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Posted Tuesday, September 25, 2012 11:07 PM

Fantasy Football Week 4

I lost my Week 3 matchup 79.52 to 78.64. I'm now 1-2 on the year.

I was down by roughly 10-points heading into Monday Night Football, and my opponent still had Aaron Rodgers left to go. Because of the way our league's scoring is set up, Rodgers would go on to register -5.38 points. Suffice it to say, if he could have thrown one more INT, I would have won this week's matchup.

Offensive Standouts were:

RB Darren McFadden: 17.50

QB Robert Griffin III: 13.34

TE Tony Gonzalez: 15.10

Offensive Disappointments were:

RB Ben Tate: 0.60

W/R Chris Johnson: 2.90

Here is this week's starting lineup, and my current bench. Note that I've traded kicker Nate Kaeding for Stephen Gostkowski.

QB: Robert Griffin III

RB: Chris Johnson

RB: Darren McFadden

WR: Steve Smith

WR: Percy Harvin

TE: Tony Gonzalez

W/R: Hakeem Nicks

K: Stephen Gostkowski

Def: Jacksonville Jaguars

Bench:

RB: Ben Tate

QB: Peyton Manning

WR: Robert Meachem

WR: Lance Moore

TE: Coby Fleener

WR: Justin Blackmon

My opponents lineup this week:

QB: Eli Manning

RB: BenJarvus Green-Ellis

RB: Frank Gore

WR: Demaryius Thomas

WR: Calvin Johnson

TE: Brent Celek

W/R: Steve Johnson

K: Justin Tucker

Def: San Francisco 49ers

So what do you guys think of this week's lineup? (to compare it to last ... [More]

Posted Tuesday, September 18, 2012 07:19 PM

Fantasy Football Week 3

I won my Week 2 matchup 103.84 to 62.20. I'm now 1-1 on the year.

At the last minute because I was going to be on the road and did not want to risk it, I took out Steve Smith, and inserted Lance Moore. That was a mistake, as Moore was a big disappointment, scoring just 3.00 points, while Smith would in fact get the start and would go on to rack up 10.40.

Offensive Standouts were:

QB RG3: 28.44 points

RB Ben Tate: 21.70 points

TE Tony Gonzalez: 13.00 points

WR Percy Harvin: 11.70 points.

Offensive disappointments were:

WR Lance Moore: 3.00

RB Chris Johnson: 2.80

RB Darren McFadden: 4.10

That's now back to back weeks that both McFadden and Johnson have soiled the sheets for me.

Here is this week's starting lineup, and my current bench:

QB: Robert Griffin III

RB: Ben Tate

RB: Darren McFadden

WR: Percy Harvin

WR: Hakeem Nicks (Nicks' would turn out to be instrumental in the Giants big fourth quarter rally last week, and I sure wish I had him in my lineup; he finished with 199 receiving yards, and 1 receiving TD)

TE: Tony Gonzalez

W/R: Steve Smith

K: Nate Kaeding

Def: Jacksonville Jaguars

Bench:

RB: Chris Johnson

QB: Peyton Manning

WR: Robert Meachem

WR: Lance Moore

TE: Coby Fleener

WR: Justin Blackmon

My opponents lineup this week:

QB: Aaron Rodgers

RB: Adrian Pete... [More]

Posted Wednesday, September 12, 2012 01:18 AM

Fantasy Football Week 2

I lost my Week 1 matchup 106.42 to 92.00.

I went into Monday night with roughly a ten-point lead. I had Oakland RB Darren McFadden left to go, while my opponent had the Baltimore Ravens as his defense.

The Ravens defense dominated the Bengals, and scored 32.60 points. McFadden would score just 11.80.

My most disappointing players were:

RB Chris Johnson: 5.10 points.

WR Hakeem Nicks: 3.80 points.

WR Justin Blackmon: 4.40 points.

My most successful players were:

QB Robert Griffin III: 23.0 points

Jacksonville Jaguars defense: 14.30 points

WR Percy Harvin: 10.40 points.

I've changed up my line-up this week, and dropped kicker Steven Gostkowski to pick up Nate Kaeding.

QB: Robert Griffin III

RBs: Ben Tate
&
Darren McFadden

WRs: Lance Moore
&
Justin Blackmon

TE: Tony Gonzalez

W/R: Steve Smith

K: Nate Kaeding

Def: Jacksonville Jaguars

Bench:

RB: Chris Johnson

QB: Peyton Manning

WRs: Percy Harvin
&
Robert Meachem
&
Hakeem Nicks

TE: Coby Fleener

My opponents lineup this week:

QB: Drew Brees

RBs: Jamaal Charles
&
Stevan Ridley

WRs: Jordy Nelson
&
Larry Fitzgerald

TE: Fred Davis

W/R: Dez Bryant

K: Dan Bailey

Def: Chicago Bears

So what do you guys think of my current lineup? (to compare it to last week's, click >... [More]

Posted Friday, September 07, 2012 09:35 PM

Fantasy Football Week 1

I have always been fascinated by "Fantasy Football", but have never had a chance to participate in a pool because of my career.

For the first time ever, I've been talked into playing in a league this season. I have never played before. I have never studied any of the strategies. I am as "green" as you can get.

I'm hoping that by sharing my experiences (both my successes and failures), that we can learn together.

Please feel free to make any comments, or give me some help or suggestions.

Each week I'll tweak my lineup, and let you know what moves I've made; players picked up, traded or dropped.

I'll post my oppositions' lineup each weekend as well, and record the result.

Michael Jordan is one of my favorite athletes, as he was/is one of the most competitive people on the entire planet. Jordan loves competition at any level, whether it's basketball, golf, or tidily winks.

I live my life the same way. There is a term for it. "Competition Living".

While I'm just a "rookie", I'm still expecting to win this pool.

So without further ado...

…I am up against 10 other players. I was automatically drafted to pick 9th. Here is my lineup:

Starters:

QB: Robert Griffin III

RBs: Chris Johnson
 &
Darren McFadden

WRs: Hakeem Nicks
&
Justin Blackmon

TE: Coby Fleener TE

W/R: Robert Meachem WR

Bench:

Peyton Manning QB

Ben Tate RB

Percy Ha... [More]