Monday, October 3, 2011
2011 Week Four Monday Night Heroes
By: Nick Grays, League Commissioner
So far, I have to admit that I've liked week four in fantasy. Who cares if I had Aaron Rodgers who put up 45 fantasy points, that didn't have anything to do with it, I swear. I'm also officially naming the QB as the new most important position in the game of fantasy. Once again, we had the top of the scoring leaders littered with signal callers. But, if you didn't have one of those awesome QB's on Sunday, don't worry, you just may have a possible Monday Night Hero (MNH) from the following game:
Indianapolis Colts (0-3) vs. Tampa Bay Bucs (2-1) 7:30 PM CT (ESPN-HD)
*Score are subject to change
1.) Team Lee (Isaac Lee) (2-1) vs. Team McCarthy (Matt McCarthy) (2-1)
Score: 94-88 Team Lee (6 point lead)
Possible MNH's: RB LaGarrette Blount (Team Lee)
Reaction/Prediction: This was a defensive battle to say the least as Isaac's Jets D/ST (16 points) and Matt's Ravens D/ST (29) duked it out on Sunday night. Even though Isaac lost the battle of the defenses, his depth was way too good this weekend. Do the victory dance LaGarrette (proj. of 13) because your fantasy team is on their way to 3-1.
2.) Team Dogfighters (Chad Breiby) (1-2) vs. Team Szombatfalvy (Mike Szombatfalvy) (1-2)
Score: 78-68 Team Dogfighters (FINAL)
Possible MNH's: N/A
Reaction/Prediction: It wasn't pretty, but Michael Vick (29 points) finally proved his worth in fantasy despite a loss for the Eagles. As for Mike's team, he didn't really receive any production outside of Ray Rice (18 points). Chad on the up-and-up at 2-2 while Mike goes down to 1-3.
3.) Free Victory (Tim Harwood) (3-0) vs. Arthur's Arsenal (Robert/Johnny) (2-1)
Score: 82-79 Free Victory (FINAL)
Possible MNH's: N/A
Reaction/Prediction: Tim is finally breaking out of his fantasy shell as he will now be 4-0. Much thanks to his RB Matt Forte (28 points) who finally looks like an elite back. Tough loss for Arthur's Arsenal who now has to worry about Andre Johnson's (3 points) hammy injury.
4.) Team Merrill (Seth Merrill) (1-2) vs. Wizard Killer (Joe Selbo) (3-0)
Score: 114-101 Wizard Killer (FINAL)
Possible MNH's: N/A
Reaction/Prediction: Joe says not so fast Tim while joining him as the only other undefeated fantasy team. WR Wes Welker (21 points) is helping Wizard Killer be quite the dangerous team. Heartbreaker for Seth who really received great effort from WR's Hakeem Nicks (22 points) and Steve Smith (18 points).
5.) Banana Fosters (Kari Klitzman) (2-1) vs. Team Lowenberg (Nick Lowenberg) (1-2)
Score: 87-80 Team Lowenberg (7 point lead)
Possible MNH's: TE Kellen Winslow (Banana Fosters) and WR Reggie Wayne (Team Lowenberg)
Reaction/Prediction: There's not a lot of MNH opportunities this weekend. However, here's one and Kari needs a big night from Winslow (proj. of 5) who has yet to score over six fantasy points this season. Lowenberg can block with the Colts' top WR, Wayne (proj. of 13), who I fully expect to get the job done. Luckily for Kari, Arian Foster (22 points) is back and looked really good on Sunday.
6.) Mr. Rodgers Neighborhood (Nick Grays) (0-3) vs. Team Szmanda (Jason Szmanda) (1-2)
Score: 99-73 Mr. Rodgers Neighborhood (26 point lead)
Possible MNH's: K Adam Vinatieri (Mr. Rodgers) and WR Mike Williams (Team Szmanda)
Reaction/Prediction: Aaron Rodgers (45 points) was money and for that reason Vinatieri (proj. of 3) should be more than enough to hold off Williams (proj. of 12) on Monday Night. I feel bad for Jason who had to be burned by his former player like this, but I needed a win really bad!
7.) The Hellmuthinators (Rory Linton) (2-1) vs. Team Grande (Anthony Grande) (0-3)
Score: 103-53 The Hellmuthinators (50 point lead)
Possible MNH's: Bucs D/ST (Team Grande)
Reaction/Prediction: Anthony is really struggling this year and it's not like he's not trying. For the third week this season, it looks like he's sure to win the pity pot even though we've seen some big performances from defenses this week. The Bucs D/ST (proj. of 5) play a bad Colts offense, but 15 points is still a bit to ask for, so I expect Grande to remain the only win-less team and win another $5 for his troubles.
What are your thoughts on this week's match-ups? Let me know by commenting below!