As promised, I bring you the results from the Flint Michigan Megabowl Fantasy Football League.
This week the Thurman Murmans (2-1) faced off against Murfin Sucks (0-3).
Murfin started the week in a hole when starting Daryl Richardson in the flex against the San Francisco 49ers. Richardson finished with only 24 yards and got destroyed by Tony Gonzalez who was demoted from the tight end to flex position for the Murmans. Gonzalez had his best game of the season with 12 catches, 149 yards and two scores.
Sunday followed that same trend as the Murmans got off to a quick start and despite some very good outings by the opposition the Murmans never looked back.
Murfin started Russell Wilson, who despite getting the win, did not have a strong statistical outing (only 5.62 points), along with Andrew Luck. Luck had a slow start, but finished well with 21 fantasy points. They were no match for the combination of Matt Ryan (17.48 points) and Matthew Stafford (27.84).
I continued to roll with Marques Colston and Antonio Brown as Roddy White is still not back to full health. While neither player scored, both finished with almost 100 yards and provided solid and steady production. Murfin started Wes Welker who almost single handedly outscored both my receivers due to his 76 yards and two touchdowns. The Murmans caught a break in the WR2 spot as Murfin started Stevie Johnson who was held to one catch for a one yard loss.
The running backs fight featured some crazy good performances. Murfin got great production from Darren Sproles (who made my week four All Fantasy Team), but lost ground by starting Alfred Morris (7.1 points). Adrian Peterson and Reggie Bush prove to be one of the best running back tandems in the Flint Michigan Megabowl and handily won that matchup.
I’m slightly embarrassed that it took me this long to promote Jordan Cameron from the bench to starting tight end, but Cameron is a legit every week TE1, trailing only Jimmy Graham in tight end scoring. Cameron finished with 10 catches, 91 yards and his fifth touchdown of the season. Charles Clay didn’t have a poor outing with 42 yards and a score, but Clay’s Monday night performance was too little too late.
The kicker matchup was about as close as they come with Matt Bryant grabbing 12 points to Robbie Gould’s 10.
In the defensive flex position Wesley Woodyard got his first start of the season, after being selected earlier in the week off waivers. Luke Kuechly was on bye, and due to the depth at the linebacker position I couldn’t hold on to him. Unfortunately he was scooped up by Macon Bacon three days later. I was really high on Kuechly and was hoping I would get him back, but it doesn’t look like that will happen now. Woodyard squared off against Tim Jennings. Woodyard had eight combined tackles and easily outpaced Jennings’ three combined tackles.
At defensive back, Charles Tillman is still my guy despite underperforming and clearly not being at full health. He rewarded me by forcing a fumble, defending a pass and having two tackles. It wasn’t enough as Eric Weddle defended two passes and combined on seven tackles, to win the match.
The linebacker match was the closest of the day with only one point separating D’Qwell Jackson and London Fletcher. Each had factored in on 10 tackles, but Jackson got the win due to one defended pass.
Final score 226.02-136.02. The Thurman Murmans establish the highest weekly score in league history (albeit only a four week old league), the largest margin of victory and move into a tie for second place.
As always, I welcome your comments. If you think I’m wrong, I’m willing to listen. Just back it up with some facts and solid evidence. Thanks for reading and good luck this season.
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