Tuesday Morning Relief: Still in the Hunt

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Another week in the books, and we’re one step closer to the playoffs. At 5-4 I’m still in the hunt.

wk 9 results

I had a decent game, but I really got saved by Luck, Stacy, and Allen. The byes and injuries really gave me a down lineup. Currently I’m ranked fifth, just out of the playoff picture, but I have the same record as third and fourth place. I’m just missing out based on my points for total, which is still relatively close.

wk 9 standings

With four weeks left, I’ve really got to rack up points and wins. 7-6 may make it to the playoffs, but I’d like to sittin’ a little prettier than that! My lineup is finally coming together full strength, and despite losing my RB2, RB3, and WR2, I’m expecting my biggest week yet.

my line

Zac Stacy has proven to be a beast, and him and Gore are two of the top scoring backs right now. Keenan Allen resurfaced this week, and I’m expecting big things from him as well. Luck is hanging steady, although I may try and grab a backup this week just for insurance purposes. Thomas &Thomas should do what they always do, barring a setback from J.Thomas’ injury.

All in all, I’ve still got a shot.

*Fingers Crossed*

Week 6 Preview

1344017389_Its_FRIDAY_gagIt’s Friday, foooooooooooo!!!

Lots of headlines this week. In case you missed out, here’s the latest updates on the big names:

AD playing despite the death of his child.

David Wilson may be out for season, Brandon Jacobs may actually have value.

Calvin Johnson’s knee still swollen.

Percy Harvin most likely not ready soon.

Kellen Winslow is a F@#KIN’ SOLDIER!!

Miles Austin to suit up, as well as Andre Johnson.

Fitz still questionable.

Now for the week 6 match ups in the literally Literate FFL (SPOILER ALERT: I’m already losing–what else is new):

3) I Pitta the Fool vs 9) Crawrsenal FC

3) I Pitta the Fool vs 9) Crawrsenal FC

1)[Br]eaking [Br]adshaw vs 2) Cousin Vinny

2) Cousin Vinny vs 1) [Br]eaking [Br]adshaw

4) Trophy Wife vs 7) Dez Dispenser

4) Trophy Wife vs 7) Dez Dispenser

6) The Blair Walsh Project vs 8) Team Reese

6) The Blair Walsh Project vs 8) Team Reese

5) Spacin' Vaders vs 10) Don't Call Me Rodney

5) Spacin’ Vaders vs 10) Don’t Call Me Rodney

Tuesday Morning Relief: The Curse of Stevie Johnson

U mad, bro?

U mad, bro?

Well, I should’ve known. Just as I’ve said time and time again, I hate Stevie Johnson. Oh, how I loathe that man. Every time I seem to have any confidence in him, he screws me. Of course, I, so starstruck and naive in the wisdoms of fantasy sport, would start Johnson over Darren Sproles the week he scores 28 fantasy points.

OF COURSE!!

I can’t be too mad. Trophy Wife woulda beat me anyway, but I definitely coulda improved my point total with the help of Sproles. For his part, Johnson kept together his streak of consecutive games with a catch, by grabbing one of six targets for a loss of a yard.

WOOT WOOT!!

How is he always in this pose?

How is he always in this pose?

Yeah, I was not impressed. But that’s what I get for being cutesy this early in the fantasy season.

I told myself no big moves for the first four weeks, and look what happens to me week four. I just couldn’t be patient for one more week.

Back to the bench with you, Stevie Johnson!

Here’s how this week’s games turned out–lot’s of teams are at 2-2 right now. Power Rankings tomorrow:

wk 4 result 1

wk 4 result 2

wk 4 result 3

wk 4 result 4

wk 4 result 5

Tuesday Morning Relief: From First to Worst

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In the span of one week, I went from being the top point-getter in the league, to last. Oh, fantasy football, how you taunt me. Hunter S. Thompson once wrote, “All energy flows according to the great Magnet. What a fool I was to deny him.”

A Fool indeed.

wk 2 game 1So my production was cut in half. So the running back corps I thought was elite is mostly just diminished. So I barely snuffed out a win with six players scoring less than 5 fantasy points. So what? A W’s a W in my books, but I can’t say I’m not worried. Frank Gore will hopefully get some yardage at some point. And maybe I can figure out this WR rotation I’ve got going on. My bench did better than my starters, but at least I know I’ve rostered the right players. This week I was saved by the 49ers, who completely crapped out on Team Reese. Otherwise, I think she woulda gotten me.

wk 2 game 2Another low-scoring close one was battled out between Crawrsenal FC and the Trophy Wife, with CFC barely edging her out by ten points. CFC got a huge contribution from the Bears D, who scored a touchdown in week 2. Also for the Bears, but on the bench, Martellus Bennett has been making quite the impression in the regular season, despite a very mild preseason with the team. The Trophy Wife, meanwhile, drops to 0-2 in the league, after getting no love from her WR’s. Next up for her is a matchup with Spacin’ Vaders, a tough team to beat so far this year.

wk 2 game 3Don’t Call Me Rodney whooped up on the Dez Dispenser, despite getting no-show 0’s from two players–Aaron Rodgers, Beast Mode, and DeSean Jackson carrying the load. The Dez Dispenser got plenty of help from the law firm of Dez, Calvin, and Olsen, but lacked big numbers in the running game and at QB. The Dez Dispenser falls to 0-2 but has the talent to start a winning streak soon. For DCMR Aaron Rodgers has been absolutely huge this year, along with DeSean Jackson and Randall Cobb.

wk 2 game 4Cousin Vinny’s Escort Service continues to stomp through the competition, once again posting huge numbers en route to their second victory. Adrien Peterson and Reggie Bush failed to produce two weeks in a row, but Cousin Vinny is leading the league in scoring currently and doesn’t look to relinquish the spot anytime soon. Of note in this game for The Blair Walsh Project, Stevan Ridley still fails to produce while Larry Fitzgerald goes down with an injury after a very productive week one.

wk 2 game 5In the Breaking Bradshaw/Spacin’ Vaders matchup this week, Bradshaw ran away at the end for a 28 point victory, behind some really strong WR games. Bradshaw is my next opponent, and so far, his squad looks incredibly tough. With Knowshon Moreno making strides in Denver, I’m not really looking forward to him adding him off his bench. Yikes! Spacin’ Vaders suffers from poor WR performances this week and falls to 1-1 and goes on to play the Trophy Wife in week 3.

Now, with Waiver Wednesday coming up, here’s a look at some of this weeks top available prospects in the Literally literate League:

QB’s:

Matt Schaub, Hou

Phillip Rivers, SD

Jay Cutler, Chi

RB’s:

James Starks, GB

Da’Rel Scott, NYG

Jason Snelling, ATL

WR’s:

Eddie Royal, SD

Marlon Brown, Bal

Doug Baldwin, Sea

TE’s:

Tyler Eifert, Cin

Coby Fleener, Ind

D’s:

Broncos

Vikings

K:

Who cares?