WHAT'S UP SPECIAL ED?!?!?!?!
DEFEND YOUR MOVES SEASON IS BACK!!!!!!!
This is the biggest season ever for DYM. Obviously there's an extra week of NFL Football this year, so you all get a little extra DYM content. But more importantly, as we learned last year, there are only 3-4 good players in all of fantasy football which means there may be NO dominant fantasy teams in most leagues. Last year in Special Ed the regular season ended with the top 3 teams tied at 9-5 and the highest scoring team (Bring It On Home) finished 4th. There's gonna be a lot of 120-122 scores in our matchups this year and a lotta games will be decided by roster moves and start-sit decisions. Fantasy football is a game of inches now and the minutiae is more important than ever, so this is DYM's TIME TO SHINE!!!!!
WHO ARE THE GOOD PLAYERS THIS YEAR?????
Last year there were only 3 good WRs and 3 good RBs and everybody else was just OK. We figure this year will end up the same way; with injuries and whatnot there's probly about 5 or 6 guys at each position who have a legitimate shot to be this year's SUPER DUPER STARS⭐️.
Two of the top 3 RBs of 2020 - Derrick Henry and Dalvin Cook - benefitted from workhorse grinder roles in run-first offenses; they both have new offensive coaching staffs this year so they are not favorites to repeat. But only 8 RBs had over 1,000 rushing yards last year so we ought to at least consider these guys as having an outside shot.
The top 2 WRs - Adams and Hill - had 18 and 15 TDs respectively, both career highs. We think Adams has a much better chance than Hill of repeating last years performance. 2020 was Adam's 5th season of 10+ TDs since 2016, so it's not crazy to think he'll get 15+ again in 2021; Hill has only had over 10 TDs once between 2016 and 2020 so he's not one of our 2021 favorites.
⭐️POTENTIAL 2021 SUPER DUPER STARS⭐️
SLEEPER: Allen Robinson
SLEEPER: Najee Harris
They say it's better to be lucky than good in this game. So even if you were smart enough to have drafted one of these rare every week ballers you still gotta pray to the Fantasy Gods that your guy stays healthy - which will be at least 6.25% (1/16) more difficult this year than ever before.
Of course, in our experience there's no such thing as luck. But there is such a thing as MAGIC!!! That's why we're gonna keep leaning on Miss Cleo's mystic foresight until at least the Week 4 Power Rankings.
MISS CLEO'S PLAYER OF THE WEEK:
AMERICA'S GAME OF THE WEEK:
DEFEND YOUR MOVES🕵️♂️🕵🏻♂️ vs. POLK HIGH PANTHERS!
SUPER BOWL REMATCH!!!!!!!!!!!
AGOTW Prediction Record: 0-0
Early this week we were pretty psyched to see how many players PHP had going in the inaugural Turdsday Night Football game this year. DYM Readers know we hate fantasy players on Thursday Night, but this week's TNF Barnburner was likely the proverbial exception that proves the rule. The problem with usual Thursday games is that it disrupts the teams' weekly schedules, and players that got banged up the previous Sunday might not be ready to go yet. So we shouldn't be too surprised that these teams were able to get up for a primetime game with several months to prepare for it, but still.
Damn. The Bucs look really good.
PHP's Brady-Godwin stack is a beast. Gonna be a problem for everybody this year.
Fortunately we started AB because we had a more important point to prove Thursday:
Antonio Brown is actually the best WR on the Bucs.
We never reach for a WR or TE in the draft unless he's an absolute target hog. Ya know, guys like Diggs or Kelce that are the focal point of the team's passing game.
[checks Matt's lineup]
POLK HIGH PANTHERS WINS!
POLK HIGH PANTHERS - 172.26
DEFEND YOUR MOVES🕵️♂️🕵🏻♂️ - 159.78
SPECIAL ED WEEK 1 MATCHUPS!
BRING IT ON HOME vs DELTA BLUES
The Commish has DK and Russell so he's gonna live and die every week by the Seahawks schedule. The Colts on the road is not a great way to start. The Colts D is good, so they could slow this whole game down and force some turnovers. But if Seattle does get an early lead they're gonna run Chris Carson the whole second half, which would be actually much worse for The Commish.
BRING IT ON HOME WINS!
PAULS AWESOME TEAM vs TOBIN & THE RIPPERS
We're biased. We don't want Melvin Gordon to be a thing (cause we drafted Javonte), and we also want Andy Dalton to fail - and temporarily sink Allen Robinson - so our keeper QB Justin Fields can get some reps early this season.
Fortunately Zeke shit the bed on Turdsday so this one's pretty easy to pick anyway.
PAULS AWESOME TEAM WINS!
KEVINS FAMOUS CHILI vs SHARON ERTZ
Nick Chubb is one of the few guys who we think has a chance to become the #1 RB this year. That's mostly cause Coach Kevin Stefanski might turn Chubb into a total workhorse grinder like he did with Adrian Peterson and Dalvin Cook.
Right out the gate in week one our theory is gonna be put to the test as The Browns open the season at Kansas City. If there is ever gonna be a Kareem Hunt game in the Kevin Stefanski era it'll be this week.
SHARON ERTZ WINS!
PICKLE RICKS vs NO AND THEN!
This feels like a revenge game even though Mike's never actually had Najee Harris on his fantasy team. We just know he was thinking about jumping up for Najee in the first round. But he went for Aaron Jones for some reason even though he's not even on the POTENTIAL SUPER DUPER STAR LIST. Now they gotta face Their Guy in week 1, where he's playing against Bills team with exactly zero interest in stopping the run.
PICKLE RICKS WINS!