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Trotter League-Week 2

With the second week of the NFL season in the books, some of our favorite Globetrotters are experiencing mixed emotions as they survey the damage done to their rosters, records and egos. Two teams enter Week 3 UNDEFEATED, two teams go into it DEFEATED, but the majorities groan as they pray their fantasy season doesn’t continue in such a mediocre fashion. However, competition is what fuels our Globetrotters, and one thing is for sure, this league is competitive. Let’s not forget, there is still so much season to go.

Here is the complete list of the 2013 Trotter League teams, 10 of which are owned by Globetrotters stars:

Big Easy Lofton: Melph52

Moose Weekes: Gutcheckerz

Flight Time Lang: Three Peat Flight

Slick Willie Shaw: Ill Will’s Team

Special K Daley: Panama

Handles Franklin: Handles Is Cold Fam

Bones Millien: AJ Millien’s Team

Ant Atkinson: Country Boy

Spider Wilks: Darnell’s Team

Jet Williams: John’s Team

OnlyHereToBeatHERB

TANNEHILLbillies

 

Week 2 Recaps, with position-by-position comparisons:

HANDLES IS COLD FAM vs. THREE PEAT FLIGHT

M. Vick-Phi (QB) P. Manning-Den

A. Green-Cin (WR) C. Johnson-Det

R. Wayne-Ind (WR) P. Garcon-NO

M. Austin-Dal (WR) J. Edelman-NE

A. Foster-Hou (RB) D. Sproles-NO

R. Bush-Det (RB) R. Mathews-SD

J. Witten-Dal (TE) J. Graham-NO

A. Henery-Phi (K) D. Akers-Det

Philadelphia (D) Houston

FINAL SCORE: 109.62-163.78

SUMMARY:

After a disappointing and embarrassing start to the season, Flight Time must have breathed a sigh of relief with this victory over Handles. Thanks in part to a dominating performance by Calvin Johnson and a game-of-a-lifetime presentation by the wrecking-ball tight end Jimmy Graham, Three Peat sailed past the Commish by 54 points in this rematch of last year’s title game … which incidentally was also won by Flight Time.


DARNELL’S TEAM vs. ILL WILL’S TEAM

A. Rodgers-GB (QB) T. Brady-NE

W. Welker (WR) B. Marshall-Chi

M. Wallace-Mia (WR) A. Johnson-Hou

G. Jennings-Min (WR) M. Williams –TB

S. Jackson-Atl (RB) R. Rice-Bal

F. Gore-SF (RB) D. McFadden-Oak

J. Gresham-Cin (TE) V. Davis-SF

R. Gould-Chi (K) J. Brown-NYG

Tampa Bay (D) Denver

FINAL SCORE: 138.10-110.20

SUMMARY:

One thing is for sure, Slick Willie Shaw is currently cringing in front of his computer as he surveys his bench choices for Week 2. By deciding to sit both Phillip Rivers and Martellus Bennett, Slick Willie lost out on 60 points that would have easily pushed him over Spider for the win. Better luck next week, Slick.


JOHN’S TEAM vs. GUTCHECKERZ

M. Stafford-Det (QB) D. Brees-NO

D. Bryant-Dal (WR) L. Fitzgerald-Ari

V. Jackson-TB (WR) H. Nicks-NYG

D. Jackson-PHI (WR) H. Douglas-Atl

T. Richardson-Cle (RB) D. Martin-TB

D. Murray-Dal (RB) E. Lacy-GB

J. Cook-StL (TE) B. Celek (Phi)

S. Janikowski (K) P. Dawson-SF

Chicago (D) Kansas City

FINAL SCORE:  149.62-68.18

SUMMARY:

Don’t stop him; the man is on a roll… Or perhaps he’s flying by? Regardless, Jet just cannot be stopped. Jet’s team won by the largest margin of victory this week at 81.44 points. This puts him at the number 2 rank in the league’s standings and also one of two undefeated teams thus far in the season. To make matters worse for Moose, his starting running back, Eddie Lacy, went down early with a brutal concussion. It’s likely we’ll see some waiver activity for Moose in the coming week.


MELPH52 vs. COUNTRY BOY

A. Luck-Ind (QB) C. Newton-Car

T. Smith-Bal (WR) J. Nelson

E. Decker-Den (WR) S. Johnson-Buf

K. Stills-NO (WR) A. Boldin-SF

J. Charles-KC (RB) M. Lynch-Sea

P. Thomas-NO (RB) D. Williams-Car

D. Clark-Bal (TE) K. Winslow-NYJ

J. Tucker-Bal (K) S. Gostkowski-NE

New England (D) Carolina

FINAL SCORE: 108.74-127.66

SUMMARY:

Big Easy is kicking himself in the pants after he benched two quarterbacks that performed better than Andrew Luck, whom he started. Thus, Big Easy falls to the dismal 9th rank and an even gloomier record of 0-2. Ant, on the other hand, is jumping for joy as Marshawn Lynch stomped all over the powerful San Francisco defense for 3 touchdowns to give our hot-shot Globetrotter a narrow victory that pulls him out of the winless hole.  By the way, Big Easy says that he is in three fantasy football leagues, and he is currently 0-2 in all of them.


TANNEHILLBILLIES vs. ONLYHERETOBEATHERB

M. Ryan-Atl (QB) R. Wilson-Sea

J. Jones-Atl (WR) R. Cobb-GB

D. Thomas-Den (WR) M. Colston-NO

C. Shorts-Jax (WR) V. Brown-SD

A. Peterson-Min (RB) C. Spiller-Buf

L. Miller-Mia (RB) M. Jones-Drew-Jax

G. Olsen-Car (TE) K. Rudolph-Min

M. Bryant-Atl (K) M. Prater-Den

Baltimore (D) Atlanta

FINAL SCORE: 153.26-112.58

SUMMARY:

TANNEHILLbillies continue to show their dominance as 6 of their 9 starters beat their scoring projection for the week. Randall Cobb’s high scoring wide receiver performance was not enough to push OnlyHereToBeatHerb past the competition. In the end, TANNEHILLbillies will stroll into first place while OnlyHereToBeatHerb will remain in last place.


PANAMA vs. AJ MILLIEN’S TEAM

R. Griffin III-Was (QB) C. Kaepernick-SF

D. Bowe-KC (WR) V. Cruz (NYG)

D. Amendola-NE (WR) A. Brown

T. Austin-StL (WR) S. Smith-Car

M. Forte-Chi (RB) L. McCoy-Phi

A. Morris-Was (RB) C. Johnson-Ten

T. Gonzalez-Atl (TE) J. Finley-GB

D. Bailey-Dal (K) B. Walsh-Min

Dallas (D) Arizona

FINAL SCORE: 133.40-119.38

SUMMARY:

It’s true; fantasy football can either lift you up or simply break you down. Colin Kaepernick did the latter for Bones as he failed to score 9 out of his projected 21 points after such an astonishing performance against Green Bay the previous week. As a result, Bones lost to the always-smiling Special K by a deficit of 14. The two now sit at a record of 1-1.

Standings:

Rank

Team

W-L-T

Points

Streak

1

TANNEHILLbillies

2-0-0

288.02

W-2

2

John’s Team

2-0-0

249.50

W-2

3

Three Peat Flight

1-1-0

308.16

W-1

4

Handles is cold fam

1-1-0

287.14

L-1

5

Aj Millien’s Team

1-1-0

284.96

L-1

6

Ill will’s Team

1-1-0

276.02

L-1

7

Country Boy

1-1-0

260.56

W-1

8

Darnell’s Team

1-1-0

259.42

W-1

9

Panama

1-1-0

254.46

W-1

10

GUTCHECKERZ

1-1-0

190.46

L-1

11

Melph52

0-2-0

217.26

L-2

12

OnlyHereToBeatHERB

0-2-0

197.98

L-2

 

Week 3 Preview:

Here is a look at Week 3 Trotter League Fantasy Football Matchups:

HANDLES IS COLD FAM (1-1) vs. DARNELL’S TEAM (1-1)

PANAMA (1-1) vs. THREE PEAT FLIGHT (1-1)

JOHN’S TEAM (2-0) vs. ILL WILL’S TEAM (1-1)

TANNEHILLBILLIES (2-0) vs. GUTCHECKERZ (1-1)

MELPH52 (0-2) vs. ONLYHERETOBEATHERB (0-2)

(An early showcase to prove who’s more desperate to win)

COUNTRY BOY (1-1) vs. AJ MILLIEN’S TEAM (1-1)

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