Five Weeks down, Nine to go!!
SIX (6) Teams make the playoffs this year
Even at 0-5 or 1-4, you're still in it.
A few numbers from 2020
If there would have been 6-teams in the playoffs
9-Wins gets you in for 1 league, scoring avg of 168
8-Wins gets you in for 11 leagues, scoring avg of 165
7-Wins gets you in for 21 leagues, scoring avg of 165
6-Wins gets you in for 3 leagues, scoring avg of 162
As you can see, strive for 7 wins with a decent scoring avg and you have a great shot at making the playoffs!
What a wild ride we have had thus far.... many surprises and maybe even more disappointments...
Now let's have some fun with numbers
Top starting lineup (5-games played)
QB: T. Brady (33.06)
RB: D Henry (25.50), A. Ekeler (21.76)
WR: M. Williams (21.12), C Kupp (20.06), T. Hill (19.52)
TE: T. Kelce (15.18)
PK: T Bass (10.80)
DL: V Hargrave (11.00), M Garrett (10.20), D Hunter (10.20)
LB: L. Wilson (14.00), R. Smith (13.80), E. Kendricks (13.00)
CB: T. Diggs (12.80)
S: D. James (11.40)
**Old-Man Brady at the top is a surprise...to see the difference between Brady at 44 and Big Ben at 39 is shocking.... I guess those avocado shakes DO work!
**Mike Williams as the Top WR is amazing... he has had all the tools to be in the Top 12 but has been hurt... now he has a stud QB and an offensive scheme that gets him open
**T. Diggs is just a stud... a converted WR at Bama, he is looking like a new Deion!
**It is so great to see Derwin James back... hurt for 2+ years, he is FINALLY showing why he was so coveted... he is a wrecking machine and the best safety in the game.
Did you Know.... Hollywood Brown is the WR6 right now, ahead of the likes of DK Metcalf, Justin Jefferson and DeAndre Hopkins?
Did you know.... Kareem Hunt is the RB4 right now, back to his pre-kicking women days?
Did you know.... there were TWO 50 burgers put up this week?... L. Jackson 50.88 and J. Herbert 50.82
Did you know.... there is only one other week since 1997 that had TWO players score 50+ points in the same week?... can you name it?... answer at the end of the page....
My All-Disappointing players
Not really any I see as underperforming
Maybe Burrow at QB17...with addition of Chase I'd expect around QB12 range
Rodgers is lower ppg because of his TERRIBLE 1st game (1pt!!!) but he has been money since.
Cook RB17... out for 2-games has been a killer and wasn't the stud for the other two healthy games we would expect
Mixon RB19... I call him "The Stripper" because he is the ultimate tease... has all the talent in the world yet just can't get it done
Barkley RB21... are we even surprised anymore... like I tell my daughter, "you get what you get, and you don't throw a fit!"
Diggs WR31... 1-100yd game and 1-TD... E. Sanders is the man here for now
Ridley WR33... 1-TD and 1 game of 80yds... let's hope his mental health absence helps him regain Top 5 WR status
Julio Jones WR50... was hoping for one more youthful season from the 32-yr-old but like Ponce de Leon, he's coming up a bit long in the tooth
L Shenault WR63... many of the so-called "experts" breakout WR candidate, he's been stuck in neutral going uphill
D. Mooney WR64... see above
Waller TE6... had to say he is disappointing at 6th but after his huge game 1, he has been pretty average.
Pitts TE8... before he got to pay the Jets, he was a huge disappointment
Kittle TE10... one good game (13ppg) and now he's on IR
B. Burns DL20... in everyone's top 10, not making a fantasy impact yet
D. Buckner DL30... another consensus top 10, he's only got 1 sack
C. Young DL36... Top 3 DL down at the end of being a DL-3... projected to have 13 sacks, just got his 1st this weekend.... maybe that sparks him
C. Jordan DL64... has been in the 6-8ppg range for 6 years, now at 3.8ppg
Z. Cunningham LB35... Top 10 LB on many preseason IDP lists, he hasn't been productive, kinda like the rest of the Texans!
D. White LB50... talk about him being the best LB out there before the season have subsided... now there's talk about him being as good as AJ Klein!
P. Queen LB54... top 10 overall IDP projection, he has basically disappeared the last 2-games after a promising start.... helllllllooooooo Patrick!!!! .... rather have Steve McQueen on my team right now!
Well, you gotta start one... not sure there is a go-to guy here!
In most cases, the key to a great CB in fantasy is a bad CB in real life
J. Adams S22... right at the top of everyone's Safety list, he is playing like he's part of the Legion of Dud, not the LOB!
J. Chinn S50... some very bad luck getting TWO TD's called back because calls were overturned (that pesky replay!)...
And the Truly Awful Team-Killers!
If you had this team going into the season, you would have at back, lit a cigar and said "bring on the playoffs"
QB: J. Burrow
RB: Cook, Barkley
WR: Ridley, A. Robinson, AJ Brown
DL: Burns, Buckner, Young
LB: White, Queen, Cunningham
CB: T. White
CEH RB29... I was completely wrong here; thought he would be money in KC but he has turned out to be only expired Chuckie Cheese game tickets!
M. Sanders RB34... the hype this guy gets year in and year out would make you think he is the next Edge... he is more like the next Bishop Sankey!
K. Drake RB56... hey, let's give his guy 2yrs-$11M and give him 37 touches in 5 games with only THREE touches the last 2-weeks... Commitment to Stupidity!
R. Jones RB62... honesty, I thought he was coaching USC
K Golladay WR66... I thought he retired, I guess he's just playing like it
A.Robinson WR72... Where have you gone, Allen Robinson, the fantasy nation turns its eyes to you, wo wo wo!!.. what's that you say Mr. Robinson, you had Andy Dalton throwing to you, wo wo wo!
AJ Brown WR78... 10 receptions in 3 full games... you gotta be effing kidding me?!?
R. Anderson WR79... guess Darnold doesn't like anyone beside The DJ
B. Aiyuk WR96... 8 catches, 90yds, 1-TD... that's a good half!!...seriously, did he screw the coach's wife?
W. Fuller WR144... yes, you read that right.... a potential Top 15 WR is 144th!!!... I guess all I can say is Tua-Brissett combo are not doing him any favors!
Next week, we will take a look at how the Rookies are doing through Week 6
REMINDER: Bye Weeks
Week 6: ATL, NO, NYJ, SF
Week 7: BUF, DAL, JAC, LAC, MIN, PIT
The answer is.....
2015 Week 8... Drew Brees 60
2015 Week 8... Eli Manning 50
Have a great rest of your week and GOOD LUCK Week 6!!