Starting Week 3, there were three undefeated teams in the NFL Total Access fantasy league. Entering Week 4, there is only one. And it will likely be a fight for that squad to get to 4-0. Meanwhile, it appears that one team will be 0-4 and battling fantasy irrelevance by the time Tuesday morning rolls around. Let's get previewin'!
Fran will try to bounce back after taking his first loss of the season. But to do it, he'll have to take down Lindsay Soto's 3-0 YoFace squad. In order to win, Charles will need Tom Brady to continue to be Tom Brady. But a little Reggie Wayne wouldn't hurt, either. Soto has quite a few studs in her lineup, but losing Daniel Thomas could hurt -- especially if Michael Vick's injury affects LeSean McCoy and DeSean Jackson.
Predicted outcome: In what should be the matchup of the week, YoFace has a smile on it after getting to 4-0.
Dave Dameshek's Kool Kats earned their first win last week, but that had more to do with his opponent's disappointing performance. He'll need the same kind of good fortune to get his second win. Either that, or Shonn Greene finally lives up to expectations. Jay Glazer's Team Hebrew is too good on paper to play as poorly as it did last week -- even in a win. Adrian Peterson might nearly ouscore the Kats all by himself.
Predicted outcome: In honor of Rosh Hashanah, Team Hebrew celebrates a win.
Last week, McGinest squeaked out a win to force a three-way tie atop his divison. This week, it may not be quite as close with Philip Rivers, Peyton Hillis and Maurice Jones-Drew all projected for big weeks. Meanwhile, Team Auto Draft looks ticketed for its second straight loss unless Percy Harvin and BenJarvus Green-Ellis can find some sort of productivity.
Predicted outcome: Similar to his playing days, McGinest should blow up the opposition on his way to a win.
In a matchup of 1-2 teams, Adam Rank's Henne is banking on big days from Eli Manning, LeGarrette Blount and Larry Fitzgerald to get past Jim Mora's Lions. Although with big question marks surrounding Antonio Gates and Frank Gore, it may be a rough day in East Dillon. The winner still has some life, while the loser is behind the eight-ball in the playoff race.
Predicted outcome: Rank breaks out of his two-game tailspin and stays in the postseason chase.
Thanks largely to Jermichael Finley and the Ravens' defense, Torry Holt's Show got a standing ovation last week. This week, Brandon Jacobs and Darren Sproles will have to play over their heads for Holt to have an encore performance. Dukes is looking for his third straight win after an 0-1 start. If he can do it even with Chad Ochocinco dragging down the lineup, it'll be quite a feat.
Predicted outcome: The Show must go on. And it will go on. And on. And on.
One of the two 0-3 teams will get their first win of the season and keep their flickering playoff hopes alive. The other will go to 0-4 and have little to look forward to besides playing spoiler. Why is this game being played? Because the schedule makers said so.
Predicted outcome: Burmeister's roster is too good for him to be 0-3. After this week, he'll be 1-3.