It’s the conclusion of week 3 and the front half of the rivalry games are over. There is still plenty of football remaining and plenty of opportunities to earn everlasting glory! The current division leaders are:
AFC East: big blue
AFC West: ThoughtIHadAByeWeek
NFC North: Tyrodasaurus Rex
NFC South: My Pet Monsters
BLOWOUT OF THE WEEK: The NY HITMAN vs Tyrodasaurus Rex. 59.28 - 122.64. As John Madden once said: “Usually the team that scores the most points wins the game” but when you score 63.36 points over your opponent, that’s DOMINATION. Tyrodasaurus Rex scored their highest game so far this season with a combined 56.70 points from the WR position, which was also the highest combined scoring output from the WR position for any team this season. The NY HITMAN just didn't show up this week only scoring 59.28 points against a projected 96.31 without any help from Cam Newton who threw for no touchdowns and three interceptions against a Saints defense that allowed 447 passing yards the previous week. Tyrodasaurus Rex remains undefeated, 3-0 and is #1 in the NFC North while The NY HITMAN falls to #3 in the North at 1-2.
My Pet Monsters 91.30 - League Champion Hard Knocks 77.62: My Pet Monsters came into the Sunday night game facing a 17.10-point deficit, but scored 38.60 for the comeback. Prior to the Washington Redskins game they announced TE Jordan Reed was Not Active and My Pet Monsters scrambled to sign TE Vernon Davis who ended up scoring 11.80 points. Hard Knocks' QB Derek Carr (7.22 points) could not get anything going with WR Amari Cooper (0.60 points) which ultimately led to their demise even with a valiant effort by Chicago RB Jordan Howard who scored 26.4 points after coming from a shoulder injury the week prior. My Pet Monsters moves into 1st place of the NFC South at 2-1 and League Champion Hard Knocks falls to #3 in the South at 1-2.
Bronx Bombers 67.06 vs Excederin Migraines 72.78: Despite the name the Excederin Migraines brought the pain when they came into the Monday night game facing a 14.68-point deficit, but scored 20.40 for the comeback. The headache continues for the Bronx Bombers as both of the losses this season have been comeback losses. Excedrin Migraines was able to win despite putting up the smallest point total of any winning team in the league this week. There was some gloating early in the season by Excederin Migraines for drafting RB Ezekiel Elliot during the suspenseful suspension squabble and with good reason as he was their star player this week with 15.40 points to earn the win for Excederin Migraines. Bronx Bombers had an exceptional performance by Kicker Stephen Hauschka with 19.00 points! Excederin Migraines (2-1) is 2nd place and Bronx Bombers (1-2) is 3rd place in the AFC East.
PHOTO FINISH OF THE WEEK: D-TOWN BEATDOWN 87.66 vs BUFFBULLY 91.42: It was a nail biter for both teams as BUFFBULLY came into the Monday night game facing a 3.44-point deficit and ended with D-TOWN BEATDOWN disappointed and BUFFBULLY the victor as WR Dez Bryant "scored" a controversial TD when he may or may not have crossed the plane of the end zone. The officials decided there was not enough evidence to overturn the call on the field and the touchdown stood. QB Aaron Rodgers and WR Sammy Watkins brought a combined 48.42 points to BUFFBULLY's dinner table. D-TOWN BEATDOWN's highest performer Kicker Matt Prater led the team with 19.00 points. Have I said this before?? The margin of victory of 3.76 points was the smallest in the league this week. BUFFBULLY (1-2) remains 4th in the AFC West and D-TOWN BEATDOWN (1-2) remains in 2nd.
Star Chasers 71.52 vs ThoughtIHadAByeWeek 101.60: Still undefeated, ThoughtIHadAByeWeek came to play and brought the stars to Star Chasers with 20.9 points from WR Larry Fitzgerald, 16.40 from RB Duke Johnson JR., and 16.00 from K Ryan Succop. ThoughtIHadAByeWeek is making magic happen for their team, as they have the second-highest overall point total in the league this season by averaging 106.81 points per matchup. Star Chasers couldn't get any help from her lineup as four of their players scored a total of 5.4 points between them. Star Chasers (1-2) remains in 3rd place while undefeated ThoughtIHadAByeWeek (3-0) sits in the #1 spot in both the AFC West and the league.
DUMPSTER FIRE OF THE WEEK: Gashouse Gorilla's 44.74 vs big blue 100.72: This was one of those weeks for Gashouse Gorilla's where sometimes you make all the wrong decisions. We all know Fantasy Football is an unforgiving mistress but in Week 3 she was merciless and cruel against the Gashouse Gorilla's. 6 of his players scored a total of 1 point between them. Gashouse Gorilla's scored the fewest points in the league this week and had the lowest score in the league this season. "What if" Gashouse Gorilla's played his bench, replacing those dud players? He would have won with 108.12 points. Let's go deeper: We have 9 starters on our team and 5 bench spots. Gashouse Gorilla's bench, with 5 players, (and one of them scored a 0 so it's actually 4!) beat his 9 starters by 29.08 points! Gashouse Gorilla's will be angry and looking for vengeance next week! big blue picked up the highest point total by a player this week (35.72 points) from Tom Brady and scored his highest score of the season with 100.72 points. Gashouse Gorilla's (1-2) remains in last place of the AFC East and big blue is holding their head high in the numero uno spot!
Legion of Boom 86.00 vs GRONK OF THRONES 148.42: Watch out there's a new Sheriff in town! GRONK OF THRONES scored the highest number of points in the league this season (worth 15% of the prize pot) with 148.42 beating out ThoughtIHadAByeWeek by 6.88 points! GRONK OF THRONES got a combined 68.40 points from their RBs, the highest combined scoring output from the RB position for any team this season. He also had this weeks TE leading scorer, Rob Gronkowski (14.90 points) AND the leading RB Todd Gurley (32.90 points) while also leaving some depth on the bench who scored an additional 54.80 points. It was a bad matchup for Legion of Boom this week while even though there was a decent performance from the WR's the RB's didn't help. Ty Montgomery had a season-low 5.00 points against a projected 12.74 and scored below his projection for the first time this season. Legion of Boom (0-3) will be looking to earn their first win next week but for now resides on the bottom of the NFC North while a 2-1 GRONK OF THRONES holds onto the #2 position.
Not Too Shabby 74.10 vs Da Boyz 70.16: It was a low scoring and underperforming week for both teams this week with one performing just a little under than the other. QB Ben Roethlisberger did what he seems to do while on the road and didn't provide much help to Not Too Shabby but thankfully for them Odell Beckham Jr picked up some of the slack while earning 19.90. 2017 MMFFL #1 Overall draft pick Le'Veon Bell seems to finally have picked up steam in the 3rd week this season and scored 15.80 for Da Boyz. They got extra help from Boom or Bust WR Desean Jackson who boomed this week with 14.40 points. Not Too Shabby (2-1) climbs to #2 while Da Boyz (1-2) falls to last in the NFC South.