Saturday, October 11, 2008

Contest plays, Fantasy woes

Well, I finaly had time to get the Blog rolling, even though it is week 6 in the NFL. I'm going to talk a little about the pick 5 contest I am involved in through Leroys Sportsbook in Las Vegas Nevada. I was approached by a friend of mine( who lives in Las Vegas) to be his partner in the contest, the buy in was 250.00 per entry, the prize pool is a guarenteed 100,000 dollars. My friend proposed that I pick 4 sides and he would choose one total( over or under desired game) for the week, we are asked to select 5 games against the spread per week, for the full 17 weeks of the season. so far it has been slightly disapointing, as I stand 10-10 and my partners total plays are a dismal 1-4, for a combined 11-14. Week 4 was a tough one, as I went 1-3, but lost all 3 games by the "hook" ( half point) yep, all 3 games, all 3 losses by a half point, all 3 games were last minute nightmares. Hook beat #1, Houston + 3.5, winning 27-10 with 5 minutes in the 4th quater and INDY wins 31-27. fun. Hook Beat #2, Balt +2.5, up 10-6 with 3 mins left, and in complete control all game on defense. nope. the ageless wonder Kerry Collins leads TENN down the field 80 yards for the 13-10 win, and the metal rod in my you know what.

Hook beat #3, DENVER - 3.5, winning 16-6 with 2minutes left, and the meaningless( inevitable) Tampa TD to make it 16-13 and complete the trilogy.

The board is an absolute nightmare this week, but I have to select 4 sides, here is what "The Prophet" has come up with NO SAINTS - 7.5 at home vs OAK, HSTN TEXANS - 3.5 at home vs MIAMI, NY JETS - 5.5 at home vs CINCY, and DENVER -3.5 at home vs JAX, my partner has selected OVER 44.5 in the NE PATS/ SD CHARGER game. I dont have time to get in to my analysis of these picks, but I will in weeks to come. You can follow along our progress via this link, our entry name is, shockingly, " ONETIME"

Lets move on for a quick report on my Fantasy Club. If you saw my starting team for this week, you would think I had my 6 year old daughter draft my squad. I just finished a trade for Chris Johnson and Hines Ward for Brandon Marshall and Ernest Graham, both Johnson and Ward have byes this week. I made the deal because Graham was just not getting enough touches to be my # 2 RB, and Chris Johnson has really favorable match ups the rest of the season, plus he gets 18-24 touches per game. Ward is clearly no Marshall, but is rock solid year in and year out as a fantasy WR. heres a peek at my week 6 starting roster, cover up your eyes and just peek through the cracks, its gross fellas. QB Pennington( I have Carson Palmer out), RB1 Chris Perry ( Marshawn Lynch also on bye) RB2 Micheal Bush( good lord) WR1 Calvin Johnson, WR2 Vincent Jackson( Chambers is out this week) WR3 Robert Meacham( ever hear of him?) TE Anthony Fasano( Scheffler is out this week) K Josh Scobee, DEF MINN. there you have it.

the light at the end of the tunnel, is my studs come back week 7 , so hopefully I will rebound. I stand 2-3 for the season, but again, there is hope with my new additions. take a peek at our scoring system, as it is a little different then most conventional fantasy leauges.

Completions (.5)Passing Yards (20 yards per point; 3 points at 250 yards; 5 points at 300 yards; 7 points at 400 yards)Passing Touchdowns (6)Interceptions (-1)Rushing Attempts (.5)Rushing Yards (10 yards per point; 3 points at 100 yards; 5 points at 150 yards; 7 points at 200 yards)Rushing Touchdowns (6)Receptions (1)Reception Yards (10 yards per point; 3 points at 100 yards; 5 points at 150 yards; 7 points at 200 yards)Reception Touchdowns (6)Return Touchdowns (6)2-Point Conversions (2)Fumbles Lost (-1)Offensive Fumble Return TD (6)Field Goals 0-19 Yards (3)Field Goals 20-29 Yards (3)Field Goals 30-39 Yards (3)Field Goals 40-49 Yards (4)Field Goals 50+ Yards (5)Point After Attempt Made (1)Sack (1)Interception (1)Fumble Recovery (1)Touchdown (6)Safety (2)Block Kick (1)Points Allowed 0 points (10)Points Allowed 1-6 points (7)Points Allowed 7-13 points (4)Points Allowed 14-20 points (1)Points Allowed 21-27 points (0)Points Allowed 28-34 points (-1)Points Allowed 35+ points (-4)

I will be back early in the week for recaps, in the future I will give alot more insight, I'm just pressed for time right now.

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