DUMPSTER DIVER OF THE WEEK:
Polk High Panthers!!!!!!
Pickup of the Week: GENO SMITH!!!!!!
This week the season OFFICIALLY began cause we've got QB STREAMERS in the Special Ed League!!!!!! Hamburglars have been swimming upstream for a few weeks but Trey Lance was the last starting QB drafted this year, so he was prepared for this eventuality. Right now we're hyped 'cause there's no team we'd rather see drop their QBs than the one that considered keeping Brady, then drafted him at sub-keeper value, AND drafted Matt Stafford.
We've been saying for years that if you have 2 QBs you don't have a QB - and the team that drafts two QBs is the team that drops two QBs. (Sharon Ertz also non-auto-drafted two QBs. He's already traded one and we can't imagine he's gonna ride through the bye weeks with Trevor Lawrence on the bench.)
There's no shame in streaming of course. Most of this league should be streaming!!! In this 10-team-league there's ALWAYS quarterbacks to be had. And this year there's only like 4 good fantasy QBs in the whole league. Geno is #5 on paper. So there's AT LEAST five other teams that shoulda been trying to pickup Geno this week.
Pauls Awesome Team missed their shot at Geno, they shoulda cut Russell Wilson last week. We think they pull the trigger this week tho. Russ is the #16 QB and he's scoring 7 points per game less than Geno. The next best available QB by points-per-game is Wentz, but he's playing Thursday so he's out.
The true best available streamer of the week is DANNY DIMES!!!!! Baltimore D is, in our opinion, the very best matchup for fantasy QBs this season. They don't pressure much and they lead the league in passing yards allowed at 305 per game. Even Mac Jones threw over 300 against them, and that was maybe Baltimore's best defensive game (3 INT's 0 TDs).
FOOD BEEF: EMPANADAS!!!!!!
Anita's Baked Wonders 🇦🇷 (Summit, NJ)
Anita and her husband are from Argentina. They make these empanadas at their home in Florham Park and sell 'em at farmers markets and delis throughout the Summit-metro area.
We were VERY amped for these cause, as you can see from the pic above, every one of Anita's empanadas are hand wrapped with a loving, delicate touch. Each is a work of pastry-art. Just beautiful.
Unfortuantely, they did not taste nearly as good as they looked.
They all had a Tex-Mex sort of flavor profile that we found unpleasantly surprising. The beef ones tasted like beef tacos; the chicken tasted like chicken fajitas; and the ham-and-cheese had cheddar(?) not swiss like a proper Cubano.
Anita's is far from a lock for the Empanada Playoffs.
Empanada Score: 8
MISS CLEO'S PLAYER OF THE WEEK!!!!!!
DeVonta Smith u53.5 😰
Miss Cleo's Prop Bet Record: 6-2
AMERICAS GAME OF THE WEEK!!!!!!
SHARON ERTZ vs FISTO KIDDS!!!!!!
AGOTW Prediction Record: 2-2
Sharon Ertz is back for the second week in a row!!!!!!
We needed a win to get our Game of The Week Prediction Record back up to .500 and Sharon came through for us late Sunday Night with a .5 point win over The Rippers.
The new-look Ertz squad is now over over .500 too, and things are looking up - Last week's running back injuries turned Rhamondre and Ken Walker into legit starters. So even after losing Javonte this team got real strong at RB all over again. We loved the idea of trading one of those new-found RB1s for a starting WR, but unfortunately the trade will go down as another loss for Sharon since DeVonta is now fated to have less than 53.5 rec yards this week (CALL ME NOW!!!). Regardless, a "Smith" is a welcome addition to this formerly all-polysyllabic receiver corps ("Jefferson and McLaurin" is a real mouthful!).
On the other side we've got The Fantasy Gods' Favorites - the luckiest team in Special Ed - Fisto Kidds!! The FKs are only the third highest scoring team but sit in 1st place at 4-1 thanks to some incredible fantasy defense. So far this year, FK are the only Special Ed team holding their opponents to less than 100 points per game (96.14 average points against).
Both these teams started Thursday night dudes for some reason and FK came out with a 2 point lead. The rest of the matchup seems to favor the FKs as well: They have the superior Eagle WR, Cleo's pick for NFL passing yards leader, and the super-smooth Amari Cooper/Cooper Kupp combo. By the way, we wouldn't be mad if they changed their name to Hangin with Mr Coopers.
Sharon Ertz: 96.14
Hangin with Mr Coopers: 113.78
SPECIAL ED MATCHUPS!!!!!!
BRING IT ON HOME vs PAULS AWESOME TEAM
PAT still has moves to make this week. Gonna need a kicker, probly a QB too. It won't matter tho cause PAT is cursed this week for benching America's Favorite RB Brian Robinson in prime time.
BRING IT ON HOME WINS!!!!!!
HAMBURGLARS vs FINGERBANG!
These guys should trade Jalen Warren for Aaron Rodgers.
Seems like a win-win to us.
DEFEND YOUR MOVES vs TOBIN & THE RIPPERS
Kudos to The Rippers for dropping Allen Robinson. But we don't really get why they picked up Rondale Moore. They're probably not gonna start Rondale this week and they know he's gonna get bumped down the depth chart next week when Hopkins comes back. What they should've done is picked up Geno for a spot start since they know Kyler is gonna keep playing like shit until next week --- when Hopkins comes back.
DEFEND YOUR MOVES WINS!!!!!!
POLK HIGH PANTHERS vs MIRACLE WHIP
Oh man, you guys. It looks like MW might start Taysom Hill. That's a fuckin ballsy move that we 100% endorse. They're playing with house money right now anyway since PHP started a dud Thursday WR.
MIRACLE WHIP WINS!!!!!!