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 half as well in the playoffs as his fantasy teams have done.

Week 11 was kind to me as all 4 of my teams won their games, two of them clinched playoff berths, and I now have three that would make the playoffs if the season ended today.

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 got a virtual week off, playing a winless Back2Back team who was still starting Adrian Peterson (suspended), Zac Stacy (now 3rd string), and Vontaze Burfict (injured). Nonetheless, since you never know which player's going to go off in a particular week (I remember a game one year where almost all my players outperformed my opponent's line-up, yet I still lost because his starting RB Jamaal Charles had a game for the ages), I made a few moves on the waiver wire to replace players who were either injured or on byes. I picked up Mark Sanchez to replace the injured Carson Palmer and swapped out the ineffective Vincent Jackson with his teammate Mike Evans. Since I hadn't clinched a playoff spot yet, I decided I needed a LB who'd be active on Sunday, letting the magnificent rookie C.J. Mosley go to pick up Lawrence Timmons, who's not the same caliber of player but would be suiting up on Sunday. One move that didn't end up helping me out this week is picking up Dwayne Allen, who'd been dropped last week due to his bye, and dumping Larry Donnell (who went on to score 15.75 points, while Allen got injured and produced nothing).

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