If you’ve been following along for the ride, you have witnessed the ups and downs each week. The Fantasy Week 10 Mixtape is a safe space. Toss your worries aside. Your losses won’t matter here. So throw on your headphones, dial up the volume, and relax as we recap the wonkiest of weeks: Week 10. Here, I made this for you:
Fantasy Mixtape Track 1:
This first song on the Fantasy Week 10 Mixtape goes out to Josh Allen, henceforth referred to as the one and only ‘Daddy Allen’. There are two reasons for this. First, there is apparently another Josh Allen in the NFL that everyone keeps talking about after he sacked Daddy Allen on Sunday. But more importantly, Josh Allen is Daddy.
Unfortunately for anyone who started Daddy Allen on Sunday, your fantasy football teams are missing a few expected points. “Father of mine, tell me where have you been?” The Bills offense that spoiled us was not thriving this weekend. “Father of mine, tell me where did you go? Yeah you had the world inside your hand, but you did not seem to know.” If you started Allen on Sunday, you can officially say you now have daddy issues. But it’s ok; lots of us do. Let’s hope the Bills can come back from their performance against the Jags and bring us a victory next week. Until then, let Everclear serenade you.
[Fun Fact: Do you guys remember Beans from Even Stevens? He makes an appearance in the music video. Check it out.]
Fantasy Mixtape Track 2:
For track two, let’s switch things up a bit and talk about trades. Your league’s trade deadline is likely approaching in the coming days, as most leagues default to around mid-November. So why is it essential to swap players right now? Well, did you see the Saints wide receivers and tight ends struggle against the Falcons on Sunday? They probably wish they had traded for some weapons before the NFL trade deadline—if they don’t land OBJ.
If your team is barely making it to .500 or you have minimal weapons yourself, it’s time you consider making some big moves and trading to secure a playoff push. Sometimes when you’re losing, you have to get “a ticket to anywhere”. Check with your league mates. “Maybe you can make a deal. Maybe together you can get somewhere.” Sure, you will have waivers, and maybe you’ve “managed to save just a little bit of money,” but the waiver wire is thin as of late.
Fantasy Mixtape Track 3:
“Pack yourself a toothbrush, dear. Pack yourself a favorite blouse.” That’s right; this song is for the teams that have sailed through undefeated. Unfortunately, this song is also for the teams that have yet to find a win. If you have a zero on either side of your record, your fantasy football fate has been decided for you. I’m sorry, but there may not be much you can do at this point, so pack your bags. “Leave a note on your bed. Let your mother know you’re safe.” Next stop: the playoffs or the Toilet Bowl. When you wake up, maybe you’ll be holding a Championship Trophy, or perhaps you will be tired, sad, and sleeping on the floor.
Fantasy Mixtape Track 4:
So you have made it through nine weeks of fantasy football, but at what cost? That’s right... it is time for our collective and annual fantasy football burnout to hit. “When I wake up, I can’t even stay up,” because I have been scouring the internet looking through rankings and predictions since August (or earlier).
“When I go to sleep, I can’t even fall asleep,” because I am too busy calculating how many points I need from some random flex-play to get my Monday Miracle and win my week. Hopefully, the ‘grind’ and research of players and projections will be worth it at the end of the season if I can pull off a championship win, but “I’m not getting younger.” So until the playoff seeds are decided, I’ll just try to avoid the burnout by complaining to my friends and sending memes. So meet me at our spot in the league group chat and send me something good.
Fantasy Mixtape Track 5:
We close out the Fantasy Week 10 Mixtape with a track going out to all of those confident fantasy players. Maybe you’ve got a bullseye on your back because you’re undefeated. Maybe your league talks smack to you because you hit every perfect waiver wire pick up this season. They are just jealous. “Tell me what you’re gonna do to me. Confrontation ain’t nothing new to me.” If you are receiving the smack talk, just remember that it means you are doing something right. “All the stars are closer” when you’re up at the top. Let them talk.
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