Week one was exciting. There were close games, blowouts, upsets, and disappointments. Congratulations go out to Rogers, whose AMMODOGS were far and away the top team in week one. We were all impressed with his 2015 draft and week one did nothing to change that. Here are the rest of the matchup results with week two analysis after the jump.
Without a doubt, this is the game of the week. It pits number one versus number two. Neither manager has won an OIL Bowl, but both look poised to seriously contend for the title this year. The AMMODOGS get the nod because of their incredible depth at WR paired with two great value picks at RB in Chris Ivory and T.J. Yeldon. Meanwhile, the Nobodies won't get another 30 points from Tom Brady facing Buffalo's defense.
This game is extremely important for different reasons: each team is 0-1. An 0-2 start would seriously cripple their playoff chances. The Arrogant Americans lost big to Jessen in week one, while Lucky Enuf lost to 2014 champion Trovillo. But Pyle's team is more balanced and will win this one due to the stark advantage they have at the flex spots (Allen Robinson and Danny Woodhead versus Rashad Greene and Alfred "3.1 YPC" Blue). If the 'Mericans are going to have a chance, Ryan Tannehill needs to step up big-time.
The 2007 champions (Whackers) travel to Arkansas to play the 2013 champion Dogs of War in this matchup. Morgan built a good, but not great, team on draft day. What sets his team apart from others is his depth, and that is how he'll beat Cobb. The Dogs of War are still waiting on Martavis Bryant to return from suspension and there's no telling how well Blount will do in his 2015 debut. Yahoo! says this one is close, but I'm confident in the Whackers, who used their 18th-round pick on Chris Johnson "just in case." Well, "just in case" is already here as Andre Ellington is injured and Morgan gets a steal in the 18th: a starting RB.
The 2014 champion Dirty Hippies are still without their number-one overall pick: Le'Veon Bell. But they shocked everyone with a week one upset of Lucky Enuf. Can they do it again against two-time champion SoonerJack? Sitting at 2-0 and getting Bell back into the lineup would be a huge boon for the Hippies. But I can't honestly believe that'll happen. This SoonerJack team isn't a world-beater, but they also don't start a backup rookie RB at RB2. Bruesch's squad does just enough here to even their record at 1-1.
These two teams may be the surprise of the NFC so far. Both won their opener and look much better on paper now than they did on draft day. Baldwin's Roughnecks drafted free-agent WR James Jones in the 18th-round on draft day. Later that day, Jones signed a contract with the Packers and scored two touchdowns in his 2015 debut. That is incredible value for a team that was already very balanced. And it came in handy when first-round pick Dez Bryant broke a bone in his foot. Yancy just replaced him with a two-touchdown performer from week one and moved on. That's a luxury most don't have. I like Jamaal Charles and Travis Kelce for the DARC NARCS, but I'm calling this one for the Roughnecks.