The Dogs of War earn win over Hard Targets, 185.05-150.80
The Dogs of War showed up and exceeded their projected point total, securing a 185.05-150.80 victory over Hard Targets. Hard Targets took a 17.20-point lead on Thursday, but The Dogs of War held the lead the rest of the way. They were led by Sammy Watkins, who caught 9 passes for 198 yards and 3 touchdowns for 46.8 points, and Tom Brady, who passed for 341 yards and 3 touchdowns (35.05 points). Philip Rivers (333 Pass Yds, 3 Pass TDs) and Marlon Mack (174 Rush Yds, 1 Rush TD) did everything they could for Hard Targets in the loss. The Dogs of War (1-0) will look to get another win against Whackers, while Hard Targets (0-1) take on Dead Again in an effort to get some positive momentum.
Sammy Watkins had a 68-yard touchdown catch and a 49-yard touchdown catch for The Dogs of War, while DeVante Parker had a 49-yard catch to contribute to a 123.20-17.20 lead for The Dogs of War.
Both teams had players with standout moments on Sunday afternoon, but it was The Dogs of War who took the lead, 146.00-113.50. For The Dogs of War, Saquon Barkley had a 59-yard run. Philip Rivers had a 55-yard touchdown pass and a 28-yard touchdown pass for Hard Targets, while Marlon Mack had a 63-yard touchdown run.
Tom Brady had a 58-yard touchdown pass and a 25-yard touchdown pass for The Dogs of War, contributing to a 181.05-140.20 lead for the team.
While catching 9 passes for 198 yards and 3 touchdowns against the Jaguars, Watkins recorded 46.8 points this week. He more-than-tripled his 12.33-point projection in the 40-26 win. Watkins ranks #99 among all fantasy players this season and will face the Raiders next week.
The Dogs of War
Nice job assembling a starting crew that won by more than 34 points this past week. We took care of business and did what had to be done. Let's keep this momentum going as we roll into our Week 2 matchup.
Welp, we can't really whine about a shortage of opportunities this week, can we? Our pass-catching corps (four WR, one TE) were targeted a grand total of 43 times in Week 1. With just 23 total catches, that group may be showing signs of chemistry issues.