It's Veterans Day weekend, and the OIL has busted out the Salute to Service logos and hoodies. Click on the title to view the detailed matchup at Yahoo!.
It doesn't get much better than this: #1 vs. #2. Zerger's Redlegs have clearly been the more dominant team, but Neely didn't get to 7-2 by accident. He's played a dangerous game relying on Ezekiel Elliott, but so far, so good. Normally, I would pick the Redlegs to beat the Hooligans based on rosters alone, but Zerger is missing TE Zach Ertz and WR Tyreek Hill. Further, his QB (Philip Rivers) is facing the Jacksonville defense, which has given up the fewest points to opposing QBs. On the other side, the Hooligans have the number-one fantasy QB right now in Russell Wilson. If RB Ezekiel Elliott escapes this week without suspension (again), I'm picking the Hooligans to upset the defending champs. If Elliott finally starts serving his six-game suspension, it's 8-2 for the Redlegs.
If either one of these teams wishes to compete for one of those first-round byes in the playoffs, they'll have to win this matchup. Even though the Enforcers average more points per game and have a higher OPR, I'm picking Team Tadlock to win this behind red-hot Tyrod Taylor, WR Antonio Brown against a Colts defense missing several key pieces, and free-agent diamond-in-the-rough TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins.
Similar to Neely, Henderson's DARC NARCS have gotten this far on the legs of RB Ezekiel Elliott. If he is suspended this week, I'm picking Lucky Enuf to get the win. If Elliott isn't suspended . . . I'm still picking Pyle. I just think his team is that much better than Henderson's.