Suffering loves company. At least that’s what my Las Vegas Raiders fan friends have been telling me since I was five years old. Conversely, celebrating is always more fun when you have friends. That’s why, starting this week, we’re adding the world of fantasy football to our weekly therapy session.
I’m sure of two things: my weeks get better when my favorite Raiders win, and all our weeks get better when we share the chaos together. Let’s start filling these buckets with tears of joy or sadness.
The football gods did NOT waste any time on Sunday reminding us that they are in charge. Imagine a person who was offered Rashaad Penny in a fantasy exchange this week, turned down the deal and then ran into him this week? Yes, that was my buddy Dave. Don’t be afraid Dave, the pain was everywhere
Revenge of the RB Dead Zone: – Josh Jacobs 34 points – Miles Sanders 29.6 – Rashad Penny 28.7 – Dameon Pierce 25.9 – CEH 22.4 – J.K. Dobbins 22.3 6 of the top 10 Week 4 RBs #FantasyFootballhttps://twitter.com/DrakeFantasy/status/1576914454172008448?s=20&t=LWr_H75Sh5TWcHR0gIVQgg
— Brian Drake (@DrakeFantasy) October 2, 2022
From the Raiders suddenly deciding to pass the ball to Josh Jacobs, to Penny throwing “Madden-like” numbers, to Miles Sanders absolutely making us all look stupid, it’s been what I like to call “Pie Week” for fantasy players. -football. Because late last night we all ate a piece of this humble pie.
I feel you Vann.
There was JK Dobbins on the bench for one team. Rashad Penny on the bench. People I started over them, suck! Lol, horrible fantasy week. All my teams are about to losehttps://twitter.com/themadlineman/status/1576708417141739520?s=20&t=LWr_H75Sh5TWcHR0gIVQgg
– Vann “Just Take It L” Pugh (@themadlineman) October 2, 2022
Verdict: Five buckets. Five overflowing buckets.
Cleveland Browns at Atlanta Falcons
Ah, the joy of betting is that a game that most families of these players don’t even want to watch becomes a must-see on TV. The Browns won three times as much, and everyone who bet on Cleveland in this game should feel good. Not so fast! Two field goals at the end of the fourth quarter gave the Falcons the victory and, more importantly, left Atlanta undefeated!
No, not in the standings, don’t be silly. But where do most of you care the most.
1 team remains undefeated against The Atlanta Falcons spreadhttps://twitter.com/Pickswise/status/1576950702223421448?s=20&t=lTmPjklSn5_cEjL7FLqg-g
— Pickswise (@Pickswise) October 2, 2022
Verdict: Three buckets of mostly happiness
Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the Kansas City Chiefs
Look, I don’t know Brandon. But Brandon deserves a hug. In the world of bad beats, we all have “that” story. This one, however, can take the cake.
This is the last game in the TB game where a 15 yard pass was scored as 14, breaking 3 SGPs with Gage at 25+ yards. Unreal! 45 by 30 looked like 15!https://twitter.com/btsullivan91/status/1576789759808372737?s=20&t=lTmPjklSn5_cEjL7FLqg-g
— Brandon Sullivan (@btsullivan91) October 2, 2022
It’s a game of inches, Brandon… Or yards, in this case. Or rather, the yard. Yes. I don’t help in this situation.
Verdict: four buckets
Buffalo Bills to Baltimore Ravens
Don’t scold me analyst nerds about John Harbaugh’s decision to score the fourth goal late in the game with a tie from the two-yard line. Sometimes getting points is like a simple sausage sandwich on regular bread. It is interesting? No. Satisfactorily? Something like. Would you like it to be better… more flair… more than you expected? Obviously. But you have to eat, and food is food. You have to win, and points are points. Instead of taking those points, you give the ball back to the Bills in a tie, and Josh Allen has one of those MVP-type moments that MVP-type players have.
Ravens fans watch John Harbaugh go 4th downhttps://twitter.com/PointsBetUSA/status/1576661178364747776?s=20&t=ZHgiMZgmY5xNIKQIUQqphw
— PointsBet Bookmaker (@PointsBetUSA) October 2, 2022
Verdict: Three buckets
Saturday was also… well… interesting? I mean, most of us were done before the day even started thanks to Oklahoma’s shocking TCU bombardment. This is how we ALL felt at halftime in the first games!
Players watching all their picks get upset 😕 @BR_Bettinghttps://twitter.com/BleacherReport/status/1576306955190149121?s=20&t=-G3P2LXB_8udkpLrnkyPVw
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) October 1, 2022
But just when you thought life couldn’t get any weirder, it happened.
Wagner in Syracuse
Imagine that you are a guy who went to Syracuse, knows his team incredibly well and advises all his buddies to play against Wagner at 63.5. 49-0 at halftime…
Everyone can rejoice! Crisis averted! We are all rich! orrrrrrr……
— Caesars Bookmaker (@CaesarsSports) October 1, 2022
Dust if off We will receive them next week. And just remember, no matter how much grief your friends caused you this week for your performance last weekend, it doesn’t equal the amount of sadness the world is going through, DK.
According to the FOX broadcast, D.K. Metcalfe was actually taken to the locker room for a bathroom break. When you have to go, you have to go. https://twitter.com/fieldyates/status/1576661309281767428?s=46&t=6qyxsFcSPGV5rmNbIDBiKw
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) October 2, 2022