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2017 Fantasy Football Eliminator Challenge: Week 4

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

Jay Ajayi was used by 3 different entries this week. After a disappointing game from him, how did his owners, and others, finish week 3?
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Welcome to the Week 4 update of the Fake Teams Fantasy Football Eliminator Challenge!

Week 3 saw incredible games and incredible fantasy football performances. Let’s take a look at how our entries did in Week 3:

Week 3 Results

Punk is Dead Carson Wentz Todd Gurley Mike Gillislee Michael Thomas Tyreek Hill Eric Ebron Los Angeles Rams Giorgio Tavecchio Season: 259 Avg: 86.33
Week 3 Points 13 32 3 14 13 0 2 4 81
GanjaDwarvez Matt Ryan Carlos Hyde Isaiah Crowell Julio Jones Kelvin Benjamin Jack Doyle Philadelphia Eagles Matt Prater Season: 266 Avg: 88.67
Week 3 Points 13 21 5 9 0 -1 1 19 67
Pete Rodgers Cam Newton Jay Ajayi Kareem Hunt A.J. Green Rashard Higgins Zach Ertz Baltimore Ravens Brandon McManus Season: 186 Avg: 62
Week 3 Points 7 1 24 17 1 9 -6 10 63
Heath Capps Cam Newton Isaiah Crowell Theo Riddick Jarvis Landry Tyreek Hill Zach Ertz Baltimore Ravens Matt Bryant Season: 236 Avg: 78.67
Week 3 Points 7 5 3 4 13 9 -6 14 49
Tcepnt Andy Dalton Jay Ajayi Ty Montgomery A.J. Green Jarvis Landry Jack Doyle Pittsburgh Steelers Cody Parkey Season: 220 Avg: 73.33
Week 3 Points 16 1 4 17 4 -1 6 0 47
Ghoji Blackburn Cam Newton Le'Veon Bell C.J. Anderson Julio Jones Jarvis Landry Travis Kelce Baltimore Ravens Matt Bryant Season: 227 Avg: 75.67
Week 3 Points 7 15 3 9 4 0 -6 14 46
Mark Abell Sam Bradford Jay Ajayi Carlos Hyde Kelvin Benjamin Rashard Higgins Jack Doyle New England Patriots Nick Folk Season: 208 Avg: 69.33
Week 3 Points 0 1 21 0 1 -1 3 6 31

Punk is Dead took home the top prize in week 3 with a total of 81 points. This was by far the worst week this contest has seen this season. The 2nd place score was 67 and the average score between entries 2-7 was just 50.5 points. Every entry other than Punk’s had a negative scoring player. 3 entries used the Baltimore Ravens who got crushed by the Jaguars in London. The Ravens earned an ugly -6 points for their terrible showing. Jay Ajayi was also a big letdown for owners this week. His 1 point performance against the Jets hurt 3 different owners who used him.

Punk started Todd Gurley in the Thursday night shootout between the Rams and 49ers. Gurley had 32 points which was the highest of the week. Other standouts for Punk were Michael Thomas(14), Tyreek Hill(13), and Carson Wentz(13). This week put Punk up to 2nd place in total scoring this season. He is 7 points behind GanjaDwarvez who put up 199 total points in week 1 and 2.

Mark Abell got a solid 21 points from Carlos Hyde to start the week but only managed 10 more points between the rest of his roster. Abell started Sam Bradford at QB but received 0 points after Bradford was ruled out for the game. This was, however, 1 more point than Abell’s TE choice, Jack Doyle. Doyle put up -1 points this week after having 16 yards but also a lost fumble in the Colts game against the Browns. Two other owners also had Doyle in their week 3 lineup. Abell is now the holder of the unfortunate record for fewest points in a single week with just 31 points. He takes the honor from Pete Rodgers who had 32 points in week 1 earlier this season.

Under the rules of this contest all 7 entries who competed in weeks 1-3 will be without the 24 players they selected going forward. A reminder of players that are ineligible to select for Week 4 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
Terrance West Emmanuel Sanders
Todd Gurley Michael Thomas
Mike Gillislee Tyreek Hill
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
Jacquizz Rodgers DeVante Parker
Jay Ajayi A.J. Green
Ty Montgomery Jarvis Landry
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
Ty Montgomery Larry Fitzgerald
Jay Ajayi Kelvin Benjamin
Carlos Hyde Rashard Higgins
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
Jacquizz Rodgers Jermaine Kearse
Le'Veon Bell Julio Jones
C.J. Anderson Jarvis Landry
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
Ty Montgomery Randall Cobb
Isaiah Crowell Jarvis Landry
Theo Riddick Tyreek Hill
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
Ty Montgomery Chris Hogan
Carlos Hyde Julio Jones
Isaiah Crowell Kelvin Benjamin

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 4, 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!