There are only two weeks left in our Fantasy Football season, counting this week. Last week was the last chance to trade players. Each year we get to hold some players for the next year while the rest we put back into the pool for next year’s draft. I had both Peyton Manning and Drew Brees, the two top-scoring QBs in our league. What luck! Brees has been hotter than hell, second to only LT in points. So, not wanting to just give him to the pool and gaining nothing for him (Peyton, for better or worse, is my keeper), I decided to trade Brees away for a 4th round pick next year. The following day, he has his best game of the season, lighting up the Dallas D for something like 5 TDs and over 300 yards. Ugh! What’s worse is that I had a fairly comfortable lead over the second-place Juggernaut for first place in the league championship. My lead is now razor thin and if Juggernaut out performs me either of the two weeks coming up, my shot for the championship might be over.
I may have gotten too greedy, thinking I absolutely needed something for Brees (something beyond the league championship). I may have learned a valuable lesson this year. I still have a shot at winning, but the way my other “stars” are playing (i.e. Shaun Alexander), I may not get there.
All for want of a 4th Round Pick.