Going into every week of the fantasy football season, managers are always wondering which players to pick up and add to their team. Many experts recommended guys like Kirk Cousins from the Washington Redskins to be added. He did a great job and probably helped out many owners in getting to their league championship game.
There was one quarterback that no one probably picked up or decided to start and that player was Matt Cassel.
Now I know many of you are wondering why I would say that LeSean McCoy owners are blaming Matt Cassel for their season ending. That is simple, because he did!
No one thought that the banged up Minnesota Vikings had any chance to put up any points against the red-hot Philadelphia Eagles. With the Vikings missing Pro-Bowl running back Adrian Peterson and starting quarterback Christian Ponder, no one thought that they could put up the points. Because of this, McCoy was in line to have a huge game for his fantasy owners in this week before the fantasy football championship round.
As the saying goes, “that’s why they play the game.” This was never truer than in Week 15 of the fantasy football playoffs. Because Matt Cassel put up 382 yards and two touchdowns in the air as well as adding 19 yards and a touchdown rushing, this caused the Eagles to rethink their game plan. This took Shady McCoy out of many plays and caused the Eagles to have to lean on Nick Foles. That is never a good think of an owner who needs a featured back to have a good week.
When it came down to crunch time for many fantasy football owners who banked on McCoy this week, it wasn’t the weather that could stop him, but it was the arm and legs of Matt Cassel that did the job. It’s a tough way to have your season end and if you own McCoy, blame it on Cassel!