Trotter League-Week 4

After Week 4 of the Trotter League, there are a few things that we know as true. First, this is a game where short-term runs can mean a lot. This can be proven as 3 of our top 5 teams are on hot streaks after starting off the season with a loss. Secondly, this league is filled with fierce competitors. Each team is battling tremendous injuries and inconvenient bye-weeks as the free agency scramble often extends into the wee hours of the morning. As it stands, there remains one undefeated team and one winless team. Although we may be able to declare some of today’s findings as facts, there is an overwhelming amount of unpredictability ahead of us in our Trotter League. Here is a look at how your favorite Globetrotters fared in Week 4.

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 4 Recaps, with position-by-position comparisons:

HANDLES IS COLD FAM vs. JOHN’S TEAM

M. Vick-Phi (QB) M. Stafford-Det

A. Green-Cin (WR) D. Bryant-Dal

R. Wayne-Ind (WR) V. Jackson-TB

A. Dobson-NE (WR) D. Jackson-Phi

A. Foster-Hou (RB) T. Richardson-Ind

R. Bush-Det (RB) D. Murray-Dal

J. Witten-Dal (TE) J. Cook-StL

A. Henery-Phi (K) S. Janikowski-Oak

Minnesota (D) Chicago

FINAL SCORE: 131.82-98.78

SUMMARY:

To this point, Jet had been an absolute force to be reckoned with, easily soaring past his previous three opponents by double-digit victories. This week, however, was a different story. Handles diced up Jet with running back playmakers like Arian Foster and Reggie Bush to hand Jet his first loss of the season.


TANNEHILLBILLIES vs. ILL WILL’S TEAM

M. Ryan-Atl (QB) T. Brady-NE

J. Jones-Atl (WR) B. Marshall-Chi

D. Thomas-Den (WR) A. Johnson-Hou

T. Smith-Bal (WR) M. Williams –TB

A. Peterson-Min (RB) R. Rice-Bal

J. Bell-Det (RB) D. McFadden-Oak

B. Celek-Phi (TE) V. Davis-SF

M. Bryant-Atl (K) J. Brown-NYG

Baltimore (D) Denver

FINAL SCORE: 160.74-106.54

SUMMARY:

Slick Willie simply did not have enough in him to overpower the dominant TANNEHILLbillies this week, as four of Slick’s nine starters failed to score over 10 points. TANNEHILLbillies are now the only undefeated team in the league.


MELPH52 vs. GUTCHECKERZ

A. Luck-Ind (QB) D. Brees-NO

E. Decker-Den (WR) L. Fitzgerald-Ari

K. Thompkins-NE (WR) G. Tate-Sea

D. Avery-KC (WR) S. Hill-NYJ

J. Charles-KC (RB) D. Martin-TB

P. Thomas-NO (RB) M. Reece-Oak

O. Daniels-Hou (TE) S. Chandler-Buf

J. Tucker-Bal (K) P. Dawson-SF

New England (D) Kansas City

FINAL SCORE:  122.50-98.92

SUMMARY:

Two teams going in different directions: Big Easy has won two straight, while Moose has dropped three in a row.  Drew Brees can’t carry Moose’s team alone, as his starting running backs combined for a mere 9.9 points.


COUNTRY BOY vs. ONLYHERETOBEATHERB

B. Roethlisberger-Pit (QB) R. Wilson-Sea

A. Boldin-SF (WR) R. Cobb-GB

S. Johnson-Buf (WR) M. Colston-NO

M. Sanu-Cin (WR) V. Brown-SD

M. Lynch-Sea (RB) C. Spiller-Buf

J. Snelling-Atl (RB) K. Moreno-Den

C. Clay-Mia (TE) K. Rudolph-Min

S. Gostkowski-NE (K) M. Prater-Den

Seattle (D) Cincinnati

FINAL SCORE: 116.02-81.72

SUMMARY:

Ant is making a run to the top of the standings with his third straight victory, while OnlyHereToBeatHerb is living up to his team name … as he has yet to beat anyone.


THREE PEAT FLIGHT vs. AJ MILLIEN’S TEAM

P. Manning-Den (QB) C. Kaepernick-SF

C. Johnson-Det (WR) V. Cruz-NYG

P. Garcon-Was (WR) A. Brown-Pit

J. Edelman-NE (WR) S. Smith-Car

D. Sproles-NO (RB) L. McCoy-Phi

R. Mathews-SD (RB) C. Johnson-Ten

J. Graham-NO (TE) J. Finley-GB

C. Sturgisp-Mia (K) B. Walsh-Min

Tennessee (D) Arizona

FINAL SCORE: 183.68-109.48

SUMMARY:

It was another great day for our returning champion, Flight Time, as he rocketed past Bones for a 74-point win.  Peyton Manning is the highest scoring player in the league, and Flight Time’s spoils of rich’s are accentuated by the fact that he has the league’s 7th highest-scoring player, tight end Jordan Cameron, sitting on the bench behind the un-coverable Jimmy Graham.  Not that it would have made a difference in this game, but Bones better start paying attention if he wants to avoid the cellar – he started two players on a bye in Week 4.


PANAMA vs. DARNELL’S TEAM

R. Griffin III-Was (QB) A. Dalton-Cin

D. Bowe-KC (WR) W. Welker-Den

T. Austin-StL (WR) M. Wallace-Mia

R. Randle-NYG (WR) E. Sanders-Pit

M. Forte-Chi (RB) F. Gore-SF

A. Morris-Was (RB) L. Bell-Pit

T. Gonzalez-Atl (TE) J. Gresham-Cin

D. Bailey-Dal (K) R. Gould-Chi

Dallas (D) Indianapolis

FINAL SCORE: 114.88-133.24

SUMMARY:

Despite a strong day by Special K’s tight end, Tony Gonzalez, Spider was able to pull off a narrow victory thanks to the quick hands of wide receiver Wes Welker and the harrowing defense of the Indianapolis Colts. In the end, Spider handed Special K his second loss in a row while he celebrated his third win in a row.


Standings:

Rank

Team

W-L-T

Points

Streak

1

TANNEHILLbillies

4-0-0

463.50

W-4

2

Three Peat Flight

3-1-0

476.26

W-3

3

Country Boy

3-1-0

496.00

W-3

4

Darnell’s Team

3-1-0

481.22

W-3

5

John’s Team

3-1-0

478.48

L-1

6

Handles is Cold Fam

2-2-0

500.00

W-1

7

Melph 52

2-2-0

491.76

W-2

8

AJ Millien’s Team

1-3-0

499.44

L-3

9

Panama

1-3-0

458.58

L-2

10

Ill Will’s Team

1-3-0

446.90

L-3

11

GUTCHECKERZ

1-3-0

403.06

L-3

12

OnlyHereToBeatHERB

0-4-0

379.58

L-4

 

Week 4 Preview:

Here is a look at Week 5 Trotter League Fantasy Football Matchups:

HANDLES IS COLD FAM (2-2-0) vs.TANNEHILLBILLIES (4-0-0)

PANAMA (1-3-0) vs. JOHN’S TEAM (3-1-0)

THREE PEAT FLIGHT (3-1-0) vs. DARNELL’S TEAM (3-1-0)

MELPH52 (2-2-0) vs. ILL WILL’S TEAM (1-3-0)

COUNTRY BOY (3-1-0) vs. GUTCHECKERZ (1-3-0) 

ONLYHERETOBEATHERB (0-4-0) vs. AJ MILLIEN’S TEAM (1-3-0)

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