’20 Fantasy Football Week 6

Pinstripe Bowl improved to 3-3 on the season thanks to the efforts of their first-round pick, Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry. The reigning AFC player of the week raked up a league-high 40.40 points thrusting the Bowl into the top-scoring team in Ladies and Edelman.

Our week six matchup began on Sunday morning since the NFL did not have a Thursday night game this week.

EarlThomas’Brother, formerly known as KicknCoffinCorners, jumped out to an early lead against us and maintained their advantage through the afternoon games. Things got pretty tight between the two teams, who were almost dead even by the end of the day. By the time Monday night football kicked off, all of EarlThomas’Brothers’ players had taken the field, and we still had a wide receiver (Stefon Diggs) and quarterback (Kyler Murray) to play. Their efforts put us over the top, making us the highest-scoring team of the week. 

Every week we roll out ten starters and hope their combined point totals get us the win. In week six, we had just four players put up as many points as opponents combined total for the week. Kyler Murray (30.92), Ronald Jones II (26.10), Derrick Henry (40.40), and Trey Burton (21.90) scored a total of 119.32 points, which meant we would have only needed 1.41 points to win the matchup.

Thankfully those guys produced because our special teams (kicker and defence) were a combined -5.20 against their projections while our flex player, Odell Beckham Jr. (Cleveland), failed to even hit double digits for the week. Our three leading receivers were -13.29 against projections. 

Our bench players did not fare any better, failing to meet their expectations by -9.36 points. Only Preston Williams (Miami) managed to stay positive, and that was only by 1.85 points. 

We had two players on their respective bye weeks and two players who did suit up due to injury and COVID-19. 

As pointed out earlier, we secured the highest score of the week with 164.92 points, 33.82 points higher than KerryMy Johnson, who put up 131.10. 

In week six, the league witnessed its first victorious team, WATCH WHAT U SAQUION, who won their matchup without hitting triple digits, thanks to a 90.52-85.50 win over Nukl Buster. The Busters were joined by Pleasantly Plump (81.08) as the lowest scoring teams of the week.  Lamar the Merrie, the defending champions, have seen happier teams as the franchise dropped their third straight decision, bringing their season record to 3-3, something they never experienced last year. 

Last week The Bowl found themselves in fifth place, having given up more points than they scored. After the dust had settled on another week of NFL football, we now occupy the third spot in the standings and have a plus/minus of +24.86. For those keeping track at home, that’s a swing difference of +44.20 since last week’s defeat.

The two teams in the top spots stayed the same as KerryMy Johnson and Chod’s Team continue to roll with identical 5-1 records. After that, there is a four-way tie for third place with each team sporting 3-3 records, while the remaining four teams struggle with 2-4 records.  

For the first time, probably in the franchise’s history, Pinstripe Bowl had the highest-scoring player in fantasy football! Anyone who follows the game will know the damage that Derrick Henry (Tennessee) caused against the Houston Texans on Sunday as he ran his way into 40.40 points. 

Odell Beckham Jr. had a terrible showing against the undefeated Pittsburgh Steelers while DJ Clark Jr continues to be hot and cold, depending on whether it is an even or odd week on the schedule. 

They don’t give out awards for the smartest general manager transaction of the week, but if they did, we probably would have won in a landslide. Our regular tight end, Hunter Henry (Los Angeles) was on his bye week, so we grabbed Trey Burton from the Indianapolis Colts. 

Quite honestly we didn’t expect a lot out of Burton just some points so we don’t put up a zero in the category (like our opponents EarlThomas’Brother did). In order to make room for the new TE, we cut Cam Akers, who had been putting zeroes lately. The move was like catching lightning in a bottle as Akers put up another goose egg and Burton rewarded our faith in him with 21.90 points. 

While we were bragging about our accomplishments with that previous transaction, our other two moves were utter disasters compared to what could have been. 

After Tampa Bay no-showed against Chicago in week five, and with an impending showdown with Green Bay in week six, we cut them in favour of the Washington Team defence, who had a favourable matchup against the New York Giants. Well, this was a tough pill to swallow as the Washington team only mustered up 4.00 points, while Tampa Bay walked all over the Packers to the tune of 19.00 points. Imagine our final score if we had only kept the Buccaneers. 

Meanwhile, in the kicking department, we cut ties with Randy Bullock after the one week he scored all the points for his team (3) in a huge beatdown at the BaltimoreRavens’ hands. In week six he rebounded with 12 points as the Bengals lost a nail bitter to the Indianapolis Colts. His replacement, Jason Sanders (Miami) only put up half of his total (6) before heading off into the bye for week seven. 

Weekly Move Total: 3/4 

Season Move Total: 10/50

Stay tuned for next’s week recap of Pinstripe Bowl’s 2020 Fantasy Football season. 

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