WDE Rumble 2016: Week 3 Awards & Week 4 Storylines (Sponsored by Rogue One: A Star Wars Story)

Posted: September 30, 2016 by marquesstewart in Awards, Storylines, Uncategorized, WDE Rumble

On this Force Friday, there was only one way to describe the Outlaws last week…a force to be reckoned with. Here’s a recap of last week’s Award Winners

WDE Rumble Week 3 Award Winners:

  • Cleveland Cavaliers Award (Most Points scored): The Outlaws
  • Ryan Lochte Award (Most points but lost): Macheteros
  • Simone Manuel Award (Fewest points but won):Nashville Ninjas
  • US Olympics Women’s Basketball Award (Largest Margin of victory): Clark Kent

Week 4 represents a whole new level of competition for the Rumble competitors. Whereas before, they were beating each other up across conferences – it’s time to take the battle within the not-so-friendly confines of their RAW and SMACKDOWN conferences. This is also the first bye week of the season – so team’s rolling with the Pack or the Eagles will need to find someone to fill the void in their life. This is where all your hard effort in the draft and picking up waiver wire gems starts to pay off…or crush your hopes of making the playoffs.

Week 4 Storylines:

  • ATLiens vs. Clark Kent: #1 vs. #2 in the RAW division is our highlight match of the week. While Reid has not cracked 200 since his amazing performance in week 1, he has somehow found a way to win when it matters most (i.e. on Sunday). This week though, he will be going up against someone that has consistently broken 200 and is looking to continue the trend against the top dog in the conference. The player to watch will be the defenses of both teams: Houston (for Clark Kent) and Minnesota (for ATLiens). Last week the Vikings scored an impressive 83 points against the Carolina offense and Reid truly enjoyed their performance….as they sat on the bench. This week they will be once again under the lights of Monday Night football – will they have another star studded performance like they had against Green Bay (50 points)? For Clark Kent, the real question is what do the Houston Texans defense look like without JJ Watt? Is it nearly as dominant a force as it was with Watt at the forefront? Well, we’re about to find out (spoiler alert: the answer is no). While this will be an interesting game, you just have to believe that somehow, someway ATLiens is going to find a way to win…despite themselves.

WDESPN Prediction: ATLiens Rises

  • The Outlaws vs. Orange Nation: Can the Owen Brothers sweep the Outlaws this season? That’s the question on everyone’s mind as we head into this match up. Both teams are 2-1 and are right next to each other in the standings. A win here for either team puts them that much farther away from .500 and closer to the promise land known as the playoffs. This is also the $100 matchup as it will feature Von Miller facing off against the team that drafted him and dumped him before the start of the season….you know he’s going to be playing angry because of that one. The key players in this match up are going to be Christine Michael and David Johnson. For the Outlaws, they put their fantasy faith in Michael to start the season (sorry Von) and it finally paid off last week as he was the RB1 for Seattle and turned in a Beast Mode like performance. Now against a much tougher opponent in the NYJ, what will Michael look like this week? Russel Wilson is injured, so will Michael become the focus of the offense and how will he handle the 3rd strongest run defense in the league? For Orange Nation, they will be sending their beloved David Johnson to take on the villainous Los Angeles Rams. While the Rams are obviously not a good team, they somehow find a way to win a few of these NFC West matchups (just ask Seattle). While David will more then likely have a very solid RB performance – the question is will that be enough to overcome the Outlaws this week? We think the answer is yes…and the sweep is complete. We can only hope that Joel will be more humble in victory then his brother was.

WDESPN Prediction: Orange Nation

  • Bring It vs. Macheteros: Some call this a “wounded animal” game – both teams are desperate for a win. The best part about this match up – at least 1 of them will come away with the victory….unless they tie, then they should just punt this season. You want to talk about cursed teams – you definitely need to talk to these guys. Both of their 1st round draft choices are injured, neither one has their star QB this weekend and their RB2 choice is something to laugh at (You know Artis-Payne is getting a TD stolen by Newton and who’s this Farrow kid?). This one might be a low scoring game – but at least we know one team will not be going winless this season. So the key players for the teams are Stefon Diggs and Allen Robinson. Those are really the only two players that you can hang your hat on in this match up….both teams have just be decimated by injury and bad NFL playing. Once has to wonder what is going through the minds of these coaches as they watch their season slip away from them. Is it a desire to push on and make something of this season…or to start prepping for next year? This one is really a crapshoot as I can see going either way. But we have to decide and I see it going the way of Bring It. He’s got to find a way to win…because if he only wins once Brady comes back, I don’t think he’ll be able to handle the shame…..shame…..shame…..shame.

WDESPN Prediction: Bring It!

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