Fantasy Week 4 Review
Change at the top of the leaderboard alert!
After three weeks of outstandingly good progress for Ross’ Drogbas Comeback side one FATAL ERROR cost him the win and has dropped him from cruising in top spot with the only unbeaten record down to fourth place – harsh.
But that’s the NFL.
Harsh on injuries too as week four saw more high profile knocks including David Carr, Dalvin Cook, Josh Norman and Julio Jones among others.
Enough of that talk anyway – we’re all about points on the board and the guys who suited up. How did our 12 Bombers fare this week? Find out below.
1st Good Job Russ (3-1) 107.28 beat 10th Wilfork for Food (1-3) 57.00
There are ways to reach the top of the league and there are ways to reach the top of the league. Eagles fan Nich takes over top spot with the help of Eagles players in an Eagles win, securing the week’s top fantasy score and beating his brother’s team at the same time.
GJR’s big score came thanks of help from Leonard Fournette (20.50), Travis Kelce (17.40), Ameer Abdullah (16.90), Keenan Allen (13.80) and the mighty Carson Wentz (15.08).
Andy, meanwhile, can lick his wounds following a heavy defeat which saw only Russell Wilson (27.60) and Jacquizz Rodgers (10.80) put up any real resistance. A dangerous drop to below .500 at an early stage in the season.
9th Ray Finkle All Stars (2-2) 93.56 beat 4th Drogbas Comeback (3-1)
Of course a new man at the top means a defeat for our previous unbeaten leader! Ross made a fatal error in week four and paid the price as Mikey took full advantage.
Ross’ superstars were performing well as Tevin Coleman (14.40), Jordy Nelson (19.50), Kareem Hunt (12.10) and Stephen Hauschka (15.00) set him up for another big score but BOOOM! For some unknown reason, Ross picked Big Ben (10.54) away at the division rival Ravens (where he has a shocking record) over Cam Newton (33.04) who travelled to the sieve-like defence of the New England Patriots.
The All Stars still had to hold up their end of the bargain though and it was left to that man Aaron Rodgers (23.06) again (I’m probably going to have to mention him every week), and Lamar Miller’s 25.10 to steal the win and cause the upset.
Mikey’s team recording back-to-back wins now after a slow start to the campaign.
3rd My Ball Zach Ertz (3-1) 102.48 beat 12th Winterfell Wolves (0-4) 86.06
Is this the form team of the league? The stats say yes. George’s Ball Zach side have won three on the bounce since an opening weekend defeat to new league leader Nich.
This week’s 100 point haul came courtesy of efforts from Dak Prescott (22.58), Todd Gurley (27.50), CJ Anderson (11.20) and Michael Thomas (14.90). Eyes definitely looking up the table for this team.
A much improved effort from Ben’s team meanwhile. He still sits without a win on the board (now two behind the benchmark of the 2-2 NY Jets who were supposed to be the basement team) but 86.06 points would’ve beaten five other sides this week.
Bilal Powell (25.00), DeAndre Hopkins (16.70), Mike Evans (12.70) and the Texans defence (19.00) helped build a respectable score. Maybe that first win isn’t so far away after all.
2nd Barry’s Face Looks Like a Melted BN (3-1) 98.12 beat 5th Digg’n that Thielen (2-2) 83.48
After top scoring last week, Buff’s side pick up another win against Graham’s Vikings inspired side who, much like their quarterbacks, are starting to feel the pressure.
Buff’s Meltees were hugely influenced by their hot trio – Drew Brees (19.02), Le’Veon Bell (30.60) and Ezekiel Elliott (25.90). Bell and Elliott might be the best duo in the league and with Zeke’s ban overturned these extra weeks are paying off big time.
It’s ‘Thielen’ pretty rough for Graham’s side now as back-to-back defeats has him trending in the wrong direction. He had points from Jameis Winston (26.48), Devonta Freeman (13.80) and Steelers defence (14.00) but got little from his main man Stefon Diggs for the first time and had few back-ups to call on as he recorded the 4th lowest score of the week.
7th Davantes Inferno (2-2) 87.98 beat 8th Multiple Goregasms (2-2) 71.38
If you’re going to put all your eggs in one basket, then perhaps throwing that at the Buffalo Bills away at the Atlanta Falcons wouldn’t always be your best choice, however, it worked for Russell’s Inferno here.
Using the Bills Mafia trio of Tyrod Taylor (12.48), LeSean McCoy (10.80) and Charles Clay (11.20), Russell did enough to pick his season back to .500 and relegate Barry’s Goregasms to the same 2-2 start.
Infernos also picked up points from Jordan Howard (12.30) and Dalvin Cook (11.40), however, with Cook almost certainly out for the season and Howard already nursing some shoulder aggro, more bench work may be needed.
Barry meanwhile had a quiet week dropping his record to evens. Giovanni Bernard (13.90) and A.J Green (12.30) both performed well but it was the Seahawks defence (20.00) that really balled out. Shame the rest of the Goregasms couldn’t follow up.
6th Winstons Crab Shack (2-2) 87.38 beat 11th Bombers 2017 (1-3) 42.80
After a shaky start to the season the Crab Shack is fully up and running and recorded back-to-back victories thanks to Tom Terrific, the Patriots and Ben Price’s team’s inability to actually score any points whatsoever.
Brady, despite losing again, put up a handy 20.48 points for Mike’s side and fellow Pat Gostkowski chipped in with a useful 14 points. The rest of the side’s score was boosted thanks to Cameron Brate (14.00) and Tyrell Williams (17.50).
The Bombers 2017 meanwhile were looking a bit more like the Bombers 2016 and barely put up an offence in a garbage week. Fortunately avoiding the lowest score of the year (Ray Finkle’s 34 in week one) there was almost nothing to shout about.
I marked with surprise the fact that Blake Bortles carried the side to victory last week, well he was the top scorer again (with 11.40), but that’s hardly compensation when the rest of the side stunk. The highlight? (or lowlight if you will). Picking the Titans defence who managed a respectable zero points having conceded 57 to the rookie DeShaun Watson.