Being a true video game fan, and football fan, I steered clear of Peyton Hillis in all my drafts. Why? The madden ‘effing curse, baby!
Peyton Hillis has been a disappointment so far in fantasy football circles, where he was drafted by many as a RB1. Hillis is averaging a full yard per carry less than he did last year–when he leapt out of nowhere to become a fantasy football hero. Hillis is averaging just 3.6 yards a carry and has only two rushing touchdowns on 54 attempts for the year. What makes his situation worse is Montario Hardesty is only getting stronger and more carries as the weeks go by. I see the Browns running back situation as a wolf pack of two going forward. Even with the Cleveland Browns playing the Raiders this weekend–who have been the second most generous defense for opposing fantasy running backs this season–I would not trust Hillis.
With baffling poor choices and mediocre play thus far–save for one stud-like performance in week 2 against the Colts–we get to watch the curse unfold and somewhere Madden is laughing, maniacally.
Update: A reader pointed out in the comments, an ironic twist of fate that I failed to mention in my post. Hillis is straight doomed. Still don’t believe in magic and curses?