That was a catastrophe. Effectively, perhaps really a close to catastrophe.
After having fun with three weeks on the high, I took a tumble with the lowest-scoring week for anybody all season. Having Kareem Hunt in my lineup didn’t assist, and saving Rob Gronkowski for the stretch run backfired as effectively. My 40.30 factors “surpassed” Jordan Gross’ 43.5-point effort again in Week 1. The esteemed Mr. Gross has totally recovered, turning into the fourth competitor to cross over the magical 1,000-point mark.
However right here’s the factor about my weak week: I used to be the worst, however I wasn’t alone in simply the lowest-scoring week all season. Behind sturdy video games from Christian McCaffrey and Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota, Josh Klein of the Riot Report retook first place general by pacing the pack with 73.38 factors. Simply final week, that rating would have ranked eighth amongst our 10 panelists. It’s the bottom high rating of the season by margin, and talking of, each Spectrum Information sports activities director Mike Solarte and WCNC-TV sports activities anchor Kelsey Riggs additionally recorded season lows.
Was the bottom scoring a blip or the beginning of a development? In actual soccer and customarily in fantasy soccer, I feel it’s a blip. The calendar turning to December does lend itself to some cold-weather video games the place defenses may warmth up, however not more likely to that extent once more. Particularly in our competitors, nonetheless, it may very well be greater than a blip as panelists are working out of high quality gamers to select given that you just’re solely allowed to take non-Panthers as soon as (and Panthers simply 3 times).
I nonetheless have a number of high quality prospects at my disposal, although they’re not all essentially having the yr forecast for them. This week I’m going with the Packers’ disappointing duo of quarterback Aaron Rodgers and tight finish Jimmy Graham. I’m hoping that perhaps they’re motivated by a training change and by the chance to face the Falcons protection.
At working again, it’s been a troublesome yr for Leonard Fournette of the Jaguars, however he had been working fairly effectively earlier than serving a one-game suspension final week and may come out able to put up a battle in opposition to the rival Titans on Thursday Evening Soccer. Ezekiel Elliott has been nice the final month, and the Cowboys ought to give him loads of possibilities per regular in a key NFC East showdown with the Eagles.
At vast receiver, T.Y. Hilton of the Colts has been up and down similar to his group, so coming off a shutout on the hand of the Jaguars, I feel he’ll step up in opposition to a blazing scorching Houston group. My Panther this week is a pass-catcher – I’m going with Curtis Samuel coming off the primary six-catch sport of his profession.