Wednesday, October 05, 2005

By The Numbers - Week 4

After a lovely bye week (I am a Skins fan after all), it’s time for a look at the fantasy numbers for week 4 – do you remember …

Rise To Glory

Brett, Peyton and Neil (who?) put together masterful performances, albeit against less than worthy opponents:

Brett Favre (not Farve, ladies) – 4 TDs, 303 yards passing, 2 two-point conversions = 30 fantasy points in a nearly miraculous comeback 32-29 loss to the Panthers. Two turnovers detracted from what otherwise was a glorious day for his fantasy owners.

Peyton Manning – 4 TDs, 264 yards = 29 fantasy points. If you managed to steal Peyton from a panicking owner, count your blessings. Let the deluge begin!

Neil Rackers – Six field goals and a PAT = 23 fantasy points in a messy Mexican affair. I could have sworn that every kicker other than Vinatieri went bouncing onto the WW. Talk about a hot commodity …

Saved By The Bye?

This group of bums needs the bye week to figure out what they are going to do to save their seasons (and ours). Here’s a look at the nightmare numbers (using standard Yahoo scoring):

Marcus Robinson should be happy to have the week off. With a miserable 17 yards receiving, he earned zilcho fantasy points for his owners. Matt & Randy, we hardly knew how bad you would be missed.

Larry Johnson really blew chunks this week, with a paltry 34 yards rushing and 1 fumble for a total of -1 fantasy points. Looks like that pre-season trade I made to get rid of Priest was not such a good idea …

Daunte Culpepper is back in the doldrums with another disappointing performance: 250 yards passing, 2 picks, 1 fumble and nine sacks. Jeez people, the most ever sacks in a game is only 12! Once again, a meaningless TD at the end of the game saved him from another week in negative fantasy territory.

Honorable mention goes to Charles Rogers for being an idiot – enjoy your 4-week bye, Chuck!

This Week in Fantasy History

This week, we take a look at a great team defense performance. In week 5 of the 1984 season, the Detroit Lions committed a team-record ten turnovers (seven interceptions, three fumbles) and lost to the Denver Broncos 28-7. Denver's defense scored on two of the turnovers and also had 4 sacks. Total defensive fantasy points for the Broncos that day = 40.

On a special note, happy 50th birthday to my wife - it's the only time you are allowed in Da Lockerroom!

1 comment:

wikkidpissah said...

welcome to the club, mrs. ellipsis. i crossed over into the AARP zone this week last year & there is very much a freedom to it, so many things no longer to pretend. make sure your young punk of a husband puts it on bigtime for you, tho. it IS the end of youth and, for that, the honorable should be well celebrated. enjoy -