The Airing of the Grievances Week 6: So Many Let Downs, So Little Time

Alas, another Monday is upon us. For some, that means riding the high of DFS cashes or guaranteed wins. For the rest of us, we’re left feeling: angry, disappointed, and let down by players we thought would get us the win this week. At T2 we don’t hold that anger in, we engage in one of our favorite Monday activities: the “Airing of the Grievances”. Here’s who we are angry with this week:

Bruce Arians

You’re at the top of my list this week, Brucie. How do you completely eliminate Ellington from your offense? No I don’t care that AP joined the team, that shouldn’t have affected the way you use Ellington. Ellington has been targeted out of the backfield 32 times in the last three weeks which resulted in 23 receptions for 210 yards. He was a safe flex play even in standard leagues. YET you, Bruce, decided to only target him once the entire game…you know, the game where you put up 38 points. Do better.

Adrian Peterson

While we’re talking about Arizona let’s chat, AP. WHO ARE YOU? Are you the AP that took the fantasy football world by storm earlier in your career? Are you still the AP that looked semi-retired in New Orleans? Are you some biomedical engineered, anti-aging lab experiment that has gone horribly right? I don’t know…and it makes me salty. I’ll still put in a claim for you but I don’t expect this every week.

Willie Snead

I’ve been patient, man. I’ve waited through the suspension. I waited through the BYE. I bought into Willi Snead, the dynamic play option in an even more dynamic NO offense. The anticipation was killing me, but turns out what really got me was your performance (or lack thereof). Just 1 reception for 11 yards, on 3 targets. How do you only manage to get 3 targets in a game where Drew Brees threw it 31 times? You haven’t been worth waiting for, but I’ll keep you around a little longer; probably just to get disappointed again.

Dion Lewis

I know this isn’t your fault, Dion, but I still blame you. It’s impossible to decipher the New England backfield. Who’s the guy? Is it you, is it James? At least we know it’s probably not Mike. I got Eric texting me excited about how you’re back to 2015 form and I can’t focus on that because I’m salty you got the only TD from the backfield and you’re the only RB I didn’t have starting somewhere. If you want to be the lead back, cool with me but give me a heads up man.

Martavis Bryant

Remember the good ole days when I’d get angry you were too much of a boom/bust? Well, you’ve taken care of that rage, but not in the good way. Just two receptions on three targets for a whopping 27 yards this week. You’re supposed the be the “big play, TD” guy. You know, like a bigger version of DJax. Yet you’re averaging just 14 yards per reception on the season, which is 1 yard less than Brown and just 1 more than a dude named JuJu (no offense JuJu, I totally dig the name). Here’s the kicker: you have just 1 TD this season. Maybe Pittsburgh is just too crowded but I’m over you as even a flex play.


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Matt Hicks

Matt’s writing is focused on dynasty and devy fantasy football. He loves blending his experience writing research in the field of education with fantasy football stats. Matt currently lives in Baltimore, MD and graduated from Eastern Connecticut State University and the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. You can follow Matt on Twitter: @TheFF_Educator

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