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Cafe/Fleaflicker Challenge: The Race Has Begun - 2 comments

By R.J. White

Yesterday was a great day, as we had our first major saturation of pro football action this season. Some games went predictably (the Saints went nuts), injuries struck, and fantasy heroes were born. We also had our first amazing finish of the season, courtesy of Brandon Stokley. We’ll have a full recap of the day’s fantasy action later. Right now, I’m going to give you an update on the Cafe/Fleaflicker Challenge, which we discussed last week. Because I’ve had some requests to see the Fleaflicker teams, we’ll go ahead and post those as well. Remember, we’re taking your questions all week — send them to

You can follow the league action on Fleaflicker here. I’d love to hear about how our other Cafe leagues are doing. If you want to provide me with a one or two paragraph update on your league, please submit it to me via PM by Sunday night, and I’ll include it in each Cafe/Fleaflicker column.

Week 1

Four games are all but decided, and unfortunately, we at the Cafe are 1-3 in those games. Our only teammate assured of victory is bungle613, who holds a 33-point advantage and must only wait for kicker Stephen Gostkowski’s score from his opponent. In the other four games, the Cafe should be able to make up the ground. Flotsamnjetsam is up 20 but must withstand an attack from Zach Miller and Nate Kaeding. Mattb47 should have a win in the bag with a 55-point lead, but he’ll face Tom Brady, Vincent Jackson, and the Patriots D; luckily, he still has Randy Moss, who will presumably excel if Brady excels. My team is down 23 points but will receive a boost from LaDainian Tomlinson, Wes Welker and the Chargers D tonight, while my opponent is finished. Finally, a huge game from Antonio Gates could close the 20-point gap WaCougs faces.

Update: The Cafe was able to pick up another win besides the three we were projected to win going into Monday night. The scores (* denotes Cafe Team):

*Cafe Crunch 85.2, Annexation of Puerto Rico 82.35
Carbondale Chargers 115.05, *Dream 78.4
BoneCrushers 134.6, *Bagel’s Britches 79.25
*FLOTZILLA 101.9, Chase-N-Me 97.65
*Bungled 115.85, Multiple Score-gasms 89.45
Lob It Long 97.4, *Lone Star State 60.4
*Mattb47’s Muppet Men 95.95, North East Beast 74.3
Team Ski 74.2, *Cougs 64.25

Wk 144

OK, before we go, here’s the current rosters for the Fleaflicker gentlemen (listed names are Fleaflicker user IDs):


Fleaflicker Team Captain
Team Name: Annexation of Puerto Rico
Drafted: 11th of 16

QB Matt Hasselbeck
RB Matt Forte
RB Knowshon Moreno
WR Dwayne Bowe
WR Eddie Royal
FL Earl Bennett
TE Tony Gonzalez
K Robbie Gould
TM Tennessee Titans

Bench: Jason Campbell, Jerome Harrison, LeRon McClain, BenJarvus Green-Ellis, Troy Williamson, Miles Austin, Billy Miller


Team Name: BoneCrushers
Drafted: 1st of 16

QB Philip Rivers
RB Adrian Peterson
RB Willis McGahee
WR Marques Colston
WR DeSean Jackson
FL Patrick Crayton
TE Visanthe Shiancoe
K Mason Crosby
TM Green Bay Packers

Bench: Matt Ryan, Sammy Morris, Kevin Faulk, Steve Smith (NYG), Todd Heap, Ryan Longwell, Atlanta Falcons


Team Name: Multiple Score-gasms
Drafted: 8th of 16

QB Kyle Orton
RB Brandon Jacobs
RB Julius Jones
WR Greg Jennings
WR Braylon Edwards
FL Brandon Marshall
TE Jermichael Finley
K Stephen Gostkowski
TM New York Giants

Bench: Matt Cassel, Tom Brandstater, Ricky Williams, Bernard Scott, Percy Harvin, Jeremy Maclin, Brandon Pettigrew


Team Name: North East Beast
Drafted: 13th of 16

QB Tom Brady
RB Steve Slaton
RB Joseph Addai
WR Vincent Jackson
WR Ted Ginn
FL Jamaal Charles
TE Greg Olsen
K Rob Bironas
TM New England Patriots

Bench: Tyler Thigpen, Shonn Greene, Dominic Rhodes, Joey Galloway, Michael Clayton, Nate Washington, Bo Scaife


Team Name: Carbondale Chargers 21
Drafted: 5th of 16

QB Tony Romo
RB Ryan Grant
RB Tim Hightower
WR Roy Williams
WR Devery Henderson
FL Mewelde Moore
TE Heath Miller
K Nick Folk
TM Dallas Cowboys

Bench: Brady Quinn, Darren Sproles, Lee Evans, James Jones, Kevin Boss, Jason Elam, Buffalo Bills


Team Name: Chase-N-Me
Drafted: 15th of 16

QB Peyton Manning
RB Mike Bell
RB LenDale White
WR Larry Fitzgerald
WR Devin Hester
FL LeSean McCoy
TE Zach Miller
K Nate Kaeding
TM Minnesota Vikings

Bench: Mark Sanchez, Derrick Ward, Correll Buckhalter, Chauncey Washington, Bernard Berrian, David Clowney, Brent Celek


Team Name: Lob It Long
Drafted: 2nd of 16

QB Drew Brees
RB Darren McFadden
RB Leon Washington
WR Chad Ochocinco
WR Anthony Gonzalez
FL Derrick Mason
TE Owen Daniels
K Neil Rackers
TM Pittsburgh Steelers

Bench: Matt Stafford, Marshawn Lynch, Rashard Jennings, Bryant Johnson, Jordy Nelson, Vernon Davis, Jacksonville Jaguars


Team Name: Team Ski
Drafted: 10th of 16

QB Aaron Rodgers
RB Frank Gore
RB Ray Rice
WR Andre Johnson
WR Lance Moore
FL Donnie Avery
TE Chris Cooley
K Kris Brown
TM Carolina Panthers

Bench: Marc Bulger, Ladell Betts, Deshawn Wynn, Steve Breaston, Muhsin Muhammad, Deion Branch, Tampa Bay Bucs

R.J. White is a fantasy blogger at the sports site FanHouse. Check out his work both here and there, and feel free to talk to him in the forums, where he posts under the name daullaz.
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2 Responses to “Cafe/Fleaflicker Challenge: The Race Has Begun”

  1. DIESKRAD says:

    Matt47 should have a win???? I think this DARKSEID guy can take him. LOL

  2. DIESKRAD says:

    ……or maybe not.


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