The battle for the coveted Gold T-Shirt commences this week in both the Snake and Auction leagues within the Jim Brown Division!
Who will emerge victorious? Only the Best of the Best!
The fight for the auction title comes down to second seed Andy Behrens of Yahoo! Sports facing off against the fifth seeded and slightly favored Curtis Patrick of Pro Football Focus. For Behrens team, he heads into the title game missing Odell Beckham Jr. which will obviously sting a bit. DaeSean Hamilton will get the nod in his place. His mix and match running back stable will be the key to victory as Damien Williams, Jamaal Williams and Peyton Barber will all be in the starting lineup with the hopes of bringing the victory home to Yahoo. Patrick’s team is led by stud RB Todd Gurley, who heads into this week with the questionable designation. If he plays, he gets a Cardinals team that has struggled against the run all season and should put up big points. The suddenly fantasy relevant Derrick Henry pairs with waiver wire darling Jaylen Samuels in Patrick’s flex spots, and both have middle of the road matchups against the Redskins and Saints respectively.
The snake championship game features an underdog matchup with the fifth seeded Roto Experts squad of Dom Cintorino and the six seed Brad Evans of Yahoo! Sports. Both teams squeaked into the playoffs with 7-6 records, and both teams also feature plenty of key waiver wire adds that have helped get them get to this point. Both teams boast long time fantasy stud QB’s that are having inconsistent seasons with Cintorino rolling out Aaron Rodgers, while Evans calls on Drew Brees. The Roto Experts team is taking advantage of Jaylen Samuels’ tight end eligibility, which could prove to be huge. He will also need big games from Amari Cooper and Derrick Henry to have a shot. Evans’ team is led Julio Jones and his sudden love for scoring touchdowns, as well as Melvin Gordon who has been a fantasy stud, but has also battled injury the last few weeks. 2018 waiver wire MVP Phillip Lindsay will be a key contributor with a solid matchup against the Raiders.