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 Post subject: MLBPPWORLD Fantasy Football 2021
PostPosted: Sat Sep 04, 2021 11:02 pm 
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Another draft is in the books! We are entering the 7th year of forum fantasy, and the 6th year of Dish's reign as commissioner. It's also a big milestone for me, as it is year #5 of recaps. With that in mind, here is a summary of how the league is shaping up:

Past Champions:
2015: GoTwins24
2016: Prediction
2017: ZeroGibson13
2018: AgentP
2019: GoTwins24
2020: Queso James

Team Storylines:
The Jared Goff Lion Experience (Dishnet34)
With Kerryon Johnson's departure, Dish had to change the Lions-based team name, going with Jared Goff as the namesake. They started off with a duo of Patrick Mahomes and Travis Kelce, and a WR core led by Mike Evans and Cooper Kupp. They are hoping to avenge a disappointing exit from the semifinals last year.

Team Griffith (Jag123jg)
Last season, Team Griffith made their first postseason appearance with an incredible regular season that led to a number-one seed. However, things turned sour after they were upset by the Cig Squad in the semis. They will try to return to the same spot this year with a strong RB duo of Austin Ekeler and Johnathan Taylor, as well as a solid WR core of Allen Robinson and Julio Jones.

Odd Year Magic (GoTwins24)
There is a lot of pressure on Odd Year Magic to live up to their name this season. Last year was one to forget as they finished with their worst record in league history, although they avoided a catastrophe by acquiring David Montgomery at the end of the year. Now, they are led by a trio of Aaron Jones, Nick Chubb, and Keenan Allen.

Detroit Phantoms (DTigers115)
After the first four weeks of 2020, the Detroit Phantoms looked like the strongest team in the league. However, an injury to Dak Prescott sunk their chances, as it also caused Ezekiel Elliot to put up poor numbers. This season, Elliot returns, along with a scary receiving duo of Tyreek Hill and Justin Jefferson.

iPump Plastic (IPumpPlastic)
IPumpPlastic makes his entrance into the league, taking Cool Brees's spot. In his inaugural season, he focused on a strong RB trio of Dalvin Cook, Joe Mixon, and Clyde Edwards-Helaire. Along with Muffinz, he is the first entirely new member (Phillies rejoined the league in 2020) since 2018.

Smokin' Jay's Cig Squad (Queso James)
The defending champion returns to defend their title in 2021. Although the team auto-drafted, they have a solid team. Saquon Barkley's health will be the main determinant of their fate, but they still have a good roster in case he does not return to his past form.

Atomic Pickles (AgentP)
The Pickles fell short in last season's championship game, so they will hope to become the second multi-year champion in the league again this year. They return Antonio Gibson to the team, and also can boast of a strong receiving core with Davante Adams and Terry McLaurin.

Los Angeles Aodgers (Kungfupandacam)
The Aodgers fell just short of the playoffs last year, so they will give their all to make it this time. They went with a hero-RB strategy bolstered by Alvin Kamara, and they will compete for the league's best receiving core with Stefon Diggs and Calvin Ridley.

Team Nick (PhillesFan134)
Team Nick received the #1 pick, becoming the first non-LGM team since 2017 to get the pick. As expected, they took Christian McCaffrey first. They also picked Darren Waller, who shot up draft boards over the summer. Marquez Callaway is their potential breakout pick, and they have high expectations for him as their WR2.

Bellwind High Football Club (Muffinz)
Bellwind High FC joined the league alongside iPumpPlastic, and ESPN and FantasyPros experts are big fans of their draft. They took Derrick Henry second overall, which is a good omen because Henry has been on each of the last two championship teams. They are also in contention for the league's best WR core with DeAndre Hopkins and D.K. Metcalf.

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Best of luck in 2021!

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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.
...

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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 2021
PostPosted: Sat Sep 04, 2021 11:06 pm 
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9th in the rankings, ouch

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not this one tho (ootp 20 log)

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 Post subject: Re: MLBPPWORLD Fantasy Football 2021
PostPosted: Tue Sep 14, 2021 8:49 pm 
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MLBPPWORLD FANTASY WEEK 1 RECAP

Odd Year Magic (GoTwins24) 124
Detroit Phantoms (DTigers115) 118

Summary:
It was a solid start to a potential redemption season for Odd Year Magic, who won their first season opener since 2017. It was a team effort, as only two players scored under 10 points: Aaron Jones and Jason Sanders. The former was much more significant since he was the team's first-round pick. They desperately need Green Bay's Week 1 offensive performance to be a one-off. Aside from those two, the rest of the team performed well. Nick Chubb and CeeDee Lamb both toed the 20-point line, and Keenan Allen came close to 15. However, they pursued a safe floor during the draft, which may hurt them if they do not have any 25+ point showings in the future. Still, it was an impressive win against a team that has given them trouble in the past. For the Phantoms, it was a different story. Instead of a high-floor, limited ceiling, the Phantoms had a boom-or-bust week. Their two scoring leaders, Kyler Murray and Tyreek Hill, each surpassed the 30-point mark. Hill and Murray could prove to be an explosive, high-upside duo as the season progresses, and there is a reason for optimism there. Yet, there were several duds- notably from Ezekiel Elliot, Brandon Aiyuk. and Raheem Mostert. Elliot faced a tough matchup and game-script, so the consensus is there is not much alarm there. For Aiyuk, his limited showing was concerning, but it can be potentially chalked up to a preseason injury. Raheem Mostert, in contrast, will miss the rest of the 2021 season as his injury issues flared up once again. This is a blow to the Phantoms, but arguably not severe because of Antonio Brown's resurgence in Tampa. Brown can easily replace Mostert at flex-2. Despite the loss, the Phantoms should still be in good shape going forward.

Atomic Pickles (AgentP) 102
iPump Plastic (iPumpPlastic) 148

Summary:
iPump Plastic made a major statement upon their entry into the league. In their debut, they scored the most points out of any team. Their scoring leader was Russell Wilson, who put up 26 in a highly efficient showing. Russ's performance also helped Tyler Lockett score 24, and a 50-point combination between QB and WR will always put a team in a good spot. Adam Thielen was superb as well, scoring two touchdowns in a 25.5-point outing. There were preseason concerns about TD regression from Thielen, but he gave his all to dismiss these concerns in Week 1. In addition to strong WR performances, iPump Plastic also benefitted from great RB play. Dalvin Cook and Joe Mixon combined for just about 40 points, which was highly impressive given how many highly-touted runningbacks struggled in the first week. The flex starters for the team did not perform as well as hoped, with Edwards-Helaire and Edmonds combining for just around 20, but that could be a result of unlucky game-scripts. The biggest red-flag came from Mike Gesicki's zero-point outing. iPump Plastic does not have a backup TE option, so they will need Gesicki to return to 2020 form. Even still, it was an incredible opening performance from the new team. The Atomic Pickles never really had a chance to win, although they got off to an excellent start with 27 points from Dak Prescott. Prescott was the only player to go over 20 points, though, as the rest of the team struggled. A notable exception was David Montgomery, who looked very good against Aaron Donald and LA's defense. Antonio Gibson was somewhat underwhelming, but his usage paints an encouraging picture of his prospects for this season. There are rumblings that Ron Rivera could use Gibson in a McCaffrey-esque role this season, which would greatly benefit the Pickles. Aside from this, Davante Adams and Terry McLaurin struggled, although given the rest of Green Bay's numbers, 7.5 points from Adams was impressive. Another issue could be the team's flex positions, as Henry Ruggs and Laviska Shenault each failed to score over 10, but Ja'Marr Chase is available off the bench. Chase silenced doubters of his catching ability quite nicely, and looks to be a strong flex play. There are concerns for the Pickles, but they can turn it around.

Bellwind High Football Club (MUFFINZ) 132.5
Break the Walls Down (PhilliesFan134) 110.5

Summary:
Bellwind High made their entry into the league in a quite similar fashion to their counterpart, falling just shy of the first power ranking spot. They got off to a great start Thursday night thanks to Tom Brady's 27-point showing, and they never really looked back. DeAndre Hopkins, D.K. Metcalf, and Mike Williams each had great showings, as well as Chris Godwin and Deebo Samuel off the bench. Based on Week 1, Bellwind High could have the best receiving core in the league. This more than made up for Derrick Henry's poor showing. Henry scored just 7.5 points, although he has been a slow starter in recent seasons. Henry was actually outplayed by both Miles Sanders and Darrell Henderson, who each recorded 14. If Henry returns to 2019/20 form, Bellwind High has to be favored in many of their games. The only other let-down was Mark Andrews, who scored just 3.5 points. Andrews's performance is arguably more concerning than Henry's, as the Ravens do not have many receiving targets to compete with him. Eric Ebron also struggled on the bench, so TE could potentially be an issue for Bellwind High this season. Even still, if this were a best-ball league, Bellwind High would have dominated everyone, which is a promising sign for them. Break the Walls Down trailed early, but they made it much closer thanks to namesake Darren Waller's 21-point game. Waller and 1st-overall pick Christian McCaffrey will each set high expectations for this team, as McCaffrey also looked great in his return from an injury-plagued 2020. Aside from those two, Kareem Hunt was the only starter to reach double figures with 14.5. The biggest concern in the starting lineup might be their WR position as Marquez Callaway scored just a point and a half, Robert Woods scored just under 10, and Tyler Boyd scored under 5. The team does have a plethora of RBs available, so they could leverage that to improve at WR if need be. Despite the loss, it was still a decent showing for Break the Walls Down.

The Jared Goff Lion Experience (Dishnet34) 118.5
Team Griffith (jag123jg) 61.5

Summary:
When a team can boast of a Patrick Mahomes-Travis Kelce pairing, they are likely to have a chance to win almost any game they play. This was indeed the case for the Jared Goff Lion Experience this week, as Mahomes and Kelce combined for 54 points. Before Sunday's slate, ESPN projected them to score around only 70, but Mahomes and Kelce smashed this expectation. Cooper Kupp also helped, scoring nearly 20 and proving to be Stafford's favorite target at this point. Josh Jacobs was also strong, scoring just over 15 points and carrying the team over the century mark in points. The biggest concern with the team right now is Tampa Bay's backfield, as both Ronald Jones and Leonard Fournette struggled against Dallas. Jones fumbled, leading to a negative point output, and Fournette scored just 7.5. Also in Tampa, Mike Evans performed poorly by scoring just 3.5 points. If Evans continues to struggle, it could be a major concern for the Jared Goff Lion Experience, but it is still early. Evans is also known for having some poor performances mixed in with strong showings. Hollywood Brown and D.J. Chark also looked strong off the bench, which would solidify the WR position if sustained. It was a big win for the newly-named team as they hope to return to the postseason. Last year's best regular season team struggled mightily this week, which was shocking given their roster is solid on paper. This can largely be chalked up to Aaron Rodgers's atrocious performance, as last year's MVP lost the team a point. Given other QB showings this week, this hurt Team Griffith significantly. Their WR play struggled to offset Rodger's struggle, as every receiver, with the exception of DJ Moore, failed to score double digits. George Kittle also struggled, scoring just 7. Jonathan Taylor and Austin Ekeler were okay if separated from the rest of the team, but their outings were disappointing given the rest of the team's struggles. As a result of the performance, Team Griffith orchestrated a blockbuster deal, acquiring Alvin Kamara from the Aodgers in exchange for Austin Ekeler and Allen Robinson.

Los Angeles Aodgers (Kungfupandacam) 111
Smokin' Jay's Cig Squad (Queso James) 130

Summary:
The defending champion made a statement with a 19-point win. Despite auto-drafting, the Cig Squad appear to be a contender once again. This was immediately clear Thursday night, as Amari Cooper scored 31.5 points in the performance of the week. From there, the team never looked back. TJ Hockenson exceeded expectations and matched Darren Waller's total for the second-highest scoring performance from the TE position. Overall, their pass catchers were excellent, as every single receiver on the roster scored 10 or more points, with the exception of Kenny Golladay. This more than made up for poor showings from each of their RBs- with Najee Harris, James Robinson, and Saquon Barkley all scoring under or a little over 5. Najee Harris isn't as much of a concern since he was on the field for every single snap, but James Robinson and Saquon Barkley's usage could be concerning going forward. If anything, the team could leverage their immense WR depth to acquire another RB, as ESPN's autodraft formula left them with just 3 on the roster. QB could also be a concern as Tannehill and Mayfield each scored under 15 points, although it should be much easier to improve at QB than at RB. Despite their RB struggles, the Cig Squad looks to be as formidable as ever. The Aodgers lost because they did not have any dominant performances. Only three players failed to score over 10 points, and each of them scored over 5. However, their upside was limited this week, as D'Andre Swift was their scoring leader thanks to a 19-point game. It was a similar story on the bench, as the unit scored just 35.5 points. To address this, the Aodgers conducted a major trade with Team Griffith. They sent Alvin Kamara, who scored 15.5 points, in exchange for Austin Ekeler and Allen Robinson. Ekeler and Robinson were okay for Team Griffith this week, but they will almost certainly see their roles increase in the future. In sum, Los Angeles were one or two breakout performances away from an impressive win, so they will likely be in contention this year.

Standings:
Alvin Lockhart Division
iPump Plastic 1-0
Odd Year Magic 1-0
The Jared Goff Lion Experience 1-0
Detroit Phantoms 0-1
Team Griffith 0-1

Gilgamesh Star Division
Bellwind High Football Club 1-0
Smokin' Jay's Cig Squad 1-0
Los Angeles Aodgers 0-1
Break the Walls Down 0-1
Atomic Pickles 0-1

Power Rankings (Based on Total Points Scored):
1. iPump Plastic (148)
2. Bellwind High Football Club (132)
3. Smokin' Jay's Cig Squad (130)
4. Odd Year Magic (126)
5. The Jared Goff Lion Experience (118.5)
6. Detroit Phantoms (118)
7. Los Angeles Aodgers (111)
8. Break the Walls Down (110.5)
9. Atomic Pickles (102)
10. Team Griffith (61.5)

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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