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2017 Fantasy Football Eliminator Challenge: Week 6

Your weekly update of the Faketeams Eliminator Challenge. Join the fun!

Dak Prescott led the way at QB this week for our Eliminator Challenge picks. Did he lead his owners to victory in week 5?
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Welcome to the Week 6 update of the Fake Teams Fantasy Football Eliminator Challenge!

Week 5 saw incredible games and incredible fantasy football performances. Let’s take a look at how our entries did in Week 5:

Week 5 Results

GanjaDwarvez Jameis Winston Melvin Gordon Leonard Fournette Mike Evans Jordy Nelson Austin Seferian-Jenkins Baltimore Ravens Jake Elliott Season: 472 Avg: 94.4
Week 5 Points 18 27 30 4 8 8 14 10 119
Ghoji Blackburn Dak Prescott Todd Gurley Kareem Hunt Stefon Diggs T.Y. Hilton Martellus Bennett Minnesota Vikings Graham Gano Season: 408 Avg: 81.6
Week 5 Points 29 2 10 0 17 5 8 9 80
Punk is Dead Aaron Rodgers Leonard Fournette Frank Gore Mike Evans Larry Fitzgerald Jesse James Detroit Lions Matt Prater Season: 480 Avg: 96
Week 5 Points 23 30 7 4 5 2 2 6 79
Heath Capps Dak Prescott Ezekiel Elliott Bilal Powell Jordy Nelson Dez Bryant Austin Seferian-Jenkins Pittsburgh Steelers Mason Crosby Season: 420 Avg: 84
Week 5 Points 29 12 2 8 11 8 4 5 79
Pete Rodgers Jameis Winston Carlos Hyde Marshawn Lynch DeVante Parker Pierre Garcon Hunter Henry Detroit Lions Graham Gano Season: 246 Avg: 61.5
Week 5 Points 18 1 11 0 9 10 2 9 60
Mark Abell Jameis Winston Isaiah Crowell Chris Carson DeVante Parker Robby Anderson Delanie Walker San Francisco 49ers Adam Vinatieri Season: 364 Avg: 72.8
Week 5 Points 18 6 0 0 1 2 3 18 48
Tcepnt Aaron Rodgers Todd Gurley Bilal Powell Jordy Nelson Cooper Kupp Ryan Griffin Minnesota Vikings Nick Folk Season: 339 Avg: 67.8
Week 5 Points 23 2 2 8 4 2 8 -1 48

GanjiDwarvez put up the most points in week 5 with 119 total points. This is his 2nd weekly title of the season. He also set a personal season high in points. Last week, the challenge saw its best week of the season. This week, outside of GanjiaDwarvez, no single entry scored more than 80 points.

All entries had good performances from the QB position. This was good for our owners as only 3 different QB were selected between the 7 total entries. Dak Prescott led the way with a big game despite a loss to the Packers. The Cowboys QB put up 29 points which would have been the highest single player total of the week had it not been for a certain Jaguars RB. Leonard Fournette had a huge game and racked up 30 points for the 2 owners who started him in week 5. One of those owners being our week 5 champion GanjiDwarvez. He also had big games from Melvin Gordon(27), Jameis Winston(18), and the Ravens DST(14). His RB combo of Gordon and Fournette put up 57 points combined! That was higher than a couple of entries had altogether! GanjiDwarvez is still in 2nd for most points this season, but he is now trailing Punk is Dead by just 8 points. Heath Capps is at 3rd for the year with 420 total points.

Under the rules of this contest all 6 entries who competed in weeks 1-5 will be without the 40 players they selected going forward. Pete Rodgers, who missed week 4, will be without the 32 players he picked so far this season. A reminder of players that are ineligible to select for Week 6 are:

Used Players

Punk is Dead Tyrod Taylor Le'Veon Bell A.J. Green Zach Ertz Buffalo Bills Dan Bailey
Derek Carr DeMarco Murray Stefon Diggs Jimmy Graham Oakland Raiders Blair Walsh
Carson Wentz Ty Montgomery Brandin Cooks Eric Ebron Los Angeles Rams Giorgio Tavecchio
Deshaun Watson Terrance West Emmanuel Sanders Travis Kelce Green Bay Packers Greg Zuerlein
Aaron Rodgers Todd Gurley Michael Thomas Jesse James Detroit Lions Matt Prater
Mike Gillislee Tyreek Hill
Lamar Miller Keenan Allen
Dalvin Cook Alshon Jeffery
Leonard Fournette Mike Evans
Frank Gore Larry Fitzgerald
Tcepnt Derek Carr LeSean McCoy Doug Baldwin Kyle Rudolph Buffalo Bills Adam Vinatieri
Marcus Mariota Ezekiel Elliott Tyreek Hill Rob Gronkowski Arizona Cardinals Phil Dawson
Andy Dalton Marshawn Lynch Larry Fitzgerald Jack Doyle Pittsburgh Steelers Cody Parkey
Jay Cutler Jacquizz Rodgers DeVante Parker Martellus Bennett Seattle Seahawks Jason Myers
Aaron Rodgers Jay Ajayi A.J. Green Ryan Griffin Minnesota Vikings Nick Folk
Ty Montgomery Jarvis Landry
Kareem Hunt Odell Beckham Jr.
Chris Thompson Michael Thomas
Todd Gurley Jordy Nelson
Bilal Powell Cooper Kupp
Pete Rodgers Carson Palmer Devonta Freeman Doug Baldwin Jordan Reed Houston Texans Younghoe Koo
Derek Carr Adrian Peterson Martavis Bryant Eric Ebron Arizona Cardinals Robbie Gould
Cam Newton Ty Montgomery Brandin Cooks Zach Ertz Baltimore Ravens Brandon McManus
Jameis Winston Jacquizz Rodgers Larry Fitzgerald Hunter Henry Detroit Lions Graham Gano
Jay Ajayi A.J. Green
Kareem Hunt Rashard Higgins
Carlos Hyde DeVante Parker
Marshawn Lynch Pierre Garcon
Mark Abell Marcus Mariota Terrance West Julio Jones Jesse James Buffalo Bills Dustin Hopkins
Tom Brady LeGarrette Blount Doug Baldwin Nick Boyle Oakland Raiders Chris Boswell
Sam Bradford Marshawn Lynch Brandin Cooks Jack Doyle New England Patriots Nick Folk
Cam Newton Ty Montgomery Larry Fitzgerald Cameron Brate Jacksonville Jaguars Matt Prater
Jameis Winston Jay Ajayi Kelvin Benjamin Delanie Walker San Francisco 49ers Adam Vinatieri
Carlos Hyde Rashard Higgins
Ezekiel Elliott Golden Tate
Leonard Fournette Sammy Watkins
Isaiah Crowell DeVante Parker
Chris Carson Robby Anderson
Ghoji Blackburn Sam Bradford Jordan Howard Larry Fitzgerald Jimmy Graham Los Angeles Rams Phil Dawson
Matt Ryan Bilal Powell Keenan Allen Zach Ertz Seattle Seahawks Mason Crosby
Cam Newton Marshawn Lynch Davante Adams Travis Kelce Baltimore Ravens Matt Bryant
Russell Wilson Jacquizz Rodgers Jermaine Kearse Rob Gronkowski Jacksonville Jaguars Jake Elliott
Dak Prescott Le'Veon Bell Julio Jones Martellus Bennett Minnesota Vikings Graham Gano
C.J. Anderson Jarvis Landry
Chrisian McCaffrey Dez Bryant
Leonard Fournette DeVante Parker
Todd Gurley Stefon Diggs
Kareem Hunt T.Y. Hilton
Heath Capps Derek Carr LeSean McCoy Larry Fitzgerald Delanie Walker Buffalo Bills Greg Zuerlein
Matt Ryan DeMarco Murray Michael Crabtree Rob Gronkowski Oakland Raiders Phil Dawson
Cam Newton Marshawn Lynch Julio Jones Zach Ertz Baltimore Ravens Matt Bryant
Jay Cutler Ty Montgomery Randall Cobb Travis Kelce Seattle Seahawks Stephen Gostkowski
Dak Prescott Isaiah Crowell Jarvis Landry Austin Seferian-Jenkins Pittsburgh Steelers Mason Crosby
Theo Riddick Tyreek Hill
Kareem Hunt A.J. Green
Dalvin Cook Keenan Allen
Ezekiel Elliott Jordy Nelson
Bilal Powell Dez Bryant
GanjiDwarvez Sam Bradford Todd Gurley Adam Thielen Charles Clay Los Angeles Rams Justin Tucker
Phillip Rivers Bilal Powell Kendall Wright Jared Cook Seattle Seahawks Giorgio Tavecchio
Matt Ryan Lamar Miller Keenan Allen Jack Doyle Philadelphia Eagles Matt Prater
Drew Brees Ty Montgomery Chris Hogan Cameron Brate Jacksonville Jaguars Blair Walsh
Jameis Winston Carlos Hyde Julio Jones Austin Seferian-Jenkins Baltimore Ravens Jake Elliott
Isaiah Crowell Kelvin Benjamin
LeSean McCoy Michael Thomas
Jay Ajayi Larry Fitzgerald
Melvin Gordon Mike Evans
Leonard Fournette Jordy Nelson

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. This is NON PPR where a 5 catch for 32 yard day equals 3 fantasy points. Passing touchdowns are 4 points. There isn’t even a salary cap when setting the lineup!

The challenge is 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 Rob Gronkowski and he could suffer an injury which leaves him unusable in your available player pool for 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 6, 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.

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 Fake Teams community!