U.S. Figure Skating Fantasy Football – Week 8 Recap

29 Oct

Here’s what happened during week eight of the inaugural U.S. Figure Skating Fantasy Football league:

Snowplow Sam vs. Team Knierim (Chris Knierim | @ChrisKnierim), 123-123, TIE

After Chris Knierim’s squad scored over 50 points in Thursday’s game, it looked like Snowplow Sam’s team would drop another game and move to 1-7, but Ben Rothlisberger disagreed. Snowplow Sam’s quarterback scored a season-high 44 points, Golden Tate scored 21 and the Bills defense scored 16 in route to a 123-123 tie. Knierim remains a game behind Ashley Wagner who won this week after a tie of her own (with Max Aaron) last week.

Team White (Charlie White | @CharlieaWhite) def. Team Bradley (Ryan Bradley | @RyanSBradley, 82-57

Charlie White’s team got its third win of the season as it topped Ryan Bradley’s squad in a blowout. Bradley, who had good performances from Peyton Manning, Stephen Gostkowski and Le’Veon Bell, was hurt by negative points by his defense. On the flip side, White’s team had a strong week. Matthew Stafford scored 19 points in the Lions’ comeback win over the Falcons and Mark Ingram and Larry Fitzgerald each scored 23 and 22 points, respectively.

Miner Problem (Ross Miner | @rossminer) def. Team Thah ‘D’(Ricky Dornbush | @RichardDornbush), 100-43

Ross Miner had a huge win over Ricky Dornbush, both in standing and in score. Both teams were 4-3 entering the week and this weekend’s matchup could prove to be big as we move towards the playoffs. This result was never in question as Miner won by nearly 60 points. Tom Brady’s 34 points led the way, but he also was helped by strong performances from DeMarco Murray and Randall Cobb. No player on Dornbush’s team scored over seven points with two players (Trent Richardson and Isaiah Crowell) scoring zero.

Team Bates (Evan Bates | @Evan_Bates) def. Team Aaron(Max Aaron | @MaxTAaron), 117-112

Max Aaron’s team, which had gained significant momentum after tying Ashley Wagner’s undefeated team, lost a tough one to Evan Bates. Bates, who took home gold in ice dance at 2014 Hilton HHonors Skate America with partner Madison Chock over the weekend, trailed until Sunday night when Aaron Rodgers and Eddie Lacy combined for 41 points. Bates, who started the season slow, now has his team riding a two-game winning streak.

Team A-Wags (Ashley Wagner | @AshWagner2010) def. Coach Coughlin (John Coughlin |@JohnCoughlinUSA), 146-99

Ashley Wagner got her team back into the win column with a huge win over John Coughlin’s team. Coughlin’s 99 points were respectable and, in fact, would have beaten three other teams this week, but Wagner’s squad was on fire. Wagner, who would’ve beaten every other team in the league by a minimum of 23 points, had four players score 24+ points, including Arian Foster who notched 35. Coughlin, too, was a little distracted as he was making his icenetwork debut and nervously rooting on his Kansas City Royals in the World Series.

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