NFL Fantasy Football 2016 - Week 7 - Forgetfulness

Week 7 I was traveling and this resulted in me forgetting to post a preview for week 7 (and week 8) and also forgetting which players were playing on which day. Thankfully it didn't cost me in the end but boy was it close!

The game this week swung back and forth like a pendulum, I started off out in front with two players involved in the Thursday night match-up, then the first glut of Sunday games reached the end of the first quarter and I was behind. By halftime I was back in front thanks to a Michael Crabtree TD, but as the games wound to a close I found myself quite a way behind with only a RB and a K to play. Freeman started off slowly but a few nice runs in the second half proved to be game winning (for me if not for the Falcons) and I sneaked over the line ahead of my opponent. This was the closest game in the league this season, with a winning margin of only 1.88 points.

The Teams:

In three out of the last four weeks DeMarco Murray has been my leading points scorer, he is Mr. Consistent although he really should not have had to carry the team this week. There were a couple of real difference makers that I left on the bench, although we will cover that later. I really felt for my opponent Michael after this one as he had two brilliant performances (Andrew Luck and the Philly Defence) wasted by the fact that the rest of his team failed to step up in any way, but at least I still got the win!


JDD 12.40 / SWN 27.82 (- 15.42)

It was another disappointing week for Derek Carr, his early season promise is foundering on the rocks of a slightly more difficult schedule. However, this week he was up against Jacksonville and really should have been able to put them away. What really stung about this one though was the fact that I had Jameis Winston in as starter until about 30 minutes before kickoff, at which point I had a crisis of confidence and fell back on old faithful. Next week Winston and Carr face off and right now I just don't know who I will pick as starter.


JDD 28.70 / SWN 3.80 (+ 24.90)

DeMarco lead the way and Freeman managed to pick up his game in the second half of the Falcons/Chargers game to really win me this tie. Before the season started there was a lot of talk about the "zero RB" draft strategy but this position has managed to save me more times than I think the advocates of that strategy would like to admit. When I review the season next year it will be interesting to see just where the RBs fall in terms of overall points, would a more WR or RB centric strategy have served me better? Right now I am just glad that these guys are on my team, especially with Doug Martin still nursing a hamstring injury.

For Michael, neither Terrance West nor TJ Yeldon managed to step up in any meaningful way in this game, managing a grand total of 34 yards on the ground and one reception of 4 yards. OUCH!


JDD 20.10 / SWN 12.30 (+ 7.80)

TDs can really change a fantasy match-up and that was the case in our WR battle. For the first time since week 4 Marvin Jones managed to pick up more than 40 yards for my opponent, but his yardage contribution was matched by Michael Crabtree who also picked up the sole passing TD for the Raiders. Crabtree's performance was a double whammy for Michael as it limited his second WR, Amari Cooper, to only 29 yards which was surpassed by Allen Hurns for me.

Crabtree has been almost as consistent for me as DeMarco Murray with only last week's awful performance eating into his overall reliability. This time out he was back to his usual 3+ catches and 10+ points, I just hope that he can keep it up for the remainder of the season.


JDD 4.00 / SWN 1.60 (+ 2.40)

The Tight End position has really stunk this year, unless you have someone playing for New England (or Greg Olsen) then they have really failed to contribute anything to your team on a consistent basis. Zach Miller added an average 4 points to my eventual total but Hunter Henry, who had started to look like a breakout option in the previous 3 weeks, only managed 1.6 points in week 7 for my opponent. New England may start to look for ways to exploit their two TE sets over the remainder of the season, especially with Brady back under center, and hopefully I can exploit this with a sneaky pick up of Bennett who has somehow found his way into Free Agency in the Limey League.


JDD 3.30 / SWN 5.10 (- 2.80)

Ah, the point where my forgetfulness nearly cost me. Alshon Jeffery has been arguably the biggest fantasy disappointment of the season. In all honesty, at the start of the week I looked at the match-ups and decided that Jeffery probably had the easiest go of it. Hopkins and Matthews were at Denver and Minnesota respectively and my faith in Travis Benjamin is at an all time low, if he could just stop fumbling the ball... Then I picked up Jay Ajayi on the waiver wire. He had a tough match-up against the Bills but there was some magic happening in South Florida and I was tempted to start him. As it turned out this would have been the smart move and when I went to make it I was annoyed to see that Chicago had played on Thursday night. I decided against putting him in ahead of Freeman who had been pretty decent up to this point in a high powered Atlanta offence and decided to wait a full two weeks to give him his "debut". I hate bye weeks...


JDD 12.00 / SWN 10.00 (+ 2.00)

Matt Bryant had another strong game, and it could have been even better if he had made the game winning field goal! Once again Atlanta gave him the opportunity to put up points and the veteran didn't disappoint, well except for that missed game winner. He has been a decent pick up for my team and if Atlanta can keep things rolling he should continue to put up points in bunches.


JDD 6.00 / SWN 24.00 (- 18.00)

LA continue to be undermined by a weak offence and now the injuries are taking their toll as well. This week saw a bend but don't break effort against the Giants and things could have been so different in London for them if they had just had a little bit of support on the other side of the ball. The Eagles defence really did a number on Minnesota for Michael, picking up points in every available category. They have been quietly going about their business this year and they have put up very strong numbers week in, week out with only Minnesota ahead of them. I will need to find some similar production over the next few weeks if I want to have any hope of making the playoffs.


I have already mentioned Winston and Ajayi as two players who should have started for me. The final starter who I benched was Travis Benjamin who managed to avoid fumbling the football this week on his way to picking up 54 yards. Dropping Hopkins and Matthews was the right call as neither put up good numbers against two of the best defences in the league and Doug Martin continues to sit out with a hamstring injury rounding out my bench.

Best Possible Lineup, week 7:

QB: Jameis Winston (20.66)
RB1: Jay Ajayi (27.60)
RB2: DeMarco Murray (18.70)
WR1: Michael Crabtree (15.60)
WR2: Travis Benjamin (5.40)
TE: Zach Miller (4.00)
W/R: Devonta Freeman (10.00)
K: Matt Bryant (12.00)
DEF: LA Rams (6.00)

Total: 119.96 (- 33.46)


I'm back up in second and CFL Sensation are the biggest climbers this week jumping all the way up to third. Newton Haven Blues drop out of the playoff picture this week but with everyone having winnable games next week it could be my Dolphins that drop out of the playoff picture in week 8.


So there were some big scorers this week, with CFL Sensation leading the way. A couple of the teams lower down the table had big weeks, with 1pt21 JJ Watts really throwing a spanner in the works for 4th and Goal. Next up for my Dolphins are the undefeated Fireballers. Hopefully we can put that first blemish in the loss column for them to keep ourselves ahead of the chasing pack, especially as week 9 sees us take on CFL Sensation who have bounced back from their blip over the last two weeks to revert back to their early season strong performances.

NFL Fantasy Football 2016 - Week 6 - Murphy's Law

So this week anything, and everything, that could go wrong did go wrong. A resurgent Tom Brady took down the majority of my team singlehanded. Everyone underperformed. Everything. Ugh.

The Teams:

One player managed to get into double figures, yup it was that sort of week... Frustratingly, this was the sort of game I could have won if only a few of my players had lived up to the modest expectations predicted before the games kicked off.


JDD 9.80 / 4AG 27.24 (- 17.44)

Derek Carr started off well enough against Kansas before with a TD right at the start of the game. After that it all went downhill, two turnovers and not a lot of yards later he had lead Oakland to their second loss of the season. Hopefully he can bounce back next week against Jacksonvillle. On the other side Tom Brady was Tom Brady, and he could easily carry 4th and Goal (and the Patriots) into the playoffs.


JDD 17.50 / 4AG 17.10 (+ 0.40)

The ever reliable DeMarco Murray picked up my solitary TD this week, although he was held a long way short of 100 yards by Cleveland. Devonta Freeman managed 50 yards against Seattle, but he never looked like kicking it up a gear against the Seahawks.


JDD 8.10 / 11.50 (- 3.40)

The combined totals of both teams would have been a respectable total for a single WR1, unfortunately neither of us could be happy with the performance of our WRs. Crabtree only had two catches for the first time since the middle of last season and even worse only 10 yards... Hopkins did a little better with 71 yards, but that was not nearly enough for an early round draft pick who has been disappointing since week two.


JDD 3.60 / 4AG 1.30 (+ 2.30)

Zach Miller had an average outing for a TE, my opponent had to scour the waiver wire and pick up Jesse James after Jordan Reed was ruled out in the concussion profile. TEs never seem to make or break a team but decent performances are always appreciated.


JDD 7.40 / 4AG 11.30 (- 3.90)

Hurns justified my choice to start him, more than my other 2 WRs, but he wasn't quite as good as Randall Cobb, who grabbed a TD. I feel that a run of TDs are just around the corner for Hurns and I really hope that I can take advantage of it and push on towards a playoff spot.


JDD 6.00 / 4AG 8.00 (- 2.00)

A disappointing performance from Atlanta lead to a disappointing score for Bryant. Hauschka missed two kicks but was still able to outperform Bryant on the day due to the greater number of opportunities granted to him. San Diego next week should be a nice remedy to the issue.


JDD 0.00 / 4AG 12.00 (- 12.00)

A solitary sack was all that the Rams managed this week. In comparison the Cardinals were dominant against New York for my opponent. There is an awful lot of talent on this Rams team, but they are being undermined at every turn right now and there seems to be very little light at the end of the tunnel...


The bench was pretty much a non-story this week. Jeffery and Matthews could have contributed but neither had enough points to make any difference to the final result. Matt Jones would have been a brilliant start for my opponent, but in the end he didn't need him. Travis Benjamin continues to have issues with fumbles, 3 in four weeks is unacceptable for any player at this level and I can't help but think that these issues will catch up with him and take away his opportunities in the San Diego offence.

Best Possible Lineup, week 6:

QB: Derek Carr (9.80)
RB1: DeMarco Murray (12.50)
RB2: Devonta Freeman (5.00)
WR1: Alshon Jeffery (9.30)
WR2: Jordan Matthews (7.50)
TE: Zach Miller (3.60)
W/R: Allen Hurns (7.40)
K: Matt Bryant (6.00)
DEF: LA Rams (0.00)

Total: 61.10 (- 8.70)



NFL Fantasy Football 2016 - Week 6 Preview

Another week has rolled around quickly and my Dolphins are looking to keep up the pressure on the only undefeated team in the league. at 4-1 we are the only team within one win of the league leaders but this week sees us take on a tough match-up against a resurgent 4th and Goal.

Waiver Wire:

For the second week in a row there has been some action on the waiver wire for the Dolphins, adding players who may make more of a contribution down the line rather than this week.

Add - Jameis Winston (QB)

This one was technically a late waiver move in week 5 but as it did not come into play that week I have included it here. Winston has had an up and down season so far this year. A strong week 1 was followed by a disastrous week 2, the same patter followed in weeks 3 and 4 before a decidedly average performance in week 5.

There are a few key things to consider at this stage though, firstly, Winston has been without his number one RB since the first quarter of week 2, when things went downhill fast. Sure Sims was OK but Doug Martin adds an entirely different layer of dynamism to the Tampa Bay offence. Martin will be back for Tampa's next game, after their week 6 bye, and will take a large share of the load off of Winston freeing him up to do what he does best on a football field.

 I mentioned the bye just now and that neatly brings us on to point two. This bye week leads into four relatively good games for a QB to face. San Francisco, Oakland, Atlanta and Chicago all have some question marks in their pass defence, Atlanta are arguably the best of this bunch, and if Winston can protect the ball and make plays he has the opportunity to put up 20+ points each week.

And that brings us on to point 3, protecting the ball. Week 5 was the first week that Winston did not turn the ball over. Keeping the ball safe was a massive problem for Winston in weeks 2-4 (sans Martin) where he lead the Bucs to 6 TDs but turned the ball over an unacceptable 9 times (7 INTs 2 FF). No turnovers in week 5 was a good thing, if he continues it through week 7 it will be better.

Drop - Cairo Santos (K)

A tough move to make this one. Cairo didn't do anything wrong, he just had a badly positioned bye week. Matt Bryant became available and with that high powered Atlanta offence he will have a lot of opportunities to put up points. Kansa will still generate opportunities for Santos but when the number 2 kicker in the league falls into your lap you have to make way for him and carrying two kickers seemed redundant at this stage of the season.

Add - Allen Hurns (WR)

Allen was on my draft board at the start of the year, so when he became available I knew that I had to add him. He has had a quiet season so far, with only one TD to his name. Coming off of their Bye week Jacksonville travel to Chicago to face a beaten up Bears secondary. If Hurns is going to get the TDs flowing this is the game to start it, their are question marks over the health of two of the CBs in an already depleted Chicago defence, and next week Hurns will face off against an Oakland D that loves to give up big points to WRs. A no brainer right?

Drop - Dennis Pitta (TE)

Another tough call, Pitta has been decent, if unspectacular, this season on his return from two hip injuries. The only reason to make this move is that Brian Hoyer is set to be the starting QB for Chicago for the rest of this season. This should mean big points for Zach Miller and his short to intermediate routes. Pitta could return ahead of the Chicago bye week as I will need another TE but as of right now there wasn't a spot for him on the team.

Projected score JDD 89.24 / 4AG 92.54

Another close game, which will probably come down to a big day or two on either side. So let's take a look at the teams.

QB - Derek Carr (Proj. 13.04)

Derek and the Raiders welcome a Kansas City defence that has so far struggled to live up to expectations in 2016. Don't get me wrong there is still talent on this team but I get the feeling that the name strikes more fear into opponents than the actions right now. Marcus Peters returning to Oakland has been the buzz online this week and I expect him to match-up against Amari Cooper for the majority of the game. Of course Derek and co have far more weapons than that and you would expect them to be fully utilised as Oakland look to go 5-1 themselves.

A 13 point projection seems low for Carr especially when you consider 4 out of 5 weeks he has had 20+ points and averages 20+ a week even when you include his sub par week.

Opponent - Tom Brady (Proj. 17.74) - Yep I get to face the Tom Brady revenge tour, week two. They're up against a Cincinnati team struggling for an identity this season. Brady and co will be looking to win this one and my only hope is that they decide to run the ball through Blount more than last week, taking some of the points away from Brady.

RB 1 & 2 - DeMarco Murray & Devonta Freeman (Proj. 28.60)

DeMarco did everything except score a TD against Miami last week, this week he faces a Browns team that are in year one of a rebuild. He is the centerpiece of a Tennessee offence that could tee off on a weak Cleveland team this week and you would expect big points from him.

Alongside him is Devonta Freeman, part of the best one, two RB punch in the NFL right now. He faces a Seattle team that is starting to get things going this season. He is projected to pick up 9+ points which may be a little low considering his combined 30.70 points against the Panthers and Broncos over the past two weeks.

Opponent - Eddie Lacy & Jordan Howard (Proj. 27.50) - Gary claimed Jordan Howard ahead of me on the waiver wire, I ended up with Theo Riddick as my backup instead. The Bears' round five pick has been a revelation since becoming their number one back and he will look to continue this against Jacksonville. The Jags haven't been brilliant against the run so far but on their day they can cause problems for the run game. Eddie Lacy has a tough game against Dallas, if Aaron Rodgers is as good as he used to be then it should open up the game for Lacy a bit, unfortunately Rodgers hasn't quite been himself so far this season. Let's hope it continues another week.

WR 1 & 2 - DeAndre Hopkins & Michael Crabtree (Proj. 12.80)

NFL.com really don't like Crabtree and Hopkins this week. Crabtree has been a guaranteed 3 catches and 10 points every week so far this season and has something good going with Carr, but that is only worth 6.10 points to them. Hopkins and Osweiler finally connected for a TD in garbage time last week against the top defence of Minnesota after two awful weeks. He faces the much friendlier prospect of the Indianapolis secondary this week and you would like to think he could put up 10+ points again this week.

Opponent - Brandon Marshall & Antonio Brown (Proj. 22.20) - Somehow Brown is only down for 8.90 points this week against the wet paper bag that is the Miami Defence. Brandon Marshall is projected to get 13+ points against Arizona on Monday Night... flip these points around and I think you have a more accurate prediction for these two players, although both could easily top 10 points this week.

TE - Zach Miller (Proj. 10.10)

This may be a bit ambitious considering Jacksonville have been pretty tough on TEs this season but with the number of opportunities Hoyer could give him I could see Miller putting up 10+ points, especially if he can grab a TD. Miller will need a big game again this week otherwise I may return to the TE roulette game next week.

Opponent - Jordan Reed (Proj 0.00) - Reed is in the concussion protocol and not expected to take the field on Sunday. He had a tough match-up against Philly regardless but it would probably be best for him to sit out this week.

Flex - Allen Hurns, WR (Proj. 11.70) OR Alshon Jeffery, WR (Proj. 13.40)

Decisions, decisions. This is a tough one, both reliant on TDs, one a number one WR facing a better secondary with an average QB, the other a number two receiver against a beat up secondary with an average QB. Right now I am leaning towards Hurns as he has a TD and I think the Chicago secondary could give up more TD opportunities than Jacksonville. Then again... Jacksonville did fall apart against Indy in the 4th quarter before their bye week... hmmmmm...

Opponent - Will Fuller, WR (Proj. 11.10) - Fuller is battling a hamstring injury after a quiet showing against Minnesota. The rookie has blown hot and cold this season, and with more tape on him his opponents are forcing him to make adjustments. He is still a decent choice for the flex position and around 10 points is a reasonable expectation if he is on a hot week.

K - Matt Bryant (Proj. 7.00)

Once again Bryant gets no love from the so called "experts". If Atlanta put up points, he puts up points. Simple.

Opponent - Steven Hauschka (Proj. 8.00) - Second week in a row that both kickers are involved in the same game. Second week in a row that my opponent is predicted to have the better kicker Hauschka is a long way down the list of kickers (18th) and shouldn't even be in the conversation with Bryant this year. Any other year he would be expected to be ahead... But not this year.

Defence - LA Rams (Proj. 6.00)

I considered picking up the Tennessee defence for one week against Cleveland this time out but I stuck with LA after Detroit appeared to lose yet another RB to injury. This time Theo Riddick who had a big first quarter last week before getting very quiet. He hasn't trained all week and seems doubtful for Sunday. LA will be hoping to shake off their injuries and get back to their strong defensive play after a tough outing against Buffalo last week. I just hope Jeff Fisher doesn't sink them with a bad coaching call again.

Opponent - Arizona Cardinals (Proj. 6.00) - This should be a good match-up for Gary. New York have put up a total of 33 points in three losses over their last three games (that's an awful lot of 3s). If they can shut down Brandon Marshall Arizona should come away with a W. Of course doing so could undermine Gary's team as a whole, it's never fun when Fantasy Football throws something like that at you.

NFL Fantasy Football 2016 - Week 5 - Game time decisions

Every week this season seems to have a theme.

Week 1 - shaking off the rust

Week 2 - Polar opposite QBs

Week 3 - Explosive running backs

Week 4 - Coaching screw ups

And this week - game time decisions.

I picked up two players on waivers this week, Matt Bryant and Zach Miller, and both picked up injuries earlier in the week that put their games in doubt. Thankfully both shook these off, Bryant by Friday and Miller by game time. Similarly my opponent also faced the prospect of the will they/won't they decision. Cam Newton eventually missed the Monday night game through the concussion protocol while Rashad Jennings was absent for yet another week with a thumb injury, although he was warming up with the team pre-game.

The Cam Newton injury certainly helped my team as Derek Carr vastly outperformed Kirk Cousins but the rest of the team was once again lead by the running back duo of Murray and Freeman and almost everyone had a reasonable return of points.

The Teams:

If there is one position where I regret my decision it is the flex position. My guy underperformed and the two surprise packages sitting on my bench would have been far better choices. At least it didn't cost me this week.


JDD 21.98 / WAP 12.30 (+ 9.68)

Derek Carr got off to a slow start, throwing only his second INT of the season before the game really got going. After that he settled down and a big second half performance was required after the Oakland D imploded for the third time this season. One TD for each of his WRs meant that I had a very decent return from the QB position this week. Having watched this game, I found it crazy that San Diego managed to find yet another way to lose a game this week. Tying it up with that field goal could have seen Carr boost my points further but their kick holder had butter-fingers (to say the least) and you have to wonder who the Chargers have upset so much to be this cursed.


JDD 32.00 / WAP 7.90 (+ 24.10)

My opponent was very unlucky to have so many players on a bye week that he had to gamble on Rashad Jennings being fit. Having said that, Frank Gore really didn't come close to either of my RBs this week and the scores could have been even more lopsided if DeMarco Murray had managed to pick up a TD. Freeman lead the way for me this week, setting the tone with a 4th down TD to start the Atlanta game, while DeMarco Murray did everything except score a TD against a porous Miami defence. It's going to be a long season for Miami fans (and we are only in week 5) with my only solace provided by this fantasy team.


JDD 22.30 / WAP 22.40 (- 0.10)

This could have been so much worse after Larry Fitzgerald put up 20.10 points on Thursday night. Just about everyone on the Atlanta offence put up big numbers, with the exception of Mohamed Sanu which was great news for me. Michael Crabtree was his ever reliable self, providing me with his consistent 3 catches and 10+ points a week. Alongside him Nuk finally got something going with Osweiler, although they left it late into garbage time. Houston are struggling, this was the first game that I watched on Sunday, their O and D lines are beat up but that doesn't excuse the errant throws from Osweiler. Nuk made things happen in the 4th quarter on Sunday but if Osweiler had been better in the first three quarters they could have competed against Minnesota.


JDD 7.30 / WAP 4.30 (+ 3.00)

The Zach Miller transaction paid dividends here. As long as Hoyer is QB in Chicago I expect Miller to be a big player in the Bears passing game. Hoyer rarely goes downfield, which hurts my WR Jeffery, and this benefits a big TE who can dominate the middle of the field. If they can get in the red zone more often Miller could start putting up some very nice numbers in the latter half of the season.


JDD 6.50 / WAP 23.10 (- 16.60)

Jordan Matthews under-performed and TY Hilton had a great day. There isn't much more to say about this. Matthews will look to hook up with Wentz a lot more next week as they try and overcome their first loss of the year, it wasn't even drops that hurt him this week as he had a 100% catching record. But regardless of what Matthews could have achieved this week he was never going to outdo the 170+ yards and a TD from Hilton. I tip my hat to you sir.


JDD 11.00 / WAP 10.00 (+ 1.00)

Two kickers on opposite sides of the same game. Bryant was the dominant force all game, and only a late field goal from McManus made it look closer than it actually was. Bryant and the Atlanta offence have been so good through the start of the season that I have decided to move on from Cairo Santos. You can't argue with keeping the second best fantasy kicker in the league on your team right now when every point counts.


JDD 2.00 / WAP 3.00 (- 1.00)

Jeff Fisher and Case Keenum keep undermining the good work that the LA defence put in every week. Up against Buffalo LA were missing 3 of their front seven this week and yet they still held Buffalo to only 17 points with 5 minutes to go. LA set up to punt the ball away from around their own 30 and.... Fisher calls a fake, doesn't get the 5 yards and turns the ball over to Buffalo with a short field. A couple of plays later and Buffalo have a TD. With a longer field the LA defence could have held Buffalo based off of their work earlier in the game. Keenum needs to step up as QB and give this defence some help. 15 points a game won't cut it in the NFL, if you take away the big game against Tampa it looks even worse.


Well there were two surprise packages this week, one perhaps more predictable than the other but still enough of a surprise that neither of them made it into the starting lineup. First up Theo Riddick, 6.5, 4.8, 5.8... No those aren't his average yards per carry, those are his total points leading up to this 20.20 outburst. Perhaps unsurprisingly for Riddick after his big first quarter he went very quiet. He still struggles to get anything going in the ground game and has to make up for it as a receiver, this will hold him back in Detroit where the change of pace from Abdullah was something that really helped Detroit to kick on in the early weeks of the season.

The second surprise was Travis Benjamin. He has put up decent yardage with limited catches in San Diego over the past couple of weeks but what has really hurt his game is ball control. Two fumbles in as many games, with the one against New Orleans costing them the game, certainly had me questioning what role he would have in the offence this week. He answered his critics with a 100+ yard game and no fumbles. If he can add in some TDs he could be a very useful piece down the stretch.

Honourable mentions to Dennis Pitta and Alshon Jeffery with their respective 59 and 77 receiving yards. Both would like to start adding TDs to their game sooner rather than later and they should get the chance over the next few weeks.

Some of the more astute members of the audience may have noticed Jameis Winston sneaking in at the bottom of my bench there. He was a late addition to my team on Monday night after I saw his name appear in the activity column for my league. Rather than carry two kickers I have decided to go with two QBs, especially as he Winston will be getting Doug Martin back after their week 6 bye. Going into week 10 the Bucs face the 49ers, the Raiders, the Falcons and the Bears all of whom like to give up points to QBs. Atlanta will pose the sternest test but Winston will probably only see the field in week 10 when Derek Carr and the Raiders go on their bye week.

Best possible lineup, week 5:

QB: Derek Carr (21.98)
RB1: Theo Riddick (20.20)
RB2: Devonta Freeman (18.30)
WR1: Travis Benjamin (11.70)
WR2: DeAndre Hopkins (11.60)
TE: Zach Miller (7.30)
W/R: DeMarco Murray (13.70)
K: Matt Bryant (11.00)
DEF: LA Rams (2.00)

Total: 117.78 (- 14.70)


Chris and The Fireballers remain undefeated after 5 weeks, with the Dolphins holding second place. Newton Haven Blues jump up one spot despite their loss as CFL sensation drop out of the playoff picture for the first time this season with a 2 game losing streak.

4th and Goal have bounced back from their slow start to pick up two wins on the trot to grab the last playoff spot and the final winning record this week.

Skirt Wearing Northern Folks and FC Barcelona both sit at 2-3 having won this week. FC Barcelona are building on their success last week against the Dolphins and hoping for a surge into the playoff spots.

At the bottom three teams share a record of 1-4. 1pt21 JJ Watts are on a league leading 3 game losing streak while Wapping Wombats will look to regroup and go again for their second win. Propping up everyone this week is TBONE on a 2 game losing streak.


The Dolphins face 4th and goal in the upcoming games this week while the undefeated Fireballers face the early season leaders CFL Sensation. Newton Haven Blues look to bounce back against FC Barcelona who are pushing to enter the playoff picture. Skirt Wearing Northern Folk have the easiest match-up of the week against a struggling TBONE and JJ Watts vs Wapping Wombats rounds out the fixtures for week 6.