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Hustle Belt Fantasy League 2.0: Blowouts galore highlight Week 7

No one was spared in cross-conference matchups. Unless you won your matchup. Then you were pretty happy.

Reggie Bell III got his first fantasy points since Week 1 vs. Old Dominion. Huzzah!
Reggie Bell III got his first fantasy points since Week 1 vs. Old Dominion. Huzzah!
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This week, fantasy mirrored reality, as corss-divisional matchups in the conference schedule resulted in some gnarly blowouts that definitely skewed the results, depending on each team's roster makeup. If someone owned a player from Eastern Michigan, Massachusetts, Buffalo, or Miami, they were probably gonna lose. Hard. Conversely, if they owned a Toledo Rocket, a Bowling Green Falcon, or a Northern Illinois Huskie, they were probably having a good day.

There were a couple waiver wire claims and trades that went down during the week, which I'll go over in brief:

Russ picked up Kent State QB George Bollas and Toledo WR Cody Thompson, while dropping Ball State QB Jack Milas and Miami's defense.

Hammond swapped Akron tight ends, picking up Josh McNeil and dropping John Godfrey.

Finally, Russ and James also executed a trade in Week 7, with Russ receiving Western Michigan's defense, and James receiving Toledo WR Alonzo Russell.

Without further ado: THE SCORES.

Corey Davis Based God (Brown and Gold) vs. Cooper Rush Happy Hour (James H. Jimenez)

Player Pts Position Player Pts
Matt Johnson 35 QB Cooper Rush 33
Joel Bouagnon 31 RB Jahray Hayes 0
Kareem Hunt 10 RB Daz'mond Patterson 8
Ryan Burbrink 11 WR Roger Lewis 23
Sebastian Smith 13 WR KeVonn Mabon 5
Rodney Mills 9 TE Sam Browning 6
Jordan Reid 10 FLEX Eddie Daugherty 1
Jamal Wilson 7 FLEX Alonzo Russell 4
Christian Hagan 9 K Morgan Hagee 7
Toledo 17 D/ST Ohio -7

A revival of Western Weekend seems happen every two weeks or so on here, and this one would be a flat out destruction. Fitz continues to roll behind Matt Johnson's amazing statlines (25-30, 357 yards, five touchdowns, no iNT's) and Joel Bouagnon's two week hot streak, which saw him run 14 times for 134 yards and three touchdowns. Jahray Hayes did not play due to a freak hand injury just before gametime, and no other player next to Roger Lewis scored in double figures. Ohio's D also laid an egg agianst Western, so noting is looking too great for CRHH right now.  (Full disclosure: I was sitting with Fitz in the CMU press box the entire game, and man, was it awful.) Corey Davis Based God is riding high on a seemingly-endless winning streak, and moves to 5-1, while Cooper Rush Happy Hour is 3-4.

Double Fisting Pepsis (Russ Johnson) vs. Tupande Kileleni (Alex Alvarado)

Player Pts Position Player Pts
George Bollas 15 QB Phillip Ely 29
Trayion Durham 1 RB Daruis Jackson 23
Travis Greene 13 RB Anthone Taylor 6
Robbie Rhodes 0 WR Gehrig Dieter 13
Cody Thompson 17 WR Corey Jones 14
Matt Weiser 2 TE Derek Lee 1
Jerome Lane 4 FLEX Darian Green 3
Argeros Turner 2 FLEX Papi White 1
Dylan Mulder 8 K Tyler Tate 10
Western Michigan 9 D/ST Central Michigan 20

You've got to give Russ some credit here: the man certainly knows have to shop the waiver wire, as he (once again) picks up the WAIVER WIRE TRANSACTION OF THE WEEK (trademark still pending) with Toledo WR Cody Thompson, who had 110 receiving yards and a touchdown. Russ also picked up George Bollas, the newly appointed starter for Kent State, who didn't do half bad either, 125 passing yards, 79 rushing yards, and a touchdown. However, a lack of production from any other position doomed him. Alex had six positions score in double digits, with Darius Jackson (113 rushing yards, 2 touchdowns) and Central Michigan (one sack, two fumble recoveries, two interceptions, 14 points allowed) highlighting the day. Double Fisting Pepsis falls to 2-5, while Tupane Kileleni jumps to 4-3.

Reece's Huff (Mike Karpinski) vs. Zippy Squad (Matt Hammond)

Reece's ZIPPY
Player Pts Position Player Pts
Reginald Bell III 4 QB Thomas Woodson 10
Jarvion Franklin 16 RB Fred Coppet 11
Conor Hundley 6 RB Terry Swanson 15
Tommylee Lewis 11 WR Daniel Braverman 17
Jordan Williams 12 WR Tajae Sharpe 4
Keith Heitzmann 0 TE Michael Roberts 10
James Gilbert 5 FLEX Imani Davis 0
Jordan Huff 12 FLEX Josh McNeil 1
Josiah Yazdani 2 K Robert Stein 4
Northern Illinois 22 D/ST Buffalo 0

In what turned out to be our upset of the week, 1-5 Reece's Huff upended the mighty 5-1 Zippy Squad, even despite not having an effective starting quarterback. Northern Illinois ate up a poor Miami offense, collecting four sacks, one fumble recovery, one interception, and allowing only 12 points. Meanwhile, Jarvion Franklin ran ruckshot over the Ohio Bobcats for 105 total yards and a score for REECE'S. Daniel Braverman didn't have a great day for ZIPPY against the Broncos, but did manage two touchdowns on the day. ZIPPY left points on the bench, opting to start Thomas Woodson over Zach Terrell (25 points). Zippy falls to 5-2, while Reece's Huff climbs to 2-5.

Kadeem Goul-bourne Supremacy (Justin Coffin) vs. Firing Up My Chips (Nick "Frenchy" Fries)

Player Pts Position Player Pts
Derrius Vick 10 QB Drew Hare 14
Jamauri Bogan 19 RB Damion Jones-Moore 14
Cody Grice 0 RB Donovan Wilson 13
Corey Davis 10 WR Jesse Kroll 19
Kenny Golladay 7 WR Sam Martin 0
Ben McCord 1 TE Ryan Smith 1
Ronnie Moore 3 FLEX Jordan Johnson 3
Carrington Thompson 0 FLEX Marken Michel 2
Kaleb Patterson 4 K Jameson Vest 9
Kent State 19 D/ST Ball State 0

This just might be the closest game of the season here, and boy was it a barnburner.

Each player had four positions go over double digit points and had to depend on role players to gather up the rest of those critical points. For KGBS, Jamauri Bogan (135 yards and a score) had a fantastic perormance, while Kent State (four sacks, one interception, one safety, 10 points against) flexed its muscle against the hapless Massachusetts. For FUMC, Damion Jones Moore (82 yards and a touchdown) and Jesse Kroll (133 yards and a touchdown) were key contributors that went off where they weren't expected to. Both players will be fuming at their benched though, as KGBS left both Martez Walker (19 points) and Ron Willoughby (11 points) sitting on the pine, while FUMC left the Bowling Green defense (25 points) watching from the sidelines. The result brings both teams into the middle maelstrom in the standings at 3-4.


Here are next week's games:

#4 Cooper Rush Happy Hour vs. #5 Kadeem Goul-bourne Supremacy
#1 Corey Davis Based God vs. #2 Zippy Squad
#6 Firing Up My Chips vs. #7 Double Fisting Pepsis
#8 Reece's Huff vs. Tupande Kileleni