A quarter of the way through this fantasy season and we’ve got one hell of a traffic jam in this league. 2 games separate 1st place from last place …..Are we trying to stay in a pack? No one can get too far ahead it seems…
But week 4 offered up some amazing competition. More hearts were broken on Sunday than I can ever remember. It’s going to force me to be a little more creative this week than I think I’ve ever been because we had THREE heartbreaking losses and you already know all three have to get separate awards doled out to them…sigh….and of course I HAD to be one of the recipients….
One can drag their feet for only so long….ugh….let’s get this over with….
ONTO THE BREAKDOWN!
I damn sure won’t be the 1st heartbreak of the day!!
Let’s start with the matchup between Absolute Chaos vs 18-1, shall we? I’ll be handing out the Joanna Levesque award to his team….
….because Martellus and Michael’s production was definitely too little and it came way too late to be of any use to him.
18-1’s team put up a solid 148 points, even with Norv Turner playing foolish games with Ryan Mathews’ playing time and with Greg Jennings having to bow out with a recurrence of the groin injury he must’ve gotten filming all those commercials this offseason….
Even with all that produce, Chaos had 140 points going into Sunday night. With two position players to go, chances were he’d surpass 8 points with ease. I distinctly remember receiving a text with him saying to me how frustrated he was not being up before the Sunday game started and I’m like, “What are you worried about?”
Martellus Bennett proceeds to give him 1 point for some unknown reason (It was a very fluky day for some players!) and Michael Bush barely saw the field on Monday night, scrounging up a measly 3 points because Matt Forte made it back from a sprained ankle….My bad, dawg….Maybe you’ll get ’em next time? There is a rematch on the horizon so maybe you’ll get your revenge then?
Onto my L…
And speaking of L’s, I might as well bestow upon myself the Lauryn Hill Plaque…
because I might win some, but I really lost this week….
I had a feeling I might catch a loss, considering EasyBreesy had Brees, Thomas and Hartley going later in a choice matchup versus that porous GB defense…but I held out hope because I knew I had a horse in that race (Finley) and hoped he’d get enough points to keep me from taking a loss…
My guys did what they could. Ryan had a 40, Jamaal Charles had a 21 and my other receivers chipped in nicely. But Brees was too much man for me on this day, tossing up 51 and getting me an L by the smallest of margins. I could’ve tied if Jamaal Charles didn’t lose 2 fumbles versus San Diego or I could’ve won if Gostkowski didn’t forget how to put the ball through the uprights in that scoring BONANZA IN BUFFALO!!! Seriously, 52 points scored and my kicker misses out on the fun? WTF!!!
And onto our final heartbreaker of the day,
LXG vs. X-Men…
LXG, considering you were done in by garbage time production, I’ll be presenting you with a Garbage Pail Kids laserdisc…
Should definitely add to the movie collection you already have and I know it’ll be a prized possession!
This was one of the more tragic losses, considering you were up with a kicker going, who eventually scored you double digit points (which is usually a good sign!) but X-Men’s recent trade for Jason Witten proved costly. I watched the end of that Bears-Cowboys game and Kyle Orton was looking directly @ Witten the whole final drive. They’d already given Romo the hook after his 5 INTs and there was no run game to speak of, so Jason Garrett sent Orton out there to get some garbage time production. The Bears didn’t care about letting people get catches, so they played soft defense in the secondary. I wondered if there’d be an actual tie here but on Orton’s final pass with :18 seconds to go, he found Witten for the TOUCHDOWN and cost you a much needed win….
Ah yes, there were two other matchups to talk about…relative blowouts considering how close the other three games were…
Suicide Kings (5WR) 194 defeated Curb Your Enthusiasm (5WR) 152 – The way this league is going, 150 points might not be enough to secure a victory on any given week….Curb puts up big numbers across the board but Andre Johnson’s 8, Dennis Pitta’s 0 and Jeremy Maclin’s 1 cost him majorly. Suicide Kings had the mojo working for another week JUST missing out on 200 points…The production on his team is coming from ALL positions. Hell, Boo Boo Benson is looking legit on this team. Must be a sign of the apocalypse..
Dawg Pound Warriors (3WR/3RB) 178 defeated On 3…Ready Break (3WR/3RB) 130 – On 3 got out to a pretty good lead on Thursday with both Joe Flacco and Torrey Smith putting up strong numbers to start the week but Dawg Pound stormed back. Miles Austin on Monday didn’t mean a thing in this matchup. Dwayne Bow continued his mastery of garbage time, Andy Dalton turned in a good performance and even with some disappointing performances in the starting lineup and lost production on the bench, Dawg Pound put On 3 down this week….
Alright folks, week 4 is in the books!
The Commish can’t stay undefeated forever but we’ll get off the schneid next week against a very game opponent….Absolute Chaos and EasyBreesy have an interesting matchup considering how many players they have involved in the Sunday night game that’s destined to be a shootout…Suicide and DPW renew their minor rivalry….and LXG and On 3 hope to avoid a trip to the basement….
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!