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Hustle Belt Fantasy League 4.0: Week 2

You’re gonna want to see these numbers, folks.

NCAA Football: Central Michigan at Kansas Steven Branscombe-USA TODAY Sports

It was a crazy week of football in the MAC in Week 2, as many games came down to the wire and many teams put up video game numbers on offense. Week 2 was certainly the opposite to Week 1’s action, which saw many of the MAC schools struggle against superior (or in some cases, inferior) competition.

The parity of the scores reflect the crazy amount of action each team saw, as many individual performnaces are deserving of praise. But first, as always, some transactional house cleaning:


Five Dollar Phoutavongs acquire: Anthony Johnson (WR, Buffalo), Daniel Santacanterina (QB, NIU), Julian Ross (RB, Ohio)

Five Dollar Phoutavongs drop: Jordan Fisher (TE, Toledo), Mychel Traylor-Bennett (WR/TE, Akron), Kenny Young (RB, Miami)

The Mangen-Dixon Line acquires: Nolan Givan (TE, Ball State), Riley Miller (WR, Ball State), Kenny Young (RB, Miami)

The Mangen-Dixon Line drops: Kyle Schrank (TE, Ball State), Luke Mayock (WR, Miami)


Clickbait Wizardry acquires: Michael Armstrong (K, Central Michigan), Reggie Gilliam (RB, Toledo), Justin Hall (WR, Ball State)

Clickbait Wizrdry drops: Tom O’Leary (K, Akron), Zach Crouch (TE, Central Michigan), Darian Green (RB, Ball State)


Corey Davis Based God acquires: Caleb Huntley (RB, Ball State), Nathan Rourke (QB, Ohio), Cameron Odom (WR, Ohio)

Corey Davis Based God drops: Rodney Graves (WR, Western Michigan), Darian Green (RB, Ball State), Jacob Martinez (WR, Buffalo)


Brown and Goldman Sacks acquire: Ball State D/ST, Shakif Seymour (RB, Toledo)

Brown and Goldman Sacks drop: Donovan Wilson (RB, Bowling Green)

Week 2 Matchups

The Biggest Blowout: Party On Garth (Dizzle) 74, Clickbait Wizardry (Keith M. Schessele) 41

Postion MZT Players MZT Points CBW Players CBW Points
QB James Morgan 19 Brogan Roback 14
RB Johnathan Hawkins 4 Jarvion Franklin 3
RB Jordan Huff 8 Papi White 9
WR Darin Guyton 15 Corey Lacanaria 4
WR Sam Martin 1 Johnnie Niupalau 1
TE Shane Wimann 6 Reggie Gilliam 0
FLEX Fransohn Bickley 0 Jared Murphy 1
K Jake Suder 13 Michael Armstrong 9
DEF Western Michigan 8 Buffalo 0
Total: 74 Total: 41

It wasn’t a great day on offense for Clickbait Wizardry, as every skill position player save Papi White scored 4 points or less on the day.

White’s six receptions for 84 yards against Purdue were enough to gain nine fantasy points for CBW. Johnnie Niupalau, Corey Lacanaria, Jarvion Franklin, Jared Murphy and Reggie Gilliam combined for nine points to round out the day for CBW.

CBW wasn’t helped by the defense, which allowed 21 points againt in a loss to Army. Michael Armstrong’s six XPA’s and one field goal (9 points) and Brogan Roback’s 260 passing yards and one touchdown (14 points) kept CBW afloat.

For Party On, Garth!, a trio of BGUS Falcons all scored in triple digits to help shore the team to victory. James Morgan’s 315 pasing yards and one touchdown (15 points), Darin Guyton’s 158 yards (15 points) and Jake Suder’s four field goals and one XPA (13 points) were the highlihgts of the POG offense.

The WMU defense, boosted by Darius Phillip’s interception return, got eight points off two sacks, one fumble recovery, one defensive touchdown. The 28 points allowed took some points off, but with such a large lead, it wasn’t relaly a factor.

The Squeaker of the Week: The Mangen-Dixon Line (Mike Karpinski) 93, Missing Zachy T (Matty H.) 90

Postion MDL Players MDL Points MZT Players MZT Points
QB Tyree Jackson 23 Gus Ragland 16
RB James Gilbert 16 AJ Ouelette 8
RB Shaq Vann 5 Devon Spalding 6
WR Chad Beebe 2 Corey Willis 20
WR James Gardner 23 Austin Wolf 0
TE Nolan Givan 0 Troy Mangen 0
FLEX Tra'Von Chapman 5 Eddie Daugherty 0
K Jameson Vest 12 Christian Hagan 6
DEF Toledo 7 Akron 0
Total: 93 Total: 90

This game might have ben close, but it was definitely sloppy, especially on offense and especially for Missing Zachy T, which struggled to put up any numbers at all.

Gus Ragland (145 passing yards, three passing touchdowns) and Corey Willis (140 receiving yards, one touchdown) combined for 36 of MZT’s 50 points on offense, with only AJ Ouelette (eight points on 38 yards rusing and a touchdown) and Devon Spalding (six points on eight rushing yards and a touchdown) contributing stats.

MZT’s defense largely kept them in the game, with Akron’s D/ST feasting on FCS Arkansas-Pine Bluff for 34 points (four sacks, two interceptions, one defensive touchdown, two takeaways, three points allowed.)

For The Mangen-Dixon Line, Tyree Jackson (193 passing yards, 75 rushing yards, one rushing touchdown, one fumble loss) and James Gardner (117 yards, two receiving touchdowns) each had 23 points while James Gilbert (16 points on 41 rushing yards and two touchdowns) and Jamson Vest (12 points on four XPA’s and three field goals) also contributed heavily to the statline.

If MZT had started Teo Redding (10 points) in place of the starting receiver or FLEX option, he could have won outright. Gotta check your rosters, folks.

The Other Games:

Five Dollar Phoutavongs (James H. Jimenez) 142, Corey Davis Based God (Brown and Gold) 126

Postion PHOUT Players PHOUT Points CDBG Players CDBG Points
QB Shane Morris 41 Riley Neal 17
RB Marcus Jones 18 Warren Ball 32
RB Jonathan Ward 8 Josh Cleveland 9
WR Anthony Johnson 8 Diontae Johnson 11
WR Cody Thompson 16 Scott Miller 12
TE Logan Hessbrook 12 Ryan Smith 0
FLEX AJ Coney 9 Mark Chapman 34
K Paulie Fricao 8 Louie Zervos 3
DEF Miami 22 Central Michigan 8
Total: 142 Total: 126

If you like points, here are your points. And then some points on top of that. And then even more, just in case you droppd some on the floor in your flurry to comsume all the points you could.

It’s not every day you score 126 points in MAC Fantasy Football and lose, but that’s just the situation Corey Davis Based God found themselves in this week after a furiously-paced fantasy matchup, fueled in part by CMU players.

Shane Morris collected 41 points thanks to a 499 yard, five touchdown performance for Five Dollar Phoutavongs, while Mark Chapman’s 168 receiving yards and three touchdowns nabbed 34 points for CDBG.

For PHOUT, a balanced offensive performance won out the day, as three players besides Morris hit double digits in Marcus Jones (18 points), Cody Thompson (16) and Logan Hessbrook. For CDBG, Warren Ball (32 points on 146 rushing yards and three touchdowns), Diontae Johnson (11 points) and Scott Miller (12 points) were key contributors.

The difference would wind up being on special teams and defense. PHOUT scored 30 points between Miami’s D/ST (22 points on one sack, two fumble recoveries, one interceptions, thre takeaways and 10 points allowed) and Paulie Fricano (8 points on thre field goals.) CDBG only managed 11 points between Central Michigan’s D (8 points) and Louie Zervos (3 points.)

Butts. (Alex Alvarado) 62, Brown and Goldman Sacks (Justin Coffin) 48

Postion BUTTS. Players BUTTS. Points BAGS Players BAGS Points
QB Logan Woodside 17 Thomas Woodson 11
RB Alonzo Smith 7 Jamauri Bogan 3
RB Terry Swanson 23 Donovan Wilson 4
WR Sergio Bailey II 10 Jon'Vea Johnson 3
WR Brendan Cope 1 Keishawn Watson 1
TE Bryce Kemp 1 Tyler Mabry 0
FLEX LeVante Bellamy 6 Jordan Hogue 0
K Morgan Hagee 6 Josh Grant 2
DEF Ohio -9 Northern Illinois 24
Total: 62 Total: 48

From beginning to end, this was a matchup decidedly in BUTTS.’ favor, even despite a less-than-stellar defensive performance.

Terry Swanson (23 points on 117 total yards, two rushing touchdowns) had more points alone for BUTTS. than the entire Brown and Goldman Sacks offense combined (23.)

Thomas Woodson was the biggest contributor for BAGS, collecting 11 of the team’s 24 offensive points thanks to gaining 182 total yards and throwing for a touchdown. Donovan Wilson, Jamauri Bogan and Keishawn Watson combined for the remaining 13 points with Tyler Mabry and Jordan Hogue not registering a stat.

For BUTTS., Sergio Bailey II (10 points on 107 receiving yards) and Logan Woodside (232 passing yards, two touchdowns) helped to put the game away early.

BAGS was able to put up a respectable score thanks to NIU’s D/ST, which collected 24 points on three sacks, one fumble recovery, two interceptions and 10 points allowed, but had Malik Dunner (13 points) and Van Edwards Jr. (10 points) on the bench.

HBFL Players of the Week

Offense: PHOUT’s Shane Morris (41 points, 499 total yards, five passing touchdowns)

Defense: MZT’s Akron (34 points, four sacks, two interceptions, one defensive touchdown, two takeaways, three points allowed)

Kicker: POG’s Jake Suder (13 points, four made field goals, one XPA)

Bench player: PHOUT’s Nick Holley (29 points, 224 total yards, three total touchdowns)


Team Record Total fantasy points Movement
Five Dollar Phoutavongs 2-0 191 Up 3
The Mangen Dixon Line 2-0 180 --
Butts. 2-0 145 --
Corey Davis Based God 1-1 217 Down 3
Party On, Garth! 1-1 97 Up 3
Missing Zachy T 0-2 143 Up 1
Brown and Goldman Sacks 0-2 84 --
Clickbait Wizardry 0-2 83 Down 2