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Friday Flakes: Fantasy Football is Dumb - At Least for this Week

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I know nobody cares to hear about somebody else’s trials and tribulations. This is even more true when those trials and tribulations are related to fantasy football.

So I’ll keep this short.

A couple weeks ago I decided that I have no hope with sports. My Cubs were choking. Nebraska football is a bad football team. Lebron James plays for the Lakers. Lastly, the Chicago Bears are years from being competitive.

Which brings me to last night. My fantasy football matchup this week meant that I was going against a team that had Justin Fields and DJ Moore. Those two haven’t done anything all year long.

Their stat line from last night?

Justin Fields - 282 yards passing and four touchdowns with 57 yards rushing.
DJ Moore - Eight receptions 230 yards and three touchdowns.

DJ Moore scored 54 points which is three more points than he had scored in the prior four games combined.

So as a result of one Thursday night game in which my favorite NFL team played well they also handed me a loss on the fantasy football side of things.

So dumb.

If you would like to complain about your fantasy football team in the comments - have at it.

The Truth


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