This was a week of close games. For most. As it stands right now, we have three teams tied for first with 6-2 records. We have two teams tied for last with 1-7 records. The other nine are somewhere in the middle. Now were in the stretch. Wins come at a premium . . . but I think we all know who will be in the finals.
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Replacement Officials vs. Steeler Virginity (46 – 71)
Umm . . . oops. For some reason (maybe because I didn’t play him all year), I forgot that I had Hernandez in and didn’t switch him out. I also gambled on playing no D/ST and lost that battle as well. But if you look at my bench, I honestly had no good plays. My team is but a shell of that 138-point scoring machine from a few weeks ago. This is gonna be rough. Virginity takes a win with minimal effort and a middling final score.
MEXtra Pointz vs. Virginia Beach Cornhawks (77 – 82)
GAME OF THE WEEK
This one came down to QB play. Unfortunately for MEXtra, the Broncos defense went to work on Breesy. Cornhawks’ Matt Ryan has been consistent all year and that was the difference maker. He also had Decker and LeSean, so honestly, it’s surprising that there were only 82 total points scored.
D’s Nuts vs. Monstah Lobstah (72 – 83)
Whereas the QBs in the above match scored most of the points, the QBs in this one combined for 15. Lobstah can thank, well, himself for starting the Dolphins defense. They put up an amazing 20 points in their destruction of the Jets’ offense. Add in Percy Harvin and you have a barely-won matchup.
Lincoln Cowfish vs. Blue Bengals (67 – 66)
PILLOWFIGHT OF THE WEEK
Ouch. Blue Bengals cannot catch a break. Yes, this is a 1-7 team. I wonder why. It’s Peyton Manning and then a who’s who of “is that guy playing this week?” Cowfish is lucky to hold onto their win streak with a Cruz and Michael Turner no-show week.
Cromartie Kidz vs. Rollin’ Up Blounts (116 – 69)
BEATDOWN OF THE WEEK
Tom Brady, Trent Richardson or Rob Gronkowski. That’s all you needed this week to get a fantasy win. Kidz has all three. Now look at Blounts’ team. Sam Bradford.
Dirty Birds vs. Team Pymps (92 – 63)
You know it’s bad for Pymps when Romo and D-Moore team up for more than 50% of their total points scored. Dirty Birds was strong all over. Except Phillip Rivers, who played the most pathetic game of 2012.
Show me your TDs vs. Team leftcoastbias (95 – 76)
TDs continues on it’s path of destruction, leaving all fantasy owners in a puddle of shame on the ground in it’s wake. leftcoastbias had Dougie Martin and . . . uhh . . . no one. TDs has the most consistent players in fantasy this year.
Highest scoring team: Cromartie Kidz
Lowest scoring team: Replacement Officials
Highest scoring rusher: Doug Martin (Team leftcoastbias) — 32 points
Highest scoring passer: Tom Brady (Cromartie Kidz) — 28 points
Worst play this week: No DS/T (Replacement Officials) — N/A points
Average team score: 76.8 points