Week 1 Points: 122.3
Head-to-Head League Result: L 122.3-134
League Standings: 4th
Power Rankings: 1st
Total Season Haul From Side Bets: +$25
FAAB Dollars Remaining: $234
Since we consider Wisconsin our hometown, the majority of us are Green Bay Packers fans. Thus, we watched the Packers/Bears game Week 1, and saw how terrifying that Bears D can be with Khalil Mack.
I know most fantasy football “experts” say you should not roster two defenses. However, we had to have the Bears D, even with already having the Vikings D. Did you know that they placed in the top ten in fantasy for defenses last year without Mack?
Finally, we couldn’t believe what we saw in the Detroit Lions/New York Jets game. The Lions allowed 48 points to a team with a rookie QB in his first NFL start? That defense ate more ass than its fans!
Upon final review, we made a $16 FAAB claim for the Bears D and also drop the Lions D. The final waiver claims from this week were as follows:
|T.J. Yeldon, Jax RB||$36|
|Jared Cook, Oak TE||$25|
|Austin Ekeler, LAC RB||$22|
|Quincy Enunwa, NYJ WR||$18|
|George Kittle, SF TE||$17|
|Bears D/ST D/ST||$16|
|Jets D/ST D/ST||$8|
|Tyler Lockett, Sea WR||$6|
|Corey Coleman, NE WR||$2|
|Tyrod Taylor, Cle QB||$1|
Our $16 claim for the Bears D beat out another manager that bid $8. However, we weren’t done.
The performance of the Lions D wasn’t the only fantasy football player that left us flabbergasted. Matthew Stafford’s performance against the Jets was just as ugly. And with Tom Brady facing the Jaguars defense, we wanted to start a different QB.
Thus, we made a free waiver transfer. Philip Rivers (LAC QB) in, Matthew Stafford dropped.
We made another free transfer by dropping our kicker Matt Prater (yes, we had too many Lions players) for Brandon McManus (DEN K).
Finally, with Marquis Goodwin (SF WR) hurt and inactive for Week 2, we decided to take a risk and sub in the one Lions player that played well Week 1 (Kenny Golladay).
The fantasy gods giveth Week 1, and the fantasy gods taketh Week 2.
We lost to a team that got 19 points from their kicker (Mason Crosby) and 4 points from one of their starting WR’s blocking a punt (Geronimo Allison).
We lost 4.5 fantasy points by starting Rivers at QB and McManus at K instead of keeping Stafford at QB and Prater at K.
The Arizona Cardinals are a dumpster fire. We have David Johnson, while our opponent had the Rams D. It is pathetic that not only did the Rams shut them out, but that the Cardinals didn’t get the ball past midfield until the 4th quarter.
So yeah. We’re salty as hell.
How the mighty have fallen! The previously unbeaten and unmatched are now “kupping” the enormous balls of Melvin Gordon. An upset for the record books.
We’re facing the lowest scoring team through two weeks. For the love of God, we better not lose this matchup.
Will we make any attempts at waiver pickups? If so, how much will it take to bid to secure their services? Tune in next week to find out!