Beauty vs. The Beast – Fantasy Football Tournament – Week 3

Beauty Vs. The Beast: Jake the Intern, Pilar Lastra, Deanna Brooks

Editor’s Note: The Smoking Jacket’s intern Jake likes to run his mouth about his Fantasy Football prowess here in the office. We thought we’d give him the chance to fall flat on his face and be embarrassed by two of the hottest fantasy football players in the world and hosts of Fantasy Fantasy Football on Sirius Playboy Radio: Pilar Lastra and Deanna Brooks. Every Friday we’ll post how each team fared the week before (with standard ESPN scoring) and list the rosters for the following Sunday. Players will be selected in a draft prior to that week’s games. Trash talking is definitely expected and highly encouraged.

Apparently it’s going to take a little longer than expected to exact revenge for my pathetic week 1 performance. The girls won again, leaving me to do some serious soul searching after losing two straight to the Playboy Radio  fantasy football brain trust. From here on out, I’m treating every week like some weird hybrid of a game 7, the Super Bowl and the Final Four. In other words, we’ve now entered must-win territory folks. This added pressure could obviously result in horrendous decision making, but I’m confident that by the end of October Deanna and Pilar will both be addressing me as Mr. Clutch (the intern). Ladies, you should be afraid of an ultra-competitive Jake. And yes, I can refer to myself in the third person when necessary.

In case you weren’t scoring at home (feel free to do so), here’s how week 2 ended up. Hey, at least my kicker dominated Stephen Gostkowki and I tallied an even 69 points. Onto the scoreboard:

Jake the Intern’s complete Week 2 lineup:
QB: Tony Romo 14 pts
RB: Chris Johnson 2 pts
RB: Maurice Jones-Drew 2 pts
WR: Reggie Wayne 15 pts
WR: Roddy White 13 pts
TE: Jermichael Finley 10 pts
Defense: Philadelphia Eagles 2 pts
Kicker: Mason Crosby 11 pts
Total: 69 pts
Pilar and Deanna’s complete Week 2 lineup:
QB: Philip Rivers 21 pts
RB: Jamaal Charles 6 pts
RB: Arian Foster 12 pts
WR: Anquan Boldin 3 pts
WR: Miles Austin 14 pts
TE: Dallas Clark 14 pts
Defense: New Orleans Saints 9 pts
Kicker: Stephen Gostkowski 1 pt
Total: 80 pts

We decided to spice up this week’s picks by selecting players only from the NFC. The good news is that Maurice Jones-Drew can no longer fuck over my team. The bad news is that Payton Manning is unavailable in what looks to be a delicious match up against the Broncos.

The last few days in my cubicle have been spent guzzling Eagles Kool-Aid. Led by a rejuvenated Michael Vick, this offense is now a high-powered, bad-ass juggernaut. I’m grabbing running back LeSean ‘Shady’ McCoy and receiver DeSean Jackson as Philly heads to Jacksonville to play a Jaguars team that was completely carved up by the Chargers last Sunday.

At quarterback, Drew Brees will finally regain that 2009 magic as the Saints return home to play the Falcons. And speaking of Atlanta, Roddy White has become one of the most reliable receivers in the league. In Roddy we trust (to find pay dirt for the third straight week).

Here’s what Pilar had to say:

The Redskins are going up against the Rams this week,  a team that is just not strong enough to hold down Donovan McNabb…And okay, maybe his 400-plus yards passing last week made me an instant  fan!

Also add Washington’s Santana Moss, Chris Cooley, and the Skins’ defense to our lineup. It’s going to be a big day for Mike Shanahan’s squad.

We’re a little nervous about Green Bay facing Da Bears’ defense on Monday night, but Mr. Rodgers will find tight end Jermichael Finley for enough big plays.

The complete week 3 rosters:

Jake the Intern’s complete Week 3 lineup:
QB: Drew Brees
RB: LeSean McCoy
RB: Frank Gore
WR: Roddy White
WR: DeSean Jackson
TE: Visanthe Shiancoe
Defense: San Francisco 49ers
Kicker: Ryan Longwell
Pilar and Deanna’s complete Week 3 lineup:
QB: Donovan McNabb
RB: Adrian Peterson
RB: Pierre Thomas
WR: Miles Austin
WR: Santana Moss
TE: Jermichael Finley
Defense: Washington Redskins
Kicker: Robbie Gould

Listen to Pilar and Deanna’s show on Playboy Radio every Wednesday at 6 p.m. ET. The girls are partaking in a weekly Fantasy Four Play, where a caller competes against them for various prizes and bragging rights. Call in for your chance to win!