The Joes Be Pros League saw some changes in the standings this past week. Maaaarv displaced Adam’s Team from the top of the standings, The Better Cardano won his way into third place, putting a team managed by a “Joe” in line to make a run at the top. It’s still up in the air as to which team will win this thing, so the league enters Week 7 still looking for the best to rise to the top.
Featured Matchup of the Week
The Better Cardano (4-2) bested Beat Engel’s Team (3-3) 129.88 to 91.76. This was a battle between father and son, and Mike Jr. got the better of his dad in this matchup. I asked Mike Cardano Sr. what he thought about how his son is managing his team and whether the two of them will compete for the top spot when it’s all over.
Cardano Sr. replied, “He’s third in the overall standings and I’ve been watching him work the waiver wires well. What’s not to like? I’m a bit concerned that if the Panthers lose another game or two that Cam Newton might become disinterested or perhaps won’t play through an injury that he otherwise would have, but it certainly looks to me like he has a shot to be there in the end…”
“As for me, as much heat as I’ve received for employing my three TE strategy, the TE I’ve used in my Flex spot has been integral in each of my wins, and my two active TE’s have been the standouts on my roster week in and week out. I’m able to play matchups, deal with byes and use a TE in my FLEX spot that has been scoring every bit like the alternative quality WR or RB each week. However, Aaron Rodgers has been a problem for me all year to date as he was this past week. I reached for him in the fourth round as the first QB off the board and he’s been sticking it to me where the sun don’t shine ever since. I think I have a chance to contend if he turns it around, but if not, it’s woe is me…”
Recapping the Rest of the League
George Kurtz (2-4) received great performances from Drew Brees and Brandin Cooks to put up the second-highest point total of any team this week to beat Gregg’s Super Team (3-3) 153.10 to 88.28. Gregg Sussman left both Cole Beasley and James White on his bench, but he still wouldn’t have won.
Joe Buck Lite (3-3) received great performances from Tom Brady and Amari Cooper to cruise past Luke’s Team (2-4) 139.94 to 81.64. Luke Benigno could have won for the second week in a row if he had played his best lineup. He left four of his highest scoring players on the bench.
FerdinandoD’s (1-5) team finally pulled out a victory, and he did in style with the highest point total this week to beat Liberty City Wrath 188.80 to 87.42. Liberty City Wrath looks like the basement dweller now, as he’s allowed his lineup to diminish. He’s got two players in IR in his active lineup.
Maaaarv (5-1, 839.24 points) defeated Adam’s Team (4-2, 946.04 points) and knocked him out of the top spot in a close matchup 152.52 to 141.70. While Adam left Spencer Ware and his 24 points on the bench, he still would have come up short against Maaaarv, who is now sitting pretty atop the standings.
Kai Forbath Fanclub (4-2) received 26.90 points from Julio Jones and 22.30 from Cameron Meredith, to defeat Hi There’s Team (4-2) 125.36 to 80.92. The win was important for Scott Engel’s Kai Forbath Fanclub because his only quarterback is Ben Roethlisberger who is out indefinitely. He’ll have to make do with a waiver wire QB until Big Ben returns. In the meantime, he’s clinging to fifth place in the standings.