My, how things change in one week….
One week you’re 174 and above, the next, you’re barely clearing 100, hoping not to get blown out.
I swear this league mirrors real life sometimes.
You have those Cowboys/Ravens type teams that got out to hot starts fall back to the middle of the pack. You’ve got some Chiefs/Saints type teams that have talent on paper but have underachieved in the standings. And then you have those San Francisco/Houston Texan type teams that have taken care of their early opponents and look to build on a good start.
Let’s get this started with the posthumous Whitney Houston Award, sponsored by Arista Records and the year 1987
And the winner is: On 3..Ready Break.
Where do broken hearts go after a week like this?
EasyBreesyBeautiful had a decent week from her starters but a few bumps in the road made things interesting. The Oakland defense laid down like yoga mats for Reggie Bush and Miami Sound Machine, giving her -3 points. Fred Davis got knocked out by a CB who weighs half the amount of pounds he does with a concussion, giving up 3 points. That equals a zero. And then you toss in Randy Moss on Sunday night who offered up 2 points on one catch for 14 yards. Those are not starting numbers in any format.
Even with On 3 leading the matchup going into the Sunday night DET/SF game, EasyBreesy had Pettigrew and Moss going, so one could assume an 11 point lead would easily be overcome with those two. Not so fast, not so fast! The way San Fran had Detroit bottled up you would’ve thought they were model ships or grasshoppers in mason jars. Pettigew had 1 catch, Moss had 1 catch and the 4th quarter was tick ticking away.
So of course I’m watching the game and StatTracker thinking it’s getting late but the Lions get a decent chunk of garbage time very late in the game. Pettigrew catches a meaningless pass for 5 yards during the no huddle phase. Bam. 1 point. Then Stafford tries to spread the ball around to anybody and everybody else on that team. Scheffler, Megatron, backup RBs, Burleson…the WHOLE squad got a shot but on 3rd and goal from the 8 yard line, Stafford hikes the ball and damn near caves in Pettigrew’s chest with a cannon shot in between 2 San Fran defenders.
The catch, the exact yardage and the touchdown gave EasyBreesy the win and keeps her out of the winless grouping. There’s still plenty of season ahead but starting off 0-2 isn’t advisable, considering the monster squads a lot of teams have in this league.
The rest of the matchups this week…
Kansas City Shuffle 164 – (4WR/2B) vs. LXG 131 –(3RB/2 TE)
I was down 12 going into Monday night but with Matt Ryan, Julio Jones and the ATL kicker going against Jacob Tamme…I felt confident I’d do alright. Julio tried to lay an egg but Matt propped up the rest of the team. Brady underperformed as did Tamme and Jamaal Charles for LXG. Cop Speed got me single digits as did Julio Jones but no worries, I got that dub…
Side note. I mentioned getting the upper hand in our matchup last week. Glad to see that happened. Next time it won’t be so close…
Absolute Chaos 163 – (Standard) vs. X-Men 158 – (4WR/2RB)
This one was interesting. Chaos was down 10 going into Monday’s matchup but Roddy White blew the eff up and Eric Decker lets a few of Mumble aka Peyton Manning aka Happy Feet’s passes slip through his grasp.
Can’t do anything about the Larry Fitzgerald 1 or the Aaron Hernandez 0 due to injury and you got 158 pts but X-Men just got trumped by a better overall day from his opponent. Michael Bush could’ve been a boneheaded play if not for your TE produce (BLACK UNICORN!!), Philip Rivers getting his through the air and Frank Gore not being washed up.
18-1 141 – (3RB/3WR) vs Suicide Kings 106 – (5WR)
This matchup gradually got worse as the week went along. Thursday’s Bears/Packers matchup got Matt Forte an ankle sprain and dropped touchdowns from Brandon Marshall. Disappointing start. As Sunday;s games started and concluded, there were MANY underperforming guys on his side. it By the end of business on Sunday night. Suicide only had 66 points.
Suicide would’ve needed monster nights on Monday and that just didn’t happen.
18-1 had his fair share of letdowns as well with Ahmad Bradshaw breaking up like bad cellphone service, James Jones being James Jones and single digits from 5 of his starters but his horses got him the W. Nicks led the charge with an outstanding game statistically…
Dawg Pound Warriors 154 – (3RB/3WR) vs. Curb Your Enthusiasm 107 –(4WR/2RB)
And last but not least. Curb Your Enthusiams’s enthusiasm was curbed by subpar performances up and down the lineup. DJax was admirable in his performance but the team got off to a bit of a slow start that prior Thursday game. Green Bay was a little off on offense and it reflected in the scores. The rest of his guys took a fresh nap the remainder of the weekend.
Dawg Pound had big production from his skill positions helping to mask his subpar QB and below average returns from a couple of RBs. Dwayne Bowe ,especially, got busy in garbage time to make it happen.
So Week 2 is in the book. 3 teams are undefeated, 3 teams are winless and the rest are in the middle of this fantasy sandwich… Week 3 should be interesting. Records here aren’t indicative of anything definite BUT considering bye week season starts in Week 4, some interesting situations may arise. Will there be a 3-0 team? Will there be an 0-3 team? Drastic moves on one manager’s part? Who knows! Only time will tell.
And with that, we reach the end of another blog post, full of wit, mirth and humorous tidbits. Let’s keep the competition fierce, the waiver wire pickups plentiful and the trade offers fair and equal, unless someone out there offers you a beaut that you just can’t pass up!
Until next week, folks!