I know I know, no one REALLY cares about the disappointments of someone else's fantasy team, but it's the middle of the night and this will be cathartic. Hopefully this thread can be a similar outlet for others, even though probably no one will read other people's long-winded rants.
After a so-so draft and a lot of trade/waiver activity, I ended up coming down the stretch with this team in a 12-team league with relatively standard ESPN scoring and modest money on the line.
*Wes Welker or Bryce Brown down the stretch for flex. At DST I drafted the 49ers and managed to acquire the Broncos for my playoff run.
I finished the regular season 10-4, first in standings, and first in points, averaging 110 per game (118 per game weeks 5-14).
As you all know, Brees, Martin, Charles, Vincent, and Graham entered week 15 with dream match-ups. Megatron had a middling match-up with a decent Cardinals pass D. I started Bryce Brown over Welker (only cost me 1 point it turned out) and the Broncos over the 49ers (gained me 1 point).
Brees emerges from a puzzling 7-game fantasy slump to have a huge day, and what happens to the rest of my dream team with their cushy match-ups? The rest of my roster COMBINES to add 56.9 to Brees's 32.3. My 89.2 is my lowest since week 3. My opponent puts up 116.9 (lower than my 118 "average") relying on middling skill players (at least in the 2012 fantasy world) Matt Forte, Green-Ellis, Steven Jackson, Eric Decker, Steve Smith, and Owen Daniels. Ironically, while my QB experienced a wake-up performance, my opponent only got 19.9 from Cam Newton who had averaged a sickening 38.8 in weeks 12-14.
C'est la vie.