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HAPPY SUMMER...Fantasy Football is Heating Up!!!

We are exactly 3-months until the start of the NFL Season: KC vs BAL on Sept 5th!!  
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Check back here for detailed breakdowns of the 2023 season and what the 2024 season holds. 

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2024 FOOTBALL!!!

All is updated for 2024


Picks that were traded last year will be moved within the next 4 days. 
Your league will get an email with confirmation of the moves for that league and you will be able to view them at Leagues > Trades. 

I am EXCITED as ever for the start of Fantasy Football here at Mr. Sports. 

Some strange signings in Free Angency thus far.... and some great signings!!!  

Check back here for updates as we progress early in the preseason. 
Send me a note if you have questions: brian@mrsports.com 

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Congrats to all of you that made THE FINALS!!!

CL 1: Jeremy Ramos 
CL 2: Mike Hurford 
CL 3: Commish 
EL 1: Kenosha Maroons (R Kamara)
EL 2: Bad Reputation (R Zoltowski)
EL 3: Brooklyn (A Pulanco)
EL 6: Cincinnati Celts (C Gilly)
EL 7: You Done Messed up A-Aron (R Patricio)
EL 8: Deuteronomy (M Fazzio) 
EL 9: 9 Gamers (G Siebern)
EL 10: Evansville Crimson Giants (M Hoffmaster)
EL 11: John Robinson (M Hurford) 
EL 12: DEEP POST (Krupa/Gough)
EL 14: Packers (M Cremer)
EL 17: Double Reverse (Krupa/Gough)
EL 21: Bad Reputation (R Zoltowski) 
EL 22: Joshua 24:15 (M Adams)
ML 1: Allie Sherman (M Hurford)
ML 2: 2 Gamers (G Siebern)
ML 3: The Covid Experience (D Lutz) 
ML 5: Chuck Knox (M Hurford)
ML 6: Black Sunday (D Lutz)
ML 7: Saints (M Cremer) 
ML 8: Hebrews 10:12 (M Adams)
ML 9: Ravens (M Cremer)
ML 10: Temple of Doom (J Temple)
ML 11: XLR8 (B Kleinertz)
ML 12: KC Blues (M Cremer)
ML 13: Wolfpack (B McLaughlin) 
ML 14: Hall Pass (A Quinn)
ML 15: Baltimore Stars (R Kamara)
ML 16: Wins over Points (R Thornton)
ML 18: Marketplace Chevy (B Kleinertz)
ML 19: Dunmore 49ers (P Forgione)
ML 20: Nowhere To Hide (B Lanciault)
ML 23: Seahawks (M Cremer)
ML 25: Texans (M Cremer)

Good Luck to you in the Super Tourney!!  

4:30 EST PIT @ BAL
8:15 EST HOU @ IND
All other games

No Pickups the rest of the year. 

All the BEST to you in 2024!!!

The Commish 

Wild Card Weekend Roundup!!!

Wild Card Weekend Roundup!  

What an unexpected, fun, disappointing, crazy and mad weekend!!!!
The Good 
If you had Goff, Mayfield and O'Connell on your BINGO card as the Top 3 QB's in Week 15, you're a winner!!!
Goff (41.12), B Mayfield (38.04), A O'Connell (33.92)
And how 'bout these guys: 
QB5 G Minshew (26.60)
QB7 E Stick (25.38)
QB8 J Browning (22.96)
QB12 N. Mullins (21.12)
Out of QB1's for Week 15, five are backup QB's
How bout this for a Zero-RB strategy
RB5 T Chandler (23.20)
RD7 D. Singletary (19.00)
RB9 CEH (18.10)
RB10 R Mostert (17.30)
RB11 J McKinnon (16.66)
RB13 Z White (16.00)
RB16 E Demercado (13.50)
RB17 G Edwards (13.40)
RB18 C Hubbard (11.30)
RB19 Z Moss (10.80)
RB20 K Mitchell (9.80).... terrible injury!!
WR1's that covered the Bad RB's and/or QB in your Wild Card round
WR2 J Waddle (24.20)
WR3 T McLaurin (23.10).... his biggest score of the season!
WR4 C Kupp (21.10)
WR5 ASB (20.70)
WR7 D Adams (20.10)
WR9 Deebo (19.90)
Surprising WR2's and 3's that helped push you over the top 
WR1 J Addison (26.10)....  what an excellent rookie year! 
WR6 C Godwin (20.50).... only his 4th double-digit game and his top scoring game! 
WR8 T Higgins (20.10)
WR10 R Rice (19.60)
WR13 A Cooper (18.90)
And the REAL Lotto Tickets...  any of you start these guys? 
WR11 J Palmer (19.30)
WR12 T Tucker (19.20).... I guess when your team throws up 63, a rookie gets the benefits! 
WR14 C Samuel (18.60)
WR15 N Brown (18.20)
WR20 D Robinson (13.70)
What a group of TE making an impact in Week 15 
TE1 S LaPorta (26.10).... 3-TD's??...  what a week!
TE2 The Chief, D Njoku (21.40)
TE3 H Henry (16.10)
TE4 I Likely (15.50)
TE5 T McBride (15.20)
TE6 T. Kraft (13.70)
TE7 E. Higgins (12.40...  who?...  know where he is from? 
A couple of kickers helped out this week...  gave you a push to cover some bad offensive play for your team
K1 K. Fairbaim (17)
K2 M Prater (14)
K3 M Gay (13)
Some D-Line came up HUGE for Wild Car Weekend!
DL1 B Chubb (28).... 3 sacks, 2 FF, 1 FR... WOW
DL2 M Sweat (20)... great pickups for Chicago
DL3 J. Greenard (19)
DL4 T. Kpassagnon (18)
DL5 M. Koonce (17)
These LB's came to play!!
LB1 T Edmunds (21)
LB2 E Kendricks (17)
LB3 JOK (17)... nice pick on the Hail Mary Fail 
LB6 F Warner (14)
LB7 G Pratt (14)
LB11 A. Al-Shaair (13)
And did you dig deep and play these surprises? 
LB4 K. Hudson (14).. almost half his tackles for the season gave this week! 
LB9 EJ Speed (13)
LB10 A Anzalone (13)
LB12 D Deablo (12)
You needed a TD, these guys delivered
CB1 C Ward (21)
CB3 E Molden (16)
Tackles and INT's are a Safety's specialty
S1 J Love (21)... that 2nd INT that wasn't an INT but called an INT...  help you win? 
S2 B Jones (17)...  no INT's all year and gets 2... and ZERO % ownership in Mr Sports 
S5 A Winfield (13)... 10 of 15 games he has double-digits... pure money!
S10 J Bates (10)...  #1 CB the last 4-weeks
The Bad 
These players didn't destroy your team but they certainly didn't help your cause.... let's just say there were the one's getting into the lifeboats on the Titanic...  
The first "Top Option" at QB was QB14 L Jackson (20.54)... followed by: Mahomes (QB16 19.70), T. Lawrence (QB17 18.66), J Allen (QB18 18.16)
We were hoping for more but only got a little taste of what they could do. 
You needed your RB's to come through in your time of need because your QB was not very good....  
RB21 J Warren (9.30)
RB22 D Montgomery (9.20)
RB23 A Jones (8.90)
RB25 D Swift (8.50)
RB28 T Etienne (7.90)
RB29 D Achane (7.70)
These guys didn't deliver....    they did just enough to not kill you.
You just needed these WR's to score their average for the season but Nooooooooo
WR17 C Lamb (15.10)
WR21 M Evans (13.70)
WR24 J Jefferson (11.90)
WR25 DK Metcalf (10.30)
WR26 M Pittman (9.80)... took a vicious hit, Kazee suspended for the season, glad Pittman is alright 
You expected more for TE11 TJ Hockenson (9.30) but you could have gotten by...  take a look at the below category... don't look down, the last step is a doozie!!  
You needed some DL production  but you only got a broken-down pasta-maker
DL36 N Bosa (8)
DL42 B Burns (7)
DL53 D Buckner (6)
Your stout defense needed these LB's to step it up but they only ended up being Coors Light.... 
LB21 F. Oluokun (10)... I know, how is 10 a disappointment?... it was his 3rd lowest output on the season, that's how! 
LB27 I Pace (9).... lowest total since taking over for Hicks
We expect a little more from these Safety's
S32 J Poyer (7)
S36 D James (6)
S48 J Brisker (6)
The Downright Putrid! 
These guys probably are the big reason you are out of the playoffs, sipping your whiskey and crying in your beer!
QB20 K Murray (15.34)
QB21 Tua (14.96)
QB26 J Fields (11.64)
QB26 S Howell (10.28)
QB32 Dak (6.06)
DAK?!?!?!...   a DNP would have been better!! 
These RB's were Playoff Killers... when you needed them most, they STB!!  
RB32 T Pollard (6.70)
RB36 A Ekeler (5.80)
RB43 S Barkley (4.70)
RB50 D Henry (3.00)
RB51 Javante Wiliams (3.00)
RB58 N Harris (2.30)
RB59 B Hall (2.30)
RB74 Bijan (0.90)
By the way, on one of my teams I had Ekeler, Barkley, Montgomery....  yeah, I'm out in ML 5!!
And you REALLY needed these WR's to step up and produce because your RB's didn't get it done...  well, they not only didn't produce, they took you out of the playoffs! 
WR31 J Chase (8.40)...  another guy going to miss more time!
WR34 AJ Brown (8.10)
WR36 P. Nakua (7.80)
WR42 S Diggs (6.80)
WR44 C Ridley (6.40)
WR52 B Aiyuk (5.20)
WR60 G Wilson (4.40)
WR74: D Hopkins (3.10)
Plus, The Cheetah,  The Acrobat Olave and 100-catch-Keenan had the DNP!! 
Back to my ML 5 team, I had Hill AND Allen!  ... yup, OUT!! 
And here we are, you drafted a TE in the early rounds or you gave up a lot of equity to grab a Top TE....  and this is what you got when you needed him most...  
TE19 G Kittle (6.40)
TE20 D Waller (6.00)... 1st game back
TE23 T Kelce (5.30)
TE24 K Pitts (5.20)
TE27 D Goedert (5.10)
TE28 E Engram (4.80)
These kickers basically gave you a nut-kick, what a joy! 
K28 E Pineiro ZERO
K29 C Boswell ZERO
G Zuerlein ZERO
You gave up a lot to trade for them to help give you that playoff-push...  well, they gave you the push right out of the playoffs!!
DL62 A Hutchinson (5)
DL69 C Wilkins (5)
DL75 K. Mack (5)
DL76 C Heyward (5)
DL91 M. Crosby (4)
DL100+ M. Garrett (3)
And these LB's just didn't show up for the battle... 
LB37 J Brooks (7)
LB41 CJ Mosley (7)
LB42 R. Smith (6)
LB43 Z Franklin (6)
LB49 Q Walker (6)
LB52 T Bernard (5)
LB70 B Okereke (3)
You needed a great game from your CB and he gave up house!
CB48 D Singley (5)... was CB7 the 2nd half 
CB68 K Moore (4)... was CB3 the 2nd half 
CB74 P. Adebo (3)....  was CB2 the 2nd half
CB91 N Hobbs (2)... was CB9 the 2nd half 
CB100+ D Bland (1)...  absolute killer as the #1 CB for the season! 
Not only did we need more from these Safety's, we were run over! 
S55 PJ Locke (5)
S56 B Baker (5)
S60 X McKinney (4)
S67 B Branch (3)
And where is TE Elijah Higgins from?...  rookie out of Stanford 
Good luck in the Semi-Finals
If you're out, have a stiff beverage, sit back and enjoy the games this weekend as much as possible. 
Merry Christmas!!!! 
The Commish 


I wish you and yours a very HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!  

Enjoy Family.... Food.... Football.... Friends!!!

12:30 GB @ DET
4:30 DET @ DAL
8:20 SEA @ SF

The Commish


Week 7... Halfway Home!

7 Weeks in.....  7 Weeks to go!!! 
Hard to belive we have already played half the Fantasy Season. 
Unless you are OhhhhhFer the seaosn, you strill nhave a shot at the playoffs. 
Teams are closer than ever this year!  

Now, let's take a look at a ton of stats....  hope you enjoy! 
All Week 7 Team 
QB: Mahomes (41.86)
RB: D. Foreman (31.50), A Kamara (23.30), J. Gibbs (23.10)
WR: J. Addison (27.80), AJ Brown (24.70), J. Downs (21.00)
TE: T Kelce (29.90)
K: D. Hopkins (22)
DL: M. Garrett (24), B. Chubb (18), M. Hoecht (18)
LB: F. Oluokun (27), J. Baker (23), N. Landman (15)
CB: J. Johnson/C. Bynum (21)
S: J. Poyer (17)
**Patrick Mahomes, he's on TV more than Leave It To Beaver reruns (if ya know, ya know!)
**Foreman either gets a 20+ or nothing
**Carr is the dump-off king, Kamara is the beneficiary 
**Gibbs showed up, the rest of the team stayed in Detroit! 
**Addison = Money
**AJ Brown = Beast 
**J. Downs = best WR out of UNC since Hakeem Nicks (remember him?) 
**Doesn't the other team know Kelce is getting the ball? 
**Hopkins, first kicker ever to make a 50+ yard FG in 5 consecutive weeks!
**Garrett, his athleticism should be outlawed 
**Chubb, starting to pay off his huge $100M+ contract! 
**Who the Heck is Hoecht? ...  well, glad you asked, he is.......    (check further down)
**Oluokun, 5 weeks of 10+ tackles, completely dominate 
**Baker, up and down from week to week, this was one of his good ones
**Landman, out of Colorado, has been a workhorse since Anderson's injury 
**Johnson, solid cover guy, 2-int's this week....  Bynum, likes to tackle plus got 2-int's 
**Poyer, maybe he's back...  as many points this week as the last 4 combined! 
All Not-So-Hot Team Week 7
QB: D. Watson (-1.80)
RB: A. Ekeler (5.10), J. Jacobs (4.60), B. Robinson (0.30)
WR: D. Smith (6.90), C. Kupp (5.90), C. Ridley (1)
TE: C. Kmet (0)
K: R. Paterson (0)
DL: N. Bosa (5), H. Reddick (4), A. Donald (4)
LB: D. White (5), P. Werner (4), TJ Edwards (2)
CB: M. Lattimore (3)
S: D. James (8)
**Watson, a disgrace all around 
**Where have you gone, Ekeler? 
**Jacobs, I saw this coming 
**Bijan, WTF?
**Smith, I am worried 
**Kupp, just a hic-KUPP
**Ridley, did you piss Trevor off?? 
**Kmet, guess he wasn't invited to National TE's Day! 
**Patterson, stayed in Detroit like the rest of the team
**Bosa = $1.05M per sack so far...  Not Good (the math: 6.42 cap hit, 378k/week, 7 weeks played = 2.64M / 2.5 sacks = 1.05M per sack) 
**Reddick, solid season just not as good as we had hoped for
**Donald, a HOFer but probably should have retired last year
**White = overrated 
**Werner, fallen off the last 3 weeks, see if he can get it going in Week 8 vs IND
**What the hell happened TJ?...  one bad game, let's hope for a turnaround vs LAC
**Lattimore, usually solid, a one-week anomaly 
**D. James, c'mon man, you gotta be better than that! 
Top Players through Week 7 (min 4 games)
QB: J. Allen (26.92) 
RB: D. Achane (24.55), CMC (22.80), R. Mostert (19.57)
WR: T. Hill (22.87), K. Allen (18.83), S. Diggs (18.61)
TE: T. Kelce (16.75)
K: D. Hopkins (12.83)
DL: TJ Watt (13.17), D. Hunter (10.71), M. Garrett (10.33)
LB: F. Oluokun (14.71), Z. Franklin (14.29), T. Bernard (13.86)
CB: C. Bynum (12.29)
S: A. Winfield (11.67)
What if I told you: 
CJ Stroud > T. Lawrence 
J. Dobbs > J. Burrow
R. Wilson > D. Watson 
D. Ridder > G. Smith 
Outside Top 12
Lawrence (16), Geno (21), Dak (22), Watson (23), Burrow (26)
Expected more than 8-TD's from Sunshine...  Geno has turned back into backup-Geno...  Dak is Dak...  Watson needs a massage...  Burrow seems to always start slow and then comes on like a house of fire; let's get that fire started!!  
D. Achane > J. Gibbs 
K. Williams > Bijan 
Z. Moss > T. Pollard
D. Swift > J. Mixon 
J. McLaughlin > Ja. Williams 
Outside Top 24 
Mattison (25), Stevenson (27), D. Pierce (32), M. Sanders (33), N. Harris (34), Javante Williams (37), C. Akers (46), D. Cook (59)
I was right about Mattison, he was a backup for a reason.... Stevenson and Pierce are surprising to me as they are clearly the top backs in each place but 3.1 and 2.9 avg yards per rush is a sign of "change is-a-comin!"... 
A.Thielen > C. Lamb
P. Nacua > J. Chase 
J. Addison > J. Waddle 
J. Meyers > D. Smith 
J. Downs > C. Ridley 
T. Dell > T. Higgins 
Outside Top 36
D. London (38), A. Cooper (41), D. Smith (42), C. Ridley (44), M. Thomas (46), D. Hopkins (47), J. Jeudy (54), T. Higgins (55), J. Dotson (67), OBJ (73), S. Moore (78)
Who woulda thunk a 33yo, 4-rookies and a NE throw-away would outproduce some of the best WR's in the game?
Laporta > Kittle 
J. Smith > K Pitts 
Outside Top 12
K. Pitts (13), P. Freiermuth (21)
Arthur Smith obviously hates fantasy players...  he gives Jonnu all the good routes and clearly instructs Ridder to overthrow Pitts on every other route! ...  Pat, an injured plagued year plus a team that doesn't score much. 
J. Cooper > M. Parsons
T. Hendrickson > B. Burns 
S. Hubbard > N. Bosa 
C. Young > K. Thibodeaux 
A.Van Ginkel > A. Donald 
J. Madubuke > H. Reddick 
Outside Top 36
K. Thibodeaux (41), Z. Collins (52), A. Donald (53), H. Reddick (60), J. Bosa (74), D. Lawrence (75), N. Bosa (76)
Donald is still solid, just not the once dominate force he was...  Reddick, one hit wonder?...  Bosa brothers, you know the season has started, right??...  and didn't we all think Thib's would come in and dominate?  yeaaaaaaaa No! 
J. Hicks > N. Bolton 
B. Okereke > J. Jewell
K. White > D. White 
R. Spillane > D. Greenlaw
Outside Top 36
D. Deablo (43), P. Werner (44), D. White (45), J. Jewell (47), S. Leonard (67)
Looking like Devin White is not going to be the top-end LB we thought for fantasy purposes...  Shaq Leonard's time as a top LB has passed, just glad to see he is healthy and playing...  BUT he is getting more playing time so let's see what happens over the 2nd half of the fantasy season. 
C. Bynum > L. Snead
Corner is more of the best of the worst....  you don't want too good of a cover guy (think Revis) or else the QB will never throw his way....  in real life, that's great... in fantasy, that's a killer!  
H. Smith > D. James 
J. Bates > J. Pitre 
K. Curl > J. Poyer 
"Old Man" Smith just keeps getting it done...  and Derwin, plus the rest of the Chargers defense, is not getitng anything done! 
We looked at Rookies in Week 3, Week 5 and now let's get an updated look, in rough-order they were taken by position: Through Week 7 (Week 5/Week 3)
A.Richardson: QB14 (QB16/QB14)
B. Young: QB25 (QB24/QB29)
CJ Stroud: QB12 (QB14/QB12)
Bijan: RB18 (RD12/RB13)
J. Gibbs: RB22 (RB33/RB34)
Z. Charbonnet: RB57 (RB62/RB64)
D. Achane: RB1 (RB2/RB3)
K. Miller: RB56 (RB52/RB59)
R. Johnson: RB43 (RB46/RB32)
T. Bigsby: RB63 (RB70/RB56)
T. Spears: RB40 (RB39/RB57)
C. Brown: played 8 snaps (played 4 snaps/played 2 snaps)
D. Vaughn: RB68 (RB81/RB74)
Z. Evans: played 6 snaps (played 1 ST snap/has not played)
E. Hull: on IR, out for the year
I.Abanikanda: has not played
S. Tucker: RB84 (RB91/RB79)
JSN: WR65 (WR99/WR96)
J. Addison: WR16 (WR30/WR25)
Z. Flowers: WR32 (WR45/WR39)
Q. Johnston: only 7 catches (only 6 catches/only 5 catches)
J. Mingo: WR81 (WR85/WR94)
T. Dell: WR23 (WR27/WR12)
R. Rice: WR45 (WR55/WR58)
J. Hyatt: WR93 (only 4 catches/WR99)
M. Mims: WR56 (WR42/WR14)
J. Reed: WR48 (WR52/WR36)
J. Downs: WR34 (WR56/WR61)
AT Perry: still has not played
P. Nacua: WR7 (WR5/WR9)
C. Tillamn: still, only 1 catch (1 catch, 44 snaps/no catches, 30 snaps) 
M. Wilson: WR50 (WR47/WR63)
D. Kincaid: TE22 (TE30/TE31)
S. LaPorta: TE4 (TE3/TE3)
L. Musgrave: TE24 (TE25/TE16)
M. Mayer: TE38 (TE60/TE61)
J. Moody:K13 (K7/K2)
B. Aubrey: K6 (K4/K4)
B. Grupe: K10 (K8/K19)
W.Anderson: DL67 (DL62/DL49)
J. Carter: DL50 (DL37/DL50)
B. Bresee: 14 total pts, 1.5 sacks (14 total pts, 1.5 sacks/5 total points, half a sack)
W. McDonald: 5 games played, 1 tackle, 56 snaps (4 games played, 1 tackle, 50 snaps/2 games played, 1 tackle, 23 snaps)
J. Campbell: LB71 (LB79/LB60)
T. Tuipulotu: LB75 (LB63/LB53)
D. Witherspoon: CB2 (CB1/CB7)
E. Forbes: CB63 (CB48/CB49)
C. Gonzlez: out for the year (CB23/CB8)
J. Porter Jr: outside Top 100, 127 snaps, 9 tackles, 1 int (outside Top 100, 79 snaps/44 snaps, 3 tackles)
D. Banks: CB89 (CB98)
B. Branch: S14 (S8/S10)
M. Mapu: S100 (S97/S89)
Alright.....   you've gone this far...  
Where is Hoecht out of?... Brown U...  yeah, he's a smart dude and he's a Canadian, to boot!
This week: No Byes
Week 9: DEN, DET, JAC, SF
Week 10: KC, LAR, MIA, PHI
Week 11: IND, ATL, NE, NO
Week 12: No Byes
Week 13: BAL, BUF, CHI, LV, MIN, NYG
Week 14 (last week of the fantasy season): ARI, WAS
Good luck in the 2nd Half of the Fantasy Season!
The Commish

Week 5... As the Fields Turn!

A quick 5 Weeks in the books... let's get right to it! 
Perfect Lineup Week 5
QB: J. Fields (40.98)
RB: T. Etienne (34.40), Z. Moss (32.50)
WR: DJ Moore (45.00), J. Chase (44.70), T. Hill (28.10)
TE: G. Kittle (26.20)
K: G. Zuerlein (18)
DL: AJ Epenesa (21), T. Hendrickson (18), TJ Watt (18)
LB: F. Warner (21), R. Spillane (21), Q. Williams (20)
CB: J. Pinnock (19)
S: K. Wallace (16)
**After the start of the season for Fields, I know a ton of people gave up on him....
The last 2 weeks he has been money!! (QB1 with a 38.94ppg)
**Welcome to the 2023 season Chase and Kittle!! 
**Moss, what a great week after JT was activated....  did you bench him thinking JT would get a bigger load? 
**Warner is a stud, pure and simple. 
Hey, Pitts a double-digit game (12.20)!!!!
It's his first since Week 8 of last year!!!
Time Out for Math!!!
R. Spillane (21) > F. Oluokun (7) + J. Jewell (5) + Z. Cunningham (4) + J. Campbell (2)
Never good to see injuries.... they hit hard this week: 
**Explosive D. Achane hurt his knee, went on IR
**J. Jefferson, going on IR with a hamstring injury 
**A. Richardson, the exciting young QB for Indy, will be out a couple of weeks with a shoulder sprain
**Q. Walker hurt his knee Monday night but gets the bye week to heal up
**A. Jones missed Monday night's game still with a pulled hammy....  hopefully he will be back after the bye
**K. Herbert....  high ankle, out a few weeks  
**L. Vander Esch...  going on IR with a neck injury 
**J. Conner...on IR, out at least 4 weeks
**Tank Dell, K. Paye, DJ Reed, and D. Kincaid in concussion protocol 
Let's take a quick look at the Leaderboard for each position through Week 5 (3 game min/PPG)
QB: J. Allen (28.26), J. Herbert (27.45), K. Cousins (25.82), J. Fields (24.96), J. Hurts (24.42)
RB: CMC (24.96), D. Achane (24.55), Z. Moss (20.43), D. Montgomery (19.82), R. Mostert (19.74)
**If you had Achane, Moss, DMonty and Mostert in your Top 5 preseason, hope you bought a Lotto Ticket!  
WR: T. Hill (22.90), K. Allen (21.86), S. Diggs (20.10), DJ Moore (19.32), P. Nacua (18.52)
**Nacua is a great story and I think he will be just as good with Kupp around. 
TE: T. Kelce (13.43), M. Andrews (12.63), S. LaPorta (11.88), C. Kmet (10.54), TJ Hockenson (10.28)
**Two Iowa guys here, TJ and LaPorta...  gotta lot of the TE Iowa tough guy! 
DL: TJ Watt (14.40), K. Mack (12.50), D. Hunter (10.60), J. Cooper (10.20), A. Hutchinson (9.60)
**Coop!!!...  where did he come from you ask?...  he is out of (check below)
LB: Z. Franklin (16.20), B. Wagner (14.75), T. Bernard (14.20), J. Brooks (13.75), TJ Edwards (13.00)
**Bernard the Beast...  he likes to eat RB;s for lunch! 
CB: D. Witherspoon (15.33), C. Bynum (11.20), T. Brown (10.00), J. Jacobs (9.80), R. Ford (9.80)
**Witherspoon is a stud for years to come. 
S: A. Winfield (13.75), J. Bates (12.00), H. Smith (11.20), D. Hill (11.00), R. Blankenship (11.00)
**Old Man Smith still producing at a high level. 
Time Out.... MATH lessons.. I know you love some good Math! 
B. Purdy (34.08) > L. Jackson (10.94) + D. Jones (7.16) + Dak (6.32) + J. Love (4.98)
WOW, this Purdy kid is Purdy good!  (HaHaHa... I crack myself up!)
Love... might not be a starter in the league
D. Jones...  shouldn't be a starter in the league 
L. Jax.... needs to pull his head out of his you know where and get back to Jax-Ball!!  
Math Lesson #2!! 
Z. Moss (32.50) > D. Henry (7.70) + T. Pollard (7.40) + N. Harris (4.50) + J. Taylor (3.90) + J. Cook (3.60) + R. Stevenson (2.40) + M. Sanders (2.20)
Moss > SEVEN starting RB's??... craziness!  
Henry.... Trade the Man!  
Pollard... Give the Man the ball!! 
Harris... something isn't right, it's Canadaitis! 
JT...  easing back in after his feelings were hurt 
Cook...  just don't see it happening for this kid on this BUF team
Stevenson...  what the hell happened to NE??  
Sanders...  Ole Mother Hubbard coming for his job! 
#3 Math Lesson!  
A.Thielen (22.20) > C. Lamb (6.90) + D. Adams (6.50) + J. Jefferson (4.30) + C. Sutton (1.80) + D. Smith (1.10)
Thielen It...  only player on the CAR offense worth starting
Lamb...  he has Dak, his ceiling is only so high 
Adams...  try trowing him the ball 15+ times a game
JJ...  tough loss
Sutton...  tough matchup 
D Smith... between him and Waddle I don't know who to be more worried about! 
Math Lesson #4
S. LaPorta (18.20) > TJ Hockenson (7.50) + E. Engram (4.80) + J. Ferguson (4.30)
I Love me Some LaPorta!!!  
TJ...  no JJ, expect a lot of TJ
Engram....  played over his head last year 
Fergy... again, with Dak he will be limited  
Last Math of the week!  
AJ Epenesa (21) > N. Bosa (6) + D. Hunter (6) + A. Donald (4) + M. Parsons (4)
AJ took advantage of Rousseau being out
Bosa....  the season has started... wakey wakey!
Hunter...  down week, has been really good 
Donald....  doesn't look the same.... is this his last season? 
Micah...  he talks a lot but the translation was "crap game, no impact" 
We looked at Rookies 2 weeks ago, now let's get an updated look, in order they were taken by position: Through Week 5 (Week 3)
A.Richardson: QB16 (QB14)
B. Young: QB24 (QB29)
CJ Stroud: QB14 (QB12)
Bijan: RD12 (RB13)
J. Gibbs: RB33 (RB34)
Z. Charbonnet: RB62 (RB64)
D. Achane: RB2 (RB3)
K. Miller: RB52 (RB59)
R. Johnson: RB46 (RB32)
T. Bigsby: RB70 (RB56)
T. Spears: RB39 (RB57)
C. Brown: played 4 snaps (played 2 snaps)
D. Vaughn: RB81 (RB74)
Z. Evans: played 1 ST snap (has not played)
E. Hull: on IR (on IR)
I.Abanikanda: has not played (has not played)
S. Tucker: RB91 (RB79)
JSN: WR99 (WR96)
J. Addison: WR30 (WR25)
Z. Flowers: WR45 (WR39)
Q. Johnston: only 6 catches (only 5 catches)
J. Mingo: WR85 (WR94)
T. Dell: WR27 (WR12)
R. Rice: WR55 (WR58)
J. Hyatt: only 4 catches (WR99)
M. Mims: WR42 (WR14)
J. Reed: WR52 (WR36)
J. Downs: WR56 (WR61)
AT Perry: still has not played (has not played)
P. Nacua: WR5 (WR9)
C. Tillamn: 1 catch, 44 snaps (no catches, 30 snaps) 
M. Wilson: WR47 (WR63)
D. Kincaid: TE30 (TE31)
S. LaPorta: TE3 (TE3)
L. Musgrave: TE25 (TE16)
M. Mayer: TE60 (TE61)
J. Moody:K7 (K2)
B. Aubrey: K4 (K4)
B. Grupe: K8 (K19)
W.Anderson: DL62 (DL49)
J. Carter: DL37 (DL50)
B. Bresee: 14 total pts, 1.5 sacks (5 total points, half a sack)
W. McDonald: 4 games played, 1 tackle, 50 snaps )2 games played, 1 tackle, 23 snaps)
J. Campbell: LB79 (LB60)
T. Tuipulotu: LB63 (LB53)
D. Witherspoon: CB1 (CB7)
E. Forbes: CB48 (CB49)
C. Gonzlez: CB23 (CB8)
J. Porter Jr: outside Top 100, 79 snaps (44 snaps, 3 tackles)
D. Banks: CB89 (CB98)
B. Branch: S8 (S10)
M. Mapu: S97 (S89)
This week: GB, PIT
Prepare accordingly. 
AND....  Johathon Cooper-LB-DEN is out of: The Ohio State University!  
Good luck in Week 6!!!
The Commish 

Week 4... Return of the Mack!!

Week 4 in the books....  
A wide range of emotions through 4 weeks: happy, frustrated, unsure what to do, ready for 2024 already, just throw your hands up in jubilation or defeat...
There are still 10 Weeks left with 6 playoff spots so there is plenty of time to turn your frown upside down!  
Keep fighting....   
And if you're in the fortunate position of being 4-0 or 3-1, it's time to fortify your team in case of injury. 
The Return of the Mack!  
K. Mack...  SIX sacks... 41points...  YES... 41!!!
What a game by a sack machine....  we haven't seen this version of Mack since 2018....  
What makes me happy about this (yes, I am happy that I played him in a few leageus and feel like an idiot for not playing him in others), this allows me to mention the Late Great Derrick Thomas of the KC Chiefs!....  back on Nov. 11th, 1990, he sacked Dave Krieg SEVEN times!!...  I remember watching that game (yes, I am from Kansas!)...   wow, was he a fun player to watch!  
Perfect Team Week 4
QB: J. Allen (44.50)
RB: C. McCaffrey (45.20), D. Montgomery (33.10)
WR: AJ Brown (34.00), S. Diggs (33.00), N. Collins (32.30)
TE: C. Kmet (24.10)
K: J. Elliott (18)
DL: K. Mack (41), J. Allen (18), J. Cooper (18)
LB: N. Morrow (26), B. Wagner (25), J. Brooks (21)
CB: D. Witherspoon (27)
S: H. Smith (29)
**Take out Week 1 and Allen is top man at QB with 32ppg!! 
**D. Montgomery...  I think a lot of us thought he would be solid but didn't see this version of DMonty coming! 
**AJ and Diggs... big performances expected
**N. Collins....  wow, he is WR7 and has exploded onto the scene...  amazing what happens when a good QB comes in!
**Brooks, I missed the boat there, thought he was more injured than he was in preseason.. beast!!
**Wagner... at 33, he is still churning out 17 tackles AND 2 sacks!
**Witherspoon...  always nice to have a solid QB like Daniel Jones throwing catchable balls.
This week, let's look at players you counted on this year that have not produced and frankly, have most likely left you in a big hole to climb out of: 
QB's outside of the Top 12
J. Fields: QB14 (20.96)
J. Goff: QB16 (19.59)
T. Lawrence: QB19 (16.70)
G. Smith: QB20 (16.59)
D. Prescott: QB23 (15.66)
D. Jones: QB26 (13.23)
J. Burrow: QB34 (9.10)
?**Does Fields use Week 4 as a catapult to a Top 10 QB rank? 
**Lawrence has half the TD's this year as he did this time last year 
**Geno is what he is
**Burrow...  I can write for an hour on this guy...  holy moly...  under 10ppg?... balls have little zip... I am stuck with him in a couple of leagues as I am sure you are as well...  as Russ would say "Let's Roll!"
**D. Jones...  has another QB gone from crappy, to highly fantasy relevant back to crappy faster than DJ?
RB's outside of the Top 24 (ppg)
J. Mixon: RB25 (10.48)
A. Mattison: RB26 (10.40)
R. White: RB27 (10.17)
R. Stevenson: RB29 (9.27)
D. Pierce: RB31 (8.72)
J. Gibbs: RB33 (7.98)
B. Hall: RB40 (6.92)
N. Harris: RB43 (6.60)
D. Cook: RB60 (3.70)
Math Lesson #1 (Week 4)
K. Williams (26.20) > A. Jones (1.90)  + J. Gibbs (7.10) + T Pollard (7.50) + J. Mixon (8.10) 
A lot of disappointment here and one HURRAY!!!
?**Gibbs, super underachiever for what we thought would happen
**Mixon is mired in the sad Cincy offense... is Week 5 a breakout? 
**Pollard has been pretty solid, just a down week, which was unexpected. 
**Jones...  not much to say
WR's outside of the Top 36
G. Pickens: WR37 (10.08)
T. Lockett: WR40 (9.55)
C. Godwin: WR42 (9.50)
J. Waddle: WR46 (8.93)
M. Thomas: WR48 (8.23)
T. Higgins: WR51 (7.72)
D. Hopkins: WR52 (7.65)
D. London: WR53 (7.52)
J. Jeudy: WR55 (7.10)
**What happened to the Pickett-to-Pickens is the next big thing?...  well, Pickett happened!  
**Waddle, very surprising thus far...  expect a turnaround 
**Shocking, another Cincy guy here, Higgins
**London, he is at the will of Ridder the Overthrower
?**MT... getting the targets, just needs the TD's 
Math Lesson #2 (Week 4)
N. Collins (32.30) > M. Pittman (2.00) + A. Cooper (2.10) + T. Higgins (2.90) + G. Pickens (4.00) + M. Evans (5.50) + J. Waddle (6.60) + T. Hill (8.70)
Only 17 LB's are 10+ppg
Doesn't look like a ton of underperformers here...  a few notables are: 
D. White: LB36 (8.25)
N. Bolton: LB45 (7.50)
J. Jewell: LB61 (6.67)
J. Campbell: LB70 (5.50)
**Jewell and Bolton....  I think they went out on tour... hopefully they make it back quickly to start performing like LBs instead of singers! 
Math Lesson #3 (Week 4)
N. Bonitto (17) > D. White (5) + E. Kendricks (6) + D. Deablo (4)
Bonitto??...  he is a 2nd year player out of...? ... has been an uptick in play with Gregory out and now gone. 
Not-So Perfect Week 4 Team
QB: J. Burrow (5.70)
RB: A. Jones (1.90), J. Conner (6.10)
WR: M. Pittman (2.00), A. Cooper (2.10), T. Higgins (2.90)
TE: G. Kittle (1.40)
K: Y. Koo (1)
DL: M. Garrett (6), D. Hunter (4), A. Highsmith (3)
LB: E. Kendricks (6), D. White (5), D. Deablo (4)
CB: L. Sneed (4)
S: J. Pitre (5)
Seems like Burrow is showing up on this team every week!! 
TE's outside of the Top 12
D. Waller: TE15 (5.70)
G. Kittle: TE16 (5.45)
P. Freiermuth: TE17 (5.33)
D. Njoku: TE21 (5.20)
K. Pitts: TE30 (4.30)
D. Goedert: TE35 (3.82)
**The player most happy about Pitts being abysmal is Goedert...  he was thought of highly coming into the year, playing on a high scoring Philly team...  
Goedert: 19 targets, 13 catches, 0 TD
Pitts: 21 targets, 11 catches, 0 TD
**Waller has Daniel Jones at QB so this lackluster start to the year is understandable
DL's outside of the Top 36
A. Donald: DL38 (6.25)
K. Thibodeaux: DL49 (5.50)
C. Wilkins: DL55 (5.25)
W. Anderson: DL66 (4.75)
D. Lawrence: DL73 (4.50)
Thibodeaux has not lived up to his hype since coming into the league... BUT... he does have 3 sacks over the last 2 weeks... he only had 4 sacks all of last year... a jump up the DL board is looming! 
S's outside of the Top 12
D. James: S17 (8.67)
J. Pitre: S78 (3.50)
Both were taken 1-2 as safeties in every draft... Pitre just not doing anything, but he has been hurt.... James is still sticking his head in there and getting tackles, now he is hurt. 
Week 5: CLE, LAC, SEA, TB
Week 6: GB, PIT
Prepare for Bye Weeks!!!   
Hope you enjoyed. 
Best of luck in Week 5!!!
The Commish

Week 3.... Miami Edition!

As the Count would say: "The number for the Week is....   70!!!"
As in...
-Miami Dolphins 
-70 points 
-1st time since 1966
-4 players in the Top 13 of offense 
-Backup QB Mike White threw 2 passes and outscored: Burrow, Ridder, Wilson, Tannehill, Jones, Howell
-Denver embarrassed, they should have had to walk home, or fold the franchise
This week I have a lot of stats, notes, takes, nonsense....  
Enjoy and have fun! 
Team of the Week: 
Week 3: EL 11: 265.36... Ft. Myers Bull Sharks (A. McClelland)
Week 2: ML 11: 252.60... John McKay (M. Hurford)
Week 1: CL 2: 231.16... Mike Hurford 
Perfect Lineup Through 3 weeks (ppg)
QB: Tua 36.36
RB: D. Achane (49.30), R. Mostert (41.70)
WR: K. Allen (38.46), D. Adams (35.70), T. Hill (26.20)
TE: S. LaPorta (18.40)
K: M. Gay (24)
DL: M. Garrett (22), A. Hutchingson (20), AJ Epenesa (17)
LB: T. Bernard (24), K. White (20), Z. Franklin (19)
CB: L. Wallace (20)
S: K. Hamilton (25)
What a wild week... lots of high and lots of lows, which we will get to in a minute....  
Tua, when healthy, looks like a top QB
Mostert, always has had top talent but always hurt 
Achane, at least for 1 week he is the toast of the town! 
Allen, a true pros-pro
Adams, super-stud and now wants out of LV, really??  
Hill, track star playing football...  better Willie Gault! 
The Cleveland Defense, led by Garrett, is top notch
Bernard, cam eout of nowhere
Time Out: Math Lessons!  
CJ Stroud (24.60) > J. Burrow (8.16)  + J. Fields (12.66)
Stroud, QB12 after 3 weeks, who would have thunk that?... the bigger story, how bad does Burrow look, is he even an auto-start anymore... and Fields is getting awful coaching, which is dispicable! 
Like I mentioned, the Not-So-Perfect Lineup through 3 Weeks (ppg)... (If we're being honest, this is the "Why The F*CK do I have these players on my Team" team)
QB: D. Jones (3.98)
RB: AJ Dillon, 3.30), B. Hall (3.2), D. Henry (2.0)
WR: C Ridley (5.5), D. Smith (4.8), D London (4.10)
TE: K. Pitts (6.2)
K: Dicker the Kicker (4)
DL: Z. Collins (6), C. Wilkins (4), C. Young (3), 
LB: B. Wagner (5), M. Milano (5), J. Jewell (4), 
CB: L. Sneed (1)
S: I. Simmons (2)
Daniel "no-throw" Jones is getting $46M cash this year ($15M cap hit)... let's take a quick look at the Top 100 fantasy players through 3 weeks and play the "How Many NYG Players are in the Top 100?" Game....  Barkley (39), Jones (52)... and on Defense: McFadden (81), Okereke (90)...  that's it! ... great work on screwing this team up, front office!  
And that's all I have to say about that. 
Time Out: Math Lessons #2!  
D. Achane (49.30) > D. Henry (2.00) + B. Hall (3.20) + AJ Dillon (3.30) + D. Cook (4.40) + R. Stevenson (6.70) + R. White (6.70) + Bijan (8.00) + J. Jacobs (9.50) 
Achane, out of?...   he was talked up preseason, a fast kid that had some talent...  I'd say he is the #3 on the 4-by-1 of the Miami National Track Team....  Henry, TEN has obviously given up, let him free!!... Hall/Cook, NYJ do know they have Wilson as QB and they need to run 40 times a game, right?.... Dillon, he is a backup for a reason.... the other 4, just chalk it up to a bad game rather than a trend. 
Who is on the Miami National Track Team you ask?
Well.... here it is:
Lead off: Mostert 
#2: Waddle 
#3: Achane... out of Texas A&M
#4: Hill
Let's switch it up for a second and talk Rookies....  everyone LOVES the hope that Rookies bring to your real-life team as well as your fantasy team....  
So, how are they doing thus far... 
Typically, below is where Rookies went in the Rookie Draft
Bijan: RB13
Gibbs: RB34
A.Richardson: QB14
J. Addison: WR25
Z. Flowers: WR39
Z. Charbonnet: RB64
D. Kincaid: TE31
Q. Johnston: only 5 catches 
D. Achane: RB3
K. Miller: RB59
S. LaPorta: TE3
RD 2
R. Johnson: RB32
T. Bigsby: RB56
T. Spears: RB57
C. Brown: played 2 snaps
J. Mingo: WR94
T. Dell: WR12
W.Anderson: DL49
R. Rice: WR58
B. Young: QB29
D. Vaughn: RB74
L. Musgrave: TE16
J. Hyatt: WR99
J. Campbell: LB60
Z. Evans: has not played
CJ Stroud: QB12
M. Mims: WR14
M. Mayer: TE61
J. Reed: WR36
J. Downs: WR61
W. McDonald: 2 games played, 1 tackle, 23 snaps
AT Perry: has not played
E. Hull: on IR
P. Nacua: WR9
J. Carter: DL50
Others taken
C. Tillamn: no catches, 30 snaps 
I.Abanikanda: has not played 
M. Wilson: WR63
J. Moody: K2
S. Tucker: RB79
B. Bresee: 5 total points, half a sack
I'll save my comments on them for another day....  lots to unpack here! 
Time Out: Math Lesson #3!
T. Dell (23.00) > T. Higgins (3.10) + D. London (4.10) + D. Smith (4.80) + G. Wilson(7.30) 
Honestly, I never heard of Tank Dell until he was drafted out of ____....  he looks to have a real solid connection with CJ, looking like a top combo for years to come....  London, can you even start him with Ridder at QB?...  Wilson, see note on London....  and Higgins, just a bad game
The "what the HELL is going on" players 
Geno... QB16...  no surprise, he is turning back into Backup Geno... although, he still has a shot to finish in the Top 12
T. Lawrence... QB20... can this be any more of a shock?.... expected to be a Top 8 QB, very pedestrian thus far! 
J. Fields... QB21... actually, this is pretty high of a ranking for as terrible as he and the Bears have looked. 
D. Prescott... QB23...  I expect about a QB12 this year... he is above average, not great QB
J. Burrow... QB31...  If you would have said he would be unstartable I would have asked for the stuff you were smokin
D. Jones.... QB26.... modified a little BUT "He was what we thought he was!" -legendary coach Dennis Green!!  
And QB's I want no part of, that I think their team should draft a QB: M. Jones (QB13), Baker (QB17), Jimmy G (QB18), K. Pickett (QB22), S. Howell (QB24), D Ridder (QB28), D. Carr (QB30), R Tannehill (QB32), Z. Wilson (QB34)
D. Henry...  RD23... team won't run him (17 snaps, 11 rushes, 20 yards!) plus the O-line is awful... Trade the Man!  
N. Harris... RD51... looks slow, plodding, bad O-Line.. targets last 3-years through 3-weeks: 2021: 27, 2022: 12, 2023: 5... if you don't want him PIT, trade him!
J. Jacobs... RB33... 200 total yards, 0-TD's...  he still knows he is playing for a contract, right? 
B. Hall... RD46... I understand easing him back in... 10 carries/2 targets week 1, nice... 4 carries/2 targets Week 2, what's up?... 12 carries/2 targets Week 3, does the offense know what they are doing?
D. Cook... RD 58... maybe he is cooked (pun intended!).. 100 total yards on the season... YUCK! 
C. Ridley... WR42... started off like a house on fire (11 targets/20.1pts) then 2 stinkers (15 targets/9.7pts combined)
DJ Moore... WR43... well, they are the Bears 
M. Thomas... WR47... decent volume (26 targets/18 rec) but no TD's (only 4 RZ Targets)
T. McLain... WR49... just not sure what to think here... consistent targets (4-6-6) but honestly need more for a #1 WR
D. Hopkins... WR53...  well, they are the Titans 
D. London... WR62... really is no surprise here.... Ridder overthrows the Water Boy on every route!
K. Pitts... TE26...  really???...  26th TE?... Ridder has got to go, at this point I'd take Z. Wilson!  
D. Goedert... TE34...  another "top end TE" that has just not gotten it going in the passing game.... maybe he should change to RB for PHI since they run for 250 yards a game! 
Time Out: Math Lesson #4!
S. LaPorta (18.40) > D. Waller (3.50) + M. Andrews (5.50) + D. Goedert (6.60)
Are we looking at the new Kelce in LaPorta?...  he certainly has the talent and team to produce at a high level from week-to-week.... The other three: highly disappointing... I could add K. Pitts to this list to but that would just be piling on...  three words for these guys: We Need More!!!  
DL's (of the top 36 drafted)
J. Bosa... DL38...has 3-sacks but limited playing the last 2 weeks (43 snaps)
C. Young... DL41... missed Week 1... actually looking decent with 1.5 sacks... look for a big jump the next few weeks. 
C. Wilkins... DL42... excellent Week 2 but inconsistent Week 1 and 3
N. Bosa... DL95... 1st sack this week, getting back into shape... let's see how much the jump is over the next 3 weeks.
H. Reddick/H.Landry... DLinfinity... 
N. Bolton... LB45... missed Week 3, not terrible just not great for the #4 LB taken
S. Leonard... LB65...  definitely not back to his old self, maybe never will be...  his running mate, Z. Franklin is the new Shaq! 
J. Jewell... LB58... expecting a ton more from a top 12 LB selection... this week going against MIA, not many snaps (18) and the team look like they quit... 
Time Out: Last Math Lesson!
T. Bernard (24) > G. Pratt (2) + F. Warner (4) + J. Jewell (4) + B. Wagner (5) + Shaq Leonard (7)
Bernard, 2nd year out of?... he didn't see much action last year (only 22 tackles) as he was behind Edmunds, now this young LB is making the most of his opportunity (24 tackles, 2 sacks, 2 int's).... Pratt, just a bad game, only 42 snaps... same with Warner, 46 snaps... ditto bad game for Wagner...  but Shaq just hasn't looked himself since coming back, let's hope he does soon as he is fun to watch! 
D. James... S18... the entire LAC defense has been terrible...  C'mon man, let's go!! 
R. Jenkins... S34... actually a pretty solid tackling 3 weeks (5-8-7, right on where he was last year) but no INT's
J. Pitre... S86...  has only played 26 snaps this year

And Tank Dell is out of: Houston .... where fellow Rookie, QB Clayton Tune (ARI) lit up the scoardboard. 

RD 1 pickups: posted Thrusday at 10:30am EST 
RD 2 pickups posted Saturday at 10:30am EST
RD 3 pickups posted Sunday at 1:00am EST 

Good luck and have fun!  

The Commish

Week 1 Wrap

What a Week 1 it was
Exuberant....  for the start of the season 
Disappointment.... at some of the performances 
Disaster.... for Rodgers and the Jets
Team of the Week
Week 1: 231.16, CL 2, Mike Hurford
Week 1 Perfect Lineup
QB: Tua (34.14)
RB: A. Jones (25.70), Ekeler/CMC (24.40)
WR: T Hill (39.00), B Aiyuk (28.90), J. Meyers (24.60)
TE: H Henry (14.10)
K: N. Folk (18)
DL: TJ Watt (27), D Buckner (23), J. Allen (22) 
LB: Z Franklin (22), R. Smith (20), B Wagner (19)
CB: D Slay (17)
S: J Bates (25)
**Tua, when healthy, is one of the best passers in the league...  I certainly was wrong about him as I wasn't a beleiever out of Bama... 
**J. Meyers...  seems to have excellent chemistry with Jimmy G...  no one wanted him in fantasy, now he is showing last eyar was no fluke.... 
**Watt back to his usual dominance....  let's hope we get a full season out of him... sack record? 
Math Break!
K. Bourne (21.40) > DJ Moore (3.50) + T McLaurin (4.10) + A Cooper (5.20) + J Chase (6.60) 
This is insane....  Bourne taking care of the top WR's like his namesake in the Identity!  
Week 1 Not-So-Perfect Lineup 
QB: J. Burrow (3.18)
RB: D Swift (0.80), N. Harris (4.30)
WR: T Higgins (0), D. London (0), T McLaurin (4.10)
TE: D Goedert (0)
K: G Gano (-1)
DL: H. Reddick (1), N Bosa (2), A Hutchinson (4)
LB: J Jewell (6), CJ Mosley (7), N Bolton (7)
CB: K Gordon (2)
S: J Pitre (2)
**What the hell was THAT in CLE?...  CIN dropped the Golden Egg down the shoot!...  Burrow, Mixon, Higgins...  debacle by the lake!  
**How does London get 43 snaps, 1 target, zero catches?... A Smith does know he is the best WR on the team, right?... Mack freakin Hollins had 4 targers, 3 receptions...  
**Hope Pitre is alright... he went to the hospital with a chest injury
Math Break! 
B Young (9.54) > Dak (6.32) + Burrow (3.18) 
Who would have thought?...  Young doesn;t score double digits yet outscores Dak/Burrow combined?...  it's a crazy, crazy world!  
Week 1: Players over 10ppg
RB: 21...  with 5 over 20ppg
WR: 30... with 6 over 20ppg... 1 over 35ppg
TE: 2... none over 20ppg
K: 13... with 3 over 15ppg
DL: 21... with 3 over 20ppg
LB: 24... with 2 over 20ppg
CB: 14... with 2 over 15ppg
S: 22... with 2 over 20ppg
And QB's over 25ppg: 3...  Tua and Mac over 30ppg
Last season, 6 QB's were over 25ppg
Math Break! 
T. Allgeier (22.90) = N. Harris (4.30) + D. Pierce (5.70) +R. White (5.90) +  J. Gibbs (7.00) 
How does this make you feel?....  a backup to a top pick takes care of 4 RB's that were drafted in the top 5 Rounds of the fantasy draft....  gut-punch! 
And let's not forget about IDP!  
D. Gardeck (15) > CJ Mosley (7) + N Bolton (7) 
Who is Gardeck you ask... 
A loaded deck of cards? 
A deck that's out over a fishing pond? 
Garth Brooks new alter ego? 
Nope....  he is out of Sioux Falls...  AND in his SIXTH year!!....
Fun Fact: he had SEVEN sacks on 93 snaps in 2020.. amazing!  
How about these "backups" that put up starter numbers 
T. Allgeier (22.90)
K. Williams (17.40)
R. Johnson (14.50)
J. Hill (12.90)
Who will keep it up? 
Any of them "league winners"? 
I'm guessing no but hey, one has to dream... or depserate! 
All the dreaded injuries
A.Rodgers... we all saw it, out for the season
A.Jones.... hammy
Diontae Johnson.... hammy... may miss multiple weeks 
JK Dobbins...  Achillies, out for the year
Q. Walker...  concussion 
J. Meyers.... concussion
C. Heyward...  groin, out multiple weeks 
J. Pitre... chest, out of the hospital now 
N. Dean.... foot, out multiple weeks
G. Dulcich... hammy, out multiple weeks
Ekeler... dealing with an ankle injury
Gainwell....  rib injury 
C. Watson... hammy, may miss Week 2

Good luck in Week 2!

The Commish

2023 Season Predictions

Here we are....  the start of the season is in a couple of hours. 

My Fearless, probably terrible, 2023 Season Predictions!  

AFC East: Bills 
AFC West: Chargers 
AFC North: Ravens 
AFC South: Jags 
Wild Cards: Chiefs, Bengals, Jets 

NFC East: Giants 
NFC West: Seahawks 
NFL North: Lions 
NFC South: Saints
Wild Cards: Cowboys, Eagles, 49ers 

Super Bowl: Chargers vs Eagles 
Winner: Super Chargers 

Love it... Hate it... React to it!  

Good luck this year! 

The Commish 


The Season is Upon Us!!

The Redraft is over!!
I hope you enjoyed it and created a solid contending team!!
KC vs DET...  Thursday, 8:20pm EST (5:20pm PST)
Make sure any starters are in your lineup from either team.
Also, if you have a player in at backup for either team, that will LOCK that position.
You have in a backup WR for KC...  
The starting WR's will lock (as well as your backup) and you cannot change them... this ensures no-one gets a "free look" at what a player does before deciding to bench a player. 
MAKE SURE you have in what you want or put the KC/DET players on the bench...
If you have a player in your starting lineup from KC or DET, only that one spot locks.
Any questions, let me know... I will be happy to explain further if necessary.
PICKUPS (starting Thursday Sept 7th)
RD 1: posted Thursday's at 10:30am EST (7:30am PST)
RD 2: posted Saturday's at 10:30am EST (7:30am PST)
RD 3: posted Sunday's at 1:00am EST (10:00pm Saturday PST)
REMINDER....  the teams that play Thursday night (this week it is KC and DET), the players are NOT eligible for pickup OR drop in RD 2 and RD 3.
Any player on the NFL Team IR, NFI or PUP list is eligible to be placed on the IR
Any suspended player is NOT eligible (Jameson Williams) to be placed on IR
If the player on your IR plays while still on your fantasy IR, that player will be waived, no exceptions!!  

Any questions, let me know. 

The Commish

Position Changes for 2023

Defensive tactics over the last few seasons have changed, the 3-4 and 4-3 defenses of old are more fluid than ever now...  teams are going towards more of matchup defenses with the EDGE rusher coming into play over a traditional 3-4 or 4-3 defense (think TJ Watt, J. Bosa, K. Mack, just to name a few) 
This year, all EDGE rush players, even though they are listed in a 3-4 as LB's, will be DL's for Mr. Sports Fantasy Football purposes...  there will be exceptions every year... think M. Parsons or H. Reddick...  both are listed in a 4-3 as a LB but they rush the passer most every down so the true 'old-school" defenses are almost non existent these days...  in this case, Parsons will be listed as a DL, as will Reddick.
With this new change, you won't have to worry about a player signing as a free agent in a new defensive scheme where their position will change....  they will stay as-is unless they truly change their position. 
Fun Fact: Six teams ran a nickel package, 4-2-5, over 70% of their plays in 2021 while not a single team spent more than 40% of their defensive snaps in their "base" defense...  the 4-2-5 is the new "base" defense. 

Position changes: NEW (old)
REMINDER….  Edge rushers are now DL’s and not LB’s
H. Reddick: DL (LB)
M. Parsons: DL (LB)
TJ Watt: DL (LB)
J. Bosa: DL (LB)
K. Mack: DL (LB)
R. Gary: DL (LB)
D. Hunter: DL (LB)
Z. Smith: DL (LB)
S. Barrett: DL (LB)
V. Miller: DL (LB)
M. Judon: DL (LB)
H. Landry: DL (LB)
L. Floyd: DL (LB)
E. Ogba: DL (LB)
J. Allen: DL (LB)
U. Nwosu: DL (LB)
B. Mafe: DL (LB)
A. Highsmith: DL (LB)
**NEWLY ADDED** (6.05)
B. Chubb: DL (LB)
J. Phillips: DL (LB)
Z. Collins: DL (LB)
B. Dupree: DL (LB)
L. Carter: DL (LB)
O. Oweh: DL (LB)
T. Bowser: DL (LB)
S. Lawson: DL (LB)
I. Simmons: S (LB)

More to come over the preseason. 
If you have any questions or have an opinion on a player, let me know. 

Preseason Trading: Now-Aug. 8
Cutdowns Posted: Aug. 9
Rookie Redraft RD 1 Posted: Aug. 13 
Overall Redraft RD 1 Posted: Aug. 17
Last Day of the Redraft: Sept. 5
Regular Season Starts: Thursday, Sept 7

Happy Offseason Trading!!

The Commish


What a fun and enjoyable Fantasy Football Season!!!  
You all really made the experience great for me and for that, I THANK YOU!!!  
I hope you had as much fun this season as I did. 
Offseason News is at the end of this post if you are already excited about 2023!!!

REVELATION 13 owned by M. Fazzio 

Join me in saying CONGRATS to all the league winners for 2022
Champ 2: Griffiron Legends (M. Hurford)
Champ 3: Emmitt Smith (T. Vara)
Champ 4: Sean Spring (PERFECT SEASON!!!)
EL 1: Irish Panthers (M. Fazzio and M. Mazzoni)
EL 2: Chiefs (P. Felker)
EL 3: 1 John (M. Fazzio)
EL 6: Ryder's Crew (D. McConnico)
EL 7: 2 Peter (M. Fazzio)
EL 8: Deuteronomy (M. Fazzio)
EL 9: Basket Case (M. Hoffmaster)
EL 10: Steelers (M. Cremer)
EL 11: Griffiron Greats (M. Hurford)
EL 12: DEEP POST (M. Krupa/T. Gough)
EL 14: Jeremiah (M. Fazzio)
EL 17: Titans (M. Cremer)
EL 21: Brooklyn (A. Pulanco)
EL 22: Colton's Pack (D. McConnico)
ML 1: ADJ McBurrow (M. Krupa/T. Gough)
ML 2: Bad Reputation (R. Zoltowski)
ML 3: Temple of Doom (J. Temple)
ML 5: DMonty and the Holy Julio (B. Engel)
ML 6: Outcasts (R. Servaty)
ML 7: Akron Pros (R. Servaty)
ML 8: 08 LJ (L. Jones)
ML 9: Corner Blitz (M. Krupa/T. Gough)
ML 10: Philadelphia Stars (R. Kamara)
ML 11: Outcasts (R. Servaty)
ML 12: 12LJ (L. Jones)
ML 13: Outcasts (R. Servaty)
ML 14: Mean Machine (M. Hurford)
ML 15: Revelation 13 (M. Fazzio)
ML 16: Brooklyn (A. Pulanco)
ML 18: Los Angeles Express (R. Kamara)
ML 19: Zach's Warriors (M. Adams)
ML 20: Oamisaurus (M. Hoffmaster)
ML 23: Packers (D. Summerfield)
ML 25: Temple of Doom (J. Temple)

Trading for the 2023 Season Starts: March 20
Preseason Trading: March 20-Aug. 8
Cutdowns Posted: Aug. 9
Rookie Redraft RD 1 Posted: Aug. 13 
Overall Redraft RD 1 Posted: Aug. 17
Last Day of the Redraft: Sept. 5
Regular Season Starts: Thursday, Sept 7

Have a Healthy and Prosperous 2023!!

The Commish

FINALS Matchups!!!

Congrats to all of you in the FINALS... best of luck!!!

Champ 2: Duane McConnico vs Griffiron Legends (M. Hurford)
Champ 3: Mean Machine (A. McClelland) vs Emmitt Smith (T. Vara)
Champ 4: Denver Dynamite (J. Edelen) vs Sean Spring (going for a PERFECT YEAR!!!)
EL 1: Irish Panthers (M. Fazzio) vs Gamers (G. Siebern)
EL 2: Ryder's Bomb Squad (D. McConnico) vs Chiefs (P. Felker)
EL 3: Refrigerator Lenny (D. McConnico) vs 1 John (M. Fazzio)
EL 6: 1 Peter (M. Fazzio) vs Ryder's Crew (D. McConnico)
EL 7: 2 Peter (M. Fazzio) vs Golfnut (D. McConnico)
EL 8: Mamas Boys (M. Arnoult) vs Deuteronomy (M. Fazzio)
EL 9: Goldnut (D. McConnico) vs Basket Case (M. Hoffmaster)
EL 10: Ephesians (M. Fazzio) vs Steelers (M. Cremer)
EL 11: Griffiron Greats (M. Hurford) vs Legion of Boom (D. Lutz)
EL 12: Hosea (M. Fazzio) vs DEEP POST (M. Krupa/T. Gough)
EL 14: Jeremiah (M. Fazzio) vs Packers (M. Cremer)
EL 17: Titans (M. Cremer) vs 17 LJ (L. Jones)
EL 21: Brooklyn (A. Pulanco) vs Judge Jeudy (D. McConnico)
EL 22: Colton's Pack (D. McConnico) vs No Huddle (M. Krupa/T. Gough)
ML 1: SCfan (J. Shell) vs ADJ McBurrow (M. Krupa/T. Gough)
ML 2: Bad Reputation (R. Zoltowski) vs Temple of Doom (J. Temple)
ML 3: Temple of Doom (J. Temple) vs The Covid Experience (D. Lutz)
ML 5: DMonty and the Holy Julio (B. Engel) vs Fourth and Goal (M. Cremer)
ML 6: The Randalorian Grampster (R. Holmes) vs Outcasts (R. Servaty)
ML 7: Bucs (D. Summerfield) vs Akron Pros (R. Servaty)
ML 8: 08 LJ (L. Jones) vs Fourth and Drunk (T. Miller)
ML 9: Meadow Muffins (Denny Arnoult) vs Corner Blitz (M. Krupa/T. Gough)
ML 10: Mean Machine (M. Hurford) vs Philadelphia Stars (R. Kamara)
ML 11: Pigskinpalooza (P. Tibbetts) vs Outcasts (R. Servaty)
ML 12: Beautiful Loser (B., Lanciault) vs 12LJ (L. Jones)
ML 13: Tenn Whiskys (J. Lawson) vs Outcasts (R. Servaty)
ML 14: Psalm 1:1-3 (M. Adams) vs Mean Machine (M. Hurford)
ML 15: Revelation 13 (M. Fazzio) vs Inside Slant (M. Krupa/T. Gough)
ML 16: Brooklyn (A. Pulanco) vs Gamers (G. Siebern)
ML 18: Mean Machine (M. Hurford) vs Los Angeles Express (R. Kamara)
ML 19: Zach's Warriors (M. Adams) vs Outcasts (R. Servaty)
ML 20: Oamisaurus (M. Hoffmaster) vs "I Did That" (D. Lutz)
ML 23: Galatians 5:14 (M. Adams) vs Packers (D. Summerfield)
ML 25: Walshing Machine (R. Walsh) vs Temple of Doom (J. Temple)

Good luck everyone!!!

The Commish

Year in Review, Part 1

It's hard to believe we are coming up on Week 17, THE FINALS!!  

Over the next few posts, I will go over the Season that Was....  

I like to break up the Fantasy Season into 4 “seasons”
Season 1: Weeks 1-4
Season 2: Week 5-10
Season 3: Week 11-14
Season 4: Playoffs
Let’s look at the top performers for each period (top starting lineup performers plus next best 5)
Season 1: Weeks 1-4 (3-game min)
QB: L. Jackson (34.33)
J. Allen (33.10), P. Mahomes (28.66), J. Goff (27.66), J. Hurts (27.32), J. Herbert (24.85)
RB: N. Chubb (20.65), S. Barkley (19.63)
Ja. Williams (17.28), CEH (17.25), A. Ekeler (16.07), D. Swift (15.60), CMC (15.57)
WR: C. Kupp (21.55), A. St. Brown (20.53), S. Diggs (20.02)
T. Hill (18.92), J. Jefferson (17.90), J. Waddle (17.07), M. Evans (16.50), C. Kirk (15.25)
TE: T. Kelce (16.33)
M. Andrews (14.08), TJ Hockenson (13.78), Z. Ertz (10.77), G. Everett (10.28), D. Goedert (9.50)
K: Y. Koo (12.00)
D. Carlson (11.25), B. Maher (11.00), G. Gano (10.50), R. Succop (10.00), E. McPherson (10.00)
DL: M. Crosby (11.75), N. Bosa (9.50), J. Hughes/D. Wise (9.00)
D. Wise (9.00), BJ Hill (8.,75), R. Green (8.33), G. Rouseau (8.00)B. Burns (7.75)
LB: R. Smith (13.75), D. Lloyd (13.50), D. White (13.25)
J. Hicks (13.00), A. Highsmith (12.25), F. Luvu (12.00), M. Walker (11.75), J. Brooks/Z. Franklin (11.50)
CB: N. Hobbs (9.00)
M. Humphrey (8.75), C. Ward (8.25), J. Love (8.25), J. Watson (8.00), T. Woolen (8.00)
S: M. Fitzpatrick (14.25)
L. Sneed (13.50), M. Williams (13.25), M. Edwards (12.75), J. Poyer (12.67), E. Jackson (12.50)
Season 2: Week 5-10 (4-game min)
QB: P. Mahomes (34.06)
J. Fields (31.15), J. Allen (29.11), J. Burrow (28.53), Tua (28.15), J. Hurts (27.16)
RB: A. Ekeler (23.06), D. Henry (21.60)
J. Mixon (20.84), CMC (20.07), J. Jacobs (19.80), D. Cook (19.44), R. Stevenson (18.74)
WR: J. Jefferson (20.62), S. Diggs (19.28), D. Adams (18.96)
T. Hill (17.68), D. Hopkins (17.40), M. Hardman (16.15), C. Kupp (15.74), C. Lamb (15.08)
TE: T. Kelce (18.14)
M. Andrews (11.05), D. Goedert (10.98), C. Kmet (10.28), G. Kittle (10.26), Tay. Hill (9.87)
K: N. Folk (13.20)
J. Tucker (11.20), J. Myers (10.50), C. McLaughlin (9.17), J. Slye (9.00), G. Zuerlein /T. Bass (8.80)
DL: J. Hargrove (12.20), D. Lawrence (9.80), D. Buckner (9.67)
M. Crosby (9.20), Q. Williams (8.80), A. Donald (8.80), J. Simmons (8.25), S. Hubbard (7.80)
LB: R. Evans (12.33), D. Tranquill (11.60), D. Long (11.60)
Is. Simmons (11.50), M. Parsons (11.40), TJ Edwards (11.40), F. Warner (11.40), R. Smith (11.20)
CB: J. Love (9.80)
Ah. Gardner (9.20), J. Okudah (8.60), D. Jackson (8.40), J. Ramsey (8.20), Ad. Jackson (8.20)
S: D. James (13.00)
C. Gardner-Johnson (12.20), D. Hamlin (10.40), R. Neal (9.83), K. Joseph (9.80), H. Smith (9.60)
Season 3: Weeks 11-14 (3-game min)
QB: J. Hurts (33.95)
T. Lawrence (29.91), J. Burrow (27.33), G. Smith (26.95), P. Mahomes (25.36), J. Herbert (24.88)
RB: J. Jacobs (25.55), T. Pollard (21.20), CMC (18.48)
M. Sanders (18.40), S. Perine (18.22), J. Conner (17.77), A. Ekeler (17.15), Z. Elliot (16.,35)
WR: D. Adams (20.70), C. Watson (20.33), T. Hill (19.73)
Am. St. Brown (18.60), J. Jefferson (18.13), DK Metcalf (17.60), T. Lockett (17,37), AJ Brown (15.50)
TE: T. Kelce (15.48)
E. Engram (15.37), D. Njoku (9.77), P. Freiermuth (9.30), D. Schultz (9.20), A. Hooper (8.78)
K: T. Bass (12.00)
D. Carlson (11.75), Y. Koo (11.67), H. Butker (11.25), M. Badgley (11.00), B. Maher (10.75)
DL: C. Wilkins (11.00), M. Crosby (10.25), Cha. Jones (10.00)
J. Allen (9.33), B. Burns (9.33), D. Payne (9.00),. N. Bosa (8.75), M. Garrett/B. Graham (8.75)
LB: J. Jewell (16.50), N. Bolton (16.25), F. Oluokun (15.67)
D. Greenlaw (15.25), C. Barton (14.00), K. Ellis (13.33), J. Brooks/J. Baker (13.33)
CB: J. Love (11.75)
B. Callahan (9.67), K. Fuller (9.67), M. Humphrey (9.50), R. Douglas (9.33), C. Taylor-Britt (8.75)
S: J. Pitre (12.25)
D. James (11.33), H. Smith (10.33), L. Sneed (10.25), K. Duggar (10.00), J. Ward (9.50)

Some quick takeaways here
**T. Kelce is an absolute beast!...6ppg ahead of the next closest, M. Andrews and he fell off the face of the earth after Week 6 (ZERO double-digit fantasy games from Week 7-14)
**J. Jacobs finished as RB1, shocked, NOT shocked... it was a contract year
**CMC moves to the West Coast, no one notices that he puts up RB3 numbers
**Burrow has moved into Elite Fantasy QB talk with a QB4 season 
**Top WR's are drafted high for a reason.... zero surprises in the Top 10...  Watson popped during Season 3 and Harmand popped Season 2 but his season was cut short by injury. 
**"To The" Maxx Crosby puts up the only double-digit DL season with a 10.31ppg
**F. Oluokun is a tackling machine no mater where he plays...  that "tick down the board" because he moved the JAX was certainly not warranted 
**Julian Love was the CB1 almost all three Seasons... he's the anti-Deon meaning Love likes to tackle!  
**Derwin James is an old-school hitter!!... he misses a few games a year but puts up top end numbers every season....  and the rookie J. Pitre-HOU out of Baylor finished at S4 is a guy to keep an eye on, he has a bright future!  

If there was a Top 24 Draft that picked all top scoring players, non-QB’s (10-game min)
1. J. Jacobs: 20.14
2. A. Ekeler: 19.09
3. J. Jefferson: 19.02
4. T. Hill: 18.54
5. D. Adams: 18.28
6. CMC: 18.20
7. D. Henry: 18.08
8. S. Diggs: 17.76
9. J. Chase: 17.32
10. T. Kelce: 16.76
11. N. Chubb: 16.58
12. S. Barkley: 15.80
13. T. Pollard: 15.68
14. J. Mixon: 15.64
15. AJ Brown: 14.81
16. A. St. Brown: 14.64
17. M. Sanders: 14.64
18. D. Cook: 13.73
19. A. Jones: 13.73
20. Ja. Williams: 13.45
21. C. Lamb: 13.36
22. J. Taylor: 13.36
23. R. Stevenson: 13.21
24. T. Lockett: 13.16

Coming up:
Part 2: "Are you kidding me?"... those that disappointed during the Fantasy Season. 
Part 3: The Rookies 
Part 4: The Playoffs 

Happy New Year!
The Commish

Week 13 Wrap.... 1 Week to go!!

Week 13 Perfect Lineup
QB: J. Hurts (40.40)
RB: CMC (24.60), T. Pollard (23.60)
WR: D. Adams (33.70), A. St. Brown (29.10), AJ Brown (27.90)
TE: T. Hill (12.34)
K: G. Zuerlein (20.00)
DL: C. Jones (19), N. Bosa (18), C. Wilkins (15)
LB: B. Wagner (21), D. Greenlaw (18), J. Uche (18)
CB: D. Bland (20)
S: J. Pitre (22)
Number of players over 10ppg for Week 13
RB: 24… with 11 over 15… and 0 over 30
WR: 31… with 16 over 15… and 1 over 30
TE: 7… with 0 over 15
K: 13… with 4 over 15
DL: 13… with 3 over 15
LB: 25… with 12 over 15
CB: 14… with4 over 15
S: 11… with 4 over 15
And QB over 25ppg: 4… 2 over 30… 1 over 40
Let’s take a look back and see who helped push our team to victory or helped push our team over the edge to the abyss
Week 8-13 Top Performers (min 4 games)
QB: J. Fields (33.20), J. Hurts (31.44), P. Mahomes (30.19), Tua (26.28), J. Burrow (25.67)
WOW, Fields jumped on the scene quickly with two games, Week 9 and 10, over 40pts… Hurts continued his strong year and Tua was hot… Mahomes was Mahomes…  Burrow jumped into the Top 5 QB keeper convo! 
RB: T. Pollard (23.62), J. Jacobs (20.00), CMC (19.91), D. Henry (18.48), J. Conner (15.97)
Pollard had 4 of 5 games over 20 with 2 of those over 30, looks likes the starting RB there in 2023….  Jacobs has been surprisingly and Week 12 was a 45 outburst, will make himself a lot of money in the offseason, landing spot?... CMC has been pedestrian until Week 13 with a 24 and propped up by his 38 in Week 8… D. Henry continues to get no respect but Week 13 with a 4 was a killer for a lot of you (me included!)…. Conner a surprise here, seems to be getting better as the year progresses.
WR: D. Adams (21.60), T. Hill (19.86), J. Jefferson (18.31), C. Lamb (17.68), D. Hopkins (16.92)
Really no surprises here….  All excellent options and living up to expectations… D. Hop is a little surprise to me, coming off suspension players usually are slow to get back to full speed.
TE: T. Kelce (17.10), C. Kmet (11.40), D. Schultz (9.98), TJ Hockenson (8.83), G. Kittle (8.74)
Kelce living up to every bit of his RD 1 or early RD 2 draft position; or the price you gave up to get him…. KMet had 3 games over 10 with Week 9 (19) and Week 10 (21) his top marks…  honestly, the entire TE class is a mess outside of Mr. Kelce.
Kickers: just kidding…. Not talking about anyone here although they can win you your weekly matchup with a top outing! 
DL: J. Hargrave (11), M. Crosby (10.17), B. Burns (9.60), N. Bosa (9.40), D. Payne (8.67)
Hargrave with a 3 game run of 6 sacks helped push him to the top… Crosby, Burns, Bosa were steady and racked up a combined 16.5 sacks for the last 6 weeks…. Payne nabbed the #5 spot here by punishing the QB 5 times
LB: N. Bolton (13.40), R. Evans (13), J. Brooks (12.60), J. Jewell (12.40), B. Wagner (11.83)
Bolton has top honors here by having 56pts the last 3-weeks… Evans has been a tackling machine with 70 tackles the last 6 weeks… after a slow Week 8 by Brooks, he put up 58pts his next 4 outings… Jewell has the honor of being on a crappy Denver team and on the field an exorbitant amount… Wagner continues to be a dominate force
CB: J. Love (10.40), M. Humphrey (9), L. Wallace (9), J. Alexander (8.67), R. Douglas (8.50)
I love me some Love, any CB that loves to get in the and tackle is the man: 45 tackles in 5 games… Humphrey on a nice 4 game run of 10+ points… Wallace, Alexander and Douglas have been playmakers either by INT, FF, FR, Sacks or a combo… 
S: D. James (12.60), J. Simmons (10.50), C. Gardner-Johnson (10.40), K. Joseph (10.33), H. Smith (10)
Derwin is the man, he puts his body on the line to tackle plus is a playmaker… Simmons has ben hurt a lot this season but when healthy, he has put up numbers… CGJ unfortunately is out for the season and was on quite an excellent run of play with Week 8-11 averaging 12.75… Joseph a solid player with a 23pt outlier in Week 9... the "old-man” Smith continues to be solid.
Next week, a big Season Wrap Edition of Who-Screwed-Your-Season!
Good luck in Week 14!
The Commish


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Week 8

Week 8....  and 6 left in the fantasy regular season!!  
Did you see Derek Carr's score this week? 
1.94...  One-Point-Nine-Four 
He couldn't even score the price of a cup of coffee??  
And get this... Gardner Minshew came in for mop-up duty for PHI: 10 snaps, 0.82pts. 
Not to be outdone, some supposed Fantasy Stars wanted in on a terrible Week 8
Top 12 are filled with "non-named guys": QB4 Fields, QB7 Mariota, QB9 Heinicke, QB10 G. Smith, QB11 Jimmy G
Outside the Top 12: 
QB15 Goff... welcome back to earth Jared
QB16 Stafford... 8-TD's on the season
QB17 A Aron... QB12 if Week 1 is erased at 19.47ppg
QB18 Brady... maybe now divorce is finalized, he will be back to TB12 quality 
QB20 Chef Russ... I'd say not even good greasy spoon cookin this year for Russ... half a Bill doesn't buy you what it used to
J. Taylor.... #1 pick and if you picked him up in a trade, you had to pay a high price...  for that, you received 6.60 points...  carries this year: 31-9-21-20-10-16... give the kid the ball!!!... comparable offense to TEN, D. Henry's carries: 21-13-20-22-28-30-32.... I rest my case. 
Hey PIT, I haven't forgotten about you and your dreadful approach to offense.... 
N. Harris: 8.96pts on 14 touches... touches this year: 12-20-18-18-14-16-20-14.... touches in 2021 through 8 weeks: 17-15-28-21-25-30-29...  another example of a bad offense, great workhorse RB and they do NOT get their best player the ball...  I just don't understand.... did Harris do something to Matt Canada's family so now he doesn't get the ball??
9.56ppg for the year....  I'm at a loss for words....  Canada should be relegated to Canada! 
Others outside the Top 24: M. Carter, D. Montgomery, R. Mostert, AJ Dillon, G. Edwards, J. Jacobs, D. Henderson, B. Robinson (2.00pts...  what the hell was that?)
Speaking of Derek Carr, we have a robust score from D. Adams this week: 0.70...  5 targets on 26 attempts from Carr.... again, I'm no Mike Martz but it seems like the guy you paid $141M would get the majority of looks...  "I might not look open, but I'm always open" -D. Adams 
Mick Lombardi should have been fired a la Lane Kiffen after the game.... "sorry sir, you cannot get on the plane, you're fired!"...  Nelson Agholor had the same points as Adams...  get it together Raiders!!  
Some guy named Samori Toure (thought that was the dish I ordered at the sushi place this weekend) scored 10.20pts (WR27)...  where did he play college? 
He outscored the likes of: 
Thielen (9.70), Mooney (9.50), Cooks (9.30), Pittman (8.80), Robinson (not shocking, 7.90), Olave (7.70), D. Johnson (6.00), London (5.10), D. Smith (4.80), G. Davis (4.50), C. Sutton (1.80, damn, his star is about extinct!). 
R. Moore 19.90 > most 4-5 of these guys combined!  
Kyle Pitts.... welcome to the 2022 season!!!!  
Isaiah Likely....  he will "likely" become a top TE option if/when Andrews gets hurt or maybe BAL figures out the two-TE trick like NE did back in the day. 
Greg Dulcich... out of?...  excellent draft pick by DEN... looking like a top 5 fantasy TE for years to come. 
Look at the top scorers on a weekly basis....  they tend to play against bad passers and/or throw a ton which leads to sack opportunities.
PHI vs PIT (Hargrove top DL with 19)
CAR vs ATL (D.. Brown DL2 with 14.... and Gross-Matos DL16 with 8)
WAS vs IND (D. Payne DL3 with 12... and J. Allen DL 17 with 8)
NYG vs SEA (L. Williams DL4 with 12)
NO vs LV (P. Turner DL5 with 12... and Onyemata DL 19 with 8)
Top LB's tend to play against run heavy teams and/or high-volume offenses. 
MIN vs ARI (Z. Smith top LB with 20... although one of the biggest disappointments this season has been Kendricks: LB40 and on the season: LB32)
LAR vs SF (L. Floyd LB2 with 17... and yet another fantasy disappoint is Bobby Wagner at LB30 on the season)
BUF vs GB (T. Edmunds LB2 with 17... and Milano LB16 with 11)
SEA vs NYG (U. Nwosu LB2 with 17... and Barton LB16 with 11)
SF vs LAR (F. Warner LB2 with 17)
I call this position: The Lottery...  a few guys are consistent because of tackling (J. Love leading the way with 58 tackles!) but highly relies on INT's and/or FF/FR on a weekly basis 
INT Leaders: Woolen (4, CB3), Diggs (3, CB16), Slay (3, CB31), Callahan (3, CB41)
Looking for big tacklers and ball hawks here....  all the 10ppg safeties love to tackle and make plays on the backend with INT's and FF/FR as well as rush the passer to get sacks 
Sack leaders: Sneed (3.5, S1), D. Wilson (3.0, S11), Brisker (3.0, S13), Winfield (3.0, CB14)
INT Leaders: E. Jackson (4, S3), J. Poyer (4, S12), Gardner-Johnson (4, S33... this guy doesn't like to tackle, only 22)
Samori Toure is out of: Nebraska... 6'1, 191... 7th RD pick 2022
Greg Dulcich is out of: UCLA... 6'4, 245... 3rd RD pick 2022

Number of players over 10ppg for Week 8
RB: 26… with 14 over 15… and 5 over 30
WR: 31… with 14 over 15… and 1 over 30
TE: 9… with 3 over 15
K: 7… with 1 over 15
DL: 11… with 2 over 15
LB: 24… with 10 over 15
CB: 10… with1 over 15
S: 16… with 3 over 15
And QB over 25ppg: 8... 2 over 35… 0 over 40

Good luck in Week 9
6-Bye Weeks: CLE, DAL, DEN, NYG, PIT, SF 
The Commish

Week 5

Week 5 down....  Week 6 just started, or did it? 
That game Thursday, if you can call it that, set the sport back 25 years!  
How does a modern era QB throw for only 99 yards.... AND WIN?!?!? 

Now, on to the highlights from Week 5
Once again, Geno Smith is a Top QB...  actually, QB3 to be exact with 30.02... he is putting up some big numbers!  
In the Top 12: Geno, Wentz, Cousins, Jimmy G, Mariota

If you had Bailey Zappe (by the way, my favorite name in all of football), you had a QB that outscored: Trevor, Russell, Jared, Matty Melted Ice.... by the way, Zappe scored a whopping 12.08 points!!! 
Talk about a 2-Week run by Ekeler: 65.80pts over that span (33.90 this week for RB1 honors)...  hope you didn't bail on him early; he is a team-changer for sure!  
And what about Josh Jacobs?...  I didn't think he had it in him!!!...  59.80pts over the last 2 weeks with 27.80 this week (RB3)... 
Tevin Coleman?....  Yes, Tevin...  Coleman...  he almost doubled his 2021 output in just ONE WEEK (20.20 Week 5...46 total pts in 2021)

T. Coleman (20.20) > A. Jones (9.00) + N. Harris (5.10) + JK Dobbins (4.40) + C. Edmonds (0.10... this is embarrassing!)
Have yourself a day Gabe Davis...  171 yards... on THREE catches (that's 57yds/catch in case you were wondering)... WR1 with 30.60
Another guy that had literally a career day, Dyami Brown: 2 catches, 105yds, 2 TD's for 23.50pts (he had 22.10 ALL of 2021!)

I bet you were wondering, "Hey, what notable players did Tutu Atwell (5.90) outscore this week"...  glad you asked: D. London, JuJu, Thielen, AJ Brown, R. Woods, G. Wilson, B Cooks, A. St Brown, Waddle, A. Robinson (shocked!), Z. Jones, C. Kirk, E. Moore, Renfrow

Dyami Brown (23.50) > J. Chase (8.50) + C. Lamb (7.80) + AJ Brown (4.70) + C. Kirk (1.60)

Kelce scores 4 times and dominates the Raiders D...  and he is only TE2!!!!....  who is #1??...  Taysom Hill with 36.08...  he also had a 4-TD game: 3 rushing, 1 passing...  at this point, if you don't have Kelce or Andrews, I think you have to start Hill every week because of this type of potential, although his floor is 1 point.. good luck with that swing!  

You might want to follow my GREAT Free Agent moves on a weekly...  of course, I drop M. Sweet-WAS this week and goes for 14... 
A lot of familiar faces in the Top 10: Buckner (DL1, 20pts), Donald, J Simmons, M Crosby, D Lawrence, C Jordan

After taking a couple of weeks off (well, it just seemed like it), Micah Parsons was LB4 with 16pts...  not shocking at all B. Chubb was the top LB with 20pts... DEN played against the hapless Colts but hey, IND did win (how I just don't know!)

K. Elam, a 1st Round Pick out of....  Florida... gets CB1 honors with a pick and 10 tackles (I think Deion had 10 tackles his whole career!)

Number of players over 10ppg for Week 5
RB: 29... with 18 over 15
WR: 29... with 13 over 15
TE: 7... with 3 over 15
K: 11... with 5 over 15
DL: 8... with 2 over 15
LB: 30... with 6 over 15
CB: 17... with 2 over 15
S: 13... with 3 over 15
And QB over 25ppg: 5... 1 over 40

Good luck!

The Commish

Stats, Stats and more Stats!

A ton of information this week (yeah, I love stats) as we are just over the quarter mark of the fantasy season (28% of the way through to be exact!)
There are 10-weeks left to stop the leaking ship or fortify your team.
Week 4 Top Performers
QB: J. Goff (41.22)
RB: J. Jacobs (32.00), A. Ekeler (31.90)
WR: M. Evans (26.30), J. Jefferson (26.00), T. Higgins (21.90)
TE: T. Hockenson (35.90)
K: G. Joseph (17.00)
DL: D. Autry (13), J. Allen (13), D. Lawrence (13)
LB: H. Reddick (24), F. Luvu (23), R. Gary (21)
CB: J. Jones (19)
S: L. Joyner (20)
Who woulda thunk??...  Goff scoring 41pts and being the QB4 on the year… maybe it was McVay who was holding him back…
Jacobs had his highest scoring week since Week 1, 2020….
Nice to see Ekeler finally get a TD, or two, or three!!!
And how ‘bout Hockenson?!?!... by far the best outing of his career…  now if the DET defense can play just average, what a team that would be! 
How have the Top 24 picks in a typical draft have done through 4 weeks
JT = RB20
D. Henry = RB8
C Kupp = WR1
J. Jefferson = WR5
J. Chase = WR15
A. Ekeler = RB5
A. Kamara = RB42 (out for 2 games)
D. Cook = RB24
N. Harris = RB25
D. Adams = WR3
J. Mixon = RB17
L. Fournette = RB19
N. Chubb = RB1
D. Swift = RB6
S. Barkley = RB2
A. Jones = RB11
S. Diggs = WR3
Jav. Williams = RB33 (out for the year)
Zeke = RB34
T. Hill = WR4
C. Lamb = WR16
D. Samuel = WR13
T. Kelce = TE1
Shocking News: T. Kelce is the TE1!! 
Just a quick look here, the WR position has been more reliable in living up to expectations than RB’s early in the draft.
Tough break for Williams
JT, Kamara, Cook and Harris all have been huge disappointments and frankly are killing fantasy teams! 
Speaking of “Fantasy Killers”, let’s take a look at who’s bringing your team down because you put so much capital in these players:
QB14: D. Carr 19.03
QB15: T. Brady 18.43
QB16: R. Wilson 18.22
QB21: A. Rodgers 16.58
QB30: M. Stafford 13.15
QB-Dak… hurt
All of these guys were/are starters for teams during the first few weeks this year…  if you relied on one of these guys to be a key part of your success, you needed a lot of help from other areas to make up for the lackluster performance.
Just think, J. Goff at 27.66 is above every QB not named Lamar, Allen, Mahomes…  craziness!!!
RB17: J. Mixon 12.13
RB19: L. Fournette 11.87
RB20: J. Taylor 11.68
RB24: D. Cook 10.53
RB25: N. Harris 10.25
RB29: AJ Dillon 9.63
RB32: J. Conner 9.12
RB33: Jav. Williams 8.75
RB42: T. Etienne 6.63
RB52: C. Akers 4.90
Talk about shocking…  JT the across-the-board number 1 pick being at RB20 is a pure team killer…  and if you paired him with the big breakout stars C. Akers and/or Etienne, you are in trouble…. 
Jam. Williams (17.28) > J. Conner (9.12) + D. Montgomery (7.40)
CEH (17.25) > D. Cook (10.53) + C. Akers (4.90)
WR15: J. Chase 13.25
WR40: T. McLaurin 9.67
WR45: J. Jeudy 8.98
WR48: G. Davis 7.93
WR52: DJ Moore 7.35
WR76: A. Robinson 5.00
WR82: D. Mooney 4.02
Chase at 15 isn’t terrible but for where he was drafted, you certainly expected Top 5 return to this point….  Sad for DJ Moore; a ton of talent with a truly terrible QB… and what the hell has happened to A. Rob?...  we all thought last year was an apparition but his non-performance has become the norm…
A. St. Brown (20.53) > DJ Moore (7.35) + G. Davis (7.93) + A. Robinson (5.00)
C. Kirk (15.25) > T. McLaurin (9.67) + D. Mooney (4.02)
TE13: D. Waller 7.87
TE21: K. Pitts 5.00
TE26: D. Knox 4.27
TE31: D. Schultz 3.83
Biggest disappointment in fantasy might be Pitts… I know a lot of people who said he will be a Top 5 fantasy player overall…  that’s certainly out the window and expectations should have been tampered with Mariota at QB.
G. Everett (10.28) > K. Pitts (5.00) + D. Knox (4.27)
DL2: N. Bosa 9.50
DL8: B. Burns 7.75
DL9: M. Garrett 7.67
DL10: D. Lawrence 7.50
DL21: A. Donald 6.50
DL22: C. Heyward 6.25
DL pretty much ran as planned although Donald and Heyward are a little disappointing… expect a turnaround over the next 4-weeks.
LB1: R. Smith 13.75
LB3: D. White 13.25
LB8: J. Brooks 11.50
LB12: F. Oluokun 11.25
LB13: CJ Mosley 11.25
LB21: B. Wagner 10.25
LB33: E. Kendricks 8.50
LB48: M. Parsons 7.50
Hurt: TJ Watt, S. Leonard
Kendricks and Parsons have been the outliers here…  both should be in the Top 10 yet are highly underperforming...  not sure what’s wrong with Leonard…  seems like he has a hangnail and can’t play, thought he was a tough guy!
Rookie Watch
RB15: D. Pierce
RB18: B. Hall
RB45: T. Allgeier
RB50 I. Pacheco  
RB57 R. White
RB59 Z. Horvath  
RB71 J. Warren
RB84 Z. White
The last 2-weeks, Pierce has been giving a legit opportunity and he has shined… Hall climbing up the ladder as well…  looking like the RB1 with the Jets… the rest are going to need lot’s of help to become fantasy relevant… and one guy has gotten that moving forward: Allgeier.
WR20 C. Olave
WR21 G. Wilson  
WR25 J. Dotson  
WR26 D. London
WR39 R. Doubs
WR70 C. Watson
WR76 T. Burks
WR-outside the Top 100 S. Moore  
A few potential studs here…  Doubs moving up the board…  Watson getting healthy…  Burks, who knows…. And where is Sky Moore??? 
Hope you enjoyed all the numbers…. I love seeing where I was right and, more often than not, where I was wrong.
Good luck in Week 5!
The Commish

Week 3

What a Week 3 we had...  mostly Non-Superstar type of week which makes fantasy football even more interesting!  
Take a look at the weekly leaders at each position. 
Outside of the two Ravens, it was all over the board. 

Week 3 Top Performers
QB: L. Jackson (47.42)
RB: K. Herbert (29.90), Jam. Williams (23.70)
WR: Da. Smith (26.90), M. Hollins (25.96), M. Brown (21.00)
TE: M. Andrews (24.90)
K: G. Zuerlein (18.00)
DL: B. Graham (20), T, Hendrickson (20), D. Wise (18)
LB: R. Smith (22), M. Ingram (17), N. Bolton (17)
CB: D. Ward (16)
S: J. Pitre (27)
Definitely wasn’t a “Super Star” type week but was certainly fun!
What do names like G. Smith J. Brissett, M. Ryan, R. Tannehill all have in common?
They all outscored the likes of: Mahomes, Rodgers, Brady, Herbert, Murray, Stafford, Wilson.
Low score for QB for the week: J. Fields come in with a whopping 4.94ppg…   AND gets the win!!! 
The RB position had some uncommon names in the Top 12 this week:
RB1: Herbert (no, not Justin, although Khalil outscored Justin this week)
RB2: Jam. Williams… this DET team just keeps churning out top producers week in, week out
RB6: D. Singletary… 10 combined points Week 1-2 and then throws up a 19.6!
RB8: R. Stevenson… doubled up his output in Week 3 from Week 1 + 2
RB10: D. Pierce…  finally, HOU decides to use the talented back for a nice 17.10! 
RB11: C. Edmonds…  just when Mostert looked like the lead guy, here comes Chase… again, another RB doubling up his previous 2 weeks combined!
And the WR position did the same…  Most are projected WR3 and lower yet they are in the top 24 in Week 3.
WR2: M. Hollins…  who?... did you know he has been in the league for 6-years?
WR4: R. Gage… I guess someone had to catch passes and it wasn’t Cole Beasley
WR6: Z. Jones… the once 2nd RD pick is finally showing some promise… helps that Urb isn’t the coach anymore in Jax! 
WR7: C. Olave…  all I have to say: stud
WR9: T. Boyd… the 3rd WR on a disappointing CIN team comes up with a nice effort
WR10: D. Parker… yes, the #1 WR on NE but not many chances in this putrid offense…  frankly. The NE offense is offensive!
WR11: I McKenzie… talented but often overshadowed
WR12: R. Doubs…  could be a staple in the Top 12 if A-Aron keeps liking him!
Others appearing 13-24: Shenault, Osborn, Palmer
Death, Taxes and T. Kelce being in the Top 5 every week at TE (this week, #3)
TE2 Njoku… this big man triples up his Week 1+2 AND he has his 2nd biggest fantasy day ever!
TE4: J. Woods… super talented rookie… Ryan should be finding him in the RZ more often
TE5: T. Conklin… solid start to the season so far
How about this:
L. Jax 47.42 > Brady (16.74) + Herbert (15.,58) + Murray (13.36)… 
Lamar is putting up video game numbers, it’s silly while Murray is just running around like a novice player in Fortnite!
K. Herbert  29.90 > A. Ekeler (9.30) + A. Kamara (7.30) + J. Mixon (5.30) + Jav. Williams (7.50)…
Talk about huge disappoints… 2-1st RD picks, 2-early 2nd RD picks…  all four are killing fantasy teams!...  meanwhile, Herbert takes advantage of his chance and comes up huge, although his week should only be worth half since he did play against HOU
M. Hollins 25.96 > DJ Moore (2.00) + J. Jefferson (2.90) + D. Mooney (3.30) + A. Robinson (3.30) + T. Hill (4.30) + M. Thomas (7.40)
I should have known not to put faith in Baker throwing accurately to DJ Moore…  then you have ARob, the “darling of the preseason” as everyone expected a huge bounce-back season; check this through 3-games: ARob 2021: 19.6pts; 2022: 18.3pts; if you had the Under for 2022, WINNER!!!
M. Ingram (17) > D. White (5) + B Wagner (9)
Getting Allen down 2x is a huge win for Ingram and MIA… plus it was Ingram’s biggest week since Week 5 of 2018… expect a huge effort vs SF from Wagner this week and a so-so outing by D. White against KC.
Top DL’s going into the season with Week 3 rankings
Miles Garret: DL90
Aaron Donald: DL12
Nick Bosa: DL35
Brian Burns: didn’t score
Demarcus Lawrence: DL4
Top LB’s going into the season with Week 3 rankings
TJ Watt: hurt
Jordyn Brooks: LB36
Bobby Wagner: LB34
Devin White: LB72
Roquan Smith: LB1
Shaq Leonard: hurt
Foyesade Oluokun: LB25
Eric Kendricks: LB20
Micah Parsons: LB100+
CJ Mosley: LB7
Roquan being Roquan…  he is the LB3 for the season…  super stud!

CB… nice to see D. Ward come up big… he had his best fantasy day since Game 1 of his career (19pts in Week 1, 2018!)
S: J. Pitre with a dominate Week 3 outing… the rookie out of Baylor is making a huge impact in the IDP world and for a bad HOU team! 
Number of players over 10ppg at their position in Week 3
RB: 27… with 11 over 15
WR: 41… with 17 over 15
TE: 9… with 3 over 15
K: 13… with 2 over 15
DL: 13… with 6 over 15
LB: 33… with 6 over 15
CB: 14… with 1 over 15
S: 19… with 6 over 15
And QB over 25ppg: 5… 1 over 40
Good luck in Week 4!
The Commish

Week 2

Week 2 down….  12 to go!! 
Are you 0-2? … Or 2-0?
Lots of moves to be made in the coming weeks
REMINDER… you can trade 2023 draft picks from now until the trade deadline!!!
And now on to the info you want! 
Did I see a 50-burger this week?
I sure did….  Nope, not LJax, not Mahomes, not Allen….  But TUA with a 50.86!!!
Who was the last to put up 50??
Did you hear that?....   what was it?
Ohhhhh, it was the THUD of studs not living up to expectations for Week 2
QB: Flacco (35.88) > R. Wilson (13.06) + T. Brady (12.40) + J. Winston (9.64)
I thought Russ was supposed to start “cooking” a lot more in Denver….  Guess he is cooking one of those nice tofu dishes because the BBQ was water in it!! 
RB: T. Pollard (17.80) > J. Taylor (6.80) + D. Cook (5.60) + C. Patterson (4.10)
A huge down week for RB’s…  in addition to the above, all the following were under 10ppg:
J. Mixon, Jav. Williams, J. Jacobs, D. henry, L. Fournette, K. Hunt, D. Pierce, C. Akers, AJ Dillon, T. Etienne, J. Conner, Zeke, C. Edmonds, D. Singletary, R. Penny… let’s hope you had either Chubb or A Jones this week! 
WR: G. Wilson (26.00) > J. Chase (8.30) + J. Jefferson (7.80) + DK Metcalf (5.50) + JuJu (2.50)
This rookie G. Wilson for the Jets looks like the real deal…  the new Chase? Jefferson?... this week, 2 rookies in the top 10: Wilson (6th) and London (10th) …  then some guy named Noah Brown takes over for the ‘Boys as he has more points through Week 2 than he had all last year! 
TE: M. Gesicki (12.10) > T. Kelce (7.60) + K. Pitts (2.90)
If you had R. Dwelley (9th) and E. Saubert (12th) in your Top 12 Pool for Week 2, you’re a winner!!! 
DL: Shy Tuttle (12.00) > A. Donald (5.00) + M. Garrett (5.00) + M. Davenport (2.00)
Who is Shy Tuttle you ask?
Welcome back to JJ Watt… hope you enjoyed his 7pts, he is sure to get hurt walking onto the practice field this week.
LB: M. Milano (16.00) > F. Oluokun (5.00) + D. Campbell (4.00) + L. Wilson (3.00) + F. Warner (3.00)
Several top LB’s not producing in Week 2….  Time to panic and change it up? ..  Eric Kendricks, the season has started, go ahead, feel free to start making some tackles! 
S: T. Walker was #8 defender overall in Week 1…  in Week 2 you ask?...  52nd…  at Safety!!! 
Lamar Jackson-50.88-Week 5, 2021
The last QB to put up a 50-burger! 
Did you know
Matt Ryan was the #2 QB in 2018 with 26.84ppg
We are a long way from those days!    
Number of players at/over 10ppg per position in Week 2
RB: 18  
WR: 37   
TE: 11  
K: 12
DL: 13
LB: 36  
CB: 14  
S: 15  
And QB’s over 25ppg: 9…  and 2 of them over 40ppg!! 
Good luck in Week 3!!! 
The Commish


Week 1 is in the books…. And what a week it was
WR scoring out of their minds… Top 12 scored 267.8pts (22.31ppg avg per player)
RB’s not wanting to be left out of the scoring parade… Top 12 score 253.3pts (21.10ppg avg per player)
TE’s coming out of nowhere
27-INT’s to start the year with 2-pick six’s!! 
And of course the dreaded injury bug struck: Dak, Eli, TJ, Keenan, J. Adams, Najee, Godwin
Now, on to the numbers!
Top Players Week 1
QB: P. Mahomes 44.90
RB: S. Barley (30.40), J. Taylor (25.50)
WR: J. Jefferson (34.90), C. Kupp (25.30), D. Adams (25.10)
TE: T. Kelce 22.10
K: Y. Koo 19.00
DL: J. Hughes (20.00), J. Simmons (17.00), M. Garrett (16.00)
LB: A. Highsmith (24.00), J. Hicks (21.00), K. Mack (21.00)
CB: J. Bradberry 14.00
S: M. Fitzpatrick 26.00
Math time!!
** Dontrell Hilliard-RB-TEN (20.40) > D. Henry (8.20) + A. Kamara (6.10) + Zeke (5.40)
**Rookie RB’s didn’t fair too well Week 1
RB21 I. Pacheco (12.20)
RB34 B. Hall (8.10)
RB35 Z. Horvath (7.80)… who??
RB53 D. Pierce (4.40)
RB61 R. White (3.10)
RB70 J. Warren (0.70)
RB—Z. White…  zero offensive snaps, only special teams work
**What do these names have in common: Shepard, Landry, Samuel, Anderson, Duvernay…   
They were 25% of the Top 20 WR’s for Week 1….  And none of you played them!! 
**Rookie WR’s didn’t do much better than the RB’s
WR13 J. Dotson (16.50)
WR33 D. London (9.90)
WR49 C. Olave (7.60)
WR52 G. Wilson (7.20)
WR53 T. Burks (7.00)
WR54 R. Doubs (6.80)
WR67 C. Watson (5.10)
WR81 S. Moore (3.50)
If you had these three WR’s going into the year, you were feeling pretty good about your chances…
WR103 M. Williams 2.00
WR108 A. Robinson 1.70
WR112 D. Mooney 1.30
Same with these three RB’s…
RB39 T. Etienne 7.50
RB44 D. Montgomery 6.50
RB60 T. Pollard 3.20
And more Math…
**R. Anderson 18.70 > DJ Moore (6.50) + DK Metcalf (6.10) + C. Lamb (3.90)
Top coveted DL’s produced…
DL3 M. Garrett 16.00
DL12 N. Bosa 9.00
DL13 C. Heyward 9.00
DL27 A. Donald 6.00
DL88 M. Davenport 2.00
19-DL’s scored more 8+ points
And you ask about LB’s?
LB6 TJ Watt 17.00…  to bad he is out for a few weeks, this guy is a pure stud! 
LB7 D. White 17.00
LB16 J. Brooks 12.00
LB19 R. Smith 12.00
LB28 B Wagner 11.00
Overall Defense scoring
19-DL’s scored more 8+ points
33-LB’s scored 10+ points
25-Safety’s scored 10+ points
16-Corners scored 10+ points
Who is RB 35 you ask?
Zander Horvath-Fullback-LAC… 6’3, 230… drafted 7th RD out of Purdue
I bet you’re thinking “Hey, how did the Top Picks in this years’ draft do Week 1?” …  well, let’s take a look at the typical Top 24 picks in drafts
JT = RB2
D. Henry = RB33
CMC = RB18
C Kupp = WR2
J. Jefferson = WR1
J. Chase = WR4
A. Ekeler = RB28
A. Kamara = RB47
D. Cook = RB20
N. Harris = RB26
D. Adams = WR3
J. Mixon = RB9
L. Fournette = RB16
N. Chubb = RB15
D. Swift = RB3
S. Barkley = RB1
A. Jones = RB29
S. Diggs = WR6
Jav. Williams = RB14
Zeke = RB49
T. Hill = WR21
C. Lamb = WR76
D. Samuel = WR26
T. Kelce = TE1
Who woulda thought….
**J Brissett would outscore Brady, Stafford, A Aron, Dak
**D. Hilliard would be RB7 and outscore every RD 1 RB besides Sequon
**OJ Howard, T. Hill, G. Everett, W. Dissly, C. Parkinson all would outscore Waller, Schultz, Andrews, Pitts
**Kwity Paye (out of Michigan!) would outscore N. Bosa, A. Donald, C. Heyward
**J. Hicks (where has he been hiding the last couple of years?) would outscore Wagner, Mosley, Kendricks
Time to panic?
Time to “throw in the towel?”
Time to chase?
Time to “ride it out?”
One hell of a Week 1, that’s for sure!!!
Lots of decisions to be made.
I love this time of year…  makes fantasy football fun (and frustrating!)
Good luck in Week 2.
The Commish

Twas the Night Before Football....

....And all through the house....  not a fantasy GM was sleeping, not even their spouse... 
The Football Season is peaking around the corner.... I am so excited for the season!!!
I hope you are feeling the same!!  
Some details to remember for this year....  
Pickups every week
RD 1: posted Thursday mornings at 10:45am EST (7:45am PST)
RD 2: posted Saturday mornings at 11:00am EST (8:00am PST) 
RD 3: posted Sunday at 1:00am EST (10:00pm Saturday night PST) 
REMINDER...Any player that is on a THURSDAY NIGHT team is NOT eligible to be picked up OR dropped  in RD 2 and RD 3
Enter them into the system.
When both sides match exactly, I will process. 
If you are trading a pick for 2023, please email me the trade. 
Feel free to drop me a note letting me know you entered a trade and I will process ASAP. 
Start of the Season
LAR vs BUF in Los Angeles tomorrow night (Thursday) @ 8:2-0pm EST (5:20pm PST) .... I can't wait!!!  
Make sure to have your players in that you want playing 
REMINDER...  if you have a LAR or BUF player as a backup, your STARTER(s) will lock and you can not change them.... example: you have D. Henderson-RB as your 1st backup RB...  once the game starts, Henderson locks as well as both of your starting RB's...  This prevents any "best ball" strategies that teams could take advantage of if players did not lock in this manner. 
Any questions, let me know.... I will be happy to explain further. 
Please be patient Week 1 as there are usually some hiccups that need to be fixed so the rest of the season runs smoothly.... thanks for your understanding. 
Good luck this season. 
Thank you VERY MUCH for being a part of Mr. Sports!!!  

The Commish

Position Changes for the 2022 Season

Cutdowns are just over a month away (August 9th). 
Please see the position changes thus far. 
D. Hunter: LB (DL)
C. Patterson: RB (WR)
JD McKissic: RB (WR)
R. Quinn: DL (LB)
R. Gregory: LB (DL)
R. Okwara: DL (LB)
J. Greenard: DL (LB)
D. Deablo: LB (S)
T. Hill: TE (QB)
C. Jones: DL (LB)
L. Ryan S (CB)
M. Ingram: LB (DL)
A. Key (DL (LB)
D. Ford: DL (LB)
Ju. Johnson: TE (WR)
JJ. Arcega-Whiteside: TE (WR)
D. Funches: TE (WR)
Should you have a question about a player position or see a player that should be at another position, please let me know. 

The Commish


Football is up and running...I'm excited for the new year!!!

The NFL has turned into a year-round sport....
It seems like every time I turn on the TV or look at my phone, there is a trade or big free agent signing or some sort of interesting news!

I hope each and every one of you come back to all your teams...  but if you need to drop a team, please let me know as soon as possible.
In order to pay, you can go to Settings (under MyMrSports) and click "Make a Deposit).
Or, accounts will lock on Friday April 22nd and you can pay at that time.
Reminder: in order to trade, you must be paid in full for the 2022 season.

Trading is in full swing.
Several trades have been made and trade talk is rampant!
I love this time of year....  talking football, getting deals done... so much fun!

Another season of many questions:
**No WR's in GB, can A-Aron pull a Brady and produce with anyone?
**Will D Carr (newly signed to 3yr/$121M) make it like old college times with Adams?
**Can Tampa Tom run it back one more time?
**Will McCaffrey stay healthy and jump back into the #1 fantasy player discussion?
**Can Barkley, Zeke, Sanders bounce back from down seasons?
**Who is this year's Najee and Chase?
**AFC West is loaded, who emerges, who falls short?
**NFC looking like the JV squad... what surprise team jumps up?
**Can J Fields and T. Lawrence take a step forward this year?
**Rams reload, is a repeat in order?
**Will #2 Fantasy WR Deebo get traded?
And on and on and on!!!
The NFL is so much fun nowadays!

A couple of changes.
**In 2023 (NEXT year), cutdowns will be: 9 keepers for playoff teams, 10 keepers for non-playoff teams.
**Starting this season, Week 1-10, you can trade future redraft picks for 2023 if you pay half of the fee for 2023 for that team. This is non-refundable in the event you do not come back to that team.

**Three other things I am considering: 1. adding an IR spot making it 2 spots... 2. cutting the roster size by 2, from 33 to 31... 3. for 2023, slightly changing of defensive player points for tackles, pass defended; not sure exactly what it looks like but I believe defensive players need to be a little more valuable than they currently are....   I will keep you posted on these issues.... if you're passionate about any issue mentioned OR have another idea, let me know... always happy to chat.

Preseason trading: now until Aug. 9
Cutdowns: Posted 11am EST Aug. 10
Redraft: Aug 13-Sept 5
Season starts: Thursday Sept. 8th: LAR vs TBD

***2nd Annual VEGAS Trip***
Aug. 26-28 (weekend before Labor Day)
I plan on staying at the Paris again but feel free to stay where you like.
Draft will be Saturday the 27th (you don't have to draft to join in on the fun!)
Any questions, let me know.
I am VERY much looking forward to this trip and meeting even more of you!

Check out the Teams for Sale Page.
Some good ones available!
If you have trade ideas for any Team for Sale, I am ready to deal!

Thanks for being a part of Mr. Sports.
I appreciate you!!!

Mr. Sports

The Wrap!

Happy New Year!!
Congrats to all of you that made it to the Finals and a BIG CONGRATS to the winners (which are all listed below)!!!
For the 37 winners, make sure to put in your lineup. You never know who will win this last week!
An extra $1000 up for grabs to the winner!  
No more pickups this year.
If you are owed money, you will receive an email from me the weekend of January 22-23 with details.
Preseason trading will start March 21st.
**We will be keeping the 6-Team playoffs. I think everyone enjoyed the extra round!
**I will be looking at roster size
**I will be looking at adding one more round of pickups
**I will be looking at giving the 5th/6th place teams prize money for making the playoffs
If you are passionate about any of these areas OR another area I have missed, please send me a note, I would enjoy hearing your thoughts.
And now...  
THE CHAMPIONS of each league!!!!
CL 2: Par or Better (D. McConnico)
CL 3: Jeremy Ramos (J. Ramos)
CL 4: Temple of Doom 4 (J. Temple)
EL 1: 1 Gamers (G. Siebern)
EL 2: Onside Kick (M. Krupa/T. Gough)
EL 3: Kamara Sutra (R. Patricio)
EL 6: 1 Peter (M. Fazzio)
EL 7: 2 Peter (M. Fazzio)
EL 8: Deuteronomy (M. Fazzio)
EL 9: 9 Gamers (G. Siebern)
EL 10: 10 Gamers (G. Siebern)
EL 11: Basket Case (M. Hoffmaster)
EL 12: DEEP POST (M. Krupa/T. Gough)
EL 14: Griffiron Greats (M.Hurford)
EL 17: Double Reverse (M. Krupa/T. Gough)
EL 21: Brooklyn (A. Pulanco)
EL 22: No Huddle (M. Krupa/T. Gough)
ML 1: Basket Case (M. Hoffmaster)
ML 2: Outcasts II (R. Servaty)
ML 3: Fireballs (M. Lussier/JD Lussier)
ML 5: MInd Reflections (T.Huegin)
ML 6: Bad Mr. Frosty (L. Lamonna)
ML 7: Fly Pattern (M. Krupa/T. Gough)
ML 8: Texans (M. Cremer)
ML 9: Browns (D. Summerford)
ML 10: 10 ML Gamers (G. Siebern)
ML 11: Philly Phanatics (R. Thornton)
ML 12: Safety Blitz (M. Krupa/T. Gough)
ML 13: Deep Slant (M. Krupa/T. Gough)
ML 14: Post Pattern (M. Krupa/T. Gough)
ML 15: King of the Beasts (H. Closs)
ML 16: Burl's Barn Burners (J. Burleson)
ML 18: 18 Gamers (G. Siebern)
ML 19: This One's For Trade Joe!!! (M. Cremer)
ML 20: Double Wood (M. Melamedoff)
ML 23: Buffalo Bison (B. Engel)
ML 25: Temple of Doom 25 (J. Temple)
I want to wish you blessings and prosperity in 2022!!
Thank you for being a part of Mr. Sports, I appreciate you!  
The Commish

Wild Card Round (Week 15)

Good evening

Scores will be final at 1:00am EST

Great week for me: 0-5 in the Wild Card round!!  HaHaHaHa!!!

Matchups will be up tomorrow... there needs to be some work on my part since this is the 1st year of the new Playoff format.

Seed 1 vs lowest remaining seed
Seed 2 vs next team left
Good luck everyone and thanks for being a part of Mr. Sports! 
The Commish

Recap, Rewind and a look Forward!

Nine Weeks in the books...  on our way to 14!!! 

SIX (6) teams make the playoffs.
You're NOT out of it yet... well, unless you're 0-8 then at least you have the #1 pick locked up for the redraft! 

Trade Deadline
Trading will stop at 12:55pm EST (9:55am PST) this Sunday.
Make your deals this week.
Prepare for bye weeks ahead of time.
Most important: Have Fun!!!  
Bye Weeks:
Week 10: CHI, CIN, HOU, NYG
Week 11: LAR, DEN
Week 12: ARI, KC
Week 13: CAR, CLE, GB, TEN
Week 14: IND, MIA, NE, PHI

Records through Week 10 will determine draft position for the 2022 season.
If you make the playoffs, you will automatically pick 7-12 depending where you finish in the playoffs.

Week 9 Top players
QB: L. Jackson (36.64)
RB: J. Conner (37.80), J. Taylor (33.00)
WR: E. Moore (23.90), D. Smith (20.10),O. Zaccheaus (19.30)
TE: G. Kittle (18.10)
K: B. McManus (12.00)
DL: J. Simmons (18.0), A. Armstead (14.0), M. Collins (13.0)
LB: J. Allen (21.0), M. Parsons (20.0), A. Walker (18.0)
CB: C. Bynum (18.0)
S: X. McKinney (25.0)
Perfect score: 347.84
Team of the Week:
Tuesday Afternoon, Tom H, ML 3, 244.28
Let's take a look at the Rookie Class of 2021 through 9-Weeks
QB30 T. Lawrence
QB32 M. Jones
QB34 T. Lance
QB35 D. Mills
QB37 J. Fields
QB38 Z Wilson
**I expected Lawrence to be a little higher but the rest about what I thought....  consensus after the preseason was Zach Wilson was the "next great thing"... he has been more Tim Couch than Joe Burrow.
RB5 N. Harris
RB20 E Mitchell
RB25 M. Carter
RB33 J. Williams
RB39 C. Hubbard
RB47 K. Gainwell
RB51 R. Stevenson
RB54 K. Herbert
RB73 T. Sermon
RB79 C Evans
RB99 L. Rountree
RB100 J. Patterson
RB T. Etienne- OUT
RB J. Funk- OUT
RB J. Hawkins- FA
**No shock that Harris is up top of the Rookie RB's, although a Top 5 RB is a little surprising... those of you that gave a lot to get the #1 rookie pick, you have been rewarded nicely.... the shock here is Sermon...  he has been preaching to the choir and not preaching to the defense...  maybe 3 schools in 3 years should have told us something,.
WR5 J. Chase
WR34 J. Waddle
WR42 D. Smith
WR57 E. Moore
WR62 R. Bateman
WR68 R. Moore
WR74 K. Toney
WR89 A. St. Brown
WR98 N. Collins
WR125 T. Marshall Jr
WR140 D. Brown
WR157 A. Rodgers
WR D Eskridge-OUT
**I'm old enough to remember when they said Chase couldn't catch an NFL pass... those were the days!... Chase has been nothing short of spectcular... I think everyone else falls in line here.... Waddle and Smith have been servicable and getting better...  the surprise for me is T. Marshall...  I thought he would at least be rosterable.
TE10 K. Pitts
TE15 P. Freiermuth
**Surprised Pitts is only 10th... expected a Top 5 effort...  the Falcons are bad but c'mon, give the man the damn ball!!...  Big Ben has a rag arm and that fits Freiermuth just fone...  he is steadlily moving up the ranks  on his way to a Top 10 TE finish!
DL30 G. Rousseau
DL88 K. Paye
**No surprises

ML 26 M. Parsons
LB40 N. Bolton
LB62 J. Owusu-Koramoah
LB81 P. Werner
LB95 O. Oweh
LB98 J. Davis
LB128 J. Tryon
LB132 Z. Collins
**Parsons is a destroyer of offenses...  I think he will become contender for top LB by the end of the season...  the big surprise here is J. Davis...  projected for over 100 tackles, he has 34 through 8 games.
CB32 A. Samuel Jr
CB59 P. Surtain
CB J. Horn-OUT
**Expected a littlemore out of both guys.... love them as real life players.
S91 R Grant
**Nothing to see here,move along.

Thanks for checking out the numbers...  I enjoy putting together all this stuff, fun to see!

Good luck this week! 

The Commish

Through Week 5, some fun stuff!!!

Five Weeks down, Nine to go!! 
SIX (6) Teams make the playoffs this year
Even at 0-5 or 1-4, you're still in it.
A few numbers from 2020
If there would have been 6-teams in the playoffs
36 leagues
9-Wins gets you in for 1 league, scoring avg of 168
8-Wins gets you in for 11 leagues, scoring avg of 165
7-Wins gets you in for 21 leagues, scoring avg of 165
6-Wins gets you in for 3 leagues, scoring avg of 162
As you can see, strive for 7 wins with a decent scoring avg and you have a great shot at making the playoffs! 
What a wild ride we have had thus far.... many surprises and maybe even more disappointments...   
Now let's have some fun with numbers
Top starting lineup (5-games played)
QB: T. Brady (33.06)
RB: D Henry (25.50), A. Ekeler (21.76)
WR: M. Williams (21.12), C Kupp (20.06), T. Hill (19.52)
TE: T. Kelce (15.18)
PK: T Bass  (10.80)
DL: V Hargrave (11.00), M Garrett (10.20), D Hunter (10.20)
LB: L. Wilson (14.00), R. Smith (13.80), E. Kendricks (13.00)
CB: T. Diggs (12.80)
S: D. James (11.40)
**Old-Man Brady at the top is a surprise...to see the difference between Brady at 44 and Big Ben at 39 is shocking.... I guess those avocado shakes DO work!
**Mike Williams as the Top WR is amazing...  he has had all the tools to be in the Top 12 but has been hurt...  now he has a stud QB and an offensive scheme that gets him open
**T. Diggs is just a stud...  a converted WR at Bama, he is looking like a new Deion! 
**It is so great to see Derwin James back... hurt for 2+ years, he is FINALLY showing why he was so coveted...  he is a wrecking machine and the best safety in the game.
Did you Know.... Hollywood Brown is the WR6 right now, ahead of the likes of DK Metcalf, Justin Jefferson and DeAndre Hopkins?
Did you know.... Kareem Hunt is the RB4 right now, back to his pre-kicking women days?
Did you know.... there were TWO 50 burgers put up this week?... L. Jackson 50.88 and J. Herbert 50.82
Did you know.... there is only one other week since 1997 that had TWO players score 50+ points in the same week?...  can you name it?... answer at the end of the page.... 
My All-Disappointing players
Not really any I see as underperforming
Maybe Burrow at QB17...with addition of Chase I'd expect around QB12 range
Rodgers is lower ppg because of his TERRIBLE 1st game (1pt!!!) but he has been money since.
Cook RB17... out for 2-games has been a killer and wasn't the stud for the other two healthy games we would expect
Mixon RB19... I call him "The Stripper" because he is the ultimate tease... has all the talent in the world yet just can't get it done
Barkley RB21... are we even surprised anymore...  like I tell my daughter, "you get what you get, and you don't throw a fit!"
Diggs WR31... 1-100yd game and 1-TD... E. Sanders is the man here for now
Ridley WR33... 1-TD and 1 game of 80yds... let's hope his mental health absence helps him regain Top 5 WR status
Julio Jones WR50...  was hoping for one more youthful season from the 32-yr-old but like Ponce de Leon, he's coming up a bit long in the tooth
L Shenault WR63...  many of the so-called "experts" breakout WR candidate, he's been stuck in neutral going uphill
D. Mooney WR64... see above
Waller TE6...  had to say he is disappointing at 6th but after his huge game 1, he has been pretty average.
Pitts TE8... before he got to pay the Jets, he was a huge disappointment
Kittle TE10...  one good game (13ppg) and now he's on IR
B. Burns DL20...  in everyone's top 10, not making a fantasy impact yet
D. Buckner DL30...  another consensus top 10, he's only got 1 sack
C. Young DL36... Top 3 DL down at the end of being a DL-3... projected to have 13 sacks, just got his 1st this weekend.... maybe that sparks him
C. Jordan DL64... has been in the 6-8ppg range for 6 years, now at 3.8ppg
R. Gregory
Z. Cunningham LB35... Top 10 LB on many preseason IDP lists, he hasn't been productive, kinda like the rest of the Texans!
D. White LB50... talk about him being the best LB out there before the season have subsided...  now there's talk about him being as good as AJ Klein! 
P. Queen LB54... top 10 overall IDP projection, he has basically disappeared the last 2-games after a promising start....  helllllllooooooo Patrick!!!!  ....  rather have Steve McQueen on my team right now!
Well, you gotta start one...  not sure there is a go-to guy here! 
In most cases, the key to a great CB in fantasy is a bad CB in real life
J. Adams S22... right at the top of everyone's Safety list, he is playing like he's part of the Legion of Dud, not the LOB!
J. Chinn S50... some very bad luck getting TWO TD's called back because calls were overturned (that pesky replay!)... 
And the Truly Awful Team-Killers!
If you had this team going into the season, you would have at back, lit a cigar and said "bring on the playoffs"
QB: J. Burrow
RB: Cook, Barkley
WR: Ridley, A. Robinson, AJ Brown
TE: Kittle
DL: Burns, Buckner, Young
LB: White, Queen, Cunningham
CB: T. White
S: Chinn
CEH RB29... I was completely wrong here; thought he would be money in KC but he has turned out to be only expired Chuckie Cheese game tickets! 
M. Sanders RB34... the hype this guy gets year in and year out would make you think he is the next Edge...  he is more like the next Bishop Sankey! 
K. Drake RB56... hey, let's give his guy 2yrs-$11M and give him 37 touches in 5 games with only THREE touches the last 2-weeks...  Commitment to Stupidity! 
R. Jones RB62...  honesty, I thought he was coaching USC
K Golladay WR66... I thought he retired, I guess he's just playing like it
A.Robinson WR72... Where have you gone, Allen Robinson, the fantasy nation turns its eyes to you, wo wo wo!!.. what's that you say Mr. Robinson,  you had Andy Dalton throwing to you, wo wo wo!
AJ Brown WR78... 10 receptions in 3 full games...  you gotta be effing kidding me?!?
R. Anderson WR79... guess Darnold doesn't like anyone beside The DJ
B. Aiyuk WR96... 8 catches, 90yds, 1-TD...  that's a good half!!...seriously, did he screw the coach's wife?
W. Fuller WR144...  yes, you read that right.... a potential Top 15 WR is 144th!!!...  I guess all I can say is Tua-Brissett combo are not doing him any favors!
Next week, we will take a look at how the Rookies are doing through Week 6
Week 6: ATL, NO, NYJ, SF
Plan accordingly.
The answer is.....
2015 Week 8... Drew Brees 60
2015 Week 8... Eli Manning 50
Have a great rest of your week and GOOD LUCK Week 6!! 
The Commish


There were four of us that made it to Vegas this year, Aug. 27-29.
To the right here, you see me in front then L-R of Jason T, Dale P and Mike H.

We had a GREAT time and I hope next year more of you can make it.

Put it in your calendar: Aug. 26-28, 2022 in Vegas.

Plan on at least 1-Champion League draft and hopefully more depending on attndance! 
Even if you do not want to draft, you are welcome to come, hang out and get to know the people that you have been chatting through email and on the phone with.

Good luck to you for Week 2 of football! 



Are you ready for some football?!?!?!

Hello Football!!!!! 

I hope you enjoyed the redraft...
I know I had a lot of fun!  

Schedule of events

This will be the schedule all season.
RD 1: Posted 11am EST (8am PST) Thursday
RD 2: Posted 11am EST (8am PST) Saturday
RD 3: Posted 1:00am EST (10pm PST) Sunday (this gives you plenty of time to get players in your lineup)
REMINDER: a player that plays Thursday night CANNOT be picked up in RD 2 or RD 3. If by chance a player is picked up, that player will be dropped from your team.

Players are eligible to be put on IR now. If there is a player that you think should be eligible, let me know.
ONLY players that are on the NFL IR, PUP or NFI are eligible for Mr. Sports IR...  suspended players are NOT eligible (exp Will Fuller)
If a player PLAYS the week you have that player on your IR, that player will be waived, no exceptions!

You can make trades right up to game-time on Sunday's each week.
Enter them in the system...  send me a note... and I will process or give you a reason why you need to rework the deal...
Trades involving any player that played on Thursday night AND they are in your starting lineup OR as a backup will NOT be processed until Tuesday of the following week.
Exp: on Friday, teams want to do the following deal: Brady/Cook for Henry...and Brady starts for your team... this trade will be processed on Tuesday since Brady was in the lineup...  IF Brady was on the bench, the trade would be processed.

Thursday Game
Make sure they are in your lineup if you want to start them.
REMINDER: if you have one of them in as a backup, that will lock the starting position
Exp: you put in JPP as your backup LB, that will lock all 3 starting positions.
Any questions, please ask.

REMINDER... 6 teams make the playoffs this year
Top Two teams that WON their division get byes Week 15 (Week 1 of playoffs)

Any questions no matter how small, please ask.

Thank you for being a part of Mr. Sports. I appreciate you!

Good luck this year and have fun!!


Preseason Trade Deadline and Cutdowns!

Good morning

Football is fast approaching!!

Trade Deadline
Friday at 10am EST (7am PST)

They will be posted Friday at 11am EST (8am PST)

You can make trades and changes to cutdowns up until those deadline times.

Rookies will be in the system soon. Sorry for the delay.

Any questions, please let me know.

Thanks for being a part of Mr. Sports.

AND....  let's get ready for some football!!!!! 


Drafts and Vegas!

Only 44 days until the Thursday night NFL opener!!  

They are posted under "Drafts".... sign up now!!
ML 26, KEEPER LEAGUE: Monday, Aug 30th, 8:00pm EST (5:00pm PST)
CL 1: Monday, Aug 16th, 8:00pm EST (5:00pm PST)
CL 2: Monday, Aug 23rd, 8:00pm EST (5:00pm PST)
CL 3: Saturday, Aug 28th, 7:00pm EST (4:00pm PST) VEGAS DRAFT!
CL 4: Wednesday, Sept 8th, 8:00pm EST (4:00pm PST)

First Annual Mr. Sports Vegas Extravaganza!!!

Champ 3 on Saturday Aug 28th at 7:00pm EST (4:00pm PST) will take place in Vegas
If you can't make it to Vegas, you can join us on a conference call.
Already 4 of us confirmed to be in Vegas. Come on and join us!  
I will be staying at The Rio but feel free to stay any place you like.
Don't miss out on this draft... sign up now!!

Check out the Team for Sale
Only 14 teams available.
ML 10 Columbus Panhandlers have the #1 pick!!

Thank for looking!



One month until CUTDOWNS... and other stuff!!!

Good afternoon friends!! 

We are ONE MONTH away from cutdowns being posted!! 

Trading is kicking into high gear.
Rookies are bieng scrutinized.
NFL camps are about 2 weeks away.
What an exciting time to be in Fantasy Football!! 
Player position changes: NEW (old)
J. Bosa: LB (DL)... BIG CHANGE!!! 
J. Okwara; LB (DL)
R. Okwara: LB (DL)
Trey Flowers: LB (DL)
C. Harris LB (DL)
A.Bryant: LB (DL)
R. Mccray: LB (DL)
J. Martin: LB (DL)
D. Rivers: LB (DL)
J. Allen: LB (DL)
K. White: LB (S)
J. Lemonier: LB (DL)
B. Huff: DL (LB)
C., Lawson: DL (LB)
H. Reddick: DL (LB)
D. Fowler DL (LB)
J. Clowney: DL (LB)

If you have a question about any of the above OR see a player that should be at a new position, please reach out to me.

DRAFTS.... will be posted later today.

And don't forget about VEGAS!!!
You are invited to the 1st Annual Mr. Sports Vegas Experience August 27-29
I am staying at Rio but feel free to stay where you like.
It would be great to meet you after all these years of playing together.
I am looking forwrd to hanging out with the poeple that have already commited to going.
There will be a Champion League DRAFT Saturday (28th) afternoon/night in person for those of us that will be in Vegas and on conference call for the rest of you that cannot make it.
Questions and information, reach out to me: brian@mrsports.com

Happy month of trading!!!

Thanks for being a part of Mr. Sports!!


100 DAYS until the season starts!!!!

We are 100 days from the start of the NFL season: DAL @ TB on Sept. 9th!!! 

For being so close to the 2021 season, many questions need to be answered
*Where will A-Aron play
*Julio, where is he headed: SEA, NE, BAL, TEN??
*There are over 15 teams with potentially new starting QB's
*Will Tim Tebow make the JAX team
*What happens with Massage Watson
*Once top back Le'Veon Bell, does he have anything left, will a team sign him
*Another once top back Todd Gurley, where does he land....  side note, has there been a faster and further fall from the top than this guy?

Preseaosn trading is in full swing.
Cutdowns are Aug.12th

Have a great month of June!



Football in Full Swing!!!

Here at Mr. Sports, Fantasy Football is in Full Swing!! 

Off-season trading has started.... a lot of action already!
Some great Unowned Teams available under the Teams for Sale tab.
Check out the Miami Seahawks in ML 10 and Akron Pros in ML 13
Fantasy Regular Season (Week 1-14,min 7 games played)
How good were they?
And who takes a step forward or backward in 2021?
QB7: J. Herbert
QB18: J. Burrow
QB31: Tua
Special spot: J Hurts QB12 Week 14
RB6: Robinson
RD10: Gibson
RD13: J. Taylor
RB17: Swift
RB35: JK Dobbins
RB43 Akers
RB45: Z. Moss
RB49: J Kelley
RB58: L. Perine
RB66: D. Dallas
RB78: S. Ahmed
RB79: J. Hasty
RB81: L. Bowden
RB85: K. Vaughn
RB89: A. McFarland
RB94: AJ Dillon
WR11: J. Jefferson
WR15: B. Aiyuk
WR23: C Claypool
WR33: T. Higgins
WR36: C. Lamb
WR60: L. Shenault
WR65: J. Jeudy
WR66: J Reagor
WR67: G. Davis
WR75: D. Mims**
WR71: KJ Hamler
WR77: D Mooney
WR83: H Ruggs
WR89: M Pittman
WR118: D Duvernay
100+ D. Duvernay, F. Swain, V. Jefferson, B. Edwards
TE48: C. Kmet
K5: R. Blankenship
K24: T. Bass
DL16: C Young
DL75: J. Kinlaw 3.5
DL82: Gross-Matos 3.33
DL100 : R. Davis 2.92
LB18: P Queen
LN47: K. Murray
LB85: I. Simmons
CB4: T. Diggs
CB18: AJ Terrell
CB28: J Okudah
CB37: J Gladney
S2: J Chinn
S11: A Winfield

More cool stats to come,keep coming back for updates!!


Big Announcement!!!!

Happy Super Bowl Sunday! 
I hope you all are ready for the Big Game....  GO CHIEFS!!!
I promised a BIG Announcement.....     so wait no longer....
The NFL has added an Extra Week to their season....
And in the spirit of always trying to make fantasy Sports MORE FUN.....
Starting this 2021 Fantasy Football Season...
There will be TWO added playoff teams, making it SIX total that make the playoffs! 
The Top 2 teams that WIN THEIR DIVISION will get a bye in Week 15
Again, You MUST win your division to be eligible for the Week 15 Bye
Week 16 will be semi's
Week 17 will be Championship
Week 18 will be the Super Tourney
I am so excited for this, I hope you are as well!!  
Now, instead of the season basically being over if you start 1-4, you have a good shot at making the playoffs.
We will start the offseason for the 2021 year on March 17th.
That day is the start of the NFL League  season so I believe it's a great day to start our offseason trading
Starting that day, you'll be able to pay for your team(s) and start making trades.
Enjoy the Game today
Chiefs 37
Bucs 31
THANK YOU for being a part of Mr. Sports.
I appreciate you!!!
Have a fantastic Sunday! 


CONGRATS to all the League Winners this year! 

What a tough road in managing teams through COVID this year.
Great work to everyone! 
CL 2: Cenla Mosquitohawks (J. Ramos)
CL 3: Temple of Doom (J. Temple)
EL 1: Dead Poets (J. Moss)
EL 2: Ryder's Bomb Squad (D. McConnico)
EL 3: Kamara Sutra (R. Patricio)
EL 6: 1 Peter (M. Fazzio)
EL 7: 2 Peter (M. Fazzio)
EL 8: Deuteronomy *M. Fazzio)
EL 9: The Clown Babies (L. Lamonna)
EL 10: Bad Reputation (R. Zoltowski)
EL 11: Isaiah (M. Fazzio)
EL 12: DEEP POST (Krupa/Gough)
EL 14: Jeremiah (M. Fazzio)
EL 17: Job (M. Fazzio)
EL 21: Brooklyn (A. Pulanco)
EL 22; Livin on a Kyler (M. Hoffmaster)
ML 1: Basket Case (M. Hoffmaster)
ML 2: Fists of Justice (R. Soucy)
ML 3: Giants (M. Cremer)
ML 5: No Brady, No Problem (S. Spring)
ML 6: Bad Mr. Frosty (L. Lamonna)
ML 7: Fly Pattern (Krupa/Gough)
ML 8: In Memory of Joe (M. Hoffmaster)
ML 9: Corner Blitz (Krupa/Gough)
ML 10: Patriots (M. Cremer)
ML 11: Sleepy 2 (R. Sleeper)
ML 12: Colton's Crew (D. McConnico)
ML 13: Mean Machine (M. Hurford)
ML 14: Lenny's Linemen (A. Scafidi)
ML 15: Basket Case (M. Hoffmaster)
ML 16: Grungy McNasty (T. Barker)
ML 18: 18 Gamers (G. Siebern)
ML 19: This One's For Joe!! (M. Cremer)
ML 20: Fire on the Mountain (P. Lanciault)
ML 23: Mind Reflections (T. Huegin)
ML 25: Temple of Doom (J. Temple)


FINALS Matchups

Congrats to all the teams that made the FINALS!!!
Best of luck to you all! 
CL 2: Horseheads Buffalos (Krupa/Gough) vs Cenla Mosquitohawks (J. Ramos)
CL 3: Zoom Meeting Bingo (S. Spring) vs Temple of Doom (J. Temple)
EL 1: Dead Poets (J. Moss) vs Irish Panthers (Fazzio/Mazzoni)
EL 2: Corinthians (M. Fazzio) vs Ryder's Bomb Squad (D. McConnico)
EL 3: 1 John (M Fazzio) vs Kamara Sutra (R. Patricio)
EL 6: Armed and Dangerous (P. ZZamarin) vs 1 Peter (M. Fazzio)
EL 7: Basket Case (M. Hoffmaster) vs 2 Peter (M. Fazzio)
EL 8: FLEA FLICKER (Krupa/Gough) vs Deuteronomy *M. Fazzio)
EL 9: The Clown Babies (L. Lamonna) bs Basket Case (M. Hoffmaster)
EL 19: Ephesians (M. Fazzio) vs Bad Reputation (R. Zoltowski)
EL 11: Temple of Doom (J. Temple) vs Isaiah (M. Fazzio)
EL 12: DEEP POST (Krupa/Gough) vs Hosea (M. Fazzio)
EL 14: Mucho Caliente (Rummel/Torpey) vs Jeremiah (M. Fazzio)
EL 17: Basket Case (M. Hoffmaster) vs Job (M. Fazzio)
EL 21: Brooklyn (A. Pulanco) vs John 3:16 (M. Fazzio)
EL 22; Deep Freeze (Hoover/Nistler) vs Livin on a Kyler (M. Hoffmaster)
ML 1: ADJ McBrady (Krupa/Gough) vs Basket Case (M. Hoffmaster)
ML 2: Fists of Justice (R. Soucy) vs Emmitt Smith (T. Vara)
ML 3: Seattle Dragons (B. Gayhart) vs Giants (M. Cremer)
ML 5: No Brady, No Problem (S. Spring) vs Fourth and goal (M. Cremer)
ML 6: Bad Mr. Frosty (L. Lamonna) vs COVID Randemic (R. Holmes)
M: 7: Dirty McNasty (T. Barker) vs Fly Pattern (Krupa/Gough)
ML 8: In Memory of Joe (M. Hoffmaster) vs Texans (M. Cremer)
ML 9: Basket Case (M. Hoffmaster) vs Corner Blitz (Krupa/Gough)
ML 10: Mind Reflections (T. Huegin) vs Patriots (M. Cremer)
ML 11: Sleepy 2 (R. Sleeper) vs Cardinals (M. Cremer)
ML 12: SAFETY BLITZ (Krupa/Gough) vs Colton's Crew (D. McConnico)
ML 13: Mean Machine (M. Hurford) vs Tidal Wave (Rummell/Torpey)
ML 14: Giants (C. Smith) vs Lenny's Linemen (A. Scafidi)
ML 15: Ryders Project (D. McConnico) vs Basket Case (M. Hoffmaster)
ML 16: 16 Gamers (G. Siebern) vs Grungy McNasty (T. Barker)
ML 18: Jokers (S. Johnson) vs 18 Gamers (G. Siebern)
ML 19: Zach's Warriors (M. Adams) vs This One's For Joe!! (M. Cremer)
ML 20: All Saints Day (M. Arnoult) vs Fire on the Mountain (P. Lanciault)
ML 23: Titan Up (R. Thornton() vs Mind Reflections (T. Huegin)
ML 25: Temple of Doom (J. Temple) vs Texans (M. Cremer)


First Half - Second Half Splits

Below are the best starting lineups for the First Half (Week 1-7) and Second Half (8-14)

Top Players 1st Half (minimum 5 games played)
QB: R. Wilson (36.88)
RB: Kamara (24.57), Cook (21.66), A Jones (21.20)
WR: T Lockett (19.78), C Ridley (17.27), A Thielen (17.17)
TE: Kittle (14.94)
K: Tucker (11.33)
DL: M Garrett (10.43), A. Donald (9.00), C. Jones (7.50)
LB: D. White (12.14), B Martinez (12.00), P. Queen (11.83)
CB: M. Humphrey (10.83)
S: B Baker (13.83)
Top Players 2nd Half (min 5 games played)
QB: P. Mahomes (32.21)
RB: D Cook (24.37),D Henry (19.17), N Chubb (19.10)
WR: T. Hill (26.95), D. Adams (22.29), DK Metcalf (16.94)
TE: T. Kelce (20.68)
K: Y. Koo (12.67)
DL: JJ Watt (8.00), Q. Williams (8.00), O. Vernon (7.50)
LB: R. Smith (13.17), J. Schobert (13.00), D. Leonard (12.86)
CB: T. Johnson (9.83)
S: J Chinn (13.40)


End of the season is here: THANK YOU!!!

I can't believe the end of the season has come! 
THANK YOU for being a part of the Mr. Sports Experience!! 
For those in Keeper Leagues, the regular pickup schedule is in place for the next two weeks.
For the One-Year Leagues, only the Playoff teams can make pickups.
I will be posting some cool stats over the next month.
Check back here regularly to see the updates.
Good luck to those of you in the Playoffs....  and the rest of us that mist out, Off-Season trading is not far off!!! 

Week 6 info... Change to Pickup Schedule!

Good morning

Thank you again for your patience this weekend!
I believe things will be back to normal this weekend...  

Since there is NO Thursday game, Pickups will be as follows:
RD 1: posted Friday at 1:00am EST
RD 2: posted Saturday at 1am EST
RD 3: posted Sunday at 1am EST

This will allow you to check out injuries for a couple of extra days...

If you see something that still does not look right, please let em know...


Thanks again and have a great week!


NE vs DEN cancled for Week 5

Good morning

The NE vs DEN game has been CANCELED on Monday.... 

Both teams will use this week as their BYE week....

This game has been moved to NEXT Sunday....

Please adjust lineups accordingly.

Have a great Sunday!


KC vs NE has been moved

KC vs NE has been postponed until Monday or Tuesday...

Cam Newton tested positve for COVID

Please make preperations to your lineup accordinly....

Reminder that trade can be done at ANYTIME prior to kickoff Sunday.



The TEN vs PIT game is CANCELED for this week.

It will be played later this season.

This is like an unexpected Bye Week.

Please prepare your lineups accordingly.

Good luck, stay healthy!



Football: The COViD Experience!

Good morning!

I hope you have enjoyed the first 3 weeks of the season!  
What a wild one we have had thus far!

Our first COVID incident...
We have the TEN-PIT game being postponed until Monday or Tuesday.

Please take extra care with your lineup this week making sure starters and backups are in the places you want them.

No word on the MIN-HOU game yet... no one has tested positive for MIN... fingers crossed.

No new pickups or IR spots as of yet...
If either game does not play this week, it will be treated as their Bye Week by the NFL.. they will be playing on their regularly schedule Bye Week so no games will be missed.
Our rosters are 33 deep (and 1-IR) so we do have a lot of room for moves to be made...  possibly some tough decisions to make but that is part of fantasy!

2020 is a crazy year and not everything is going to be completely fair this year...  unfortunately, that's the way 2020 is going to go...

Thanks for being patient and understanding through these unprecedented times!  

I hope you and yours are very well!

All Unowned teams are open for trading so if you see something, let me know.

Thank for being a part of Mr. Sports
I appreciate you!

Have a fantastic day!


Tuesday Tango Week 3 Edition

Week 3 in the books
Not the carnage of last week but still had several went down:
C. Godwin-WR-TB... looks to miss multiple games
Carson-RB-SEA....  out 1-2 weeks
C. Young-DL-Was... check status
Goedert-TE-Phi.... out a few weeks
J. Casey-DL-Den.... out for the year
B. Edwards, H. Ruggs-WR-LV.... check status, could miss the game
M. Pittman-WR-Ind... will miss time

As you might have seen, TEN had 3 players test positive....  MIN has yet to have anyone test positive.... 
We will monitor this situation throughout the week but you might want to make plans accordingly for potentially players losing time.

Kamara a monster game, helped out by atrocious tackling by GB
If I'm a defense, I cover 15 yards downfield against Brees, that's it...his arm looks like Eddie Harris from Major League.... get out the Bardol
Kansas City is the most fun team to watch since The Greatest Show on Turf!
ARod to Lazard is a thing
Say so-long to Mitch Trubisky... hello to Nick Foles
Congrats to the Falcons on their history-making feat!!... back to back weeks of huge blown leads in Q4 and no chatter of D. Quinn being ousted?... maybe he has compromising pictures of Mr. Blank.
Dak throws for 472 meaningless yards, well, unless he's on your fantasy team or you're playing against him
New Record: 14 TD passes through 3 games...  DangeRUSS is the man!!
Did you see Metcalf pull a Leon Lett?
What is Detroit doing?....  get Swift involved, 1-catch and no carries is inexcusable
Golladay got a TD to save his otherwise terrible day
Statline of the Week: Mike Evans: 2-catches... 2-yards... 2-TD's
Ekeler needs Herbert at QB for LAC
So does Allen
Big pickups from last week fantasy points: M. Davis (19.10), D. Freeman (1.0), D. Schultz (6.80)
TE Leaders for Week 3: Graham, Kroft, Ebron, Tanyan, Allie-Cox... if you know where all of them play, you are a true degenerate fantasy player and I love you!! 
Brian Hill (14.50) almost doubled or more-than-doubled the points of: Carson, Jacobs, Drake, Mixon, Montgomery, Gordon
I was wrong on the Henderson kid from LAR...  he runs hard and has a lot of talent.
The week of the rookie WR's: J. Jefferson (27.00), C. Wilson (25.50), Aiyuk (18.60), T. Higgins (18.50), G. Davis (10.10), C. Lamb (9.10), Jeudy (8.00)
Philly and Cincy both should be ashamed of their play-calling in OT
James Connor, any questions?
Wentz is barely playable right now...  he looks gun-shy and his body language exudes zero confidence
Joe Mion owners, you can't be happy having a RB39 but paying for a RB Top 10!
Alson Smith is a beast: DL1!
19 LB's are over 10PPG with J. Baker leading the way: 12.67ppg
Some very disappointing LB's: Hicks (7ppg), Littleton (5ppg), Edmunds (4ppg), I. Simmons (2ppg)
NYJ and NYG are barely NFL teams let alone fantasy relevant... highest scoring NYJ: B. Berrios (14.40 #64); NYG: no player in the Top 100!!
Patriots being Patriots....  no idea who will score big week-to-week...  this week was Burkhead (31.30) and Michel (15.00)
I was wrong about Cam....  he looks like a great fit in NE.
Congrats to CHIEFS (P. Felker) in EL 2 for scoring 253.70 to snag the honor!
Week 1: The Truth Ertz (R. Patricio) EL 1, 243.40
Week 2: Jimmy Whispers (M. Mazzoni), EL 10, 259.44
All Star Team Week 3
QB: P. Mahomes (48.00)
RB: Kamara (38.20), R. Burkhead (31.30)
WR: Lockett (32.50), J. Jefferson (27.00), C. Wilson (25.50)
TE: J. Graham (21.00)
PK: Gostkowski (25.00)
DL: Donald (20), Garrett (18), A. Smith (17)
LB: S. Thompson  (21), C. Lawson (19), S.  Barrett (16)
CB: X. Rhodes (19)
S: H. Smith (15)
Who says kickers are an afterthought?
Gostkowski was the #20 fantasy scorer this week! 
Have a fantastic week!!

Tuesday Tango

Week 2 in the books....   and I have never seen anything like it.
It can be summed up in one word: Carnage! 
Out for the year:
Saquon, Sutton, Uzomah, Mack, V. Miller, N Bosa, S. Thomas, D. James, A Barr, B. Irvin, M. Hooker, G. McCoy, G. Delpit
Missing time:
McCaffrey, T. Coleman, Mostert, P. Campbell, D. Lock, P. Lindsay, L. Bell, D. Samuel, L. Vander Esch, A. Jeffery,
Check statuss:
C. Akers, M. Thomas, AJ Brown, DJ Chark, D. Adams, J. Crowder, D. Parker, S. Shepard, Jimmy G, M. Milano, T. Edmunds,
And this is only WEEK 2!!!!
I think we can safely say:
If 2020 was a football team, it would be the NY Jets
Chase Young looks like what Clowney should have been
Cam is back
DangeRUSS is good
Brees looks like he has a noodle arm
ARod is on a mission
Justin Herbert looked good and is tough
Mahomes had a "bad" game and still put up 31pts
Raise your hand if you had Wentz, Brees and Brady as un-startable
How about that two-way cover for Fournette, if you know what I mean! 
Maybe Minshew Mania is real
How are those 1st Round picks looking?
Henry looks like a decoy in TEN right now
Did TY Hilton retire and not tell anyone?
Put a fork in Gurley
No Sony Side Up, he's a broken egg
If you had Ridley and Gage out-pointing Julio, you're a winner!
A.Jones is looking like The Edge, pure stud
Falcons had the best seat in the house on the onside kick
Robbie Anderson, WR6... see what happens when players leave Gase!
Dalton Schultz, that's all
DK Metcalf looks like 2020's version of TO
How did playing Hines Week 2 work out for ya?
Looks like a back-and-forth year for Ingram-Dobbins duo
Darius Leonard and Bobby Wagner have turned into The Boz
Deepest TE group I have ever seen in fantasy.... 12 are over 10ppg with Jonnu Smith leading the way at 17
Top Starting lineup through 2 games:
QB:: R. Wilson (41.60)
RB: A. Jones (29.60), A. Kamara (27.55)
WR: C. Ridley (27.90), D Adams (19.85), D. Hopkins (19.45)
TE: J. Smith (17.00)
K:  Y. Koo (12.50)
DL: Q. Williams (10.50), C. Young (10.50), A .Smith (10.00)
LB: J. Baker (14.50), M. Kiser (14.50), D. White (14.00)
CB:J. Jenkins (13.50)
S: M. Maye (15.50)
Congrats to Jimmy Whispers (M. Mazzoni) in EL 10
They scored 259.44!
Week 1: The Truth Ertz (R. Patricio) EL 1, 243.40
Have a great week!

Last day of Trading!!.... Cutdowns due today!!

Hard to believe that we are at the last day of preseason trading!!! 
All Unowned Teams are open to deal
So if you see a match, send me a note and let's talk trade!!!
Trades are due in the system by 11:59pm EST tonight
I will process any last minute trades at that time
Cutdowns are due at midnight.
Cutdowns will be posted Sunday morning at 11am EST
Still some excellent teams available.... check them out!!! 
Below you will see Defensive Position Changes
If you have a question about anyone else, let me know....  happy to take a look today.

Player position changes: New (Old) 

T. Murphy: DL (LB)
R. Kerrigan: DL (LB)
B. Irwin: DL (LB)
Al.Smith: DL (LB)
D. Kazee: S (CB)
Ju. Burris: S (CB)
D. Randall: S (CB)
R. Quinn: LB (DL)
C. Marsh: LB (DL)
O. Okoronkwo: LB (DL)
E. Ogbah: LB (DL)
S. Lawson: LB (DL)
C. Winovich: LB (DL)
M. Golden: LB (DL)
P. Pierre-Paul: LB (DL)
V. Beasley: LB (DL)
H. Landry: LB (DL)
D. Fowler: LB (DL) 

Thank you for being a part of Mr. Sports!!!
Have a great Saturday!!
Happy Trading!



Here at Mr. Sports, we are running a $20 contest for the Draft Thursday

The winner gets $160 credit to their account (enough to buy TWO Teams for Sale or jump into a new keeper draft!) or choose $50 cash!

How it works:
Pick players 1-64 (1st 2 rounds for the draft)
Just pick a Player for the spot
For Example
1. Joe Burrow
2. Grant Delpit
3. Zach Baun
And so on and so on for the first 64 picks
What team selects the player does not matter
10pts for a correct pick
4pts for a pick that is within 1 spot

To Enter:
Send me an email with your picks: brian@mrsports.com
That's it, easy!! 

Picks due to me by NOON EST on Thursday April 23rd

I will send out a spreadsheet with everyone's selections before the draft

Let's have some fun on Thursday and Friday!! 

Stay healthy!



Gronk to TB!!!

Well, it happened.
Brady talked Gronk into coming out of retirement and joining him in Tampa!!!

Pending a physical, Gronk will be the newest memeber of the TB offense.
QB: Brady
WR: Evans
WR: Godwin
TE; Gronk
TE: Brate or Howard

Holy Cow....  looks like the Saints may have some serious competition!

2019 Champions

Super Tourney Winner: Fists of Justice (R. Soucy)
CL 2: That Helps No One (B. Engel)
CL 3: Griffiron Greats (M. Hurford)
CL 4: Bob Lanciault
EL 1: All Out Blitz (M. Krupa/T. Gough)
EL 2: Eagles (D. McConnico)
EL 3: Kamara Sutra (R. Patricio)
EL 6: Basket Case (M. Hoffmaster)
EL 7: You Done Messed Up, A-Aron (R. Patricio)
EL 8: Flea Flicker (Krupa/Gough)
EL 9: UCLA Bruins (R. Soucy)
EL 10: Bad reputation (R. Zoltowski)
EL 11: Courtesy Flush (P. Gellert)
EL 12: 49ers (M. Cremer)
EL 14: Packers (M. Cremer)
EL 17: Titans (M. Cremer)
EL 21: First and Goal (M. Cremer)
EL 22: Colton's Pack (D. McConnico)
ML 1: Herniated Disks (P. Moser)
ML 2: Fists of Justice (R. Soucy)
ML 3: Giants (M. Cremer)
ML 5: Sleepy (R. Sleeper)
ML 6: Chargers (R. Servaty)
ML 7: Fly Pattern (Krupa/Gough)
ML 8: SCLSU Mud Dogs (A.Moser)
ML 9: Browns (D. Summerford)
ML 10: Dunmore 49ers (P. Forgione)
ML 11: Cardinals (M. Cremer)
ML 12: Amazing Pink Flamingos (V. Alimonti)
ML 13: Dayton Triangles (R. Soucy)
ML 14: Overtime (M. Cremer)
ML 15: Mean Machine (M. Hurford)
ML 16: Al Davis (J. Hatcher)
ML 18: Basket Case (M. Hoffmaster)
ML 19: Mean Machine (M. Hurford)
ML 20: Mean Machine (M. Hurford)
ML 23: Mean Machine (M. Hurford)
ML 25: Southern Thunder (K. Kelley)

Congrats to all of you for winning a title! 
I can't wait for May to roll around and get this whole thing kicked off again!!


Finals Matchups

Congrats to eveyone that made the FINALS!!!
Good luck this weekend!

CL 2: No Clue (M. Lipack/A. Scalfani) vs That Helps No One (B. Engel0
CL 3: Cenla Mosquitohawks (J. Ramos) vs Griffiron Greats (M. Hurford)
CL 4: Bob Lanciault vs Duane McConnico
EL 1: All Out Blitz (M. Krupa/T. Gough) vs The Truth Ertz (R. Patricio)
EL 2: 1 Corinthians 16:13 (M. Fazzio) vs Eagles (D. McConnico)
EL 3: Kamara Sutra (R. Patricio) vs In The Mixon (M. Krupa/T. Gough)
EL 6: Basket Case (M. Hoffmaster) vs 1 Peter3:14 (M. Fazzio)
EL 7: 2 Peter 1:19-21 (M. Fazzio) vs You Done Messed Up, A-Aron (R. Patricio)
EL 8: Flea Flicker (M. Fazzio) vs Broncos (M. Cremer)
EL 9: UCLA Bruins (R. Soucy) vs Deuteronomy 31:6 (M. Fazzio)
EL 10: Bad reputation (R. Zoltowski) vs Jimmy Whispers (M. Mazzoni)
EL 11: Courtesy Flush (P. Gellert) vs Basket Case (M. Hoffmaster)
EL 12: Isaiah 5:20 (M. Fazzio) vs 49ers (M. Cremer)
EL 14: Packers (M. Cremer) vs Basket Case (M. Hoffmaster)
EL 17: Job 1:21 (M. Fazzio) vs Titans (M. Cremer)
EL 21: Colton's Pack (D. McConnico) vs First and Goal (M. Cremer)
EL 22: Praise Him (T. Harris) vs Colton's Pack (D. McConnico)
ML 1: Herniated Disks (P. Moser) vs Basket Case (M. Hoffmaster)
ML 2: Ryder's Pack (D. McConnico) vs Fists of Justice (R. Soucy)
ML 3: Basket Case (M. Hoffmaster) vs Giants (M. Cremer)
ML 5: Sleepy (R. Sleeper) vs Fourth and Goal (M. Cremer)
ML 6: Chargers (R. Servaty) vs Republican Afterbirth (T. Evans)
ML 7: Bucs (D. Summerford) vs Fly Pattern (M. Krupa/T. Gough)
ML 8: Hebrews 10:12 (M. Adams) vs SCLSU Mud Dogs (A.Moser)
ML 9: Browns (D. Summerford) vs Basket Case (M. Hoffmaster)
ML 10: Ryder's Pack (D. McConnico) vs Dunmore 49ers (P. Forgione)
ML 11: Cardinals (M. Cremer) vs Sleepy 2 (R. Sleeper)
ML 12: Basket Case (M. Hoffmaster) vs Amazing Pink Flamingos (V. Alimonti)
ML 13: Mean Machine (M. Hurford) vs Dayton Triangles (R. Soucy)
ML 14: Overtime (M. Cremer) vs Lenny's Lineman (A. Scafidi)
ML 15: Outkasts 4 (R. Servaty) vs Mean Machine (M. Hurford)
ML 16: Basket Case (M. Hoffmaster) vs Al Davis (J. Hatcher)
ML 18: Basket Case (M. Hoffmaster) vs Colton's Crew (D. McConnico)
ML 19: Mean Machine (M. Hurford) vs Zach's Warriors (M. Adams)
ML 20: Mean Machine (M. Hurford) vs Red Zone (M. Krupa/T.Gough)
ML 23: Dunmore Cadinals (P. Forgione) vs Mean Machine (M. Hurford)
ML 25: Southern Thunder (K. Kelley) vs Basket Case (M. Hoffmaster)

Tuesday Tango Week 5

The  All Pro Team
QB: Watson (51.74)
RB: A. Jones (45.70), C. McCaffrey (44.70)
WR: W. Fuller (46.70). M. Thomas (35.70), A. Cooper (34.10)
TE: G. Everett (17.10)
K: D. Bailey (16.00)
Flex: DJ Chark (32.40)
DL: B. Burns (19), B. Graham (18), J. Phillips/D. Hunter/Y.Ngakoue (15)
LB: AJ Johnson (16), D.Hightower (15), N. Gerry (15)
CB: O. Scandrick (27)
S: E. Reid (15)
Jones and Fuller had all-time type days...  certainly, probably not repeatable but both certainly have the talent to put up big production on a regular basis...  will it last?... my bet is Jones returns to a fantasy-tease and Fuller is a boom-bust player.
I sure hope there are more days for Watson like this in the future....  yes, the points are nice but I'm talking about ZERO sacks!
The All Oh-No Team
QB: P. Rivers (4.14)
RB: Dam. Williams (5.30), M. Gordon (5.80)
WR: M. Evans (0.00), K. Allen (3.80), J. Jones (5.70)
TE: D. Waller (5.90)
DL: A. Donald (3.00)
LB: Shaq Barrett (2.00), B. Wagner (5.00)
CB: K.Fuller (3.00)
S: E.Thomas (3.00)
If you rolled this team out, you'd have put up a whopping 46.64pts!
Zero points for Evans?...  you gotta be kidding me...  Arians might be the biggest fraud of a head coach there is... 
I can almost give a pass to Williams and Gordon since they are coming back off a layoff... but if you suit up and play, you have to put up the numbers!
Quick hits
ATL: their soul is in the hands of Belichick... and have you seen a more useless 727 passing yards the last 2 weeks than Matty Melting Ice?
HOU: good things happen when you keep D. Watson upright (51.74pts!)
LAR: Gurley is a worry for fantasy owners; without TD's, he becomes Dion Lewis
SEA: Wilson/Carson/Lockett: most underrated trio in the league
JAC: Minshew Mania real and that Fournette guy has got it goin' on (47.20pts the last two weeks)
CAR: Life is easier when you have a Christian on your team....  McCaffrey, that is (44.70pts)
ARI: A win is a win but it was vs Cincy...  love me some Kyler!
CIN: already playing out the string... Boyd seems like the only solid weekly fantasy starter here...  hey Joe, where are you?... and AJ is sitting back, saying "yeah, I'm good"
TB: Obviously, Godwin is the WR to have here....  Evans, 3 targets, zero catches, zero points...  can't trust Crablegs Jameis
NO: Teddy channels Drew to the tune of 35.26pts
MIN: Maybe the WR should complain every week: Thielen 28.50pts.. clear who Cousins likes/hates: Thielen 8 targets, Diggs 4 targets
CHI: So Chase Daniel is an upgrade?...judge, throw out that theory... and what has happened to T. Cohen?...  he is invisible
OAK: Do not sit Jacobs vs any team...  excellent game with 27.80pts..  Chucky's back!!
NYJ: Gase, you said you were a good head coach, the lie detector says, That's a Lie!...  go ahead and drop all NYJ offense players from your fantasy team, sans-Bell
PHI: Welcome back, Orlando Scandrick, 27pts
BAL: L. Jax, 13.44pts with 3-int's... nice win for him but we don't really care for fantasy purposes... and he has just what the doctor ordered to get back on track in Week 6: Bengals D!
PIT: Valiant effort, but no QB so little chance of winning... maybe they should have kept that RD 1 pick, looking like a Top 5!
BUF: Games are almost unwatchable and only Jordan Phillips-DL was fantasy relevant with 15pts...  and he is a FA in EVERY league
TEN: and this is the team that's unwatchable...  how did they beat CLE again??... Mariota 8.62pts... A. Humphries 5pts... C. Davis 3.8pts... AJ Brown 3.7pts... Henry 13.8pts...  sickening
NE: Hey, welcome to the season, Sony Michel!!  Thank you Boston Tom for providing Michel fantasy value this week 19.8pts
WAS: one word, disaster... no RB, the leading WR is S. Sims who got basically  all his points (13.6) on one end-around run for a TD... and only 3 defensive players in the Top 100 this week!
DEN: feast or famine with Lindsay: Weeks 1, 2, 4 = 23.70... Weeks 3, 5 = 49.70...  C. Sutton coming a solid fantasy contributor week-to-week with a 14.22 avg.
LAC: Rivers 32 completions for 211 yards...  yeah, I'd say he was Bortles-esque in this one...  and welcome back to Melvin Gordon, he rewarded us fantasy owners with 5.8pts!!!
GB: Aaron F-ing Jones, 45.70pts...  great week but only 107 rush yards... thank God for TD's...my guess,he is about 10pts next week
DAL: have you ever seen a more useless 463 yards passing?... and what happened to feeding Zeke?...  62 yards rushing... feed that man!!
IND: Fantastic defensive effort with several guys out including the big dog D. Leonard....  and an offensive game-plan to slow down the KC juggernaut... run, run and run some more....  if you have Mack, you're happy....  if you started anyone else, no bueno
KC: Unless you had a guy named Pringle, which none of you did, you are not happy.... Williams/McCoy combo got you 7.60pts...
CLE: Hope you didn't start Mayfield... a solid NEGATIVE 1 point!...  4/8 TD to INT ratio this year....  Mayfield is making Cleveland fans long for the days of Tim Couch...  I can hear OBJ now: "man, I remermber when I had it so good with Eli"
SF: Any more underrated team this season?...  that defense is a beast...  running game looks good...  Jimmy G, jury is still out

Tip of the Week
Bet ON a team that looked terrible in a national TV game the previous week
Bet AGAINST a team that looked great in a national TV game the previous week
Guess where the stars line up this week: CLE (+1) vs SEA
Thanks me later

Enjoy the week and get your prep work done for Week 6!!

The Tuesday Tango


Wild Week 2...  no time to waste, let’s get to it!!

Déjà Vu 

A trip to the Super Bowl is on the line.... a pass to the flat.... an egregious hit...  refs looking at each other....  oh, wait.... that was last year....  

This time, the Rams went back to pass....  Goff hit, clear fumble, 80+ yard TD!!! ….  but wait....  whistle, play dead...  no TD, no Drew Brees, no beignet, no justice!   

This one was probably a bigger game-changer than the NFC Champ Game, if that’s even possible....  completely changed the complexion of the game...  I swear, it’s like a bunch of Don Denkinger’s are out there when the Saints take the field....  if you don’t get that reference, YouTube Don D!

“The Triage”  

*Drew Brees: out 6 weeks...  has only missed 1 game because of injury since high school!  

*Big Ben: out for the year... when was the last time you heard of a QB getting elbow surgery... answer: never...  See you in the HOF Ben! 

*D. Williams: hurt his knee, but only EIGHT yards rushing before he left 

*James Conner: The Terminator only had 11 yards on the ground but added a TD to salvage his day before leaving with a hurt knee....  looks like he is playing Week 3 

*Alshon Jeffery: the dreaded, “played, no stats” ...  likely out Week 3 

*Fournette: only 87 total yards, now in concussion protocol  

*Gallup: solid game before injury... will be out 2-4 weeks

Step Your Game Up 

*HOU offensive line....  it’s offensive alright...  8 games in a row that Watson has been sacked at least four times....  yes, FOUR times, EIGHT games in a row!!!... they are going to get him killed... maybe Larry Allen is available.    

*Dolphins GM, Chris Grier...  this team is an embarrassment to the NFL and should be relegated to the XFL immediately...  please promote the Tampa Bay Vipers, sight unseen.... can’t be any worse than what is out on the field now 

*Kirk “Not Kurt” Cousins...  is there really anything more to explain? … here is something for you to chew on: he is going to make $130M in career earnings by the end of 2020

All Week 2 Team 

QB: Mahomes (40.62) 

RB: D. Cook (26.60), A. Jones (23.0) 

WR: D. Robinson (32.2), J. Jones (25.1) 

TE: M. Andrews (21.2) 

Flex: E. Sanders (23.3) 

K: J. Slye (16) 

DL: D. Autry (15), S. Tuitt (14), D. Hunter (13) 

LB: L. Kuechly (20), J. Collins (19), W. Mercilus (16) 

CB: S. Gilmore (16) 

S: M. Nicholson (15)

Not Bad Meaning Bad but Bad meaning Good 

L. Jax....  Mr. Jackson if you’re nasty...   

I am honestly shocked at how awesome he has looked...  color me puzzled as to how well he is throwing the ball.... 39.22ppg with seven TD’s...  and more importantly, he is showing complete command of the offense....  kudos to you, Ozzie Newsome, for that talent eval and making moves to get him at pick #32 (standing up, applauding)   

Get Out Your Pencils, it’s Math-Time!  

*Mixon (4.2) + McCaffrey (6.3) + Kamara (6.5) + D. Williams (7.1) < D. Cook (26.6) 

Talk about four clunkers...  I’m pretty sure these guys cost you a win this week 

*Gordon (3.4) + Woods (5.2) + Hopkins (6.5) + Evans (8.1) < D. Robinson (32.2) 

What all should have been high-scoring games, all four were held in check

Put Out an ABP 

*Kamara: 60 total yards on 16 touches... Ito Smith-like 

*D. Freeman: 11.5 points this year... acting like CJ Anderson 

*D. Johnson: only 7 carries this week...  hope this isn’t a trend 

*P. Lindsay: 8.6ppg 2-weeks in a row...  have a feeling, there will be A LOT of these this year 

*Dante Pettis: is he even playing? 

*Mitchell Trubisky: will the real Mitch please stand up?... he is the #34 QB...  I thought there were only 32 teams?... yeah, that’s bad! 

Come on Eileen! 

D. Robinson-WR-KC: 32.2 points this week 

Any piece of the KC offense on any given week could be a game-winner for you...  this week, the honor goes to Demarcus Robinson, the fourth-year player out of Florida.  

He probably won’t have this many points combined the rest of the season but this week, he is a true, one hit wonder! 

And....  in case you were wondering 

Seven dogs covered the spread (six if you got Denver under +2.5) 

Five of them won outright 

Tip #1: when in doubt, take the dog!  

Good luck in Week 3 players.

Thanks for being a part of Mr. Sports! 

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