View From the Pit 2015 Week 3

Week 3 sees everyone bar two on a 1-1 record. The 69ers are riding high on 2-2 whilst the quakes are shaking on 0-2, pick it up eh Chris, no one wants an earthquake in the foundations!

There’s no room in the EFFL for anyone without production, and with and injury strewn league, even places on our teams benches have become precarious as folk start settling in for the long term – eyeing up whether holding on to a crocked star is worthwhile, chopping and changing was rife last week and today with the waivers hotting up. this leads to inevitable moans from league leaders and those who never practiced the waiver system!!! Shocker, you’re not getting that star running back at pick 5, let alone pick 12. Week 3 should see the teams settle into some sense of order and consistency, but who knows. In previous seasons there has been a link between transactions made and league position.

The pit predictor has a guest blogger this week in the form of the MFL Bot, he’s a bit annoyingly chirpy, but lets give him a break eh?

let’s get this overwith, can you pick us a tune MFL Bot?

Divisional

Kirk – Earthquakes at Pirates

Coming up in a week 3 Earlston Fantasy Football League intra-divisional classic, the 0-2 Earlston Earthquakes play the 1-1 Tweedbank Pirates at Gun Knowe Stadium.

Earthquakes can expect a 16.72 point effort from Carson Palmer in week 3, expected to get by the San Francisco 49ers defense for 258 passing yards and 2 passing TDs

“We have to crank it up,” Earlston Earthquakes coach Cozy said.

PP: no, no he didn’t. Didn’t he say something more like “this crop of losers better buck the hell up, this is making me look bad” only with more sweary words?

Pirates are looking at a 19.86 point effort from Andrew Luck in week 3, who is expected to blaze past the Titans defense for 304 passing yards and 2 passing TD in addition to 17 rushing yards.

“We must capitalize on our opportunities,” Tweedbank Pirates coach Paul said.

PP: just stop that. ok?

This is the first game between these two franchises in 2015, and is sure to be a classic showdown. In the 2-year history of this rivalry, quakes hold a 3-1-0 all-time series record against Pirates (in their former Flush guise).

Ah well MFL Bot – you can fill in the blanks but you’re no match for the original Pit predictor. This game looks close, and Cozy will be banking on his slightly better placed RB and WR team. However, there’s not a lot of difference in those rankings and Paul has the lead at all important QB, K and DST – going 0-3 would be a disaster, but that’s the pit prediction this week I’m afraid.

Shatner – Tigers at Panthers

This week sees a big cat, beat down, battle in the form of  the 1-1 Tranent Tigers vs  1-1 Pilton Panthers at Pilton Park

Tigers are led by Peyton Manning in week 3, who is expected to get by the Detroit Lions defense for 277 passing yards and 2 passing TDs (17.8pts)

Panthers look for similar numbers from Big Ben Roethlisberger (17.12), who is expected to get by the St. Louis Rams defense for 268 passing yards and 2 passing TDs in addition to 4 rushing yards.

This is the first game between these two franchises in 2015, and by tooth and claw those cats will be fighting till the last, Tigers will probably get in some early bites with at least 1 WR in action on Thursday night – whilst the Panthers waits for late numbers from his double Chiefs RB team on Monday night

This has the hallmarks of a close run thing – with potential massive numbers on both teams, especially at RB – but bigger predictions make for bigger spreads – making tyhis a hard game to predict. Tigers outweigh panthers, but it’s that steathly black Panther that could play the waiting game till monday This time the Pit predictor is going with Rab’s Panthers.

Non divisional

Bohemians at Pickaxe

The 1-1 Earlstonian Bohemians face off against the 1-1 Nitten Pickaxe at New Victoria Park.
Bohemians look for a good haul from Philip Rivers (18.28) in week 3, whilst  Pickaxe wait for the enevitable massive game from Beastmode  (16.5)

Coach Ally looks to have the advantage at WR, where last week Pickaxe scored just 1 pt between WR 2 and flex – Roddy White as an invisible man in the Falcons offense, with just 1 missed target all game. White is inexplicably predicted a decent score again this week – time will tell if coach Gav can forgive him.Mind you – Coach Ally had his own share of duds last week, mercilessly cutting a zero points TE in the waivers this week.

In the 2-year history of this rivalry, Earlstonian Bohemians hold a 2-2-0 all-time series record against Nitten Pickaxe.

the Bot has the Pickaxe by a mile, Whatever, it will be closer but the Pit goes with Pickaxe this time

Fog at 187s
1-1 Fog on the Tyne play the 1-1 Kelso 187’s at Compton Palace.

187s have had a bit of a confidence boost with the naming of their stadium this week – coach Euan started the trash talk pretty early, but Fog’s Stuart is having none of it, I’d say he had a bulletproof jacket, but no one wears them in Newcastle.

MFL Bot reckons Fog’s Brandon Marshall will lead the scoring in week 3, expected to sneak past the Philadelphia Eagles defense for 68 receiving yards and 1 receiving TD in addition to 1 rushing yards. That Robot cannot add up I tell you – at least 1 of Stuarts RB team will do better than that, and they’ll have to to outscore Antonio Brown and Randall Cobb for the 187s

Flex could decide this battle – and 187s have 3 top 10 wideouts this week, so that’s a likely play for them, and that could put the bullet into the fog – anything can happen with boom or bust Wide Receivers, but the pit prediction is for the fog to clear and Euan’s WR team to catch everything they need – including a win for 187s

Jaguars at 69ers
Jimmy’s Jerman Jaguars face off against the 2-0 SanFran-Gordon 69ers at Castle Greyskull.

Jaguars might have been left out of the catfight this week,but can expect a 17.02 point effort from Tom Brady in week 3, who is expected to get by the Jacksonville Jaguars defense for 268 passing yards and 2 passing TDs in addition to 3 rushing yards.

Just pipping Brady, 69ers can expect a 17.64 total from Aaron Rodgers in week 3, who need to get past the Chiefs defense for 246 passing yards and 2 passing TDs in addition to 18 rushing yards to score that.

In the 2-year history of this rivalry, Jimmy’s Jerman Jaguars hold a 2-0-0 all-time series record against SanFran-Gordon 69ers. with 69ers riding high, is there a chance for them to get a victory back here – you bet, it looks pretty even everywhere but TE – where the Gronk could be the difference that Richie has needed for 2 straight years.

Its the 69ers as the Pit favourites this time, which would put them on pole position

Fire at Avengers

Its the rookie showdown last. 1-1 Fife Fire face off against the 1-1 Kelsae Avengers at Samuel Sawyer Memorial Park. Both teams used up their beginers luck in week 1 and came crashing down last week – which of our noobs has the strength to make it through this Rookie Wrestle?

Fire will be led from the front by a predicted 18.04 point effort from Drew Brees in whilst Avengers can look to the backs with Eddie Lacy. The Avengers may have to call in a few of those lesser known super heroes to put some numbers up as as badboy Leveon Bell returns to action for the Fire. Fire could be a bit of a 1 trick pony this week  as the matchups don’t look great for the rest of the team, though if your QB is going to get injured, its handy when the backup has a great match up, its win win for Stuart here, if Brees is fit then he’s in, but if not, it makes things easier for backup Cam Newton.

Calvin Johnston has not quite been up to form this year, is he too old or is it just a matter of time before the numbers start rolling up – Stuart hopes for the latter of course, and he may need that, as DST and PK dont look like winners for him this week.

The Pit prediction is for the Fire to keep burning this week

that’s it for this week – thanks to the bot for some ‘help’

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