Fantasy Football: 6 Must-Have Players for 2017
While the lessons of the film Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy are many, the one that sticks out the most to me takes place during an unexpected street fight between San Diego's multiple news teams.
Ron Burgundy, the lead anchor at KVWN, and his four-man crew are on their way to the haberdashery to likely grab a beautiful pinstripe disco suit, when they are suddenly confronted by four opposing news teams and challenged to a free-for-all fight (although no touching of the face or hair allowed).
Ron Burgundy accurately and calmly assesses the situation by uttering, "Uh-oh, here comes trouble," as the rival gangs begin to converge. But throughout the entire ordeal, our heroic anchorman exudes nothing but confidence, understanding that the boys he brought with him to this dance are his dream team of journalist/warriors. Armed with brass knuckles, the leg of a sturdy wood table, a hand grenade, and a trident, Burgundy's team confidently engages their enemy, dispatching of them one by one until the 5-0 break up the party.
The lesson here -- and its connection to fantasy football -- is obvious, and summed up beautifully by Drake when he says, "I live for the nights that I can't remember, with the people that I won’t forget."
When drafting your fantasy team, don’t hesitate to draft "your guys," the team of players with whom you want to ride into battle, because you have faith in their talent and opportunity. There is nothing worse than entering the year with a team in which you don't have confidence, regardless of their trident skills.
So be aggressive and go get your guys.
Obviously do so with prudence, paying attention to reality and not agnostic to cost. But don't just select the player at the top of the draft board because some group of experts say you're supposed to.
For me, when looking at the 2017 season, these are the "must have" players for my fantasy roster.