Back in 1997, I played Fantasy Football for the very first time in my life. I have been playing ever since. A lot goes into owning a fantasy football team. More so than some would anticipate. Now, I run a league every year that keeps the same 10-Team Owners, and it is truly a fun experience. In our league, we all pitched in to buy a trophy that goes to the winner each year. That winner gets to have all the bragging rights and display the trophy on his/her mantle. It has worked for us and it makes it extremely competitive.
Over the past few years, there hasn’t been too many players from the Oakland Raiders that I would have wanted on my team. Although, I have had Darren McFadden for the past three years as one of my running backs. Sometimes he’s really good, but there have been a lot of downer weeks. In fantasy football, you can’t be a homer, and you can’t have too many players off the same team, otherwise you are setting yourself up for disaster. Especially when bye weeks arrive, you must have a diverse set of players from all 32 NFL teams.
This year however, I actually am carrying four Oakland Raiders players. Now don’t get your panties in a bunch, my league is an Individual Defensive Player (IDP) league, and each team owner carries 29 players on their roster. I had to handcuff Darren McFadden by drafting Rashad Jennings (just in case of injury). I have Rod Streater as one of my wide receivers, and I have Nick Roach as one of my linebackers. I was not disappointed by either player this past week.