Hellyeah, Vinnie Paul takes the lead
It's time for a drummer to move out to the front.[+] EnlargeChelsea Lauren/WireImageVinnie Paul makes his entrance into first place.
Hellyeah drummer Vinnie Paul has the lone undefeated team remaining in the Alice in Chains & Friends Fantasy Football Charity League after his Brickwall Paul (3-0) topped Alice in Chains guitarist Jerry Cantrell's Aroma Of Tacoma 90-67 in Week 3.
After Paul, there's a logjam with four teams at 2-1 and four teams at 1-2. But our columnist and Loaded frontman and guitarist Duff McKagan is all alone in last as his Team McKagan is the only team with no victories.
Each participant will put one valuable item up for auction by the end of the season. The league champion will get to designate which charity receives the net proceeds of the auction. More details on the auction will be announced in the coming weeks.
Weekly updates on the Alice in Chains & Friends Fantasy Football Charity League, trash talk and interviews with the owners will be published in ESPN.com's The Life and Music sections throughout the season. Members of the league also will drop by for occasional chats on SportsNation.
Here is a look at Week 4's matchups and last week's results:
Alice in Chains & Friends Fantasy Football Charity League overall standings
Rk Player Team W L T PF PA GB 1. Vinnie Paul The Brickwall Paul 3 0 0 296 191 --
Last week: Defeated Aroma Of Tacoma 90-67 Next up: Dallas' Best (1-2)
The Brickwall Paul are alone in first, but opponent Dallas' Best have the edge in four categories and two are a push, according to ESPN's fantasy computer. Paul are a five-point underdog this week. Brickwall's league-lowest 191 points against show how timely scheduling has helped their record.
2. Chris DeGarmo Mach Six's 2 1 0 361 280 1 3. Mike Inez Your Real Dad Al Davis 2 1 0 332 285 1
Last week: Lost 108-84 to Dallas' Best Next up: Team Nosering (2-1)
Your Real Dad Al Davis have kept the same lineup they had at the start of the season, making no pickups through Friday. Inez faces his Alice in Chain bandmate Sean Kinne,y and YRDAD are 24-point favorites, which is the biggest spread of the week.
4. William DuVall Team DuVall 2 1 0 322 291 1
Last week: Defeated Mach Six's 113-89 Next up: Mach Six's (2-1)
Team DuVall have the advantage in five categories plus a push. Team DuVall picked up Lions K Jason Hanson and dropped Rams K Josh Brown.
5. Sean Kinney Team Nosering 2 1 0 272 269 1
Team Nosering have the advantage in just one category, though two are a push.
6. Jay Ferguson Dallas' Best 1 2 0 283 288 2
Last week: Defeated Your Real Dad Al Davis 108-84 Next up: The Brickwall Paul (3-0)
Ferguson has been the busiest at remaking his roster with nine acquisitions since the start of the season. This week Dallas' Best added Saints WR Devery Henderson and the Washington and Dallas defenses and dumped Texans WR Jacoby Jones, Vikings TE Visanthe Shiancoe and the Saints D.
7. Jerry Cantrell Aroma of Tacoma 1 2 0 272 315 2
Aroma Of Tacoma have an edge in four categories plus two are a push.
8. Ann Wilson Annie's Dogs 1 2 0 272 343 2
Last week: Defeated Team Valley Trash 88-79 Next up: Team Valley Trash (1-2)
Annie's Dogs won a close one last week and still have had the most points scored against (343) in the league. Wilson picked up Niners RB Kendall Hunter, Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch, Titans WR Nate Washington and the Falcons D, while she dropped Dolphins RB Reggie Bush, Colts WR Austin Collie, Redskins QB Rex Grossman and the 49ers D.
9. Randy Wolf Team Valley Trash 1 2 0 264 305 2
Last week: Lost 88-79 to Annie's Dogs Next up: Annie's Dogs (1-2)
Wolf might be a little distracted to focus on fantasy football this weekend. Evenly matched with the computer favoring each team in four categories apiece and a push, Team Valley Trash are just four-point underdogs to Annie's Dogs.
10. Duff McKagan Team McKagan 0 3 0 211 318 3
Place of birth: Washington, D.C. Age: 44 Fantasy football experience: Rookie Favorite team: 1970s Pittsburgh Steelers
Personal: Joined Alice in Chains as its full-time lead singer in 2007, contributing to its 2009 comeback album, "Black Gives Way To Blue." DuVall previously had been in Comes With The Fall and recently produced MonstrO's debut album.
Place of birth: Tacoma, Wash. Age: 45 Fantasy football experience: 7 years Favorite team: Seattle Seahawks/Pittsburgh Steelers
Personal: Lead guitarist Cantrell's legacy with Alice in Chains includes 35 million albums sold worldwide, 21 Top 40 singles and eight Grammy nominations.
Place of birth: Age: 35
Personal: Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher who has also played for the Phillies, Dodgers, Padres and Astros.
Place of birth: Abilene, Texas Age: 47 Fantasy football experience: 12 years Favorite team: Dallas Cowboys
Personal: Paul, who formed Pantera with his late brother Dimebag Darrell, plays drums for Hellyeah the way Ray Lewis hits people. In other words, hard.
Place of birth: Wenatchee, Wash. Age: 48
Personal: DeGarmo is a co-founder of heavy metal band Queensryche, for whom he was lead guitarist. He is now a professional pilot.
Place of birth: San DiegoAge: 61 Fantasy football experience:: Rookie Favorite team: New Orleans Saints
Personal: Lead singer of Heart, the pioneering female hard rock band that has sold more than 30 million records.
Place of birth: Renton, Wash. Age: 45 Fantasy football experience: Rookie Favorite team: Seattle Seahawks
Personal: Kinney, who has been playing drums since he was 5, has been the only drummer for Alice in Chains and he has also played with the likes of Johnny Cash, Krist Novoselic and Kim Kim Thayil.
Place of birth: Seattle Age: 47 Fantasy football experience: 2 years Favorite team: Seattle Seahawks
Personal: Before playing bass for Velvet Revolver, McKagan spent 13 years with Guns N' Roses. Lead singer and rhythm guitarist for Loaded. McKagan began writing a sports column for ESPN Music in 2011.
Place of birth: San Fernando, Calif. Age: 45 Fantasy football experience: 8 years Favorite team: Oakland Raiders
Personal: Before playing bass guitar for Alice in Chains, Inez was rocking arenas with Ozzy Osbourne.
Place of birth: Dallas Age: 37 Fantasy football experience: 6 years Favorite team: Dallas Cowboys
Personal: Ferguson portrays Stan Rizzo on AMC's "Mad Men," and his other TV credits include "Burn Notice," "Judging Amy" and "Evening Shade."
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