When it comes to fantasy football this week, the men have already been proverbially separated from the boys. That essentially means if you’re not in a winning rut then you’re likely done in your league. But that doesn’t mean that you have to wave a white flag and give up, instead take a page out of Jewel’s book and don’t put that white flag above your door — and burn your league to the ground.
Half the fun of fantasy football is winning bragging rights over your friends in the process of winning their hard earned money. Even if you can’t get in the money, get in on the torture of keeping your friends out of that money as well. No one likes a spoiler, so that’s why if you’re down and out in your league it’s time to get aggressive.
Start ‘Em: Doug Martin – RB|Buccaneers (vs. Saints)
Last week Martin was poised for a good week and he delivered with his best week to date. This week Martin is poised for another great performance against a Saints defense that has been anything but a stout unit. Sure Jonathan Vilma is coming back, but this is a lost team and the defense has been gashed more than once by players of far less talent then that of Martin. LeGarrette Blount could get in on the action as well, but like last week Martin will get the bulk of the workload and even if Blount snipes one of Martin’s touchdowns the overall production should even things out and put owners of the rookie in a good place.