BEN RHODES (1-0) VS. JORDAN NEWBERRY (0-1)
FINAL SCORE: Newberry 145.3, Rhodes 131.6
Week 1’s lowest overall scorer (Newberry) met its lowest-scoring winner (Rhodes) when Sodo Mojo readers Jordan Newberry and Ben Rhodes squared off this past week. Both teams were able to turn things around and give us one of the week’s closest games.
Led by Keelan Cole’s 24.6-point game that included an insane Odell Beckham Jr. impression, Newberry was able to secure his first win and quickly turn his season around. All three of Newberry’s receivers found the end zone, as Cole, Anthony Miller (9.1), and Davante Adams (20.4) combined for a solid 54.1 fantasy points.
After a disappointing Week 1, Matthew Stafford also got things turned around helped out Newberry in a big way with a 24.7-point game against the 49ers. This ultimately put Newberry over the hump, as the numbers from Stafford and the receivers made up for the lack of production from David Johnson (6.1) and Joe Mixon (9.7), who just underwent a knee surgery that will sideline him for a few weeks.
Rhodes had the highest-scoring player of the game in Kirk Cousins (33.5), as well as big contributions from Chris Thompson (22.3), Allen Robins (18.3), and Chris Godwin (16.6), but things went off the rails from there. With three players finishing below six points, Rhodes didn’t get enough balance to push him over the top and Newberry’s team took advantage.
Rhodes and Newberry both come out of this game 1-1, hoping to increase the scoring numbers once again in Week 3.