Gameweek 22 came to a close after a bore 0-0 draw between West Brom and Everton. Not that I'm going to complain with autosub Wisdom coming in to bolster my points tally by 6 points. How did the league shape up?
Not really much to say here. Actually, I would say that Nish and the rest should just give this one up as a lost cause, but this is not true. If you read my last article, we're considering enforced trades which has the capacity to turn the league upside down. More info on that in the coming days.
Head to Head:
Nishit's Dodger's stayed 3 points ahead of my Sprezzature, but it was oh so close! Beating out Ravi's Uganda! by a single point. It was an interesting accumulation of points by those two. Nishit relied heavily on Captain Costa to get him a massive 32 points while Ravi, other than standout man Santi Cazorla, had plenty of guys who pulled their weight (7 of his team pulled in between 5 and 7 points). Ultimately though, Kompany and Mata laying a couple of eggs was enough to give Nishit victory (and by extension, leave me chasing him still).
Not much contest elsewhere. 'Falcao save me FC' relying on a 9 point difference (no thanks to Falcao, thank you very much) to get past 'Drafting...' (somebody needs to tell Rishi that the draft is complete and he can rename his team...).
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That's it for Gameweek 22. I've decided to release weekly 'hidden gem' players, which I'll begin doing this Thursday. Players that are not selected by anyone but might be in prime position to get their owner some points.
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Picture is of my captain for the week Andy Carroll. Didn't expect the Swans to lose 5-0 but Hazard didn't do anything anyway so no biggie (courtesy of The Telegraph).
Note - I've linked our 2 leagues up on the main menu bar and, if requested, will link a copy of our spreadsheet as well (which you can feel free to duplicate and/or comment on).
Here is a quick rundown of the rules of uniquefc.com - For the most part it is quite similar to the official game at fantasy.premierleague.com so fantasy football veterans will pick it up straight away:
League and team structure:
A minimum of 3 defenders must play each week
Around a week ago, my hometown Houston Rockets were eliminated from the NBA Playoffs. They lost Game 6 to the Oklahoma City Thunder. It was a tough loss to handle, but I have never seen so much optimism from the players and fans. It's a new age of Rockets basketball: younger, faster, fearless.
It was an interesting season to put it shortly. First of all, I couldn't watch the games. Someone decided that the games should be moved to CSN Houston, which is available to less than half of Houston. And yes, I'm part of the majority that does not have access to it.
Logistics aside, the basketball itself was amazing (not that I would really know except for a few nationally televised games). During the offseason, Daryl Morey picked up Jeremy Lin and Omer Asik as well as some other lesser known signings. But, the acquisition that trumped all, was the trade that Morey somehow pulled off to get James Harden to spearhead the team.
And oh did he start off with a bang. The first game he scored 37 points and the second 45. Obviously this trend did not occur the whole season, but he ended up with scoring just under 26 points per game. His "Wins Produced" total was 13.5 wins, best among shooting guards and fourth best among all players. He has become an icon throughout Houston and everyone is counting on him to lead us to glory.