BIGBOY! (4-5) vs Pack Attack (1-8)

This may be the happiest BIGBOY! coach Kyle Lindgren has been to see his Brother in law in a long time! And by see I mean, I see I get to play you in fantasy this week! BIGBOY! needs this win in the worst way. If they can’t beat a 1-8 team with their playoff lives on the line well then they are done and they can start talking about next season! I am sure Pack Attack will do what they can to try and play the role of spoiler but when your team has won one game all year you don’t have a lot of weapons or tricks to go to at this point. Will BIGBOY! suffer yet another loss and this time one of the more humiliating ones of the year or will they get the much needed win and keep their hopes of a playoff berth alive?

Prediction:
Check out the Yahoo predictions for this one!

Historical Look at this Match-Up: 

  • Regular Season Match-ups: 10
  • Record: Tied at 5-5
  • PPG Avg: Advantage Pack Attack 128.31 vs 110.64

Rapids Plungers (5-4) vs 16hrs Ahead of You!! (4-5)

There are some really great games this week and all for a bit different reasons but this is one of them. This one is all about getting to the playoffs. A win here and the defending champs Rapids Plungers would be in great shape to not only reach the playoffs for the 5th year in a row but also have a chance at defending their title! 16hrs will be looking to break their streak of 9 straight years without a playoff berth and a win here keeps those hopes alive. A loss and they wouldn’t be eliminated but they would have to win out and get help! Big game for both teams!

Prediction:
We have a lot going on with both of these teams. There are some major players out due to bye weeks but then you have a couple of other star players who are expected to return from injuries. Those players returning from injury are always a bit harder to determine workload in their first games back especially if they have capable backups. Rapids Plungers continues to win the injury lottery if there was such a thing as just when you thought M. Davis was done scoring 20 points a game McCaffrey goes and gets hurt again! That is a huge boost to this team and adds another RB1 into their lineup. I don’t think 16hrs has enough firepower to stick with Rapids Plungers this week and I expect Rapids to continue their rise in the standings!

Historical Look at this Match-Up:

  • Regular Season Match-ups: 11
  • Record: Advantage Rapids Plungers at 9-2
  • PPG Avg: Advantage Rapids Plungers 119.26 to 97.43  

HHH (4-5) vs Sportsfreak (2-7)

This is a big game for one team and it isn’t the team with two wins. This is a game that HHH absolutely has to win. Similar to what I said about BIGBOY! who is playing Pack Attack this week. If HHH wants any chance at the playoffs they need to be able to beat a 2 win team who will now be without one of their top players in C. McCaffrey! HHH has lost 4 in a row but a win here gets them back to .500 on the season and with three weeks remaining anything can happen. For Sportsfreak, well I was kind of excited to see what this team would do the rest of the way with the roster they had. I really felt like they would have been a team that no one would want to play. I still think even with the loss of McCaffrey this week that this is not a 2 win team roster but that is what the record says so we need to go with it! There Sportsfreak that is about the best compliment I can give you! Your team isn’t as bad as the record may state!

Prediction:
I look at this one as another one of those toss up type of games. I am however going with HHH to get the win because I expect a good connection between Murray and Hopkins which benefits both teams from a scoring perspective but it benefits HHH a bit more as they have Hopkins. I also think Brees has another nice game now that he has all his weapons back. I expect this to be close and I am guessing it will come down to J. Jefferson on Monday night football. I think HHH gets the win!

Historical Look at this Match-Up: 

  • Regular Season Match-ups: 18
  • Record: Advantage Sportsfreak at 10-8
  • PPG Avg: Advantage HHH 115.79 to 115.73


PackerFANatic7 (5-4) vs pack slayer (3-6)

Things looked pretty bleak for PackerFANatic7 a couple of weeks ago after their loss to the previously winless Pack Attack team (yes, I like to write that as much as I can) but they went toe to toe last week with U Don’t Know and came out on top! If that didn’t build some momentum for the entire team I am not sure what will. With 4 weeks left they have everything out in front of them and a clear path to the playoffs which starts this week by beating pack slayer. pack slayer’s playoffs start now as they can’t lose another game if they want any shot at the playoffs and even if they do win out there is no guarantee that 7 wins gets you in.

Prediction:
If the recent trend holds true for PackerFanatic7 then this is their week to lose. As since week 5 they have been going, win, loss, win, loss, win, ?. I don’t think that trend holds true this week as I see PackerFANatic7 building on last weeks win and getting their second in a row here to continue moving up in the standings!

Historical Look at this Match-Up: 

  • Regular Season Match-ups: 3
  • Record: Advantage PackerFANatic7 at 2-1
  • PPG Avg: Advantage pack slayer 139.94 to 136.56


teamAlaska (6-3) vs DaUnderdog (3-6)

Ever heard of this thing called “Speaking it into existence” or maybe if you are a parent and were thinking of baby names for your child you not only looked at the name but you also looked at the meaning? Why did you do that? You most likely did that because you want your kids to live up to that name. Things like strong, or courageous or warrior would be common for boys and then of course sweet, loving, caring, angel for girls. Why am I talking about this? Well, DaUnderdog… your team name is DaUnderdog! And here we are 9 weeks into the season and you my friend have been living up to your team very well this year! You are officially DaUnderdog in this one too! teamAlaska has lost two games in a row and they will be looking to right that ship this week and with one of the easier remaining schedules they will be hoping to not only get the win here but work their way back to the top of the league!

Prediction:
I am not going to spend a lot of time predicting this one as I don’t see DaUnderdog pulling it out. I think teamAlaska gets stops their two game losing streak with convincing win in this one!

Historical Look at this Match-Up: 

  • Regular Season Match-ups: 16
  • Record: Advantage DaUnderdog at 11-5
  • PPG Avg: Advantage DaUnderdog 112.48 to 96.07  

U Don’t Know (7-2) vs Bossman (6-3)

There are a lot of good games that I am excited to see the outcome but this one is the game of the week. You have U Don’t Know who is sitting at the #1 spot in the league and looking to hold on over these next 4 weeks while Bossman is looking to climb the rankings and has their eyes set on one of those top two seeds and a playoff bye! A win here against one of the two teams ahead of them likely does just that! If they can get this win they will likely be favored in the next two games and then they finish off the season against Starrfavrerodg. The path to the #1 overall seed is in their control. U Don’t Know can say the same thing. They have been mentioned as one of the top teams in the league all year and they want nothing to do with letting any other team take that away with 4 weeks left. I expect them to come out and have a good game this week!

Prediction:
Bossman was led last week by huge performances from J. Allen and D. Cook. Cook especially has been on fire the last two weeks. However, Cook is going up against a much better defense this week in the Bears who just held one D. Henry to 68 yards rushing on 21 carries last week. I am not saying Cook won’t get his points but he has had back to back 50 point games. I am saying that a 20 point game seems more realistic which for most RB’s is a good game! On the flip side, I think DK Metcalf and S. Diggs are in for huge games for U Don’t Know. I don’t see Bossman being able to match the scoring output for U Don’t Know this week. I could see this being a 160 point week or better for U Don’t Know and they come away with the W to keep their hold on the #1 spot.

Historical Look at this Match-Up: 

  • Regular Season Match-ups: 13
  • Record: Advantage Bossman at 8-5
  • PPG Avg: Advantage Bossman 130.90 to 114.66

Starrfavrerodg (7-2) vs Big Papa (6-3)

This is another one of those great games this week as we have a potential playoff preview! Big Papa has won three of their last four games and it was just a couple of weeks ago that they handed U Don’t Know their first loss of the season. Starrfavrerodg has been tearing through the league as they have won seven of their last eight games and four in a row to now find themselves sitting at #2 in the league. I know a little about this coach and winning isn’t everything to him but someone has to be first and he will do whatever it takes to get his team there! Oh and the other alternative to winning is losing and that pretty much stinks! So we have two teams with a lot of momentum and playoff seeding on the line. Does Big Papa get the win and suddenly enter the conversation as a team that could get that 1st round bye or does Starrfavrerodg continue to leave their mark on the rest of the league with yet another win!?

Prediction:
In big games like this you always like to see both teams at full strength but unfortunately that is not the case in this one. On the flip side, you usually find out a little more about the team and their depth when they have to find ways to win without some of their best players. This week Starrfavrerodg will be without their top player in P. Mahomes due to bye and Big Papa will be missing one of their better RB’s in CEH. This clearly hurts Starrfavrerodg more but they brought in a capable backup in P. Rivers. This is one of those flip a coin type of games. I don’t love the idea of Big Papa starting two Cin WR’s against a tough Steelers D but I also think it unlikely that D. Johnson plays this week for Starrfavrerodg. If the Cin / Pit game turns into a shootout that is the most likely path for Big Papa to win as I mentioned they have the two CIN WR’s and they also have C. Claypool for Pit. Starrfavrerodg on the other hand is hoping that game is a slow grind it out game as they have J. Conner! So now I flip the coin and it is heads. Starrfavrerodg keeps the momentum going and picks up win #8 on the season.

Historical Look at this Match-Up: 

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