About a month ago, eight of our staff writers got together and conducted a fantasy draft of MAC players for the third year in a row.
There have been plenty of dramatic injuries for at least half of the teams involved, but roster moves did help alleviate those worries for at least a couple of our fantasy GM’s.
The first four weeks of the season are usually the most interesting, as MAC teams face peers, betters and lessers alike and often not at the same time. For every EMU-Mississippi Valley, there’s an Ohio State-BGSU.
But, I know you’re not here for explanations and background. Without further ado, here are the scores.
Kadeem Goul-bourne Supremacy (Justin Coffin) at The Bodacious Bonamegos (James H. Jimenez
|James Knapke||2||QB||Thomas Woodson||40|
|Darian Greene||15||RB||Damion Jones-Moore||8|
|Jordan Huff||4||RB||Shaq Vann||27|
|Corey Davis||7||WR||Jesse Kroll||5|
|Jerome Lane||31||WR||Marcus Robinson||2|
|Zach Crouch||0||TE||Ryan Smith||0|
|Jordan Reid||21||FLEX||Jahray Hayes||22|
|Tom O'Leary||1||K||Jameson Vest||6|
|TOTAL POINTS||83||TOTAL POINTS||112|
Justin’s performer of the day was Jerome Lane, who had two touchdowns and 196 receiving yards to gather 31 points. Jordan Reid’s 21 points were also pivotal to the KGBS score. However, Justin also relied on James Knapke facing the Ohio State defense (2 pts.,) Tom O’Leary (missed PAT, blocked PAT, missed field goal) and the Buffalo defense that lost to UAlbany.
James was lucky enough to have Thomas Woodson (403 yards and six touchdowns,) Jahray Hayes (three rushing touchdowns,) and Shaq Vann (156 yards and two touchdowns,) all turn in 20+ point performances to make up for an Akron defense clunker (2 pts. vs. VMI) and no points at all from Ryan Smith, the Miami TE.
The Mangen Dixon Line (Mike Karpinski) at Coppet A Feel (Matt Dizzle)
|Cooper Rush||11||QB||Riley Neal||7|
|Fred Coppett||3||RB||Kareem Hunt||15|
|James Gilbert||28||RB||Jordan Johnson||11|
|LeVante Bellamy||1||WR||KeVonn Mabon||6|
|Ronnie Moore||5||WR||Teo Redding||1|
|Tyler Mangen||0||TE||Jordan Fisher||0|
|Christian Blake||8||FLEX||Carrington Thompson||2|
|Blake Hampton||9||K||Brian Eavey||7|
|Bowling Green||-1||D/ST||Western Michigan||6|
|TOTAL POINTS||63||TOTAL POINTS||55|
This was the closest game on the docket for our protagonists, and it it was played in real life, it most definitely might not have been watchable.
Lots of single-digit contributors abounded and both quarterbacks (Rush with 11 pts. and Knapke with two pts.,) not doing very well at all.
Karp only got five points out of his starting receivers and Dizzle didn’t fare much better, getting seven. This game was won and lost on the ground, as James Gilbert (160 rushing yds., two touchdowns) had himself a day vs. Georgia State, scoring more points than Kareem Hunt (106 total yards and a touchdown) and Jordan Johnson (114 rushing yards) combined.
Butts. (Alex Alvarado) vs. Corey Davis Based God (Brown and Gold)
|Todd Porter||18||QB||Greg Windham||33|
|Terry Swanson||2||RB||Joel Bouagnon||5|
|Breck Turner||0||RB||Devon Spalding||20|
|Eddie Daugherty||0||WR||Kenny Golladay||40|
|Corey Jones||5||WR||Sebastian Smith||3|
|Michael Roberts||16||TE||Mason Schreck||11|
|Anthony Rice||2||FLEX||Jonathan Hawkins||4|
|Morgan Hagee||6||K||Louie Zervos||15|
|TOTAL POINTS||39||TOTAL POINTS||166|
There’s not really a lot to report here, as can be seen by the final score.
Alex was dependent on an EMU blowout, ahd he was right. However, he only hit on one player (Todd Porter,) as Eddie Daugherty and Breck Turner scored a grand total of zero points.
His other skill position guys struggled as well, with Anthony Rice and Terry Swanson collecting two points apiece. NIU’s defense also scored -10 points, which didn’t help matters at all.
Kenny Golladay (236 total yards, three touchdowns) outscored Team Butts. by himself, while CMU’s defense (35 pts.,) and Greg Windham (417 total yards, four touchdowns) buried Butts.
Missing Danny Braverman (Matt H.) vs. Bang, Bang, Bangity Bang (Kaleb Carter)
|Zach Terrell||16||QB||Drew Hare||30|
|Warren Ball||18||RB||AJ Ouellette||4|
|Jamauri Bogan||16||RB||Alonzo Smith||11|
|JoJo Natson Jr.||26||WR||Cody Thompson||22|
|Rokeem Williams||11||WR||Corey Willis||10|
|Shane Wimann||10||TE||Sam Browning||2|
|Diontae Johnson||0||FLEX||Papi White||26|
|Christian Hagan||0||K||Did not start eligible kicker||-3|
|Eastern Michigan||17||D/ST||Did not start eligible defense/special teams||-3|
|TOTAL POINTS||114||TOTAL POINTS||99|
We’ve got our first penalty points!
Kaleb forgot to start a defense and a kicker, so he was docked six points for not starting eligible players. If he would have started both players, Kaleb would have won the game, as Adam Mitcheson (9 pts.) and the Toledo D/ST (16 pts.) would have given him the points he needed to advance past Matt.
But alas, Matt won the game.
All but one of Matt’s starters had double-digit numbers, with JoJo Natson (90 yards and three touchdowns) being the team leader in points. Warren Ball also had a decent debut for Akron, scoring a touchdown and 122 total yards.
Players of the Week
Kenny Golladay and Thomas Woodson share the honors this week, each scoring 40 points. Go crazy, you guys.
Next week’s matchups
The Bodacious Bonamegos vs. The Mangen Dixon Line
Kadeem Goul-bourne Supremacy vs. Butts.
Corey Davis Based God vs. Bang, Bang, Bangity Bang
Coppet a Feel vs. Missing Danny Braverman