Horror Stories

Horror Stories

By Lance Tominaga, ESPN Honolulu Web Editor.

According to reports cited by ESPN, more than 40 million people play Fantasy Football in the United States every year. That means there are least 40 million Fantasy Football horror stories out there.

You know what I’m talking about. We’ve all experienced that sick feeling of losing a Fantasy matchup because of benching the wrong player or making a horrible trade. Case in point: In Week 7 of this season, my starting TE Darren Waller was “Questionable” to play in the Las Vegas Raiders’ game against Philadelphia. The game had a 10:00 a.m. start, and my plan was to wait until 9:00 to check on his availability status. If Waller was declared inactive, I was going to pick up his backup, Foster Moreau, from free agency. Good plan, right?

I woke up at 8:00, checked my email, laid my phone down…and promptly returned to dreamland.

You can guess what happened next. By the time I woke up again, the Raiders game was already underway. And, yes, Waller was on the inactive list.

In that game, Foster Moreau had six receptions for 60 yards and a TD – for 18 Fantasy points. I lost my matchup with Josh “Ha Ha Lance, You Sleepy Fool” Pacheco by 11.06 points.

I guess that old adage is true: You snooze, you lose.

Sadly, that is just one of several bone-headed things I’ve done as a Fantasy Football player. The above example is just my latest misdeed.

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