Week 10 was a chance for some MTV News Fantasy Football League teams to right themselves — and for others to fall off.
Despite Uncle Luke nearly giving Yung Joc and Block a heart attack this week, Block Entertainment (Joc and Block's two-headed fantasy beast) still have a very comfortable three-game lead in their Gridiron Gangstas division, while Liz Hernandez and Method Man's 5-5 records have them tied for second. In the Crunchtime Firing Squad division, Tyrese, Paul Wall and Cool & Dre all have four losses apiece, while Black Ty has the slight upper hand in the win department with six victories to his southern peers' five. Luke is at the bottom of the Crunchtime pack with one win and nine losses.
The King of Grillz needs a victory in his life right now. After winning four in a row, Wall has only one win in his last four games. In figuring out his loss, the first place he has to look is at his QB Marc Bulger. It was another lackluster game for the Rams' pigskin thrower, who only contributed six points. Meanwhile, Wall's wide-receiving duo of Andre Johnson and Reggie Brown put up anorexic numbers (a combined eight points — yuck!). "Points to Spare" Liz still has the deepest bench in the league, with Steven Jackson, Deuce McAllister and Donte' Stallworth all scoring in the high teens this week. Liz's starters set it off as well: T.O. had a steady 15 points (five receptions for 96 yards in real life).
Cool & Dre have jumped back into the big time. They're in a second-place tie with Paul Wall in the Crunchtime Firing Squad division. And with Tyrese on the ropes right now, first place is still anybody's. C&D's QB Peyton Manning has seen his fantasy points decline in each of the last four weeks (only 13 in week 10), but the production duo's wideouts Steve Smith and Donald Driver both had monster games to take them over the top. Weezy F. Baby lost in week 10 strictly due to the roll of the dice. He sat Reggie Bush, who scored his first touchdown ever, and wider receiver Muhsin Muhammad, whose stats were getting fat at the expense of the New York Giants. The Moose dropped 18 fantasy points. Marvin Harrison, who Wayne did start, had one of those weeks again. Two catches for only two points, but hey what can you do? Dude had 145 yards in his actual game the week prior.
As Flavor Flav would say, "Wowww!" Luke almost had the biggest upset of the fantasy-football season. Luke came within a mouse's whisker of beating Block Entertainment, but alas, he was let down by his own loyalty. Once again, he started his friend Edgerrin James, who only ponied up seven fantasy points. If only (dramatic sigh here) he would have given Colts running back Joseph Addai a chance. His 17 points (10 more than the Edge, by the way) would have been enough to win it. Still, you have to love how Luke's pick of wide receiver Chad Johnson had his career game and scored 38 fantasy points. Even Big Bad Chad, though, was no match for Block's LaDainian Tomlinson (another four rushing TDs and 39 points overall), who is a beast. LT might just be the reason Block wins it all this year.
They should have buried Meth when they had the chance. He's in second place in his division and guess what, it looks like his top pick, Shaun Alexander, might be coming back this weekend. Tical could have two dangerous backs, with Willie Parker kicking butt almost every week (34 fantasy points this week), and we all know what a healthy Alexander can do. Meth can also thank Cincinnati Bengals coach Marvin Lewis, because he didn't call the team's plays in week nine. Those duties were handed over to offensive coordinator Bob Bratkowski. Palmer only had his best game of the year, and his 29 fantasy points were almost double his season average. Tyrese has gone from having the best overall record to clinging to first place; his lead in the division is as thin as a spaghetti thong. This week his QB Donovan McNabb was very average, and Black Ty got no love and no help from his starting-receiver corps of Torry Holt, Matt Jones and L.J. Smith. The three of them combined for eight points.