Fantasy Football Cage Match – The Season

Sep 2, 2008

So Awesome and The Legend are going to step into the Fantasy Football Cage Match.  This time nobody is coming out…until the end of the year.  You heard it.  16 Weeks of head-to-head matchups.  We’ll find out who is the ultimate champion.

Awesome had the first pick in the two-team snake draft.  Here’s how the rosters turned out (in order of round selected).

Awesome
LT
Brady
Moss
Addai
S-Jax
Witten
Marion the Barbarian Barber
Housh
Brandon Marshall
Ryan Grant
Frank Gore
Torry Holt
Andre Johnson
MJD
Anquan Boldin
NE DEF

Strategy:  So my basic strategy for this draft was to grab LT, and stack up on top WRs.  That strategy went out the window when The Legend grabbed 4 WRs in Rounds 3-6, which left me scrambling.  To compensate for that I didn’t take a QB, instead opting to draft RBs and WRs that were a little more risky but with bigger upside, like Andre Johnson or MJD, hoping that one or more of those guys overperforms their draft position and/or doesn’t get hurt, and ends up being closer to the top in scoring at their respective postion.  Of course, it may not matter at all unless some of the studs get hurt or really underperform. 

The Legend
AP
Brian Westbrook
T.O.
Reggie Wayne
Braylon Edward
Colston
Romo
Marshawn Lynch
Brees
Fitz
Portis
LJ
Winslow
Gates
Jamal Lewis
MN DEF

Strategy:  In the first two rounds I went with the Killer RB Combo of AP and Westbrook to offset the LT dominance.  With my next four picks I decided to stock up on Top End WRs since they come with less question marks than the Kickers.  I turned to Romo because he easily could be the top fantasy QB this year.  I added Lynch because he’s a dynamic young RB.  Then I took Brees because I feel he’ll be playing more meaningful games at the end of the year than Romo.  I grabbed Fitzy because he was the best available.  I turned to a duo of RBs that get carries between the 20s as well as at the stripe.  I then grabbed two top notch Tight Ends because I didn’t think I could wait on either one and have the top backup in a two-man league.  Ithen took Jamal Lewis because he gets the ball between the 20s and at the stripe.  I finished with MN D because they should be rock solid, especially when you consider the QBs they face.  We didn’t take Kickers because they suck and we eliminated them.

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11 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. 3rdStoneFromTheSun
    September 2nd, 2008 at 9:20 pm #

    I’m liking your team Lester. Think Marshalls out, but the other guys should pick up the slack.

  2. LestersLegends
    September 2nd, 2008 at 9:22 pm #

    3rd – two man league and they are stacked of course. Manning didn’t even get picked. Marshall is on my opponents team.

  3. Abby C
    September 2nd, 2008 at 11:04 pm #

    Great team! Have you checked out Gameday Ritual ?. It’s amazing fantasy football. I’ve tried a lot of Fantasy Football sites and this one is the best so far.

  4. LestersLegends
    September 3rd, 2008 at 5:31 am #

    Abby – I did check it out. Cool site.

  5. Fantasy Football Forum | Fantasy Sports Blog
    November 11th, 2008 at 2:14 pm #

    [...] Cage Match League (The Legend vs. Awesome) - Awesome woke up from his nap, but some of his players (Aaron Rodgers and CHI D) didn’t.  Boldin and Gore did their best on Monday.  Meanwhile I threw Drew Brees, Adrian Peterson, and Carolina D at him so I won despite getting little to nothing from Brian Westbrook, Greg Jennings, Steve Smith, and Chris Johnson. Record:  7-3 [...]

  6. Fantasy Football Forum | Fantasy Sports Blog
    November 18th, 2008 at 2:45 pm #

    [...] Cage Match League (The Legend vs. Awesome) - I got pounded.  Boldin and MB3 were the biggest reasons while I lost.  Brees, Peterson, Steve Smith, Andre Johnson and Westbrook let me down. Record:  7-4 [...]

  7. Fantasy Football Forum | Fantasy Sports Blog
    November 25th, 2008 at 7:19 pm #

    [...] Cage Match League (The Legend vs. Awesome) - I fell asleep at the wheel and left Brandon Jacobs in.  T.O., Boldin, and Chicago D kicked my butt.  Jay Cutler, Frank Gore, Ronnie Brown, and Dallas Clark took it easy on me.  Peyton Manning, Clinton Portis, and Tampa D were solid for me.  Reggie Wayne and Antonio Gates stunk.  Awesome continued his rally. Record:  7-5 [...]

  8. Fantasy Football Forum | 1800blogger
    November 25th, 2008 at 7:19 pm #

    [...] Cage Match League (The Legend vs. Awesome) – I fell asleep at the wheel and left Brandon Jacobs in. T.O., Boldin, and Chicago D kicked my butt. Jay Cutler, Frank Gore, Ronnie Brown, and Dallas Clark took it easy on me. Peyton Manning, Clinton Portis, and Tampa D were solid for me. Reggie Wayne and Antonio Gates stunk. Awesome continued his rally. Record: 7-5 [...]

  9. American Sports News » Fantasy Football Forum
    December 3rd, 2008 at 12:00 pm #

    [...] Cage Match League (The Legend vs. Awesome):  I got off to a nice start with Chris Johnson and Fitz.  My opponent got mixed results from Romo & T.O. (good) and Anquan Boldin & Calvin Johnson (not so good).  Thomas Jones was awesome for Awesome.  My trio of Colts (Manning, Addai, and Wayne sucked).  Awesome continued to roll. Record:  7-6 [...]

  10. Fantasy Football Forum | Fantasy Sports Blog
    December 16th, 2008 at 12:15 pm #

    [...] Cage Match League  (The Legend vs. Awesome) – As this is a head-to-head league, this game is our Super Bowl. It just worked out that we were both 7-7 heading into a winner take all showdown. Tony Romo, Slaton, MJD, Gonzo, T.Jones and Pitt D were solid for Awesome. Boldin, Roddy White, and Marshall didn’t deliver. Westbrook, Fitz, Jennings, and Gates weren’t the greatest for me. Kurt Warner, AP, Steve Smith, LT, and Philly D gave me the lead in this two-week Championship. Record: 7-7 [...]

  11. Fantasy Football Forum | Fantasy Sports Blog
    December 23rd, 2008 at 10:14 am #

    [...] Cage Match League (The Legend vs. Awesome) - As this is a head-to-head league, this game is our Super Bowl.  It just worked out that we were both 7-7 heading into a winner take all two-week showdown.  I took the lead in the first week.  In the second week I got strong play from Drew Brees, Westbrook, Fitz, and Gates.  Awesome got nice balance from Romo, Turner, Pierre Thomas, Randy Moss, Welker, and Gonzo.  Minnesota D stunk it up.  Andre Johnson did for me, but I did enough to earn the W and the league championship. Record:  7-7 [...]

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