How Our Fantasy Teams Performed

By Matt Brandon and Greg Buch
This is a blog we started back in Week 5 of the season, as we thought it would be fun to illustrate to fans of our site the trials and tribulations we go through with our own fantasy teams. Yes, just like you, we play fantasy football ourselves and have about 30 years of experience between the two of us. If you'd like to experience first-hand how our seasons have unfolded just start with Week 5 on our webpage and go from there. Hopefully, you'll learn from our mistakes and our successes!
Greg's Teamsphoto of journalist Greg Buch
Greg graduated from Gulf Coast State College with a degree in software and web development. He's the creator and developer of this site and has played in many fantasy football leagues over the last 15 years. He's been a life-long Cincinnati Bengals fan and wishes the team performed as well in the playoffs as his fantasy teams.

If the fantasy season is a long drawn out cold war, then Week 9 was my perestrojka, levelling the battlefield and dissipating the commanding lead of my top two teams, while yelling out a war cry for mediocrity. My two crappy teams each enjoyed a rare victory, while my battle-tested top two teams went down in defeat.

photo of Bengalized fantasy football team logo

If you read our Week 5 blog, you know my Bengalized team plays in a standard IDP league that has a crazy, inflated point system that often results in teams scoring as many as 300 or 400 points a game.

My Bengalized squad faced a tough test against a 3-5 Charged team with a quality roster in spite of a poor record. While I was mostly set at the offensive skill positions going into the contest, both my IDP players were on bye this week so I put in waiver claims for C.J. Mosley and Jonathan Cyprien and dropped my existing IDP players, Paul Worrilow and Michael Griffin. I also made a longer-term move and added Josh Gordon, who returns in Week 12, and dropping Shane Vereen. The Hoodie pulled a fast one again and barely played Vereen last week so I decided I could do without the drama of wondering whether or not a Patriots RB would be used in a given week. Me and Bill Belichick don't exactly have a great working relationship and I've been burned too many times in the past when that infamous fantasy-hater pulls a fast one and decides to give the team's waterboy all the carries. As Thursday's game approached, I received some bad news that my tight end, Jordan Cameron, was unlikely to suit up this Sunday so I waited until Saturday and dropped him for Zach Ertz, eliminating the possibility that anyone could pick him up that week. I still hold out some hope that Cameron can turn his season around but it looks like nagging injuries may prevent him from enjoying the kind of season he had last year. Click here to read more...