HHH (2-3) vs Pack Attack (2-3)

HHH started off this season with two really solid wins over PackerFANatic7 and Rapids Plungers but they have since lost three games in a row including losses to U Don’t Know and Sportsfreak who each only have one win on the season. Pack Attack has not been good all season and their 2-3 record actually doesn’t reflect how poor they have played through 5 weeks. So we have two teams struggling but after this week one of them will be back to .500!

Check out the Yahoo predictions for this one!

Historical Look at this Match-Up: 

  • Regular Season Match-ups: 18
  • Record: Advantage Pack Attack at 13-5
  • PPG Avg: Advantage Pack Attack 118.15 to 103.66

16hrs Ahead of You!! (3-2) vs DaUnderdog (3-2)

There are a number of good games again this week but this one is definitely one I will be keeping on eye on. 16hrs has cooled down a bit after that 3-0 start while DaUnderdog is coming off their worst performance of the season in a losing effort. 16hrs has got to be looking at this as an important early season game as a loss here and the shades of “every other year” where they can’t string it together for a full season. DaUnderdog understands that if they can steal a win or two while some of their players are recovering from injury that would be huge. They will be looking to do just that this week!

Well, this is a difficult one to project as of this writing I am not 100% sure what roster DaUnderdog will be fielding. I also think this may be a down game for D. Henry who has been on fire through 5 weeks. With that said, I like 16hrs in this one to get their 4th win of the season and send DaUnderdog back to .500 on the season.

Historical Look at this Match-Up:

  • Regular Season Match-ups: 19
  • Record: Advantage DaUnderdog at 11-8
  • PPG Avg: Advantage DaUnderdog 102.86 to 99.37  

Bossman (4-1) vs Big Papa (1-4)

Bossman comes into this one riding a three game winning streak but it wasn’t until last week that you really saw the potential this team has. I would call last week a ceiling game for this team meaning I wouldn’t expect many (if any) weeks better then what we saw in their 177 point outburst. It did however prove that this team has the potential to hang with anyone in the league! For Big Papa this has not been the start to their season they expected as they have lost 4 straight games and find themselves in last place through 5 weeks! The part that has to be discouraging is that rather then getting better they seem to be going in the opposite direction as they had their worst game last week as they only scored 76 points. Yes, that means that Bossman last week scored 100 more points then Big Papa. I know you can’t bring any of those points with you this week so it means nothing other then the fact that Bossman is playing good and Big Papa is not. Can Big Papa find a way to pull of the upset?

You know what.. I actually think they can AND it makes for a good story if I get this right but here is my thinking. I don’t expect a monster 5 TD game from Brady but I would expect him to get into the 20 point range BUT I also see Godwin being the benefactor of a couple Brady TD’s. Then I expect Mahomes to have his best game of the year and score close to 40 and lastly J. Waddle also has his best game of the year 7 catches for 125 and a score. Big Papa pulls off the upset of the year!

Historical Look at this Match-Up: 

  • Regular Season Match-ups: 15
  • Record: Advantage Bossman at 10-5
  • PPG Avg: Advantage Bossman 120.87 to 108.75

BIGBOY! (5-0) vs Starrfavrerodg (3-2)

Here is your game of the week! It is no secret who has been the best team through 5 weeks based on record and based overall performance and that is BIGBOY! and it really isn’t close at this point. However, Starrfavrerodg has really been playing well and now is riding a three game winning streak. They had one of their best games last week in a win over Rapids Plungers so if there is a team that can keep up with BIGBOY! right now it just might be Starrfavrerodg.

BIGBOY! will be hoping for a CMC return this week and it comes at a great time as C. Patterson will be on a bye. If CMC doesn’t go then this one gets really interesting as BIGBOY! would be left with starting J. McKissic or someone from the free agent pool. I am trying to find a way for Starrfavrerodg to get get the win as it is always more fun picking the upset but I really don’t see it happening especially if CMC plays which seems likely. BIGBOY! remains undefeated through 6 weeks!

Historical Look at this Match-Up: 

  • Regular Season Match-ups: 1
  • Record: Advantage BIGBOY! at 1-0
  • PPG Avg: Advantage BIGBOY! 120.81 to 109.25

pack slayer (2-3) vs U Don’t Know (1-4)

pack slayer is coming off their worst game of the season last week as they failed to score 100 points for the first time all season while U Don’t Know is coming off their first win of the season! U Don’t Know will be looking to build on that win last week and string together a winning streak to get them back into the mix. pack slayer is dealing with some injuries as Clyde Edwards-Helaire was moved to IR and you have to wonder if D. Williams plays well if CEH becomes part of a true timeshare in KC. This is a good opportunity for U Don’t Know to get win #2 on the season now can they do it?

I expect this one to be really close. The injury to Barkley for U Don’t Know is tough as Barkley was just starting to look like the Barkley we were used to seeing prior to the ACL injury. U Don’t Know had the handcuff in D. Booker ready (well done) but he is not Barkley. I think the combo of Stafford / Kupp gets back on track and since I like a bounce back game for Mahomes that means Hill should have a big game as well. I am going to go with pack slayer to get the win and move back to .500.

Historical Look at this Match-Up: 

  • Regular Season Match-ups: 10
  • Record: Advantage pack slayer at 6-4
  • PPG Avg: Advantage pack slayer 119.45 to 110.14 

PackerFANatic7 (3-2) vs teamAlaska (3-2)

This should be one of the better games of the week as we have two teams who have both won their last two games however in somewhat different fashions. teamAlaska has been winning all year with consistency as they have scored between 117 and 128 points in 4 of their 5 games. That level of consistency will get you a lot of wins in this league and hence their 3-2 start. PackerFANatic7 has gone about this a bit different in that they are a little like a homerun hitter in baseball that either hits a homerun or strikes out and not a lot of singles / doubles / etc. The last two weeks they have been hitting homeruns by scoring 161 and whopping 201 points last week! The question is can they keep it up or is that strikeout game coming?

I think PackerFANatic7 keeps the momentum rolling this week! I don’t think they put up 200 points like last week but I expect them to put up somewhere in the 140 range which should be enough to get their 4th win of the season. I expect a good fight from teamAlaska but I think they fall a bit short in this one.

Historical Look at this Match-Up: 

  • Regular Season Match-ups: 4
  • Record: Advantage teamAlaska at 3-1
  • PPG Avg: Advantage teamAlaska 136.59 to 107.87

Rapids Plungers (2-3) vs Sportsfreak (1-4)
Sportsfreak is coming off one of the toughest losses anyone will ever have as they scored 173 and still loss while Rapids Plungers also had a tough loss as they scored a solid 137 but it wasn’t enough for the win. Normally if you score in the 130’s you walk away with the win however Rapids Plungers has lost back to back games while scoring 141 and 137. This is a team that their record doesn’t tell the whole story but nonetheless they are 2-3 and want to get back into the win column. For Sportsfreak, they just want to get the win any way possible. Wins have been hard to come by for this team for really over the 3 + seasons! A win here against a quality opponent would be a big step in the right direction for this team.

There is always a team or two that starts asking me to stop picking them to win because every time I do they lose. The first team to do so this year is Rapids Plungers. So you all know, I am easily bribed by M&M’s, Doritos or Mountain Dew and my Venmo is @RyanKeepers. Ok moving on… Welcome to bye weeks! Sportsfreak loses K. Pitts and A. Kamara this week due to the bye and the question becomes do they have enough depth to keep up with Rapids Plungers. The answer.. No! I could see them scoring in the 100 to 110 range but I don’t see much more then that. If they want to pull off the win they are going to need HUGE games from their two stars (J. Allen & Waller) which of course could happen but I am thinking they need 60 between the two of them to have a shot. Rapids Plungers has a deep lineup and I LOVE their WR’s AND I don’t hate their QB this week. I am going with Rapids Plungers to get the win as clearly they haven’t tried the bribe tactic yet!

Historical Look at this Match-Up: 

  • Regular Season Match-ups: 13
  • Record: Advantage Rapids Plungers at 10-3
  • PPG Avg: Advantage Rapids Plungers 135.69 to 125.31