Welcome to the Week 1 update of the Faketeams Fantasy Football Eliminator Challenge!
Week 1 saw incredible games and incredible fantasy football performances. Let’s take a look at how our entries did in Week 1:
|Tcepnt||Derek Carr, Oak||Christine Michael, Sea||Spencer Ware, KC||Antonio Brown, Pit||Amari Cooper, Oak||Jared Cook, GB||Cleveland Browns||Dan Bailey, Dal|
|Week 1 Points||21||6||25||24||15||0||-2||17||106|
|Punk is Dead||Derek Carr, Oak||Mark Ingram, NO||Spencer Ware, KC||Julio Jones, Atl||Michael Crabtree, Oak||Jason Witten, Dal||Houston Texans||Mason Crosby, GB|
|Week 1 Points||21||7||25||12||10||6||10||9||100|
|rk1101||Matthew Stafford, Det||Rashad Jennings, NYG||Ryan Mathews, Phi||Sammy Watkins, Buf||Marvin Jones, Det||Dwayne Allen, Ind||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||Travis Coons, FA|
|Week 1 Points||25||7||13||4||8||13||2||0||72|
Tcepnt took home the top prize in Week 1 beating out yours truly by 6 points! Tcepnt accomplished this despite getting -2 points from the Cleveland Browns DST. Spencer Ware(25), Antonio Brown(24), Derek Carr(21) and Cowboys kicker Dan Bailey(17) led the way for the winning team this week.
Under the rules of this contest, myself, Tcepnt, and rk1101 are picking Week 2 without 8 possible options each. Those players are:
|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|
|Punk is Dead|
|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 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|
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 2, you have the entire pool of players at your disposal! We only have 1 winner this week but 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 (most likely Tuesday or Wednesday) 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!