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Trotter League-Week 3

What do fantasy football fanatics look forward to each week? Most fans suffer through heartbreaks and laugh at blowouts. They cringe when players fail to show up and applaud dominating performances. Unfortunately, one can rarely rely on that much excitement on a weekly basis. Luckily for us, we have a Trotter League which is committed to providing exhilarating, high-scoring action week in and week out. Here is a look at how Week 3 was monumental for the confidence of some rising Globetrotter teams and devastating for a few others.

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 3 Recaps, with position-by-position comparisons:

HANDLES IS COLD FAM vs. DARNELL’S TEAM

M. Vick-Phi (QB) A. Rodgers-GB

A. Green-Cin (WR) W. Welker-Den

R. Wayne-Ind (WR) M. Wallace-Mia

M. Austin-Dal (WR) E. Sanders-Pit

A. Foster-Hou (RB) F. Gore-SF

R. Bush-Det (RB) B. Green-Ellis-Cin

J. Witten-Dal (TE) J. Gresham-Cin

A. Henery-Phi (K) R. Gould-Chi

Minnesota (D) Tampa Bay

FINAL SCORE: 80.94-88.56

SUMMARY:

Week 3 was not so pleasant for our commissioner. Handles decided to start Reggie Bush, even though the star running back was listed as questionable with a knee injury. The Lions opted to sit Bush, resulting in no points for Handles from that slot. Even so, it looked like Handles might be able to pull off a miracle win. However, Spider rallied late on Monday night, with wide receiver Wes Welker pushing him past Handles for the narrow victory.


JOHN’S TEAM vs. ILL WILL’S TEAM

M. Stafford-Det (QB) T. Brady-NE

D. Bryant-Dal (WR) B. Marshall-Chi

V. Jackson-TB (WR) A. Johnson-Hou

D. Jackson-Phi (WR) M. Williams –TB

T. Richardson-Ind (RB) R. Rice-Bal

D. Murray-Dal (RB) D. McFadden-Oak

J. Cook-StL (TE) V. Davis-SF

S. Janikowski-Oak (K) J. Brown-NYG

Chicago (D) Denver

FINAL SCORE: 130.20-64.34

SUMMARY:

For this matchup, it might be useful asking the simple question, “Hey Slick, are you still there?” It’s safe to say that Jet’s team thoroughly man-handled Slick Willie’s team this past weekend. Slick started three players that failed to score a single point, while Jet’s defense alone outscored each of Slick’s starters. With the loss, Slick dropped from 6th to 10th in the standings.


TANNEHILLBILLIES vs. GUTCHECKERZ

M. Ryan-Atl (QB) D. Brees-NO

J. Jones-Atl (WR) L. Fitzgerald-Ari

D. Thomas-Den (WR) H. Nicks-NYG

D. Hopkins-Hou (WR) G. Tate-Sea

A. Peterson-Min (RB) D. Martin-TB

J. Bell-Det (RB) J. Rodgers-Atl

G. Olsen-Car (TE) T. Eifert-Cin

M. Bryant- Atl (K) P. Dawson-SF

Baltimore (D) Kansas City

FINAL SCORE:  158.94-113.68

SUMMARY:

Despite a stellar performance by Drew Brees and a phenomenal showing by the Kansas City defense, Moose just did not have enough momentum to carry himself past TANNEHILLbillies. The TANNEHILLbillies continue their reign of the league with their third consecutive win and another week of glory atop the standings.


MELPH52 vs. ONLYHERETOBEATHERB

S. Bradford-StL (QB) R. Wilson-Sea

T. Smith-Bal (WR) V. Brown-SD

E. Decker-Den (WR) R. Cobb-GB

K. Thompkins-NE (WR) M. Colston-NO

J. Charles-KC (RB) C. Spiller-Buf

P. Thomas-NO (RB) M. Jones-Drew-Jax

O. Daniels-Hou (TE) K. Rudolph-Min

J. Tucker-Bal (K) M. Prater-Den

New England (D) Atlanta

FINAL SCORE: 152.00-102.08

SUMMARY:

Tensions ran high as both 0-2 team’s squared up in the Trotter League’s “Game of the Week.” In the end, Big Easy embarrassed OnlyHereToBeatHerb with dominating, double-digit performances by nearly all of his starters. Thanks to some subtle waiver-wire pickups and a few clutch bench maneuvers, Big Easy might be the team to watch out for in the future. And to the victor go the spoils: Big Easy moves up in the standings four spots, from 11th to 7th.


COUNTRY BOY vs. AJ MILLIEN’S TEAM

C. Newton-Car (QB) C. Kaepernick-SF

J. Nelson-GB (WR) V. Cruz-NYG

A. Boldin-SF (WR) A. Brown-Pit

E. Royal-SD (WR) S. Smith-Car

M. Lynch-Sea (RB) L. McCoy-Phi

D. Williams-Car (RB) C. Johnson-Ten

C. Clay-Mia (TE) J. Finley-GB

S. Gostkowski-NE (K) B. Walsh-Min

Seattle (D) Arizona

FINAL SCORE: 120.42-105.00

SUMMARY:

It was a close one this week for two 1-1 teams, but Ant was able to put the stamp on Bones for a Week 3 victory. Despite a great game by wide receiver Antonio Brown, Bones lacked points where he needed it most. His quarterback, Colin Kaepernick, struggled for the second week in a row. It didn’t help that Bones also sat out wide receiver Josh Gordon of the Browns who impressed coaches by running, catching, and scoring for a total of 33 points. Our high-flying Globetrotter might think twice before benching Gordon next week.


PANAMA vs. THREE PEAT FLIGHT

R. Griffin III-Was (QB) P. Manning-Den

D. Bowe-KC (WR) C. Johnson-Det

T. Austin-StL (WR) P. Garcon-Was

R. Randle-NYG (WR) J. Edelman-NE

M. Forte-Chi (RB) D. Sproles-NO

A. Morris-Was (RB) R. Mathews-SD

T. Gonzalez-Atl (TE) J. Graham-NO

D. Bailey-Dal (K) D. Akers-Det

Dallas (D) Houston

FINAL SCORE: 90.24-140.76

SUMMARY:

Flight Time is beginning to resemble the reigning Trotter League champion after he smashed Special K this week for his second consecutive blow-out victory. Flight time had 6 of 9 players beat out Special K’s players at their respective positions, but none more astonishing than tight end Jimmy Graham, who ranked 3rd in the entire league in scoring, with 34 points for the week. In the end, both teams remain stable in their league ranking, Flight Time comfortably at 3rd, and Special K struggling at 9th.


Standings:

Rank

Team

W-L-T

Points

Streak

1

TANNEHILLbillies

3-0-0

446.96

W-3

2

John’s Team

3-0-0

379.70

W-3

3

Three Peat Flight

2-1-0

448.92

W-2

4

Country Boy

2-1-0

380.98

W-2

5

Darnell’s Team

2-1-0

347.98

W-2

6

AJ Millien’s Team

1-2-0

389.96

L-2

7

Melph 52

1-2-0

369.26

W-1

8

Handles is cold Fam

1-2-0

369.18

L-2

9

Panama

1-2-0

343.70

L-1

10

Ill Will’s Team

1-2-0

340.36

L-2

11

GUTCHECKERZ

1-2-0

304.14

L-2

12

OnlyHereToBeatHERB

0-3-0

297.86

L-3

 

Week 4 Preview:

Here is a look at Week 4 Trotter League Fantasy Football Matchups:

HANDLES IS COLD FAM (1-2) vs. JOHN’S TEAM (3-0)

PANAMA (1-2) vs. DARNELL’S TEAM (2-1)

THREE PEAT FLIGHT (2-1) vs. AJ MILLIENS TEAM (1-2)

TANNEHILLBILLIES (3-0) vs. ILL WILL’S TEAM (1-2)

MELPH52 (1-2) vs. GUTCHECKERZ (1-2)

 

COUNTRY BOY (2-1) vs. ONLYHERETOBEATHERB (0-2)

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