If you've ever seen me in person, you will know I am not a picky eater.
In fact, a clerk at my local post office told my wife that I look more pregnant than she does. The comment depressed me so much I went out and ate a 12-inch pizza myself.
I love seafood. I see food and I eat it. Stick around I have more second grade jokes on the way.
The newsroom has learned of my secret (or not so secret now) stash of food available in my drawer.
Clearly, Randy Moss is a little bit more picky about what he eats.
According to Yahoo! Sports, last Friday at a post practice meal, Moss expressed his displeasure with the food choices catered by a local restaurant. In so many words, it was "What is this junk? Who ordered it? I wouldn't feed this to my dog!" Only one of those three sentences is verbatim.
The restaurant owner confirmed the incident.
"If [Brett] Favre would have had a ball, he would have beaned him right in the head. Favre looked at him like, 'Are you kidding me?'" restaurant owner Gus Tinucci said to the St. Paul Pioneer Press.
I think the most shocking thing about that statement was not what Moss said but that Tinucci thought Favre would be able to hit Moss in the head. He hasn't exactly been a bastion of accuracy this year.
Moss has never been short of being quotable in his career. During his last stint with the Vikings, when asked how he pays his fines and he replied, "Straight cash homey."
Unlike previous seasons, Moss has been anything but straight cash homey when it has come to performances that have paid dividends for your team. Moss owners have reason to ask him similar questions about his fantasy performances as he has asked about the quality of the food he was being offered to eat.
He is ranked 37th among all wide receivers this season after coming into the year as the second-rated fantasy WR. Maybe Vikings coach Brad Childress had him on his own fantasy team and was tired of his painfully average performances every week. Or maybe he felt that's not the way you talk to a local business owner after they catered your event. Or maybe Childress felt you don't talk about your former teammates and gush to the media how it's the best team you ever played for.
Whatever it was, a third-round pick and four weeks later, Moss is no longer a Viking after Minnesota waived him Tuesday.
What you should not do is follow the Vikings lead. You should instead follow the lead of the Tennessee Titans, who were the only NFL team to claim the still physically gifted receiver.
Moss still has as much value as he did before and maybe a hair more. He goes to a team with a quarterback that has the highest passer rating in the NFL: Vince Young.
With Kenny Britt out 6-8 weeks, Tennessee was in need of a top receiver. And Moss provides that and his presence will be felt in more than just post practice meals. Former Tiffin University star Nate Washington stands to benefit from Moss being on the field. Look at how Percy Harvin's numbers spiked when Moss came to Minnesota. And like Wes Welker's numbers did when Moss was traded to the Vikings, expect Harvin's numbers to tail back to where they were pre-Moss. Not that he needed a lot of help, but Chris Johnson stands to benefit because teams will not be able to stuff eight in the box and use single coverage on Tennessee's receivers. Johnson has been pretty good this year, but not at the level he was last year, where he just dominated every week.
Pick me, pick me
There are a few other guys to discuss this week that should be among your pickups.
Still unowned in 60 percent of Yahoo! leagues, Tampa Bay running back LeGarrette Blount should be on a team in your league and hopefully yours. As I advised a month ago, Blount was tabbed to be a bigger part of the offense and the Oregon back has come out swinging for the starting job. On Sunday, Blount punched the Arizona defense with 120 yards rushing on 22 carries and two touchdowns. I like Blount better the rest of the season than any choice you may have between the backs in Arizona, Buffalo, Dallas or even Carolina for that matter.
In a week where many of the worst defenses are on bye week (Jags, Broncos, Redskins, 49ers) and you don't have a top quarterback like an Aaron Rodgers or Phillip Rivers (who have great matchups this week), taking a risk on a guy like Michael Vick is good call. I'm skeptical of guys coming off injury before starting them. Philly plays the Colts this week and Indy is one of the better teams against quarterbacks in terms of fantasy. However, Vick is not your normal quarterback and Indy struggles against the run, so I like Vick this week against Indy.
The Lions always are a good defense to start a running back against and this week is no exception. I like LaDainian Tomlinson and Shonn Greene this week, even if Greene has not lived up to expectations this year. The Jets have said they want to scale back Tomlinson's work a bit to make sure he can perform at a high level the whole season, so maybe this is Greene's week to break out.
Speaking of guys that are doubled up in the name department, Steve Smith of the Panthers finally scored some significant points. However, against the Saints this week, he might be a good sit candidate since he plays a team that has given up by far the fewest fantasy points to wide receivers.
I don't like Jahvid Best or Cedric Benson this week as both of their teams are going up against stingy run defenses in the Jets and Steelers.
Guys I'm not fond of at quarterback are hot hand Ryan Fitzpatrick or Houston's Matt Schaub. Schaub has struggled fantasywise in two of his last three starts, and the Chargers are tough on opposing quarterbacks.
Aaron Korte is The A-T's fantasy sports columnist.