What a great week this was as 5 of the 7 games were decided by 11 points or less! The playoff races are heating up and we are in for a great final 4 weeks!
PackMan12 (111.49) vs Pack Attack (109.09)
PackMan12 sneaks past Pack Attack (4-5) and moves to 7-2 on the season. This is what good teams do, they find a way to win and right now PackMan12 is a good team and Pack Attack is not! You won’t win many games when 6 of your 11 starters score 6 points or less and that is what happened to Pack Attack. PackMan12 got a great game from Tevin Coleman (26.27 pts) and they now have their eyes set on that #1 overall seed!
Big Papa (109.18) vs 16hrs Ahead of You!! (100.88)
Big Papa wins thanks to two players and really one player but Michael Thomas (48.55pts) and George Kittle (20.40pts) accounted for 63% of their scoring this week and they won the game! That might be the highest % between two players and the team get the win. The win moves Big Papa to 4-5 on the season and drops 16hrs to their 2nd straight loss as well as moving to 4-5. The win here by Big Papa just ensured that the mess of teams that are battling for that # 5 and #6 playoff spot stayed messy!
BIGBOY! (127.88) vs Sportsfreak (85.15)
There’s your dagger! The dagger that BIGBOY! (6-3) just put through Sportsfreak (2-7) very slim playoff hopes and any chance of them salvaging their season. Yes, they are not officially eliminated but… well… they are eliminated. BIGBOY! continues to roll past opponents and they have now won 5 straight games. A potential Super Bowl preview is next week as they go up against the best team in the league in U Don’t Know.
Bossman (108.38) vs HHH (106.02)
Bossman does exactly what they do best… find improbable ways to win! This game came down to the Sunday night game where Tom Brady (11.81pts) and James White (23.67pts) were able to overcome the deficit and lead Bossman to the huge win! The win puts Bossman at 5-4 a game ahead of the rest of the 4-5 teams which is critical as this team will have to be a full game ahead of the next person in the standings as they won’t likely win a tie breaker! For HHH, they let a big one slip away with a loss here they moved to 6-3 on the season and now the hopes of the #1 overall seed seem unlikely given how the teams ahead of them have been playing. The good news is that HHH has a relatively easy schedule the rest of the way so I wouldn’t count them out just yet but this loss here was a major blow to those chances. If Bossman is able to make the playoffs this season they will have earned it. The next three games are against teams one game behind them in the standings and then they finish off the season against U Don’t Know. They have put themselves in a good position and if there is any coach and team that can find a way to somehow get into the playoffs against seemingly rough odds, this is the team!
Rapids Plungers (100.44) vs DaUnderdog (89.68)
Yes folks… it’s Cordarrelle Patterson’s world and we are all just living in it! Or maybe I might suggest that the coach of Rapids Plungers buy a ticket to Vegas as their streak of seemingly lucky outcomes is at a all time high! OR some might say that this was a coaching genius and luck was not involved at all! Either way you look at it the move to pick up Cordarrelle Patterson on Sunday afternoon a mere couple of hours before he is scheduled to play turned out to be a potentially season saving move. Patterson delivered with 11.42 points to seal the victory for Rapids Plungers and move them to 5-4 on the season and to their 3rd straight win! This team like Bossman has been overachieving so far this year but eventually they will put it all together and you will look back at those wins they were able to steal when they maybe “shouldn’t have won” as a key to the overall success of their team. Overachieving in fantasy football = a good coach.. so there you go Bossman and Rapids Plungers. Your teams have been… overachieving… so that makes you good coaches… well done! DaUnderdog fell to 3-6 on the season losing their third straight game and 4 out of their last 5. They are now in the “I can’t lose anymore games” mode for the remainder of the year! Good luck!
pack slayer (129.06) vs U Don’t Know (122.38)
You assumed it was going to happen at some point this season but pack slayer was finally able to breakthrough and hand U Don’t Know their first loss of the season! Matt Ryan led the way for pack slayer as they moved to 4-5 on the season and snapped their 5 game losing streak! This was a HUGE win for them, potentially like other 4-5 teams… a season saving win. For U Don’t Know despite their first loss of the season they still control their own destiny and have a one game lead on PackMan12 for that #1 overall spot. They have a big show down next week with BIGBOY! I am already looking forward to that one!
teamAlaska (108.95) vs PackerFANatic7 (93.71)
How ironic is that… the same week that we saw U Don’t Know lose their first game we also now see teamAlaska get their first win on the season! I wrote last week that a loss here for PackerFANatic7 would be hard for them to overcome and now we will be able to see if it is something they can overcome! They fall to 4-5 on the season which leaves them very much in the playoff race but they are left with zero momentum and confidence heading into the last 4 weeks of the season. teamAlaska gets that monkey off their back and moves to 1-8 on the season. They have 4 games left and every one of those games are against teams fighting for playoff spots. I am sure they want nothing more then to play the role of spoiler the rest of the way and they will get a chance to do it!
Have a great week everyone!