- Brian Bennett, ESPN Staff Writer
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Adam likes to crow about his narrow victory in our Big Ten fantasy league last season, but order was restored in Week 1 of 2013.
My team, The One Who Knocks, wiped the floor with Adam's Trombone Shorties by a score of 139-93. I had a balanced attack with Devin Gardner (27), Braxton Miller (22) and Melvin Gordon (20) all chipping in with big days. My top scorer, however, was the Michigan State defense, which accounted for a whopping 28 points, thanks to its turnover and sack party versus Western Michigan.
Adam got 25 points from Taylor Martinez and 24 from Jared Abbrederis. But the injuries to Kain Colter and Venric Mark left him with just two total points from the Northwestern duo, and that was too much for him to overcome.
So we move onward to Week 2, with Adam getting the first choice off the waiver wire as he tries to pull even in the standings.
Adam adds Indiana QB Nate Sudfeld and drops Northwestern QB Kain Colter
Rationale: Colter's health remains a big question mark. Sudfeld might not get all the reps against Navy, but he can really stretch the field with Indiana's talented group of receivers.
Rationale: I still believe in Abdullah, but Imani Cross might continue to siphon some of his touchdowns. Now I have both White and Melvin Gordon, who ran wild against UMass and should do the same thing vs. Tennessee Tech.
Adam adds Ohio State RB Jordan Hall and drops Northwestern RB Venric Mark
Rationale: Does Hall have another big game left in him after shredding Buffalo? I think so. He'll find the end zone several more times against slumping San Diego State.
Adam adds Wisconsin's defense and drops Ohio State's defense
Rationale: This is mainly a move about matchups, as Wisconsin easily could post another shutout against Tennessee Tech at Camp Randall.
Our complete rosters for Week 2:
The Trombone Shorties (Adam)
Nebraska QB Taylor Martinez
Indiana QB Nate Sudfeld
Iowa RB Mark Weisman
Ohio State RB Jordan Hall
Wisconsin WR Jared Abbrederis
Michigan WR Jeremy Gallon
The One Who Knocks (Brian)
Ohio State QB Braxton Miller
Michigan QB Devin Gardner
Wisconsin RB Melvin Gordon
Wisconsin RB James White
Penn State WR Allen Robinson
Nebraska WR Kenny Bell
Michigan State defense
3dMitch Sherman and Dan Murphy
4dMitch Sherman and Dan Murphy
5dDan Murphy and Mitch Sherman