As the regular fantasy football season comes to an end and some of us head into the playoffs, we can agree that it was a season full of surprises. And not all the surprises were pleasant ones, were they?
Consider that Patrick Mahomes was drafted 95th but leads all fantasy scorers through 13 weeks. Aaron Rodgers was drafted 25th in our draft back in September and is averaging eight points per game less than Mahomes.
My decision to draft Le’Veon Bell with the No. 1 pick will surely came back to haunt me. Todd Gurley, the guy I should have drafted, has averaged more than 27 points per game and is the No. 1 fantasy running back.
I have preached about buying low and selling high. It doesn’t always work out. Consider my September 20th trade David Johnson. The No. 3 draft pick had gotten off to a slow start, and I traded Christian McCaffrey for him. Oops.
Two days after I traded McCaffrey, I traded Rob Gronkowski. My son thought I was crazy, but I was right about Gronk being a bust in 2018. But I was dead wrong about Jordan Howard, who I obtained in that multi-player deal.
I drafted Gronk No. 21 – ahead of Travis Kelce (No. 24 pick) and Zach Ertz (No. 31). Gronkowski ranks 14th amongst tight ends, while Kelce is No. 2 and Ertz is No. 1. George Kittle, who I traded away, is ranked No. 4.
Coulda, woulda, shoulda. Hindsight is always 20-20, but it’s also a waste of time. Like all fantasy players, I did some things right and some things wrong. Time will tell whether I did enough right to win another championship.