The knucklehead factor always seems to find its
way into professional sports and by default forces fantasy owners to deal with
their guy's issues. Now I am certain that when Marshawn Lynch is being given a
field sobriety test he is not thinking about his fantasy status.
This past weekend two more NFL players worthy of fantasy roster spots were placed in their respective jail cells. Dez Bryant was arrested for assaulting his mother by slapping her across the face with a baseball cap and pulling her shirt and hair. Lynch adds DUI to his laundry list of run-ins with the law and is likely to find a suspension in his NFL future.
It got me to thinking. I could probably put together a pretty decent fantasy football team with all the arrests that have taken place since the beginning of last season.
RB's- Whether he is guilty of anything or not, Adrian Peterson was booked into a jail, so I am counting it and selecting him with the first pick for team "Lockdown".
I'll take Knowshon Moreno with my second selection. Moreno was arrested back in February on suspicion of DUI. Moreno was pulled over for driving 70 in a 45-mph zone. Keep the speed on the field Knowshon…
My final running back that will play my flex position is Lions runner Mikel Leshoure who was arrested not once, but twice for marijuana possession in a month. Talk about consistency. What is even better is that the second time he reportedly tried to eat the evidence to avoid more issues. That dude is hardcore!
WR's- I'll go with two guys who know how to hold their liquor in rookie Justin Blackmon and Oakland speedster Darrius Heyward-Bey. Both were arrested for DUI.
You know the old saying go big or go home? That is the direction I am going with my final two receivers. I know Jerome Simpson will be out for the first three weeks for Minnesota, but the fact he had a package containing 2.5 pounds of pot sent to his house took Sam Cassell type rocks. I'm also holding a roster spot for Sam Hurd who was arrested on federal drug charges by undercover agents for allegedly trying to buy large amounts of cocaine and marijuana with the intent to distribute.
QB- I'm 100% stuck here as the only quarterback to be arrested in the past year was Rhett Bomar when he was arrested and charged with drunken driving in Mankato during Vikings training camp. Leshoure seems to be able to do multiple things at once, so I'll probably install a wildcat offense and have him drive.
K- Matt Prater is my guy. The Denver kicker was arrested on suspicion of DUI and leaving the scene of an accident after his Chevy Trailblazer backed into an unoccupied car. As long as he kicks straight, I have zero issues with the guy.
D/ST- The Lions are the big winner here. With Aaron Berry and Nick Fairley both on blotters across the country, I believe the roar has been restored.