I had a vivid dream last night. It was so real. I was in bed, buck naked, with my supermodel girlfriend on one side and the RazzBowl trophy nestled on my other side. When I awoke, only one of the objects of my affection was actually there: the RazzBowl trophy. That’s right, I sleep naked with the RazzBowl trophy every night! And my supermodel girlfriend is out of town for the weekend doing supermodel stuff.
But there’s another man with his eyes and heart set on the now moist RazzBowl trophy: Pat Fitzmaurice of The Football Girl. Our top dog, Fitzmaurice, has extended his lead out to a commanding 38 points and has now held the lead back to back weeks and, maybe even more impressively, his squad has been top 3 in the overall standings for the entire season except for one week when he fell down to 6th place. Can he close the deal and lay with the fabled RazzBowl trophy? Only time will tell.
What makes the RazzBowl especially unique compared to other best ball formats and industry leagues is our addition of a $10 FAAB budget for the entire way season with a minimum of $1 bids. This allows teams to cycle out dead roster spots (e.g. Andrew Luck, Lamar Miller, etc) but it also means each team will only be allowed a maximum of ten moves for the entire season. Every dollar of each competitor’s free agent budget is just as precious as a Bill Belichick smile.
When teams choose to pony up their FAAB, it’s worthwhile to take a look and see why. There could be a goldmine of speculative adds buried in the RazzBowl transactions this season.
Here were the top buys from the penultimate RazzBowl FAAB run (FAAB ends after next week’s run), along with some donkey thoughts:
Ty Johnson [$5, $5, $4, $4, $3, $3, $2, $1] – Grabbing and squeezing Johnson everywhere possible was the obvious move this week as Kerryon’s season has gone wayward. Ty Johnson just might be an RB2 for the rest of the season.
Mark Walton [$2, $1, $1, $1, $1] – Mark Walburg was a top RazzBowl add last week as well and he continued to stake his claim on the Dolphins backfield in week 7 with 14 carries for 66 yards. Trade candidate Kenyan Drake handled 6 carries for 21 yards and Kalen Ballage toted the rock 3 times for 7 yards, yuck. Just remember, it’s a funky bunch surrounding Walton down in North Cuba.
Ryan Tannehill [$2, $1, $1, $1] – Tannehill’s first Titans start was encouraging and there’s 15 RazzBowl teams trying to figure out how to fill Patrick Mahomes’ shoes this week. Tannehill is more or less the same player as Mahomes, plus or minus 2,000 yards and 40 touchdowns.
Zach Pascal [$1, $1, $1, $1] – A handful of RazzBowlers out there are wagering on Pascal. Will he exist in week 8? Maybe, but don’t expect infinite heavenly gains.
Allen Lazard [$3, $1, $1] – Another repeat name from last week’s column. The Lizard caught 3 of 4 targets in week 7 for 42 yards and he’s quickly becoming one of A-A-Ron’s favorite targets. The famed Pigskinonator projects Lazard for 4.2 catches for 51.9 yards and 0.34 touchdowns this week at KC. I’m still trying to figure out how to steal those Pigskinonator remainders for my team, Office Space style.
Foster Moreau [$1, $1] – He doesn’t look as good as Darren Waller riding a stationary bike, and he’s not as good as Darren Waller at football. But if you’re desperate for a tight end, Moreau is a tight end.
J.D. McKissic [$1] – B_Don and MB doubted my McKissic suggestion on the Razzball Fantasy Football Podcast this week. It’s alright, Donkey will have the last laugh. There’s some legit PPR upside with McKissic, who’s seen 6 targets over the past two weeks when Kerryon was still in the fold. We have no idea how the touches will shake out in the post-Kerryon Motown. Make a speculative add on McKissic in PPR leagues while you still can.
Other players purchased in only one RazzBowl league this week: Kenny Stills, Dallas Goedert, Gardner Minshew, Josh Hill, Kyle Allen, Benny Snell, Derrius Guice, Nyheim Hines, Mitchell Trubisky, Kyle Rudolph, Jay Ajayi, Keke Coutee, Sam Darnold, Jonnu Smith