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Papa Wheelie weighs in on his Week 3 performance. This one got up here a little late. You can blame old Jobu for that one.

Bad days are just a part of life. We don’t really control them, and for the most part we do the best we can to avoid them. But they happen, and it looks like it happened to a good majority of my team in Week 3. What’s really concerning is the situation happening with the New York Giants. I’m not a dedicated stats guy, but I can imagine that this is probably one of the worst starts for the Giants in a long while. Although it’s fun and games to watch the Broncos beat up on them, three straight losses and some serious deficiencies in their offense is really putting me in a tough spot with my team. I’m already behind the eight ball with my running game, but with David Wilson constantly under-delivering on points, this could really compromise me moving forward with him as a starter. He looks to have the lead RB position for now, but unless the Giants can get their offensive strategy sorted out, he might be hitting the bench soon on my team.


It's getting late early out there for Wilson and the Giants. (Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
It’s getting late early out there for Wilson and the Giants. (Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Aaron Rodgers  also had a tough day. Normally, he’s one of the stars on my team, but last week also proved to be a tough loss for him and the Green Bay Packers, especially with all of the injuries that were sustained. Week 4 is a bye week for them, and a great time for me to sub-in EJ Manuel who’s been scoring some great points lately. James Starks also suffered because of the Packers’ poor performance, and with knee injury lingering, it remains to be seen whether not he’ll be back against the Lions. Jason Snelling will be filling in for Starks this week on my team, as he is coming off a strong performance for Atlanta.

Dez Bryant and Marques Colston had relatively quiet games after having solid projections in the match-ups. Their performances are not really any fault of their own, but their low scoring games could have really been bad for me in other weeks. Luckily, my opponent seemed to get it worse then I did. I squeaked away with the win, but with only 77 points total for the week, I would have lost to 66% of the other match-ups in my league. What really gets me though is the fact that I had 83 points sitting on my bench! I know ESPN games must have NASA-grade super-conductor computers coming up with these statistics and all, but at the end of the day it really just comes down to the games and how the players fair. Moving ahead, I think, with some subtle tweaks, that my team should be able to score a bit better keep me in the hunt for the lead. Unfortunately, the line this week is very tight, so we’ll see how their Sundays go.

About Papa Wheelie

Born from wolves and raised on methanol, Papa Wheelie comes from a long line of motor-heads and adrenaline junkies. Formula 1 and MotoGP are his sports passion, but he also enjoys fine tequila, electronic music and furry animals. You can reach him on Twitter @PapaWheelie11