You expect NFL players to select themselves in their own fantasy drafts, to have confidence in your own ability is vital as a player and you can therefore rely on yourself, however New York Giants tight end Larry Donnell made a huge fantasy blunder last week.
Tough managerial decisions
Donnell had a very tough decision involving his line-up prior to the week four meeting with the Washington Redskins, he was faced with the unenviable task of telling himself that he'd been benched from his own fantasy team.
It was a big decision that he would soon come to regret, the tight end would eventually choose Vernon Davis to play the position in his team, over himself.
Starting the All-pro tight end must have come out of respect but the performance from Davis did not validate the decision, the 49er would come out of the game early between San Francisco and Philadelphia with a back injury, compiling only two catches for eight yards.
Donnell's big game
Donnell would make big headlines in the Thursday night match-up between the New York Giants and the Washington Redskins on prime time television, quarterback Eli Manning was in inspired form and Donnell caught three touchdowns in the convincing win.
The Giants romped to a 45-14 win on Washington's home turf and Donnell was the standout performer, he finished with seven catches for 54 yards along with three scores.
The only bad news for the 25-year-old was his omission from his own fantasy team, his squad would lose out by 15 points in their weekly contest, a total he would have surpassed had he not benched himself.
Donnell told 'The Record' after practice on Wednesday: "Would've won if I played me, During the game, I'm like, 'Really?' That's the honest truth."
There is no doubt that the young tight end will not be making the same mistake twice, he has faith in his own ability, he said: ""Oh yeah, I'm in there."
The Giants have finally found a solution at the tight end position with the addition of 6ft 6inch Donnell to the starting line-up, they are expecting a bright future for the talented player.
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