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2017 Fantasy Football Eliminator Challenge: Week 3

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

Rob Gronkowski and Tom Brady both put up points in week 2. Which entries took advantage of the Patriots stars?
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Welcome to the Week 3 update of the Fake Teams Fantasy Football Eliminator Challenge!

Week 2 saw incredible games and incredible fantasy football performances. Let’s take a look at how our entries did in Week 2:

Week 2 Results

Heath Capps Matt Ryan Marshawn Lynch Ty Montgomery Julio Jones Randall Cobb Rob Gronkowski Oakland Raiders Phil Dawson Season: 187 Avg: 93.5
Week 2 Points 14 10 22 10 7 17 10 10 100
Ghoji Blackburn Matt Ryan Marshawn Lynch Jacquizz Rodgers Davante Adams Jermaine Kearse Zach Ertz Seattle Seahawks Mason Crosby Season: 181 Avg: 90.5
Week 2 Points 14 10 12 15 18 9 9 5 92
Mark Abell Tom Brady Marshawn Lynch Ty Montgomery Brandin Cooks Larry Fitzgerald Nick Boyle Oakland Raiders Chris Boswell Season: 177 Avg: 88.5
Week 2 Points 29 10 22 3 2 0 10 16 92
Pete Rodgers Derek Carr Ty Montgomery Jacquizz Rodgers Brandin Cooks Larry Fitzgerald Eric Ebron Arizona Cardinals Robbie Gould Season: 123 Avg: 61.5
Week 2 Points 21 22 12 3 2 10 11 10 91
GanjaDwarvez Phillip Rivers Lamar Miller Ty Montgomery Keenan Allen Chris Hogan Jared Cook Seattle Seahawks Giorgio Tavecchio Season: 199 Avg: 99.5
Week 2 Points 17 8 22 10 13 2 9 9 90
Punk is Dead Derek Carr Ty Montgomery Terrance West Brandin Cooks Emmanuel Sanders Jimmy Graham Oakland Raiders Blair Walsh Season: 178 Avg: 89.5
Week 2 Points 21 22 10 3 18 0 10 6 90
Tcepnt Marcus Mariota Marshawn Lynch Jacquizz Rodgers Larry Fitzgerald DeVante Parker Rob Gronkowski Arizona Cardinals Phil Dawson Season: 173 Avg: 86.5
Week 2 Points 12 10 12 2 8 17 11 10 82

Heath Capps won a very tight week 2 with a total of 100 points. The average score this week was 91 points. It is obviously a small sample but both week 1 and week 2 winner have been the only entries to hit triple digits. Capps set himself apart from the other entries by using Rob Gronkowski. The TE selections this week were mostly bad with the exception of the 2 owners who picked Gronk. Gronkowski(17) joined Ty Montgomery(22) as the leading scorers for the winning team. Capps was also super consistent with his performances. No player scored less than 7 points for him.

Under the rules of this contest all 7 entries who competed in week 1 & 2 will be without the 16 players they selected going forward. A reminder of players that are ineligible to select for Week 3 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
Ty Montgomery Brandin Cooks
Terrance West Emmanuel Sanders
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
Marshawn Lynch Larry Fitzgerald
Jacquizz Rodgers DeVante Parker
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
Ty Montgomery Brandin Cooks
Jacquizz Rodgers Larry Fitzgerald
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
Marshawn Lynch Brandin Cooks
Ty Montgomery Larry Fitzgerald
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
Marshawn Lynch Davante Adams
Jacquizz Rodgers Jermaine Kearse
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
Marshawn Lynch Julio Jones
Ty Montgomery Randall Cobb
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
Lamar Miller Keenan Allen
Ty Montgomery Chris Hogan

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 3, 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!

There is still time to enter! Enter the contest before the 1st slate of games on Sunday. Entries at this point cannot use players from Thursday's Rams/49ers game.