We have made it to the point of the season where the games start getting a little bit sketchy as the nationally-televised matchups start to litter the week, turning the league from a Saturday commitment to a full on week-long dredge, with only Monday and Tuesday the times to grab waiver wire transactions before the rosters lock up. This creates utter chaos as the week dwindles down, and it will be fun to see how each team reacts to the other as weeknight #MACtion takes over the very essence of our fantasy GM's.
Here are the roster moves from Week 9, which saw a fantastic amount of movement:
CLAIM: Billy Bahl (QB-Miami), Massachusetts D/ST, Adam Mitcheson (K-Buffalo)
DROP: Devin Reece (WR-Ball State), Colin Reardon (QB-Kent State), Josiah Yazdani (K-Ohio)
Corey Davis Based God:
CLAIM: Morgan Hagee (K-Ball State)
DROP: Shane Wimann (TE-NIU)
CLAIM: Marcus Jones (RB-NIU), Kenny Young (RB-Miami), Sekai Lindsay (RB-Massachusetts), Josh McNeil (TE-Akron)
DROP: Andrew Haldeman (K-WMU), Alex Zmolik (TE-Toledo), Chris Gallon (WR-BGSU), Marcus Jones (RB-NIU)
Cooper Rush Happy Hour
CLAIM: Brian Eavey (K-CMU)
DROP: Morgan Hagee (K-Ball State)
So just what happened exactly this week? Were last week's ties broken? Let's find out. Together.
#1b Zippy Squad (Matt Hammond) vs. #6 Cooper Rush Happy Hour (James H. Jimenez)
|Cooper Rush||18||QB||Zach Terrell||23|
|Marquis Young||14||RB||Kenny Young||3|
|Eddie Daugherty||6||WR||Daniel Braverman||7|
|Corey Lacanaria||3||WR||Tajae Sharpe||8|
|KeVonn Mabon||15||FLEX||Imani Davis||9|
|Anthony Rice||16||FLEX||Jacob Martinez||3|
|Brian Eavey||2||K||Robert Stein||-3|
|TOTAL POINTS||72||TOTAL POINTS||56|
In our upset of the week, the #6 seed CRHH takes down #1b ZIPPY, on the strength of the FLEX positions. The gamble to start the Miami defense paid off for CRHH, as they had positive numbers (and a pick-six!) against Buffalo. KeVonn Mabon (150 receiving yards) and Anthony Rice (105 rec. yards, one touchdown) had huge days for CRH as well. ZIPPY's best contributor was Zach Terrell, who scored just under half of the team's points this week (252 passing yards, 72 rushing yards, three receiving yards, one rushing touchdown). ZIPPY left the Akron defense and its 13 points on the bench in the loss. CRHH moves to 4-5, while ZIPPY falls to 6-3.
#7a Double Fisting Pepsis (Russ Johnson) vs. #4b Kadeem Goul-bourne Supremacy (Justin Coffin)
|Matt Weiser||5||TE||Ben McCord||4|
|Dylan Mulder||3||K||Kaleb Patterson||5|
|TOTAL POINTS||32||TOTAL POINTS||69|
I think I'll just let the scoreboard speak here. Jamauri Bogan (61 rushing yards, four touchdowns) and Ron Willoughby (87 rec. yards, two touchdowns) had standout days for KGBS. Russ also left Brogan Roback (24 fantasy points) on the bench. Double Fisting Pepsis has been eliminated from the Hustle Belt Football Fantasy Playoffs and stands at 2-7, while Kadeem Goul-bourne Supremacy is now 5-4.
#7b Reece's Huff (Mike Karpinski) vs. #4a Firing Up My Chips (Nick "Frenchy Fries)
|LeVante Bellamy||4||WR||Jesse Kroll||1|
|Jordan Williams||12||WR||Sam Martin||15|
|Donnell Alexander||0||FLEX||Jordan Johnson||25|
|Conor Hundley||3||FLEX||Marken Michel||0|
|TOTAL POINTS||77||TOTAL POINTS||50|
Finally, a win for Karp! Not only did he play the waiver wire to perfection, but he also managed to fill out his roster except for one position (which to be honest over the conference as a whole, hasn't produced a lot of points). Billy Bahl (224 passing yards, two passing touchdowns) and Massachusetts (one sack, one fumble recovery, one interception, 20 points against) share WAIVER WIRE TRANSACTIONS OF THE WEEK honors for Reece's Huff. Jordan Johnson (140 total yards, two rushing touchdowns) and and Sam Martin (95 rec. yards, one touchdown) had standout performances for FUMC. FUMC falls to 4-5, while Reece's Huff finally climbs out of the basement at 3-6.
#3 Tupande Kileleni (Alex Alvarado) vs. #1 Corey Davis Based God (Brown and Gold)
|Darius Jackson||9||RB||Alonzo Smith||1|
|Darian Green||7||FLEX||Jamal Wilson||6|
|TOTAL POINTS||44||TOTAL POINTS||56|
The rules of the game are pretty simple. You have to play to win the game. Alex did not play enough players to win the game, so he lost. The worst part? AVO left 24 points on the bench (Dustin Creel, Cody Tuttle, and Marcus McGill), which would have put them over CDBG and cause some #CHAOS in the HB Playoff Chase. Shaq Vann (105 yards, one receiving touchdown) and Blake Frohnaphel (298 total yards, one touchdown, one interception) highlighted CDBG's performance. Corey Davis Based God clinches a playoff berth at 7-2, while Tupande Kileleni falls to 5-4.
Here are next week's games, with each team's standing marked. + is a playoff clinch, x is an elimination.