Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Fantasy Football: Week 1 Wrap-Up

Underdogs 78, Family Ties 72. Though it wasn’t the closest game of the week, it was probably the best fought-out one on the books. Underdogs eeked out a win behind the resurgent arm of QB Donovan McNabb (PHI), who slung for 361 yards and three touchdowns. Family Ties received little support from their big dogs, with RB LaDanian Tomlinson (SD) failing to find the end zone, and WR Anquan Boldin (ARI) unable to break the 100-yard mark.

Dunder Mifflin 101, Ambulance Chasers 57. In the biggest margin of victory for the week, Dunder Mifflin benefitted from solid outings up and down their roster. The Ambulance Chasers, on the other hand, suffered from lackluster performances from both starting wide receivers, logging a grand total of 0 points. Its not a good day when your kicker lands the third-most points for the week.

Boystown 135, C2 89. Boystown takes the Most Points prize for Week 1, racking up 135 behind stellar performances from QB Drew Brees (NO) and RB Willie Parker (PIT). Those two players alone amassed enough fantasy points to beat half the league. C2 had a solid outing from their entire lineup, but was no match for the six TDs from Brees and Parker.

Juno Beach Loggerheads 91, Allocators 51. Juno Beach has got to feel good about notching a win this week after losing starting QB Tom Brady (NE) in the first quarter. RB Michael Turner (ATL) stepped up in his absence and put down the Allocators, who fell victim to unproductive days from QB Kurt Warner (ARI) and RB Edgerrin James (ARI). RB Joseph Addai (IND) and WR Torry Holt (STL) were no-shows, sealing the Allocators fate.

Killer B’s 43, Fishheads 40. In the lowest scoring game of the week, the Killer B’s squeaked out a win over the Fishheads despite a poor showing from starting QB Derek Anderson (CLE). The best story about this matchup is that both team’s bench players logged more points than their active roster. The outcome would have been the same, but the score a more respectable 67-60. Time to evaluate your starters, boys.

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