CMS BoxMuncher, Do the Sanky Leg, Ermahgerd Dehrnerd, Everton Hawkeyes, Grand Rapids Chodes, Grand Rapids Skunk Titties, Hurricane Ditka, Jake From State Farm, Kooper's Klux Klan, Playoffs, Return of Simba, Return of the Dumb Bald Turkeys, Team Novack, The Dogs, Uncategorized

Playoff Watch: Week 10

Changes this week:

  • Carston and Visbara switched spots in the #4 and #5 spots.
  • Kanz has been officially eliminated from the playoffs.
  • Brett has clinched a playoff spot
  • Jay and Lopatin are still in it, but cannot afford another loss, and need lots of help.

**This is a Vin Scully approved bracket, nothing on this list is speculative. This is purely factual and is in no way predicting the end of season results (Because I just don’t understand why anyone would do that).

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CMS BoxMuncher, Do the Sanky Leg, Ermahgerd Dehrnerd, Everton Hawkeyes, Grand Rapids Chodes, Grand Rapids Skunk Titties, Hurricane Ditka, Jake From State Farm, Kooper's Klux Klan, Playoffs, Return of Simba, Return of the Dumb Bald Turkeys, Team Novack, The Dogs

Playoff Watch: Week 8

Changes this week:

  • Visbara to the #3 Seed, Andy to the #4 Seed, Carston drops to #5.
  • Kamp and Ben switch playoff positions once again, this time, with the Hawkeyes entering the playoff picture.
  • Jacob falls to first round bye status in the ACT bowl with his recent slide, and wins by the Novacks.

**This is a Vin Scully approved bracket, nothing on this list is speculative. This is purely factual and is in no way predicting the end of season results (Because I just don’t understand why anyone would do that).

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CMS BoxMuncher, Do the Sanky Leg, Ermahgerd Dehrnerd, Everton Hawkeyes, Grand Rapids Chodes, Grand Rapids Skunk Titties, Hurricane Ditka, Jake From State Farm, Kooper's Klux Klan, Playoffs, Return of Simba, Return of the Dumb Bald Turkeys, Team Novack, The Dogs

Playoff Watch: Week 7

Some minor changes took place after this week’s games.

  • Ben dropped all the way from first round bye to out of the playoffs after his porous performance in week 7. He hopes to rebound in Week 8 against current #3 seed Hurricane Ditka.
  • B’s jumps into first round bye territory as the leader in his division. Justin Tucker also took over as the league’s overall leading scorer.
  • CMS Boxmuncher entered the playoff picture with a big win over Kanz, with back to back wins, he hopes to continue this streak against Visbara next week.
  • Kanz and Jay switched spots in the ACT playoffs with Kanz falling to the #12 seed and earning himself a first round bye in a quest to improve on his ACT score from last season.

**This is a Vin Scully approved bracket, nothing on this list is speculative. This is purely factual and is in no way predicting the end of season results (Because I just don’t understand why anyone would do that).

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CMS BoxMuncher, Do the Sanky Leg, Ermahgerd Dehrnerd, Everton Hawkeyes, Grand Rapids Chodes, Grand Rapids Skunk Titties, Hurricane Ditka, Jake From State Farm, Kooper's Klux Klan, Playoffs, Return of Simba, Return of the Dumb Bald Turkeys, Team Novack, The Dogs

Playoff Watch

It is about that time of the year, we are half way through the season, and it is time to start thinking about playoffs! Seeing as how everyone will be involved in some sort of playoffs, it is important to see how your team is doing in comparison to everyone else in the league. The playoff bracket as it currently stands is as follows.

**This is a Vin Scully approved bracket, nothing on this list is speculative. This is purely factual and is in no way predicting the end of season results (Because I just don’t understand why anyone would do that).

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CMS BoxMuncher, Grand Rapids Chodes, Grand Rapids Skunk Titties, Hurricane Ditka, Kooper's Klux Klan, Return of Simba, Return of the Dumb Bald Turkeys, Team Novack, Waivers

Waiver Wire Roundup

 

This week was a big week on the waiver wire due to injuries to key players across the league. Add in the fact that there has been very little tight end production, and almost every team needed some help on the back end of their rosters. That is of course excluding Jay who’s team is so bad that he didn’t need any help. I am starting to think he is losing on purpose so he can show how smart he is on the ACT.

Quarterbacks: The first move was Kamp making the smart move of dropping the injured Jimmy Garoppolo for Ravens QB Joe Flacco. The only other QB transaction this week was Kamp proceeding to drop Flacco for Alex Smith. What a wild card that GM is.

Runningbacks: This was a disaster week for starting running backs throughout the league. Prominent backs like Adrian Peterson, Jonathan Stewart, Doug Martin and of course Danny Woodhead were hurt and are all expected to miss quite some time. Andy proceeded to take the first running back off the board with the now backup in Carolina with Fozzy Whitaker. With only Kenyan Drake, Matt Asiata and Dwayne Washington coming off of the board, many teams are going to need to find other alternatives to their running back problems.

Wide Receivers: Carston snagged Cole Beasley, and then dropped Beasley, who then was picked up by Bs who dropped Nelson Agholor (Christinia Aguilera) after he had picked Agholor up about 16 hours earlier. That is where we are in the league right now gentlemen. In other news, Kanz traded slot guys, picking up Jamison Crowder and dropping Eli Rogers.

Tight End: A lot of moves took place in the Tight End department during week 3. Kanz and Lopatin snagged the top options for the week by nabbing Falcons Tight End Jacob Tamme and the resurgent No-hippa Pitta. Carston took the third option in Steeler Outlaw Jesse James, and Visbara gave up on the Jimmy Graham project, if any one was interested in a guy with no knees.

Team Novack, Team Previews, The Dogs

Team Preview: Jay

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General Manager Justin Novack (Jay) drafted a team with plenty of youth, who will be lead by second year Quarterback Jameis Winston. A few of our journalists caught up with Winston to ask his thoughts on his new teammates and the recently installed team name “The Dogs”. He responded by essentially yelling at the journalists in an almost rabid tone “ We some dogs, we ain’t no puppies”. After giving off some puzzling looks but deciding to proceed with the interview, the journalists continued to press on about the prospects of the team, but Winston only wanted to continue his rampage “ I mean we Bears, not cubs. Eagles, not Eaglets”. Safe to say that Winston thinks the Dogs are going to be a team of brute, animalistic strength, and not that of their weaker, younger, counterparts.

 

QBs: C+

 

The two Floridian quarterbacks that Novack has on his roster are risky picks with upside. Jameis Winston finished the 2015 season as the #13 QB in ESPN leagues with over 4,000 yards and 17 Fantasy points per game. Not bad for a rookie. Assuming he can take a leap forward in year two, he should be able to crack the bottom of the QB1 tier. Ryan Tannehill on the other hand had an abysmal year after begininning with such high expectations. The Dolphins quarterback had okay passing numbers with a 62% completion percentage, 4,200 yards, and 24 touchdowns, but people have come to expect better rushing numbers from him than he was able to produce. This lead him to a year as the # 17 QB. With QB Guru Adam Gase becoming the head coach, there is reason to believe this may improve.

 

RBs: B-

 

Lamar Miller has moved over to Houston from Miami after having a efficient career with low quantity with the Dolphins. He stated that he wants more out of his role, and the Texans give their running backs more touches than any team in the league. The only question is, with so many different regimes coming through Miami, how come not one of them thought Miller could carry the load as a workhorse back? I project him to have an outstanding season for the Texans. Rashard Jennings is the undisputed lead back for the New York Giants, and being a starter in the NFL means something. But with Eli Manning having attempted the 4th most passes last year, how much of a role does the Giants starting running back have? Duke Johnson Jr. and Giovanni Bernard are similar backs for teams in Ohio. Both will have their games where their pass catching ability puts them into RB1 range, but it will take some excellent coaching by Jay to decide which of his 3 average backs are going to have the most optimal week for RB2 on his roster.

 

WRs: B+

 

The Dogs have depth for days at Wide Receiver, and an elite guy in Allen Robinson who should be a sure thing. Phillip Dorsett and Michael Thomas do have value as #3 WR’s on teams that use 3 receivers in their base sets. Kamar Aiken and Tyler Lockett are top 2 receivers on teams that should be able to move the ball, but both are expected to have breakouts based on small sample sizes. The Question mark for this corp is if either Golden Tate or Randall Cobb are truly WR2 worthy. Many think Cobb should return to his 2012-2014 form now that Jordy Nelson is back in the Packers lineup, but after finishing his season outside of the top 25 in 2015, that is no guarantee. With Calvin Johnson watching from his couch in 2016, Golden Tate has a “Golden opportunity” (That was terrible, but i refuse to delete it) to breakout, but many believe that Marvin Jones is the true #1 in Detroit.

 

TE: C-
GM Novack has a love affair for Charles Clay, who had a pretty mediocre 2015 with only 51 catches and 3 touchdowns. But, at least many of the teams have guys in a similar vein as the Bills Tight End.

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Week 6 Wrap Up

Week 6 was highlighted by a stat correction victory by a Klan’s krew who looked like they had no shot going into the week. We were all excited looking at the scores thinking we were going to have our first tie of the year, but points being taken away from McManus handed the Klan their 3rd win of the year keeping them just 1 game back in the West. Elsewhere around the league, we saw Simba finally crack the Hawkeye defense and put up an impressive 211.1 points. Also, The Legs had a nice bounce back week, and we saw the Hurricanes finally storm their way to a comfortable victory. Harbaugh fought out a win over the Chodes in a battle where Jordan Matthews struggled on Monday night keeping that one close until the 4th quarter.

Important notes:

  1. Take a look at these stats here. This gives a few different looks at the numbers and power rankings. Stats
  2. Please vote for the week 7 winners. I get lonely being the only one to vote on the match ups in the quick box score or preview 😦

Week 6 Standings

East: Simba and Harbaugh are tied at first with the Turkeys gobbling not far behind. A storm is brewing in 4th place, though. State Farm is in a tough spot right now.

West: Everton finds themselves in an unusual spot in 1st place. Team noname, The Legs, and the Klan are all creepin right beind them at just 1 game back. The Chodes are in last, but a win this week gets him right back in the mix.

Week 6 Power Rankings

Power Rankings: Good job with the rankings, Mr. Commissioner.

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Below is a look at the highlights and lowlights from the week. I’m not going to say much about McManus being the difference in their game with the Klan, but…..

Team of the Week: Kooper’s Klux Klan (KKK)

I wrote him off before the week started thinking that there was no shot for him to win this week. With huge weeks from Stafford and Calvin, he was able to prevail with a much needed win to keep him within striking distance.

Disappointing Team of the Week: Everton Hawkeyes (EVTN)

They continue to be mediocre at best. They had nice performances from their QB’s and WR’s were decent. But playing a RB in your flex and getting a total of 16.7 between those 3 players is not going to help you win games. He wasn’t going to win because Simbas roar was too strong, but he had a chance to climb a bit in total points/average score with weak match ups this week.

Player of the Week: Matthew Stafford (KKK)

This shouldn’t be much of a shock since he has stuggeled much of the year and then comes out and puts up over 30 points and leads his NFL team to their first win of the year, and helps his real team (KKK) get their 3rd win of the year. If overtime didn’t happen in that game, the Klan would be sitting at 2-4 right now.

Disappointing Player of the Week: Eddie Lacy (RDBT)

He put up 4 points in a game where the Turkeys got lynched by the Klan by a difference of 7 points. Lacy is having one hell of a disappointing season thus far. We’ll see if this bye week will help him get healthy and maybe he’ll do something.