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 Post subject: MLBPPWORLD Fantasy Football 2020
PostPosted: Sun Sep 06, 2020 1:08 am 
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After nine disheartening months, it's finally time for the 2020 MLBPPWorld Fantasy Football season. No matter what the season has in store, it was a joy to have the draft experience once again.

Past Champions:
2015: GoTwins24
2016: Prediction
2017: ZeroGibson13
2018: AgentP
2019: GoTwins24

Team Storylines:
Kerryon My Wayward Son (Dishnet34)
Kerryon My Wayward Son missed the playoffs in the final week of 2019, losing on a Monday night Chris Carson touchdown. They will be looking to avenge that in 2020, hoping to return to the championship game for the first time in five seasons. They are led by Alvin Kamara, Mike Evans, and George Kittle.

Team Griffith (jag123jg)
As of 2020, Team Griffith is yet to make the postseason in league history, falling on the shortest end of a highly-contested playoff race in 2019. They will look to avenge that with a squad led by Dalvin Cook, Deandre Hopkins, and Travis Kelce.

Run It Back (GoTwins24)
As it was an odd year last year, Run It Back claimed the league title despite a 1-3 start to the season. However, the team finished near the cellar in both 2016 and 2018 and are hoping to avoid that dubious trend this time around. They selected Saquon Barkley, Julio Jones, and Tyreek Hill with their first three selections.

You've Been Juiced! (LetsGoMets77)
Remarkably, You've Been Juiced! was granted the top overall pick for the third conseuctive season. In 2018, they chose Le'veon Bell with that pick (although they made up for it with the signing of James Conner), and have now chosen Christian McCaffrey for the second straight season. They have the honor of four straight playoff appearances, but they are yet to win a title. They will hope to finally obtain the elusive silverware in 2020, led by the aforementioned McCaffrey, Kenny Golladay, and Patrick Mahomes.

Detroit Phantoms (DTigers115)
The Detroit Phantoms suffered a heartbreaking loss in the championship last season, mostly due to Derrick Henry's 40-point outburst as he sought the 2019 rushing title. It was still a season to be proud of, as they came roaring back from a 1-3 start to reach the postseason on the final day of the season. This time around, they turn to Ezekiel Elliot, Kenyan Drake, and Chris Godwin as their big-three to lead them to championship glory.

Smokin' Jay's Cig Squad (Queso James)
Smokin' Jay's Cig Squad suffered the curse of the top overall seed last season, losing in the first round of the postseason despite a 12-1 finish. The team was the last team to be defeated in 2019, and they hope to repeat that once more. To do that, they will rely on Derrick Henry, Nick Chubb, and Juju Smith-Schuster.

Atomic Pickles (AgentP)
The 2018 champion suffered a bit of a setback last season, but that is the usual trend for defending champions in this league. They were snakebitten by bad luck (no pun intended?) when Luck retired in the middle of the 2019 draft, and they suffered from some bad luck again this season. They accidentally selected Antonio Gibson in the fourth round, but he may prove to be a sleeper this year. Before Gibson, they selected Miles Sanders, Josh Jacobs, and DJ Moore.

Los Angeles Aodgers (Kungfupandacam)
The Aodgers fell off a bit in 2019, being absent from the playoff picture for most of the race. They will look to offset that this season with a trio of Davante Adams, Joe Mixon, and Chris Carson. There is a stigma attached to the 10th pick of the draft, but if it turns out that the Aodgers used the snake format sufficiently, they could turn the last pick of the first round into a benefit.

Cool Brees (ZeroGibson13)
One of the newest professional athletes in American sports returned to the league for another season, looking to put a forgettable 2019 campaign behind him. The 6'6 lefty is known for striking out batters on the diamond, but his fantasy abilities are also almost unmatched. Last season was the first time he finished sub-.500 in league history, so he will be looking to avenge that with a core of Michael Thomas, Austin Ekeler, and Amari Cooper.

TBD Team (PhilliesFan134)
PhilliesFan134 makes his return to the MLBPPWorld fantasy league after a year-absence. They missed the playoffs by just a game that year, so they will be hoping to finally return in 2020. PhilliesFan134 is known for fantasy acumen, so he will likely always be a force to be reckoned with in the league. This year, TBD Team is led by upstart rookie Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Aaron Jones, and Lamar Jackson.

League Standings Projection (FantasyPros):
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I tried to include the draft summary from ESPN on here, but the screenshots were too large, so check out the website if you'd like to see the full recap. As an author's note, I can't wait to return for the fourth season of fantasy recaps, no matter the fate of the season!

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The source of my emotional anguish:
ZeroGibson13 wrote:
So far your Game 1 and 2 predictions have been the opposite of right, so I'm gonna predict the Indians have a 3-1 lead after Game 4.
...

BrewersFuzz wrote:
AND THEN IN A SHOCKING TURN OF EVENTS CLEVELAND BLOWS THE 3-1 LEAD THIS TIME


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 Post subject: Re: MLBPPWORLD Fantasy Football 2020
PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:26 pm 
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MLBPPWORLD FANTASY WEEK 1 RECAP

Run It Back (GoTwins24) 107.5
You've Been Juiced! (LGM77) 107.5

Summary:
The rematch of last season's semifinal matchup came to a shocking stalemate Monday Night. Although Run It Back started off strong thanks to David Johnson and Tyreek Hill. After Thursday, they led 30-20 and felt pretty comfortable with their lead. As the week went on, their lead remained comfortable, but they noticed that their players were struggling to find the endzone. In fact, David Johnson's touchdown early in Thursday's game was the only touchdown the team scored, excluding Carson Wentz's two passing touchdowns. This would come back to hurt them as their point total was limited to tied for second-lowest in the league. Julio Jones nearly hit the 20-point mark, but he struggled to find the end zone, repeating a common theme from 2019. Saquon Barkley's performance was by far the most damning as if he reached double-digits, Run It Back would have won. You've Been Juiced was struggling through most of Sunday due to the struggles of Odell Beckham, Le'Veon Bell, and Jordan Howard. Luckily for them, the QB-RB pairing of Patrick Mahomes and Christian McCaffrey may be the league's best, and they proved this by combining for 45 points. They trailed by nearly 20 heading into Monday night's game, but Darius Slayton played the hero, scoring 25 points and tying the game on the last offensive play for New York. Unfortunately, it wasn't enough to give them a result, but they will take a tie over a loss.

Los Angeles Aodgers (KFPC) 137.5
Team Griffith (jag123jg) 125.5

Summary:
The Aodgers started the season on a good note after an underwhelming 4-9 season in 2019. They were anchored by several star performers, but especially with Davante Adams's 34-point showing. Josh Allen proved his worth as a potentially elite fantasy QB with 27 points. Additionally, Chris Carson excelled in the passing game for 21. They also had several solid performances, specifically from Stefon Diggs and New England's defense. They also received 64 points from their bench, which appears to be a strength so far. If depth proves to be a strength, the Aodgers could be primed for a bounceback year. Team Griffith suffered bad fantasy luck once again in the season opener, falling despite a solid point total. The team "reunited" Deshaun Watson and Deandre Hopkins quite successfully as the pair combined for 42 points. Their running backs performed well for the most part, with all except Kerryon Johnson scoring double-digit totals. Johnson was definitely the weak spot in the lineup as he took a back seat to Adrian Peterson and D'Andre Swift. Team Griffith does not have many alternative RB options on the bench, so they may turn to Julian Edelman to replace Johnson at the flex. San Francisco's defense was much worse than expected as the earliest-selected defensive unit only scored 2 points, which is concerning given their draft position. Aside from these negatives, Team Griffith may be able to chalk the loss up to an unlucky matchup.

Smokin' Jay's Cig Squad (Queso James) 122.5
Atomic Pickles (AgentP) 118

Summary:
Last season's top regular-season team won a comeback victory thanks to Juju Smith-Schuster and Derrick Henry. Juju dropped 21, benefitting from Big Ben's return, while the ever-reliable Derrick Henry scored 13.5. Although 13.5 seems low for King Henry, it is a respectable amount and was enough to scratch by. Russell Wilson may be putting together an MVP campaign, starting it off by scoring 30 points. Matt Ryan, the team's backup, also nearly touched the 30-point mark. The Cig Squad may arguably possess the best QB-pairing in the league with these performances. There were some concerns, specifically Nick Chubb's lack of volume. Chubb shared carries with Kareem Hunt and only scored 4.5 points, much lower than expected. It is still early in the season, so Chubb may be able to break out against a weaker defense. Aside from their struggles at the RB2 position, the Cig Squad appear to be primed for another excellent regular season. The Atomic Pickles will be disappointed to lose, but their performance was not poor by any means. Josh Jacobs may be a fantasy superstar, scoring 3 touchdowns and recording 33 points this week. Kyler Murray could also cement himself as a top-5 fantasy QB if he builds off his 26-point showing. They will regret their decision to play Chris Herndon over Dallas Goedert, which cost them 19 points and the victory. Although, if Miles Sanders was healthy, they may have won the game. Sanders may play next week, giving the Pickles a huge boost.

Detroit Phantoms (DTigers115) 123.5
Kerryon My Wayward Son (Dishnet34) 131

Summary:
Kerryon My Wayward Son got some revenge on the Detroit Phantoms for taking their playoff spot in 2019. Ironically, while Kerryon My Wayward Son lost their playoff spot to the Phantoms in the last Monday night regular season game, they beat the Phantoms in this one. Melvin Gordon provided the walkoff moment, scoring a late touchdown around midnight. Cam Newton's return was exciting to follow as the former QB1 scored 25 points in his New England debut. Alvin Kamara was also a fantasy backbone, leaving Cool Brees for the first time and winning this one for his new team. The team has a surplus of strong QBs, so it will be interesting to see if there are any takers for one of them. George Kittle also suffered an injury this week, so the team will have to monitor his status. Despite this potential issue, it was a victory worthy of celebration. According to FantasyPros, the 2019 runner-up Detroit Phantoms are the league's favorite, but they were upset by a fellow Lions fan this week. They lost despite excellent showings from both Calvin Ridley and Ezekiel Elliot, both of whom nearly reached the 30-point mark. Their victory hopes were limited by solid but not great performances from Chris Godwin and Kenyan Drake, who combined for 23 points. At the end of 2019, the pair could be expected to go for 40 points or more. Ultimately though, the team's biggest issue is at TE as Hayden Hurst struggled. The Phantoms are in the market at the position, hoping to solidify an already strong roster.

Fresh Prince of Helaire (PhilliesFan134) 115
Cool Brees (ZeroGibson13) 91.5

Summary:
Fresh Prince of Helaire made a strong return to the league, beating the 2017 champ by a wide margin. Their namesake shined in his debut, nearly hitting 20 points- an impressive debut total. Lamar Jackson continued his legendary fantasy run, recording 27 points despite being pulled from the third quarter. If the Ravens weren't as dominant, Lamar would probably score even more. The same logic applies to Mark Andrews, who scored 18.5 points despite being rested in the fourth quarter as well. The team has some concerns at WR after the week as none of them surpassed the double-digit mark this week. It is still early, however, and the receiving core has plenty of time to get going. Overall, it was a solid victory for Fresh Prince of Helaire, who would have won by a bigger margin had the receiving core performed up to expectations. In contrast, Cool Brees scored the least amount of points in the league this week- the only team to score under 100. This was despite a 28-point showing from Adam Thielen, who appears to be a bright spot in the lineup. Namesake Drew Brees also surpassed the double-digit mark, although he was one of the lower scoring QBs this week. Shockingly, Michael Thomas only scored 2.5 points, but this was due to an injury. Hopefully it is not too serious and Thomas can solidify the receiving core. The running back position is quite a concern as neither Austin Akeler nor Devin Singletary reached the double-digit mark. They have plenty of backups, but they will need to receive stronger showings from such an important position. The absence of Alvin Kamara is definitely felt by Cool Brees, but there is still time to solidify the position.

Standings:
Alvin Lockhart Division
Kerryon My Wayward Son 1-0
You've Been Juiced! 0-0-1
Run It Back 0-0-1
Team Griffith 0-1
Detroit Phantoms 0-1

Gilgamesh Star Division
Los Angeles Aodgers 1-0
Smokin' Jay's Cig Squad 1-0
Fresh Prince of Helaire 1-0
Atomic Pickles 0-1
Cool Brees 0-1

Power Rankings (Based on Total Points Scored):
1. Los Angeles Aodgers (137.5)
2. Kerryon My Wayward Son (131)
3. Team Griffith (125.5)
4. Detroit Phantoms (123.5)
5. Smokin' Jay's Cig Squad (122.5)
6. Atomic Pickles (118)
7. Fresh Prince of Helaire (115)
t-8. You've Been Juiced! (107.5)
t-8. Run It Back (107.5)
10. Cool Brees (91.5)

Best of luck in Week 2!

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The source of my emotional anguish:
ZeroGibson13 wrote:
So far your Game 1 and 2 predictions have been the opposite of right, so I'm gonna predict the Indians have a 3-1 lead after Game 4.
...

BrewersFuzz wrote:
AND THEN IN A SHOCKING TURN OF EVENTS CLEVELAND BLOWS THE 3-1 LEAD THIS TIME


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 Post subject: Re: MLBPPWORLD Fantasy Football 2020
PostPosted: Tue Sep 22, 2020 7:25 pm 
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MLBPPWORLD Fantasy Week 2 Recap:

Run It Back (GoTwins24) 123
Kerryon My Wayward Son (Dishnet34) 156

Summary:
It was Kerryon My Wayward Son's week to shine after the best performance of the week. In fact, 156 points is one of the highest point totals since the 2-flex format was adopted in 2019. It was clear that they were in for a big game after Kareem Hunt scored 22 points Thursday night, but it wasn't clear that they would score almost 160 points until late in the week. D.K. Metcalf and Alvin Kamara combined to score 49.5 points in the primetime games, which was way more than expected. Melvin Gordon and Mike Evans ensured that these dominant performances were not absolutely necessary by scoring over 15. Aaron Rodgers entered the team's starting lineup with a solid showing of 18.5 points, although the team would have remarkably crossed the 170-mark had they kept Cam Newton in the starting spot. With these early results, Kerryon My Wayward Son appears to be primed for a return to the postseason. In contrast, Run It Back's season appears to be over after they lost second-overall pick Saquon Barkley for the season. As it currently stands, they only have two healthy runningbacks on the roster, but both of those backs have significant injury histories. If it wasn't for Tyler Higbee's dominant 3-touchdown game, they would have underwhelmed once again. The only bright spot was Terry McLaurin, who bounced back from a subpar Week 1 to score over 20. Still, their roster has been decimated due to injuries, which makes a return to a championship highly unlikely.

Smokin' Jay's Cig Squad (Queso James) 118.5
You've Been Juiced! (LGM77) 117

Summary:
The Ciq Squad has now won 14 out of their last 15 regular season games in a matchup that appears to have been closer than it should have been. They were propelled by Russell Wilson's heroics in what could be an MVP-campaign for him. Wilson scored over 30 for the second consecutive week. David Montgomery was a pleasant surprise thanks to a 19.5-point showing, and Nick Chubb rebounded for a strong 24.5 point game. These performances offset Derrick Henry's mediocre 8-point game. Allen Robinson and Juju Smith-Schuster were also mediocre, but the Cig Squad will hope that these were one-offs. They would have won more comfortably had they played Darren Waller, but they decided to bench him in case of a catastrophic performance. While they would have liked to have gotten additional points for playoff reasons, losing 20 points is not the end of the world for them. At 2-0, the Ciq Squad want to go on another unbeaten run for as long as possible. You've Been Juiced! remains winless amid a devastating injury to top overall pick Christian McCaffrey. McCaffrey will miss 4-6 weeks, which will be devastating. The team does not have many healthy RBs on the roster since as it currently stands, they would have to start J.K. Dobbins and Benny Snell next week. The main positive from the week was that Odell Beckham Jr. may be a reliable option this year thanks to a 15-point performance, but it may be too early to tell. This week's waiver wire will be crucial for them to have any chance at extending their league-best playoff streak.

Team Griffith (jag123jg) 118.5
Detroit Phantoms (DTigers115) 151

Summary:
In most other weeks, the Phantoms would have been the highest scorer of the week, but Kerryon My Wayward Son claimed that distinction by five points. Still, the Phantoms avenged an unlucky loss in a dominant win. Dak Prescott was their leading scorer with a remarkable 39 points in a thrilling win against Atlanta. Actually, the Falcons-Cowboys offensive outburst was huge for the Phantoms since Calvin Ridley scored 25.5, Ezekiel Elliot scored 18, and Hayden Hurst scored 15.5. When a team has four players involved in the highest-scoring game of the week, it usually bodes well for them. As it stands, Kenyan Drake is the biggest concern, but they can replace him if necessary. This performance was also in spite of Chris Godwin's absence, making it even more impressive. The Phantoms could be poised for another run to the championship, this time without a 1-3 record as an obstacle. Team Griffith started off strong thanks to Raheem Mostert's 80-yard touchdown, but this luck was reversed when Mostert left the game due to injury. Most of their players performed well, with the exception of Todd Gurley and T.Y. Hilton. Gurley's struggles were surprising since most involved in that game had excellent weeks. Hilton has struggled so far this season and has scored only 10.5 points, a definite cause for concern. Most importantly, Team Griffith drafted San Francisco's defense in the hope that they would perform up to their 2019-standard, but injuries to Nick Bosa and Solomon Thomas have put this in doubt. An 0-2 start may be difficult to reverse with a league that appears to be extremely competitive.

Los Angeles Aodgers (Kungfupandacam) 126
Fresh Prince of Helaire (PhilliesFan134) 110.5

Summary:
The Los Angeles Aodgers are the third unbeaten team remaining, and they can thank Buffalo's offense for that. Josh Allen and Stefon Diggs combined for 58 points, nearly half of the entire team's total. Chris Carson was also notable, scoring over 15. Aside from these performances, no other player really stood out, although Joe Mixon hit the double-digit mark despite his team trailing for most of the game. Courtland Sutton will miss the remainder of the season due to injury, so the team may look to acquire another flex option. Davante Adams also appeared to be injured, but he was most likely removed from Green Bay's win for precuationary reasons. After finishing last in 2019, the Aodgers must be thrilled with their deserved 2-0 start. Fresh Prince of Helaire dropped their first game of the season despite Aaaron Jones's dominant 42-point week. Diontae Johnson was excellent as well with a 19-point game. The team's Ravens-duo was a bit underwhelming by their usual standard, since Andrews and Jackson normally combine for around 40+ points instead of their 19.5 this week. Had they played Leonard Fournette over Zack Moss or Emmanuel Sandards, they would have won, but they did not expect Fournette to have such an impact. Fournette's resurgence may be a positive sign going forward as he can patch a hole in the team's flex positions. Ultimately, they will be disappointed to have lost with a 42-point scorer, but there are some positive signs going forward.

Atomic Pickles (AgentP) 116.5
Cool Brees (ZeroGibson13) 97.5

Summary:
The Atomic Pickles won their first game of the season in comfortable fashion. Like many this week, their QB was their highest scorer. Kyler Murray scored 31 points, his second week above the 25-point mark. Miles Sanders's entry to the lineup did not disappoint as he scored 17 despite a poor performance from the Eagles. D.J. Moore was also solid with a 16-point outing, a bounceback from a 7-point game last week. Indianapolis's defense overwhelmed Kirk Cousins for a 17-point showing. Indianapolis may emerge as a strong defense this season, and the Pickles have the benefit of them already being on their roster. Will Fuller suffered another injury this week, but the Pickles have a plethora of bench options available to replace him and potentially A.J. Green. Their TE position is also a concern as they only received 5.5 points from that position overall. Still, the Pickles will be happy with their 1-1 start. Cool Brees fell to 0-2 with a subpar game. They were the only team not to surpass the 100-point mark. Their leading scorer was James Robinson, who is emerging as one of the brightest fantasy options. Austin Ekeler also recovered from a poor showing to score 16, and it is clear that Justin Herbert will boost his fantasy stock. Their failure to score over 100 was a result of a poor performance from Rob Gronkowski, who has scored only 2 points all season. Adam Thielen was also much worse than last week, but this was mostly his QB's fault. Michael Thomas's injury has definitely impacted this team, so they will hope he returns quicker than expected from his injury. MT's injury has also clearly affected their namesake, who has scored only 14 points in both games this season. Cool Brees will need a quick return to form to recover from an 0-2 start.

Standings:
Alvin Lockhart Division
Kerryon My Wayward Son 2-0
Detroit Phantoms 1-1
Run It Back 0-1-1
You've Been Juiced! 0-1-1
Team Griffith 0-2

Gilgamesh Star Division
Los Angeles Aodgers 2-0
Smokin' Jay's Cig Squad 2-0
Atomic Pickles 1-1
Fresh Prince of Helaire 1-1
Cool Brees 0-2

Power Rankings (Based on Total Points Scored):
1. Kerryon My Wayward Son (287)
2. Detroit Phantoms (274.5)
3. Los Angeles Aodgers (263.5)
4. Team Griffith (245)
5. Smokin' Jay's Cig Squad (241)
6. Atomic Pickles (234.5)
7. Run It Back (230.5)
8. Fresh Prince of Helaire (225.5)
9. You've Been Juiced! (224.5)
10. Cool Brees (189)

Best of luck in Week 3!

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The source of my emotional anguish:
ZeroGibson13 wrote:
So far your Game 1 and 2 predictions have been the opposite of right, so I'm gonna predict the Indians have a 3-1 lead after Game 4.
...

BrewersFuzz wrote:
AND THEN IN A SHOCKING TURN OF EVENTS CLEVELAND BLOWS THE 3-1 LEAD THIS TIME


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