ESPN’s Dr. Mark Adickes said 4-6 weeks was an aggressive timeframe, and a more likely timeframe for Dez Bryant’s recovery is 8-12 weeks.
Todd Gurley has been getting reps with the starting offense. There is a chance he may play vs Redskins.
The Raiders are encouraged after viewing X-rays of Carr’s bruised thumb on his throwing hand. The expectation is he’ll practice this week and be ready for Sunday’s tilt with Baltimore.
Week 1 is in the books and it, overall, was a pretty disappointing one. I did some math and found that of the top 24 players drafted (by ADP), 70% of them scored less than 20 points, which, if you drafted these people in the first 2 rounds, you expected more.
The injuries continued, though it wasn’t really, as days go, that bad of an injury day, it was just a lot of big names that got injured.
D. Thomas – Hand
T.Y. Hilton – Knee
Chad Pennington – Shoulder
D. Bryant – Foot
T. Suggs – Achilles
D. Jackson – Hamstring
A. Ellington – PCL
and the list goes on…
So on to the recaps:
IBPig League (North)
In a week where (in spite of the injuries) 11 of 12 teams scored over 100pts, defending champion Cock & Balls lead them all with 143pts, on the backs of Travis Kelce’s 2 TDs, and Keenan Allen’s 15 receptions.
Cock & Balls:143-98
Uranus Packers: 128-113
Team T&A: 116-104
Frehleys Comets: 109-106
Cock & Balls was also the big winner this week in the South, putting up an impressive 164 points in a game where half of his team (including his DST) scored over 20 points.
We also had our first TIE of the year between More Uranus Packers and Butcher Babies at 119. A real stinger for the Packers considering his QB (J. Flacco) netted him a big fat 0.
And in a very close 91-89 matchup between Lola and the Wolf Pack, both had their studs let them down with Peyton getting only 5 for the Pack, and Greg Olson posting a measly 2 points for Lola.
Cock & Balls: 164-131
Prez’s Pigs: 113-111
Lola’s Rams: 91-89
Bake’s Te-am: 144-127
IBP Auction League
It was a league of extremes this week in the auction league, where the margins of victory were 2, 16, 27, 57. The Stormborn Dragons lead the week, outscoring newcomer Bye Week by just 15pts thanks to Tyler Eifert making up for the disappointment that was ODB.
In a close one, The Night Prowlers inched out a victory over another newcomer Dead Terrorists 123-121. Though the Prowlers were hampered by Olsen’s 2, and C.J. Anderson’s 7, Julio Jones came through big for him.
Stormborn Dragons: 150-134
BYE WEEK: 135-78
Night Prowlers: 123-121
Cobs Cool Team: 124-97
I’m gong to start updating the site with breaking news and injury updates as I find them so check back often.
Football has finally begun!
I didn’t expect the Pats facing the 29th worst defense from last year to be a very good game, and I wasn’t disappointed. At one point, Gronk was so wide open, he went ahead and put on his little pink dress and just danced for a while.
Brady, even with his little tiny girl hands, was able to pull off 25-32 for 299 and 4 TDs, so for those who took a “gamble” on him on draft day, you were handsomely rewarded.
But there’s good news and bad news here. The bad news is, at some point (probably next week) they’ll have to face a defense that actually covers people, and it might be harder to complete passes to people who aren’t wide open. The good news is the Pat’s defense is really pretty awful, so they’ll probably need to throw the ball a lot every week.
Overall, despite the cheaters winning, there was plenty of fantasy goodness for many last night:
Big Ben: 23
A. Brown: 28
D. Williams: 15 (Old man went 21/127)
On to Sunday, it’s going to be fun to see if the teams that got off to a big start with Gronk and Brady can keep it going.
Here we go folks! Tonight is the night! Football finally begins.
Reminder to everyone, make sure you have your Pickem’ picks in before kickoff tonight, and if you have any Steelers or Cheaters, make sure you have them in or out of your lineup before kickoff.
Also, make sure your kicker still has a job. There has been much kicker carnage this year.
Sunday afternoon we finally oficially go the season underway and drafted the IBPig (North) league at Greg and Laura’s lovely home. Beers and food was consumed and a good time was had by all. Keith started the draft off with a choice, elite RB, or Peyton Manning. He went with Manning leaving Lacey and Bell for Jade and Travis respectively.
It’s always strange to see guys who only a year or two ago were “elites” now barely getting drafted like Brandon Marshall who went in the 8th, and Marques Colston who went in the 15th.
After the draft was completed, we had some discussions, and voted in a few rule changes for the 2016 season.
– Starting in 2016, we will change our roster limits (to match the South league’s) You will be allowed : 2QB, 5RB, 5WR, and how ever many you want of the rest.
– Last year we voted in a rule that dealt with an owner who couldn’t physically attend the draft. This year we’ve amended it. Starting in 2016, the draft will start at the announced starting time. If you arrive late, you will be allowed to back fill your picks, but the draft will not stop to wait for you to do it. On the other end, if you are unable to stay the entire length of the draft, your team will stop being drafted when you leave, and you will need to fill it in from waivers.
– Finally, there was some discussion about starting a 4th IBP league that would be the IBP Dynasty League. We kicked around ideas for roster limits and drafts, and in the end Jade made it all ridiculous. Anyone interested in starting a dynasty league next year, let us know. Also, if you’ve ever played in one, we’re looking for suggestions on format and structure.
In the end, the draft went quite well, it was fast, and most of the teams ended up being being fairly even. According to Yahoo’s grading, no really exceptional teams, but no really awful ones either. You can see all the individual report cards below if you’re interested.
Cleveland Steamers A- Report Card
Cock & Balls B Report Card
Team T&A B Report Card
Lolas Guys B Report Card
F%@kin Retards B Report Card
Road Kill Kid B Report Card
Detroit Dawgs B Report Card
Uranus Packers B- Report Card
Team Buttercup C+ Report Card
Frehleys Comets C Report Card
Uppercunts C Report Card
Prez’s Pigs C Report Card
It’s finally here. Keeper declarations are due by Saturday night at 11:59 PM.
Quick reminder for each league:
IBP (North): You can keep 0 or 1 for free, and a second keeper for $5. If you keep more than 2, the Commissioners will trim it down to 2 for you.
IBP South: Everyone must keep 1. If you don’t put in a keeper, or pick more than 1, the Commissioners will adjust as necessary.
IBP Auction: No keepers this year.
If you have any questions, make sure to contact one of the Commissioners BEFORE Saturday at 11:59 PM CST. There will be no changes allowed after that time.
Keeper day is almost here!
Just over 5 days left for people to claim their keepers.
A quick reminder on the keeper rules for this year:
- IBPig North – As usual we will be keeping 0, 1, or 2 players. First taste is free, then $5 a hit thereafter.
- IBPig South – This is the first year we’ll be doing keepers in this league, and we’re going to have everyone keep 1 player
- IBPig Auction League – Due to our attempt to expand the number of teams and the teams that we lost, we won’t be keeping any players this year.
IBPig Auction League
Just a quick reminder about the IBP Auction League, we will be instituting the FAAB Waivers this year.
For everyone who doesn’t know what FAAB is, the definition according to Yahoo is:
In a Free Agents Acquisition Budgets (FAAB) waivers system, each manager receives a dollar amount to place blind bids on waived players. The manager with the highest bid at the end of the waiver period claims that player and that bid amount is deducted from the team’s acquisition budget.
This will be our first year using this, so certainly there will be some hiccups, but in most fantasy circles, it’s widely considered to be the fairest way to handle waivers, so it will be interesting to see how it works out.
Best of luck everyone!