Things are finally back to normal, and when I say normal I mean the Bulldogs are back to beating my team in fantasy football. After I inched past Ferris State last week, the team came back strong this week putting up 103 fantasy points.
Not to my surprise, over half of the points were contributed by Ferris quarterback Jason Vander Laan. He rushed for four touchdowns while passing for two as well. Those are numbers that are typically only achievable in Madden, but the four-year starter seems to consistently overwhelm his opponents and fill up the stat sheet.
The only sore spot for the Bulldogs was their defense who allowed 39 points to Findlay last week. Since Vander Laan has been putting up the numbers of multiple quarterbacks, I’m going to take a try at having two quarterbacks instead of one so that I have a better chance at competing.
Yes, I will have one more player than the Ferris roster but I have a feeling I’m going to need some type of divine intervention to improve my record past the current 1-3.
QB1: Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons I think Matty Ice will have his way with a Redskin’s defense that has not proven to be very great this season. Also, he’ll have Julio Jones to throw to which helps a little.
QB2: Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks This guy is a gamer. He’ll find a way to put up some good numbers no matter what way you want to cut it.
RB: Justin Forsett, Baltimore Ravens Forsett got 27 carries last week against Pittsburgh. It seems Baltimore is finally realizing that they need to utilize their workhorse a little more than they have been.
WR1: Jeremy Maclin, Kansas City Chiefs Maclin is becoming Alex Smith’s favorite target, and with over 100 yards receiving in his past two games, Maclin seems to be on the up-and-up for the Chiefs.
WR2: Willie Snead, New Orleans Saints This is my dark horse pick this week. Snead kind of came out of nowhere this year, becoming a solid target for Drew Brees to throw to. He actually played his high school ball for Muskegon Heights on the west side of Michigan and is gaining notoriety as a true NFL player.
FLEX: Doug Martin, Tampa Bay Buccaneers Martin carried the ball 20 times for 106 yards and a score last week against a pretty solid Carolina defense. I don’t think that Jacksonville will have an easy time stopping Martin.
D/ST: New England Patriots With no Tony Romo or Dez Bryant, it’ll be tough for the Cowboys to get much going offensively against New England.
K: Chandler Catanzaro, Arizona Cardinals This guy can flat out kick a football, which is good because that is literally his only job. Let’s hope the Lions defense can make some stops this week and force Arizona to kick a couple field goals.