Stats? Projections? F$%k that noise. Numbers can't guarantee wins, but being a tough as nails sure helps. As the 2018 NFL Season enters its second week and fantasy football fans continue to debate advanced metrics, the veterans at We Are The Mighty are taking a different approach to finding the best players across the league.
This week, our team of self-declared fair-weather fans scouted the NFL to find the players worthy of serving on one the military's most elite units: the Army Special Forces — Operational Detachment Alpha, known exclusively as the "A-Team."
A Special Forces team is full of quiet professionals, each of whom has a set of unique, special skills, ranging from demolitions to weapons to communications. Earning your place on a Special Forces team takes training, time, and a little luck, but it ultimately comes down to one simple question: Can you perform under pressure?
This results-based mentality is exactly the same approach used by NFL players across the league and, in the season's opening week, five players have distinguished themselves worthy of making the inaugural "A Team Report." Some earned this distinguished honor by breaking records while others made the list via sheer, viking-level badassery. Either way, all the players on this week's A-Team Report stepped up when it mattered.
Here are this week's picks:
Defensive Back Prince Amukamara — Chicago Bears
Defensive Back Prince Amukamara and his first career pick-six.
Safety Shawn Williams — Cincinnati Bengals
Safety Shawn Williams strip sacks Quarterback Joe Flacco.
Quarterback Dak Prescott — Dallas Cowboys
Quarterback Dak Prescott completes a touchdown pass.
Wide Receiver Geronimo Allison — Green Bay Packers
Wide Receiver Geronimo Allison blocks a kick against the Minnesota Vikings.
Wide Receiver Keelan Cole — Jacksonville Jaguars
Wide Receiver Keelan Cole completes a one-handed catch