1 Player Should Not Make That Much of a Difference
Oviedo said this the other night and it has stuck with me. You have a flawed system when losing one player makes your unit turn into a pile of crap. Case in point: the Ratbirds. Granted this is from a fantasy football article, but not only did they lose their focal point, Suggs, all year so far, but that is a lot of casualties beyond just him. Yet they've found ways to win. There's no excuse for that performance in Tennessee, they just have to do better.
• The Baltimore Ravens D/ST took body blows in the form of a shoddy run defense Sunday, and absorbed severe injuries to superstars. Lardarius Webb is reportedly done for the year with a torn ACL, Ray Lewis has a partially torn triceps that could cost him the rest of the season, Jimmy Smith left the game with a groin injury and couldn't return and Haloti Ngata left with a knee injury, though he did return. Considering reigning Defensive Player of the Year Terrell Suggs is no sure bet to return from his torn Achilles, this is potentially a desperate situation for one of the league's more reliable fantasy defenses.