How's Axe Elf Doing?

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Opening Night Recap

League 1: No Action

League 2: My Diggs (26.20) v. his Allen (38.48) and Akers (0.00) lol. Still staring down the barrel of CMC and a Mahomes/Juju stack, but I’m only projected to lose 154-155.

League 3: No Action

League 4: My Robinson (1.70) and Singletary (7.20) v. his Allen (33.48), Diggs (22.20)–ouch–and Akers (0.00)–ok, that helps–lol. I’m a 39% underdog projected to lose 130-143, but I’ve got some big guns like Mahomes, Jefferson, St. Brown, Henry, Zeke, and oh yeah the streaming darling of Week 1, the Baltimore Ravens, at D–so I have a fighting chance. One of his remaining starters is Alexander Mattison. Parenthetically, I also have Jefferson and St. Brown in League 2–so those two will be important to my Week 1 success.

League 5: My Robinson (1.70) v. his Akers (0.00)–lol. OMG! I thought I was only playing against Akers in 2 leagues tonight. I don’t know if I miscounted before, or if someone swapped him in at the last minute, but I axually faced Akers and his Goose Egg in ALL THREE LEAGUES that had action tonight–including the two leagues in which my Robinson laid at least a quail egg! Too funny! By the way, this is the league in which I trot out Trubisky and Mariota against Herbert and Mahomes–and I am currently projected to win by less than 1 point. However, my TE is Ertz, so that may be a problem…

League 1: What a disaster! Damien Williams gets hurt 3 minutes into his game. Keenan Allen gets hurt midway through his game. Mike Gesicki and CeeDee Lamb combined for less than 5 points for my team, and Albert O. only added 5 more. Yes, we start 2 at every position, including TE and DST (though thankfully no Kickers), and my two DSTs combined for 8.15 points, including a -3.50 from the Arizona D hosting KC. My opponents two Ds (Chargers and Falcons) scored a combined 49.95 points. And maybe worst of all was that in a league where you can start up to 3 QBs (with the Superflex), I only had 2 starting QBs, Mariota and Trubisky, up against his trifecta of Mahomes, Murray and Prescott. I had to Superflex Marquise Brown.

About the only thing I did right was draft Jonathan Taylor and Derrick Henry, whom I figured would be good for about 100 pts per week between them in this run-centric scoring system–and they combined for 99.17 points this week to lead me to a 207.73 - 194.98 win on opening Sunday. It should also be noted that Mariota was the 5th highest-scoring QB in the league.

My two starting QBs cost me a total of $36 in the draft; his 3 QBs cost him $219 of our $351 budget.

I did a couple of other things right, too. In preseason, someone dropped Taysom Hill, and since I was hurting at QB, I picked him up. I didn’t start him in Week 1, but he was the highest-scoring TE in the league in Week 1, so I’ll probably be starting him there with Albert O. going forward. He also outscored all but 6 QBs in Week 1, so he’d be a Superflex candidate as well.

And finally, going into the Sunday night game, I had like a four point lead with my Albert O to go and his Jalen Tolbert to go. When I saw Tolbert was a scratch, I quickly went and picked up Noah Brown from waivers, as he was the only guy still to play who could possibly hurt me. I don’t know if my opponent looked for Brown or not, but he left Tolbert in the lineup and I cruised to victory. If he’d gotten Brown, I still would have won, but it would have forced Albert O. to score a point or two, making it a much worse sweat than it was.

So the moral of the story is draft for your scoring system. Taylor and Henry give me an almost insurmountable advantage in this league, as my ability to win with poor performances all around them demonstrates.

League 2: PPR league; scored the most points in Week 1 with Ryan and Winston at QB versus Mahomes and Allen. My WR/RB corp of Jefferson, Diggs, Amon-Ra, and CEH all came up big, and next week I’ll probly have Patterson as my RB2 instead of Etienne. I’ll be glad when I can flex Godwin instead of Woods, as well. Looks like a juggernaut of a team.

League 3: Another run-centric league, another 100.70 points out of the Taylor/Henry combo helped me overcome my opponent’s De’Andre Swift and my own goose egg from Kmet.

League 4: Just your basic dominating trifecta for standard half-PPR scoring–Mahomes, Henry, and Jefferson. I had Allen Robinson facing the Allen/Diggs combo on Thursday, but managed to overcome that early deficit despite getting all of 20.80 fantasy points from Henry, Zeke and Singletary combined (and getting 1 pt from Matt Prater). Mahomes, Jefferson and Amon-Ra did the heavy lifting for me, with Mahomes and Jefferson being the two highest-scoring players in the league for Week 1.

League 5: I had the lowest score in the league by 14 points–but things should get better for this Week 1 MASH unit. Allen Robinson, CeeDee Lamb and Travis Etienne just didn’t show up (with an honorable mention no-show to Derrick Henry), but Keenan Allen, Najee Harris and Zach Ertz were all negatively affected by injuries in Week 1. So with 7 out of 10 players busting at the same time, the lowest score in the league was completely justified.

It’s a small league with short benches though, so with the 9th waiver position, I’ll probably wait and pick up a couple of free agents after they clear waivers. But mainly I will need my big guns to start acting like big guns if I’m going to have a chance in this league.

So after Week 1, Axe Elf stands 4-1 for the season.

This guy… :roll_eyes: :roll_eyes: :roll_eyes:

No one cares. The fact that you speak in 3rd person pretty much sums up how much of a loser you are and ensures that no one will ever like you. Go eat a cupcake, cupcake.

Axe Elf would like to point out his 4-1 record in Week 1, which pretty much sums up how much of a winner he is.

It’s like you’re 10 years old. It’s actually quite sad. I’m really sorry for you. You almost suck as much as Derrick Henry.

League 1: I had no action tonight, but my opponent came out swinging with Herbert, Williams and Everett right out of the gate. My opponent has taken a 63 point lead, and his projected points have increased from 203 to 211. Faced Mahomes, Herbert and Allen x 2 last week, Mahomes and Herbert x 2 this week; can I please stop facing elite QBs for a while now? Sheesh. Fortunately, this is one of the run-centric leagues in which I just need to get my weekly hunnerd from Henry and Taylor, and I should be good to go. Having both my Damiens and my Dobbins healthy would help a lot as well. I’m projected for 229.58 with all 5 RBs currently in the lineup. I wouldn’t be surprised if Mariota comes close to outscoring Herbert too–but what would really be funny is if Herbert is outscored by one of my TEs picked up off waivers prior to the start of the season–Taysom Hill. He outscored all but 6 QBs in this league last week (and all TEs).

League 2: I had Clyde Edwards-Helaire in the rectangular octagon tonight against Travis Kelce. CEH exceeded his projection by almost 4 points; Kelce came in more than 8 points under his projection. Round 1 is scored for Axe Elf, who is now projected to win 146 - 129.

League 3: I was already a projected 210 - 251 loser in this one, but after Juju busted a 4 point move (really more of a movement), I’m now projected to lose 197 - 251. 42 of those 54 points are attributed to the difference between the projected scores of his Brady/Stafford duo vs my Mariota/Trubisky duo, so with any luck, I can cut the deficit in half right there with another good rushing day from Mariota. (This is the OTHER run-centric scoring system, in which I also scored a hunnerd between Henry and Taylor in Week 1.) I’ll need REALLY strong games out of both of my RBs if I want to make up the other half, because with only two other starters (Amon-Ra and Kmet) + Koo and the CIN D (vs Dallas), I don’t have many bullets to make up for Juju’s misfire. So this one’s going to be rough–but hopefully at least close.

League 4: This one was the Shootout at the OK Corral between Mahomes on my team and Juju/CEH on his team. Being a half-PPR league, Juju fell 8 points short of his projection, but Mahomes fell 7 points short of his, so slight advantage Axe Elf–but CEH exceeded his projection by about 3, so he gained a couple of points on me. I was originally projected to win 134.81 - 134.53, but now he’s projected to win 127.52 - 129.13. lol Should be a fun one.

League 5: The only league in which I lost Week 1, so I’m most in need of a win here–but it’s not looking good. I had no action tonight, but faced Mike Williams, who exceeded his projection by 9. And this is the MASH unit–I have Corey Davis starting at WR4 for the injured Keenan Allen, though it looks like Najee and Ertz will be at full speed this week. I’ll need my other Allen, Robinson, and my little Lamb CeeDee to not be invisible this week, and it wouldn’t hurt Henry and Etienne to put forth a little more effort, too. Current projection? A 122 - 154 loss.

:roll_eyes: :roll_eyes: :roll_eyes:

Who cares? Why do you think anyone cares???

I would seriously like to know, does ANYONE out here in the FantasyPros Forums actually care how AxeElf is doing? Does ANYONE sit around waiting on his ungodly long posts speaking about himself in the third person?

We all know he trolls around this forum being a complete ass 100% of the time, jacking up all of our fun threads and conversation with his holier than thou attitude. I just can’t wrap my mind around anyone coming here and actually being interested in anything he has to say.

If there is someone out there, please speak up. I would love to know that you care. I for one, cannot wait until the day when the moderators of this forum awake from their slumber and banish this moron, making it a better place for all to come and enjoy fantasy football…

Jack, I know it is unintended but the only one answering him is you. There is no one for 8 threads and 15 hours SHOULD ,with 2 regulars going ignore, tell "iil elfie something.


Oh gosh, when I saw the “What’s Your Record?” thread I realized I had not updated this site on how Axe Elf was doing yet this week. Let me rectify that without further delay.

After Sunday’s games, League 4 was a loss. Amon-Ra did his work, but Jefferson, Henry, Zeke and Patterson all loafed and my opponent was the beneficiary of a Tua/Waddle stack. He also had Bateman and CEH. Sigh. A good time to post the third-lowest score in the league, I suppose, rather than wasting a good effort against the Dolphins’ domination.

Also by the end of Sunday, League 2 was a win—I had a 6 point lead with my opponent done, and me still having Jefferson and Diggs to go on Monday Night. I ended up wasting the second-highest score in the league beating the second-lowest score in the league, but after two weeks, I’m undefeated in this league with the most total points scored. Jefferson, Diggs, Amon-Ra, Lockett and CEH in my only full-PPR league are just killing it.

However, since I didn’t need anything out of Diggs on Monday Night, I was kind of hoping he would post a nice quiet 6 for 60 or something—because I was playing against him in ALL three of my other leagues!!! I did have Henry still to play in all three, so going into MNF I was a projected 6 point winner in League 1, and a projected 0.6 point winner in League 5. I was a projected loser in League 3 anyway, but Henry was corralled by the Bills, and Diggs did what Diggs does, and I lost all three of these games—with scores in the top half of the league for two of my three losing teams.

Sucks to be me playing against one of my best players in three other leagues. :(

So after two weeks I have one 2-0 team, one 0-2 team, and three 1-1 teams; right at .500 for the season. I’m ok with that, given the opponents that I’ve faced in the first two weeks—Mahomes 3 times, Allen 2 times, Herbert 2 times, Murray, Tua for his career game, Mixon twice, CMC, Taylor twice, Swift in Week 1, CEH, Diggs FOUR times, Bateman FOUR times as well, Mike Williams twice, Waddle, Tyreek, Kirk, Chase… There can’t be too many more good players out there for me to face, can there?

And I need a little more consistent production out of guys like Allen Robinson, Derrick Henry, Jonathan Taylor, and my TEs other than Goedert and Ertz, and getting guys like JK Dobbins, Gus Edwards, Damien Williams, Michael Gallup and Keenan Allen back from IR will be a plus as well. So I feel pretty good through the first two weeks; just need to keep developing into mid-season form.

After playing against Stefon Diggs in three out of five leagues last week, I noticed I was playing against Russell Wilson in four out of five leagues this week, so I figured he’d have 400 yards and 5 TDs. Instead, his nice quiet 184/0 night turned out to be a little payback for the damage that Diggs did last week, and may have helped turn the tide in my favor in a couple of close games.

Still have a couple of leagues pending for Monday Night…

League 1: If you weren’t familiar with the scoring system, you’d think I have a decent chance tonight, with Lamb and a 12.7 point lead against Barkley and the Giants D. However this is one of the run-centric leagues where defenses also score about 50% more than usual–so basically I’m going to need either a career-huge game from Lamb, or an early injury to Barkley. (For perspective, Amon-Ra had 73 receiving yards yesterday and scored 11.13 pts in this scoring system, while Jonathan Taylor had 71 rushing yards and scored 26.52.) So this is probably going down as a loss.

League 2: My previously-undefeated full-PPR team is in serious danger after Stefon Diggs was held in check and Justin Jefferson whiffed; I need 28 points out of Daniel Jones tonight to pull it off. Pass TDs are 5 pts, though, so 325/3 would do it. (Some rushing stats wouldn’t hurt either.) Still, probably a loss.

That’s the bad news.

The good news is that League 3 is already a 26 point win. League 4 is going to be a win, unless Dalton Schultz (or another TE my opponent might pick up who is playing tonight) scores 38 points plus whatever Zeke scores for me. Curiously, Yahoo still has my opponent with a 1% chance of winning. I’d like to know what TE playing tonight would score 45+ points in 1 out of 100 tries, but fine, keep hope alive.

League 5 is going to be close, but thanks to Russell Wilson’s little gift of ineptitude, I should be ok, as long as Lamb and his 9 point lead can stay ahead of my opponent’s Sterling Shepard. I accidentally helped myself in this league when I picked up Garoppolo in waivers this week and was going to start him over Trubisky, but I forgot and left Trubes in for his Thursday night game–where he scored 4 more points than Garoppolo did yesterday anyway. So if I win by less than 4, it was a mistake. lol

I also had Keenan Allen in that lineup up until about 2pm yesterday. Sunday morning it still looked like he was going to go, so I left him in the lineup over a questionable Corey Davis and Robbie Anderson. Then when the inactives were declared for the late games, Allen was on the list, and it was too late to start Davis or Anderson. (Good thing, because they scored 3.7 and 1.9 points respectively.) So I went to the waiver wire, dropped MVS for Romeo Doubs, and started him for Allen. His 17.30 points are the only reason I’m in this game at all.

So tonight I need Daniel Jones to go crazy without involving Shepard, Lamb to have a career game, and a late COVID designation for Barkley.

I should also mention that it was extremely difficult watching the first hour of the games yesterday. All my players were either dropping TDs, or getting vultured on goalline carries.

I had Henry playing in four leagues, and two of the Titans TDs inside the 5 went to Swaim and I think Tannehill snuck one in–so there’s 8 TDs (48 points) I missed right there.

Amon-Ra was playing in all five of my managed leagues when he was pushed out of bounds on the 1 yard line on his long scoring play–so that’s another 5 TDs (30 points) I missed.

Helaire and Dobbins were also vultured. Justin Jefferson, playing in 2 leagues for me, was targeted in the end zone twice, and missed the catch both times. 4 more missed TDs (24 points). Allen Robinson did the same in the late games. (24 more missed points). Engram had a TD taken away upon review. Ertz dropped a score.

All in all, my starting players missed out on a total of 25 TDs yesterday, or 150 points–that’s an extra 30 points per league, on average. 19 of those missed opportunities happened in the first hour of football yesterday. I very well could have gone undefeated this week–but I was afraid I wasn’t going to win a game, the way things were going at first.

So things pretty much went as expected, although my game in League 1 turned out to be closer than I thought it would be—close enough that I went from expecting a loss to being disappointed by it!

Barkley did indeed bust a 37.2 point move for my opponent, but his Giants’ D was only good for 1.95, so Lamb’s 20.6 brought me to a surprisingly narrow 236.64 - 230.79 defeat. If Barkley doesn’t score that TD—or if Lamb makes that 52 yard TD catch (see below)—I win.

I came this close to 4-1 again this week:

League 2: Daniel Jones came out firing—and running!—but his inability to get into the end zone doomed me to the expected loss. No more undefeated teams—and I’m looking at you, Justin Jefferson! Still, I would have beaten all but 2 of the other 10 teams in the league with the 4th-highest score this week, so even a terrible showing is still pretty good—and I am still the highest-scoring team in the league overall.

League 3: The previously-reported win, overcoming a 66.60 day by Jalen Hurts (Mariota posted a strong 43.56 counter-punch himself). Henry and Taylor combined for 89.4 points in my lineup, and I may stop streaming and just keep the Eagles’ D going forward, after they shut down Minnesota and Washington in consecutive weeks. Posted the 2nd-highest score in the league.

League 4: He just gave up and left Schultz in the lineup. I won by 52 points in the Blowout of the Week, with the 2nd-highest score in the league again.

League 5: Lamb did indeed hold on against Sterling Shepard, and I won by 20, with the 3rd-highest score in the league.

So 3-2 this week for an overall 8-7 record after three weeks (and a Lamb-drop away from 4-1 and 9-6), but the signs are all good going forward. I’m posting pretty high scores, but still have several players waiting to come back from injury—Keenan Allen, Michael Gallup, Chris Godwin, J.K. Dobbins, Gus Edwards, Damien Williams—and a couple that need to be more consistent—my big gun RBs primarily, and Allen Robinson—but hanging around .500 for the season while running into the Diggs buzzsaw last week and dealing with all these injuries, I’m feeling pretty good going into October.

Axe Elf had no players in action Thursday night (having resisted the urge to start Gesicki over Engram just so I WOULD have someone playing tonight)–but he dodged a few bullets being fired by his opponents’ big guns.

League 1: Faced Tua, Chase, and the Cinci D. The Bengals’ D posted a number against me, in a moderately generous scoring system (22.30–they were projected for 19.4, so no biggie), but Chase was controlled and Tua suffered misadventure. So with Chase 6 points under his projection and Tua with 3.5 points total, I am now projected to win by 23 (after initially being favored by 1).

League 2: Took the most damage in this league, with a combined 43.3 from Tyreek and Mixon–but it’s also my best team, the PPR league where I start 3 top 10 WRs (Jefferson, Diggs and Amon-Ra) and 2 top 10 RBs (CEH and Cordarrelle)–so I’m still projected to win by 14. It was SOOOOO satisfying watching Mixon getting stuffed out of two more potential TDs, after notching his first one early. My 3rd WR slot is kind of up in the air this week, with Amon-Ra sharing a Q-tag with Godwin and Gallup, but hopefully one of the three will be solid by Sunday or I’ll be trotting out Woods.

League 3: Faced Chase again here, so I got off easy with him coming in 7 points under his projection in this league. Since I was facing Chase in two games, I was very nervous after his quiet first half. I was just sure he was going to catch a long 12-point TD on the last drive of the game or something–and he almost did, but he was brought down on the 6–and the ensuing TD didn’t go to either Mixon or Chase, so it was still a win in my book! I am still a 17 point underdog, facing a QB duo of Jackson and Murray, who are projected for 117 points between them. On the plus side, he also has McCaffrey, who may fall well short of his projected 44 points. I’ll be countering with my big guns Henry and Taylor, who are projected for 80 points between them, and Mariota and Garoppolo at QB, projected for 82 points between them. I also have top support weapons Koo and the Eagles D, so this should be a good one.

League 4: My opponent’s Edmonds would have been a complete bust if not for his TD, but he still only exceeded his projection by half a point. I remain a 5 point underdog, which is basically a coin flip at this point.

League 5: No action. Also a 5 point underdog.

They won’t underestimate Axe Elf for long…