Here come the injuries. It was the week of the QB concussion, and while it perpetuates a disturbing trend, there is little more enticing in D.A. Fantasy Football than 2nd stringers. Nick Foles is upon us, the Bears are looking for help, and I’m currently watching Byron Leftwich take snaps for the Steelers. That’s a lot of new scouting to do for next week. Personally, I like the potential of Foles. The guy looks skittish and explosive. Anyone who can get a pick-6 and a fumble-6 in his first NFL action is worth watching. The dream scenario, of course, is that the Eagles put Reid out of his misery and we get a Foles/Morningwood combination.
3-PT D.A. of the Week: Jay Cutler
There were a few QBs in this race. In the end, I was deciding between Foles, Sanchez and Cutler. As I just mentioned, the potential for Foles seems awfully high, but I don’t want to fall into a predictable pattern of hyperbole. Let’s give Foles a start, 60 full minutes and see what we have. I ended up choosing Cutler, because I think we were watching a five interception game that was interrupted by a concussion. Cutler was whipping balls blindly through the rain and was on pace for something special. We were robbed of that, but I don’t want to rob Cutler of his honor. His abbreviated effort was still quite noteworthy. He threw for just 40 yards. He completed seven of his fourteen passes and was intercepted twice. Over a full game, that projects out to well over 40 fantasy points. I don’t have the stats in front of me, but I’m going to assume this is Cutler’s 3rd straight year with a D.A. Putting him in elite company.
D.A. Quick Summaries:
Kraft Stays Mathematically Alive with 9 to (13.5) Win over Happy Valley Tickle Monsters
Highlights: Kraft survived the Red Rocket’s 4 TD performance thanks to a surprising 33 points from Tannehill against the porous Titans. I’d call his pick-6 supplemented atrocity a step back in his ascent to franchise QB. For HVTM, Carson Palmer, the king of penalty yardage struck again.
Doubleback Vineyards Gets Back to .500 with 53.25 to (24.25) Win over Fake Chow
Highlights: It’s been a long road back from 1-4, or whatever I was at the start of this season. It wasn’t Fake Chow’s best week, but Mark Sanchez was spectacular in what has to be one of his last starts with the Jets (33 points) and Matt Schaub made his D.A. debut with easily his worst game of the year in a Chicago rain storm. Proved to be a winning D.A. combination.
Eli Esses D Beats The Shiva Cry, 26 to (5.75)
Highlights: These guys had a bit of trouble with that early Sunday deadline, but the game was decided in Dub’s favor when he snagged Blaine Gabbert on Thursday night. For Shiva, it was his first negative output of the season.
Team Horse Face Slides into 1st Place Tie with 40.5 to (21) Win over Neckbeards
Highlights: It’s been a tough year for Neckbeards, and it continued this week when they ran into hard-charging Team Horse Face. An unusually high Michael Vick ranking led to 8 points. Combined with Matt Cassel’s conservative snooze fest it was more than enough to handle Neckbeards who jumped on the Ponder wagon one week too late.
- The Shiva Cry, 7-3
- Team Horse Face, 7-3
- Fake Chow, 6-4
- Eli Esses D, 5-5
- Doubleback Vineyards, 5-5
- Happy Valley Tickle Monsters, 4-6
- Kraft, 3-7
- Neckbeards and Codeine, 3-7
Week 11 Draft Order:
Week 11 Games:
- Eli Esses D vs. Fake Chow
- Happy Valley Tickle Monsters vs. Doubleback Vineyards
- Team Horse Face vs. Shiva Cry
- Kraft vs. Neckbeards and Codeine