This was maybe the craziest week we’ve had in the league so far this season. Our favorite to win the championship went down. Our last place team finally got a win. And probably most important, my team got a win for the ages.
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Replacement Officials vs. Cromartie Kidz (134-72)
My team, Officials, finally got back to .500 after struggling all season. All thanks to Aaron Rodgers, finally not being terrible fantasy-wise this season. And he put up a single-player record for the season with 38 points. But even without Rodgers, it was a blowout with James Jones, A.J. Green and Wes Welker leading the way. See, I don’t need RBs!! Kidz was just unlucky here, with an injured Trent Richardson, Green Bay’s backup as the #2 and a Chief on the team.
Lincoln Cowfish vs. D’s Nuts (51-57)
PILLOWFIGHT OF THE WEEK
What is this? How do these teams have winning records and barely put up 50 points this week? I’m not making this up, the two kickers made up 15% of the total scores for this matchup. Both defenses scored negative points. Pathetic is an understatement. That said, in looking at this matchup, I think it exposes the fact that in a 14-man league, you have to have some power players that will blow it up every week to win. There just wasn’t anyone like that here this week.
Show me your TDs vs. Virginia Beach Cornhawks (77-97)
And TDs goes down. And doesn’t put up nearly as many points as previous weeks. Cornhawks is one of the best teams in this league and it was on full display this week. Matt Ryan had typically been the highest scorer, but didn’t do much against the Raiders this week. The rest of the Hawks stepped up though. LeSean, Al Morris, Decker and Gates are always dependable, but throwing the Browns’ Josh Gordon in was a fantastic waiver play.
Team Pymps vs. Team leftcoastbias (96-89)
GAME OF THE WEEK
Wow. Pymps gets their first win and it’s against a 4-win team. That is worthy of being bragged about. But the bleeding will continue next week as DeMarco Murray went down to an injury this week. leftcoastbias is still a strong competitor. The fantasy gods just weren’t on their side this time.
Rollin’ Up Blounts vs. Steeler Virginity (47-69)
Alternate pillowfight here. What is this? The only player that got 10 points or more for Blounts was the Falcons defense. Virginity is lucky to even steal a win out of this. Only Andy Dalton at QB and Mike Wallace made a difference.
Blue Bengals vs. Dirty Birds (87-102)
Time to pack it in, Bengals, you’re done here. Birds is lucky that Rivers horrible second half didn’t take his team down this week. There’s very little weakness on that team, otherwise. AP and Spiller are huge assets at RB. Maclin and Roddy are a great WR pair and even Golden Tate gets non-existent TDs.
MEXtra Pointz vs. Monstah Lobstah (98-92)
This was a close one, too. MEXtra was bye week ravaged and forced to start Russell Wilson at QB and Donald Jones (who?) at WR. But thankfully, Shonn Greene had the game of his life and pushed this team to a narrow win over another with few weak spots. Stafford, Run DMC, and Percy just couldn’t get it done this week.
Highest scoring team: Replacement Officials
Lowest scoring team: Lincoln Cowfish
Highest scoring rusher: Shonn Greene (MEXtra Pointz) — 34 points
Highest scoring passer: Aaron Rodgers (Replacement Officials — 38 points
Worst play this week: Colts D/ST (D’s Nuts) — -3 points
Average team score: 83.4 points