Your weekly update on my travails in the Blogger Football League, sponsored by Procter & Gamble. For background, see this intro post.
Week 4 continued my hot streak: I had the week won even before team MVP Tom Brady took the field on Monday night. (Probably a good thing, given his meager fantasy output.)
The game ball went to LaDainian, who had a monster game with those 133 rushing yards and 2 TDs. (Antonio Gates was his standard dominant self.)
It is a bit ominous that the rest of my roster -- Chris Johnson, Kevin Walter, Malcom Floyd, Michael Crabtree, Mason Crosby, the Bengals D -- was awful. Here's why:
This week, I play Aaron Schatz of Football Outsiders, the No. 2-ranked team in the league (behind me). It is, arguably, the game of the year in the league -- certainly the best game of the season so far.
Huge problem: Tom Brady has a bye week. Having not wasted a draft pick on a QB to sit behind Brady all but one week, I have replaced him with the best QB available on the waiver wire, Shaun Hill of the Lions, who I figure will be flinging away against the Rams in what will likely be the Lions' best shot at a W all season.
Meanwhile, Titans-Cowboys is huge for me: I can only hope that Miles Austin's return from the bye week comes with 20 points -- and that Chris Johnson feasts on the Dallas D.
Schatz is loaded: Forte and Foster in the backfield (with McNabb), and Reggie Wayne, Steve Smith and Santana "Thank God it's not Randy" Moss as his WRs. I may be missing Brady, but I'm catching Schatz a week before he gets Big Ben back. Should be a great game.
Famous last words (I never thought I'd say): I like my chances with Shaun Hill.
Here is this week's full-league recap (via Dan Levy) and P&G's Take It To The House page on Facebook.
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