PackerFANatic7 (4-3) vs Pack Attack (0-7)

This is a big opportunity for PackerFANatic7 as they have won 3 of their last 4 games and with a win here they will move to two games over .500 for the first time this season and breathe a little easier as they look to stay in the thick of the playoff race. This is especially important given that their next opponent is U Don’t Know. If they want any chance at competing for a championship this year this is the type of game they need to win!

Prediction:
Check out the Yahoo predictions for this one! Ah.. who am I kidding… PackerFANatic7 should with this one with ease! There is no way they could possibly lose to this 0-7 Pack Attack team that is projected to score under 100pts!
***Yes, I am trying the whole broadcaster jinx thing to see if maybe it works the same for when written in an article?***

Historical Look at this Match-Up: 

  • Regular Season Match-ups: 3
  • Record: Advantage PackerFANatic7 at 2-1
  • PPG Avg: Advantage PackerFANatic7 111.71 vs 105.22

Bossman (4-3) vs 16hrs Ahead of You!! (3-4)

This is an important game for each of these teams. They both are coming off losses in which they really didn’t have a chance and now they will be looking to get back into the win column. This is a bit of unfamiliar territory for 16hrs as with a win they would move back to .500 and would be very much in the mix for a playoff spot! They have not reached the playoffs since the 2011 season so this is a big deal and a win here against a tough Bossman team would really boost their confidence for the stretch run. Bossman is a mainstay in the playoffs and it seems every year this is right where they are sitting. A tick above .500 and they seem to always find a way into the playoffs. They get Pack Attack next week so if they can get the win here and a win next week, they would go into their showdown with U Don’t Know the week after at 6-3!

Prediction:
For Bossman it is fairly simple right now. They need J. Allen, C. Ridley and D. Cook to perform like they have the first few weeks of the season and then their supporting cast to be ok and they likely win this one! For 16hrs, they have some really good matchups for their key players such as C. Wentz against Dal and A. Brown against Cle and the player that I think keeps them in this game, D. Henderson Jr against MIA. Overall, I see a really good game that will be within 5 points heading into the Monday night game. Bossman has E. Engram and 16hrs Darius Slayton. That Tampa defense is tough and with Shephard back it will limit some of Slayton’s touches so Bossman will squeak out a win thanks to E. Engram getting a garbage time TD.

Historical Look at this Match-Up:

  • Regular Season Match-ups: 14
  • Record: Advantage Bossman at 12-2
  • PPG Avg: Advantage 16hrs 132.58 to 109.48  

Rapids Plungers (4-3) vs BIGBOY! (3-4)

As I have stated the past few weeks momentum has been building each week for Rapids Plungers and they are coming off another dominating performance but their is one thing that can put a serious damper on all that momentum and that is bye weeks. Rapids Plungers will be without three players this week (D. Watson, W. Fuller and the new starter in Ari Chase Edmonds). They have a fair amount of depth however it is always hard to replace three starters and pick right back up where they left off. BIGBOY! will take whatever advantage they can at this point as they need a win! They have lost three in a row and four of their last five games. Can Rapids Plungers keep their momentum going or will BIGBOY! find a way to get the much needed win?

Prediction:
There are a couple of question marks related to Rapids Plungers, the first is M. Davis and whether or not C. McCaffrey plays. Clearly if McCaffrey goes then M. Davis value goes down in tonight’s game.***As I am writing this it sounds as though McCaffrey is likely out*** The second is their bye week fill-in QB of Tua Tagavailoa. I think there is the potential for 50+ yards rushing and a couple of TD’s but there is also the potential for 50+ yards, two picks and no TD’s! BIGBOY! Will likely be without C. Carson this week and that will hurt them but I for some reason am thinking that BIGBOY! figures out a way to win this one and stop that momentum at least for this week.

Historical Look at this Match-Up: 

  • Regular Season Match-ups: 10
  • Record: Tied at 5-5
  • PPG Avg: Advantage Rapids Plungers 136.60 to 110.96


Big Papa (5-2) vs pack slayer (2-5)

Big Papa is coming off one of the more improbable wins of the season as they only scored 98 points and beat a team that has yet to lose! However, that can bring with it some serious momentum as they just beat what was the top team in the league and they didn’t play even close to their best. Now they get to go up against a pack slayer team that found a way to get the win last week and are once again desperate for another win as they look to inch their way back into the playoff race.

Prediction:
According to Yahoo projections this is going to be your closest game of the week and in looking I guess I can see how this one could be close. I see a fairly simple path for both teams to pull off the win so with that said I am going to go with the team that I trust the most at this point in the season and that is Big Papa. Big Papa gets win #6 on the season and puts a serious dagger to pack slayer’s slim playoff hopes.

Historical Look at this Match-Up: 

  • Regular Season Match-ups: 9
  • Record: Advantage Big Papa at 6-3
  • PPG Avg: Advantage Big Papa 122.47 to 113.25


HHH (4-3) vs DaUnderdog (2-5)

Two teams, two losses in a row and of course both of them needing a win. DaUnderdog needing this win to avoid making their already slim playoff hopes even slimmer while HHH needs this one to avoid falling to .500 for the first time all season. HHH has been at or near the top of the league for most of the first 5 weeks but the last two weeks have been tough! Can they figure out a way to get back to their winning ways or will DaUnderdog get some bragging rights with a win here!

Prediction:
It is looking like HHH may be without A. Jones again this week which coincidentally would help DaUnderdog significantly as they J. Williams. In addition, HHH will be without D. Hopkins as he is on a bye week. That doesn’t setup well for a team trying to break a two game winning streak. I see this as being a low scoring game where the winner might not score over 100pts. So I guess, sticking with a bit of the theme for this week I am going to go with DaUnderdog figuring out a way to win this one thanks to boosts from J. Landry (No OBJ), J. Williams (No A. Jones), and L. Bell (Revenge game against former team).

Historical Look at this Match-Up: 

  • Regular Season Match-ups: 17
  • Record: Advantage DaUnderdog at 9-8
  • PPG Avg: Advantage DaUnderdog 111.76 to 109.67  

U Don’t Know (6-1) vs Sportsfreak (1-6)

A week ago this looked like a fairly easy win for U Don’t Know but after last week I am not so sure. U Don’t Know once again failing to score over 100 points and Sportsfreak getting their first win of the season while scoring 182 points this suddenly doesn’t look like a slam dunk win for U Don’t Know anymore. This is simple for Sportsfreak, win or your playoff chances are virtually done as their has never been a 6 win team in the history of the league to make the playoffs. For U Don’t Know, this would seem like a get right game. No one has hit the panic button after the last two weeks but if they fail to win this one I think it is time to start re-thinking what we thought we knew about this team after the first 5 weeks which was that it was one of if not the top team in the league.

Prediction:
Sportsfreak will be without Kyler Murray this week who is coming off his best game of the week and they now have a bye. Because of that Sportsfreak pulled off a trade with Big Papa to get J. Garappolo as a bye week fill in. It would be huge if McCaffrey would play this week for Sportsfreak but it sounds like that won’t be happening. Looking at this game, I really like the following players for U Don’t Know: Rodgers against a banged up Vikings secondary, Diggs against NE and D. Henry against CIN! For Sportsfreak the good news is that most of those passes will be going to D. Adams so it is very possible that D. Adams matches or exceeds Rodgers fantasy production. I am just not sure that is enough. I look for U Don’t Know to get back into the win column and send Sportsfreak to another L.

Historical Look at this Match-Up: 

  • Regular Season Match-ups: 14
  • Record: Advantage Sportsfreak at 8-6
  • PPG Avg: Advantage Sportsfreak 118.02 to 109.06

teamAlaska (6-1) vs Starrfavrerodg (5-2)

Game of the week! Of all the games this is the one I will be keeping a very close eye on for a number of different reasons. Starrfavrerodg has done an amazing job this year of finding ways to win and their solid record is their to show proof of that. The last box that I want to see them check before I officially consider them a true championship contending team is I want to see them beat a good team and in a shootout! In their 5 wins the most points that their opposing team has scored is 105. In their two losses, the opposing team scored 120 and 185. teamAlaska’s lowest scoring point game of the year came last week at 106pts. This would leave me to believe that for them to win they are going to need more then 105 this week and if they do… well next week you will here me talking about one of the new championship contending teams in the league! For teamAlaska, they have been the best and most consistent team in the league through 7 weeks. They have the most points scored, 100 more then the next closest and had they started B. Cooks instead of A. Miller (0pts) in their five point week 2 loss to U Don’t Know they would be sitting here undefeated! So the two main questions in this one: Is Starrfavrerodg ready to take yet another step in their rookie season and let the league know they are a legitimate championship contending team OR will teamAlaska let them know what a real championship contending team looks like and send them home searching for answers!
Ok – I did my best to hype this game up since it is the game of the week! Now to see who I think is going to win!

Prediction:
R. Wilson vs P. Mahomes. Well that is fun! Two of the most dynamic QB’s in the league. The matchup would tell you that Mahomes vs the Jets is much better then Wilson vs SF however I can’t help but wonder if this is a 20/22 for 280 yards and 2TD kind of performance for Mahomes as KC dominates and the running game becomes a bigger factor in the second half. I am going with Wilson to have the better game. teamAlaska has a huge edge at WR and really the only place I see that Starrfavrerodg may have the edge is the DEF and Flex positions. As you might imagine, I am picking teamAlaska to keep their winning streak going as they get win # 7 on the season!

Historical Look at this Match-Up: 

  • Regular Season Match-ups: N/A
  • Record: N/A
  • PPG Avg: N/A