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The Fantasy Therapist

Want to find the cure for what ails you? Every team has some sort of sickness, and today, the Doctor is in! Let's look at the 7 teams that took losses this week and find out what it is that they can do to improve...

The Robot Unicorns

The Disease
That was quite the blowout loss this week for Justin, as he didn't have anyone really step up beyond Gurley and teh Panthers D. Tennessee was not very kind to him as Mariota and Henry combined for 4 lousy points. Couple that with the fact that the QB situation is interesting without Carson Wentz in the lineup every week and lack of depth in the RB spot.

The Cure
It is one thing to get a two-headed monster in Foles and Wentz, but to not use them? To think Mariota can be the guy who carries the team in the meantime? The Bucs got toasted for a ton of passing yards from Brees, so I expect there to be a new starter this week for Justin. Meanwhile, Crowell looked really great against the Lions, so he might deserve a start over Henry this week since he plays the Fins. It is only one game, but yikes with scoring 79pts in this new system.

Randy's Pimp Daddys

The Disease
Pimping ain't easy. That is a mantra to live by. But it REALY isn't easy when your starting QB - someone who many thought was in the top 5 - scores only 8pts and your stud keeper scores 5pts. Throw in the interesting Amendola start and you have a recipe for disaster on this one. Mediocrity is a tough thing to manage, although Randy will be good in many weeks going forward.

The Cure
Yeah, switching the starting QB is not a smart reaction, so there will just be more of the same on that front. Hopefully better, obviously, as Watson is a medication that must take a little more time to activate in the roster stomach. Same goes for Dalvin, really. If anything, it might just be a simple "well it was a bad week" and move forward on this one. Nothing needs to be fixed much - other than finding WR help.

Christian's Crusaders

The Disease
Have you ever gone to the doctor and said "hey doc...it hurts when I do this..." and they look at you and say "well then don't do that!"? That is what happened to Christian this weekend. Look, a lot of points were scored against him, plain and simple. But where is the problem on this team? Freeman not getting enough touches? Temporary injuries to stud QBs? Jack Doyle being Jack Doyle? This might be tough to diagnose.

The Cure
Not sure there is really a cure for a bug like this. This is just something that will take a week to shake off, really, because this team is pretty darn stacked. Dion Lewis surprised a lot of people with his 18pts and Rodgers came back to the game to lead the Pack to victory. Going and changing things won't make 123pts any better. Perhaps the cure is playing Justin right now...that might help.

Owlbear Don't Care

The Disease
Drake and DJ grabbing a combined 20pts? Maybe it is Doug Baldwin being out of the lineup? Kenny Golladay being waived and there not being a stud to auto-start? Hey, there are a lot of reasons to lose a PFFL game, and sometimes it actually is last-second starters. Losing by only 7pts makes you question every decision you have ever made going back to the draft.

The Cure
There just isn't enough wrong with this team to instill any sort of panic. Mahomes/Wilson is an interesting situation, and I don't know why Wilson would ever be benched but I see that Daniel is attempting something crazy to fix a sniffle. Some might even say that the waiving of Golladay was extreme given his point total and the fact that Enunwa is really a #2. Not much of an upgrade - in fact, may be a downgrade. Stress requires relaxation.

Abducted Roosters

The Disease
Matt Ryan scoring only 10pts is the first step in acknowledging that there was a few hiccups last Sunday. RB points were lacking, Delanie Walker goes down for the season, the kicking game was mediocre...look, 87pts is not bad. It is pretty decent in scoring most of the time. This just wasn't that kind of week. A lot of reasons who it wasn't 100pts or more - but looking at Matt Ryan the most.

The Cure
Despite the need, there are only a few things that Mike/Brandon can do right now. One of them was replacing Delanie Walker - and I guess that means with ASJ? OK...it happens...but that isn't much help. Lindsay was a great pickup for sure, but he is in as much of a committee as Coleman right now. Everything except for WR is in flux in a way. There is nothing wrong with the way the disease is trying to be managed - just needs to be managed soon before it kills a season.

Scubasteverino Squad

The Disease
121pts in a losing effort. Yikes. It is like toxic shock syndrome in a way. You don't see it coming, you think you are doing just fine, and whammo. Obviously the cattle at RB are kinda hit and miss this week for sure, and there isn't much that can be done there. The rest of the team was totally on point. Hitting up against the wall of an opponent who had a great game is the toughest part of it all.

The Cure
Yeah - Goff and company did their jobs. It was the lack of a great RB game that did the rest of the team in. You would have thought that Collins would have been incredible given the score of that Ravens game, and yet there just wasn't any points to be had there. The lack of bench depth is going to always be a sticking point with Steve's team. Some bandaids need to be thrown on that in the way of EWP-Land.

Cunning Stunts

The Disease
A keeper, an expensive TE and a defense that just couldn't help itself at all. That was the story of Rory's loss this week, as 110pts is usually a good score. Tyreek Hill dominated the game and even Greg Zuerlein had a lot of points for a kicker. Still, Big Ben was more like Medium Ben and Kareem Hunt didn't live up to his billing. And let's just let Jimmy Graham retire already, ok?

The Cure
Slap on a bandaid and recover. Honestly, the Saints were a bad choice anyway as far as a defense goes. The fact that AP got 21pts is a boon for sure, and when you couple that with Hunt doing better in future weeks and Ricky Seals-Jones getting started over Graham at some point, it is likely to get a little better for Rory going forward. One step at a time, soldier.