It was an exciting week of fantasy football for me.
In a grueling Continental Gridiron Alliance match, the Kentucky Mashers defeated the Detroit Direwolves, 126.69-103.19, this past week.
Although Carson Palmer had a bit of an off day, he scored 23.94 pints, slightly above his projected 22.50. Wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins had a stellar week with 23.87, much higher than his projected 9.92.
Other players who exceeded expectations include wide receiver Allen Robinson (12.93 compared to 9.15), tight end Travis Kelce (6.87-6.33) and kicker Mason Crosby (9.00-7.77)
Overall the Direwolves’ 103.19 points excepted their projected 96.84.
I might have fared better if I had played Cam Newton – especially after that amazing win over Seattle – and benched Palmer, but not by much. The Masters are a just a tough team – currently ranked in third place.
With a league record of 2-3, the Direwolves are second in the CGA Eastern Division and fifth overall.
This next week, Detroit are projected to do well against the San Juan Rum Runners (1-4).
I’ll start Palmer again this week as the Cardinals are playing the Baltimore Ravens. Running backs Le’Veon Bell and Todd Gurley are projected to score over 20 points. Receivers DeAndre Hopkins and Tavon Austin are projected to score above 10.
In the Yahoo Public 134983 league, the Chi-town Charizards defeated Kostas’ team, 107.94-103.52.
Despite the Seahawks losing, quarterback Russell Wilson slightly exceeded projections with 18.94 points over 18.63.
The Charizards’ offense played well, particulary running back Chris Ivory (25.60 compared to 10.53), wide receiver James Landry (12.60-9.32) and kicker Stephen Gostkowski (11.00-8.34).
Chi-town (3-1), currently ranked in fourth in the league standings, will be in a battle this upcoming week with Westin’s Team (3-1). They are projected to lose 100.51 to 93.84.
I’m subbing in Charles Johnson for Anquan Boldin. Although Boldin has a higher projection, his team, the San Francisco 49ers, are playing a tough Seattle defense.