Trotter League-Week 9

Week 9 showcased some drastic changes in our Trotter League and the NFL. A handful of key play-makers were unexpectedly taken out due to injury, some fantasy matchups resulted in extreme blowouts, and 8 of the 12 teams have now changed places in the standings. When all is said and done, Flight Time Lang rests comfortably in 1st place, while the rest aggressively claw for recognition and a top spot in the league.

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 9 Recaps, with position-by-position comparisons:

HANDLES IS COLD FAM vs. GUTCHECKERZ

T. Romo-Dal (QB) D. Brees-NO

A. Green-Cin (WR) G. Tate-Sea

A. Dobson-NE (WR) D. Amendola-NE

D. Moore-Oak (WR) J. Avant-Phi

A. Foster-Hou (RB) E. Lacy-GB

F. Jackson-Buf (RB) Z. Stacy-StL

A. Gates-SD (TE) R. Gronkowski-NE

A. Henery-Phi (K) M. Bryant-Atl

St. Louis (D) Kansas City

FINAL SCORE: 126.48-163.38

SUMMARY:

It appears that the commish of our Trotter League is quickly losing his grip on the competition, as he suffers his third straight loss. Moose, on the other hand, is making big strides in a positive direction. This is his second straight win, which helps him climb two spots to snag 5th place.

 

ILL WILL’S TEAM vs. AJ MILLIEN’S TEAM

T. Brady-NE (QB) C. Kaepernick-SF

B. Marshall-Chi (WR) V. Cruz-NYG

A. Johnson-Hou (WR) A. Brown-Pit

M. Williams-TB (WR) S. Smith-Car

R. Rice-Bal (RB) L. McCoy-Phi

D. McFadden-Oak (RB) C. Johnson-Ten

V. Davis-SF (TE) J. Finley-GB

J. Brown-NYG (K) B. Walsh-Min

Denver (D) Arizona

FINAL SCORE: 120.08-82.30

SUMMARY:

In what could possibly be described as the most bizarre fantasy game of all-time, this matchup featured a total of 6 players who failed to get on the scoreboard. Regardless, both teams were still able to put up decent numbers for a battle between teams with identical records. In the end, Slick Willie was able to close the door on Bones.

 

JOHN’S TEAM vs. TANNEHILLBILLIES

A. Dalton-Cin (QB) M. Ryan-Atl

D. Bryant-Dal (WR) H. Douglas-Atl

D. Jackson-Phi (WR) T. Smith-Bal

V. Jackson-TB (WR) T. Williams-Dal

T. Richardson-Ind (RB) S. Ridley-NE

D. Murray-Dal (RB) A. Peterson-Min

J. Reed-Was (TE) G. Olsen-Car

S. Janikowski-Oak (K) J. Tucker-Bal

Tennessee (D) Baltimore

FINAL SCORE: 95.02-119.96

SUMMARY:

After a three-game losing skid, TANNEHILLbillies have now won two straight. This game featured players who under-achieved for both teams, but TANNEHILLbillies benefited from a few over-achievers as well; nearly half of his team beat their projected scoring point prediction.

 

DARNELL’S TEAM vs. MELPH52

A. Rodgers-GB (QB) A. Luck-Ind

M. Wallace-Mia (WR) D. Avery-KC

E. Sanders-Pit (WR) K. Britt-Ten

M. Jones- Cin (WR) R. Streater-Oak

L. Bell-Pit (RB) J. Charles-KC

S. Jackson-Atl (RB) P. Thomas-NO

J. Gresham-Cin (TE) J. Cook-StL

A. Vinatieri-Ind (K) G. Hartley-NO

Indianapolis (D) New Orleans

FINAL SCORE: 85.38-105.04

SUMMARY:

Spider can vouch: It’s tough to win a game when your starting quarterback gets injured on his first offensive drive of the game. Big Easy’s quarterback, on the other hand, simply can’t be stopped. Aaron Rodgers will remain out indefinitely with a broken collarbone, while Andrew Luck put up 28 points for another win for Big Easy and the Colts. Stay tuned to see who Spider decides to pick up on the waiver wire to replace the injured Rodgers.

 

THREE PEAT FLIGHT vs. COUNTRY BOY

T. Pryor-Oak (QB) C. Newton-Car

K. Wright-Ten (WR) K. Allen-SD

P. Garcon-Was (WR) J. Nelson-GB

T. Hilton-Ind (WR) D. Heyward-Bey-Ind

L. Miller-Mia (RB) M. Lynch-Sea

D. Sproles-NO (RB) D. Williams-Car

J. Cameron-Cle (TE) H. Miller-Pit

S. Hauschka-Sea (K) S. Gostkowski-NE

Dallas (D) Seattle

FINAL SCORE: 128.62-110.56

SUMMARY:

Simply put, Flight Time has been a one-man wrecking ball in this league thus far. This Globetrotter averages 138.42 points per matchup, the highest scoring output in the league, and it appears that no one can stop him. In Week 9, Ant, who is a strong competitor consistently at the top of the standings, simply was no match. In the end, Flight Time remains in 1st, while Ant falls one spot to 3rd.

 

PANAMA vs. ONLYHERETOBEATHERB

J. Locker-Ten (QB) A. Smith-KC

D. Bowe-KC (WR) V. Brown-SD

C. Givens-StL (WR) M. Colson-NO

C. Patterson-Min (WR) J. Jones-Bal

A. Morris-Was (RB) K. Moreno-Den

M. Forte-Chi (RB) Empty

T. Gonzalez-Atl (TE) K. Rudolph-Min

D. Bailey-Dal (K) M. Prater-Den

New England (D) Cincinnati

FINAL SCORE: 128.00-32.56

SUMMARY:

The 95-point beat down that Special K put on OnlyHereToBeatHerb was cringe-worthy. It was the largest margin of victory recorded this season. Next week, we get to see if the 12th place OnlyHereToBeatHerb will finally live up to his name as he takes on 1st place Flight Time Lang. One thing’s for sure – we’re not holding our breath for an upset.

 

Standings:

Rank

Team

W-L-T

Points

Streak

1

Three Peat Flight

7-2-0

1245.78

W-3

2

TANNEHILLbillies

6-3-0

1162.22

W-2

3

Country Boy

6-3-0

1074.46

L-1

4

John’s Team

6-3-0

1041.60

L-1

5

GUTCHECKERZ

5-4-0

1041.34

W-2

6

Melph52

5-4-0

1021.96

W-1

7

Handles is cold fam

4-5-0

1058.00

L-3

8

Panama

4-5-0

983.04

W-1

9

Darnell’s Team

3-6-0

1041.56

L-5

10

AJ  Millien’s Team

3-6-0

1014.76

L-2

11

Ill will’s Team

3-6-0

939.08

W-1

12

OnlyHereToBeatHERB

2-7-0

809.86

L-1

 

Week 10 Preview:

Here is a look at Week 10 Trotter League Fantasy Football Matchups:

HANDLES IS COLD FAM (4-5-0) vs. ILL WILL’S TEAM (3-6-0)

PANAMA (4-5-0) vs. GUTCHECKERZ (5-4-0)

THREE PEAT FLIGHT (7-2-0) vs. ONLYHERETOBEATHERB (2-7-0)

DARNELL’S TEAM (3-6-0) vs. COUNTRY BOY (6-3-0)

JOHN’S TEAM (6-3-0) vs. MELPH52 (5-4-0) 

TANNEHILLBILLIES (6-3-0) vs. AJ MILLIEN’S TEAM (3-6-0)

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