Fantasy MAC NFL: No Chance Against Big XII

September 9, 2012; Denver, CO, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown (84) runs with the ball after making a catch during the first quarter against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-US PRESSWIRE

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Well, the all-MAC fantasy football team lost decisively to the all-Big XII team 102-87, and it was lucky to be that close. Had he started some of the Big XII's finest — Robert Griffin III, Adrian Paterson, Matt Bryant, Daryl Washington — it could've been even worse.

You can see the stats of how everyone did in the above link. I could have added a couple points if I played Andrew Hawkins (Rams/Toledo), who had 86 receiving yards Monday night, and why I'm not playing the first athlete to find us shitty/funny in the first place, I'll never know. Domenik Hixon (Giants/Akron) also might've helped as he had 55 receiving yards, and with two injured defensemen, I could've gone with Barry Church (Cowboys/Toledo) or Ishmaa'ily Kitchen (Browns/Kent State) for some cursory points. But yet again, the defense is thin and many other skill players didn't have great weeks.

MAC players who had the best weeks: Lance Moore (omitted from my original draft) was picked up and had 120 yards and a touchdown for the Saints. Ben Roethlisberger, Antonio Brown and Shaun Suisham had OK games for the MAC in a Steelers losing effort. On defense Cullen Jenkins and Jason Babin had nice days in the Eagles win, combining for seven solo tackles, two for loss and a forced fumble. Basically we're looking for Pittsburgh to do well offensively, and the Eagles to not allow any points.

In Week 2 the MAC faces the Big East, a conference which may have fallen on hard times but their alum are still some of the best, and they did even better than the Big XII last week.

(Aside: the auto-generated recaps for these games are hilarious.)

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