Bad Beats in the Fantasy Football Playoffs, Jim Cramer asks Which is Worse: Blown Out or Lose a Tight Game

Bill Enright

In fantasy football, everyone has a "bad beat" story but some are more heartbreaking than the rest. Jim Cramer, Nick Kostos, and Bill Enright debate if all losses are treated the same,

Losing in Fantasy Football Sucks

Winning is everything. If you hate to lose as much as you love to win, you are in the right place. 

This year I lost when of my fantasy match-ups on the last play of Week 14. I was going against Carson Wentz with a three point lead, he throws a touchdown in overtime and I was immediately eliminated from the playoffs. Losing on the last play of the entire week is what some would consider a "bad beat." 

Bad Beat stories are as popular among fantasy football players as drafting a great sleeper pick. Everyone remembers their "best pick of all time" and everyone remembers their worse lose. 

There is no such thing as a "good loss" and thus all beats are bad beats.

But Jim Cramer and Nick Kostos vehemently (and respectfully) disagree. Nick argues he would rather be wiped out, blown away from the get go, instead of painstakingly waiting through the drama with hope, only to be let down at the last minute. Jim seems to agree, arguing it is much better NOT to have the hope at all then to have a false sense of hope about pulling out a victory.

One thing we can all agree on is losing in fantasy football sucks. We play this great, fun, entertaining game for the entire season and in just a matter of a few days, few hours, or even just a few plays, it all goes away in a matter of seconds. 

Do you have a classic "bad beat" story? Tell us in the comments. 

Jim Cramer may be passionate about fantasy football, but his first love is stocks! For more information on what Jim is buying for his charitable trust portfolio, head over to ActionAlertsPlus.com.

Comments (5)
No. 1-5
DaBearz
DaBearz

Close loss is worse for sure

JBJ1991
JBJ1991

I still rather have hope until the end.

LetsGoEaglesSB52
LetsGoEaglesSB52

Blow out you get over quicker.

FFBChampx2
FFBChampx2

Much rather get blown out.

Jaime Eisner
Jaime Eisner

Editor

Tight loss feels worse in the moment but blow out is more embarrassing.


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