Trotter League-Week 8

Unpredictability, unparalleled competition, nail-biters, and blow-outs. What do these words have in common? They are all frequent themes prevalent in the constantly evolving 2013 Trotter Fantasy League. It has been a roller-coaster ride for many teams. There have been frequent changes in the standings, but for now, three teams are tied for first, and there are many still in the hunt. In the end, there’s simply no telling how the rest of the season will unfold.

 

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 8 Recaps, with position-by-position comparisons:

HANDLES IS COLD FAM vs. ONLYHERETOBEATHERB

T. Romo-Dal (QB) A. Smith-KC

A. Green-Cin (WR) V. Brown-SD

A. Dobson-NE (WR) M. Colston-NO

D. Moore-Oak (WR) J. Jones-Bal

A. Foster (RB) K. Moreno-Den

R. Bush-Det (RB) (Empty)

A. Gates-SD (TE) K. Rudolph-Min

A. Henery-Phi (K) M. Prater-Den

St. Louis (D) Cincinnati

FINAL SCORE: 92.74-95.20

SUMMARY:

Despite stellar performances by Reggie Bush and Tony Romo, OnlyHereToBeatHerb was able to sneak out a close win over the Commissioner Handles. OnlyHereToBeatHerb rode the Cincinnati defense and their 24 points to push into victory lane.

 

GUTCHECKERZ vs. ILL WILL’S TEAM

D. Brees-NO (QB) T. Brady-NE

L. Fitzgerald-Ari (WR) B. Marshall-Chi

G. Tate-Sea (WR) A. Johnson-Hou

H. Nicks-NYG (WR) M. Williams –TB

E. Lacy-GB (RB) R. Rice-Bal

D. Martin-TB (RB) D. McFadden-Oak

R. Gronkowski-NE (TE) V. Davis-SF

P. Dawson-SF (K) J. Brown-NYG

Kansas City (D) Denver

FINAL SCORE: 127.28-88.14

SUMMARY:

It’s no wonder Slick Willie is at the bottom of the standings; poor decision making and player-assessment allowed Moose to pick Slick apart. Slick started 3 players on a bye, and Moose made him pay for it. With Week 8 now complete, Moose climbs in the standings 3 spots to 7th place.

 

JOHN’S TEAM vs. AJ MILLIEN’S TEAM

M. Stafford-Det (QB) C. Kaepernick-SF

D. Bryant-Dal (WR) V. Cruz-NYG

D. Jackson-Phi (WR) A. Brown-Pit

V. Jackson-TB (WR) S. Smith-Car

M. Jones-Drew-Jax (RB) L. McCoy-Phi

D. Murray-Dal (RB) C. Johnson-Ten

R. Housler-Ari (TE) J. Finley-GB

G. Gano-Car (K) B. Walsh-Min

Philadelphia (D) Arizona

FINAL SCORE: 116.82-103.66

SUMMARY:

Jet’s winning streak extends to 3 after a Week 8 victory over Bones. The high-flying Globetrotter has big momentum behind this win as he has soared from 6th place to 3rd since Week 6. Meanwhile, this loss leaves Bones sinking 2 spots in the standings to 9th.

 

DARNELL’S TEAM vs. TANNEHILLBILLIES

A. Rodgers-GB (QB) M. Ryan-Atl

W. Welker-Den (WR) D. Thomas-Den

M. Wallace-Mia (WR) H. Douglas-Atl

E. Sanders-Pit (WR) C. Shorts III-Jax

F. Gore-SF (RB) A. Peterson-Min

L. Bell-Pit (RB) A. Ellington-Ari

J. Gresham-Cin (TE) G. Olsen-Car

G. Zuerlein-StL (K) G. Hartley-NO

Green Bay (D) Carolina

FINAL SCORE: 137.50-139.94

SUMMARY:

TANNEHILLbillies’ smooth pick-up of Arizona running back Andre Ellington over the weekend might have been the deciding factor that helped narrowly defeat Spider in Week 8. The running back’s 24 points helped TANNEHILLbillies secure their win with the highest point total of the week. Meanwhile, Spider suffers his fourth consecutive loss.

 

THREE PEAT FLIGHT vs. MELPH52

P. Manning-Den (QB) G. Smith-NYJ

C. Johnson-Det (WR) E. Decker-Den

P. Garcon-Was (WR) K. Thompkins-NE

J. Edelman-NE (WR) D. Avery-KC

L. Miller-Mia (RB) J. Charles-KC

D. Sproles-NO (RB) P. Thomas (NO)

J. Cameron-Cle (TE) B. Pettigrew-Det

S. Hauschka-Sea (K) D. Akers-Det

Minnesota (D) New Orleans

FINAL SCORE: 130.36-73.36

SUMMARY:

Calvin Johnson’s 329 receiving yards against the Cowboys gave Flight Time a 51-point boost in an absolute demolition of previously hot-handed Big Easy. The 57 point blow-out was the fifth-highest recorded of the season, which helps Flight Time secure his spot at the top of the rankings for another week.

 

PANAMA vs. COUNTRY BOY

E. Manning-NYG (QB) C. Newton-Car

D. Bowe-KC (WR) A. Boldin-SF

R. Randle-NYG (WR) J. Nelson-GB

C. Givens-StL (WR) B. Gibson-Mia

A. Morris-Was (RB) M. Lynch-Sea

D. Richardson-StL (RB) D. Williams-Car

T. Gonzalez-Atl (TE) H. Miller-Pit

D. Bailey-Dal (K) S. Gostkowski-NE

New England (D) Seattle      

FINAL SCORE: 81.54-119.84

SUMMARY:

Ant thoroughly handled Special K in Week 8, thanks to game-changing performances by QB Cam Newton and star receiver Jordy Nelson. Ant’s third win in a row can be attributed to his consistently high-scoring offense, and it is clear he is eyeing 1st place with strong desire. Next week’s showdown against Flight Time will prove just who wants it more.

 

Standings:

Rank

Team

W-L-T

Points

Streak

1

Three Peat Flight

6-2-0

1117.16

W-2

2

Country Boy

6-2-0

963.90

W-3

3

John’s Team

6-2-0

946.58

W-3

4

TANNEHILLbillies

5-3-0

1042.26

W-1

5

Handles is cold fam

4-4-0

931.52

L-2

6

Melph52

4-4-0

916.82

L-1

7

GUTCHECKERZ

4-4-0

877.96

W-1

8

Darnell’s Team

3-5-0

956.18

L-4

9

Aj Millien’s Team

3-5-0

932.46

L-1

10

Panama

3-5-0

855.04

L-2

11

Ill will’s Team

2-6-0

819.00

L-1

12

OnlyHereToBeatHERB

2-6-0

777.40

W-1

 

Week 9 Preview:

Here is a look at Week 9 Trotter League Fantasy Football Matchups:

THREE PEAT FLIGHT (6-2-0) vs. COUNTRY BOY (6-2-0)

(A Showdown for 1st place)

HANDLES IS COLD FAM (4-4-0) vs. GUTCHECKERZ (4-4-0)

PANAMA (3-5-0) vs. ONLYHERETOBEATHERB (2-6-0)

DARNELL’S TEAM (3-5-0) vs. MELPH52 (4-4-0)

JOHN’S TEAM (6-2-0) vs. TANNEHILLBILLIES (5-3-0)

 

ILL WILL’S TEAM (2-6-0) vs. AJ MILLIEN’S TEAM (3-5-0)

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