I’m sorry, I cannot allow that.
My theme of week 8: all my teams finished ahead of projections. Sadly, most of my opponents finished way, way, wayyyyyy ahead of projections.
SFLEX dynasty: in this league, week 8 was the expected Black Hole of Suck. I was without Mahomes, Herbert, Ekeler (all BYE), Breece Hall, Ja’Marr Chase (IR) and Mark Andrews, at least for most of the game. Losing 6 top 6 players was impossible to overcome, even though I have good depth. Except for QB, where I had nobody. To add insult to injury, my opponent (dead last in the league) started Dak (28 points), Tua (36) and Pats K Nick Folk (22). Those 3 alone would have been enough to defeat me. I’m 6-2 in this league now, but still the #1 seed.
1QB dynasty: that team is on a roll now. Traded for D’Onta Foreman this week (got him for Goff, awesome trade for me), so along with Travis Etienne, I suddenly have a strong backfield. Unless Nick Chubb scores 40+ tonight, I will defeat last year’s finalist and go 3-5.
South Beach League: I was ahead 9 points in projections. My team performed as projected. But I was up against Kyler, CMC and Kamara. So now I’m trailing by 10, while my opponent (one of the weakest teams so far) still has 2 players coming up. 4-4 here now, playoff outlook is looking increasingly murky.
US-EU league: similar story. I was up 17 points in projections. My team scored 22 points above projections. And still, I’m likely to lose this one, going 3-5.
SFLEX tournament: after losing both my QBs, and the rest of the team being lackluster, I was ready to write this one off. Now I won the third straight week, with one of the highest scores in the entire tournament, thanks to D’Onta Foreman and Tony Pollard. 4-4 here now.