With one exception, my teams remain mired in mediocrity at the quarter mark of the 2013 campaign. Let's start with the good news. For the second week in a row, Da Commish remained in first place in the PB.com roto league, despite having only the fourth highest score this week. Second place Perpetuities had a stellar week, logging 223.85 points to my 171.95. Having Drew Brees as his QB helped a little!
Unfortunately, Bainbridge's Bruins remain mired in 8th place in Tabb's roto league.
Turning to the H2H leagues, I am now 2-2 in all three leagues. Cowboys Drool won in Tabb's Cowboy's Rule league:
Cowboys Drool got two big performances this week from Philip Rivers with 24.02 points and Wes Welker with 19.30, as they took down dizzle's Team, 89.87 - 77.59. While dizzle's Team (1-3) is only a game back of Cowboys Drool (2-2), they're quite a bit farther behind in points, 347.10 - 258.98. While each team hit their projections, Cowboys Drool scored 10.2% more than a projected 81.52 points to get the win. With Brandon Myers delivering zero points for Cowboys Drool, the gap could have been wider.
The Unseen Academicals squeaked out a narrow win in PB.com's H2H league:
Unseen Academicals got 29.60 points from Demaryius Thomas and 26.00 from Adrian Peterson to slip by I Pitta Da Fool 126.53 - 123.89. It was one of the closest matchups to date, and the 2.64-point margin of victory was the third-smallest recorded in the league this season. I Pitta Da Fool was led by Matt Ryan with 26.84 points and Jimmy Graham who scored 26.00. Unseen Academicals (2-2, 524.53 points) climbs into sixth place and I Pitta Da Fool (2-2, 545.40 points) drops to fifth place.
Sadly, however, Scalzi's Redshirts took a serious licking:
Rock and Load (fifth place, 2-2, 581.08 points) knocks Scalzi's Redshirts (2-2, 537.98 points) out of the league's top spot after beating them 164.38 - 123.72. Rock and Load overcame a 15.30-point projected spread to pull off the upset. They were led by Victor Cruz who got 32.40 points while Adrian Peterson scored 26.00. Rock and Load piled up 29.7% more points than projected (126.76). Scalzi's Redshirts fell short of their projections and got just 87.1% of their projected 142.06 points. Darren Sproles led Scalzi's Redshirts with 32.20 points while the Denver Broncos Defense brought in 18.00. With Brandon Myers delivering zero points for Rock and Load, the margin could have been bigger.
Big moves this week for the Unseen Academicals:
- Dropped Mat Schaub and replaced him with Sam Bradford to cover RGIII's bye week. Didn't like Schaub's matchup against the 49ers.
- Dropped Dallas DTS for the Titans.
- Dropped St Louis' DST to add Andre Ellington, who seems to be emerging for Arizona.
- Dropped the miserable Chris Ivory for Rashad Jennings, who should do well subbing for Darren McFadden.
Hopefully that will strengthen the team going forward.