Week 5 is over and we're close, basically almost, to the halfway point. There's 7 teams batting over .500 and 9 teams that have a losing yet winnable record. Injuries are piling on with Odell Beckham Jr breaking his ankle, Brandon Marshall and Sterling Shepard sprained their ankles, Dwayne Harris fractured his foot, Chris Conley blew out his achilles, and honorable mention J.J. Watt fractured his tibial plateau. That's just a few of the notable ones but for a complete list you can go here.
Here are the current leaders:
AFC East: Excederin Migraines
AFC West: ThoughtIHadAByeWeek
NFC North: Tyrodasaurus Rex
NFC South: My Pet Monsters
BLOWOUT OF THE WEEK: Excedrin Migraines 103.82 vs Not Too Shabby 59.68: Excedrin Migraines is a on 4 game winning streak and dominated Not Too Shabby by 44.14 points with the help of 52.60 points by his RBs which is the season-high for combined points from the position. It was Excedrin Migraines highest score of the season but it came with a cost as WR Brandon Marshall suffered a season ending injury. Not Too Shabby had their lowest output of the season and in the process lost WR Odell Beckham Jr to a season ending injury. Excedrin Migraines (4-1, 419.70 points) remains in first place of the AFCE and Not Too Shabby (2-3, 356.36 points) drops to 3rd place in the NFCS.
PHOTO FINISH OF THE WEEK: My Pet Monsters 85.04 vs Bronx Bombers 95.10 (Changed their name to Get Off my Ditka!): It wasn't really a photo finish but the 10.06-point margin of victory was the slimmest in the league this week so that qualifies. Get Off of My Ditka! picked up 26.20 points from Cam Newton and 14.20 from Michael Crabtree. It was a rough week for these two teams as My Pet Monsters had a monster 5 players on BYE week and Bronx Bombers had 3. Bronx Bombers (Get Off of My Ditka!) (3-2, 418.76 points) remains in 3rd place in the AFCE while My Pet Monsters (2-3, 405.80 points) stays in 1st place in the NFCS.
DUMPSTER FIRE OF THE WEEK + KING OF THE HILL: ThoughtIHadaByeWeek 53.04 vs Undefeated Tyrodasaurus Rex 74.70: It was the lowest score of the season for ThoughtIHadAByeWeek and also the lowest in the league this week. If anyone had a chance to defeat the Undefeated Tyrodasaurus Rex it should have been ThoughtIHadaByeWeek. Tyrodasaurus Rex had the lowest winning score in the league this week with 74.70 points. QB Sam Bradford tried to RG3 his way through the first half of the game on a gimp leg but ultimately left the game and took ThoughtIHadaByeWeek's hopes and dreams with him. ThoughtIHadAByeWeek (3-2, 457.42 points) remains at first in the AFCW and Undefeated Tyrodasaurus Rex (5-0, 489.62 points) remains in first place in the NFCN and in the league.
D-TOWN BEATDOWN 72.86 vs GRONK OF THRONES 90.16: Sterling Shepard left the game with an ankle sprain after only scoring 0.9 points for GRONK OF THRONES. TE Dwayne Allen has a total of 6 targets in all 5 weeks this season and 0 completions. The Patriots never even threw him the ball this week and earned a goose egg for GRONK OF THRONES. That said, D-TOWN BEATDOWN still couldn't end his 3 game losing streak when the Jaguars Def scored 28 points for GRONK OF THRONES who has now won four games in a row. GRONK OF THRONES (4-1, 548.66 points) rests in second in the NFCN while D-TOWN BEATDOWN (1-4, 384.14 points) stays second in the AFCW.
Star Chasers 73.24 vs The NY HITMAN 107.94: Facing a 0.84-point deficit on Sunday night, The NY HITMAN scored 35.54 and devastated Star Chasers 107.94 to 73.24 while claiming the highest score of the week. It was a huge night for Rookie QB Deshaun Watson who scored 35.54 points, the highest of any player on The NY HITMAN this season. Star Chasers has lost four straight games and wasn't helped this week by having a combined 11.10 points from their RBs, their lowest combined scoring output from the RB position this season. The NY HITMAN (3-2, 443.80 points) remains in third place in the NFCN while Star Chasers (1-4, 346.68 points) stays in last place of the AFCW and the league.
Gashouse Gorilla's 78.96 vs Da Boyz 96.06: Da Boyz got two huge performances this week from Alex Smith with 26.86 points and DeAndre Hopkins with 23.20. Da Boyz got a combined 35.10 points from their WRs, their highest combined scoring output from the WR position this season. Da Boyz TE Travis Kelce suffered a concussion during the game and missed the second half after discovering he had memory problems after leaving the medical tent. Gashouse Gorilla's got a combined 8.80 points from their WRs, their lowest combined scoring output from the WR position this season. Gashouse Gorilla's (2-3, 327.34 points) remains in 4th in the AFCE and Da Boyz (2-3, 425.62 points) moves up again this week to the 2nd place spot in the NFCS.
League Champion Hard Knocks 74.44 vs big blue 88.32: It's the third straight win for big blue with the help of K Adam Vinatieri who netted him 18.00 points. Three of the starters for big blue scored higher than the leading scorer for League Champion Hard Knocks. Hard Knocks joins Star Chasers for the longest losing streak in the league so far with four straight loses. Five of the starters on Hard Knocks scored less than their projected points. Hard Knocks (1-4, 376.76 points) is last in the NFCS while big blue (4-1 396.98 points) is holding on in #2 of the AFCE.
Legion of Boom 84.82 vs BUFFBULLY 67.14: With A.J. Green (22.90 points) and Seattle DEF (16.00 points) leading the way Legion of Boom is on a hot streak with 2 wins in a row by defeating BUFFBULLY. Legion of Boom got a combined 6.40 points from their RBs, their lowest combined scoring output from the RB position this season. While it was a loss for BUFFBULLY, it was a good week for Torrey Smith, who had a season-best 12.70 points but not so good for Geronimo Allison who scored a goose egg. You think that's bad? Houston Defense scored -3 points! It's one thing to not score but to actively take away points is a new level of hell. Legion of Boom (2-3, 420.82 points) remains last in the NFCN and BUFFBULLY (1-4, 373.28 points) stays third in the AFCW.
WEEK 5 SPECIAL AWARD: MVP (Highest scoring individual player, DEF included)
The NY HITMAN - QB Deshaun Watson 35.54