Sometimes, I can just feel my teams are going to have a good day, or even week.
However, and I am guessing I am not unique, sometimes, I can just tell the numbers are not going to fall my way.
This past cycle has been one of the latter, as I was giving some hard thought as to who to play as early as last Tuesday.
The real source is that my teams are in contention--with 7-4 marks--in a couple of leagues.
That is because going into the Thursday night game, Sproles was a game-time decision to play.
I did look at my roster around lunch time Thursday, and though I figured I should sit the New Orleans RB, I put it off, thinking I could double check just before kickoff.
Unfortunately, I got distracted, and then fell asleep, and by the time I realized Sproles was still active, kickoff was past, and I missed the substitution.
And that was it: playing with a hole in one team, just made me think that Sunday was going to be a bummer, team-wise.
Of course, to compensate, I overthought everything else, and sat Woodhead.
I realize--especially in the glorious hindsight of a two-TD game--that was a mistake, as the diminutive Charger has been one of my best and most consistent players this year.
But, I feared what he could do against a tough K.C. defense, in Arrowhead, so I went the Mike Tolbert route instead. (BTW, once again, all the projections were that Woodhead would have a down game, and Tolbert a better week, which again reminds us to simply go with our best players and instincts).
Had I played Woodhead, both the 7-4 teams would have been on the verge of being 8-4, but as it is, they are more going towards 7-5.
Which is indeed a downer.
Still, sitting on the couch with the dogs, eating, and watching football all Sunday, is not exactly torture.
Especially on a day with games like Panthers/Dolphins, Chargers/Chiefs, Giants/Cowboys, Vikings/Packers, and the awesome Sunday night Patriots/Broncos matchup.
What more could we want leading into turkey? Save maybe playing the right players?