Dec 14, 2011

Wednesday Waiver Wire: Week 15

One waiver claim this week (and none last week):

Angler Pigs:
RB Marion Barber, CHI: 1yr, $5

TE Fred Davis

Nov 30, 2011

Wednesday Waiver Wire- Week 13

It is Wednesday again already! Here are this week's waiver claims:

Angler Pigs:
Pierre Thomas, RB NO: 4yrs, $2.5

TE Anthony Fasano

White Star Fleet:
Jared Cook, TE TEN: 4yrs, $0.25
Denver DST: 2yrs, $0.25

TE Jake Ballard
Buffalo DST

Nov 23, 2011

Wednesday Waiver Wire: Week 12

Some competition on the Waiver Wire this week as the regular season heads into the final stretch:

Angler Pigs:
Kevin Smith, RB DET: 2 yrs, $2.5
Chris Ogbonnaya, RB CLE: 2 yrs, $2 (total value: $4.25)

TE Tony Sheffler
TE Brent Celek

Lehman Demons:
Jake Locker, QB TEN: 4 yrs, $1.25 (total value: $6.5)

Chris Ogbonnaya, RB CLE: 1 yr, $.25 (total value: $0.25)

Red Hawks:
Matt Morre, QB MIA: 1yr, $2

Jake Locker, QB TEN: 3 yrs, $0.25 (total value: $1.5)

Nov 20, 2011

Commish Notes

Ten weeks went by with nothing but smooth sailing for our league. Week 11 has been a bit bumpy. So I just wanted to take a moment to keep everyone up-to-date and on the same page.
There was some controversy regarding the trade last week when it was discovered that the trade put one of the teams over the salary cap. The Constitution states that "If a trade does put you over your roster or salary limits you must also drop a player to make the appropriate room. If you are under the minimum roster constraint after the trade, you will be given until the Sunday after the trade is processed to bring your roster up to the 23 minimum limit." (section V.C). This rule does not state when a team must come into agreement with the salary cap, not does it specify a penalty for going over the cap.

In the end, the trade was allowed to stand. It is the first year of the League, we are all adjusting to the salary cap, and the rules were not clear. This is something we will have to address come January when rule changes are allowed. Just as a reminder though, the League is NOT responsible for keeping your team salary up-to-date and posted. It is your responsibility as a manager to know the status of your team when you make roster moves. In other words, should future cap infractions take place, you saying "I did not know I would go over the cap" is not a valid appeal.

Any time I make a ruling, on anything, anyone in the league is allowed to appeal the ruling. If the appealing parties have a valid reason to appeal, I may overturn the decision. If it is a tough call, I will ask the League to vote. I am open to what others think...I am learning about this League and adapting to it as much as you are.
You may also notice that I had to do some Commish adjustments to the Angler Pigs and Rabid Penguins.This was because the Jacksonville DST, which was claimed by the Angler Pigs on waivers, was accidentally picked up the Rabid Penguins. The Rabid Penguins were notified of the adjustment immediately and had no problems with it. Additionally, I had to use the Commish tools to drop the Denver DST, which was a waiver-drop from the Angler Pigs, since Denver's game had already passed. Just a reminder: players from waivers must be picked up by the time their game starts (IV.D paragraph 3).
 We have a problem regarding the Pkayoffs. Yahoo's first playoff tie-breaker is fantasy points scored. Our constitution uses division record as the first tie-break. There is no way to change Yahoo's system. So we have two options: 1) eliminate Yahoo's playoffs, and I will adjust the week 15 and week 16 schedule manually to match our playoffs. 2) go with Yahoo's format and adjust our Constitution come January. Please comment in this blog post with your preferred option. We have a couple weeks to figure this out, but we need to get moving on it asap.
Last but not least, thanks to Keith for updating the contracts file, which can be found here:

Nov 17, 2011

Wednesday Waiver Wire- Week 11

Lots of waiver claims this week...though mostly by one team. What could he possibly want with all those TE's??

Angler Pigs:
Brent Celek, TE PHI: 1yr, $1.5
Anthony Fasano, TE MIA: 1yr, $1.5
Tony Scheffler, TE DET: 1yr, $1.5
Damian Williams, WR TEN: 2yr, $1
Jacksonville DST: 1yr, $.5

WR Mike Sims-Walker
RB Jerome Harrison
RB Alfonso Smith
Denver DST
Washington DST

White Star Fleet:
Jake Ballard, TE NYG: 1yr, $1

WR Devery Henderson

Nov 10, 2011

Pending Trade

A trade is pending between the Red Hawks and the Rabid Penguins:

TO RED HAWKS: 2012 2nd Round Rookie Draft Pick

Since this is the first trade we are dealing with, here is a quick summary of how this works:
1) From now until 1:15pm on Friday, anyone may offer either owner a trade for the players/picks involved in this trade. Either owner may cancel this pending trade for one of the new offers. BOTH managers must email the League by 1:15pm tomorrow if a new trade has been agreed to.
2) From 1:15pm Friday-1:15pm Saturday, the owners not involved in the trade will vote via email for or against the trade. If you do not vote, it is assumed you approve the trade. If 5 owners vote against the trade, it is vetoed. Otherwise, the trade will be complete.

So let the fun begin!

Oh...and another note...any other trades must be complete, with ALL owners emailing the league the details of the trade, by 8:19pm tonight (the kickoff of Week 10). Trades will not be allowed starting at 8:20pm tonight until 8am on March 10, 2012.

Wednesday Waiver Wire- Week 10

Its day late, but it doesn't matter. Second week in a row with no waiver activity.

Nov 2, 2011

Wednesday Waiver Wire- Week 8

An Estonian Proverb: "Silence is sometimes the answer"

No waiver claims this week. Seems everyone thinks a quiet waiver wire is the answer.

Oct 30, 2011

Mid Season All-Star Teams

Half way through the regular season, here are the first and second team All-Stars based on total fantasy points so far this year:

First Team:
QB- Aaron Rodgers, 180.94, Mike's Big Dawgs
RB- Matt Forte, 127.10, Red Hawks
RB- Adrian Peterson, 124.10, Annihilating Angels
WR- Calvin Johnson, 127.90, Lehman Demons
WR- Wes Welker, 119.10, Angler Pigs
WR- Mike Williams, 103.80, Angler Pigs
TE- Jimmy Graham, 97.40, White Star Fleet
K- John Kasay/Jason Hanson (tie), 75.00, Angler Pigs/Annihilating Angels
DST- Baltimore, 104.00, Ferocious Foxes

Second Team:
QB- Drew Brees, 149.04, Angler Pigs
RB- Fred Jackson, 124.00, Lehman Demons
RB- LeSean McCoy, 117.20, Red Hawks
WR- Steve Smith, 98.40, Ferocious Foxes
WR- Greg Jennings, 97.70, Dogs of War
WR- Dwayne Bowe, 74.80, Dogs of War
TE- Rob Gronkowski, 70.47, Lehman Demons
K- Mason Crosby, 73.00, Dogs of War
DST- New York Jets, 98.00, Dogs of War

Oct 27, 2011

Help Wanted (needed)

In case you haven't noticed, my ability to keep up with everything is slowly dwindling. No surprises there really. So, I am looking for 2 people to help me out:

1. Records Keeper- responsible for keeping the Record Book up-to-date
2. Contract Guru- responsible for keeping the Contracts file up to-to-date

I will still do these when I can, but I need someone to back-me-up on busy this one.

Please respond here if you want to help!

Wednesday Waiver Wire- Week 8

Only one waiver bid this week:

The Rabid Penguins:
Jason Hill, WR JAX: 1yr, $2.50

To IR:
K Garret Heartly

Oct 19, 2011

Wednesday Waiver-Wire: Week 7

A bit of waiver drama this week, with a submission coming in at 11:59am, forcing a calculation:

Annihilating Angels:
Andy Dalton, QB CIN: 5yrs, $0.50
Carson Palmer, QB OAK: 5ys, $0.25 (Total value: $3.75)

QBs Curtis Painter and Rex Grossman

Angler Pigs:

Carson Palmer, QB OAK: 1 yr, $2 (Total value: $2)

Oct 16, 2011

Week 6 Predictions

No full previews this week...just predictions:

Angler Pigs vs Lehman Demons:
Yahoo: Lehman Demons win, 109.46-99.70
Drew: No pick

Ferocious Foxes vs Dogs of War:
Yahoo: Ferocious Foxes win, 103.16-96.05
Drew: Ferocious Foxes

Red Hawks vs Mike's Big Dawgs:
Yahoo: Mike's Big Dawgs, 101.75-88.72
Drew: Mike's Big Dawgs

White Star Fleet vs Annihilating Angels:
Yahoo: White Star Fleet wins, 103.43-82.38
Drew: White Star Fleet

Red Dragons vs The Rabid Penguins:
Yahoo: The Rabid Penguins win, 90.67-84.34
Drew: The Rabid Penguins

Yeah I know...all the same as Yahoo this week....

Last week:
Yahoo: baaaad (1-3)
Drew: terrrrrible: (0-4)

Yahoo: 6-9 (0.400)
Drew: 5-7 (0.417)

Oct 14, 2011

Some IR Moves

Annihilating Angels:
To IR:
QB: Chad Henne
WR: Danny Amendola

Oct 12, 2011

Wednesday Waiver-Wire: Week 6

Quiet week on the waivers, with only one team bidding.

Angler Pigs:
Jackie Battle, KC RB: 5yrs, $4
Ernest Graham, TB RB: 1 yr, $1.25

TE Mercedes Lewis
Arizona DST

Oct 10, 2011

Contracts Errors

It appears that the last updating of the contracts file was unsuccessful and it is full or errors. I am not sure how this happened, but it probably has to do with too many copies of the same files and I accidentally updated an old version. Hmm...

I'm looking into the problem and will get it fixed as soon as possible. Kudos to those of you who are keeping your own records!

Oct 8, 2011

Week 5 Previews

For the second week in a row, there will be only cross-divisional match ups as Division 1 and Division 2 face off. Last week, Division 2 completed the clean sweep, sending all of Division 1 on losing streaks. Division 1 is looking for revenge this week.

Red Hawks (2-2, 0-2) vs Red Dragons (0-4, 0-3)

One of these owners will live true to their name and be seeing red after this week. A Red Hawks win would help Mitch keep pace with the division leaders, but would send Steve to a dismal 0-5. On the other hand, if Steve manages to pull out a win, Mitch will certainly not be happy. The first Bye Week does not seem to have a major impact on either team and both teams are healthy. The odds therefore will have to favor Mitch. Until Steve gets a win, there is not much reason to think he will in a healthy, even match like this.

Yahoo Prediction: Red Hawks win 93.76-85.83
Drew's Prediction: Red Hawks win

Players to Watch:
Red Hawks: RB LeSean McCoy- Going against a less than great Bill's defense could lead to a big day in what could be a shootout.
Red Dragons: QB Eli Manning- If Eli has a big day against the abysmal Seahawks, Steve could pull off the upset.

The Rabid Penguins (2-2, 1-2) vs Annihilating Angels (1-3, 0-2)

The Eggleston brothers go head to head this weekend as they both try to give their team a jump. Sitting in 4th place in their respective divisions, the loser of this match up will have even more work to do to salvage their season. Both teams are hit rather hard by the Bye Week, making this an even more intriguing and hard to predict match-up. As of Saturday morning, Ryan had not yet set his lineup, throwing Yahoo's prediction off. For that reason, it has not been included.

Yahoo Prediction: N/A
Drew's Prediction: Annihilating Angels wins

Players to Watch:
The Rabid Penguins: WR Eric Decker- With 5 total touchdowns already this year, Decker is a huge breakout player and can make a difference in the win-loss column.
Annihilating Angels: QB Curtis Painter- Painter looked respectable last week and faces a Chief's team that could allow him to have his first big day as a pro.

Lehman Demons (2-2, 2-0) vs Dogs of War (2-2, 1-1)

The Dogs of War come limping into this matchup with injuries to the top of Scott's RB and WR corps. Last week, the injury to RB Beanie Wells did not seem to slow him down, but WR Andre Johnson is out for sure. Demon's RB Rashard Mendenhall has been disappointing thus far and is now injured as well. This does not hurt the Demons much though, with two other strong RBs in Ryan Matthews and Fred Jackson to fill the void. The Demons are better then their 2-2 record may indicate and are just fractions of a point behind the Ferocious Foxes for the second highest scoring team in the League.

Yahoo Predictions: Lehman Demons win 102.31-84.70
Drew's Prediction: Lehman Demons win

Players to Watch:
Lehman Demons: RB Fred Jackson- Fred Jackson is 4th in the NFL in rushing. The Eagles are 3rd worst in run defense. 'Nuff said.
Dogs of War: RB Beanie Wells- Scott needs another huge day from Beanie against a poor Vikings D.

Ferocious Foxes (3-1, 2-0) vs Angler Pigs (2-2, 2-1)

Husband and Wife square off in this battle for Fantasy Family supremacy. Maria is enjoying a great start to her Fantasy career with impressive wins over Mike's Big Dawgs and the Lehman Demons. The Angler Pigs, meanwhile, continue to be the model of consistency, scoring between 107 and 115 points every week thusfar. Unfortunately, this has not been enough for the Angler Pigs twice, and they sit in the middle of the pack at 2-2. Worse yet, this is the first in a series of match-ups against the top teams in the League, with the Demons on the schedule for next week, followed up by Mike's Big Dawgs after that. With additional problems from Bye Weeks in coming weeks, the Angler Pigs could very well drop to 2-5 before things get better.

Yahoo Prediction: Ferocious Foxes win 99.60-89.72
Drew's Prediction: Drew does not predict his own game.

Players to Watch:
Ferocious Foxes: QB Tom Brady- Brady's favorite target, Wes Welker, is the Angler Pig's best player. Any passes to Welker will help the Pigs more than the Foxes.
Angler Pigs: RB Shonn Green- The RB problems continue for the Pigs. Green has yet to show his worth as a fantasy starter, but the Angler Pigs simply don't have a better option.

White Star Fleet (3-1, 2-0) vs Lehman Demons (3-1, 2-1)

Two of the top teams in the League face-off this week in a high powered matchup. After some injuries and a tough match took Mike's Big Dawgs down in Week 1, they have been on a rampage since. White Star Fleet, on the other hand, suffered their first loss in an upset last week. This pairing is actually good for the rest of the League, as some teams will be able to gain some ground on one of these two. Both teams have some starters that are on the Bye, but the replacement players should fill in pretty well. Yahoo has this a game of inches, with prediction separated by just over a point. Also at stake is the record for longest winning streak so far in League history. Mike's current three game streak matches the three game streak Keith put together early in the season. With a win, Keith will keep his name in the record books, but Mike is looking to take sole possession of that record to go along with his 5 other records.

Yahoo Prediction: White Star Fleet wins 100.69-99.31
Drew's Prediction: Mike's Big Dawgs win

Players to Watch:
White Star Fleet: RB Isaac Redman- From the waiver wire to the starting line up, Redman is a good bye week replacement considering the injury to Mendenhall.
Mike's Big Dawgs- QB Aaron Rodgers- Six touchdowns like last week probably won't happen again, but Rodgers is arguably the best fantasy player right now.

Prediction Records:
Last Week (Week 4):
Yahoo! Predictions: 2-3 (0.400)
Drew's Predictions: 2-2 (0.500)
Yahoo! Predictions: 5-5 (0.500)
Drew's Predictions: 5-3 (0.625)

Oct 5, 2011

Contracts Update: Through Week 4

A busy day in the Commish office as he ignores the fact that he has a Midterm Exam Friday....

the contracts file is up to date through the Week 4 roster changes. The League will attempt to post this on Monday or Tuesday from now on, but offers no guarantees that it will be able to do so. Players are reminded that they are responsible for their own contract information.

Week 4 Rosters

Wednesday Waiver-Wire: Week 5

Before we get to this week's waiver claims, I would like to call everyone's attention to the following rule (4.D paragraph 2) in the Constitution:

" If the bid will force you over either your roster limit or salary cap limit, you must also submit the name of the player or players that you are dropping to make either the roster room or cap room or both."

From now on, waiver bids that do NOT satisfy this rule will be rejected.

With that, here are this week's wavier claims:

Ferocious Foxes:
Tennessee DST: 1 yr, $.25

To IR:
Kenny Britt, TEN WR
Ryan Williams, ARI RB

Red Hawks:
Steve Smith, PHI WR: 5yrs, $.25
Matt Hasselback, TEN QB: 1yr, $2
Victor Cruz, NYG WR: 1yr, $.25

Ronnie Brown, PHI RB
Jabar Gaffney, WAS WR
Leonard Hankerson, WAS WR

White Star Fleet:
Isaac Redman, PIT RB: 1yr, $3
Randall Cobb, GB WR: 1yr, $.25

Javon Ringer, TEN RB
Toby Gerhart, MIN RB

Oct 1, 2011

Week 4 Previews

As we approach the end of the first quarter of the First Season, the theme of the league thus far has been parity. Only one team remains undefeated, and only one is winless. The first two weeks saw a flurry of points on a scale no one quite expected as quarterbacks and receivers league wide went off big time. As we head into the middle part of the season, the waiver wire has heated up and whispers of trade rumors have started to be heard. The next few weeks will begin to separate the league elites and those fighting for good draft picks. Many more surprises are likely, and there is still plenty of time for the top to fall and the bottom feeders to rise.

Red Hawks (1-2, 0-2) vs Angler Pigs (2-1, 2-1)

The long-time rivalry between Angler Pig's owner Drew and Red Hawk's owner Mitchell begins a new chapter with raised stakes as it moves over to the Dynasty League. Rumors had it that these two managers were locked in mid-week trade negotiations that nearly resulted in a deal before talks suddenly broke off. As a result, the Red Hawks will field a similar team to the one that put just under 90 points last week. Meanwhile, the Angler Pigs, who have scored at least 100 points in all three weeks, continue to work the waiver wire and free agent pool to get a better defensive match up and will start their third different DST of the young season. This is an important game for both teams, outside of the obvious rivalry bragging rights that the winner will enjoy. A win for the Angler Pigs would allow them to keep pace with the undefeated White Star Fleet in Division 1, while the Red Hawks could find it difficult to fight back from a 1-3 start should they lose.

Yahoo Prediction: Angler Pigs win 106.07-98.96
Drew does not predict his own games.

Players to Watch:
Red Hawks: WR Sidney Rice- Will the lone roster change for the Red Hawks make a difference?
The Rabid Penguins: WR Mike Wallace- Rumored to be part of the trade-that-didn't-happen, will the Red Hawks regret not getting the deal done?

White Star Fleet (3-0, 2-0) vs The Rabid Penguins (1-2, 1-2)

While the White Star Fleet has enjoyed a white-hot, undefeated start, the Rabid Penguins look, well, sickly. No team has scored fewer points than the Rabid Penguins, while the White Star Fleet is only three points out of first place in the points race. Based on those stats alone, it does not look like Ryan will be able to give his father his first loss. Yahoo, however, does give him a fighting chance, with at least somewhat favorable match ups for the Rabid Penguin's receivers, running backs and defense. Then, of course, there is Mike Vick. So far, his injuries have not sunk the Fleet, but will that luck continue?  The Fleet also enjoys some favorable match ups, so while the Penguins may put up a fight, it probably won't be enough.

Yahoo Prediction: White Star Fleet wins 103.93-91.44
Drew's Prediction: White Star Fleet wins

Players to Watch:
White Star Fleet: QB Mike Vick- He has been banged up recently and could be one big injury away from damaging the Fleet's dominance.
The Rabid Penguins: RB Maurice Jones-Drew- If MJD can get 50 yards and a score before New Orleans pulls ahead, the Rabid Penguins could have a decent week.

Red Dragons (0-3, 0-3) vs Mike's Big Dawgs (2-1, 2-1)

So far, the Red Dragon's points have been like real dragons: non-existent. Mike's Big Dawgs, on the other hand, may just be the most inconsistent team in the league, due in part to some injury problems. The Big Dawgs have scored anywhere from 134 points in week 2, to just 62 last week. Despite that low score last week, they still amazingly got a win in what is now the record lowest scoring match on the young league. Much of the Big Dawg's hope rests on the hamstring of Arian Foster, who Mike gave the top overall contract to after the draft. The Red Dragons will enjoy some favorable match ups though and could manage to pull off the upset. However, there is a reason the Red Dragons are 0-3 and the second lowest scoring team in the league.

Yahoo Predictions: Red Dragons win 92.21-88.64
Drew's Prediction: Mike's Big Dawgs win

Players to Watch:
Red Hawks: WR Marques Colston- He should play after a controversial quick return from a broken collarbone in week 1. Is he really ready to go?
Annihilating Angels: RB Arian Foster- It sounds like he is ready to return full time, but will the hammy hold up?

Dogs of War (1-2, 1-1) vs Annihilating Angels (1-2, 0-2)

The Annihilating Angels once again got annihilated last week, and have been the victim of the biggest blow out of the week two out of three times. After putting up nearly 133 points in Week 2, it looked like the Angels were ready to put their dismal start behind them. However, they only managed 71 points in Week 3 and hit the waiver wire hard this week to try to remedy the problem. The Dogs of War, on the other hand, have shaken up the top of their roster from within. Fantasy beast Ryan Fitzpatrick finally gets the start and should have a good game in a shoot out against Cincinnati. That is unless you believe in the Sports Illustrated curse (the Bills were on the front cover this week) and the fact that Scott is a Bill's fan who is afraid to hope too much after over a decade of Bills misery. One interesting story line to go along with Fitz-magic is the appearance of Bill's receiver David Nelson in the Angel's line up. When adding in points for yardage, a receiving touchdown is worth more than a passing one, so any looks towards Nelson will help the Angels.

Yahoo Prediction: Dogs of War win 96.23-89.07
Drew's Prediction: Dogs of War win

Players to Watch:
Dogs of War: RB Beanie Wells- There is a large injury concern here. Even if he does play, will he be effective?
Mike's Big Dawgs: QB Tony Romo- He injuries have been much publicized and he has done decent despite them. But the Lions are tough, aggressive, and Romo is without his top, maybe top two receivers.

Ferocious Foxes (2-1, 2-0) vs Lehman Demons (2-1, 2-0)

With these two teams, the record for most points in a match (247.20) may very well be in jeopardy. The Demons rank first in points scored, while the Foxes rank third. Adding their average weekly scores, they would come up just short (about 238 points), but they could easily exceed averages thanks to some favorable match-ups. Unfortunately, for the Foxes, however, WE Kenny Britt hit the IR this week after tearing up his knee last week. Britt had been tied with WR Steve Smith for most points on the Foxes' for a non-QB. It can be assumed that fantasy-rookie Maria will insert Smith into the lineup in Britt's place, though Smith's 49 points on the season may be inflated due to a big Week 1 game. The Demons, meanwhile, are taking advantage of the two surprises of the year: the Lions and the aforementioned Bills. QB Matt Stafford ranks third among QBs in scoring, and WR Stevie Johnson is enjoying another great season as the number-one wideout in Buffalo's high powered passing attack. Then, of course, there is Bill's RB Fred Jackson who is also third in his position.

Yahoo Prediction: Lehman Demons win 100.99-99.22 (assuming Steve Smith in Foxes' line up)
Drew's Prediction: Lehman Demons win

Players to Watch:
Ferocious Foxes: RB Chris Johnson- So far, he simply has not gotten it done. He needs to get going if the Foxes are to have a chance.
Lehman Demons- QB Matt Stafford- He has an injury history, got a little banged up last week, and faces a Cowboy's team that leads the league in sacks.

Prediction Records:
Last Week (Week 2) and Overall:
Yahoo! Predictions: 3-2 (0.600)
Drew's Predictions: 3-1 (0.750)

Sep 28, 2011

Wednesday Waiver-Wire: Week 4

A busy week on the waiver wire with a little competition and a flurry of moves. Here is the summary of winning bids:

Annihilating Angels:
Stevan Ridley, NE RB: 5yrs, $.25
Bernard Scott, CIN RB: 1yr, $.50
Jason Hansen, DET K : 1yr, $.25
Dan Bailey, DAL K : 5yrs, $.25

Anthony Armstrong, WAS WR
Andre Roberts, ARI WR
Matt Prater, DEN K

To IR:
Jamaal Charles, KC RB

Lehman Demons:
Torrey Smith, BAL WR: 4yrs, $2
Nate Washington, TEN WR: 1yr, $3

Steve Smith, PHI WR
Braylon Edwards, SF WR

Sep 25, 2011

No previews this week

Due to extraordinary and unforeseen events, there will be no Week 3 previews posted. Sorry to disappoint.

Sep 22, 2011

Rosters & Contracts: Through Week 2

The contracts files have been updated to reflect all roster moves through Week 2. Roster moves that have been made since Monday are not included on this report.

Click here to view the Google Doc of the contracts.

Sep 21, 2011

Wednesday Waiver-Wire: Week 3

Only 1 waiver bid this week, submitted by the Angler Pigs:

Add: TE Fred Davis, WAS
Drop: TE Brent Celek, PHI

The contract bid was 1 year, $0.25.

All remaining players are now free agents and can be picked up until their NFL game this weekend. Just a reminded players picked up as free agents are automatically signed to 1-year, $1 contracts.

Sep 16, 2011

Week 2 Previews

Red Hawks vs Rabid Penguins
Coming off one of the four 100 point performances in Week 1, the Red Hawks are looking for a win in their division opener when they play the cellar-dweller Rabid Penguins. Had these two teams played last week, the Red Hawks would have won by nearly 40 points. Both teams' wide receiving corp has major injury questions though, with Brandon Lloyd and Dez Bryant possibly out for the Red Hawks, and Hakeem Nicks perhaps not playing on Monday night for the Rabid Penguins. Since Nicks does not play until Monday, he has an extra day of rest and could produce for Ryan. Furthermore, it can be expected that Ben Roethlisberger will have a game much different than last week,  when he turned the ball over 5 times. RB Peyton Hillis also has a strong match-up against the Colt's porous defense.  This one is much closer than it may look from the standings.

Yahoo Prediction: Red Haws win 90.00-84.04
Drew's Prediction: The Rabid Penguins win

Players to Watch:
Red Hawks: WRs Brandon Lloyd and Dez Bryant
The Rabid Penguins: QB Ben Roethlisberger

Red Dragons vs Lehman Demons
This game will make a winner out of one of these winless teams in this divisional show down. Last week, the Red Dragons scored more points, but not by much. Both teams are expected to light up the scoreboard this week, with 12 of the 18 active players projected in double digits. Neither team has too many injury concerns and favorable match-ups can be found on both rosters. Particularly interesting will be PIT RB Rashard Mendenhall and the Steelers' DST for the Lehman Demons. Like Roethlisburger, a big day could be coming with the Steelers having a huge chip on their shoulder from being embarrassed by the Ravens in Week 1.

Yahoo Prediction: Lehman Demons win 113.41-103.80
Drew's Prediction: Lehman Demons win

Players to Watch:
Red Dragons: QB Phillip Rivers
Lehman Demons: RB Rashard Mendenhall

Ferocious Foxes vs Annihilating Angels
Week 1 was a dream come true for one of these owners and a nightmare for the other. The Annihilating Angels look to rebound after an embarrassing Week 1 loss. It will be interesting to see how the star RBs in this non-divisional match-up fair this week. Chris Johnson for the Foxes and Jamaal Charles for the Angels both underachieved in Week 1 and neither have the best match-ups heading into Week 2. If one of these elite backs gets back on track, they could propel their team to a win. If they both flop, the Foxes will be favored to win with significant advantages in the QB and WR positions.

Yahoo Predictions: Ferocious Foxes win 95.60-89.64
Drew's Prediction: Ferocious Foxes win

Players to Watch:
Ferocious Foxes: RB Chris Johnson
Annihilating Angels: RB Jamaal Charles

Dogs of War vs Mike's Big Dawgs
The battle of the canines will be an interesting match-up for sure. The Dogs of War picked up the win last week, but actually scored less than the 0-1 Big Dawgs. The winner of this match up will rule the pound, at least until Week 13 when they meet again. Green Bay will be the pro team to watch for this match-up, with QB Aaron Rodgers leading Mike's Big Dawgs, with a Green Bay WR on each team. If Rodgers tosses mostly to Greg Jennings, the advantage will go to the Dogs of War, since a receiving yard is worth more than a passing yard. However, if Jordy Nelson gets the catches, it may be hard for the Dogs of War to keep pace. The Big Dawgs will also be looking forward to the return of RB Arian Foster, who has the largest contract in the League yet did not play last week.

Yahoo Prediction: Mike's Big Dawgs 91.26-88.39
Drew's Prediction: Mike's Big Dawgs

Players to Watch:
Dogs of War: WR Greg Jennings
Mike's Big Dawgs: WR Jordy Nelson

Angler Pigs vs White Star Fleet
The number 1 and 2 teams in the League clash in an early battle for dominance, both in the League and the division. Combined, these two teams scored over 245 points and won by nearly 111 points. Adding to the pressure is the ever present Montreuil-Eggleston rivalry. With the Montreuil brothers both notching victories against his sons last week, Keith is looking to "regain the family honor". Despite the fascinating back story, it does not look overly favorable for the Angler Pigs. The RBs for the Angler Pigs stunk like a sty last week, while White Star Fleet enjoyed dominate performances from the RB positions. If the Angler Pigs do not get big performances across the board, it may be tough to get this victory. White Star Fleet scored about 15 points more than the Angler Pigs last week. Give those RBs a couple touchdowns though, and that 15 point gap may have quickly disappeared. Both teams have solid WR corps and elite QBs. It will be fun watching QB Drew Brees battle Chicago, the top defense from Week 1 for the Angler Pigs and QB Mick Vick's return to Atlanta for White Star Fleet.

Yahoo Prediction: White Star Fleet wins 103.78-78.49
Drew does not predict his own games.

Players to Watch:
Angler Pigs: RBs LaGarette Blount and Shonn Green
White Star Fleet: QB Mick Vick

Sep 14, 2011

Wednesday Waiver-Wire: Week 2

Only 2 waiver bids were submitted this week, both for the same player. The Red Hawks had the higher bid and are awarded:

RB Carnell Williams, $1, 5 years = total value: $7.5

All remaining players are now free agents and can be picked up until their NFL game this weekend. Just a reminded players picked up as free agents are automatically signed to 1-year, $1 contracts.

Sep 13, 2011

Waiver Reminder

Just a reminder...waiver bids are due on Wednesday by noon! You MUST email your bid to the league email address ( the AT with an @) with the highest total bid winning the player. And remember- no penalty caps this year for dropping players. I will process the list as quickly as I can and post the winning bids here. Once the waivers are posted, all players are free agents and will be signed to 1 year-$1 contracts should they be picked up.

Week 1 Recap

The first week of the Fantasy Season is in the books, and it was a wild week for sure! Surprises were common and a few records were set that may end up standing for a while. So, without further ado, here is a game-by-game breakdown of Week 1:

Angler Pigs over Annihilating Angels, 114.98-47.24
It was, in his own words, a "disappointing start to a dynasty" for Kyle. His team name would have better fit its performance if it was "Annihilated Angles", losing to the Angler Pigs by a whopping 67.74 points- a record that may stand for a while. Kyle's QB, Tony Romo and two RBs, Adrian Peterson and Jamaal Charles all had mediocre point totals for names of that caliber. The rest of the team was even more disappointing, with 4 starters scoring 2 or fewer points, with one of them, the Kansas City DST scoring -4. On the flip side, the Angler Pigs dominated with impressive 20+ point days from QB Drew Brees, WR Wes Welker and free-agent pick up DST Houston. One glaring flaw in the Angler Pigs would be the running backs, which only scored a combined 4.8 points. If the RBs pick their game up, the Pigs may need to be Feared, as Drew so commonly proclaims!

Red Hawks over Lehman Demons, 101.5-76.15
A strong running back core led Mitch to an easy victory over Dave's Demons, aided in part by the epic collapse of the Pittsburgh Steelers against Baltimore. Dave's Steelers players, RB Rashard Mendenhall and the DST scored a -3.5 points combined, with the usually stalwart Steelers D scoring -6. The outcome would have been much different had the Steelers, along with QB Matt Ryan shown up, as the rest of the his team performed well. Interestingly, Mitchells' top player, LeSean McCoy, scored over 25 points on just 17 touches. If McCoy gets the ball even more in future weeks, he could lead Mitch to an impressive season.

White Star Fleet over Red Dragons, 130.84-87.5
The game with the most pre-game smack talk lived up to its billing with the highest combined score of the week, another record that could stand for a while. In the end, Keith used strong Monday Night performances from Oakland RB Darren McFadden and K Sebastian Janikowski and Miami WR Brandon Marshall to run up the score, having already secured the victory. Despite adding 42.5 points on Monday Night and scoring an amazing 130.84 was not enough for Keith. He was quick to point out there was no stat category for field goals over 60 yards, referencing Janikowski's record tying 63 yard field goal. Meanwhile, the Red Dragons did not have any break out stars, or any big busts. Not real exciting, but on most weeks, it may get the job down. Add in some break out performances, and something special could happen.

Ferocious Foxes over Mike's Big Dawgs, 111.57-98.24
This was a very fascinating and dramatic match-up to watch, with even more story-lines than meets the eye. Despite the obvious RB Arian Foster drama and K Nate Kaeding injury, resulting in a goose-eggs for two position, Mike was leading Fantasy Rookie Maria well into the second half of the New England-Miami game Monday night, which was the final football to be played for this matchup. Of course, this match would have not even been close had Maria played Baltimore's DST, which was benched based on a terrible piece of advice from a certain husband. Tom Brady effectively took over the drama of the match with his own drama, posting a week best 32.64 points, mostly in the second half. Unfortunately, someone had to lose this matchup, but neither owner should be unhappy. Mark week 11 on your calendars, when these two meet again.

Dogs of War over The Rabid Penguins, 92.98-66.17
We end this preview where we started: a Montreuil brother beating up on an Eggleston brother. Though Ryan did better than Kyle, and Scott did not quite match Drew, this was still a rather lospided match. Ryan only had 2 players in double-digits, compared to Scott's 5. One would think that QB Ben Roethlisberger and the New Orleans DST will score Ryan more than a combined 3.5 points each week, so he should not panic too much. Scott's Dogs of War had a bit more of the big game performance that Steve lacked, but still did not see any player top 20 points. He could end up being another consistent, but quiet winner week in and week out.

Sep 7, 2011

The Season Awaits

It is now the day before the start of the season. All contracts have been submitted, and the League is ready for some football. A couple quick reminders:

- Once a game starts, players from those teams are LOCKED until the end of the waiver process next Wednesday.
- Rosters must have 23-25 players on them by the time the first game starts each week.
- When you are playing the Angler Pigs, you will lose.
- Check the blog OFTEN. This is where lists of Waiver Wire wins will be listed, along with other league news, stories, etc.

Sep 5, 2011

Injured Reserve

If you wish to place a player on the Injured Reserve, you may drop them from your Yahoo team. You MUST notify the League (via email, of course) that the player has been moved to the IR. A list of players on the league IR will be kept on the FAQ page.

Aug 30, 2011

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Contracts Deadline Approaching

Less than 48 hours away from the deadline, yet only 4 teams have submitted their contracts. The other know who you are...have yet to send them to the league email, which can be found below the music box. Make sure you get them in, or I will have to become creative with some sort of penalty...and I am not feeling creative at the moment!

Aug 28, 2011

Division Names

Division 1 and Division 2 are....unoriginal, boring and in need of a name-change. Post your ideas here!

Contracts Due SEPTEMBER 1

The contract lengths for your players are due on September 1st. That is this coming THURSDAY! You must email your contract lengths to the league email (found at the bottom of the page) by then, or bad things will happen.

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