MagillFFL: Bam! No More Undefeateds
By Ken Magill
Just like that, all three undefeated teams went down this week and the league is nicely knotted up again.
Fluent’s Fluent in Kicking @ss failed to live up to its name this week, taking its first loss from The Net Atlantic Storm 142.22 to 145.9.
Fluent suffered from a subpar performance by Detroit’s usually stellar wide receiver, Calvin Johnson, who has a hurt ankle. Johnson played this week but was used mainly as a decoy. He scored a measly 2.2 fantasy points.
Fluent’s record remains on top of the league with a record of 3-1. Net Atlantic has crawled back in it with a record of 2-2.
After scoring last week’s biggest blowout, Team Yesmail lost this week to Responsys’ I Have No Responsys 115.68 to 139.4. Responsys benefited from a strong performance by New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning who threw four touchdown passes and scored 59.1 fantasy points.
This is the second week in a row Responsys found a Responsys, taking their record up to 2-2.
Yesmail’s record is 3-1.
FreshAddress—whose team is managed by a guy who is probably getting pissed at me again for refusing to run a live draft—took its first loss this week.
I think maybe I jinxed them last week by calling them a possible juggernaut. Sorry, FreshAddress.
The @men were thumped by Omeda’s Oh My Omeda 104.8 to 191.98. It should be noted that FreshAddress had serious bye issues this week, with Seattle running back Marshawn Lynch and Seattle’s defense out, among others.
Omeda’s win gave it a record of 3-1 and put it at the top of the league, record-wise, with three others.
In other news, last year’s champion, Epsilon’s Harmony Army, clocked in their first win this season, beating Living Social’s LivingSocialites 160.68 to 112.12.
Living Social also had bye issues this week. At some point everyone has them.
Meanwhile, eDataSource’s End Zone Espionage—managed by a guy from Canada, the country with the most dumbassed anti-spam law in the world—made up for last week’s debacle, beating Message Systems’ MS Destroyers 155.42 to 132.4 despite starting the Buffalo Bills defense and Buffalo wide receiver Sammy Watkins.
I’m telling you, eDataSource: You start Bills, you tempt the gods.
eDataSource’s record is 2-2. Message Systems’ is 1-3.
Return Path’s RP SPAM ASSASSINS picked their second win of the season, beating PL Marketing’s Orchard Lake United 131.58 to 106.26.
The loss dropped PL Marketing’s record to 2-2.
After starting the season at 0-2, demandware picked up its second win of the season, beating the TowerData Validators 139.36 to 107.18.
The loss dropped TowerData’s record to 1-3.
Normally a league powerhouse, TowerData is currently ranked last.