Sunday, October 24, 2010

Week Seven Monday Night Heroes!

By: Nick Grays, League Commissioner

If I have to trade a fantasy win for a Packers win, I guess that's what I'll do. Not the prettiest of wins, but it does put the Packers in the driver's seat in the NFC North. Here are my initial positive observations and also my initial negative observations:

1.) Positive - Aaron Rodgers and the Packers finally came out on the right side of a close game.
2.) Positive - Greg Jennings (pictured above) looked great when called upon.

1.) Negative - Injuries still remain; defense was merely O.K. and Donald Driver could have sat this one out.
2.) Negative - The Packers can most likely take down the Lions, Bears and Vikings, but can they stack up with the Jets and Patriots who they meet in the near future?

Enough of that, more will come later this week. If your fantasy game is still in limbo, watch possible Monday Night Heroes in the following game:

New York Giants @ Dallas Cowboys 7:30 PM (ESPN-HD)

1.) Team Grande (Anthony Grande) (3-3) vs. Team Szmanda (Jason Szmanda) (5-1)

Score: 83-42 Team Szmanda (41 point lead)
Possible Monday Night Heroes: RB Ahmad Bradshaw (Team Grande) and Giants D/ST (Team Szmanda)
Reaction/Prediction: Jason's good luck continued this Sunday as Team Grande put up an uncharacteristic 42 points. I think it's fair to say Jason plays the best fantasy defense in the nation. With Team Breiby and Team Lee trailing, Team Szmanda could become the best team in this league. I find it highly doubtful that Bradshaw (proj. of 10) will outscore the Giants D/ST (proj. of 4) by 41 points, so chalk up the win for Jason. Big day for Team Szmanda's Thomas Jones (18 points) and Aaron Rodgers (16 points).

2.) Team Grays (Nick Grays) (2-4) vs. Wizard Killer (Joe Selbo) (3-3)

Score: 109-94 Wizard Killer (15 point lead)
Possible Monday Night Heroes: WR Steve Smith (Team Grays)
What a day for Joe? Lee Evans (28 points) scored more than he did in his first five games combined (22 points). Joe benefited from a good week in Wisconsin as Evans is a former Badger and Green Bay Packer Greg Jennings (13 points) put in a clutch performance. Wizard Killer is not in the clear as I still have Smith (proj. of 12) to go, but it just doesn't feel like a win. Joe has been on the wrong side of a Monday Night Hero before, but he won't this time.

3.) The Rippin and the Tearin (Rory Linton) (4-2) vs. Team Lowenberg (Nick Lowenberg) (4-2)

Score: 93-92 The Rippin and the Tearin (1 point lead)
Possible Monday Night Heroes: QB Tony Romo (Team Lowenberg)
Here's a sure Monday Night Hero bet as Romo (proj. of 16) needs only one point to give Team Lowenberg the win. Roddy White (32 points) was unbelievable against the Bengals and we all saw what Adrian Peterson (23 points) did against the Packers in a loss. Lowenberg has a strong team with a lot of momentum and should improve to 5-2. Rory's team put forth a courageous effort, but his Matt Ryan (23 points) yielded too many points to teammate Roddy White.

4.) Team Merrill (Seth Merrill) (2-4) vs. Team Szombatfalvy (Mike Szombatfalvy) (2-4)

Score: 86-44 Team Merrill (38 point lead)
Possible Monday Night Heroes: WR Miles Austin (Team Szombatfalvy) and TE Jason Witten (Team Szombatfalvy)
Seth and Team Merrill finally received a decent day from his Jaguar duo of Maurice Jones-Drew (17 points) and Mike Sims-Walker (9 points). I don't even want to do any name-drops on Team Szombatfalvy because it was that bad. Luckily, he still has a small chance with Austin (proj. of 13) and Witten (proj. of 7). However, I don't see the Cowboys scoring 40+ to enable a great comeback, so I'll say good week Team Merill. Mike has a tough hill to climb to the playoffs.

5.) Team Klitzman (Kari Klitzman) (2-4) vs. Bobby's Bad-Asses (Robert Trader/John Rymaszewski) (1-5)

Score: 85-74 Team Klitzman (11 point lead)
Possible Monday Night Heroes: WR Hakeem Nicks (Team Klitzman)
Do the victory dance Hakeem Nicks because Team Klitzman is rolling with two straight wins behind solid scoring performances. Dwayne Bowe (20 points) also looked good again and has completely revived his fantasy relevance; I guess playing the Texans and Jaguars pass defense will do that for ya. Sorry to Bobby's Bad-Asses' Kyle Orton (13 points) and Brandon Lloyd (4 points) who were man-handled by the Raiders. Who saw the Raiders winning 59-14?

6.) Team Breiby (Chad Breiby) (5-1) vs. Team McCarthy (Matt McCarthy) (2-4)

Score: 91-45 Team McCarthy (FINAL)
Possible Monday Night Heroes: None
Hmmm, this seems like it's happened before? Oh yeah, when Team Breiby dropped their other game, they won the pity pot. I'm alright with it as long as Tim doesn't win his fifth award. Team McCarthy didn't even need Darren McFadden (43 points) because Michael Turner (26 points) and Knowshon Moreno (20 points) were magnificent. Matt is very dangerous with a healthy backfield, let this week be a warning!

7.) Free Victory (Tim Harwood) (2-4) vs. Team Lee (Isaac Lee) (5-1)

Score: 84-56 Free Victory (28 point lead)
Possible Monday Night Heroes: RB Brandon Jacobs (Team Lee) and WR Roy E. Williams (Team Lee)
This one is really interesting because it appears Tim and Free Victory have pulled off the huge upset. Not so fast as Jacobs (proj. of 9) and Williams (proj. of 11) have been great in their last couple of contests. In their last two games, they are averaging a combined 26 points. That's pretty close to the 28 point deficit. However, I'm tending to lean towards the upset staying intact because Tim's year is a roller-coaster. Only Tim can pull off three wins and four pity pots in the first seven weeks. On a positive note, Team Lee proved that any defense versus the Chicago Bears is a must start because the Redskins D/ST (23 points) ate Jay Cutler alive.

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

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  1. Such great strategy on my part. When I lose, I lose big to extract more money. Manning and Foster out... Who would have expected any less. Do baller pot 5$ weeks start next week?

  2. Haha, yes baller pots begin next week! I'm sure you tryed to score the lowest amount in the two losses.