Sunday, November 7, 2010

Week Nine Monday Night Heroes!

By: Nick Grays, League Commissioner

A good week for football in the state of Wisconsin. Not only did the Badgers improve to #7 in the BCS Standings, the Green Bay Packers routed the Dallas Cowboys 45-7 for their second consecutive embarrassment. Even though those were very nice, my game-ball goes to Peyton Hillis (pictured above) who helped the Cleveland Browns pull off the big upset over the New England Patriots.

For those of you still hungry for more football, don't miss out on the possible Monday Night Heroes in the following game:

Cincinnati Bengals @ Pittsburgh Steelers 7:30 PM (ESPN-HD)

1.) The Rippin and the Tearin (Rory Linton) (4-4) vs. Team Breiby (Chad Breiby) (6-2)

Score: 82-81 The Rippin and the Tearin (1 point lead)
Possible Monday Night Heroes: K Mike Nugent (The Rippin and the Tearin)
Reaction/Prediction: Rory is not quite in the clear, but close enough. Nugent (proj. of 10) has missed only two field goals and hasn't recorded a negative fantasy total all year. Expect Rory to get the big win this week thanks to Peyton Hillis (31 points) and Michael Vick (25 points) who neutralized a great day from Arian Foster (31 points) of Team Breiby.

2.) Team Klitzman (Kari Klitzman) (3-5) vs. Team McCarthy (Matt McCarthy) (4-4)

Score: 103-79 Team McCarthy (24 point lead)
Possible Monday Night Heroes: WR Mike Wallace (Team McCarthy)
Reaction/Prediction:
Kari had no chance this weekend as Michael Turner (22 points) and the Saints D/ST (21 points) helped Team McCarthy leave Team Klitzman in the dust. Even though it doesn't mean anything, Kari's Joe Flacco (18 points) and Hakeem Nicks (18 points) continue to provide solid contributions. Matt and Team McCarthy are on a roll, maybe the deep-threat Wallace (proj. of 14) can bring a baller pot home.

3.) Free Victory (Tim Harwood) (3-5) vs. Team Szombatfalvy (Mike Szombatfalvy) (3-5)

Score: 70-57 Free Victory (13 point lead)
Possible Monday Night Heroes: WR Hines Ward (Free Victory)
Reaction/Prediction:
Ward (proj. of 14) can do the victory dance because Tim is actually the recipient of a free victory this week. Team Szombatfalvy literally dropped the ball this week as Marcel Reese (0 points) and Miles Austin (1 points) were no-shows this Sunday. To go along with a nice W, Tim's Brett Favre (21 points) had a career day with 446 passing yards.

4.) Team Lee (Isaac Lee) (5-3) vs. Wizard Killer (Joe Selbo) (3-5)

Score: 56-55 Team Lee (1 point lead)
Possible Monday Night Heroes: RB Rashard Mendenhall (Team Lee) and QB Ben Roethlisberger (Wizard Killer)
Reaction/Prediction:
When it comes to Monday Night Heroes, this is what I'm talking about. Will it be Isaac's Mendenhall (proj. of 16) or Joe's Big Ben (proj. of 15) on Monday Night? I'm leaning towards Roethlisberger because he loves to connect with Wallace on the deep ball and quite frankly, the Bengals defense is susceptible to that kind of thing. The Packers D/ST (18 points) and Greg Jennings (14 points) didn't bring Wizard Killer back from the dead for nothing.

5.) Bobby's Sad-Asses (Robert Trader/John Rymaszewski) (2-6) vs. Team Szmanda (Jason Szmanda) (7-1)

Score: 60-53 Team Szmanda (7 point lead)
Possible Monday Night Heroes: WR Chad Ochocinco (Bobby's Sad-Asses)
Reaction/Prediction:
I'm going to go out on a limb here, but I'm pretty sure Jason would be O.K. with Bobby's Sad-Asses getting a win here. Ochocinco (proj. of 6) basically needs one touchdown against a scary Steelers defense. If Jason is to secure the come-from-behind win, it should be credited to Aaron Rodgers (27 points) who really carried the team this weekend. Unfortunately for Robert and John, I think the bad luck continues and Ochocinco is held out of the end-zone with only a few catches. With no players in double digits, all I can say is keep pushing Bobby's Sad-Asses, keep pushing.

6.) Team Lowenberg (Nick Lowenberg) (5-3) vs. Team Grays (Nick Grays) (3-5)

Score: 113-64 Team Lowenberg (FINAL)
Possible Monday Night Heroes: None
Reaction/Prediction:
Wow, I think this week officially made me the unluckiest team. I've had the most points scored against me. Kudos to Lowenberg for getting 49 points from Eli Manning (23 points) and Adrian Peterson (26 points) alone. While Ray Rice (17 points) tore it up with almost 200 total yards, he scored no touchdowns, a recurring theme when it comes to my whole team each and every week. I'm not willing to admit I'm done just yet, but it may be gettting close.

7.) Team Grande (Anthony Grande) (4-4) vs. Team Merrill (Seth Merrill) (4-4)

Score: 81-71 Team Merrill (10 point lead)
Possible Monday Night Heroes: WR Terrell Owens (Team Grande) and Steelers D/ST (Team Grande)
Reaction/Prediction:
Team Grande must be getting used to this Monday Night Hero thing because each and every Monday, he has relevant fantasy implications. Owens (proj. of 17) and the Steelers D/ST (proj. of 7) should be more than enough for Anthony to pass up a banged-up Team Merrill this week. It was fun ride while it lasted as DeSean Jackson (18 points) and Jay Cutler (18 points) came back with a bang for Seth's squad.

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

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4 comments:

  1. Comon Grays!! Ochocinco is due for a big game!! I need this!! haha

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  2. Haha, I'll be cheering for you! Plus, I don't want to see TO have a big game after his free TD last week.

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  3. What you talkin about free? If the ball goes in your hands, it's a catch. So much for my dynamic receiving trio this week!

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  4. Haha, I would be alright with that theory if the Dolphins followed the same principle. The ball was in their hands and they should have had the catch. Yeah, but you most likely will pick the win anyways, so be happy!

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