Gridiron Challenge: Tim Graham fights back

I've been waiting too long to write this, but our AFC East guy, Tim Graham, finally conquered his self-proclaimed nemesis in the ESPN.com Blog Network Gridiron Challenge.

The team named "I Own Tim Graham" still leads the more than 3,700 entrants in the ongoing fantasy game. But the real Tim Graham put up a season-high 139 points in Week 15, more than doubling his Week 14 total and exceeding each of the last four weekly totals from I Own Tim Graham. Michael Vick and Ray Rice carried Graham's team in Week 15 by scoring a combined 75 points. Graham's 139-point total ranked 36th among scores from 3,717 competitors.

I've enjoyed the Gridiron Challenge more than other fantasy games because the rules allow for quick recoveries each week. A bad break or two should never derail a season because all players remain available to anyone from week to week, for a price. There's always hope everything will come together next week.

I've tentatively got Philip Rivers, Vick, Michael Turner, Arian Foster, Arrelious Benn, Deion Branch, Jason Witten, Rian Lindell and the Dallas defense going in Week 16. The Bucs are trying to get the ball to Benn. Seattle's pass defense has had some problems this season. Only Philadelphia and Houston have allowed more completions of at least 30 yards.

2010 ESPN.com Blog Network Gridiron Challenge