another ESPN email. An email of a trade that was accepted. It involved Bell, but with another team.

Le’Veon Bell and Keelan Cole (WR JAX) for DeAndre Hopkins and Aaron Jones (RB GB).

WHAT THE HELL!? Thought we had a deal!?

Needless to say, this non-trade was a blessing in disguise.

Thoughts From This Week

Sometimes in fantasy football, it pays to be lucky. The non-trade from above may prove to be one of the best non-moves of our season.

Unless you are living under a rock, you saw what Tyreek Hill did to the Chargers. In fact, he was the 2nd highest scoring player in fantasy this week, and it took a performance from Ryan Fitzpatrick no one in the universe saw coming to keep Hill from being #1.

(Fun side bet idea: Will Ryan Fitzpatrick have another 4+ total TD performance this year? Perhaps someone will bite, but that number may have to be lowered to 3+ to get any nibbles)

Point being, had we traded Hill away:

  • We’d miss out on a $15 weekly side pot for having the highest scoring roster in the league that week.
  • We’d miss out on a $10 weekly side pot for having the highest scoring player in the league that week (Fitzpatrick was on waivers).
  • Most importantly, we would have lost our weekly matchup.

Week 2 Preview

Team #8 vs. StakeHaul

We’re facing up against the lowest scoring team that won their matchup in Week 1. However, a lot can happen between now and Week 2 kickoff. Teams pick up players from waivers this week more than any other week.

Will we make any attempts at waiver pickups? If so, how much will it take to bid to secure their services? Tune in next week to find out!


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