Contrary to popular belief, fantasy football is not a science. It can be dissected and experimented upon, but it cannot be predicted, nor can it be a pure form of enjoyment, largely due to repeated run-ins with agonizing playcalling and bizarre goal-line packages. Every week, fantasy owners throw their pitiful arms into the air as if the world revolves around them and their 15 member squad and HOW DARE MIKE TOMLIN YANK LE’VEON BELL FOR LEGARRETTE BLOUNT IN THE RED ZONE!

Just about every owner is convinced they were deceived and screwed, but only a couple truly did receive the unforgiving hammer of frustration. Each week we will gander at a couple fantasy teams that did get “screwed” (actually they were just unlucky, but we’ll graze their ego a tad), starting with an unfortunate turn of events in Atlanta and a pathetic use of a stud in Kansas City:


Owners of Marques Colston/Opponents of Matt Bryant

Falcons kicker Matt Bryant appeared headed toward an adequate 8-point Week 1 with one FG and four PATs as the Falcons-Saints were closing out a high-scoring affair. Unfortunately for owners facing him on Sunday and starting Marques Colston in the same game, the minutes that followed were catastrophic.

Following a 51-yard laser from Bryant as time expired to send the game to OT, Colston set owners back even further:


After the 2-point loss, in most scoring formats, the Falcons turned right around and gave Bryant an opportunity for the final blow to a dramatic 12-point (2 50-plus yard FG = 10 points, fumble lost = -2 points) swing for Colston owners-Bryant opponents. Those five minutes were a brutal and emotionally-draining blow, especially in Week 1.


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