Pack Attack (132.14) vs PackerFANatic7 (88.48)
And the winner of the worst team in the league goes to… PackerFANatic7 as they fall to 1-8 on the season and now have lost 7 straight games. Pack Attack moves out of the cellar for at least one week as they get win #2 thanks to Justin Fields and his 50 point outburst. What is interesting is that last week both of these teams placed waiver offers on Fields and Pack Attack won given their higher waiver priority. That turned out to be the difference in the game.
DaUnderdog (143.23) vs 16hrs Ahead of You!! (108.78)
I was curious to see how this DaUnderdog (6-3) team was going to respond after the ups and downs from last week but they didn’t seem to let it bother them as they went out and took care of business by sending 16hrs (2-7) to their 4th straight loss. 16hrs actually played a decent game in this one, in fact it was their best game since week 5. They unfortunately were going up against J. Mixon this week who had one of the best fantasy days you will ever see from a RB. Mixon scored 57.10 fantasy points which is ridiculous! We had two teams this week, entire teams… that scored in the 60’s. Hard to win when you are up against that. DaUnderdog benefits and despite last weeks loss they look like they are back on track after having a rough weeks 6 and 7! It is nice to see 16hrs still battling and I expect them to do so up until the very end but a 2-7 start has this team thinking about next season!
***Quick side note here but if the stat correction didn’t happen and DaUnderdog had won that game last week they would be sitting all alone in 1st place right now instead of teamAlaska***
Big Papa (144.79) vs Bossman (142.32)
I thought this may turn out to be a close game which it was however I didn’t expect two things. #1 a shootout and #2 a Big Papa win. Big Papa however comes away with their biggest win of the season as they move to 5-4 and are sitting a game behind the 6-3 log jam of teams. Big Papa has been playing fairly well all season and has consistently been in games but they hadn’t really had that signature win until now as their 4 losses have all come against teams above .500. Mahomes and Kupp led the way by scoring a combined 60.54 points. It turns out they needed every bit of those points this week as Bossman (6-3) made a run and almost came away with the big comeback. Bossman had 3 players going last night (Olave, J. Johnson and J. Hill) and with 4:13 left in the game J. Johnson had an improbably 41 yard catch and run for a TD to make things interesting but that was it as Baltimore ran out the clock with K. Drake and Bossman saw their 4 game winning streak come to a halt!
U Don’t Know (102.90) vs BIGBOY! (75.16)
U Don’t Know gets their 4th win in 5 games and now is sitting at 6-3 on the season. It hasn’t been super impressive as they won their last two games while scoring 106 and 102 but a win is a win and amidst bye seasons and injuries you take them however you can get them. With this win they not only have themselves in playoff positioning but they also are in the first round bye conversation now too! We are going to find out a lot about this team over the course of the next three weeks as they get teamAlaska, Starrfavrerodg and DaUnderdog. BIGBOY! falls to 3-6 on the season and has now lost 4 straight games. I thought after last weeks 106 point “outburst” that maybe they were on to something, I was wrong as they went right back to a 75 point effort. This is a bad team and I usually say that points scored is the true telling point of a team, good or bad. Based on that BIGBOY! is the worst in the league.
HHH (107.90) vs pack slayer (69.43)
HHH (6-3) keeps things rolling as they have now won 6 straight games and are making a strong push for not only the playoffs, as they are currently in spot #3 but making a push for one of the top teams in the league! If there is anything to be somewhat concerned about it is the fact that over the past 2 weeks they have seen their weekly point total declining and the past two weeks in particular was their worst two game stretch since weeks 1 & 2. The difference, Weeks 1 and 2 they lost both of those game, the last two weeks they have found a way to win both! This is a good team and now they get to go up against two of the worst teams in Pack Attack and BIGBOY! over the next two weeks so a winning streak of 8 games seems very likely! For pack slayer (5-4) they saw their 4 game winning streak come to a screeching halt as they had their worst week of the season in only scoring 69 points. They really didn’t get production from anyone but 3 players (Cousins, Hopkins and AJ Brown) but even for those three it wasn’t that good. I had mentioned it before that I just wasn’t sure if this team was capable of winning in a shootout and they showed me last week that they could so I was starting to think maybe they are a contending team and then they go out and do this!? At this point, I think this is a average team that could sneak into the playoffs but a championship contending team? I don’t think so.
Rapids Plungers (119.71) vs Sportsfreak (63.95)
Rapids Plungers gets the biggest blow out of the week with this 55.76 point thumping of Sportsfreak. Rapids Plungers has quietly moved to 6-3 on the season after winning 4 of their last 5 games. I say quietly because of all the 6-3 teams I am not sure we have spent much time talking about them. They haven’t really had that WOW game that gets the attention of your peers but there is another way to do that and that is just keep winning and moving up the standings. That is exactly what Rapids Plungers has been doing over the past 5 weeks. They are currently hanging on to the #6 spot and have a relatively easy next three games so this is a team that looks like when it is all said and done could be battling for that top spot. Sportsfreak falls to 3-6 on the season and now have lost 6 of their last 7. In one of their more important games of the season they come out and have the worst week of the season kind of sums up how things have gone. This is a bad team right now and whatever little bit of hope they may have had is seemingly gone!
Starrfavrerodg (124.40) vs teamAlaska (90.65)
This may go down as a huge turning point for Starrfavrerodg as they take down the #1 overall team by 35 points and in doing so have now won 3 straight games! Their previous wins had been against the bottom feeder teams like Pack Attack and BIGBOY! so to get a win against a quality opponent like teamAlaska may be the confidence boost they need to take things to another level. The win also puts them at 5-4 just one game back in the win column for one of those playoff spots. I expected this was going to be a close game but I also expected a much better performance out of L. Jackson who has been extremely average since Week 4 until now. teamAlaska falls to 7-2 on the season but still hangs on to the top spot thanks to the Bossman loss! They did have a lot of weapons on a bye so the 90 point effort isn’t too concerning but given how close things are right now a losing streak can see a team quickly fall in the standings. It wouldn’t surprise me to see these two teams meet come playoff time!
That’s it for this week everyone. Have a great week!