This week was particularly tough for some. We’d been using bye weeks for some players after a last minute change in the rules to start the season. We found a way to fix this and it was updated for this week. Well, through updating, the previous players to get bye weeks were forced to face each other and retroactive wins and losses were applied. Personally, while I was pleased with my second win of the season, I also got a third loss. No me gusta.
The league is open, so if you want to take a look at the standings and the specifics, please do so here. Let’s look at this week’s insanity:
Replacement Officials vs. D’s Nuts (86-56)
Tough loss for D’s Nuts (who also picked a loss up off of byes). Especially tough when you consider that Officials (i.e. myself) left in Peyton Hillis for some reason. Honestly, I have no idea why. D’s only player to score significant points at all was the Bears D/ST who had a billion interceptions. No one else got more than a handful. The fantasy gods seemed to smile upon me, however, returning top picks Aaron Rodgers and Wes Welker to form.
MEXtra Points vs. Dirty Birds (130-125)
GAME OF THE WEEK
Look at those scores. What the hell is that? These were two 1-3 teams coming into this week. There were very few weak points on either team here. MEXtra was led by Brees’, Ahmad Bradshaw’s and Reggie Wayne’s insane blowup performances. While Birds was left heartbroken after he played Marques Colston who had three TD passes. Painful loss.
Virginia Beach Cornhawks vs. Team Pymps (77-58)
PILLOWFIGHT OF THE WEEK
Not getting any easier for Pymps, as they continue to lose at any costs. Cornhawks didn’t have the best showing this week, what with Jimmy Graham going down in the Saints game. But there were still constants like Matt Ryan and LeSean McCoy to tow the line. Pymps only had two players that weren’t completely terrible, in Robert Meachem and Jermaine Gresham.
Show me your TD’s vs. Rollin’ Up Blounts (121-73)
One player consistently puts up a ton of points. That’s TD’s. This is the best team and still early favorite for the championship. Arian Foster, D-Thomas, McGahee, Tony Gonzalez, Texans D/ST and now throw in Alex Smith at QB. This team is going to be tough to get past. Blounts just doesn’t have the power. There’s some decent players in Schaub, Charles, Julio Jones and Beast Mode, but just not enough force to win this week.
Team leftcoastbias vs. Blue Bengals (85-55)
Another blowout this week. Bengals had four players (I repeat . . . four players!!) that didn’t get one point. None on byes. All playing this week. Most notably? CJ2K. I gotta say, he’s droppable at this point, right? I feel bad for Bengals now, because CJ is the worst fantasy player this year, by far. leftcoast plugged in Ponder, who ended up being the strongest player for him this week after the triumphant (real) return of Ryan Matthews to being not horrible.
Steeler Virginity vs. Monstah Lobstah (64-70)
Ouch all around here. Low numbers for these two. Lobstah is lucky to have Percy Harvin, otherwise they’d have another loss. Funnily enough, both of these teams lost RBs to season ending injuries with Cedric Benson and Ryan Williams, respectively. Both of these teams were ravaged by bye weeks and should bounce back after this catastrophe.
Cromartie Kidz vs. Lincoln Cowfish (71-79)
Here was another close one. Lincoln Cowfish, believe it or not, is the last remaining undefeated team left. Kidz left V-Jax in even though he was on bye. This game could’ve turned out differently. Especially considering that Cowfish’s team is led by Cam Newton who had a down week. He won on the backs of Cruuuuuuuuuz and Stevan Ridley, though.
Highest scoring team: Show me your TDs
Lowest scoring team: Blue Bengals
Highest scoring rusher: Arian Foster (Show me your TDs) — 22 points
Highest scoring passer: TIE Alex Smith (Show me your TDs) and Drew Brees (MEXtra Pointz) — 28 points
Worst play this week: DeAngelo Williams (D’s Nuts) — -2 points
Average team score: 82.1 points