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2016 Pre-Season Power Rankings

2016 Pre-Season Rankings courtesy of Z’Smashmouths!

1. Big Lunch- Perennial contender and playoff staple, Lunch brings back a good part of the band with the leagues top receiver and a potential best value keeper in Freeman. Paired with Thomas and Lacy, weekly Sunday brunch stats will be warm up appetizers for Almuerzo Grande. Nom!

2. Blues- It’s hard not to put the high life boys in the top spot after last year’s coup, taking home both prizes for only the 2nd time in league history. They also return a core group from the season before, keeping Julio and securing PPR darling Woodhead as a solid RB2 behind Dougie fresh. Conjoined by solid QB play and a weekly top 5 defense, the Bro’s only downside is the role of their bench players.

3. Natty- Realistically, the top 3 teams are a virtual tie for #1. The only thing not putting Congo at #1 is their lack of a championship, as the only remaining original team in the league to not do so yet. That said, it’s quite possible the Congo Kamikaze’s can go undefeated this year with the team they have on paper. A top 3 QB, probably the league’s best receiving core next to NRM or Z’Smash, and and dangerous ground game led by AP and another PPR monster in Duke Johnson, General McCarthy has crafted his most formidable army yet. Could THIS finally be their year?

4. NRM- Modestly, the metal men could quietly have had the best draft. Potentially the leagues best QB, top keeper value via Gurley in the 5th, and maybe the leagues best WR trio(?).. Mad dogs countrywide were delighted to walk away with the best bench with by far more impact starters and TE options. Mark em down for a top 5 finish.

5. Mokes- Staying the course, when you think of Mikis team & Aaron Rodgers as keeper selection in round 1, it reminds you to say “who cares?” to the notion of waiting on signal callers. Or not. But as a whole, Mokes hold a sneaky running game that could be top point scorers week in week out, and depth at WR half of the league will envy. With an easy early schedule it’s hard seeing this team slipping out of playoff contention at any point of the season.

6. Z’Smash- The only thing keeping this team from a top 4 selection is questions at TE. With a top receiver core, and potentially the leagues best running game led by a gem of a keeper in the 5th in DJ and more depth than any team at the position (Derek Henry as an RB4?), the boys from Varmitville stayed true to their identity by owning the ground game. They’ll need the help with an unfavorable matchup scheduled wk1 against NRM. Allen Robinson may be the difference maker in the outcome of that game.

7. Kali- A new proud dad, and another who likes to keep the band together, the former Shaka’s returned Nuk and Superman the bring back what they envision as a title contender. At face value they may have the most dangerous PPR duo in Shady and Gio, but pundits alike see regression at the WR 3 position with little depth behind their starter and health concerns at TE with Gronk already not playing in the opener. Savy, the Herbalist will plug and play to be a weekly nuisance but we don’t see them returning to the dance come week 14.

8.Collarbones- Could this be their best team drafted ever? A havoc reaping WR crew led by their keeper and #mancrush bromance Dez, an RB combo running behind top 5 oline and a top 5 QB when healthy (asterisk).. El Paso has depth and favorable scheduling that can move them into playoff contention come the end of wk 13.

9. CangNiner- BroCangs squad can be deceivingly tough weekly competition. Their preseason rank more reflects their bottom half finish the last few years after winning the league 4 years ago. Not great keeper value by taking Murray again with the round 1 price tag, and questions at the RB position behind him, Joe held the fort by shoring up some decent PPR receivers in Cooks and Decker. Elephant in the living room is the bench, where behind Garçon, there’s not a player even Bruce Miller would punch in the face with excitement. This team could either finish 6th or 11th for all we know.

10. Squirrels- Pat, the league wants you to contend, we really do. But taking Rawls as a keeper was the original sin, for he may not suit up for the 1st few weeks. Your bench is impressive to back up a dangerous core of CJ Anderson and AJ Green, but large question marks at RB2  TE and flex leave much to be desired and proven by this team that can be big or be bust, with weekly consistency not likely to be consistent. Chipmunk to secret squirrel: your team needs Metamucil.

11. SBJ- Sith Lords must have hijacked the draft party’s host computer.. while everyone was constricting competitive teams, Cjax pointedly zigged in the wrong direction as most others zagged. If waiting until the 4th round to grab a WR might not be the best approach in a PPR league, it definitely won’t get you a playoff ranking.  Particularly when you take a clean slate. The statistics of rookies who bust is in the high 70 percentile, and while Zeke behind that offensive line is sexy, spending a 1 st round pick on him is hideous. The only upside this team shows is garbage time point racking by Russel Wilson 4th quarter antics, and Mark Ingram running the ball 20 something times a game after Brees goes off and the Saints are up huge. League pundits are taking the under on 5 total wins for the Baby’s.

12. Machines- Shannon may have been a little preoccupied by salivating over Zacs meat during the draft, she even said so. Keeping a player in Bell who will miss 3 games already put her at disadvantage, but following up by Maclin as the WR1 and “one more  concussion away from being out of football” in Jordan Reed as a round 5 pick she really did herself no favors. Coupled by a bench that highlights more depth at TE than the more important WR/RB spots, it’s tough to envision this team overcoming a devastating injury, let alone winning more than 4 games. Plus, Kirk Cousins Shannon. Really?

2015 Week 6 Power Rankings

Teams bouncing around all over the place!

  1. Kali Kine – Up 1 – H1 – L6 – Best start in league history?  Respect the 6-0.  Fear the return of Big Ben.
  2. Big Lunch – Down 1 – H1 – L6- Looking more like a sirloin than a choice ribeye two out of the last three weeks.  Still the champ, still very much the team to beat.
  3.   NINERS R METAL – Up 4 – H3 – L12 – No ones gonna like it, but down deep they know it’s true.  Third in points, 2 straight wins.  League is on notice.
  4.  Jake & Elwood Blues – No Change – H3 – L9 – A loss, but a narrow loss.  Even at 3-3, this still looks like one of the most dangerous teams.   The QB situation is a little sketchy tho.
  5.   congo.natty – No Change –  H1 – L5 – A loss, and a tough task ahead with half their players on bye.  But the natty’s should have a playoff team here.
  6.  Z’Smashmouths – Down 3 – H2 – L8 – Hanging in there, but this team doesn’t quite feel the same without Charles.  But the predicted best running game in the league, needs to step it up in a major way.
  7.   Sweet Baby Jesus – Down 1 – H4 – L8 – Still no doubt in my mind this should be a playoff team, but between poor management, and bad luck, there isn’t a lot of room for error left. 
  8.   Miki’s Mokes – No Change – H2 – L8 – Back to 3-3 and deploying a lot of two TE sets.  With the 4 point start from congo.natty, it’s the Moke’s game to lose.
  9.    Cangniner – UP 1– H9 – L11- Best win of the year for Cangniner, knocking off Big Lunch, so how do they follow it up?  Starting Kap against the Seattle defense.  You’re the fan the Niners need, but don’t deserve.
  10.   Blind Squirrels – Up 1 – H4 – L11 – A much needed win, but still the bottom scorer.   Still, with Lynch healthy, and Jeffery back in the lineup, it’s not too late to make a run.  Another must win against the Roughnecks this week tho.
  11.  The Roughnecks- Up 1 – H9 – L12 – It’s hard to imagine recovering from 1-5, but when I think of an 11th ranked team that in a few weeks could be rolling out Rivers, Dez, Edleman, McCoy, Blount, and Marvin Jones… who knows?
  12.   RonanMachine – Down 3 – H7 – L12 – I think the team looks pretty good, but when you’ve scored the second fewest points the numbers speak for themselves.  Matt Ryan needs a healthy Julio back, and that’s a good 50% of this teams problems.    The other 50% is Randall Cobb’s injury.

2015 Week 5 Power Rankings


You guys could use a little culture.

  1. Big Lunch – No Change – H1 – L6
    • A gift emerges. 
    • A Freeman will rise above. 
    • Brown cries for his Ben.
  2.   Kali Kine – No Change – H2 – L6 
    • Sometimes with great strength. 
    • Also at times a weak foe. 
    • Or many weak foe.
  3.   Z’Smashmouths – UP 3 – H2 – L8 
    • A knee has been torn. 
    • Many spectacular duds. 
    • Smash wins anyway.
  4.   Jake & Elwood Blues – Down 1 – H3 – L9 
    • True anomalies.  
    • The Blues may make the playoffs. 
    • The Cubs might win.
  5.   congo.natty – Down 1 –  H1 – L4

    • Warrior arrives.
    • The battlefield is empty. 
    • The battle is won.
  6.   Sweet Baby Jesus – Down 1 – H4 – L8 
    • I have no QB. 
    • He was lost on the bench. 
    • Martin just broke out.
  7.   NINERS R METAL – Up 1 – H6 – L12 
    • A bad deal was made. 
    • The Gurley is quite manly. 
    • Still just two and three.
  8.   Miki’s Mokes – Down 1 – H2 – L8 
    • Two men carry eight. 
    • A savior comes through the Gates. 
    • The burden is great.
  9.   RonanMachine – No Change – H7 – L12
    • An unlikely run.  
    • Former champ with no Willie.  
    • Bell will be the key.
  10.   Cangniner – No Change – H9 – L11
    • Their allegiance strong.  
    • Fierce loyalty not repaid. 
    • An old general.
  11.   Blind Squirrels – No Change – H4 – L11 
    • The damaged can heal.  
    • With mended parts, the same man?  
    • Mr.  Anderson.
  12.  The Roughnecks- Down 1 – H9 – L12 
    • Thrive in the below. 
    • Dwellers in forgotten slums. 
    • Settled and in peace.

2015 Week 4 Power Rankings

Each team in 5 words.

  1.   Big Lunch – Up 1 – H1 – L6 – Atlanta’s line looks pretty good.
  2.   Kali Kine – Up 2 – H2 – L6 – Four and zero.  That’s perfect.
  3.   Jake & Elwood Blues – No Change – H3 – L9 – Definitely J&E’s best start ever.
  4.   congo.natty – Down 3 –  H1 – L4 – Worried about the running game.
  5.   Sweet Baby Jesus – Up 1 – H4 – L8 – Big week coming.  Big Lunch.
  6.   Z’Smashmouths – UP 1 – H2 – L8 – Things are definitely looking up.
  7.   Miki’s Mokes – Down 2 – H2 – L7 –Gronk back,  just in time.
  8.   NINERS R METAL – Down 2 – H6 – L12 – Cam Chancellor can suck it.
  9.   RonanMachine – Up 3 – H7 – L12 – Looking better, just as predicted.
  10.   Cangniner – Down 1 – H9 – L11 – Fear not, Roughnecks are coming.
  11.   Blind Squirrels – Down 1 – H4 – L11 – Hey players, heal more quicker!
  12.  The Roughnecks- Down 1 – H9 – L12 – Started from the bottom #nowwehere


2015 Week 3 Power Rankings

Things have stabilized too quickly.   Bye weeks are coming, weak depth will be revealed.  It’s time for a shake up.

  1.   Congo.natty – No Change –  H1 – L3 – Can’t move Big Lunch up, so long as the natty’s keep winning.   Joe certainly helped keep the streak alive, but 144 points is still a nice week.
  2.   Big Lunch – No Change – H1 – L6 –  Devonta Freeman for 3 TD’s?  Are you kidding me?  Everything is clicking right now.
  3. Jake & Elwood Blues – Up 1 – H3 – L9 – If Julio and Allen keep playing like this, the Blues may come away with more championships this year than the Bears get wins.
  4.   Kali Kine – Down 1 – H2 – L6 –  Losing Big Ben is a little easier to swallow when you still score 156 points and storm to 3-0.
  5.  Miki’s Mokes – No Change – H2 – L5 – That’s why you keep Aaron Rodgers when it seems to make no sense at all.   To deliver 47 points and a Monday night win that seemed improbable at best.
  6. Sweet Baby Jesus – Up 1 – H4 – L8 – Hard luck losers in week 3, this still seems like a team destined to finish in the top 6.  Build an ark, weather the storm.
  7. Z’Smashmouths – UP 1 – H2 – L8 – Thrilling victory Monday night!  Fortunate to be 2-1 at this stage, Smash nation knows they’re going to need to show more to make the playoffs.
  8.  NINERS R METAL – Down 2 – H6 – L12 – It was a week of brutal matchups.  Let’s see what week 4 and the arrival of Tyrod the Terrific brings.
  9.   Cangniner – No Change – H9 – L11 – One of the better teams in the league, with one of the poorest coaching staffs.  C’mon man!  You can love the Niners and still be good at fantasy football.   It’s allowed.
  10.   Blind Squirrels – No Change – H4 – L10 – This team might have been pretty good if it could get itself on the field to play a full game healthy. 
  11.  The Roughnecks- No Change – H9 – L11 – No Edleman… this might be the Roughnecks final week in the 11 spot.  Honestly, it feels a little like charity.
  12.   RonanMachine – No Change – H7 – L12 – I Still think this they’re better than 0-3.   Cobb, Bell, and Ryan are going to win the Machine’s some games.  Keep your core group together, keep trotting them out there, and good things will happen.

2015 Week 2 Power Rankings

8 out of the 12 teams are 1-1, with just 2 teams undefeated.  Are we all equally good now, or just equally bad?

  1.   Congo.natty – No Change –  H1 – L3 – With Abdullah coming back down to earth, the injuries to Brees and Lacy are a concern, but Cooper, Johnson and Gio have emerged.  Roller coaster week for the Natty’s, but they stay on top.
  2.   Big Lunch – Up 4 – H1 – L6 –  The reigning champ and points leader after 2 weeks.  Things seem deliciously on track for Big Lunch.  The Coleman injury should help plug the RB woes for now.
  3.   Kali Kine – Up 4 – H2 – L6 –  Our draft host remains undefeated, but with too many players only sporadically involved in their offense, it’s tough to go any higher than 3.
  4.   Jake & Elwood Blues – Down 1 – H3 – L9 – Another solid performance despite the loss.  16 targets for Crabtree?  That’s going to make for some tricky lineup decisions.
  5.   Miki’s Mokes – Down 3 – H2 – L5 – A brutal week, and a Monday night loss to rival Z’Smashmouths.   Maybe they could have dropped further?  The Evans no show, and the Baltimore debacle were the difference, but the usage of Charles Johnson in Minnesota is definitely concerning.
  6.  NINERS R METAL – UP 6 – H6 – L12 – Always humble, NRM requested we just let the numbers speak for themselves.  I don’t give a rats ass about their requests tho.  This was the best we’ve seen them in a long time.  A competitive NRM is good for ratings.
  7.   Sweet Baby Jesus – Down 3 – H4 – L8 – It’s hard to imagine this bad Luck will continue.  The Colts will be fine, and Jesus will ascend.   The team still looks solid on paper. 
  8.   Z’Smashmouths – No Change – H2 – L8 – A nice game for Marshall sealed win #1, but the future here is murky.  Some light performers in the starting lineup, and not a lot of playable options on the bench.  Hill should get his regular workload in week 3, but he better not fumble again…
  9.   Cangniner – Up 3 – H9 – L11 – Nice bounce back week for Cangniner, nice second half for Peyton Manning.  Also, I very much wish we lived in a world where Jarryd Hayne was a startable RB2.  I do love your optimism Joe.
  10.   Blind Squirrels – Down 2 – H4 – L10 – Bradford, Randle, Anderson and Jeffery are not players trending in the right direction.  Still time to bounce back, but it needs to start soon.  Will we see the debut of Carson Palmer?
  11.  The Roughnecks- Down 2 – H9 – L11 – Let’s stay positive here.  Julian Edleman has been the steal of the draft. 
  12.   RonanMachine – Down 2 – H7 – L12 – There’s enough weapons here for the Machines to be rationally optimistic.  The running game is actually pretty formidable now that Bell is back to anchor.  This shouldn’t be a long visit to the cellar. 

2015 Week 1 Power Rankings

Congo.natty’s got the power?  Or am I just jinxing him?

  1.   Congo.natty – Up 2 –  H1 – L3 – 160 points and they didn’t even start the right TE.    Probably a fluke…
  2.   Miki’s Mokes – Up 3 – H2 – L5 – And they did it with Mike Evans injured and Bishop Sankey’s 22 on the bench.
  3.   Jake & Elwood Blues – Up 7 – H1 – L3 – It’s possible the draft grade was arbitrarily low due to Russell Wilson, but then again I didn’t force you to take him in the draft.   Top Points for the week!
  4.   Sweet Baby Jesus – Up 4 – H4 – L8 – I guess it’s a pretty impressive showing considering Sammy Watkins bageled.
  5.   Kali Kine – UP 1 – H5 – L6 – If I could swap rosters with anyone right now, this would be the team.
  6.   Big Lunch – Down 5 – H1 – L6 – Still one of the obviously better teams, but you’re no Ric Flair.
  7.   Z’Smashmouths – Down 5 – H2 – L7 – Close loss due to Eli, but a bunch of players look solid.
  8.   Blind Squirrels – Down 4 – H4 – L8 – Terrance Williams stock goes up, but CJ Anderson’s crashes.  At least the Cowboy’s running game is sorted out.
  9.  The Roughnecks- Up 2 – H9 – L11 – Maybe should be lower with the loss of Dez, but the week 1 results were better than expected.
  10.   RonanMachine – Down 3 – H7 – L10 – A lot to be concerned about, but Lewis was a nice add, and their best player hasn’t hit the field yet, so still some potential.
  11.   Cangniner – Down 1 – H10 – L11 –  A poor week 1 coupled with injuries to Jackson and Bush, but still a lot of weapons here.  A lot hinges on Denver’s performance Thursday night.

Preseason Power Rankings

Most of the drafts are pretty equivalent.  We’re either all bad, or maybe all kinda decent?  Also it should be noted, this probably isn’t the order most likely to succeed, which would of course have NRM at the top.

 1.  Big Lunch – The Champ is here

Overall -A- – A draft so obviously good, even Yahoo almost graded it right.

  • WR’s – A – 3 top 12 WR’s + Maclin?  With 4 that solid, who needs additional depth.
  • RB’s – B – Gore should hold up for awhile, and there’s tons of upside guys on the bench.
  • TE – B- – Like Rudolph, but need a lil more upside than Miller as a backup.
  • QB – B – Brady should be top 10 this year.
  • Bench – B+ – Well drafted, but I don’t love the names.

2.  Z’Smashmouths – Mark Aaron Kadubec says that extra “a” in Jaamal is just plain unnecessary!

Overall – B+ – The draft of someone who mocks a lot.  Tons of great value, not enough people you really wanted.

  • WR’s – B- – No one to really get excited about, but wasn’t drafted to be the strength of the team.
  • RB’s – A – It doesn’t get better than Charles, Hill and Miller.
  • TE – C+ – Daniels and Davis have interesting upside, but possibly a pretty low floor.
  • QB – B – I don’t know if you needed both Eli and Rivers, but one of them should be fine.
  • Bench – A- – When it’s hard to tell the bench guys from the starters you either did a really good job, or screwed up royally.  I think in this case it’s the former.

3 .  congo.natty – One of just two original teams to have never won a championship!

Overall – B+ – I didn’t like this team as he drafted it, but on second look it’s pretty good.  B+ like Tony Romo.

  • WR’s – B- –  I like the names, but feel like it’s the wrong year.
  • RB’s – B -Good depth, but between Ameer, Hyde, and Bernard, it’s hard to be sure there’s a playable RB2 there.
  • TE – A- – Cameron and Jenkins are a good combo.
  • QB – B+ – Brees is good, but Kaepernick?
  • Bench – B+ – Good balance and some guys you could throw in in a pinch.

4.  Blind Squirrels – What does this team name even mean?  I think an explanation is necessary.

Overall – B – More B’s than a picnic.  Points champ gets a top 6 spot on street cred.

  • WR’s – B –  If Jeffery has to miss week 1 I can live with that…
  • RB’s – B+ – CJ Anderson as an RB2 makes this automatically above average.
  • TE – B+ – Am I the only one that liked Olson better when Kelvin Benjamin was healthy?
  • QB – B+ – Bradford’s a play to win pick.  Of course you also have the two quarterbacks least likely to finish a full season.
  • Bench – B – Solid.

5.  Miki’s Mokes – You’d have looked better with that championship belt.

Overall – B – I blame the daughters.

  • WR’s – B- – Like the starters, but no startable depth to cover the potential Evans injury = trouble
  • RB’s – B – Quite a few playable options week 1.  No stars, guys who should get a bunch of carries.  It’s aight.
  • TE – A – Cause you drafted Gronk.
  • QB – A- – I guess if we imagine a world where you took Gronk first and Rodgers in the third.. it’s a little more ok.
  • Bench – C+ – Did good on the RB depth, but that’s about it.

6.  Kali Kine – Is there life after Brees?

Overall – B – It looked better when I first saw it.

  • WR’s – B- –  It’ll be a better grade when Martavis Bryant comes back in week 5.
  • RB’s – B- – AP bumped your grade up as far as he could, but we don’t even know if your RB2 is going to get the most carries.
  • TE – A- – Jimmy Graham!  Sigh.. Seahawks.. jerks.
  • QB – B+ – The Cam Newton pick is defensible since you got him in the 11th.
  • Bench – B+ – I like it.  Not enough startable players to be an A, but some savvy nice stashes.

7. Ronan Machines – You’ve still got a couple years before it’s been a decade since your last title.  No need to rush.

Overall – B- – I’m just not sure where the big points are going to come from.

  • WR’s – C- –  Cobb is nice, and Agholor has some upside, but this group is likely going to be a problem.
  • RB’s – B- – Instantly a B+ when Bell comes back, and Spiller successfully plays two games in a row.  Until then, a half grade lower.
  • TE – B – Kinda like Delanie where you got him.
  • QB – A- – Matt Ryan’s a B+ and a bonus grade for not wasting a pick with a backup like NRM did.
  • Bench – B – Not too shabby.  A bit like Zach’s bench, but maybe I’m  little less certain on the outcome…

8.  Sweet Baby Jesus – Well, at least Dodger fans are used to saying “Is this finally our year?”

Overall – B- – AJ Green, Sammy Watkins and Matt Forte are the RB/WR oundation of this team.   I’m not sure how that makes me feel.

  • WR’s – B- –  My own opinions about a Watkins breakout year aside.. it’s kinda an underwhelming group.
  • RB’s – B- – You moved this up a full grade by being smart enough to grab Ingram when he fell.  It’s not a good group of RB’s though.
  • TE – A- – Bennett’s probably going to be awesome this year.
  • QB – A – You have the best one, and you got him in the third.  No brainer.
  • Bench – C- – A couple of guys might be good, but it’s just as likely none of them but Bridgewater are on your roster in 3 weeks.

9.  Jake &Elwood Blues – The other original team without a championship.

Overall – B- – Just focus on keeping your team healthy this year.  Hire a trainer or something.

  • WR’s – A- – Very strong starting 3, and nice additional options.
  • RB’s – D+ – Decent PPR backs, but pretty low ceiling.
  • TE – B+ – I like the Kelce pick a lot, and it didn’t come too early.
  • QB – F—— – Because you drafted fucking Russell Wilson.  Ok, maybe he’s really a B+.  NO HE’S NOT HE’S an F!  – F! F! F! F!  GET OUT OF MY CLASS! – F MINUS!
  • Bench – B- – Not to shabby.  Maybe could have used another high upside RB option.

10.  Cangniner – The guy you knew would draft Reggie Bush

Overall – B- – A lot of talent, and should be dangerous early in the season, but looking pretty thin on depth.

  • WR’s – B+ – Really only Smith Sr and Johnson’s age keep this out of the A range.
  • RB’s – C- – Demarco’s cool, and it could work out if Foster comes back early.. but who else?
  • TE – A- – Eifert and Julius Thomas is about as good as you can do at the position without going in early.
  • QB – B- – Love me some Peyton.  Cutler is a passable backup and a known quantity.
  • Bench – C- – Welker’s not on a team and David Cobb’s on IR.  Only 2 startable RB’s on the roster.

11.  El Paso Roughnecks – This leagues so old, even Nico’s won it once.

Overall -B- – No Cowboy goes undrafted!

  • WR’s – B – No one who drafts Michael Floyd will get above a B from me.
  • RB’s – C – I like the focus on RB’s this year, but not if I’m gonna come away with Morris and Blount.
  • TE – B – I’m ok with Witten.  You probably took him too early.
  • QB – B+ – Romo’s a B+, that’s who he is.
  • Bench – C – Why are Cole Beasles and  Zac Stacy on this team?

12.  NINERS R METAL – Because they deserve as many caps in their name as they want.

Overall – C – I blame the daughters.

  • WR’s – C – Yeah, about that… you forgot to draft some that are actually playing.
  • RB’s – A- – They sparkle.
  • TE – D- – Jordan Reed?  I hope you know what you’re doing…
  • QB – C+ – Both fine young quarterbacks with upside, but why do you have two of them instead of a playable WR?  WTF were you thinking.
  • Bench – B- – Tons of that “upside” stuff you like.  Not much else.