I woke up on Saturday morning with a fantasy football team I was happy with. Why not? By noon, I would have one of the top wide receivers in the NFL on my roster. The DeAndre Hopkins trade was final by noon.
But I was not content yet. It’s true that I had added David Johnson and Jordan Howard in trades after the Le’Veon Bell fiasco. But then I found Marshawn Lynch had not been claimed off the waiver wire Friday night.
I quickly added Lynch and dropped LeSean McCoy, who was still listed as questionable for the game at Green Bay on Sunday. It’s no secret that I like Shady, but he’s injured and he’s with the Bills. That’s adding insult to injury.
I started Lynch on Sunday in the flex, and he carried the ball 20 times for 130 yards. He scored 18.7 fantasy points without a touchdown. The previous two weeks he had 18 and 19 carries respectively. He’s a real “bell cow” back.
Flash forward to this morning. I clicked on the Activity & Messages tab and found out someone was shopping Keenan Allen. As it turned out, this GM needed a good back and was willing to part with a top ten wide receiver.
I knew there would be other trade offers, but I proposed sending Lynch to him in exchange for Allen. He accepted. To say that I’m happy about the turn of events is an understatement. My waiver wire pickup had landed Allen.
My team’s record is 3-1, tied for second overall. The only undefeated team is the one that beat me in week 2. I will get another crack at him since he’s in my division. I have that week 10 game circled on my calendar.