Thursday, September 5, 2013
Tracking our B1G fantasy teams: Week 2
By Brian Bennett
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.
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 Wisconsin defense
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