There has been a change at the top of the standings in the AFC and PFC, where Roe and Tadlock, respectively, have wrestled away the top ranking. But the NFC remains unchanged, as Schmidt rolled on to 3-0 with the 0-3 'Mericans on the menu in Week Four. As always, click on the image to view the standings directly on Yahoo.
It is rare that we get three matchups featuring title favorites this early in the season, but here we are.
Roe's Rebels are 2-0, but they're dealing with the loss of both QB Drew Brees and WR Tyreek Hill right as they face the top team in the AFC. The Vultures won it all last year behind the arm of QB Patrick Mahomes, but they're 2-0 and ranked number one this year thanks to a solid draft that is producing big at every position. Due to injuries, I'm picking Brosh to knock off the Rebs.
Cobb went old school in the draft, and his Dogs of War have continued to turn back the clock over the first two weeks of the season by starting three RBs and two TEs. Meanwhile, the Hangovers are 1-1 after averaging an astonishing 171.95 points per game. While the Dogs have a better record, I'm picking Duffy to win this one, despite losing Tyreek Hill in Week One. Regardless, whoever wins this one will position themselves as the main competitor to Dead Again for NFC supremacy.
The Amarillo contingent of the PFC face off this this week in an early matchup of seemingly playoff-bound teams. But the Vandals are missing WR Alshon Jeffery this week, and WRs Sterling Shepard and Nelson Agholor are no sure bet to play. Therefore, I'm picking Stanley and the Havoc to win in their first full season in the league.
Neely and the Hooligans are fresh off a beatdown of the number-one ranked draft class, after finishing in last place in 2018. The schedule doesn't get easier this week, as they face two-time AFC champion Zerger and his Redlegs. Regardless of whether Antonio Brown plays for the Redlegs this week, I am picking Neely to notch his second win of the season (half of his 2018 total).
This may seem odd that the two worst teams in the NFC qualify as the game of the week. But these two are perennial contenders in danger of falling to 0-2. Historically, less than 25% of 0-2 teams have made the playoffs. DominationStation just lost TE Hunter Henry, but I'm counting on Jessen to fill that position and doom the Hippies to an 0-2 start.
The two-time champion against the newcomer. The Havoc joined the league last season and drafted their own team for the first time this season. I'm picking Stanley to knock off the two-time champ Brawlers.
Week One is in the books, and 2019 season is officially in full swing. Click any standings image below to go to the conference's Yahoo page. OPR will be released after Week Four, as the sample size is too small this early in the season for it to mean anything.
For the first time since November 20, 2017, the AMMODOGS have notched a win. That's 658 days, 94 weeks, 22 months, 15 losses, three NFC champions, three Antonio Brown jerseys, two OIL drafts, and one 0-13 season ago. Congratulations to Rogers, as he can look forward to 2019 now that the 0-13 monkey is off his back.
For the fifth year in a row, RateMyLeague.com has reviewed each OIL draft. Below are the audio files and the order in which RML ranked the drafts. Click on the teams to view their roster on Yahoo!.
The AFC is led by . . . Musselman?! Muss has yet to make the playoffs in his OIL career, so maybe this will jump-start his best year yet. Behind Musselman are two-time champion Zerger and 2015 runner-up Roe. For reference, RateMyLeague.com correctly predicted four of six playoff teams last year.
The NFC is led by the Arrogant Americans, who drafted live at the cabin. Behind Cliburn is 2015 runner-up Henderson and 2013 champion Cobb. For reference, RateMyLeague.com correctly predicted only two of six playoff teams last year . . . and ranked the AMMODOGS' draft as the tops in the league. The AMMODOGS promptly went 0-13.
The PFC is led by the Exigent Circumstances, who are managed by Spicer. On his heels are Lutonsky and Straily. For reference, RateMyLeague.com correctly predicted only one of six playoff teams last year.