Good Players go through it.
Everyone goes through it.
The "mid-season slump."
You think that everything is going good, you're riding high and then BAM: Losing streak.
The Seattle Seahawks went 1-2 in weeks 13-16 last year.
The Baltimore Ravens went 1-4 to end the season in 2012.
The New York Giants lost five of six near the end of 2011.
The Green Bay Packers lost three of four early on in 2010.
What do all these teams have in common?
They went on to win the Super Bowl that year.
These similarities are the only thing that are keeping me sane after last weekend's fantasy football
I finished one and five.
It was supposed to be a big week for me. I was playing teams ranked near the top in three leagues. I lost every one of those games.
The only game I managed to win was against a team that's won three games all year. Hardly a statement win.
This week was, by far, the worst week of the season.
Two weeks ago, my teams looked primed for the playoffs. Now? only one team clings to a playoff spot, while the wheels are coming off of my other teams in a hurry.
It's do-or-die from this point forward. Every loss could mean missing the playoffs.
However, this might not get any easier this upcoming week. Many of the teams I face have records
equal or greater than mine.
So we'll have to wait and see what happens. Hopefully I can get a little lucky and build some momentum for a playoff push.
Lose a tough game? Need some roster advice? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org! I respond to all emails, and your question will appear in next week's column!
Nick's Waiver Wire Picks of the Week:
1) Doug Baldwin, Seattle Seahawks Wide Receiver
The Percy Harvin trade sent shockwaves through the league. Very few teams trade away the best offensive weapon they have. But that's exactly what the Seahawks did: sending Harvin to the Jets for picks in next year's NFL draft. Baldwin is now Russell Wilson's number one guy. He's only taken in 55 percent of leagues, so now is the time to get him, while you still can.
2) Dennard Robinson, Jacksonville Jaguars Running Back
I'll admit. I was a bit skeptical after the former Michigan quarterback ran for 100 yards against the Browns. But then he did it again against the Dolphins. If he can do it against a Bengals team that has been less-than-impressive against the run? well we might have a burgeoning fantasy stud on our hands here. He's only taken in 30 percent of leagues, so you should be able to nab him.
3) Martavis Bryant, Pittsburgh Steelers Wide Receiver
Wow. Did anyone see Ben Roethlisberger getting six touchdowns against a Colts team that shut out Cincinnati the week before? I certainly didn't. Two of those were caught by this rookie speedster. He's caught touchdowns in consecutive weeks, but you might want to wait on starting him to see if he's consistent. You'll still want to pick this guy up though, and since he's around in 97 percent of leagues, you should be able to do so no problem.
Good luck, fantasy experts! And may my teams loses so yours don't have to