It all comes down to this! One week remaining and 5, yes 5 playoff spots yet to be filled! Now that I am “over the hill” my memory isn’t what it used to be but I don’t recall a year when in the final week of the season we only had 1 playoff spot locked up! There is technically 8 teams battling for 5 spots AND three teams battling for that final playoff bye. This is going to be a fun last week of the season!
Good Luck to everyone!
Yeah – there a lot of scenarios in play that revolve around winning / losing obviously but then scoring more points then your opponent. I am not going to attempt to get into all of these. I will take a look to see where things are at on Sunday and see what scenarios are at play. In the meantime enjoy the last regular season preview for 2021!
16hrs Ahead of You!! (7-6) vs Pack Attack (6-7)
16hrs needs this win and although Pack Attack hasn’t been officially eliminated they would need a 250 point game and a bunch of other things to go their way for them to get in so their season is likely done. Playing the role of spoiler is usually something those teams that won’t be playing in the playoffs can somewhat hang their hat on however who wants to be the team that squashes another teams best chance at a playoff berth in the last 10 years!? I guess Pack Attack gets the opportunity to be that team this week! 16hrs won in Week 1, now can they do it again when it matters most!?
Check out the Yahoo predictions for this one!
U Don’t Know (7-6) vs Big Papa (5-8)
U Don’t Know is rolling and now the next and final team in their way as they look to get into the playoffs and defend their title is Big Papa! U Don’t Know has won 6 of their last 7 games and will likely need to make it 7 of their last 8 if they want to seal that playoff spot. They also get a chance at revenge as Big Papa dominated this matchup in Week 1, winning by 50 points! Big Papa will be looking to play that role of spoiler and finish the season with a strong three game winning streak. Does U Don’t Know get the win and clinch the playoff berth or will Big Papa spoil their party and push them to the consolation round!?
The last game of the regular season and we are still dealing with bye weeks!? Fortunately it evens out a bit for both teams as Big Papa will be without C. Wentz and J. Waddle while U Don’t Know is without arguably the top fantasy football player this season in J. Taylor. Soooo maybe it doesn’t even out! Either way, U Don’t Know is going to have to figure out a way to win. U Don’t Know also may be without D. Samuel again this week and you know what… I think Big Papa pulls off the upset here and gets their third win in a row!
BIGBOY! (11-2) vs teamAlaska (7-6)
BIGBOY! has nothing to play for in this one and all that they will be hoping for is that their guys stay healthy over the course of the next two weeks. If there is a bit of motivation to be found in them winning this week it is that if they get to 12 wins on the season that would be their most wins ever in any season! For teamAlaska the scenario is simple, get the win and have two of the other 7 win teams lose and you are in! Now that actual act of winning has seemingly been quite hard for teamAlaska over the course of the last three weeks as not only have they lost but the most points they have scored is 90. That won’t get it done this week against BIGBOY! so if they want to get to the playoffs they better bring their A game!
This is a weird one as M. Williams for BIGBOY! and K. Allen for teamAlaska are likely out this week due to COVID. This hurts teamAlaska more then BIGBOY! and not just because BIGBOY! has nothing to play for but from a who wins this week standpoint. KJ Osborn is a good pickup for teamAlaska and can help offset some of that but it would be a big boost if K. Allen were to be able to play. I can’t pick against BIGBOY! at this point especially given how bad teamAlaska has looked these past few games. BIGBOY! with win #12 on the season
Bossman (8-5) vs Sportsfreak (4-9)
Have I mentioned that this Bossman team is struggling!? Well if I haven’t or you don’t remember because you are over the hill like me then let me tell you this Bossman team is struggling. They have now lost 4 of their last 5 games and put themselves in a position where they really could use a win not only to get into the playoffs because technically they could lose and still get in but just to build some momentum as they hit the playoffs and look to make a run. Sportsfreak is just looking for anything to hang their hat on and ending the season on a 6 game losing streak would be enough to hang their hat up and call it quits! However, breaking that losing streak and in the meantime potentially sending Bossman to the consolation round…. now that would be something to carry over into next season!
I think this one could end up being close and I don’t expect a lot of points scored but I do think that Bossman finds a way to win this one. This is what Bossman teams are known for which is finding a way to win when it matters most and it matters a lot this week because not only are they fighting for a playoff spot but they are also fighting for that 2nd bye which would be HUGE! Bossman gets the win and moves 9-5 on the season!
DaUnderdog (8-5) vs Rapids Plungers (5-8)
This matchup is obviously huge for DaUnderdog but it is also intriguing because every year there is a team that just finds ways to win when you look at it say… that team shouldn’t be winning but when the season is done that very team is in the playoffs and fighting for a championship and DaUnderdog through 13 weeks is that team. Then on the flip side of that there is a team every year that you wonder… how is that team finding so many ways to lose and why does it seem that every week the other team is having their best week against them? That team through 13 weeks is Rapids Plungers. DaUnderdog has the 5th lowest scoring team in the league while Rapids Plungers has the 4th highest scoring team in the league! You know what though.. none of that matters because DaUnderdog is 8-5 and playing for not only the playoffs but a first round bye while Rapids Plungers has had to have a three game winning streak to climb out of the cellar in the standings. Ok enough about that as this game really matters for DaUnderdog. So much is at stake. A win and they are not only in the playoffs but have a shot at that first round bye as mentioned. However, with a loss they not only miss out on that first round bye but they could also miss out on the playoffs altogether! Huge game for them this week!
DaUnderdog showed me that they can put up some points in their win last week and they are going to need to do it again against a Rapids Plungers team that has been playing really well. I have picked against DaUnderdog a lot and I have clearly been wrong more then I have been right but according to the players and the matchup I would say Rapids Plungers will win this one. Who knows.. maybe I am doing DaUnderdog a favor by not picking him… Rapids Plungers with the win here and they are then left wondering…. what if!?
PackerFANatic7 (7-6) vs HHH (5-8)
Both of these teams are coming off rough weeks last week. So bad that if we took both of their scores from last week and combined them they still would have lost to 7 teams last week! Yeah, that’s not great. Now in PackerFANatic7’s defense they would have beat HHH by 44 points so we know the team that struggled the most! This game means nothing to HHH other then to once again beat their son just like they did in Week 1 of the season. Not only would it mean a 2nd win but also likely pushing them out of the playoffs! Now what Dad would possibly want to do that!?
***I may have to keep an eye HHH’s lineup as I am sure PackerFANatic7 is being very quiet about the fact that HHH has two players on a bye right now and are in the their starting lineup!***
There is no way I can pick HHH to win… not after seeing that performance last week. I am going to go with PackerFANatic7 to get to win #8 and which should get them in to the playoffs for the first time since their first season in the league 4 years ago!
pack slayer (8-5) vs Starrfavrerodg (3-10)
There will be a few teams watching this game closely and Starrfavrerodg gained a few extra fans as both Bossman and DaUnderdog will be rooting for them to pull off the upset! pack slayer holds the tie breaker based on points and it is a big enough lead that likely if they win this game they would also get that first round bye! I think I said it in the wrap up last week but if they don’t get the win then they wouldn’t deserve that bye as this is a game they need to have! Starrfavrerodg is finishing in last right? Yeah, unless they can somehow outscore Sportsfreak by 180 points this week then yes they are finishing last. That’s it. Last place stinks….. or at least that is what I am told.. Starrfavrerodg will have to give us his opinion once it is official!
I got pack slayer getting the win in this one. The weapons are too great for pack slayer and I don’t see any way that Starrfavrerodg can keep up. pack slayer with the win and the first round bye!