Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Fantasy Football update - Week 9

The Mutant Mercenaries stood tall, winning by 79 points, the largest margin of victory from this week's schedule. Our opponents, Favre's Return, relies heavily on Vikings running back Adrian Peterson and the Minnesota defense, but this week, Minnesota had a bye and my opponent forgot to replace these players on the roster. Playing against a less than full team made this an easy week.

As for the rest of the family, nephew Adam's team was playing his dad's team, and the younger generation came out on top. They were watching the games together on Sunday, and when the trend became obvious, they had this little exchange.

Adam: You know what's better than beating your dad at fantasy football?
Michael: No, what's better than that?
Adam: Nothing.

For the second week in a row, the best team of the week beat the second best, this time by the razor thin margin of 250.26 to 249.96. The best team was the one managed by Adam's girlfriend Liz, and her team has now improved to 9-0 and clinched a playoff spot with four weeks left on the schedule.

For the first time since the beginning of the season, if the league ended as of this week, I would barely make the playoffs. I have a tough test this next week, matching up against my nephew Adam's team. In the battles of blood relatives so far, Adam beat Michael and Michael beat me, so I have to pull off some rock-scissors-paper magic or I will fall backwards in the standings.

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