What’s up Special Ed?
Pretty hectic week here in the DYM Household. Only got time for one long form Defend Your Moves for Week 7.
So let’s get right down to it –
TOTAL MOVES THIS WEEK: 17
Dumpster Diver of the Week: White Walkers – 2 moves
The Packers are very inconsiderate injurees. These guys keep getting hurt in the first quarter without telling anybody beforehand: Jordy got hurt in the first quarter back in week 2, and put up a goose egg; Ty Montgomery went down in week 4 with 2 points on the board; this week it was Aaron Rodgers leaving the game with just 2 completions for 18 yards. THAT’S NOT HELPFUL, FELLAS!!! At least wait til after half time, guys, jeez. Help us out a little.
The Packers offense supported no less than 5 useful fantasy players every week. But that production was entirely dependent on the future hall of fame QB. Cobb, Nelson, Adams, and Montgomery — All top 20 players a year ago - are all now unknowns for the remainder of this year. Perhaps only Nelson can be trusted to start this week. This injury will have a monumental impact on the entire Special Ed league. But none will be more acutely impacted than the White Walkers. After dropping Justin Tucker, the Dubs were looking to Rodgers as the team’s leader on and off the field. The early first half injury must have come as a shock to the Dub management, but they responded quickly and displayed incredible roster flexibility by adding 2 QB’s on Sunday before Rodgers was eligible to drop.
The W-Words took advantage of last week's Greatest Blunder by adding the boringly named Matt Stafford as well as a far more interesting bye week fill-in QB Tyrod Taylor.
Luckily, they pulled out a win despite a near Zero from Rodgers and remain over.500. This still looks like a fantasy playoff team. Great Moves!!!!!!!
TIME ZONES ARE CONFUSING
There's a sneaky London game this week at 1pm EST. I bet a lot of people don’t even realize the Cardinals/Rams game is in London. I spent a good minute just staring at the schedule like “Rams/Cardinals at 1pm … hmm ... seems odd, but, OK ... Maybe one of them moved back to St. Louis I guess?”
This game is crazy, if it's at 1:00pm and it’s in England is that like 3:00am Pacific time? Do you think they just stay up?
WEEKLY WILL FULLER FACTS
63% of all Will Fuller catches this year are TDs
Currently the #3 WR in average Fantasy Points Per Game
Born and raised in Philadelphia, PA!. Just like the Fresh Prince!!!!!!
NBA IS BACK! NOW EVEN HARDER TO WATCH!!
So, the word of the day today is “GRUESOME.” It is an accurate descriptor in this situation, but some of these sports media folks need to hit that thesaurus button. It was definitively grisly, horrid, horrific and dreadful, as well. Those words work.
The compound ankle fracture is one of the worst things you can watch happen. It’s a very ugly injury, and all the more shocking to have it happen in the first quarter of the first game of a superstar’s career with a new team. But I think some of the reactions have been a bit over the top. I saw several people on twitter or on TV today sending some combination of thoughts and prayers out to Gordon AND HIS WIFE. Come on, guys, why are you shouting out the family? duke didn’t actually die. OK?
AMERICAS GAME OF THE WEEK
The league's 2 highest scoring teams face off in a BIG week 7 showdown!!!!!!!
It’s a playoff atmosphere as DYM plays its second of four consecutive games against over .500 teams. But this weeks’ matchup could be our greatest test as we face a mirror image golden Richards squad. We both feature top rookie RBs. Both kickers have Z’s in their names. There’s an Ingram and an Engram. Plus, former teammate WRs Michael Thomas & Brandin Cooks!
It’s like we were separated at birth!!
AGOTW Prediction record 1-5
SPECIAL ED MATCHUP PREVIEWS
iQL! vs WW
This was a nominee for AGOTW. These two, GR, and us are the only four teams this week who will start no WRs or RBs projected at less than 10pts.
Meh vs Commish
We’ve issued an Amber Alert for Amari Cooper. If anyone knows where he is tell him we love him, tell him it's ok he can always come home.
Team Meh wins!!!!!!!
Randall Cummingham vs 5 yards, tops
RC is making a strong case for dumpster diver of the week every week. He seems to be streaming TEs, Ks and Ds. And swapping out QBs with a reckless abandon. Outstanding Hustle!!
Bitchslapped vs Polk High Panthers
Only 3 players in this matchup are going at 1pm Sunday. That has to be some kind of record. Bizarre.
HAVE A GREAT WEEK EVERYBODY!!!!!!!