July 29, 2014

Week Eight Fantasy Roundup

The Red Rifle won by 100 points in week 8 and are now leading the WhoDeyFans Division.

We are now at the midpoint of the fantasy football season, and Siegfried and Rey are in first place with a 7-1 record and a five game winning streak, followed closely by my Striped Nightmare (6-2) and five teams that are tied at 5-3. Mickey and Seubs are both on the outside looking in at the playoff teams, possibly due to them both losing their rivalry games to me, but with seven weeks to go there is plenty of time to catch up. The Red Rifle won by 100 points last week, thanks in large part to big games from Steven Jackson and LeSean McCoy. The Louisville Dirty Birds have yet to make a roster move this season but they are in the thick of things thanks to their top rated draft. The rest of us have been hitting the waiver wire hard, mostly due to the short bench we have in this 16 team league. At least the bottom feeders get plenty of chances at new players. I am looking forward to a fun filled second half of the season, and don’t forget that we have prizes on the line for some of the winners.

This weekend features several key matchups, most notably Siegfried and Rey vs. Jovi’s Jungle. I am anxious to see if Jovi trusts Andy Dalton enough to make the start vs. Matt Cassel. The Striped Nightmare face off against the Hamilton Bengals, and I can’t decide if I want to go with Tebow or Palmer. Sure, Palmer is a traitor, but I can’t imagine him not looking good vs. a Denver team that needed a miracle to beat the pathetic Dolphins. Sound off in the comments if you have any guidance. As always, you can follow all of the action on Yahoo Sports.

Bonehead move of the week: I can forgive LoveBoat for starting McFadden on his bye week, because maybe you didn’t want to drop anyone to sign a player for one week. The fatal flaw, though, was not starting the Bengals D vs. the Seahawks. Sure, the Ravens are usually a good play, but that one cost you 16 points in a 15 point loss. Who Dey!