“That’s why they sent me. I am an expert.” – Karl Hungus, 1988.
Act I: Hubris
In a world where subscriptions to fantasy football expert websites cost a month’s car payment, everyone is looking for the leg up on their competition. The hot take cycle never stops, with fantasy season running 24/7/365.
Every year the Sirius XM fantasy station does their FSGA Champions draft right after the 4th of July. I love to listen because it serves as a kickoff for the redraft fantasy season (I strongly believe dynasty leagues should be drafting in May). This year, the first overall pick was Alvin Kamara.
I LOVE Alvin Kamara. I’ve had him in my home league for his entire career. He has been a staple of that single keeper home league team since I got him off waivers his rookie year, but first overall? FIRST? Dalvin Cook went second? Am I going crazy?
Act II: Land of Confusion by Genesis by Football Absurdity
I was completely taken off-guard. Is CMC still hurt? I checked and didn’t see anything that would suggest CMC won’t be ready for the start of the season. Then, I looked at the next few picks, and they went like this (remember, this is an expert league):
3. Christian McCaffrey
4. Derrick Henry
5. Ezekiel Elliott
6. Saquon Barkley
WAIT, WHAT? Has the whole world gone crazy? I feel like I’m sane, and to me, there’s no way CMC goes third and Barkley goes sixth in a league that wasn’t manufactured for marketing future…