"Wait..didn't he say the blog was cancelled for the foreseeable future?" "It's just him blowing hot air after a shitty loss as usual". Well..yes and yes, though I had fully intended to take a week of from the blog, because let's face..reliving yet another kick in the dick loss like had again in Week 2 was just something I really didn't want to do. You got understand how frustrating it is to lose how I lose and how much losing I've done in the last couple of years. Put it this way out of my last 25 fantasy football games, I've now lost 18 of them. Someone like me, who takes this shit way too seriously, just can't handle this kind of ridiculousness. So what happened? Last night, when my Dad pulled off a miracle of his own win, the first thing he told me was...."you better praise me in your blog this week!" And there it was....tugging at the heartstrings. This ol' softee couldn't tell his Dad "THERE IS NO BLOG THIS WEEK". I didn't wanna take away his moment nor ruin it...so I decided to pull up my big boy pants suck up another vomit inducing loss and plow on and do the blog for the old man. Here's this week's results.
BigBadBob (1-1) 108.52
Channel 4 News Team (1-1) 107.90
Remember when I used to call Dad the "Houdini of Fantasy Football" because he just found ways to win? Well...this was definitely a throwback to that as SOMEHOW Dad overcame a mediocre Thursday night start and beat a really good Albert team. This a very hard earned win and Albert gave Dad all he had. Albert didn't suck..he played pretty well (3rd most points in the week) and Dad still picked up the win. The biggest game winning move? Dad picking up JERMAINE KEARSE of all people and plugging him in. Kearse was AMAZING with 64 yards and 2 TD's. Thanks to him, Devante Adams, Devonta Freeman, and Aaron Rodgers (hey it doesn't matter how he got the points, he sucked in real life, but garbage time he came through) Dad was able to pull of the early season upset..by .6 of a point. Albert now knows how I feel as all he needed was like 5 points from Golden Tate to get the W...and he couldn't get it. Even with getting a OUT OF THIS WORLD 20 point performance by Jason Witten along with 26 from Ty Montgomery and good games from Derek Carr and Carlos Hyde, it wasn't enough for Albert to get the win. His receivers came up big time small...out of Amari Cooper, Golden Tate, and Stefon Diggs (playing with no Sam Bradford) Cooper had the most points with 5.4. Add a bad LeSean McCoy game and it was amazing Albert was able to put up 107.9 points despite all of that and almost win. His team is still dangerous, and I'm not worried in the least about his team. They didn't underperform as a whole..they just simply lost to the better team this week..and that better team was Dad. Great win for Dad, who also had a couple bad plays in Eifert and Crowell. Hopefully Crowell can finally bounce back from a dreadful start to the season. Dad takes on Eugene next week, while Albert looks to get back on track against Ryan.
Devonta Freeman (BigBadBob)
84 Rushing Yards, 2 Rushing TD's, 2 Receptions, 16 Receiving Yards, 23 Points
BABY CARROTS (2-0) 96.22
Catch My Javelin (0-2) 91.86
Welp..gotta talk about it. Look neither team was outstanding, but once again I was on pace to win and had technically won my matchup for about 2 seconds when Randall Cobb scored a TD in the 3rd quarter before it was called back and he not only didn't do anything else, he ended up getting hurt and I once again lose by less than 5 points. That's two losses by a combined margin of less than 5 points. Looks like the same shit different year for me. I'm not going to dwell on it much but let's just say, if this is how this season is going to go AGAIN...I really wish I wasn't talked back into keeping this league alive. Jordan Howard was what I thought he was..overrated C.J. Anderson/Montee Ball type and of course I draft him and he proves me right. He didn't even get me a point plus he got hurt. Jordan Reed? Yep..got hurt. Mike Evans had a pretty nice game but it could've been better had the Bucs not finished the Bears off by halftime. I even got a vintage Alshon Jeffrey performance for nothing. My running backs are going to kill me and I already traded my only commodity in Derrick Henry because I can't afford to wait until he officially takes of the starting job for Murray. For Drew...I TOLD YOUUUUUU his team was going to be good. Todd Gurley looks like the Gurley of 2015, Emmanuel Sanders totally killed the Cowboys (surprise surprise, I love when I need the Cowboys D to suck LAST WEEK, they didn't and bottled up Brandon Marshall, but this week when I need them to be DECENT, they like Emmanuel Sanders do whatever the FUCK he wanted). I'd be a tad concerned if I was Drew about Cam Newton. He's looked AWFUL the first two games. If Drew's going to be a legit title contender, he needs way better production from that QB position. Drew's got a good shot at staying undefeated as he takes on Mike's winless team next week, while I take on Matt's team in what already feels like a must win.
Todd Gurley (BABY CARROTS)
88 Rushing Yards, 1 Rushing TD, 3 Receptions, 48 Receiving Yards, 1 Receiving TD, 25.10 Points
Hoosier Daddy (2-0) 82.46
Woe Is You (0-2) 66.48
Another ugly win for Ryan, but a win's a win. His team honestly hasn't been impressive, he has by far the least points of the undefeated teams left, he's just been lucky in his matchups. Michael Crabtree is really the only one worth talking about as he had 6 receptions for 80 yards and 3 scores. Leonard Fournette added a TD but had a pretty mediocre game. For Mike..ugh..it's just brutal. He just can't put up points. Kareem Hunt was his lone bright spot as he had 81 yards and 2 scores but he lost Greg Olsen to a broken foot, his QB situation is shaky, and Odell Beckham is still coming back from an injury. I'd be very worried if I was Mike. It's not going to get easier as he plays Drew next, while Ryan has a true test as he takes on Albert next week.
Michael Crabtree (Hoosier Daddy)
6 Receptions, 80 Receiving Yards, 3 Receiving TD's, 29 Points
Light's Broken Bots (1-1) 95.78
SCLSU MudDogs (0-2) 74.34
Well...this is not the start our defending champion was hoping for. Two straight weeks of bad scoring and an 0-2 start. Now Alex says the first four weeks of the season don't matter much (and I wanna believe him so bad because I'm in the same boat as him) but it's still not good to not only drop your first 2 games, but to drop them without being competitive in the least. For Matt..at least he got a taste of what it could be like with his team performing at a high level (even though his running backs are still pretty dreadful and Jordy Nelson got hurt). We all knew Tom Brady was going to be "Angry Tom" and he sure was putting up nearly 34 fantasy points. Dez scored a TD, and last week Martavis Bryant was a miss, this week he was a hit with 91 yards and a score. Tevin Coleman added a TD too. For Alex, Le'Veon Bell's slow start is costing him big time. He didn't do much of note this week and he needs to ramp it up if Alex is going to rebound from this start. Also, those receivers are so bad. Yes Chris Hogan did good this week, but can that be consistent? He barely got over 10 points from Fitz/Watkins/Gabriel. Add that Jimmy Graham looks like crap and there are some serious concerns on this team. It's still early and if Le'veon turns into Le'Veon well then, we could be singing a whole different tune in a couple of weeks..if he doesn't though..the curse of the champion not making the playoffs the year after might continue for another season. Alex will look to get win #1 against Kenny's undefeated squad, while Matt gets another cake matchup with my struggling team.
Tom Brady (Light's Broken Bots)
447 Passing Yards, 3 Passing TD's, 33.78 Points
Rocket Man (1-1) 111.38
No Soup For You (1-1) 78.48
Yeah..Leland misses David Johnson. This had the beginnings of a blowout after Leland's mediocre start Thursday with Lamar Miller and A.J. Green. He really never recovered after that. Keenan Allen continues to be a pleasant surprise, but Michael Thomas hasn't been that elite receiver that made Leland keep him (still early) along with Lamar Miller and A.J. Green's slow start, just hasn't been a recipe for success. Matt Ryan didn't have to do much and there's really nothing else to talk about on Leland's side. He doesn't really have a solid replacement for DJ (Alvin Kamara might have the most upside but even he's a shaky play at this point) and it's showing. He really needs Joe Mixon to take over that backfield sooner than later. For Eugene, a nice bounceback win from a disappointing Week 1. He was the leading point scorer this week with his big guns doing what they should do. Julio Jones, Melvin Gordon, and Gronk all had great games but it was C.J. Anderson who led the way and OBLITERATED the Cowboys (again surprise surprise) with nearly 29 points. Obviously Anderson won't do that every week, but it definitely leads to some confidence in starting him as a RB2. Eugene will look to build of this momentum against my Dad next week while Leland takes on Marc next week.
C.J. Anderson (Rocket Man)
118 Rushing Yards, 1 Rushing TD, 3 Receptions, 36 Receiving Yards, 1 Receiving TD, 28.9 Points
Easy Beasley (2-0) 101.54
Shock The Monkey (1-1) 72.12
Welllll look's who's first place. Kenny easily dispatches Marc's team and thanks to my dad taking out Albert, Kenny's 1st place out of the 3 undefeated teams left because of his points. Kenny's team has been very impressive to start the season. He won without Jay Ajayi and Jarvis Landry last week, got them back and they were great both scoring 13.6 points a piece. Travis Kelce had a great game with 8 for 103 and a score (and actually led Kenny's team in scoring) while Jeremy Maclin added a TD. The scary thing is, Kenny is showing he can with less than ideal conditions. Last week it was no Ajayi/Landry, this week it was a terrible Antonio Brown game (not even 10 points) and his 2nd round pick, Christian McCaffrey has been pretty disappointing, especially considering how other rookie running backs drafted around the same place are doing. McCaffrey is worrisome, if the Panthers offense doesn't get it together, that might end up being a bust of a pick, but for now Kenny can enjoy the ride and the #1 seed for at least a few days. For Marc, he's lucky he won last week because that's two straight low relatively low scoring weeks. DeMarco Murray is looking done, but the silver lining is Marc made a trade with me (because you know desperate me) and got Derrick Henry and Randall Cobb for Doug Baldwin who's been pretty disappointing as well. Russell Wilson has been AWFUL and Brandin Cooks is in an offense where there are just too many mouths to feed (he'll have his good games, but he'll also have games like this week, where the targets are just now there). Tyreek Hill was also shut down this week. I still think this team will be fine in the long run, if Murray busts, he now has Derrick Henry to pick the pieces up, and Russell Wilson will turn it around. Marc takes on Leland next week, while Kenny puts his undefeated start on the line against last year's champion, Alex.
Travis Kelce (Easy Beasley)
8 Receptions, 103 Receiving Yards, 1 Receiving TD, 20.3 Points