WEEK 3 UPDATE!!
Hi folks, here’s the week 3 update! I’m making this one shorter than usual so you can get back to watching the week 4 games.
Harbaughlls Deep v. Foster the People
67.87 - 91.72
Foster goes deep over Harbaughlls, actually getting a good game from Newton. Of course, the only other players to go into double digits for Foster were Nelson (only barely) and Prater, so things aren’t peachy, but a win’s a win. Harbaughlls had great games from the running backs, but when your QB is outscored by 25 and only 2 of your players are in double digits, you’re in trouble. Harbaughlls drops to 2-1 and 6th, Foster picks up his first win and is in 10th.
Simon’s Team v. Wait… what?
83.71 - 98.25
Simon falls to Anita in this expansion team matchup. It was an even matchup with both teams
not setting their lineup gambling on players that weren’t quite ready, but Wait… came out on top. Brees was dominant and Peterson shined. Tate and Bryant chipped in too. Jamaal Charles ran all over Philly and Chicago scored a bunch against PIttsburg, but Finley was shut out and Ryan couldn’t make up the deficit. Wait… is now 2-1 and up to 5th, while Simon falls to 1-2 and 9th place.
Third Down Punters v. Ayoba
83.75 - 113.47
The Punters fall to Ayoba in a not very close game. Antonio Brown scored a whole gob of points, with Decker and Forte and Green Bay also scoring big. Romo and Cincy showed up for the Punters, but most of the rest of the team was kind of stinky. The Punters fall to 0-3 and last place while Ayoba moves on up to 2-1 and 4th.
Concussion 4 Russian v. YOU SHALL NOT PASS!!
91.72 - 87.91
Concussion squeaks out the victory in what was the close game of the week. PASS attempted a comeback on Monday Night but fell short. No one player stood out for either team, though Lynch, Sproles, Foster and Edelman were all disappointing. It was supposed to be a high scoring affair (projected totals of 111 to 100), but was kind of a dud. Pierce has been looking good in replacement of Rice though. And somehow Gates keeps scoring. Concussion is up to 2-1 and in 3rd, while PASS slides to 1-2 and 7th.
Rafi Bombs v. ColDukeLacrosse
91.71 - 107.93
Interesting note: Rafi scored the most points amongst losing teams, but scored less than every winning team. This was one of the rare weeks where the 6 highest scoring teams all outscored the 6 losing teams. But it was close. Two teams scored 91.72, only .01 more than Rafi. Rafi had damn fine games from Jordan Cameron and Russell Wilson, but no one else stepped up. Rafi still had a 30 point lead heading into Monday night, but Manning and Welker quickly made short work of that. ColDuke improves to 3-0 and is in 1st; Rafi is at 1-2 and in 8th.
I Hate Brady v. Chicken Bo Jangles
116.74 - 60.57
And with our Big Game of the Week and our Crap Game of the Week, and also our Blowout of the Week, I Hate Brady completely demolished Bo Jangles. Bo Jangles got some points from Brady and Morris, but 3 positions combined for 1.27 points and the bottom 5 positions only had 10.5 points. That’s not a winning combo. Brady had a huge game from Murray and Stafford did well too. V-Jax and Davis weren’t good, but it was enough for 116 points and a 56 point margin of victory. Brady is at 2-1 and in second; Bo Jangles slips to 1-2 and 11th.
Girthy Player of the Week: Drew Brees. The Third QB to win the award, Brees really showed his stuff in passing all over Arizona. He had 342 yards in the air for 3 TDs (1 INT), but also scrambled for 21 yards and another TD. His complete performance earned him 32.78 points. (HMs: Newton, Antontio Brown)
Goat of the Week: Arian Foster. He wasn’t shut out, with 5.77 points, but his poor performance cost PASS the win, and only helped his real team to 9 points. At this point, Ben Tate actually looks like the better RB. The stat I heard this past week was that Ben Tate is averaging more yards after contact than Foster is averaging on his entire runs. Ouch. For a guy touted as still a first round fantasy pick, Foster has sure been a disappointment. (HM: Kaepernick)
Bench Team of the Week: Solely by virtue of pure points scored, ColDuke gets it. The early pickup of Kansas City got a ton of points, plus Dalton, Jackson, and Shorts did pretty well. Could have gotten ColDuke into the 120’s at least, with a perfect lineup, but it’s surprising that most of those points on the bench wouldn’t have actually improved him that much.
Again, I’m inviting anyone who can come to my place to watch the Hawks take on the Titans at 1pm on Oct 13 (Week 6). Text me if you are interested.
Also, please pay me when you can. If you’re not paid by the end of Week 6, I’m locking your roster so you cannot make any transactions.
AS A REMINDER, teams are limited in the number of transactions they can make, to 32 for the season. Please keep that in mind when adjusting your lineups. Also your $100 waiver budget. Don’t spend it all at once!
Good luck this week.