Players of the Week – Week 3
By Sean Dochney
Joe Giuffre – Shockers
The Woodchucks did not have an answer for the Guffslinger and the rest of the Shockers offense. Giuffre would lead the Shockers to a 39-28 victory in the Game of the Week. Joe would go 23- 36 for 330 yards, 6 touchdowns and 0 interceptions. Charlie Barbiere was Joe’s top target on the day as he would go on to catch 6 passes for 97 yards and a touchdown. The Guffslinger is currently leading the league in touchdowns with 15, and is fourth in the league in yards with at 855. He has done all this while throwing only 1 interception through the first 3 weeks. Giuffre’s numbers should continue to rise as the Shockers enter the 9 am game as heavy favorites against the Rattlers. One would be wise to pick the Guffslinger for the inaugural week for JSGFFL Fantasy.
Steve Knapp – French Toast Mafia
Knapp will take the Runner Up honors for POTW this week. The runner up could have gone to John Zitani this week, who had slightly better stats in a losing effort. Steve gets the nod as he was able to help his team come away with a close 25-14 victory over the Rabid Squirrels. Knapp would go 29-38 for 310 yards, 3 TDs and 2 interceptions. The Rabid Squirrels entered the game unbeaten, and Knapp was able to just do enough to hand the Squirrels their first loss of the season. Knapp had help on the receiving end with big games from Billy Belford (8 catches, 99 yards, 2 TDs) and Luke Fernandez (5 catches, 54 yards). French Toast Mafia will look to stay hot as they matchup against the Grizzlies on Saturday.
Shane Capone – Warewolves
Shane had a big game for the Warewolves as the team was without Sean McAndrew again this past week. Shane would have 7 receptions for 143 yards and a TD as the Warewolves blew the Rattlers out 52-14. Shane would also go on to add an interception to his stat sheet defense. Capone was just adding to his monster start to the season as he is now the league leader in receptions (20), yards (345), and is tied with Corey Feldman with 5 touchdowns. Capone and the Warewolves will be taking on a much tougher opponent next week in the Rabid Squirrels. The Rabid Squirrels will have their hands full trying to stop the red hot Capone as both teams will be trying to avoid their second loss on the season.
Billy Belford – French Toast Mafia
French Toast Mafia was able to hold off the Rabid Squirrels to deliver the Squirrels their first loss of the season. The game would go down to the wire, as French Toast Mafia was able to get a pick 6 in the final minutes of the game to seal a 25-14 victory. Belford was the brightest spot for either offense in the contest that was otherwise a slow and sloppy game. Belford was the top target from the game and would go on to have 8 catches for 99 yards and 2 TDs. Billy is now second in the league to Shane Capone in both catches (19) and yards (289), and has added 4 TDs, which is tied for third in the league. French Toast Mafia will look to keep climbing up the power rankings as they take on the Grizzlies this upcoming week. This is not an easy matchup for French Toast Mafia, and Belford will need to have another big game to keep their winning ways going.
Chris Angelini – Warewolves
The Warewolves were short on players this past week, which forced the Commissioner into rare action on the defensive side of the ball. He would respond by picking off the very first pass of the game and returning it to the house for a touchdown. He would go on to have a 2 nd interception for touchdown later in the game as the Warewolves routed the Rattlers 52-14. You can see both of the pick 6’s not only on Plays of the Week, but the Commissioner’s personal Instagram, because the Commissioner is going to want the world to see him ball out and showcase his breakaway speed. The Commissioner will likely not see much time on defense next week because the Warewolves will need to have a full squad to go up against the Rabid Squirrels.
Rosie? (edit: Zach Rosengrant) – French Toast Mafia
I may not know for sure the name of this guy, but I do know he had a big game against Rabid Squirrels. The Chris Jensen look alike would have 2 interceptions against the previously unbeaten Rabid Squirrels. He would return his 2nd interception for a touchdown on a potential Rabid Squirrels game winning driving with a minute left in the game. This pick 6 would seal the victory for French Toast Mafia and helped them jump up a few spots in the Fine Five Power Rankings. French Toast Mafia has shown they have a big play defense through the first 3 weeks of the season. They have 12 sacks, 8 interceptions, and 3 defensive touchdowns. They will look to shut down the Grizzlies on Saturday in the prime time 12 o clock game.