Pack Attack (119.89) vs HHH (92.27)
What is going on here as Pack Attack (3-7) gets win # 3 on the season by handing HHH (6-4) their first loss since Week 3! Pack Attack has been good at one thing this year and that is stopping winning streaks. Their first win of the season was against teamAlaska who came into that game on a 5 game winning streak and then now this week they take down HHH who came into this one riding a 6 game winning streak. Fantasy football is weird sometimes! This was a tough loss for HHH as had they been able to find a way to win they would be tied for 1st place albeit with 5 other teams! If you are a fan of HHH and looking for an excuse you don’t have to look too far to find one as they were without two of their top weapons in Burrow / Higgins. Better days ahead for this team.
Big Papa (125.94) vs 16hrs Ahead of You!! (82.07)
Two weeks ago Big Papa (6-4) had lost their second straight game to fall to 4-4 and with a game the following week against Bossman things weren’t looking too great. Two weeks later and they have won back to back games, are one game out of 1st place and with their upcoming schedule they look like a team that is playoff bound. Now, there is one bit of concern for this team and that is the health of C. Kupp who seems likely to miss a good chunk of the regular season. They are going to have to figure out a way to stay afloat until he gets back. 16hrs just lost their 5th straight game and now they find themselves taking over the unenviable role of last place! They have 5 weeks to right the ship and get out of the cellar!
PackerFANatic7 (149.33) vs BIGBOY! (106.91)
FINALLY! This was the type of game PackerFANatic7 (2-8) had envisioned and was expecting from his team after week 2 when they won and put up 151.27 points. However as it turns out they would go on to lose their next 7 games until now as they once again score right at that 150 mark. It is too late to save their season from a playoff perspective but it isn’t too late to go on a winning streak and go into the offseason feeling good about things. They got 13+ points from 6 players and D. Adams led the way with 26.30. Can they repeat it next week? BIGBOY! (3-7) drops their 5th straight game and their next three games are against HHH, Rapids Plungers and Bossman. This team may go into the last week of the season on a 8 game losing streak and needing a win to avoid finishing dead last! Ouch!
Bossman (147.06) vs Sportsfreak (91.12)
Bossman had a tough loss last week against Big Papa but this week they come right back and dominate Sportsfreak! This was a big one for Bossman as they were without K. Murray due to injury and M. Andrews was on a bye. It didn’t matter however as J. Taylor (23.60), T. Pollard (22.32) and C. Kirk (31.25) led the way for Bossman. Bossman with the win now moves into a tie for 1st place but currently holds the #1 spot due to having more points scored! Sportsfreak falls to 3-7 on the season and this is now back to back games where they were part of the “Biggest Blowout of the Week”. They have lost 3 straight games and any chance they had at making a playoff run may have just went out the window.
Starrfavrerodg (99.82) vs DaUnderdog (90.26)
A good old defensive battle is what we had on our hands in this one which is kind of surprising given the situation. I expected a somewhat lower score from DaUnderdog this week but that was because I wasn’t expecting J. Allen to play. Allen did play but they needed a 29+ point game from Allen vs the 18 that they got. Interestingly enough Allen has been relatively quiet the last 3 weeks as he has scored 15, 17 and now 18. This shows for DaUnderdog as they have lost 2 of their last 3 games with what I will call Allen “struggling”. The loss also pushes the reigning champ currently outside of the playoffs at spot # 7. They are however just a game out of 1st place! :). It is going to be a wild last 4 weeks. Starrfavrerodg moves to 6-4 on the season and like DaUnderdog are sitting just outside of a playoff berth at spot #8 but just a game outside of the #1 spot. Starrfavrerodg has now won 4 straight and 5 of their last 6 games. They have beaten teamAlaska and DaUnderdog in back to back weeks and now get U Don’t Know. Starrfavrerodg is in a great spot as 3 of their remaining games are against current playoff teams. Why is that good? It is simple, if you want to make the playoffs and win a championship you have to beat these teams and winning games against teams that are ahead of you in the standings is a great way to make a move up in those standings. The opportunity is there now can they take it and make some noise over the next 4 weeks?
Rapids Plungers (150.35) vs pack slayer (114.83)
I have now talked about it the last two times I have wrote about this Rapids Plungers team. I used the word quietly, well I think it is time to get rid of that as this team is proving they are a force to be reckoned with. They have won 4 straight games and 5 of their last 6 to now find themselves in a tie for 1st place. The league is finding out that this is a good team and with a couple of more big wins you will find this team once again sitting at the top of the league just waiting for their chance to win another championship! I talked in the preview about pack slayer and their inconsistent play. This week they fell somewhere in the middle and they needed that peak game to compete with Rapids Plungers. They didn’t play poorly but with this loss they fall back to .500 on the season and with the log jam at the top it seems likely that you are going to need to win 8 games to get into the playoffs which doesn’t leave a lot of wiggle room for this team moving forward.
U Don’t Know (120.52) vs teamAlaska (97.91)
Statement win for U Don’t Know!? I think so, as they take down what used to be the #1 overall team! In doing so, U Don’t Know moves to 7-3 on the season and are now tied with 4 others for 1st place in the league. Three weeks ago this team was 4-3 and had just scored 82 points in a loss to pack slayer. Since then they have reeled off three straight wins none bigger then this one here! They have a tough remaining schedule with 3 of their 4 games against teams with 6 wins or better so like I mentioned about Starrfavrerodg this is a great opportunity for them to jump ahead by finishing strong. teamAlaska falls out of that #1 spot for the first time in what seems like forever and while that is never a good feeling it feels even worse when you have lost two straight games and failed to score over 100 points in each game. They get PackerFANatic7 this week but finish off the season with HHH, Rapids Plungers and Bossman. That may be the toughest last three games for any of the potential playoff teams!
That’s it for this week everyone. Have a great week!