Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Hot Wing Conspiracy Fantasy Football: Week 8 recap

Welcome one and all to Hot Wing Conspiracy's official week 8 recap. It was a big week in football... Pittsburgh and Philadelphia decided that they're just going to throw their seasons away with stupid losses, newsflash: Indy and Chicago are pretty good, and the word of the day in Dallas is "Romo."

But now for the more important scores, our fantasy matchups. For those who are new to this fantasy sports thing, here's how the scoring breaks down: You start 10 positions; 1 quarterback, 2 running backs, 3 wide receivers, 1 tight end, 1 kicker, 1 team defense, and 1 utility spot (either a RB or WR). You get points for yards gained (passing, receiving, rushing, or returning kicks) and points scored (touchdowns, field goals, extra points, and 2 point conversions). You get negative points for interceptions, fumbles, and sacks. The defense get points for holding teams to low point totals, low yardage, as well as points for sacks, fumbles, and interceptions. If your 10 starters have more points than the guy your playing against, you win. It's really that easy

With that out of the way, let's get to the good stuff!

Rose Hill Reddogs - 53
Gridiron Wookies - 56

My wookies came up clutch this week... No one was exceptional, only my defense scored in double digit points. But 9 points each from Steve Smith, Darryl Jackson, and Kellen Winslow as well as a solid 1st start from Romo managed to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat. That plus the Dogs with four guys combining for 1 pt... That helped too...
MVP: Vince Young came up huge this week, albeit in a losing effort.
Loser: Jeremy Shockey with only 15 yards of recieving, got a big fat goose egg.

Gumbo - 20
Robots Eat Babies - 98

Robots went ballistic on poor Gumbo. Peyton had a zillion points, Reggie Wayne had a billion... But don't feel too sorry for Gumbo until he figures out the Trent Green hasn't played since the first week, yet is somehow still in the lineup as well as 2 guys with bye weeks this week...
MVP: Peyton Manning tore Denver a new a-hole on Sunday
Loser: Gumbo coaching staff... it's tough to start a guy at QB's who's been knocked unconcious...

Mr. Wolf Cleaning Svc - 47
bRight & Early - 57
bRight sarted the 49er QB and still managed a win. That's impressive. Wolf really was let down by his receiving core: 2 points between the 3 starters... of course that's what happens when you start 2 Philly Eagles at WR and the team decides to roll over and play dead on Sunday.
MVP: Owen Daniels had a huge 99 yards and 2 TDs in Houston's loss to Tennessee.
Loser: Alex Smith got his ass handed to him by Chicago.

webcats - 78
Hot Wing Chumpion - 35

The Chumps continue to defend their winless streak with a stellar folding at the hands of the mighty cats. It wasn't even the cats really, as much as it was Tomlinson. He's good.
MVP: LT outsocred the Chumps singlehandedly with 31 total points.
Loser: 3 WRs and 2 RBs combined for 4 points for the Chumps. Time to hit the free agent market Chumps...

RFTR - 28
fmragtops' spewers - 56

FM is getting good performances all around but that Chicago defense is really killing people, especially anyone in a 49er uniform. RFTR just had a horrible week helped by awful Pennsylvania football performances.
MVP: 16 bone cruching points by Chi-town's defense.
Loser: Ben Roethlisberger's recent concussion has apparently led him to believe that he's supposed to throw the ball to the opposing team. Who knew?

Tax Dodgers - 70
I Hate Hillary - 39

The Dodgers got double digit performances from 4 different starters which was more than to send Hillary packing. Of Hillary's 10 starters, 8 of them were on the losing end of games on Sunday. Dodgers were the exact opposite.
MVP: Drew Brees may have lost to Baltimore, but still had a great game.
Loser: Duece McCallister got a big old zero thanks to Baltimore.

San Jose Arrowheads - 79
Hector Vex-o-Trons - 18

San Jose improves to 7-1 in the league and could have beated Hector' Vex-o-whatevers with a single wide out. Hector's wingman, Delhomme, certainly won't help him get laid with those kind of numbers...
MVP: Marques Colston caught 2 TDs and 163 total receiving yards. Pretty good for a rookie drafted in the 7th round...
Loser: Jake Delhomme... -8 points... that's worse than Roethlisberger and makes him the week's grand champion loser

The Columbia CRUNCH - 97
The Ball Sackers - 54

The CRUNCH rode Tom Brady and Larry Johnson all the way to the bank as the 2 combined to outscore the Ball(less) Sackers entire team. It was a rough week for lots of QBs around the league and the Sack got hurt by McNabb's ball-less performance.
MVP: Larry Johnson was the big baller of the week and carried his team with 34 total points
Loser: McNabb mathced Roethlisberger's crap performance... -4.