Week 5 Fantasy Report

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Week 5 in the Titan Sized Fantasy League can only be described as a week of shocks, and while events at Heinz Field involving Tennessee on Sunday were not the most exciting, the same cannot be said of the matchups in our League where there was again an excrutiatingly close game, and one enormous upset.

Yorkshire Tykes 100 CJ Sports 109

If I have learned one thing this week, it’s that Fantasy Football has no place for loyalty. Despite all the projections and his status as probable, I resisted the urge to return Michael Vick to my starting line up, and retained Josh Freeman as the starting QB for my Yorkshire Tykes, following his superb performance last Monday which earned a tie against the Homeys. Early on Sunday, that looked a very sensible decision as Vick struggled against the Bills, throwing 3 early picks.

However by the end of Sunday, that decision was proven to be a foolish one as Freeman and his Buccaneers produced an inept showing against San Francisco culminating in a 48-3 drubbing. Freeman had contributed just 2 points from 187 yards passing with 2 interceptions, compared to Vicks 21 from 315 yards passing with 2 TD’s and 90 yards rushing, the 4 interceptions the only disappointing factor.

The 18 point difference proved to be crucial, as CJ Sports hung on to their victory earned a man light, with no Tight End used after Jason Witten was not replaced with Dallas being on a bye week. The Sports can thank an incredible 1st quarter performance from Adrian Peterson of Minnesota who scored 3TD’s in that period against Arizona which when added to his 122 yards rushing produced 30 points.

Coupled with a solid 359 yards and 2TD’s from Drew Brees (20 points), the Sports held a 21 point lead going into the Monday Night Football. And despite a 14 point performance from Matt Forte (116 yds rushing, 35 yds receiving) for Chicago against Detroit, it wasn’t enough for the Tykes, who fell to their first loss of the year and 3rd in the East with a
2-1-1 record.

The victory for CJ Sports took them to the top of the East on 4-1, half a game in front of the Homeys.