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2016 Fantasy Football Eliminator Challenge: Week 2

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

Antonio Brown led the way for the Steelers and Tcepnt in Week 1
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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:

Team QB RB RB2 WR WR3 TE DST K Total
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:

Players Used QB RB WR TE DST K
Tcepnt
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
rk1101
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!