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Yeah the title is blunt but, who cares. I have hated the Colts RB all season due to his career-low numbers and not to mention his sudden ability to catch the injury bug…repeatedly. In the first round of the SoB football draft, Addai fell to me at position #8. At the time I saw it as a blessing but it didn’t take long for me to realize what a piece of garbage he was.
Through the first 15 Weeks of the season, Addai has missed three games and has reached 100 yds rushing only once. For the season, he has 540 rushing yds and 5 TD. Needless to say, Addai was a first round bust in one of the worst ways.
As if his crap season wasn’t bad enough to merit a rant, Thursday’s game against the Jaguars just sealed his fate with me.
Currently, the Sports of Boston Football League is in the middle of its semi-finals. I am facing statistically the best team in the league which takes the form of SoB’s KC. The matchup was frightening enough for me but, I had to contend with a big problem.
Joseph Addai has been injured for the past few weeks with a shoulder problem. Backup Dominic Rhodes has been filling in. When Addai was first missing time back in Week 6, I immediately rushed to the free agent pool and grabbed Rhodes. Last week against the Lions, Rhodes had 116 total yds and 2 TD to help lead my team to the semi-finals. I had no hesitations about leaving him in but, the little, yellow note next to Addai’s name leaked some new information from KFFL:
Updating previous reports, The Associated Press reports Indianapolis Colts RB Joseph Addai (shoulder) will likely be a game-time decision during Week 16. Head coach Tony Dungy said Addai wants to play against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Dungy also feels Addai will play but said the team will have to wait and see.
Kickoff was slated for 8:15. I planned my time around this and I constantly check my team and notes at 7:45. Nothing new has come up except for the game preview from Yahoo! Sports which gives me this tidbit of information.
Addai is expected to play Thursday, but running against the Jaguars won’t be easy. Jacksonville has given up 3.6 yards per carry in its past six games, the seventh-stingiest average in the NFL in that stretch.
Considering my roster of RB’s is Addai, Rhodes, and Michael Turner, it didn’t matter that the Colts were facing the Jaguars. I needed either Addai or Rhodes in my 2nd RB spot. If you read the first sentence, it clearly said that Addai was expected to play. In a panic (the worst motivator for any fantasy owner), I took Rhodes out and put Addai in.
Some late night Christmas shopping later, I return home and check the box score. Well here is the scoop: Addai got me no points. You see, Addai didn’t play even though two sources said he would. Instead, Dominic Rhodes got the start. What exactly did I miss? I missed Rhodes gaining 89 total yds and a TD. That translates to 14.90 points in our league.
Yeah, it is playoff time and now in my semi-final matchup, I have wasted a roster spot on Joseph Addai and as a result have zero points to show for it going up against the highest scoring team in the league.
Frankly, I am already predicting a loss and a missed chance at the championship game. Originally, I was going to blame my demise in this league on draft day when my computer malfunctioned and I ended up drafting T.J. Houshmandzadeh and Chad Ocho Cinco in back-to-back rounds. However, I can now place full blame on an overrated Colts RB who is forever dead to me.
Here’s to next season you bastard.