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2017 Fantasy Football Eliminator Challenge: Week 8

Your weekly update of the Fake Teams Eliminator Challenge. Join the fun!

A last second touchdown gave the Raiders a win over the Chiefs. Was that play enough to put one of our entries over the top?
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Welcome to the Week 8 update of the Fake Teams 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:

Week 7 Results

Mark Abell Derek Carr Jerick McKinnon Alfred Morris Michael Crabtree Marqise Lee Jason Witten Los Angeles Rams Greg Zuerlein Season: 532 Avg: 76
Week 7 Points 29 5 1 8 7 11 15 17 93
Ghoji Blackburn Brett Hundley LeSean McCoy Mark Ingram Jordy Nelson Tyreek Hill Delanie Walker New York Jets Justin Tucker Season: 553 Avg: 79
Week 7 Points 11 22 16 1 18 4 5 14 91
Punk is Dead Matt Ryan Devonta Freeman Adrian Peterson Jarvis Landry Pierre Garcon Evan Engram Jacksonville Jaguars Jake Elliott Season: 641 Avg: 91.57
Week 7 Points 16 8 3 15 4 12 17 12 87
GanjaDwarvez Marcus Mariota Ezekiel Elliott Adrian Peterson Michael Crabtree Nelson Agholor Austin Hooper New Orleans Saints Stephen Gostkowski Season: 631 Avg: 90.14
Week 7 Points 8 39 3 8 10 0 6 11 85

Mark Abell took home the top spot in week 7 with 93 total points. He edged out Ghoji Blackburn by 2 points. This is the 1st weekly victory for Abell this season. This was a close week for all 4 entries as only 8 points separated #1 from #4.

Abell had a big day at QB from Derek Carr. Carr had 3 passing touchdown and 417 passing yards. This gave the Raiders QB 29 points. Michael Crabtree salvaged his day with a last second TD grab. Crabtree was rostered by Abell in week 7 and that TD was critical in the 2 point week 7 win. Abell also had big point totals from Greg Zuerlein(17) and the Rams DST(15).

Under the rules of this contest all 4 entries who competed in weeks 1-7 will be without the 56 players they selected going forward. Heath Capps, who missed week 7, Tcepnt, who missed week 6 & 7, and Pete Rodgers, who missed weeks 4, 6, & 7, will be without the players they picked so far this season should they rejoin us this week. A reminder of players that are ineligible to select for Week 8 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
Carson Palmer Mike Gillislee Tyreek Hill Austin Seferian-Jenkins Denver Broncos Matt Bryant
Matt Ryan Lamar Miller Keenan Allen Evan Engram Jacksonville Jaguars Jake Elliott
Dalvin Cook Alshon Jeffery
Leonard Fournette Mike Evans
Frank Gore Larry Fitzgerald
Kareem Hunt DeAndre Hopkins
Ameer Abdullah DeSean Jackson
Devonta Freeman Jarvis Landry
Adrian Peterson Pierre Garcon
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
Deshaun Watson Carlos Hyde Rashard Higgins David Njoku Denver Broncos Graham Gano
Derek Carr Ezekiel Elliott Golden Tate Jason Witten Los Angeles Rams Greg Zuerlein
Leonard Fournette Sammy Watkins
Isaiah Crowell DeVante Parker
Chris Carson Robby Anderson
Kareem Hunt Antonio Brown
Mike Gillislee T.Y. Hilton
Jerick McKinnon Michael Crabtree
Alfred Morris Marqise Lee
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
Drew Brees C.J. Anderson Jarvis Landry Ryan Griffin Atlanta Falcons Matt Prater
Brett Hundley Chrisian McCaffrey Dez Bryant Delanie Walker New York Jets Justin Tucker
Leonard Fournette DeVante Parker
Todd Gurley Stefon Diggs
Kareem Hunt T.Y. Hilton
Devonta Freeman Chris Hogan
Doug Martin Terrelle Pryor
LeSean McCoy Jordy Nelson
Mark Ingram Tyreek Hill
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
Deshaun Watson Theo Riddick Tyreek Hill Hunter Henry Denver Broncos Justin Tucker
Kareem Hunt A.J. Green
Dalvin Cook Keenan Allen
Ezekiel Elliott Jordy Nelson
Bilal Powell Dez Bryant
Melvin Gordon DeAndre Hopkins
C.J. Anderson Adam Thielen
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
Kirk Cousins Isaiah Crowell Kelvin Benjamin Jordan Reed Denver Broncos Ryan Succop
Marcus Mariota LeSean McCoy Michael Thomas Austin Hooper New Orleans Saints Stephen Gostkowski
Jay Ajayi Larry Fitzgerald
Melvin Gordon Mike Evans
Leonard Fournette Jordy Nelson
Kareem Hunt T.Y. Hilton
C.J. Anderson Devin Funchess
Ezekiel Elliott Michael Crabtree
Adrian Peterson Nelson Agholor

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 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.

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!