- Here We Go Again
- Dynasty Drafting
- What A Stupid, Idiotic Game
- The Worst Around
- The Dark At The End Of The Tunnel
- You Snooze & Lose
- Points On The Bench
- Finally A Victory
- Screwed By The Pats
- Screwed By My Own Incompetence
- Let The Justin Fields Era Begin!
It’s crazy to me that I’ve won two games in a row. It’s even crazier to me that I outscored every single person in the league, one week after setting my previous season-high in points. It’s crazier still that I’m not even in last place anymore, in spite of me having far and away the fewest points in the league (and over 200 fewer points than the actual last place team at the moment).
None of this is supposed to happen! Yet, here I am, 3-7 on the season, 3-2 in my last five games, with four weeks to fuck around and see if I can sneak into the sixth and final playoff spot (currently held by a team that’s only one game – and hundreds of points – better than me).
This is the kind of optimism you can get out of me when things start going my way. It’s taken A LOT of patience so far this season (starting out 0-5, you kinda have no choice BUT to be patient and wear some of these lopsided losses), but I finally feel like the tide is turning.
RoundTine defeated Space Forcin’ 186.90 to 178.21. It’s supremely unlucky for him that he scored the second-most points this past week, and just so happened to run into a juggernaut, but them’s the breaks.
Justin Fields got me another 43.05 points, one week after putting up almost 50. CeeDee Lamb got me an even 38 points. Gabe Davis and Tony Pollard each got me over 20. Everything pretty much went my way, except the kicker and defense I picked up for BYE replacements. Philly’s kicker only got me 3 points, and the Rams D only got me 4. But, everyone else did their jobs, and that’s all I can ask.
We’re getting pretty far into the season, and I’ve been hanging onto this #1 waiver priority for quite some time. I figured it was time to cash it in on a potential stud. So, I put in a claim for Christian Watson, who caught 4 balls on 8 targets for 107 yards against the Cowboys last week. The big thing was that three of those catches went for touchdowns. Also, he’s like 6’5 and was their highest-drafted receiver in ages.
I’m fully expecting him to disappoint the rest of the way (just kidding! Two more TDs and 21.1 points last night). But, if there’s even a sliver of a chance for him to blow up in the back-half of this season, I’m willing to try it out.
I also, not for nothing, have a couple BYEs I’m worrying about this week (both Seahawks players), so I’d like to actually fill out a roster in the short term. In the long term, though, I’m not entirely sold on Gabe Davis as a viable fantasy keeper. He seems better suited as roster depth. Watson – if he blows up – could be a top 10 receiver in this league, as long as Aaron Rodgers is there throwing him the ball, anyway.
This week, I go up against Toot Cannons, who has a number of BYE issues of his own. Here’s who I’m rolling out:
- Justin Fields (QB) @ Atl
- Davis Mills (QB) vs. Was
- CeeDee Lamb (WR) @ Min
- Gabe Davis (WR) vs. Cle
- Brian Robinson (RB) @ Hou
- Tony Pollard (RB) @ Min
- T.J. Hockenson (TE) vs. Dal
- Christian Watson (WR) vs. Ten
- Evan McPherson (K) @ Pit
- N.Y. Jets (DEF) @ NE
Losing D.K. and Walker this week is a blow, but I don’t mind those guys getting a week off to rest and recover. Mac Jones gets to ride my bench for … the rest of the year? That guy’s a total trainwreck. It really says something when I don’t even think twice about ranking Davis Mills ahead of him. It looks like Stafford returns from injury this week, though I hate him even more now that Cooper Kupp is on IR. Also, at this point, consider me among the loud majority who are calling for Zeke Elliott to take a backseat to Pollard.
Here’s who Toot Cannons might be playing:
- QB Cardinals (QB) vs. SF
- Baker Mayfield (QB) @ Bal
- Justin Jefferson (WR) vs. Dal
- Tee Higgins (WR) @ Pit
- Saquon Barkley (RB) vs. Det
- Najee Harris (RB) vs. Cin
- TBD (TE) vs. TBD
- Chris Olave (WR) vs. LAR
- Harrison Butker (K) @ LAC
- San Francisco (DEF) vs. Ari
Rough week to lose your top two tight ends, as both Waller and now Goedert are out. He’s also missing Tua, which is a huge blow. But, there’s a significant amount of talent at the skill positions to make this week challenging as hell for RoundTine.