Welcome to the new home of the OG Fantasy Fellowship weekly Power Rankings!
Week 3 Recap:
Josh 132.3 defeats Kyle 128.76
Matt 128.68 defeats Andrew 92.68
Dalton 163.48 defeats Blake John 130.18
Pele 114.38 defeats Drake 104.3
Jesse 167.9 defeats Michael 128.62
Jake 191.36 defeats Cody 111.16
Week 4 Power Rankings:
Week 4 Matchups:
#1 Jesse vs #4 Pele
#2 Dalton vs #10 Michael
#3 Joshy P vs #9 Jake
#5 Drake vs #11 Cody
#6 Blake John vs #12 Andrew
#7 Matt Behm vs #8 Kyle
12.) Andrew 0-3, 12th in Points (90.97ppg), 0 Rumbles
Three weeks in and it appears Andrew recruited a possy of fake Italians over at the local Fazoli’s, after placing his bets at Oneida, to join Bubba’s Mafia. If you take away his week 1 score, which will likely be his low-point for the season, his scoring average at least gets him up over the 100 point mark. He’ll need to build on that as we enter the heart of the season. Looking over his squad, week 3 brought a few performances to give Andrew some hope in Josh Allen (21.32), Miles Sanders (17.2) & Pat Fry Daddy (13.1). Sanders appears set to compete for the most RB targets this season, which will give him a solid floor and upside. Freiermuth finally got things going and could be a nice target for Pickett to lean on until Diontae comes back. Speaking of which, Andrew will be hoping that’s sooner than later, as his WR group leaves a lot to be desired. Perhaps the biggest win for Andrew in week 3 was snagging Josh Palmer Sunday morning, as he has an immediate flex player to slot in with Big Mike going down for the year. 0-3 and no rumbles to his name, Andrew will be desperate to see his Mafia put down the breadsticks and find a way to get him a W in week 4 vs. the BJ boys. (written by Jesse)
11.) Cody 1-2, 10th in Points (123.06ppg), 1 Rumble
Cody gets shipwrecked by Captain Phillips, scoring just 111.16pts while Jake storms down the league high for the season with 191.36. A brilliant effort from Kenneth Walker III (30.6) goes wasted, along with solid games from Hurts (19.88), Evans (17), Mixon (14) and Jeudy (13.1). Derrick Henry (2.0), Hayden Hurst (2.1) and Daniel Jones (3.98) were all lost at sea, while Kyren Williams (8.5) had a decent floor game. Cody has now scored 84.06, 173.96 and 111.16pts in the first three weeks of the year, leaving us all to wonder which week is the true version of this team. At 1-2, Cody just needs to get through one more week of no JT and Kupp, but this is not a given that they’ll be ready to return Week 5 or be up to full speed. Big matchup vs Drake this weekend.
10.) Michael 1-2, 4th in Points (129.43ppg), 1 Rumble
I do not agree with this 10th Ranking for Michael, but with just 1 Rumble win and 1 H2H win, it’s just what the algo spit out. He put up a respectable 128.62pts in his loss to Jesse (167.9). He missed the Week 3 Rumble cut off by just .14pts, so he could be as high as 6th in the Rankings if that Rumble was won. He’s been without Saquon Barkley for a game and Aaron Jones for 2, and has still hit decent scores, perhaps showing some strength in his depth. We are unsure if Jones or Barkley are playing this weekend yet, but their returns would be a huge boost here. It appear’s that Jimmy G has to go through the concussion protocols, leaving Michael potentially naked at QB2 for Week 4. Deshaun Watson (21.16), James Conner (19.6), Stefon Diggs (19.1), Courtland Sutton (19.1) and Jakobi Meyers (15.5) were the anchors in Week 3 and will need repeat performances this week, pending the health of Jones, Barkley and Jimmer. Michael takes on the surging Dalton this week. Someone toss AJD into the Bay.
9.) Jake 1-2, 3rd in Points (130.85ppg), 1 Rumble
The Captain was Full Mast in Week 3, sailing the Fellow Seas for the league’s 2023 high score of 191.36pts. Everything hit for Jake, except for London (5.1) and Rachaad White (7.2), but let’s get to the goods. Raheem Mostert (45.2) and Davante Adams (42.2) nearly outscored Andrew’s entire squad this week. The QB Trade is looking insanely good right about now, with Jordan Love (24.26) and CJ Stroud (20.6) both hitting 20+ points in back to back weeks. Travis Etienne Jr. (17.8) played well despite the Jags current funk, George Kittle (16.0) finally showed up and Zay Flowers (13) continued his impressive rookie campaign. The bench has some questions yet, but the first win of the year is on the board for Jake and the seas have calmed down. Jake will look to keep the momentum rolling against Joshy P this week.
8.) Kyle 1-2, 11th in Points (114.23ppg), 2 Rumbles
Did you know Dallas Goedert is a “skilled unicyclist?” A unicycle is a bike with one wheel. Similarly to the single digit number he’s put up every week this season. But with the matchup against Matt Behm this week, let’s hope that Kyle spends more time looking at his lineup than Behm does on Spanish Duolingo (¿Quién es tu papi Behm?). So let’s go over what didn’t go well for Kyle this week: Kendre Miller gave a pitiful performance filling in for David Montgomery coming in at a whopping 4.4 points. Not a great look for an RB1. Then we have Dak Prescott getting outperformed by Mr. Irrelevant, throwing only 1 TD against the Cardinals’ defense. Kyle’s saving grace this week was Ja’Marr Chase, putting up big numbers despite Sleepy Joe Burrow’s less-than-ideal performance. So even though Kyle ends Week 3 being 1-2, he starts Week 4 being Mr. 11: leading the league in most podcast hours logged yet hanging on the tail end of the league in points at 11th out of 12th place. (written by A. Starr)
7.) Matt 2-1, 8th in Points (126.80ppg), 1 Rumble
Matt Behm improves to 2-1 on the year, defeating Andrew 128.68 to 92.68. Behm’s three scores this year have been all over the place, with 153.84, 97.88 and 128.68. He’s endured some major injuries to JK Dobbins, Nick Chubb and now Derek Carr. Thankfully, it is not a season ending injury to Carr, and Matt wisely added QB Joshua Dobbs before the DAL/ARI game started on Sunday. It’s all about this Tyreek Tua stack for Matt’s 2023 outlook. They combined for another hot score of 59.06pts this past weekend and are probably the current front runners for MVP and OPOY. Jerome Ford (19.1) filled in nicely for the injured Chubb, and DJ Moore (13.1) snagged a garbage time TD late to help pitch in with the Dolphin boys. I think Jaylen Warren (8.2) is a solid RB2 option going forward to pair with Ford, but RB depth is a concern after them. The WRs are volatile after Tyreek, with Ridley (7.0) dudding twice in a row, DJ Moore caught in the Bear Trap, and Nico Collins with just 5.4pts after booming Weeks 1 and 2. Can Tua and Tyreek keep things going against the Buffalo Bills this week to move Behm to 3-1? Fun matchup vs Kyle awaits.
6.) Blake John 1-2, 5th in Points (128.93ppg), 2 Rumbles
Blake and John fall to 1-2, but don’t let the record fool you. They rank 5th in Points scored and have two rumble victories on the year. It was a solid 130.18pt effort in Week 3, but it was not enough to keep up with Dalton’s 163.48pts. Everyone scored 10+ points this week besides Rhamondre (7.2) and Ryan Tannehill (4.16). With Anthony Richardson out with a concussion, Tannehill was called up to start but let the team down with a brutal performance against an elite Browns Defense. Nobody boomed this weekend, but the squad leaders put in their usual work with CMC (22.9), Amon-Ra St. Brown (19.6), Chris Olave (18.4) and Jared Goff (18.02). Alexander Mattison (17.5) played like the Vikings just traded for a young exciting RB. Perhaps the TE spot is filled for now with Tyler Higbee (12.1). I really like the WR depth here, as Gabe Davis (10.3) got the start, but Elijah Moore (11.8) and Marquise Brown (17.1) are both really solid Flex WRs going forward. Not sure what to even say about De’Von Achane and his 51.3pts. Curious if Blake and John will call him up to the starting lineup this weekend against Andrew.
5.) Drake 2-1, 9th in Points, (125.06ppg), 2 Rumbles
Drake’s first stumble of the year comes in a close one to Pele, losing 104.3 to 114.38. He’s posted scores of 132.48, 138.4 and 104.3, so we’ll see if Week 3 is just a one week hiccup. The only thing that worked for Drake last week was Deebo Samuel (25.1) on TNF. He got some decent floor games from his stud RBs Pollard (15.1) and Bijan (10), as well as TE4 on the year Evan Engram (13.7). The remaining starters were DHop (7.8), Najee (6.5), Hunter Henry (3.7) and the recently acquired arm of Joe Burrow (8.16). One has to wonder how much longer Najee’s leash is in Drake’s starting lineup. We need to note that Jaylen Waddle missed Week 3 with a concussion, so if he played against the Broncos, perhaps he scores 4 TDs or puts up some wild score to move Drake to 3-0. The bench had some nice startable days from Musgrave (10.9), Rashee Rice (10.9) and QB2s Mac Jones (13.34) and Gardner Minshew (13.08). Drake will erase this Week 3 outing from his memory and look forward to a fully healthy squad against Cody this week.
4.) Pele 2-1, 7th in Points (127.32ppg), 2 Rumbles
Pele was able to survive the low scoring affair with Drake to move to 2-1. He ranks 7th in Points but has 2 Rumble Wins and 2 H2H wins. The 114.38pts scored in Week 3 was the lowest total of his season, but he’s been without Austin Ekeler for two straight games now and Christian Watson for all 3. So what is working for Pele? It’s the TJ Hockenson, Kirk Cousins stack. Hockenson (13.8) is the current TE1 on the year, and Kirk Cousins (25.68) is QB2. Pele also got the best individual performances of the year so far from AJ Brown (22.1) and Kenny Pickett (18.5). Isiah Pacheco (15.8) seems to be heating up as the Chiefs RB1 and Brian Robinson (7.0) has found his floor. Joshua Kelley (2.7) will be difficult to trust in games without Ekeler, and Jaxon Smith-Njigba (2.0) is struggling to take targets and snaps away from the Seahawks starting duo. It’s been a pretty nice September for Pele despite no Watson and Ekeler, but it sounds like both have a chance to play this week. Our matchup of the week is between #4 Pele and #1 Jesse.
3.) Joshy P 2-1, 6th in Points (127.76ppg), 2 Rumbles
Joshy P moves to 2-1 with a strong 132.3pt performance over Kyle. Josh ranks 6th in Points and has 2 Rumble Wins and 2 H2H’s. Week 3’s strongest starts for Josh came from Justin Jefferson (27.9), Mike Williams (25.1)(rip), and Zack Moss (22.5). We’ll pour one out for Big Mike, it really seemed like he and the Chargers passing offense were going to be elite this year.. The Zack Moss is a pleasant surprise, as he’s been absolutely dominant in back to back games and has the Colts backfield on lockdown for now. Geno Smith (15.44) provided a solid QB2 score, but that was pretty much it for Josh. Justin Fields (10.66) continues to struggle reading the field and Garrett Wilson (9.8) has an incompetent baby faced boy throwing him the ball. Javonte Williams (8.5) is stuck on the Broncos but he continues to hold his spot as a low end RB2 play. Josh is still fishing for a starting TE, as Dalton Kincaid (2.3) continues to underwhelm. The good news is the bench has some startable players going forward with D’Andre Swift (14.8) and Adam Thielen (31.5). The loss of Mike Williams will sting, but I think Josh has enough to keep the momentum rolling in Week 4 vs Jake.
2.) Dalton 2-1, 2nd in Points, 137.21ppg), 2 Rumbles
Dalton’s got a squad this year, putting up a mean 163.48pts on Blake ‘n John to move to 2-1. This was an impressive Week 3 performance with nearly every player hitting in the starting spots. The surprise disappointments came from Jahmyr Gibbs (9.2) and Mark Andrews (7.5), but these are acceptable floor games for both. The QB duo of Lamar Jackson (28.18) and Justin Herbert (29.3) is proving to be the best duo in our league. I was pretty upset to wake up last Thursday morning and see that I was outbid on Tank Dell ($41), who proceeded to go out and drop 25.5pts on the Jaguars. He looks like a legit WR2/3 going forward. Sam LaPorta (22.4) is currently TE2 and gives Dalton an interesting Flex decision going forward. James Cook (13.2), George Pickens (11.5) and Michael Pittman Jr. (16.7) all continued playing at high levels. This team is a really good team, guys. We haven’t even gotten to the bench yet. Alvin Kamara is returning from suspension this weekend. Quentin Johnston is now going to enter the starting lineup for the Chargers as their WR3. And Romeo Doubs is a legitimate WR weapon for JLove. It’s shaping up to be one of Dalton’s finest seasons and he’ll get a chance at 3-1 this weekend vs Michael.
1.) Jesse – 3-0, 1st in Points, (138.03ppg), 2 Rumbles
Jesse is our last man standing at 3-0. His starting RBs combined for 11.3pts this week, and 6.4 in Week 2. I say this not to poke fun at his RB group, but to show how strong the rest of his team is. RBs don’t matter, especially when you have Keenan Allen (45.46) balling out as the WR1 and averaging 30.3ppg on the year. Patrick Mahomes (25.68) and Travis Kelce (19.9) are just casually playing with their food right now, making shit up on the fly. Amari Cooper (24.6) is surprisingly getting better and better and has legit WR1 vibes each week. Jesse was without Brandon Aiyuk this week, but he drafted WR well and was able to start Christian Kirk (15.4) and Jordan Addison (11.2). He’s going to struggle picking these two flexes each week, but it’s a good problem to have. I’m not sure what’s going on with Trevor Lawrence (14.36), but at QB18, it could be worse. Jesse just needs to figure out the starting RB spots. I think Roschon Johnson (6.9) is going to be the main guy soon in Chicago and is probably Jesse’s best RB. After Roschon, we have RB2 tryouts between Perine, Akers, Dalvin, Bigsby, Tucker and Ronnie Rivers. Bitches (RBs) come and go, but you know I stay (WRs). At 3-0 and 1st in Points scored, Jesse is the man to beat right now and will look to pick up the pace this weekend against Pele.
Thanks for reading! Good luck this weekend gentlemen.
PS: If anyone wants to write a blurb in the future, you know where to find me.