A fantasy football team missing two of its most valuable assets due to injury usually makes for a bad week. Sometimes, it pays to be lucky.
Fantasy Football Week 7 Summary (for last week’s result, click here)
StakeHaul vs Team #4
Week 7 Points: 101.8
Head-to-Head League Result: W 101.8-57.7
Total Season Points: 858.6
League Standings: T-1st
Power Rankings: 5th (down from 3rd)
Total Season Haul From Side Bets: +$90
FAAB Dollars Remaining: $157 (-$59)
No FAAB Dollars Spent This Week
Below are the final results from last Wednesday’s waiver claims:
- Mitchell Trubisky, Chi QB – $37
- Wil Lutz, NO K – $31
- Frank Gore, Mia RB – $23
- Christian Kirk, Ari WR – $21
- Jermaine Kearse, NYJ WR – $16
- Chargers Defense – $16
- Bills Defense – $2
Other Roster Moves
As we mentioned last week, we swung a massive trade for Melvin Gordon:
- We traded away David Johnson, Corey Clement, and Alshon Jeffery
- In return, we received Melvin Gordon, Chris Carson, and Amari Cooper
Also, we seem to have a revolving door at our kicker spot since we swapped Graham Gano for Brett Maher. Finally, we added Tre’Quan Smith, a rookie WR playing for New Orleans. With Ted Ginn recently placed on IR, we’re hoping Smith’s new role as the #2 WR pays dividends in the high octane New Orleans offense.
Thoughts From This Week
Even though we blew out our opponent, we got lucky again. This week, our opponent was by far the lowest scoring team.
This was the second week in a row in which our team scored better than only three other teams in our league. However, we can blame this on late week injuries to both Melvin Gordon and Rob Gronkowski. Hopefully, these injuries don’t linger.
The trade for Odell Beckham Jr. overall is still a wash, but we’re glad he put up stud WR1 numbers this week. Unfortunately, we won’t be able to start evaluating our trade for Melvin Gordon until after Week 9 due to bye weeks.
Finally, we’re happy to see Alvin Kamara score a touchdown against a tough Baltimore defense. Even better, that touchdown came from a two yard rush, which normally those touchdowns are reserved for Mark Ingram.
Hear It From Our Week 7 Opponent!
Congrats on winning this week’s Cuck Bowl. Your team still sucks.
Week 8 Preview
Team #11 vs. StakeHaul
Our opponent also sits at 5-2 and is 2nd in our power rankings. And with Melvin Gordon on a bye week, we admit we’re big underdogs. Also, we badly need Gronk back from injury to have a chance. Finally, we kindly ask Todd Gurley and Robert Woods to not score any touchdowns against our hometown Packers.
On a final note, we’re optimistic that Dallas trading for Amari Cooper will work out well for us. That isn’t saying much, but Cooper has nowhere to go but up. If the Cowboys are willing to give up a 1st round pick for Cooper, we imagine he will be fed a lot of receiving targets as the new #1 WR.
What more roster moves will we make? Will we make any side bets for the weekend?
Tune in next week to find out!