It's a time to be thankful, so this week I'm going to share with our readers the things I'm thankful for right now, with a little fantasy football advice scattered in.
I'm thankful for the game of fantasy football and the way it's made me a more well-rounded fan of the NFL, following all the teams, not just my beloved Detroit Lions.
I'm thankful for Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday and all the deals to be had along with it.
I'm thankful I got Peyton Hillis in Week 1 transactions instead of Brandon Jackson. Like the Browns, Hillis has been the horsepower behind my team.
I'm thankful for turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, ambrosia salad and deviled eggs. Speaking of the devil, I'm pretty sure that's where pumpkin pie comes from.
I'm thankful Brett Favre does not have my cell phone number.
I'm thankful to The Advertiser-Tribune for giving me the chance to write this drivel every week and to cover some of the finest kids and coaches in this area.
I'm thankful to Monday Night Football and one last chance to win a fantasy game each week.
I'm thankful for $1 soda at McDonald's. That's pulled me through a lot of late nights at the A-T.
I'm thankful for Mike Shanahan putting Clinton Portis on IR this week so it helped clear up the running back situation a little bit more. I think Keiland Williams is still the guy you want until Ryan Torain is healthy.
I'm thankful for guys like Jonathan Distel at A.J.'s Heavenly Pizza in Upper Sandusky, who makes a mean pizza sub and is a regular reader and fan of my column.
I'm thankful for the "older" generation of players that continue to make contributions in fantasy football this season: Jon Kitna, LaDainian Tomlinson, Thomas Jones, Terrell Owens and Anquan Boldin.
I'm thankful for football teams like the Mohawk Warriors and Buckeye Central Bucks, who exceed expectations and make the playoffs to give reporters like us a few more weeks of football fun to cover.
I'm thankful Vince Young was put on IR this week for the Titans. He was as useful to the Titans as he was to fantasy owners: not very.
I'm thankful for the Michigan-Ohio State football game every year. Regardless of what team's colors you sport, it's usually a great game every year. These kind of rivalries are what make sports great.
I'm thankful for Mike Goodson, still available in 60 percent of Yahoo! leagues, for showing the Panthers you can rush for 100 yards a game, which is what he has done the last two weeks. With DeAngelo Williams on IR and Jonathan Stewart still concussed, he makes a solid pickup.
I'm thankful for the Upper Sandusky Chamber's Wreath and Tree Auction at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 2, at the Wyandot County Courthouse. There's a lot of beautiful wreaths and trees to be bid on, all benefiting the fireworks fund.
I'm thankful for BenJarvis Green-Ellis facing the Lions today, one of the worst fantasy defenses against running backs.
I'm thankful for Tiffin's Dr. Abner Cordero, who is the most encouraging doctor my wife and I have ever met. We're very excited for Dr. Cordero to be delivering our child in the coming months, another thing we're thankful for.
I'm thankful for kickers and tight ends being a discussion point this year. They're too often overlooked positions in fantasy football. Points are points, regardless of the position they come from.
I'm thankful for Lukas Frey turning me on to "The League" on FX. A funny sitcom about our devotion to this little game called fantasy football.
I'm thankful I'm not starting Michael Vick against the Bears this weekend, unless I don't have a better option. Chicago is toughest in the game against fantasy quarterbacks.
I'm thankful for you, the readers, who give us writers reason to come to work each day and share the stories of our community.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone.
Aaron Korte is The A-T's fantasy football columnist.