Magill FFL: Ouch, Jay Cutler Sucked this Week
By Ken Magill
Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler—who seemed to have put his ball-management problems behind him in the first three games this season—crippled his fantasy football owners this week with a negative-point showing against the New York Giants.
Big Blue owned Cutler on Sunday night, sacking him nine times … in the first half. He didn’t return for the second.
The victim of Cutler’s disastrous night in The Magill Report Fantasy Football League was Message Systems’ MS Destroyers, who lost to Harte-Hanks Heroes 51.98 to 135.44.
The game left Harte-Hanks with a record of 2-2 and Message Systems at 1-3.
Interestingly, while starting Jay Cutler seemed a no-brainer, Message Systems made a gutsy move by starting St. Louis Rams running back Steven Jackson who, because of a groin injury, was a game-time decision. Jackson played and scored 12.4 fantasy points, not a great day, but not terrible either.
Meanwhile, the number of undefeated teams in the Magill FFL dropped from three to two this week as The TowerData Techies were delivered their first loss by the Spamtacular Bastards in a 102.3 to 86.34 matchup.
The Bastards benefited from a spectacular day by New York Jets running back Ladainian Tomlinson against the lowly Buffalo Bills while TowerData suffered less-than-stellar performances from its entire receiving corps: Miami’s Brandon Marshall, Pittsburgh’s Hines Ward and Mike Wallace, and Buffalo’s Lee Evans.
Return Path Rage was this week’s top scorer, remaining undefeated by relying on Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning and San Diego Chargers tight end Antonio Gates to beat the Pontiflex Dumbos 144.98 to 85.32.
e-Dialog’s e-D’s TDs also remain undefeated after getting a boost from Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers, Houston running back Arian Foster and Detroit wide receiver Calvin Johnson to beat Permission Data 134.54 to 64.6.
Permission Data’s loss brings its record to 2-2.
StrongMail’s Orange Crush has turned its early season woes around by getting its second victory in a row to bring its record to 2-2. The Crush beat the Yesmail Raiders 93.46 to 64.04.
The ArcaMax Blasters got their first win this week, riding the arm of Miami quarterback Chad Henne to a solid 132.18 victory over PL Marketing’s Orchard Lake Warrior by a score of 132.18 to 93.48.
Division leaders in week four are e-Dialog, Return Path and TowerData.
Author’s note: In the league in which I play, Jay Cutler’s victim was yours truly. And yes, I got slaughtered.