In contrast to week two, every key quarterback and receiver linked up in week three. It was hands down the biggest points bonanza yet of the season. Almost as if NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell sent out a memo to each team showing his dismay with the scoring totals, targets were abound in week three, making it a fun fantasy week. Well, at least for some.
After leading most of the way throughout last season and eventually winning the chip, Big-Blue finds itself in a familiar place atop of the leaderboard to begin week four this year. At the same time, Money Mike took a big loss to Big-Blue and couldn’t avoid going 0-3 for one of the worse starts we’ve seen from this team in a while. For the moment, Maddawgs, Lucien and Stunnas continue to hang onto their one victory, in hopes of not getting off to a 1-3 start to begin the fantasy season. Now, let’s peer-in further to see how the Pace U. Crew made out and adjusted for week four in our ‘League Follow’ series.
LUCK OF LUCIEN vs. NY HITMEN
If you’ve been following this series at all, then you’ll know (full disclosure) that Luck of Lucien is my team. To be honest, it’s not looking good right now. Lucien got absolutely waxed by NY Hitmen at the hands of poor play by Mike Evans, Martavis Bryant and a flailing Baltimore defense. With regards to Mike Evans, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers simply ran into a dominating Minnesota Vikings team.
As it’s been noted before, Lucien will continue to struggle outside of this week and beyond if the running game is not tidied-up.
NY Hitmen, on the other hand, clicked on a few long-awaited cylinders. AJ Green finally registered a pulse and Christian McCaffrey was the lone bright spot for a worrisome real-life Panthers team. Jordy Nelson did Jordy Nelson things, hauling in two touchdowns.
Lucien’s week four free agent adds include Jamaal Charles, Josh Doctson, Geronimo Allison, Ryan Succop and Jared Cook. Hitmen added FA’s Larry Fitzgerald and the Tennessee Defense.
MADDAWGS vs. FAHQ
Maddawgs finally got into the win column by defeating FAHQ, a team loaded with talent that ran into Russell Wilson on the wrong week. Wilson carried Maddawgs’ team to the tune of 47.5 fantasy points. Dalvin Cook also proved to be a beast and is looking like the best thing outside of Kareem Hunt right now. While Arizona’s defense won’t put up a zero every week, Maddawgs may want to upgrade at the tight end position to keep trending in the right direction.
FAHQ had an admirable showing, as just about every player chipped in except for Michael Crabtree. Whatever happened to the Raiders last week against Washington had better get fixed really quick since they face a tough Denver defense in week four. In fact, the last time these two teams met on the field, cornerback Aqib Talib snatched Michael Crabtree’s chain off of his neck. FAHQ can only hope that Crabtree (injured ribs) gets back on the field soon, as he’s one of the fantasy team’s key wide receivers.
Maddawgs added free agent Evan Engram in week four. FAHQ’s lone acquisition was the Cincinnati Defense.
MONEY MIKE vs. BIG-BLUE WRECKIN CRU
Big-Blue simply manhandled Money Mike. It’s unfortunate for Money Mike (0-3) to have run into Big-Blue on a week when Brandin Cooks, Carlos Hyde and Chris Thompson all went off at the same time. Those three players alone combined for over 300-yards and five touchdowns. That equates to a lot of fantasy points!
As for Money Mike’s team, Ben Roethlisberger, has struggled mightily early on this season. Tight end Hunter Henry continues to be of little value and hasn’t done Money Mike’s squad any favors by posting another donut. This week is a crucial week for Money Mike to get its first win.
Big-Blue added free agents Duke Johnson Jr. and the Washington Defense. Money Mike added FA’s Kyle Rudolph and Sterling Shepard.
CAYMAN RAYS vs. STUUGOTZ TD’s
Stuugotz pulled out the victory over Cayman Rays behind Tom Brady’s whopping five touchdown passes. Funny enough, Stuugotz could have easily scored more, but hesitated to put both Stefon Diggs and Chris Hogan in its lineup. The two players combined for 53 fantasy points. Luckily, Stuugotz didn’t need either of them.
Cayman Rays got good production out of Antonio Brown, Tyreek Hill and Ezekiel Elliott. Carson Wentz looks good in real life, but his fantasy production didn’t show up in the box score for Cayman Rays. Marcus Mariota may very well be back in the lineup going forward for Cayman Rays after this failed experiment.
Stuugotz picked up lone free agent LeGarrette Blount. Cayman Rays made no free agent moves in week four.
MEEZY ESQ. vs. SUPERFECTASTUNNAS
While the team owner for Meezy Esq. was out traveling the globe in real life, his squad stayed home to give SuperfectaStunnas the business on the fantasy field. Drew Brees showed up with three touchdowns, while Kareem Hunt proved to be the best running back in the game for the third straight week. Meezy Esq. was further aided by the return of Odell Beckham Jr. Yes, OBJ is fully back, which sucks for the rest of us.
It was a rough week for Stunnas, as the Raiders failed the fantasy team miserably. Both Derek Carr and Amari Cooper scored less than 11 fantasy points combined. Todd Gurley demolished the 49ers in an early Thursday game, setting up the week nicely for the Stunnas squad. From there, it was all downhill.
Neither Meezy Esq. or SuperfectaStunnas added free agents in week four.