By Shea Carroll
NOTE: While there are stats used to back up the argument, this is an opinionated article. If you feel as though someone else deserved the honors, please do not cloud the chat with my mentions, just quietly PM me and I can explain my reasoning. We have a lot of great players in this league, and unfortunately only 1 player can be named Player of the Week. Without further ado, let’s get into it.
Offensive Player Of The Week
Deezer Powell, Wide Receiver, New Orleans Pharaohs
Stats: 8 catches, 222 receiving yards, 3 receiving touchdowns
Deezer Powell, after having a good Week 1, proved his worth this past week. He had 3 receiving touchdowns, which propelled his team to the win. 200+ receiving yards in a game is unbelievable too. I can’t wait to see how well this guy turns out.
Honorable Mention: J.W. Doyle, Running Back, Oklahoma City Renegades
Stats: 25 rushing attempts, 221 rushing yards, 3 rushing TD
OKC OKC OKC! They finally crack the ice and get their first win of the season against a solid STL team. Doyle put up great numbers, looking devilishly close to Powell’s stats, but with more touches. Good on you, J.W., now don’t let it get to your head.
Defensive Player Of The Week
Max Jackson, Strong Safety, Las Vegas Fury
Stats: 10 tackles, 7 assisted tackles, 1 PD, 1 interception
So, a team beat a team who beat the champions. What does that mean? Absolutely nothing. But, Max Jackson put on a show of his own. He was flying all over the field, making play after play. This owner got a W and Player of the Week, now all he needs is a ring.
Honorable Mention: Nicholas Warner, SS, DEN
Stats: 8 tackles, 3 assisted tackles, 2 PD’s, 2 interceptions, 1 TD
Strong Safeties sweep the board. Warner had a great game in a good win for Denver, and he was the center of attention. Pulling in 2 INT’s to help his team win, Warner gave it all he got. Well done.