By Liz Panucci // @PanucciLiz
Did you have a rough week in fantasy football? Chin up – it’s a new week.
Highlights from each league
FitzOn (that’s me) squeaked by with help from running backs Todd Gurley (LAR) 34.50 points and Lamar Miller (HOU) 25.10 to win Week 4. Our new leader, I’m Just Teezin, was a very close second with 137.13 points. Her top RB Le’Veon Bell (PIT) lived up to his hype scoring 33.60 points. Major help came from LB C.J. Mosley (BAL) earning a cool 27.00 points.
>> NEW LEADER: I’m Just Teezin (3-1)
Female Free #1: Coming from behind with a late victory was none other than league leader Gpodawund. She remains undefeated with 133.48 points for Week 4. Bell was her top performer. A new name to the mix is The Klunebergs, securing second spot this week with 132.74 points. Rookie RB Leonard Fournette (JAX) earned her 22.50 points.
>> LEADER: Gpodawund (4-0)
Female Free #2: With 139.02 points, Pink Panthers was tops in the league. Fournette and LB Ryan Shazier (PIT) helped her go beyond her projected stats for the week. Reel Diamonds has a nicely balanced team and scored 128.46 points for a second place finish. TE Travis Kelce (KC) earned her 20.90 points. Pretty good for a tight end.
>> LEADER: BrownLee (4-0)
Female BuyIn: Tough to compete with Beth’s Lady ‘Skins this week, producing 146.58 points. Le’Veon Bell and WR Jordy Nelson (GB) with 21.50 points of his own gave her game an A+ rating. It was all about defense for The McGibblets team. Seattle Seahawks defense scored a much needed 20.00 points along with Ryan Shazier scoring 16.50 points. QB Jameis Winston (TB) had a great day earning 26.48 points.
>> LEADER: The McGibblets (3-1)
Coed Free: Close race in Week 4 but prissybee’s Team came out the victor with 134.32 points. Running backs Miller and Fournette produced big numbers for her. Not to be excluded, newcomer Cdn_C_Hawk scored 133.28 points. He too had Kelce, Seattle’s defense and LB Bobby Wagner (SEA) bringing it with 14.00 points. Can you tell he’s a Seahawks fan!
>> NEW LEADER: prissybee’s Team (3-1)
Coed BuyIn: Top points scorer this week of all our fantasy football leagues is CAT PICKS ROSTER with 155.78 points. Winston, Gurley, WR Tyrell Williams (LAC) and Seattle’s defense all came through for this team. That’s some cat you have there! Pink Panthers gets mentioned again here winning her week with 129.32 points. QB Alex Smith (KC), Nelson and Shazier kept her in the game.
>> NEW LEADER: CAT PICKS ROSTER (3-1)
Top Bench Sitters
With the way Cam Newton’s been performing it’s not surprising that he was sitting on the bench Week 4 for many fantasy football teams. We know he can produce the numbers, problem is we don’t know when. I, personally, goofed by leaving RB Bilal Powell (Jets) on my bench. Check out the full list of winners, and losers, at ESPN.com and then set your team accordingly.
Fantasy Tip of the Week
My tip this week is go with the projections when undecided.
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