Sunday, October 24, 2010

Turducken Power Rankings Week 7 Edition

Six teams at 3-3 are chasing the Maddenisms, Murkin Men (5-2), and Brwlers (4-2).  But even for teams at 1-5 and 2-4 there’s a lot of season left and plenty of time to challenge for playoff spots.  Onto the power rankings!

1) Team Murkin Man (Last week: #1): TMM remains #1 but faces a tough challenge this week with 5 usual starters injured or on their bye week. 

2) Manhattan Maddenisms  (#2)-  Usually Tight Ends don’t matter much but a questionable Antonio Gates could make the difference this week for the Maddenisms, especially since two of San Diego’s WRs are out. 

3) GSO Bayern Ballboys (#3) - GSO lost a close one last week, scoring less than 100 points for only the 2nd time this season.  Strong performances by Roddy White, Jabar Gaffney, and Miles Austin this week will make up for the low projection for RB Thomas Jones.   

4) GaGa's Penis (#4) – ESPN projectors love Gaga’s Penis but I’m still not convinced that Tampa Bay QB Josh Freeman will score almost as many points as Aaron Rodgers this week.  Keep an eye out if Roy Williams stays hot in Dallas – he’s on pace to put up some career highs but is competing for Tony Romo’s attention with Austin, Bryant, and Witten.  

5)  BKLYN Brwlers (#6) – The Brwlers have won 4 in a row, and even with Megatron and LT on BYE weeks, only one player is projected to score under ten points from Brooklyn, and that’s recent pickup RB Chris Ivory.   Who?  Look him up, he could soon be New Orleans’ #1 back. 
6) Oaktown Griz (#8) – Knowshon Moreno and Beanie Wells are finally back from injuries and bye weeks, and Jeremy Maclin should have a big game with Desean Jackson out of action on Sunday.  Look for Oaktown to get over 100 points for the 2nd straight week and continue to move up in the standings (and rankings). 
7) Chelsea Pirates (#5) -  Losing Dallas Clark for the season is a huge blow to the pirates, but with the best Running Back combo in Turducken (Gore, Mendenhall, Best) the Pirates are still a tough matchup for any opponent and a likely playoff team. 

8) Pre Season Champs (#7) – Could Deion Branch be the answer to all the Champs problems with underachieving Shonn Greene and Percy Harvin?  No, but if he follows up a great first game back in New England with more double-digit performances he sure won’t hurt! 

9) Gowanus Grwlers (#10) – Ronnie Brown and Ricky Williams have been disappointments so far and Larry Fitzgerald consistently mediocre, all of this overshadowing the resurgence of Steven Jackson and a Bears defense that has been playing much better with the return of Brian Urlacher from injury in 2009. 
10) Kathleen Turner Overdrive (#11) – Brandon Jacobs has scored in the double digits for the past 3 weeks, and Steve Smith (Carolina) seems to have recovered from injury.  KTO missed being in the 3-3 club by 4.5 points last week, but is hoping to regain that ground with a tough matchup against fellow smacktalking GaGa’s Penis. 
 11)  DC Dementors (#9) – Big Ben is back in Pittsburgh and should start putting up numbers quick against Miami who ranks low against the pass.  But where is DeAngelo Williams???

12) Team Box (#12) – Only one player on Team Box scored over ten points last week – Kicker Rob Bironas.  Good thing too, because otherwise Team Box’s starters only put up 26 points.  Don’t expect that to repeat this week, as Team Box has some favorable matchups and could possibly knock off the injury/bye week plagued Murkin Men.  

1 comment:

Ferris said...

There are some too close to call matchups this week, but I'm taking:

Oaktown over DC
Growlers over the Champs
GaGa's Penis over KTO
Maddenisms over the Pirates

UPSET PICK: Team Box of Team Murkin Man