Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Good Bye

Warning: Fantasy Football Content Only

I took care of business this week in Skidoo's blogger league, putting my opponent out of the postseason as well, thanks primarily to another huge effort by Thomas Jones. When I acquired him from Skidoo a couple weeks back, I did so primarily just for that week. I was in desperation mode, needing a victory badly that week, and he had a great matchup against KC. After that, I was going to try to flip him for another WR and go the rest of the way with Addai & Parker. Good thing I held on to him; almost single-handedly he's led me to a 5-game win streak and into the playoffs. But my luck didn't end there.

It was looking like I was going to finish somewhere around 3rd-5th seed with Schaubs and MHG getting a bye next week. Schaubs was clinging to a slight lead against NumbBono, who abandoned his team before the season. However, Bono's default lineup had an outside chance to win this week, needing Andre Johnson to outscore Jacksonville's defense by 12 points or more.

It started off well for me as AJ brought in a TD in the 1st quarter and nearly had 12 points by halftime. Jacksonville's defense wasn't doing much other than one INT, and a NumbBono victory was looking like a possibility. However, by the 4th quarter, Houston focused on running the ball and kicking FGs, which meant no points for AJ but not enough Houston points to put Jax's D in the negative.

Then, along came Steve Slaton, who took off for a 40 yard TD late in the 4th to give Houston 27 points, good enough for -1 point. Add that one INT and they were worth only 1 point in our FF league. AJ finished with 75 yards and a TD, good enough for 13. NumbBono snuck away with a victory, dropping Schaubs into a tie for 2nd place with me and Easycure. However, I had the most points for the season thus far, a mere 10 more than Easycure, giving me the tiebreaker for 2nd place and, more importantly, a bye going into the playoffs. This is HUGE because I was not looking forward to playing this week with Romo vs PITT, Dunn vs CAR, my other two RBs now part of a platoon (Parker & M. Moore) and a shoddy WR corp of Holmes, Ginn, and Mark fucking Bradley, none of whom have steller matchups this week either. Instead, I get to relax this week and wait for my next opponent. From there it's one more victory until the money. Hopefully I've still got a little more luck left.

In my other league, which also features Romo & T. Jones, the Westbrook for Boldin trade looked like it backfired, with Westbrook going for nearly 40 points, while Boldin fumbled twice & finished with less than 2. Nevertheless, Romo & Jones were enough to secure a victory against one of the worst teams in the league. I don't regret the trade, since Westbrook has a tough schedule the rest of the way compared to Boldin, and as far as 2nd RBs, I also have the emerging Peyton Hills to use if needed. This week is another week against a worse opponent, then it's the finale of three straight weeks against top teams. I've got enough depth to take this thing down, I just have to make sure I make the right lineup choices.

Good luck to anyone else playing Fantasy Football this year. Hopefully I can cash in one of these things, put the money into Full Tilt, and turn this blog back into a poker blog.


At December 3, 2008 at 6:38 AM, Blogger Memphis MOJO said...

GL in your playoffs!

At December 3, 2008 at 8:19 AM, Blogger Schaubs said...


I am in tough this week.

Thanks for cheering against me...

At December 3, 2008 at 2:03 PM, Blogger MHG said...

See you in the finals!

At December 10, 2008 at 8:01 AM, Blogger Memphis MOJO said...

GL in our match in the Weak / Tight league this weekend. Should be a tight match. I hope the winner goes all the way!


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