Social Media Shared Their CRAZIEST Week 3 NFL Fantasy Stories; Here Are The Best (TWEETS)
Here’s the thing about fantasy football. Once August rolls around, you find yourself buried in blurbs about booms and busts for the upcoming season. You have your first draft of the year, and you want more. So you enter a few more leagues. With multiple teams now, you think you’re set, and you couldn’t be happier with the rosters you’ve put together…
Then, by week 3, it’s all falling apart before your very eyes. Each of your so-called “studs” is putting up duds, your bench is going off but you’ve been too scared to start them, and you’re off to an 0-3 start after being foiled for the third straight week on Monday night?
Hate to break it to you, but that’s fantasy football. It’s great. It sucks. It’ll make you laugh. It’ll make you cry. And in 3 months, it’ll all be over. Buckle up and enjoy it while it’s here.
Speaking of Monday night heartbreaks, Larry Fitzgerald was handing out a few of those in week 3:
Thought I had a win but noooo Larry Fitzgerald decided to play like it was 2008 again @John1JohnHolden
— LT (@Tparks98) September 27, 2017
I was up 20 he had fitz to play and i had marshawn left he won — Devin Mooney (@mooney_devin97) September 27, 2017
Up by 30. Fitzgerald puts up 34. Heartbreaking loss.
— Patrick Teehan (@patrick_teehan) September 27, 2017
I was behind by 32 points because of carr and maclin and Fitz came up huge making me pull out the win by 1 point
— Brock Van Wagoner (@BrockVWoodsy) September 27, 2017
Needed Fitz to stay under 20 points for a win….and he’s still scoring points… — Matt C (@MattC2525) September 27, 2017
He had fitz go off on Monday night pic.twitter.com/aeEVhpPXyh
— Mark Mrozek (@markydabeast22) September 27, 2017
Down 47 points going into Sunday night with cousins and Fitzgerald left. The rest is history. They dropped 59 oh and I benched Howard… — G King (@GarettKing23) September 27, 2017
I won in one of my leagues because @LarryFitzgerald balled out!! But that isn’t crazy, he’s one of the best to ever do it!
— Brad Burns (@Hold_the_Ley) September 27, 2017
What’s worse than getting beat by a 34-year-old receiver on Monday night? How about losing on Zeke’s final carry, which went for a loss of eight yards:
I lost because by .3 because of zekes last carry.. the loss of 5 cost me the game — John Trevino (@Jtrev14) September 27, 2017
Ezekiel Elliott losing 8 yards on his finally carry made me lose by .54 points
— Tyler Rodriguez (@Tyler_Rod23) September 27, 2017
That last one is just brutal.
If you ask me, the only thing worse than losing on a Monday nighter is losing because you left valuable points on your bench. There’s nothing you can do about a player putting up a monster game against you on a Monday night, but there is something you can do about your roster.
And when you make decisions that cost you a victory, it hurts. Just ask these people:
Lost by 1.2 because of Rodgers’ long overtime pass. And started Higgins (3) over my 4 bench WR who scored a combined 82.8 points
— Keith Hulsey (@MVKeith_Hulsey) September 27, 2017
Benched J. Howard and still could have won if the G. Tate TD wasn’t overturned — David Patterson (@DPattersonTX) September 27, 2017
Started Derek Carr over Russel wilson, lost matchup by 2 points. Also had T Y Hilton and Jordan Howard on the bench
— Caleb Jordan (@Caleb_Jordan_) September 28, 2017
lost by 20 and i had jalen richard at the flex instead of sammy watkins — Jayson (Giants 0-16) (@JaysonOConnell) September 28, 2017
Had diggs on the bench in 2 different leagues and duke johnson
— Kevin Durant (@KDDtreey5) September 27, 2017
Put J Howard on the benchhhh — Blake Long (@The_blakeshow88) September 27, 2017
I sat sammy Watkins. End of story.
— Billy Guilot (@BGuilot66) September 27, 2017
I had wilson, cook, and cooks on the bench. I lost pretty badly — Yung $imba (@ComedicIcon) September 27, 2017
I started the Buccaneers defense over the Jaguars defense, cuz Keenum < Flacco. -6pts
— carlos rodriguez (@CharliesKings) September 27, 2017
I benched Cousins for Flacco — Andrew Horgan (@allroy0234) September 27, 2017
Left DeMarco Murray & Chris Hogan on my bench haha. 40 points right there
— Adam Sciberras (@adam_sciberras) September 27, 2017
I benched Jordan Howard. — Rod (@rodmramos) September 27, 2017
I DIDNT START JORDAN HOWARD WTF
— Dude (@UrDatGuy) September 27, 2017
I started Derek Carr instead of Tom Brady — Cameron Oglesby (@oglesby_cameron) September 27, 2017
Look at my bench… pic.twitter.com/MDMPGchJga
— Bobby Montes (@bobbymontes924) September 27, 2017
Had a 20 pt lead going into MNF playing vs zeke and he scored exactly 20 to tie. Who TF ties in FFB?!? — freiguy® (@freiguy) September 27, 2017
I tied with my opponent. pic.twitter.com/jYZnPLGkqt
— Steven Tran (@tigersrck) September 27, 2017
Tough week for this Lions fan:
This is bad:
I scored 28 points, yes 28 points with 9 guys including Derek Carr, mike Evans, and Lamar miller
— Dan (@Dgiov5) September 27, 2017
And this is even worse:
Not to self: Never play fantasy football with the wife.
What’s worse than losing to your wife? How about losing to a team comprised entirely of Jacksonville Jaguars players:
One guy In my league picked all Jackson Jaguar players for his team and beat our #1 player this week
— Lance Adams (@lanceadams74) September 27, 2017
My reaction exactly.
Here’s another fantasy football rule to live by: Never trust projections and win probabilities:
Don’t you hate when you get beat by the dude that doesn’t even look at his lineup?
Here are a couple more nail biters for you:
@18_Buzz was up 0.1 when he went to sleep, and woke up down 0.4 due to a Sean Lee stat change that gave him half a tackle…
— ♂️ (@shelton22mac) September 27, 2017
Last seasons champ had Dak going against L Fitzgerald on Monday and Champ pulled the win by .02 points, how crazy of a margin is that?! pic.twitter.com/1um1OJXiHC — Sergio A. Ordoñez (@Sergi_Ordonez) September 27, 2017
Only Crabtree was left among the 2 teams and I only needed 2 yards from him to win. He caught his single 7-yd pass before exiting the game with an injury. Barely won! pic.twitter.com/iYjIiklkeR
— John Wick (@omaar) September 27, 2017
And finally, my favorite from week 3…
Good one, Yahoo!