Darrell Henderson trojan horse
It’s obvious what happened here.
The Nosebleeds intentionally let Darrell Henderson make his way to the Electric Horsemen knowing that their season was lost and they could benefit from helping the Horsemen spiral more out of control. Henderson would look like a gem when playing his old team, but he was placed there simply to make sure the Horsemen would lose in the weeks to come.
After a 20 carry game for over 100 yards and a touchdown in week 3 he would only get 8 carries against the Giants. Eight. He would have 21 yards. Twenty one. Meanwhile, Antonio Gibson, D’Andre Swift and Devonta Freeman would all have better days on the bench.
The first few minutes of this matchup were hard. Nearly everyone on the Angels had scored a touchdown. Things went quiet for a good portion of the afternoon… Chris Carson looked like he might be done for the day after getting checked out for a concussion… after nearly missing the week completely due to a knee injury. He seemed fine.
Rodrigo Blankenship continues to be a bright spot… but as far as the rest of the team…
Pork Shanks hasn’t beaten the Electric Horsemen since the change of ownership (and team name). In fact, the combination of Pork Shanks and Extreme Baby Throwers haven’t beaten the Horsemen since week 12 of 2016. In this four game winning streak, the average deficit has been nearly 40 points and Pork Shanks/XBT has only scored over 65 points once.
Shanks come into this one in a similar position as the Horsemen, 1-3 and looking for a glimmer of hope. The loser of this game heads to 1-4 and more or less clinches a berth in the Asshammer tournament at the end of the year. The winner still has a hill to climb to get to .500.
With injuries still an issue, the Horsemen are potentially going to be without their top two wide receivers… again. The Shanks look pretty miserable, as they join Legs With Holes and Nosebleeds in what looks like a two tight end set… not generally a recipe for victory.
The Horsemen are 12.5 point favorites with a 47.2% chance of victory on FantasyPros and 55% on ESPN – a true toss up.
Aside from Strictly Southern showing a resurgence of scoring power we saw from them in the first week, everything went as expected with picks now 16-4. There was a strange consolidation of playoff odds toward 50%, probably to give the flailing Horsemen some locker room hope. Legs With Holes, a team who has put their roster moves on a randomizer, took the biggest fall – down 25 to 72% after taking their first loss. The Dangerous Angels are the biggest climbers, dumping the Horsemen and moving up 23 to 33%.
- 3rd and Unpredictable @ Nosebleeds – 3rd has the second most adjusted points per game through 4 weeks and the most overall. The Nosebleeds are complete trash.
- Closet Hillbilly @ Dangerous Angels – The Angels had some big performances by some unexpected characters and some pretty miraculous injury comebacks, but that good fortune likely won’t happen in back to back weeks.
- Heavy Pistols @ Legs With Holes – The Heavy Pistols have had a tough run. They’ve had the most points in league history (adjusted and overall) scored against them to go along with the least adjusted points per game. Put that together and they have a worst all time deficit through 4 of -77 points per game. Next worse? This year’s Nosebleeds at -36.
- Drunken Aces @ Bumpy’s Berries – Wow, are the Aces the real deal?
- Strictly Southern @ Straight Laced – In the game of the week, Strictly Southern continues to get things back on track.