Our fantasy football team scored less than average, but still pulled out the win. After the win, we made a big time trade to acquire Melvin Gordon. Go big or go home.
Fantasy Football Week 6 Summary (for last week’s result, click here)
Team #5 vs. StakeHaul
Week 6 Points: 103.5
Head-to-Head League Result: W 103.5-91.1
Total Season Points: 756.7
League Standings: 1st
Power Rankings: 3rd
Total Season Haul From Side Bets: +$90
FAAB Dollars Remaining: $157 (-$59)
FAAB Dollars Spent This Week
Our league set the bar even higher this week in terms of FAAB dollars spent. Jay Ajayi’s season-ending injury caused us to bid high on his main replacement, Corey Clement. Below are the final results:
- Corey Clement, Phi RB – $59
- Randall Cobb, GB WR – $33
- Wendell Smallwood, Phi RB – $26
- Alfred Morris, SF RB – $26
- Packers Defense – $15
- Jameis Winston, TB QB – $12
- Andy Dalton, Cin QB – $2
For context, the second highest bid for Clement was $42, with the next highest at $40. Needless to say, multiple league mates had interest in Clement, and we used that interest for completing a mega trade after this weekend.
Other Roster Moves
The only other roster move we made last week was when we swapped kickers. Specifically, Robbie Gould for Graham Gano. You’ll see below that this decision would have cost us a win against most teams this past weekend.
Thoughts From This Week
Remember, we played the team where the manager missed the fantasy draft. Also, the manager has not spent a dime in FAAB dollars all year. This team should not be in first place, in theory.
Having said that, we admit we got lucky this weekend. We happened to catch the 1st place team on a worse weekend despite our low scoring weekend. Alvin Kamara and Kenny Golladay both having their bye week certainly contributed to this, but we only scored better than three other teams.
So what went wrong? Our decision to roster Graham Gano instead of Robbie Gould cost us 15 points. We started the Bears defense instead of Minnesota, which cost us 14 points. Finally, starting Keke Coutee at the FLEX spot instead of Alex Collins cost us 12.9 points.
On a similar note, our trade for Odell Beckham Jr. has neither helped nor hurt us yet in terms of W/L or money made from side bets. However, if we look at strictly point totals, we’re down 11.9 points combined over the past two weeks., due large in part of Hill blowing up this past weekend.
Luckily, our new acquisition showed up, along with Alshon Jeffery.
Hear It From Our Week 6 Opponent!
Week 7 Preview
StakeHaul vs Team #4
You’re probably thinking to yourself, how the hell did you get Melvin Gordon into your lineup? Well folks, remember that mega trade that we teased earlier?
This trade accepted immediately after Week 6 will make or break our season. To review:
- We traded away David Johnson, Corey Clement, and Alshon Jeffery
- In return, we received Melvin Gordon, Chris Carson, and Amari Cooper
We took a risk here. We gave up two and potentially three every week starters for a top-3 player in fantasy football this season. Barring unforeseen circumstances, Carson and Cooper are at best bye week fillers.
Interesting enough, while we like this trade, Twitter disagreed. 68% of voters felt we lost the trade.
As far as our opponent, they sit at 3-3 and 8th in our power rankings. However, they rank #1 in terms of trash talking. They’re that opponent where you change your team name to disparage their soul. They took it even further by changing their team logo to this:
That’s just mean. We plan to whoop some ass this weekend.
What more moves will we make? Will we make any side bets for the weekend?
Tune in next week to find out!
Finally, shoutout to Mason Crosby for TOTALLY REDEEMING HIMSELF against San Francisco.