I'm going to continue to roll with the Fantasy Fodder open threads for the rest of the season. The playoffs are wrapping up, and you guys all have specific lineup questions to ask me, so this ensures that I can give you the advice you need instead of general predictions. Also, I'm lazy.
So fill me in on your lineup dilemmas in the comments section. Or Tweet me at twitter.com/mattvensel. Or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or post on my Facebook "fan" page.
I think I gave you all solid advice last week, and I saved b photographer Brian Krista's season by telling him to stick with Jay Cutler, the guy who got him to the playoffs, instead of Sam Bradford.
Unfortunately, I didn't heed my own advice, something that has been well-documented in this space. I will share the full Ray Rice horror story with you after the jump, if you're interested.
So yeah, I out-thunk myself on Sunday and took Rice out of my starting lineup for the first time since I traded for him in October. He hadn't scored a touchdown in more than a month, and he hadn't topped the 100-yard rushing mark since the Denver game. Meanwhile, I had Jonathan Stewart and LeGarrette Blount, who had juicy matchups. I went with Stewart, who topped 100 yards.
Arian Foster -- well, technically, the Texans D -- is really what screwed me in the RB department.
As Rice busted big play after big play Sunday, one of the Ravens' PR folks was heckling me in the press box for my idiotic move. Still, midway through the third quarter of the Ravens game, I was leading by 65 points. I was going to be OK, I thought.
And then I got Vicked.
By the time the Ravens game was over, my lead had evaporated to single digits. I posted the second-highest point total in my league, but lost by four points. Bronze medal, here I come.
So learn from my mistake, people. Stick with your studs, like I've preached all year. Losing in fantasy is one thing. But losing because you benched someone makes it brutally painful.
OK, enough of my sob story (feel free to tell me about yours). Who needs some fantasy advice?