Two “How does that happen?” questions immediately come to mind here. The first one is this: if you’re in a fantasy football league with a real-life NFLer, you simply can’t let him draft himself. You can’t. You and your other league members maintain ultimate mindfuck status over him all season when presented with the choice either sitting or playing him, especially when you’re matched against him. “Hey, Larry. I’m sitting your ass this week. Just wanted to be upfront.” Mind = fucked. And imagine if he’s having a huge game. With each reception he can feel his fantasy game slipping away. Total mindfuck. Huge missed opportunity here, guys. How does that happen?
Secondly, if you are an NFL player, and you do happen to draft yourself, don’t you have to start yourself every time (assuming you’re healthy)? Larry Donnell started Vernon Davis in lieu of himself. Where’s the confidence, man? You even know the gameplan going in. Grab your QB by the collar and tell him to throw you the damn ball. You sat yourself? How does that happen?
Donnell sat himself in week four against Washington. He caught seven passes for 54 yards. He scored three touchdowns. Vernon Davis, the guy he started in his place, caught two passes for eight yards.
“Would’ve won if I played me,” Donnell told The Record after practice Wednesday. “During the game, I’m like, ‘Really?’ That’s the honest truth.”
Asked if he’d done enough to convince himself to earn the starting nod for Sunday’s game against the Falcons, Donnell said with a laugh: “Oh yeah. I’m in there.”
Do I even need to say it…?
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