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2016 Fantasy Football Eliminator Challenge: Week 8

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Set the best lineup each week, but choose carefully! Can you take on the challenge?

Mike Evans and Jaquizz Rodgers played a big part in the Bucs Week 8 win. Did they do the same for one of our owners?
Mike Evans and Jaquizz Rodgers played a big part in the Bucs Week 8 win. Did they do the same for one of our owners?
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*Please see last paragraph concerning Ty Montgomery*

Welcome to the Week 8 update of the Faketeams Fantasy Football Eliminator Challenge!

Week 7 saw incredible games and incredible fantasy football performances. Let’s take a look at how our entries did in Week 7:

Team QB RB RB WR WR TE DST K Total
Tcepnt Blake Bortles, Jax Tevin Coleman, Atl Jacquizz Rodgers, TB Mike Evans, TB Allen Robinson, Jax Rob Gronkowski, NE Denver Broncos Cairo Santos, KC Season: 602 Avg: 86
Week 7 Points 12 13 15 21 0 15 10 10 96

Team QB RB RB WR WR TE DST K Total
Punk is Dead Matt Ryan, Atl Terrance West, Bal James White, NE A.J. Green, Cin Odell Beckham Jr., NYG Travis Kelce, KC Denver Broncos Matt Bryant, Atl Season: 684 Avg: 97.71
Week 7 Points 12 1 9 22 4 2 10 12 72

Team QB RB RB WR WR TE DST K Total
rk1101 Brian Hoyer, Chi DeMarco Murray, Ten Jacquizz Rodgers, TB Amari Cooper, Oak Alshon Jeffrey, Chi Travis Kelce, KC Denver Broncos Mason Crosby, GB Season: 546 Avg: 78
Week 7 Points 1 18 15 2 3 2 10 8 59

Tcepnt beats out all other entries and takes home the top prize in Week 7. Tcepnt put on a great showing and beat the next closest entry by 24 points. Tough week for everyone as the average score was only 75.67. Mike Evans(21), Rob Gronkowski(15) and Jacquizz Rodgers(15) led the way for the winning team this week. Tcepnt pulled out the win despite getting a goose egg from Allen Robinson. His RB duo and TE selection made his team stand above the rest in Week 7. Punk is Dead remains the leader in season total. The selections will only get more and more difficult from here.

Under the rules of this contest, myself, Tcepnt, and rk1101 are picking Week 8 without 56 possible options each. The choices will definitely begin to get more challenging. Ray Guilfoyle, who joined us for Week 2, and justin.j.gallant, who joined us for Week 6, will have the 8 players they chose removed from the available player pool should they rejoin us this week. A reminder of players that are ineligible to select for Week 8 are:

Team Position and Players
Punk is Dead QB RB WR TE DST K
Week 1 Derek Carr, Oak Mark Ingram, NO Julio Jones, Atl Jason Witten, Dal Houston Texans Mason Crosby, GB
Spencer Ware, KC Michael Crabtree, Oak
Week 2 Eli Manning, NYG DeAngelo Williams, Pit Allen Robinson, Jax Delanie Walker, Ten Baltimore Ravens Matt Prater, Det
DeMarco Murray, Ten Willie Snead, NO
Week 3 Aaron Rodgers, GB Melvin Gordon, SD Jarvis Landry, Mia Dwayne Allen, Ind Carolina Panthers Dan Bailey, Dal
Charles Sims, TB Marvin Jones, Det
Week 4 Kirk Cousins, Was David Johnson, Ari Alshon Jeffery, Chi Greg Olsen, Car Arizona Cardinals Dustin Hopkins, Was
LeGarrette Blount, NE Demaryius Thomas, Den
Week 5 Ben Roesthlisberger, Pit C.J. Anderson, Den Jordy Nelson, GB Zach Ertz, Phi Minnesota Vikings Adam Vinatieri, Ind
Frank Gore, Ind Jordan Matthews, Phi
Week 6 Tom Brady, NE LeSean McCoy, Buf Larry Fitzgerald, Ari Jimmy Graham, Sea Buffalo Bills Justin Tucker, Bal
Christine Michael, Sea Amari Cooper, Oak
Week 7 Matt Ryan, Atl Terrance West, Bal Odell Beckham Jr., NYG Travis Kelce, KC Denver Broncos Matt Bryant, Atl
James White, NE A.J. Green, Cin
Tcepnt QB RB WR TE DST K
Week 1 Derek Carr, Oak Christine Michael, SEA Antonio Brown, Pit Jared Cook, GB Cleveland Browns Dan Bailey, Dal
Spencer Ware, KC Amari Cooper, Oak
Week 2 Andy Dalton, Cin DeAngelo Williams, Pit Odell Beckham Jr., NYG C.J. Uzomah, Cin Carolina Panthers Dan Carpenter, Buf
Danny Woodhead, SD Tyrell Williams, SD
Week 3 Phillip Rivers, SD Melvin Gordon, SD Jarvis Landry, Mia Greg Olsen, Car Houston Texans Nick Novak, Hou
Theo Riddick, Det Travis Benjamin, SD
Week 4 Cam Newton, Car Ezekiel Elliot, Dal DeAndre Hopkins, Hou Hunter Henry, SD Buffalo Bills Will Lutz, NO
Jordan Howard, Chi Terrelle Pryor, Cle
Week 5 Tom Brady, NE Jerrick McKinnon, Min T.Y. Hilton, Ind Kyle Rudolph, Min Minnesota Vikings Stephen Gostkowski, NE
Terrence West, Bal Eddie Royal, Chi
Week 6 Colin Kaepernick, SF Le'Veon Bell, Pit A.J. Green, Cin Lance Kendricks, Stl Baltimore Ravens Connor Barth, Chi
DeMarco Murray, Ten Kelvin Benjamin, Car
Week 7 Blake Bortles, Jax Tevin Coleman, Atl Mike Evans, TB Rob Gronkowski, NE Denver Broncos Cairo Santos, KC
Jacquizz Rodgers, TB Allen Robinson, Jax
rk1101 QB RB WR TE DST K
Week 1 Matthew Stafford, Det Rashad Jennings, NYG Sammy Watkins, Buf Dwayne Allen, Ind Tampa Bay Buccaneers Travis Coons, FA
Ryan Mathews, Phi Marvin Jones, Det
Week 2 Joe Flacco, Bal C.J. Anderson, Den Odell Beckham Jr., NYG Gary Barnidge, Cle Seattle Seahawks Roberto Aguayo, TB
Danny Woodhead, SD Doug Baldwin, Sea
Week 3 Matt Ryan, Atl DeAngelo Williams, Pit Jarvis Landry, Mia Dennis Pitta, Bal Miami Dolphins Josh Lambo, SD
Charles Sims, TB Michael Thomas, NO
Week 4 Kirk Cousins, Was LeGarrette Blount, NE T.Y. Hilton, Ind Kyle Rudolph, Min New England Patriots Blair Walsh, Min
Carlos Hyde, SF DeSean Jackson, Was
Week 5 Andy Dalton, Cin Jordan Howard, Chi A.J. Green, Cin Hunter Henry, SD Buffalo Bills Adam Vinatieri, Ind
Terrence West, Bal Jordy Nelson, GB
Week 6 Russell Wilson, Sea LeSean McCoy, Buf Larry Fitzgerald, Ari Jimmy Graham, Sea Pittsburgh Steelers Stephen Gostkowski, NE
Lamar Miller, Hou Kelvin Benjamin, Car
Week 7 Brian Hoyer, Chi DeMarco Murray, Ten Amari Cooper, Oak Travis Kelce, KC Denver Broncos Mason Crosby, GB
Jacquizz Rodgers, TB Alshon Jeffrey, Chi
Ray Guilfoyle QB RB WR TE DST K
Week 2 Blake Bortles, Jax Ezekiel Elliot, Dal Allen Robinson, Jax Delanie Walker, Ten Seattle Seahawks Matt Prater, Det
Thomas Rawls, Sea Tajae Sharpe, Ten
justin.j.gallant QB RB WR TE DST K
Week 6 Drew Brees, NO LeSean McCoy, Buf Antonio Brown, Pit Jimmy Graham, Sea Arizona Cardinals Connor Barth, Chi
DeMarco Murray, Ten Larry Fitzgerald, Ari

For those new to the challenge, here are a few ground rules. The format is basic enough; construct a lineup using the following roster setup: 1QB, 2RB, 2WR, 1TE, 1DST, & 1K. We will use standard ESPN scoring which is can be found here. There isn’t even a salary cap when setting the lineup!

What makes this challenge… challenging is that you can only select each player ONCE per season! That means if you pick Aaron Rodgers in Week 1, you CANNOT choose him again Weeks 2-17. Matchups play a HUGE part in this game, but so do injuries. Wait too long on using Le’Veon Bell and he could suffer an injury that leaves him unusable in your available player pool the rest of the season. We are using 2RBs and 2WRs per week to make it even more difficult.

For those joining us in Week 8, you have the entire pool of players at your disposal! We will have new winners each week! In addition to that, we will also have a season long total and a weekly average leaderboard.

Can you pick the best lineups all season long? Join the fun in the comments below and may the best faketeamer win!

Please post your lineups in the comments below. I will update this weekly with the leaderboard and you will put next week’s lineup in that post! Feel free to ask any questions in the comments below as well. Thanks for the read and please share this post to grow this challenge and the faketeams community!

*Regarding Ty Montgomery, FOR THIS WEEK HE WILL BE WR ONLY. We use ESPN scoring so I'm considering being able to use him at EITHER RB or WR (but just ONCE)(no double dipping). No one has used him this season so we are all on a fair playing field. I'm leaning towards keeping him WR only. Please leave your thoughts and I will make an official decision next week.*