Updated: Oct 28, 2021
I know you all are wondering where the recap is. Here. Here ya go. It's Thursday morning and I'm exhausted. Not for any particular reason. No kids, slept fine, and I didn't work out. Just lazy this week and took my time is all. Week 6 is in the books and we are starting to see some separation amongst the division. For some of you, that isn't a good thing. In league history, teams are 2 for 14 making the playoffs when they start 2-4 or worse. The last team to achieve the feat was the Commish in 2018 when he started 2-4 and finished on a 5-2 run after trading his entire team. The only player left on his roster from the draft was Philip Rivers. It's an uphill battle but having an additional week of the regular season this year gives those teams a longer runway to catch up. Anyways, I'm sure most of you are reading this while either taking your morning dump or sipping coffee. Maybe both? Let's get into it.
WEEK 6 PAYOUT WINNER
Rayn, CeeDee Lamb - 36.10pts
Derrick Henry did his absolute best to bring the bag home to me. He fell just short and Ryan ends up taking home his first weekly payout of 2021. If I'm not mistaken, he actually had three of the top four scorers for the week. This one hits different though because I traded CeeDee to Ryan last year as I was trying to beef up the team, little did I know that I would be giving up one of the best keepers in the league.
FACT OF THE WEEK
Ryan's team went ballistic. 214.19pts. He's officially set the bar so high that most of us won't even be able to reach it using a 6-foot ladder. I think the part that pisses me off is how little he gives a shit about fantasy yet has been in two championships and is on pace to set multiple league scoring records this year. Hand up though, I respect the commitment to being non-committal. Impressive as this week's performance was, he still had room for improvement. By playing Antonio Brown and having an average defense, he would have eclipsed 230pts.
START OF THE WEEK
Probst, Mike Geisicki
When you're 0-5, sometimes you just have to take risks. Playing a TE in a Flex roster spot is typically reserved for those who have no other choice. Probst made a bold decision to play Geisicki over his bench WR's and he was paid off with a solid 19.50pt performance as a key player in helping him lock up his first win of the year. Unfortunately, I think it may be a little too late for Probst to go on a run.
BLUNDER OF THE WEEK
Spencer, Taylor Heinicke
I get the play. It's edgy, avant-garde one might say. Should it work in his favor, he would probably land in the Start of the Week column. Alas, when all said and done, he ends up on the Blunder of the Week. Even against a dreadful Kansas City defense, Heinicke was a risky start. Too many easy checkboxes are a quick way to get trapped. Bad opposing defense? Check. Going to have to throw the ball frequently to stay in the game? Check. Has the ability to run the ball? Check. Coming off a poor week so positive regression makes sense? Check. If it walks like a duck, talks like a duck, he probably throws ducks. And that he did. Heinicke wasn't the play this week.
HEARTBREAK OF THE WEEK
Let's talk about Nathan for a bit. Nathan went into this year with the number one overall pick. He also had picks 2.10, 3.01 and 3.02 because of trades. Furthermore, he had Justin Jefferson as a 12th round pick. What does he have to show for it? A 2-4 record, CMC on the IR, Hunt on IR, and no signs of improvement. On his first bid of the season, the fucking guy spends 23 FAAB on a running back that has finished with -1 rushing yards twice this season. No one else bid 1 FAAB. Nathan spent nearly 1 FAAB per fantasy point this guy has scored on the season. Let's not kid ourselves, this isn't really a heartbreak. It's pity, sadness, and all the other adjectives one could use when examining a wasted opportunity to have a great season.
WEEK 7 POWER RANKINGS - GIF Edition
1) Mile High Magic | 4-2 | ▲1
2) Romo Return | 5-1 | ▼1
Dancing on Graves.
3) Goodell 2.0 | 4-2 | -
Watching roster drop one by one.
4) Strawberry Fields Forever | 4-2 | -
5) Lights-Camera-Jackson | 3-3 | -
Two game skid?
6) Big Meaty Calves | 3-3 | -
7) Mahomes Sweet Home | 2-4 | ▲2
On fire. Not in a good way.
8) Just Do It | 2-4 | ▼-
Fuck this shit.
9) LBJ = GOAT | 2-4 | ▼2
Pre-Draft... and then Week 6.
10) It's A New Day | 1-5 | -
MATCH-UP FOR WEEK 7
To be honest. Nothing really stands out. Instead, I will just predict the winner of each matchup. This week is a real punch in the dick for teams on bye. Bills, Cowboys, Jaguars, Vikings, Steelers and Chargers are all on a bye. That's like half of the league's starting rosters.
Commish's Lucky 8-Ball Predictions
Commish vs Justin: Commish Wins
Spencer vs Ryan: Ryan Wins
Probst vs Nathan: Nathan Wins
Jere vs Jared: Jere Wins
Worzie vs Nick: Nick Wins
WEEK 7 WEEKLY PAYOUT
Blackjack - Team with a starter (not including defense) closest to 21 points without going over.
I say this every year, this is my favorite weekly payout. The best part about this payout is that every player has a chance at to win, unless you start Heinicke. And yes, I did add the "not including defense" stipulation for this year and moving forward. Defense winning this payout is dumb, it hasn't happened before, butI won't let it happen at all.
Next week, the executive committee releases its annual mid-season awards. The committee has a reputation amongst the best. Integrity, ethics and professionalism are words they live by and stand behind. Slandering of the committee would result in the loss of future draft picks, also decided by said committee.
Good luck this week gentlemen, except you Justin.