Fantasy Football For Beginners

EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY - SEPTEMBER 10: Daniel Jones #8 of the New York Giants is tackled by Micah Parsons #11 and Sam Williams #54 of the Dallas Cowboys during the third quarter at MetLife Stadium on September 10, 2023 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

Well, fantasy football fans… We lost our first game together, but we lost as a team. That is what I would like to say, but holy cow going in my expectations were low, but not that low! So let’s go over everything that went wrong on my team and some advice I got on what I should do for Week 2!

First of all Patrick Mahomes played alright, I wish the Chiefs offered me a one-day contract so I could have actually caught what he was throwing, but let’s be honest I wouldn’t either. Still, with the WR problem, he still put up 19 points. I hope it gets better as the season goes on. Brain Robinson also brought a respectable 13 points to my team.

That wraps up the good part of my team, now there is everybody else. Jerrick McKinnon pack your bags cause come Week 2 you’re gonna be a free agent. No hate, but I’m looking for a running back that will bring more than 2 points.

Now despite the Cowboys only winning by 40 – 0 CeeDee Lamb only got me 11 points. I’m really hoping to see more from him, but he’s safe for now. Daren Waller also let me down, but can’t blame him. Giants got crushed and it was questionable if he was even gonna play.

I have my eye on Tyler Allgeier from Atlanta as he put up 24 points. It may be a gamble, but I’m thinking of picking him up. Should he be in my lineup this coming week? I also have a wide variety of wide receivers that put up a good amount of points one of which is Green Bay’s Romeo Doubs, with only 4 receptions and 26 yards. So he may be a favorite in the endzone. So he may be a solid pickup I believe.

I know even sometimes I convince myself I know what I’m talking about, but that’s why I need your help. Either email or comment below on who I should take a risk on for week 2!


7 Hilarious Football Fan Superstitions Shared by Redditors

Football fans are gearing up for the upcoming NFL season. Some fans are so passionate that their enthusiasm borders on religious fervor. And yes, they pray for their team.  Beyond their prayers, they also have some superstitions. You know the types: they go barechested in zero degree weather and paint themselves in their favorite team’s colors. Their mood for the week depends on if their team won or lost. There are fans and then there devout believers.  Those are the ones who get a bit too superstitious.

Football fans superstitions

You know that person who stays in the same spot throughout an entire game, and when their team gives up possession they change positions? That’s who we’re talking about. So, when things are going well, they’re practically immobile. They won’t step away for food or even use the bathroom. Why? Because they can’t risk “messing up the flow.” On the other hand, if things are not going as planned, they might wander around the living room persistently in search of a lucky seat where good things could potentially happen. Of course, for some fans, their ritualistic and superstitious behaviors might just be traditions, regardless of whether their team comes out on top or experiences a loss.

From wearing a specific jersey to eating a particular snack, these rituals are believed to bring luck and influence the game. For instance, some fans might have a lucky pre-game routine, like wearing mismatched socks or doing a little victory dance before kickoff. Even food choices play a role, with some fans only eating certain foods while watching the game, like nachos or chicken wings, believing that deviating from this menu might lead to bad luck. It’s these quirky and often amusing superstitions that add an extra layer of excitement to the football fan experience.

Take a look at a few of these superstition-filled traditions that football fans have been sharing on Reddit.

  • Jersey Power

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    For some fans, the belief in “jersey power” is real, relying on their chosen jersey to bring their team to victory. A Reddit user revealed, “I change jerseys every game. Never wear the same one twice in a row.” They mentioned that during one season, the Jaguars secured a 3-1 record when following this practice, but experienced a 0-12 record when they didn’t.

  • Fiery Ritual

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    Some fans unquestionably take their rituals to the extreme. During Vince Young’s playing days, a Redditor mentioned that they used to perform a rather unconventional practice of burning a photo of the player. They would attach a picture of his face to a Barbie doll and place it on the grill as part of their ritual.

  • Sound of Silence

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    This particular approach might come across as a bit harsh, yet it seems to show results for this person. Apparently, ignoring their wife and kid during the game is their strategy. “I know it’s weird and the results haven’t been great, but I’m not going to risk it,” they wrote. Priorities, dude!

  • Quantum Football Mechanics

    Some say that dissecting your superstitions like a science can work wonders. A Reddit user shared their approach, saying that if, for some reason, they tune into the game late and the Ravens are in the lead, they turn the game off. “Watching will only swing the game in the opposite direction. It’s like the Heisenberg Principle of quantum football mechanics. Intense observation will only change the outcome,” they humorously explained. That’s dedication!

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  • Designated Sweet Spot

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    Having a lucky seat or a designated sweet spot to park yourself during every football game is a ritual many fans swear by. According to one person, during game days, they make a point to occupy the exact same barstool. They mentioned, “Everyone has assigned seats at the bar.”

  • Goodbye Hygiene

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    Some hardcore football fans throw hygiene to the wind. A Reddit user opened up about their peculiar belief. If they don’t shower right before the game, they’re convinced the Eagles will end up on the losing side. They added, “Sometimes if we had a crappy first half, I’ll take another shower, for a fresh start.”

  • Habitual Counting

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    Luck can take some interesting forms, like the practice of counting things a specific number of times. A person mentioned that on game days, they apply three strokes of deodorant per armpit in support of Russell Wilson. Some people are all about the idea that stuff tends to go down in threes.

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