About- Mike Rucki
I wish a happy Thursday to all of you fantasy freaks. As we approach the halfway point of the season, some of the early season trends which we chalked up as flukes are starting to show some staying power while others are who we thought they were, to borrow a page from Denny Green’s book. I know one suspicion of mine that was confirmed this week, was to never, ever, ever draft a holdout running back. Following in Chris Johnson’s footsteps, Maurice Jones-Drew went down this week with a foot injury that could keep him out for weeks. While I don’t care for Rashad Jennings against Green Bay this week, he’s certainly someone that you should have already put in a claim for in your league. If you haven’t yet, you can check to see if he’s still around, but I highly doubt it.
Now that all of us at Porchdrinking.com have recovered from the insanity otherwise known as the Great American Beer Festival, it’s time to get back into our regular routines. That means it’s time for us to take a look at this week’s match-ups and identify who’s primed for a breakout performance and who else might be ready to take a breather from your team’s lineup for the week. Here’s the Week 7 Fantasy Football Preview!
I’m sure that, like me, some of you were bitten by the monsters that were masquerading as the San Francisco and Chicago defenses last week. Sometimes you just have to throw your hands up and remember that fantasy football is a cruel, unapologetic beast, and that’s on a good day.
I never thought I’d be SO HAPPY to have the regular officials back, but after watching countless replays of the “Inaccurate Reception” from Monday Night, Ed Hochuli and his traveling gun show I’ll be a sight for sore eyes this weekend. I hope everyone read last week’s column and followed my advice, as there was a minimum of 100 points scored between the players I recommended you take a look at. If you branched out on your own, it’s okay, I’m not offended. We’ve just met and trust takes a long time to build. Let’s just hope that you come around before your fantasy football team is mathematically eliminated from play-off contention, eh?
I’ve finally finished traveling the country in search of the most up-to-date information on the fantasy football circuit. The good news? I’m back and can share this information with all of you. The bad news? The only bad news is for your opponents. You’re going to want to bookmark our page (you mean you haven’t done so already?) and make this part of your weekly preparation ritual. Not doing so is basically spotting your opponent a lead before the week’s games have even begun.
Thank you to everyone for stopping by to read the draft recap for the inaugural PorchDrinking.com fantasy football league. Along with a pick-by-pick breakdown of every round, I’ve also included a brief snippet of analysis behind why I made the selection I did. There also may be a snide remark mocking my fellow owners for their poorly made decisions. On a rare occasion, I might even dole out some praise. Be sure to check back weekly to see a quick breakdown on the previous week’s match-ups as well as some recommendations I have for the upcoming weekend’s matchups. Good luck and good drinking!