Wow! Vick Puts StrongMail's Orange Crush in Scoring Stratosphere
By Ken Magill
Fantasy owners who started Philadelphia’s Michael Vick Monday night got to experience the opponent-crushing joy of watching their quarterback score the most fantasy points this season.
Under Magill Report League scoring, Vick put up an astounding 72.32 fantasy points.
For owners who played against teams starting Vick, however, Monday Night Football showed signs of becoming a nightmare before the first quarter ended—a quarter that opened with Vick throwing an 88-yard touchdown bomb and ended with the Eagles leading the Washington Redskins 28-0.
Overall, Vick passed for 333 yards and four touchdowns, and he rushed for 80 yards and two touchdowns.
He became the first player in NFL history to pass for 300 yards, rush for over 50 yards, pass for four touchdowns, and rush for two touchdowns in a single game.
Somewhat surprisingly, the performance did not give Vick the record for most fantasy points in a game. That record is held by now Washington Redskins running back Clinton Portis, who scored five touchdowns for the Denver Broncos against the Kansas City Chiefs in 2003.
In any case, Vick propelled StrongMail’s Orange Crush over The ArcaMax Blasters 175.02 to 130.34.
StrongMail went into the game down 102.7 to 130.34.
Message Systems’ MS Destroyers overtook e-Dialog’s e-D’s TDs for first place in Division 2 with an 89.64 to 66.8 win over the lackluster Yesmail Raiders. E-D’s TDs dropped into second place in Division 2 by losing to The Harte-Hanks Heroes 132.58 to 155.64.
No offense to Message Systems’ Barry Abel, who has done a spectacular job of managing his team into a six-game winning streak, but the two matchups show just how much of a role luck can play in fantasy football. E-Dialog had the third highest score in the league this week. They just happened to be up against the team that had the second highest score.
Meanwhile, The Return Path Rage solidified their spot on top of Division 3 by beating The TowerData Techies 119.9 to 75.24. The win brings Return Path’s record to a league-leading 9-1. The Tower Data Techies remain on top of Division 1 with a record of 8-2.
The Spamtacular Bastards beat PL Marketing’s Orchard Lake Warrior 102.98 to 88.26, leaving both teams with 3-7 records.
Permission Data brought its record to 5-5 by beating The Pontiflex DUMBOS 121.42 to 106.1.
Division 2 remains a very tight race with Message Systems’ record at 7-3, e-Dialog’s at 6-4 and Permission Data’s at 5-5.