U Don’t Know (122.71) vs Pack Attack (110.86)
This was a huge win for U Don’t Know as they move to 5-6 and keep their playoff hopes alive! We all try to go out and get the best “players” we can find each and every week but sometimes we forget how important those bottom three roster spots can be (K, DEF, D). For U Don’t Know this week those positions were the reason they won the game. They combined for a whopping 60.10 points compared to Pack Attack where those same three positions they only found 16.8 points. Moral of the story, don’t forget to pay attention to these spots as they matter! Pack Attack falls to 6-5 and while they should be getting more healthy this week they need to start winning games if they want to make it back to the playoffs.
16hrs Ahead of You!! (93.08) vs Rapids Plungers (116.77)
Rapids Plungers has had a tough last few weeks but yet here they are at 7-4 just one game back from a first round bye! I guess it is what we have come to know and expect from this team they have just been doing it differently this year. Usually you see this team coming on strong about this time of year and maybe this win here might be the start of that run! 16hrs falls to 5-6 on the season and now has lost two straight games after briefly jumping over that .500 mark. They have now put themselves in a tough spot where they may need to win out in order to get in!
Big Papa (112.69) vs DaUnderdog (98.20)
Don’t count out the reigning champs just yet as Big Papa (comes away with the big win here against DaUnderdog who coming into this game was one of the hottest teams in the league. Big Papa finally got a big game from T Lawrence (30.37) and a number of other guys who got over 10 points to lead them to victory. At 5-6 they are sitting one game out of that final playoff spot BUT they are also sitting at #12 in the standings! Yes, it is a log jam this year and it seems more then ever those tie breakers of pts scored are going to play a big factor in who makes it and who doesn’t. DaUnderdog falls to 6-5 and currently the #7 seed. Wins are important for every team of course but for DaUnderdog they won’t win many tie breakers so they likely are approaching these next three weeks as must win type scenarios to ensure a playoff spot!
BIGBOY! (99.92) vs pack slayer (77.91)
BIGBOY! with the huge win in this one as they move to 8-3 on the season and all but punch their ticket to the post season. It wasn’t pretty and for this BIGBOY! team nothing has been this year but you can’t argue with the fact that they are now 8-3 and if the playoffs started today they would be one of two teams with a bye. Based on record of opponents they have one of the easier remaining schedules including HHH next week so staying in the top 2 is right within their grasp! pack slayer came into this one with some key players on a bye and it showed as they have now dropped their 3rd straight game and while they are currently at that #4 spot for the playoffs but they currently rank # 10 in points scored and that could come back to haunt them. They need wins as tie breakers are going to be hard to win for them.
teamAlaska (110.92) vs Bossman (110.73)
Wow, wow and more WOW! How is that somehow Bossman is always in these type of games. Last week I talked about the win that Bossman had and how it was one of the more impressive wins we have seen certainly this year and on the flip side of that I talked about how teamAlaska’s loss was one of the worst losses this season and that it would be hard to top. Well, let’s just say teamAlaska is now on the receiving end of that as Bossman just lost in the most heartbreaking way you could imagine. Let me explain.
Going into the Monday night game teamAlaska had a 8.09 pt lead. teamAlaska had Pachecho while Bossman had one of the top weapons in all of fantasy football in J Hurts remaining. Hurts struggled most of the night as the defenses from both sides played really well. teamAlaska was still in the lead midway through the 4th quarter and it seemed like they may actually pull it off and beat Bossman. With 8:56 left in the 4th the Eagles got the ball back and Hurts ends up throwing a 41 yard bomb to D Smith which ends at the 1 yard line and of course they push Hurts into the end zone and now things have tightened considerably. Chiefs get the ball back and go 3 and out. Eagles next possession Hurts runs for 9 yards on 1st down and now teamAlaska is winning by a mere 0.9 points. Next play, tush push for 2 yards and Bossman takes the lead 110.96 to 110.92. On 1st down it is a run with D Swift for no gain so the score remains the same, 2nd down hurts scrambles for a -1 yards and now teamAlaska retakes the lead 110.92 to 110.90. It is now 3rd down and 23. Hurts drops back to pass and dumps it off to D. Swift for only 2 yards but that is JUST enough for Bossman to take the lead 110.93 to 110.92. Eagles punt so now can Pachecho do anything for teamAlaska? As expected there is a lot of passing happening that isn’t involving Pachecho as KC is looking to go for a game winning TD. Lots of real football things happen in between that I am not going to mention but it boils down to 4th and 25 with KC needing a first down for them to have a chance to win and for teamAlaska to get Pachecho more chances for any type of points. The pass from Mahomes to J Watson is once again dropped and the game is over and so is teamAlaska’s chances for points! WAIT though.. it’s kneel down time.. could it be? J Hurts kneel down #1 for a loss of one yard and yes you guessed it, teamAlaska takes the lead 110.92 to 110.87. A lead which they would never relinquish! 🙂 Now that my friends is about as exciting of a fantasy football game you could ever find! What a win for teamAlaska and what a crazy way to lose if you are Bossman!
I have said enough about this game so in addition to this being an exciting game it keeps teamAlaska’s playoff hopes alive as they move to 5-6 and the loss drops Bossman to 8-3 but they still remain at the #1 spot in the league!
PackerFANatic7 (141.00) vs HHH (97.11)
Too little too late? It just might be but PackerFANatic7 (4-7) is playing some really good football as of late. They have won two straight games for the first time all season and even before that in weeks 8 & 9 they got over the100 point mark. That opening day loss to BIGBOY! by 1 point or the week 8 loss to teamAlaska by 3 may loom large over this team as even if they win out, 7 wins may not be enough. HHH is trying but they just can’t seem to get a win. They fall to 0-11 on the season and now have three more tries at it!
Starrfavrerodg (124.42) vs Sportsfreak (113.92)
This was one of the better games of the week in a game that meant A LOT to both teams. Starrfavrerodg gets the win thanks to a strong performance from B Aiyuk (28.80) and getting those three positions that so many people look over right (K, Def and D). Those three positions accounted for 47.30 points for Starrfavrerodg and just 11.3 for Sportsfreak. That’s the difference in the ball game right there. Starrfavrerodg continues their hot streak as they have now won 4 of their last 5 to now have themselves currently sitting at the #6 spot! Sportsfreak now has their work cut out for them as they fall to 5-6 on the season. They like those other 5-6 teams may need to win out to get in!
That’s it for this week everyone. Have a great week!