TNSNFFL: The Red Zone Division shines in Week 3 Power Rankings

A wild weekend in the TNSNFFL as six 1-0 teams went down in Week 2. Ryan Fitzpatrick and Patrick Mahomes are making headlines all over the NFL and in the fantasy football world. A lot of shifting and teams soaring and plunging this week, so here are your Week 3 power rankings:


1. (2-0) GOAT SQUAD (+3)

While the three teams above this team took L’s this past week, GOAT Squad is crowned #1 for getting the win over The Sons of Thunder as his team had six starters (Russell Wilson, Saquon Barkley, Davante Adams, T.Y. Hilton, LAC D/ST, and Mason Crosby) score 11+ points for the second week in a row—holy cow, consistency!

2. (1-1) MUSIC CITY MAFIA (+7)

In a division shared with Franklin’s Finest, The Baril House, and Team Better than You, every week can make or break your shot at a division title. Music City Mafia also had six starters put up double-digit points. Kirk Cousins (33.7 pts) and Michael Thomas (24.9 pts) led this team to a huge victory of 127.2-117 over Team Better than You. Scoring top-6 in points in back-to-back weeks earns Music City Mafia the #2 spot this week.

3. (1-1) TEAM BETTER THAN YOU (+2)

117 points still wasn’t enough to get the victory after being overpowered by Music City Mafia, but this team scored top-8 in points the last two weeks. Along with Brady and Zeke, Team Better than You has two of Patrick Mahomes’ targets in Sammy Watkins and Travis Kelce, who combined for 42.5 points between them; those two should be interesting to watch throughout the season.

4. (2-0) NASH VILLAINS (+3)

Nash VILLAINS is the only team not named “GOAT Squad” to start 2-0 after defeating 901 Elite 108.7-78. Goff, Breida, Hopkins, and Ertz had great weeks with 14+ points. The biggest story in the TNSNFFL going into Week 3 is the series of trades on Tuesday, Sept. 18th that sent Matt Breida, Jordan Wilkins, Sterling Shepard, Adam Vinatieri, and 2019 1st, 3rd, and 6th-round picks to Franklin’s Finest in return for Antonio Brown and James White for Nash VILLAINS. Nash VILLAINS just became a serious championship contender after that trade.

5. (1-1) THE BARIL HOUSE (+7)

The Baril House got a huge win over Franklin’s Finest in the TNSNFFL Game of the Week with a 133.9-109 victory. After not having a single starter put up over 15 points in Week 1, The Baril House had four starters put score 19+ points, include the red-hot Patrick Mahomes, who threw for 6 TDs in a shootout against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

6. (1-1) FRANKLIN’S FINEST (-4)

Franklin’s Finest had 5 starters (Ben Roethlisberger, James Conner, Antonio Brown, O.J. Howard, and James White) who scored 11+ points, including 39 from Big Ben. In other news, Franklin’s Finest just got loaded for next year’s draft, receiving 1st, 3rd, and 6th-round picks, and also getting depth at RB and kicker. The thing that is questionable about the trade that sent Antonio Brown is that even with incredible draft capital, Franklin’s Finest essentially got Sterling Shepard—the 71st-highest ranked WR who scored 7.3 pts Week 1, and 3.9 pts Week 2—to replace Antonio Brown. We’ll see how that effects this team down the road. Randall Cobb and Keelan Cole are Franklin’s Finest starting WRs for Week 3.

7. (1-1) TEAM POWERHOUSE (+3)

– A nail-biter victory of 113.0-109.4 over the Kingsport Knights for POWERHOUSE. This team had seven starters with 10+ points; it could’ve been EIGHT if POWERHOUSE had Phillip Lindsay in their flex position. This team has a need for a tight end after neither Antonio Gates or Jonnu Smith put up any points in Week 2, but the rest of POWERHOUSE’s lineup looks solid going into Week 3.

8. (1-1) KINGSPORT KNIGHTS (-2)

– Allen Robinson needed 17 points to give Kingsport Knights a big victory, but his ten catches for 83 yards on MNF just wasn’t enough. It didn’t help that the Ravens D/ST (-2 pts) and Duke Johnson (2 pts) offset. Still, Kingsport had six starts score 12+ points in Week 2. This team has a hole at RB2 waiting to be permanently filled, but for now is being rotated in and out by Duke Johnson, Ty Montgomery, and LeGarrette Blount.

9. (1-1) DELLWAY DEMONS (+7)

What a turnaround to go from 68.6 points in Week 1 to 120.4 in Week 2 to defeat a Dittle Island team who scored 148.5 points in Week 1. It was a perfect storm for Dellway when Kareem Hunt, Tevin Coleman, Chris Hogan, and Austin Hooper put up 14+ points, and when Cam Newton and A.J. Green scored 27+ points. The Dellway Demons need to show some consistency if they want to be able to compete on a weekly basis. Big W for this team in Week 2.

10. (1-1) DITTLE ISLAND (-9)

Dittle Island just couldn’t repeat a monster week they had in Week 1. They still had great games from Kamara, JuJu, and… Eric Ebron? Ebron scored his second TD of the season and has surpassed Jack Doyle as Indy’s fantasy go-to TE, for the moment. And now, Joe Mixon is out multiple weeks with a knee injury, and Dittle Island’s only RB to replace him is Rex Burkhead.

11. (1-1) MINNESOTA REAL (+2)

Redemption for the Minnesota REAL, whose team scored 129.2 points (2nd-most in Week 2) after scoring just 72.4 points in Week 1. Stefon Diggs, who other teams were not high on to be Minnesota’s keeper, is currently the 4th-highest scoring WR after a 31.4-pt performance in a shootout versus the Green Bay Packers. A question going into Week 3 is “Should the Minnesota REAL panic about LeSean McCoy?” after averaging 5.7 points through two weeks, and now is having to face a loaded Minnesota Vikings defense.

12. (1-1) TENNESSEE TYRANTS (-9)

This is a plunge for a Tennessee Tyrants team that has a lot of potential moving forward. Like the Minnesota REAL with McCoy, the Tennessee Tyrants might be in panic mode after David Johnson had a bad fantasy week on a rough Arizona Cardinals team. Only Deshaun Watson and Carlos Hyde scored up double-digit point while the Tennessee Tyrants’ bench had four double-digit scorers—their bench outscored their starters. A 72.8-performance by this team’s starters was just bad timing and the Tyrants are getting punished for it this week.

13. (1-1) CONN. GETHINANTIOCHOS (-2)

The Connecticut GethinAntiochos squeaked by in an 83.9-79 victory in Week 2. Derrick Henry’s long-4th-quarter-TD count is still at zero and he is averaging just under 3 yards per carry this season. Connecticut has yet to have an explosive performance like a lot of the teams in the league, but they have solid players in Drew Brees, Odell Beckham, and Adam Thielen to rely on each week.

14. (1-1) SUPER MARIOTA BROS (-6)

Starting Will Fuller over Ted Ginn could’ve given Super Mariota Bros the win but it didn’t work out. Dak Prescott, Chris Thompson, Golden Tate, and Emmanuel Sanders had double-digit-scoring days. On the other hand, Alfred Blue, Tyler Eifert, Ted Ginn, and Jake Elliott had disappointing performances, combining for 14.4 points. Rough week.

15. (0-2) THE SONS OF THUNDER (-1)

The Sons of Thunder had a steady 93.4-performance, but got outplayed by the GOAT Squad in Week 2. This team picked up and started Ryan Fitzpatrick, and he picked up almost a third of this team’s points with 30. A lot of the starters still did well, but Larry Fitzgerald (4.3) and Panthers D/ST (-2) were disappointments this time for The Sons of Thunder.

16. (0-2) 901 ELITE (-1)

The Tampa Bay Bucs’ receivers continue to shine as DeSean Jackson and Chris Godwin combined for 35 points. Jimmy Garoppolo and Theo Riddick has steady performances in Week 2. 901 Elite could only get 78 points from their team, and is going to have to make some moves through the waiver wire or through trades if they want to fill the gaping holes on their roster.

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