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2017 Fantasy Football Eliminator Challenge: Week 5

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

Both Lamar Miller and Deshaun Watson did well in week 4. Which owner took advantage?
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Welcome to the Week 5 update of the Fake Teams Fantasy Football Eliminator Challenge!

Week 4 saw incredible games and incredible fantasy football performances. Let’s take a look at how our entries did in Week 4:

Week 4 Results

Punk is Dead Deshaun Watson Lamar Miller Dalvin Cook Keenan Allen Alshon Jeffery Travis Kelce Green Bay Packers Greg Zuerlein Season: 401 Avg: 100.25
Week 4 Points 33 24 10 13 8 17 10 27 142
Mark Abell Cam Newton Ezekiel Elliott Leonard Fournette Golden Tate Sammy Watkins Cameron Brate Jacksonville Jaguars Matt Prater Season: 316 Avg: 79
Week 4 Points 32 25 19 2 1 14 10 5 108
Heath Capps Jay Cutler Kareem Hunt Dalvin Cook A.J. Green Keenan Allen Travis Kelce Seattle Seahawks Stephen Gostkowski Season: 341 Avg: 85.25
Week 4 Points 4 12 10 12 13 17 22 15 105
Ghoji Blackburn Russell Wilson Leonard Fournette Christian McCaffrey Dez Bryant DeVante Parker Rob Gronkowski Jacksonville Jaguars Jake Elliott Season: 328 Avg: 82
Week 4 Points 26 19 4 9 6 8 10 19 101
GanjaDwarvez Drew Brees LeSean McCoy Jay Ajayi Michael Thomas Larry Fitzgerald Cameron Brate Jacksonville Jaguars Blair Walsh Season: 353 Avg: 88.25
Week 4 Points 18 10 4 14 9 14 10 8 87
Tcepnt Jay Cutler Kareem Hunt Chris Thompson Odell Beckham Jr. Michael Thomas Martellus Bennett Seattle Seahawks Jason Myers Season: 291 Avg: 72.75
Week 4 Points 4 12 0 9 14 3 22 7 71

Punk is Dead took home the top prize for the second straight week with a total of 142 points. This total breaks the record for most points in a single week. Punk breaks his own record as he put up 127 points back in week 11 of 2016. After the worst overall week our contest had seen this season, the entries came back strong in week 4. 4 of our 6 owners had point totals over 100. Prior to this week, we had seen just 2 entries in total of 100 or more points. Last weeks average score was 54.86. This week we had a average score of 102.33!

Punk is Dead got a big boost from the Houston Texans and their 57-14 win over the Titans. Deshaun Watson (33) and Lamar Miller(24) led the way. Punk also had a monster game from Greg Zuerlein. Zuerlein had 7 field goals in a Rams win over the Cowboys. This earned him a whopping 27 points! This big week puts Punk in the lead for total season points. He now leads the field by close to 50 points 4 weeks into the season.

Under the rules of this contest all 6 entries who competed in weeks 1-4 will be without the 32 players they selected going forward. Pete Rodgers, who missed week 4, will be without the 24 players he picked in weeks 1-3 should he rejoin us for week 5. A reminder of players that are ineligible to select for Week 5 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
Todd Gurley Michael Thomas
Mike Gillislee Tyreek Hill
Lamar Miller Keenan Allen
Dalvin Cook Alshon Jeffery
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
Jay Ajayi A.J. Green
Ty Montgomery Jarvis Landry
Kareem Hunt Odell Beckham Jr.
Chris Thompson Michael Thomas
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
Jacquizz Rodgers Larry Fitzgerald
Jay Ajayi A.J. Green
Kareem Hunt Rashard Higgins
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
Jay Ajayi Kelvin Benjamin
Carlos Hyde Rashard Higgins
Ezekiel Elliott Golden Tate
Leonard Fournette Sammy Watkins
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
Le'Veon Bell Julio Jones
C.J. Anderson Jarvis Landry
Chrisian McCaffrey Dez Bryant
Leonard Fournette DeVante Parker
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
Isaiah Crowell Jarvis Landry
Theo Riddick Tyreek Hill
Kareem Hunt A.J. Green
Dalvin Cook Keenan Allen
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
Carlos Hyde Julio Jones
Isaiah Crowell Kelvin Benjamin
LeSean McCoy Michael Thomas
Jay Ajayi Larry Fitzgerald

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 5, 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 (most likely 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 Fake Teams community!