Week Six has came and gone just like any other week, but, for the second time this season, the AFC has a four-way tie for first place. After that, teams five through 12 are only separated by point totals. The Brewmasters are in second place (20 points behind the Vultures), closely followed by Steel Reign who is in third place (trailing the second place Brewmasters by 22 points). The Sawtooths lead the 3-3 pack by 30 points. The Rebel Alliance, who started the season at 0-3, have climbed their way back into playoff contention. They currently hold the last spot for the playoffs . . . if it were awarded today. The Cocks are still winless but are currently working a few trade possibilities in the league. It will be interesting because the trade deadline is a little less than two weeks away. The Vultures scored the highest point total again this week with 175, the lowest point total was scored by the Negligent Discharges. More analysis and uniform matchups after the jump.
GUTHRIE, OKLA. — The NFC's Hard Targets traded away QB Peyton Manning today, likely ending Manning's 10-year reign over the OIL. Sure, Cobb could still start him. But the days of Peyton leading teams to the playoffs are over. He's done. He'll never be what he was, in the NFL or the OIL (Peyton is currently a backup in the AFC and in danger of losing his job in the PFC as well). He finishes his OIL career with a record four championships (three NFC; one AFC). The Dogs of War won a championship with Manning in 2013, so they must be hoping to regain some of that mojo. But Cobb traded away Alshon Jeffery (who, although he missed four straight games, went off for 28 points today) for the aged QB. Does Cobb know something we don't? Not likely. When reached for comment, all Finch could say was:
Peyton Through the Years
For the second week in a row, the Rebel Alliance has turn things around. For two straight weeks, they have led the AFC in scoring. They seem to be catching fire and it might be at the right time to turn around their season. After the Brewmasters joined a four way tie with three other teams (in case your math skills are like Schuster's), they separated themselves from the pack to go 4-1 on the season. The Vultures lost what seemed like to be an easy victory to the Redlegs. Steel Reign lost to the Jimmy V foundation and the War Pony has put themselves in contention as well. This is still a wide open playoff race as well as it should be due to the fact that there is still over have the season left to play.
Also, I need to put a BOLO out there, can someone look for the Cocks first win? It seems to be fleeting him at every chance, however, who will it come against? That will be soon answered.
We have our first vetoed trade in the NFC. This wasn't even close. LeSean McCoy is a big name, but he's missed two games already due to injury (and, when he's been in the lineup, he's been ineffective). Jeremy Kerley is zero percent owned. Zero. He's projected to score 2.39 points the rest of the season.
And who was Leal getting in return for these two? Eddie Lacy and Julian Fucking Edelman, who is the third-highest scoring WR in the OIL. Granted, Lacy has been a disappointment so far. He is averaging nine points a game, but he started off last year slow as well. The aforementioned Jeremy Kerley has games of 0.65, 0.00, 1.60, and 0.00 to go along with one standout game of 18.75 points. What does Yahoo! think of this exchange? Well, it would net Morgan 152 fewer points over the course of the season. Did I mention that Morgan is 1-4 while Leal is 4-1? There is no plausible explanation for this trade outside of collusion. Therefore, the trade was vetoed by our third-party reviewer.
Cliburn here filling in for Cordes. What a week! The lone undefeated team got walloped while the only 0-4 team put a whoopin' on Buehre. The FDC Chiefs moved to 3-2. Manager Stephen Pennington has won two straight since taking over for Hudson when the team was 1-2.
Of course, the biggest development was Nightmares RB Jamaal Charles tearing his ACL. Mitchell was number one in the league before the devastating injury sabotaged his chances in week five. Now at 4-1, the Nightmares are at a crossroads. It'll be interesting to see how he manages this. Week six previews after the jump.
'MERICA! My Arrogant Americans were staring at 1-4 going into the week five matchup with the Whackers, who were also 1-3. But did we give up? Of course not. Arian Foster, Doug Martin, Larry Donnell, and Marquess Freaking Wilson made sure we got one step closer to the playoffs. MANIFEST DESTINY, Y'ALL!
Meanwhile, Bruesch stayed on top of the league standings with Leal nipping at his heels. And early season favorite Henderson and the NARCS lost, not only week five, but Jamaal Charles as well. We'll see how he adjusts his roster with JC no longer carrying the team on his back. Week six previews after the jump.
Over at GQ, a Redditor wrote a taxonomy (his words; not mine) of the seven distinct types of guys you have in any fantasy football league. What do you think? Who are you?