Sunday, October 10, 2010

Week Five Monday Night Heroes

By: Nick Grays, League Commissioner

My thoughts on today's action of football are pretty much summed up in the following tweet from Packers Pro-Bowl linebacker Clay Matthews (pictured above):

Clay Matthews III
Losing hurts... but this 1 stings!! Not being able to help my team come away w/ a W hurts worse than any physical pain I have to endure.

A fantasy loss would also hurt, so while half of you are hoping for Monday Night Heroes (MNH), I'll be part of the other half rooting against a MNH. The following game is set to be a good one:

Minnesota Vikings @ New York Jets 7:30 PM (ESPN-HD)

*Scores subject to change because of fantasy corrections by ESPN

1.) Bobby's Bad Asses (Robert Trader/John Rymaszewski) (1-3) vs. Team Szombatfalvy (Mike Szombatfalvy) (1-3)

Score: 113-55 Team Szombatfalvy (58 point lead)
Possible Monday Night Heroes: RB LaDainian Tomlinson (Bobby's Bad-Asses) and TE Dustin Keller (Bobby's Bad-Asses)
Reaction/Prediction: Woah, did I say the big guy would bounce back in a big way or what? Chris Johnson (25 points) was sensational while Philip Rivers (22 points) and Miles Austin (22 points) did all they could in losing efforts. Bobby's Bad-Asses successful run will definitely end here as Tomlinson (proj. of 15) and Keller (proj. of 10) don't have that much firepower.

2.) Vader Time (Joe Selbo) (3-1) vs. Team McCarthy (Matt McCarthy) (1-3)

Score: 74-56 Vader Time (18 point lead)
Possible Monday Night Heroes: WR Percy Harvin (Team McCarthy)
Team McCarthy's week wasn't nearly as bad as it projected to be. Heck, he still has a shot at winning this if Harvin (proj. of 9) can somehow score 19 points. In week 3, Harvin posted a season-high 13 fantasy points and could be the benefactor of open space with the defensive emphasis put on AP and the newly acquired Moss. However, I think 19 points is a little too much to ask for against one of the best defense in the league. Vader Time will improve to 4-1 with his top scorer being the Lions' kicker Jason Hanson (16 points).

3.) Team Lowenberg (Nick Lowenberg) (2-2) vs. Team Lee (Isaac Lee) (4-0)

Score: 82-72 Team Lowenberg (10 points)
Possible Monday Night Heroes: RB Adrian Peterson (Team Lowenberg) and WR Braylon Edwards (Team Lowenberg)
There's one of the two unbeaten teams going down. Lowenberg can pop the champagne on Monday Night when Peterson (proj. of 13) and Edwards (proj. of 10) take him over 100 points for the week. Despite the loss, Isaac can't be too upset, Michael Bush (19 points) was impressive for a fantasy team looking for running back production.

4.) Team Szmanda (Jason Szmanda) (3-1) vs. Team Breiby (Chad Breiby) (4-0)

Score: 86-46 Team Szmanda (40 point lead)
Possible Monday Night Heroes: Vikings D/ST (Team Breiby)
Similar to the teams in the NFL, our fantasy league no longer will have an unbeaten one. Team Szmanda layed it on Chad with an encouraging effort from the Falcons D/ST (19 points). Jason has to be holding his breath about Aaron Rodgers' (16 points) concussion in a overtime loss to the Redskins. Meanwhile, Chad has to be frustrated about the reports on LeSean McCoy (19 points) because he looked pretty good on Team Breiby's bench. In regards to the current match-up, it would be in Chad's best-interest to root against the Vikings D/ST (proj. of 2) in order to win the pity pot. Even though I like the Vikings in the game, the defense has no shot at 40 fantasy points. Nonetheless, $5 in Chad's pocket and a 4-1 record is nothing to laugh about.

5.) Team Grande (Anthony Grande) (2-2) vs. pity pot partyboy (Tim Harwood) (1-3)

Score: 86-75 pity pot partyboy (11 point lead)
Possible Monday Night Heroes: QB Brett Favre (pity pot partyboy) and Visanthe Shiancoe (pity pot partyboy)
I have to vote Team Grande as the unluckiest team in the league this year which is a shame because it's his first year in the league. If any lesson can be taken from this week, don't expect the clear favorites to win. On a week the Arizona Cardinals dismantled the New Orleans Saints, the pity pot partyboy dismantled Team Grande with monster performances from Matt Forte (30 points) and Steve Johnson (16 points). Who's Steve Johnson? and oh yeah, Tim still gets to deploy Favre (proj. of 8) and Shiancoe (proj. of 6). Expect them to get double-digits because this is a week that Tim's team looks awesome. Keep your head up Anthony, Terrell Owens (proj. of 16) looked great and starting the Bucs D/ST (proj. of 12) was genius.

6.) Team Grays (Nick Grays) (1-3) vs. Team Merrill (Seth Merrill) (1-3)

Score: 75-67 Team Grays (8 point lead)
Possible Monday Night Heroes: RB Shonn Greene (Team Merrill)
When Jermichael Finley (0 points) and Mark Clayton (0 points) both left the game in the first half with significant injuries, I was like FMFT (like F@#* My Fantasy Team). Then Ray Rice (29 points) used that extra rest from last week to make sure Team Grays didn't go down without a fight. Now, Team Grays and Team Merrill's fantasy season may dwindle on the play of Shonn fricken Greene (proj. of 4). I'm sure Seth isn't much happier than I am about the situation. Unfortunately for my readers, I have no prediction on this because it could go either way. All I can say is go LT!

P.S. I blame Seth for the Packers' loss because of his start of the Redskins D/ST (12 points). Thanks Seth, I thought you were a true member of Packer Nation, selling out for a fantasy win?
Don't worry, I would have done the same, but that's not the point, haha!

7.) The Rippin and the Tearin (Rory Linton) (3-1) vs. Team Klitzman (Kari Klitzman) (1-3)

Score: 104-75 Team Klitzman (29 point lead)
Possible Monday Night Heroes: WR Randy Moss (The Rippin and the Tearin) and Jets D/ST (The Rippin and the Tearin)
Reaction/Prediction: I hope that Hakeem Nicks (25 points) and the Bears D/ST (18 points) provided enough evidence to Kari dis-proving the theory that me picking her in the weekly predictions is causing her to lose. Unfortunately for Team Klitzman, Rory still has a slight chance for a come-back win. That shouldn't matter though because of a crazy fantasy conspiracy. I believe Moss (proj. of 4) was traded to the Vikings in an effort to sabotage The Rippin and the Tearin. After a big 0 and failed MNH attempt last week, Moss will hurt Rory again by simply failing or ruining the Jets D/ST (proj. of 12) by scoring a couple of times. At least Cedric Benson (17 points) looked good right?

What did you find interesting this Sunday? Let me know by commenting below!

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1 comment:

  1. If I lose tonight, that will still be my theory! :D