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Week 4: Sirius Juggernaut
2-1 again, but now we’re getting somewhere. Lost another one we would have won, if we hadn’t gone for a big day from Randy Moss in his homecoming in place of Torrey Smith in mourning. No regrets. Very glad the man and his loved ones could find some joy on the field.
Our SiriusXM Dynasty League squad is becoming a juggernaut while still getting little help from our top 5 picks—CJno2K, JPP with a ½ sack, Jared Allen finally on the board with a late strip-sack, Mick Vick getting pummeled, and BLloyd with a big night on the bench because he was Q the last time I checked and I didn’t think we’d need him. We didn’t need him, as we rolled to a 100-point win and became the only team to break 285 points each week. In our 16-team conference, 285 has been reached a total of 11 times, and we have three of them. That’s good enough for the conference lead in points per game. Not bad, but to win in the playoffs we’ll have to find a way to break 300, which has been done three times thus far by three different teams in our conference.
With the playoffs and our dynasty in mind, we’ve been making moves to fill holes on the roster and build for next year. Our focus has been on young RBs, but thus far no one has been interested in our 2nd or 3rd next year, packaged with either Brandon Bolden or Darius Reynaud. If CJ doesn’t start producing, then we’ll have to get more aggressive, but patience is definitely a virtue when you’re running a team. It’s a looooonnnnng season. By the time you get to December, it’s hard to even remember what you saw back in September. For now, we can count on Cedric Benson and the top 5 or 6 guys each week from our stable of receivers—BLloyd, Reggie Wayne, Alshon Jeffery, Andrew Hawkins, Andre Roberts, Tony Gonzalez, & the recently acquired Jermaine Gresham. Who needs a workhorse back when you have the Greatest Fantasy Show on Turf?
Along with Gresham, we got Matt Cassel to add some Vick insurance. Had to give up T.J. Graham and Tramon Williams, who won us our week-2 matchup in spot duty off the bench. I really like Graham down the road, but Gresham should do much more for us this year and, as a 24-year-old Pro Bowler, will make a solid TE1 after Tony G retires. Replaced Tramon with Casey Hayward, who I liked in the draft and has already become a key contributor for the Packers. Stashed him on the taxi squad and played waiver-pickup Stephon Gilmore instead. I liked Hayward. I loved Gilmore. If the Bills can keep building up that pass rush and the offense can put up some points, then Gilmore will produce. In the meantime, I think we’ll start Devin McCourty at CB. Unfortunately, he seems to have lost the ball skills that he didn’t have in college but showed up big time in his rookie year. I like all PDs, but please catch the damn ball!
P.S. Thanks to Tony Cincotta for having me on his show last night on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio. It was a blast!