Pictured: Terry thinks “Surely, you jest!” when star RB Dalvin Cook goes down with a season-ending knee injury.
Week 4 brought on a slew of injuries to key players to shake up the Fantasy landscape. The most significant appears to be the season ending injury to Dalvin Cook, who was one of the top RB in the league through three weeks. Not far behind is the mangled leg of Seattle RB Chris Carson. But in addition to those, you have WRs Julio Jones and Mohammed Sanu both getting dinged for Atlanta, Odell Beckham playing through a dislocated finger and other ailments, and just like last season, Marcus Mariota and Derek Carr once again went down with injuries on the same day.
The tone for the weekend was set on Thursday night for Green Bay when Ty Montgomery went down with broken ribs. His replacement, Jamal Williams promptly went down with a knee injury of some sort. The icing on the cake was WR Davante Adams getting his gray-matter knocked clean into next week.
After 3 weeks with a lot of close contests, this week was all blowouts. The closest score of any game was a 22 point margin (of course, Adam was involved) and no game was realistically in doubt by the time Monday’s game started.
Fly Eagles Fly 180.04, Magic Mike Evans 95.38
It appears the Eagles have certainly learned how to fly as they soared to the top score of the week behind huge games from Cam Newton, Todd Gurley and Bilal Powell. For Magic Mike, they’re “Learning to fly, but they ain’t got wings. Coming down is the hardest thing” Only Philip Rivers and the team’s namesake wide reciever were able to even crack double digits as the Magic men yet again crashed down to earth.
Fournettecation 165.08, pUSHing Chains 96.24
Fournettecation was able to overcome the early exit by Ty Mongomery to win this clash of 2-1 teams in dominating fashion. Jameis Winston nearly doubled his total points for the year this week to lead the way, but Team Mascot Leonard Fournette, and WRs Jordy Nelson and Tyrell Williams also had better games than any Chain Gang starters. pUSHing chains was led by its defense which probably tells you all you need to know.
Plan XVII 131.14, Breaking Bad 99.28
I’m still trying to put the team name for Breaking Bad together with its avatar. I guess Elmer Fudd has taken up cooking meth? Any way, Breaking Bad might be reaching a Breakdown as they lost arguably their best player when Dalvin Cook’s knee gave out. Not only that, they finally decided to start Chris Thompson and right on cue, he puts up a 1.7 point dud to put a cap on a horrible week for the meth-cooking, lisping, nimrods. Breaking Bad had to be thinking Don’t Do Me Like That all weekend. LeVeon Bell’s big game in Baltimore was really the difference as nobody else really stood out for the Frenchies.
McCaffeinated 129.78, McCownasty 97.08
It looked like we were holding our own bastardized version of the Scottish Highland Games with McCaffeinated and McCownasty facing off.
While McCafe escaped with a win to remain the only undefeated team in the league and McCownasty is still searching for their first win, both teams are Free-Fallin’ in their own way. McCownasty is still falling after last year’s surprise run to the league title, and the loss of top overall pick David Johnson in week 1. McCafe on the other hand, is the only team to score fewer and fewer points each and every week. On a positive note, McCownasty managed to break the curse of playing against Matt, by NOT being the lowest scoring team in the league when facing him. it was by less than 2 points, but it wasn’t the low score of the week, dammit.
Llamageddon 142.40, Make The Redskins Great Again 122.26
The closest game of the week (of course involving Adam again) was this time decided by over 20 points. The Llamas were facing an undefeated Redskins team but collectively they decided “I Won’t Back Down”. MTRGA got off to a blazing start with Aaron Rodgers throwing for 4 TDs on Thursday night, but Ezekeiel Elliot was seen before the game, gathering his fellow Llamas in a pre-game herd saying “I don’t care how many points Rodgers scored. You can stand me up at the gates of hell, but I won’t back down!” After the game, top scorer Russell Wilson was asked how the Llamas were able to pull out the win after the hot start from an undefeated foe. Wilson replied “Hey, baby, there ain’t no easy way out. I’ll keep this world from draggin’ me down. Gonna stand my ground.” MTRGA were heartbroken after the loss.