We have a new leader atop the RazzBowl standings following week 4—Pat Fitzmaurice of TheFootballGirl.com vaulted into the coveted spot on the legs of nice weeks from Chris Godwin, Jameis Winston, Austin Ekeler and David Johnson. Fitzmaurice now holds a meager 6 point lead in front of last week’s pacer Michael Stepney. The top 5 are separated by less than 30 points. Shout out to the 4 Razzball contributors who have risen into the top 12 (Zach 8th, Boof 9th, Pat 10th and Rudy 12th), keep touching and squeezing, fellas. Yours truly is still stalking Donkey style down in 49th place (of 180). I hope y’all are ready, things are about to get freaky on Team DT!
The first four weeks of the RazzBowl saw our industry competitors flush almost as much imaginary free agent money down the toilet as Antonio Brown did during two crazy weeks of September. But week 5 saw the RazzBowlers tighten up their pocketbooks like Donkey Teeth when the dinner bill arrives. Seriously, who ordered all those drinks!
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 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.
Anyway, since there weren’t too many hot ticket items on this week’s FAAB block I’m writing about whoever the heck I want:
Auden Tate [$3, $1, $1] – 6 foot 5 inches, 228 lbs. No, those aren’t the measurements of the record size eggplant I harvested from my garden earlier this week as discussed on the Razzball Baseball Podcast, but close! Instead those are the dimensions of Auden Tate. Yup, he’s a big boy and he’s getting plenty of looks from the Red Rifle at the moment. I wouldn’t expect it to continue once A.J. Green returns but what do I know, I’m just a giant eggplant growing donkey.
Jordan Wilkins [$1, $1, $1] – One of only two players who were added in 3 RazzBowl leagues this past week, Wilkins is the handcuff for Marlon Mack in Indy. Wilkins got some run early last year and pretty much fell on his face. But if you’re in a really deep league, sure why not.
Gardner Minshew [$2, $1] – Did you really think Donkey Teeth could make it through an entire post without mentioning Uncle Rico? This guy actually went to Denver last week just to throw a football over a mountain. Please inject the Minshew into my veins now, more Minshew!
Noah Fant [$1] – The Fant vs. Hockenson Iowa Hawkeye rookie tight end debate seemed to be settled early on with Hock going beastmode week 1. But Fant is rounding into form and he’s a very talented play maker if Joe can somehow Flacco the ball into his hands.
Geronimo Allison [$2] – Devante Adams will miss at least one week with turf lodged in his toe. He should just go get a pedicure. Those pedicurists sure know how to handle a hoof. Geronimo is startable while Adams is out and we profiled him on this week’s Razzball Fantasy Football Podcast.
Diontae Johnson [$2] – Diontae was a hot RazzBowl add last week when he appeared on this list and I mentioned he’s been a part of my RazzBowl squad since I drafted him in round 18 back in our early August draft. I also ranked him #16 in my Top 20 Rookies for Redraft—don’t look at where I ranked Darrell Henderson!
Benjamin Watson [$1] – Brady finds himself with a new weapon this week in Old Ben, as Watson returns from his four game suspension. There’s a lot of mouths to feed in New England but something tells me Brady will spoon feed the 38 year old some chowda in the end zone right away.
Others players purchased this week: Preston Williams x2, Marcus Mariota x2, Mason Rudolph x2, Wayne Gallman, C.J. Prosise, Teddy Bridgewater, Ricky Seals-Jones, Chris Conley, Jeff Wilson, Kyle Allen, Phillip Dorsett, Darrel Williams, Darius Slayton
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