Sunday, October 17, 2010

Week Six Monday Night Heroes

By: Nick Grays, League Commissioner

When the Badgers pull the biggest of upsets, you pretty much know the Packers are going to let you down. It can't all be good in Wisconsin sports. The Packers have now played in two overtime games in a row, both losses to game-winning field goals. This one hurt even more because it was in front of Packer Nation at Lambeau Field. With a huge game against the Vikings looming, the Packers need to pull their team back together. How that's going to happen, I'm not exactly sure.

On the plus side, I've earned a win in fantasy! For those of you who still have the win in doubt, make sure to check out the following possible Monday Night Heroes in the following game:

Tennessee Titans (3-2) @ Jacksonville Jaguars (3-2) 7:30 PM (ESPN-HD)

1.) Team Lowenberg (Nick Lowenberg) (3-2) vs. Wizard Killer (Joe Selbo) (3-2)

Score: 89-73 Team Lowenberg (16 point lead)
Possible Monday Night Heroes: K Josh Scobee (Team Lowenberg)
Reaction/Prediction: Scobee (proj. of 8) can do the victory dance because Team Lowenberg's Jeremy Maclin (27 points, pictured above) took care of business after fellow wideout DeSean Jackson left the game with a concussion in the first half of the Eagles' 31-17 thrashing of the Falcons. Nick also received great production from Tony Romo (20 points). This is now two losses in a row for Joe who's fantasy team was basically jinxed when Tim changed the name to "Brian's ....." (I won't finish it because it's definitely not PG-13)! On the plus side, Ben Roethlisberger's (20 points) return was nothing to shy away from.

2.) Team Szombatfalvy (Mike Szombatfalvy) (2-3) vs. Team Szmanda (Jason Szmanda) (4-1)

Score: 85-58 Team Szmanda (27 point lead)
Possible Monday Night Heroes: RB Chris Johnson (Team Szombatfalvy)
Reaction/Prediction: Mike needs a huge day from Johnson (proj. of 24) to come back in this one. Miles Austin's (1 point) stock came back down to reality against the Vikings and Earnest Graham (0 points) left with a hamstring injury. Team Szmanda wants some respect if he pulls out the win because at 5-1 with offensive juggernauts Aaron Rodgers (21 points), Joseph Addai (16 points) and Calvin Johnson (20 points, Jason's bench), his team is a force to be reckoned with. By the way, Jason can go out and get a wideout for tomorrow because Kevin Walter did not play today.

3.) Bobby's Bad-Asses (Robert Trader/John Rymaszewski) (1-4) vs. Team Grande (Anthony Grande) (2-3)

Score: 79-74 Team Grande (5 point lead)
Possible Monday Night Heroes: QB Vince Young (Team Grande)
Reaction/Prediction:
Team Grande continues to play some good fantasy football while Bobby's Bad-Asses will become the worst team in the league. As long as Young (proj. of 16) doesn't get -6 which is probably impossible against a terrible Jaguars pass defense, Grande will move to .500 and take momentum into week seven. How bout that trade for Kevin Kolb (23 points)? Vick may sit on the bench until he's 100 percent healthy which could be a good thing for Anthony. Robert and John can only do one thing, that's hit the waiver-wire on Wednesday and try to improve the team. They have to like what they see from LaDainian Tomlison (18 points), who has risen to a top-ten fantasy back.

4.) Team McCarthy (Matt McCarthy) (2-3) vs. Team Grays (Nick Grays) (1-4)

Score: 84-77 Team Grays (7 point lead)
Possible Monday Night Heroes: K Rob Bironas (Team Grays)
Reaction/Prediction:
I would like to thank the Colts' defense for their awesome mis-tackles of Redskins RB Ryan Torain (22 points). It made my night as I just laughed because Torain is neither shifty or fast, the Colts just couldn't bring him down. Bironas (proj. of 7) should bring my total into the 90s which is not too bad at all. The return of Knowshon Moreno (2 points) for Team McCarthy was not positive at all, but Mike Wallace (15 points) did benefit from Big Ben's return in Pittsburgh.

5.) Team Lee (Isaac Lee) (4-1) vs. The Rippin and the Tearin (Rory Linton) (4-1)

Score: 79-64 Team Lee (15 point lead)
Possible Monday Night Heroes: WR Nate Washington (Team Lee)
Reaction/Prediction:
Who said Drew Brees (20 points) lost a step? He looked spectacular with his sixth straight double-digit performance (Peyton Manning can't even claim that). Rory's team looked nothing like his 4-1 record as Matt Ryan (14 points) and Johnny Knox (13 points) were the only bright spots. Marques Colston (5 points) looks to be at a great disadvantage in New Orleans because Brees likes to share with everyone. Team Lee's Nate Washington (proj. of 13) should make the match-up look even more lopsided as Isaac holds onto his first-place tie in the league.

6.) Team Breiby (Chad Breiby) (4-1) vs. Team Merrill (Seth Merrill) (2-3)

Score: 95-63 Team Breiby (32 point lead)
Possible Monday Night Heroes: RB Maurice Jones-Drew (Team Merrill) and WR Mike Sims-Walker (Team Merrill)
Reaction/Prediction:
Team Breiby's Arian Foster (21 points) has to be the early front runner for biggest surprise and fantasy MVP on the season. He's recorded a fantasy game in the 20s, 30s and 40s; the only player to do so this season. Even with the great bounce-back week, Chad hasn't secured the win yet as Team Merrill will try to win on Monday night once again by deploying MJD (proj. of 11) and Sims-Walker (proj. of 5). For both of these guys to overcome a 32 point barrier, Seth will have to hope the game is high-scoring and emphasized around Jones-Drew and Sims-Walker. For some reason, I don't think that will happen. Chad should join Team Szmanda and Team Lee at the top of the fantasy standings.

7.) pity pot partyboy (Tim Harwood) (2-3) vs. Team Klitzman (Kari Klitzman) (1-4)

Score: 76-64 Team Klitzman (12 point lead)
Possible Monday Night Heroes: WR Kenny Britt (Team Klitzman)
Reaction/Prediction: It took six weeks, but the curse is finally over. I picked Kari in my weekly predictions and she actually won this week. I'll also take credit for suggesting the start of Dwayne Bowe (22 points) who was only projected at six. Quick story short; Kari actually said she would drop Bowe because he had been so worthless this season, but I told her to stick by him and good things would happen. Tim's squad was lackluster as expected, headlined by Derrick Ward (12 points). You know it's bad when the top-scorer on your team is a back-up running back who only received three carries (which he did break off for 58 yards and a TD). In a crazy turn of events, Tim has locked up his fourth pity pot because he has less bench points than Rory's The Rippin and the Tearin. Maybe next season, we will name the pity pot after Tim!

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