Who Ya Got?! Week Eight: Terrible Trades Edition

Who Ya Got?! Week Eight: Terrible Trades Edition

It would appear that the terrible trade bug is catching. Amari Cooper moving to the Cowboys at the cost of a first round draft pick in 2019 is at best a gamble by “America’s Team”. The Raiders are in full rebuild mode now with the Giants in close pursuit. Time to get rid of the rotten apples in the locker room (hope you all got that). Head scratching trades are infectious in the MRFC Mans league as well. We have witnessed my good old friend trade away a solid RB2 in Alex Collins for QB Jameis Winston. If Le’Veon Bell returns to action, as is expected, then the loss of Collins may not be a big deal. However one can only think that auld 1cab could’ve got more for Collins than an underperforming QB. I for one would have offered him way more…

Bobby Nelsons Tash Clash Game of the Week

Beast Mode (5-2) v Newcraighall Nukes (4-3)

The Battle of Newcraighall 2018. Avant Homes v Barratt Homes. Upper Musselburgh v Lower Niddrie. In fact they live so close to each other that the winner of the belt could easily walk round to the others and pose for a photo shoot in their front garden. This game has the makings of a titanic battle. Ape is coming off the back of his fourth straight victory whist Cabbage suffered a wee setback last weekend (sorry Cabbage – had to get that in there)! However both these teams have scored heavily in the last few weeks, both posting 120+ points on 3 of the last 4 weekends. I expect more of the same from both teams as we enter a crucial phase of the season.

How does Cab’s team look?

Cabbage has given himself a bit of problem at RB this week with afore mention Alex Collins departing, newly acquired Dion Lewis (Titans offence is nothing but a shit show in my opinion) on a bye leaving Tarik Cohen and Mark Ingram in lead roles. Matty Ice is also away having a week off so QB Jameis Winston is set to steer the ship or should I say rollercoaster. All this reshuffling leaves a bit a problem at flex where one of his bench mob will have to slot in. Will this be costly? Time will tell.

How does Ape’s team look?

Annoyingly Ape has his best back, Melvin Gordon, on a bye but still looks solid at RB. Rookies Lindsay and Chubb are set to feature heavily and should deliver points on a par with the Eurovision Song Contest. Tom terrific is coming off the back of 4 consecutive wins and the Patriots look back to the potent offence of years gone by. Will the loss of Sony Tele be a big factor? Unlikely, the Patriots are 28-2 against Buffalo in the Brady/Belichick era.

SELECTION: Nukes to take the belt.

Top Shaggers (4-3) v Shooting By Arrangement (4-3)

This matchup was close to being named the Tash clash but the commish is just about had his fill of tash clashes. I cannot believe that DP is 4-3 (check the graphic at the bottom). For a man “in the know” this ensemble is the worst he’s produced since league inception. You heard of this thing called a one man team? Shooting By Arrangement needs a name change. Todd Gurley United perhaps? This is nothing to do with jealousy on m

y part by the way, I didn’t really want him anyway. Jimbo has a bit of a boom and bust team. I reckon he spends most Sundays shitting himself in case the team doesn’t perform. Some weeks he has nothing to worry about, other weeks he has everything to worry about. Can Richard, Beckham, Mixon and Gronk combine for more points that Gurley? That’s the crux of this matchup. As for Stafford v Cousins, god only knows.

SELECTION:  Shooting By Arrangement

Samba’s Warriors (5-2) v Bigger The Better (3-4)

SELECTION:

Ross seems to be enjoying things this year. Fantasyland. Take me up, up, up and away. Oh fuck that was discoland. No wonder he cock-a-hoop with Carry-on Luggage and Alvin Kamara at RB nicely complemented by Paddy Mahomes at QB. We’d all be dancing with our hands in the air. On the other hand, Kysi is a very frustrated man. He hasn’t managed to solve the problem of scoring 130 and conceding 140. So onto the waiver he goes picking up and dropping people like a middle aged man doon the docks. Have you actually picked somebody up, dropped them and then picked them back up again yet Kyle? With Tevin Coleman on a bye and Matt Breida injured he has decided to start Trenton Cannon (yip you’ll need to look the cunt up)(editors note: Who the bloody hell is this?!). Back up Jets running back at RB2. Oh dear. With Taylor Gabriel in at flex and Evan Engram underperforming I can’t see this one going his way.

SELECTION:  Samba’s Warriors

A Bunch of Helmets (3-4) v Goulash Goons (4-3)

I think this the third time I have written the blog and we’ve been up against one another. Each time I have picked myself to win and subsequently lost. I’m a learned man and therefore what follows is based purely on reverse psychology. Goulash what a team you have. Drew Brees, McCaffrey, Rudolph, Antonio Brown and Tyreek the freak. So much fire power and potency. As a man who has held the trophy of all trophies I salute you. Therefore Goulash I pronounce you the unequivocal winner of this matchup. Fingers crossed this works…

SELECTION: Goulash Goons

Hail Cajy (4-3) v Deshaun of the dead (1-6)

Former laughing stock v current laughing stock. What is with this Cajy nonsense anyway? Every time Cabbage calls you that in the chat it makes me snigger. Mind you that team you have isn’t too bad. Pats defence to get you 20+ points against the hapless Bills for starters. Kareem Hunt and Jared Goff to follow up with a couple of 30 burgers and that should be enough to send wee Joshy to a darkened room. Joshy lad you’ll need to hope that James White picks up extra carries in the absence of Michel whilst AJ Green will need to get back to winning ways against the Bucs defence. Not going to be enough though.

SELECTION: Hail Cajy

Doofy’s Disabled Duel

Deccatrons Dabbing Destroyers (0-7) v Asked Madden (5-2)

SELECTION: Asked Madden

 

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