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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.

FantasyPros Rankings:
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Best of luck in 2021!

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 Post subject: Re: MLBPPWORLD Fantasy Football 2021
PostPosted: Sat Sep 04, 2021 11:06 pm 
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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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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 2021
PostPosted: Tue Sep 21, 2021 9:17 pm 
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MLBPPWORLD FANTASY WEEK 2 RECAP

Odd Year Magic (GoTwins24) 147
Bellwind High Football Club (MUFFINZ) 153.5

Summary:
It was a battle between the top two teams in this week's power rankings, and Bellwind High came out on top. Derrick Henry was an absolute force, carrying both the Titans and Bellwind to a win with a 44-point showing. Tom Brady looks as good as ever as he scored 29 points thanks to 5 TD passes. With these performances, Bellwind only needed solid showings from the rest of their roster, and they got just that. Deebo Samuel looks to be San Francisco's top receiving option, and he leads the NFL in receiving yards. Samuel scored 12 for Bellwind this week. Additionally, Darrell Henderson was good, scoring 14. Although, Henderson left the game with an injury and looks set to miss some time. Luckily for Bellwind, they have multiple options off the bench, including DK Metcalf, Mike Williams, and potentially Devin Singletary as well. Many experts picked them as the league's best team after the draft, and they appear to be justifying those predictions so far. Odd Year Magic looked defeated at around 5 PM Sunday night, but they nearly made a miraculous comeback. Lamar Jackson started the attempt by scoring 31 points. He could have gotten more had he connected on an early touchdown to Marquise Brown, but 31 points is still an incredible showing. The best performer, though, was Aaron Jones. After scoring just 2 points last week, Odd Year Magic could have been worried about Jones, but these worries have been excised. Jones scored 37 points this week, which was nearly enough to stun Bellwind High. The team also featured several strong outings from Nick Chubb, Keenan Allen, Damien Harris, CeeDee Lamb, and Diontate Johnson, but they could have used one more touchdown from any of these players. Their ultimate mistake was keeping Jason Sanders, who scored no points. Had they picked up another kicker, they would have won in shocking fashion. Still, they look poised to make another signature odd year push.

iPump Plastic (iPumpPlastic) 110.5
Team Griffith (jag123jg) 99.5

Summary:
iPump Plastic improved to 2-0 thanks in large part to their Seattle duo. Russell Wilson and Tyler Lockett combined for nearly 50 points, as the deep-ball connection was working all day. Lockett is a top-5 receiver so far, and if he can keep that up, iPumpPlastic's roster will be in good shape. Adam Thielen has been good as well, as he put up 12 points. The biggest question for iPump Plastic right now is whether predictions for Thielen TD regression will come true, but these predictions have not held up so far. Another question may be at both flex positions, as Clyde Edwards-Helaire and Chase Edmonds combined for only a little over 10 points. Edwards-Helaire also lost a key fumble, so Andy Reid may pivot away from him like he did last year. Even still, the league's newest team has gotten off to a strong start, and their RB position should be strong enough despite early struggles. Team Griffith fell to 0-2 in a disappointing showing. The biggest reason for this was Alvin Kamara's no-show afternoon. The Saints' runningback scored just 4 points, which was unexpected after his 2020 season. Jonathan Taylor also failed to make an impact with just 5.5 points. Additionally, George Kittle was hardly targeted, finishing with just 3 points. When Kamara, Taylor, and Kittle combine for little over 10 points, it is going to be a tough week for Team Griffith. Luckily for them, DJ Moore and Julio Jones appear to be solid receivers so far, which could buy time and breathing room for Taylor, Kittle, and Kamara to overcome their struggles. Still, 0-2 is a tough start, so Team Griffith will need to right the ship as soon as possible.

Atomic Pickles (AgentP) 99.5
Los Angeles Aodgers (kungfupandacam) 105

Summary:
The Aodgers won a close, 5.5-point victory over the Pickles. They can credit this win to the Los Angeles Chargers, as although LA lost, Justin Herbert and Austin Ekeler did just enough to get a win. The pair combined for 31.5 points, as Ekeler showed his potential in the passing game. Stefon Diggs also scored a crucial touchdown, and he looks to have silenced some early concerns about his Week 1 showing. If Josh Allen returns to 2020 form, Diggs can easily put up a WR1 season. Calvin Ridley also silenced early season concerns, as although Atlanta's offense looks shaky, Ridley will receive enough targets to potentially offset this. The team's biggest issue could be the TE position, as Dallas Goedert scored just 3 points, and they have no backup options off the bench. They do have several potential trade assets, so they could use them to improve at TE if they determine it necessary. Although Los Angeles benefitted from some matchup luck, a win is a win. The Pickles fell to 0-2 in a frustrating defeat. Their most frustrating performances came from Dak Prescott and Antonio Gibson, each of whom scored just 7 points. Gibson had much of his production vultured away by J.D. McKissic. The Pickles have to hope this is not a long-term trend, as it would devastate them at RB. Prescott struggled because Dallas focused heavily on the run, which is another trend the Pickles will need to hope is not long-term. There were some positives, mainly a 20-point showing from Terry McLaurin. Heinicke looks to be a positive upgrade for McLaurin, and it could take him to a top-5/10 finish. Davante Adams also bounced back from last week with 16 points, anchored by a 50-yard catch. Ultimately, the Pickles' season rests on whether Antonio Gibson will come close to a top-10 finish at RB, or they could look to improve the position via trade.

Detroit Phantoms (DTigers115) 130
The Jared Goff Lion Experience (Dishnet34) 140

Summary:
The Jared Goff Lion Experience improved to 2-0 via a statement win. Early on, they were in a good spot, as Cooper Kupp scored 32.5 points. The Lion Experience bet on Stafford choosing Kupp as his primary target over Robert Woods, and this bet appears to have paid off. Another bet was investing heavily in Tampa Bay's title defense. This week, Rob Gronkowski, Leonard Fournette, and the team's defense combined for 45 key points. The team also traded Ronald Jones and Mike Evans in exchange for Melvin Gordon and Antonio Brown. Jones appears to be in Bruce Arians's doghouse, so this move might work out. Brown will need to come closer to his Week 1 game, though, as Mike Evans rebounded nicely. Ultimately, the duo of Travis Kelce and Patrick Mahomes won the team the game once again, as they combined for 42.5 points. Kansas City will be in shootouts all season it looks like, which will put the Lion Experience in great shape in almost any week. The Phantoms finished on the wrong side of the Michigan rivalry, although they came quite close to pulling out a win. Kyler Murray looks like the potential QB1 and league MVP this year, as he outscored Mahomes by double-digits this week. Mike Evans played well in a bounceback game against his old team, surpassing the 20-point mark. Ezekiel Elliot, Chris Carson, and Justin Jefferson all reached the 15-point mark, which was important considering Jefferson and Elliot's Week 1 struggles. Both will still be fighting for touches and carries, though, so they will need to be efficient going forward. The biggest concern is at the TE position, as Tyler Higbee surprisingly struggled after a promising Week 1. They do not have any options on the bench, so they will need Higbee to be better or they will need to turn to the waiver wire or the trade market. The Phantoms are arguably the unluckiest 0-2 team, and they should be a contender still, but they will need better luck.

Break the Walls Down (PhilliesFan134) 96.5
Smokin' Jay's Cig Squad (Queso James) 103.5

Summary:
The Cig Squad improved to 2-0 thanks to a walk-off touchdown from TJ Hockenson. Hockenson has been fantastic so far this season, and he could potentially replace George Kittle as the 3rd-best tight end in the league. Brandin Cooks was actually the team's highest scorer, as he scored 17. Cooks has seen many targets so far, but his production could weaken with Tyrod Taylor's injury. Even still, Cooks could make the case as the most underrated receiver in the league. Najee Harris also scored in double-digits for the first time in his career. Although Najee's production has not been great, his volume could be high enough to justify his RB1 status. Najee received nearly 100% of his team's carries, which is Derrick Henry-like volume. The team should have probably scored more, but both AJ Brown and Amari Cooper struggled. The latter left the game with an injury, which could be concerning for the Cig Squad going forward, but the extent of the injury is unknown. Most importantly, Saquon Barkley has struggled, which is alarming given his first-round selection. It is still early, and it appears the Cig Squad can pivot to other options. Despite these concerns, the Cig Squad will take the 2-0 start. For Break the Walls Down, if Darren Waller had replicated his Week 1 outing, they would have gotten a victory. Instead, Waller scored just 8.5 points, which is low by his standards. The WR position is the biggest alarm overall, as no receiver in the starting lineup scored over 10 points. Tyler Boyd scored 10.5 points off the bench, so he may be a potential replacement. Break the Walls Down really needs Josh Allen to return to his 2020 MVP-like form. Allen scored just 16, while a 2020-like 30-point game would have won his team the game. It will be interesting to see how Break the Walls Down addresses the WR position, as it may determine their season result.

Standings:
Alvin Lockhart Division
iPump Plastic 2-0
The Jared Goff Lion Experience 2-0
Odd Year Magic 1-1
Detroit Phantoms 0-2
Team Griffith 0-2

Gilgamesh Star Division
Bellwind High Football Club 2-0
Smokin' Jay's Cig Squad 2-0
Los Angeles Aodgers 1-1
Break the Walls Down 0-2
Atomic Pickles 0-2

Power Rankings (Based on Total Points Scored):
1. Bellwind High Football Club (286)
2. Odd Year Magic (271)
T.3. The Jared Goff Lion Experience (258.5)
T.3. iPump Plastic (258.5)
5. Detroit Phantoms (248)
6. Smokin' Jay's Cig Squad (233.5)
7. Los Angeles Aodgers (216)
8. Break the Walls Down (207)
9. Atomic Pickles (201.5)
10. Team Griffith (163)

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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PostPosted: Sun Oct 03, 2021 1:13 am 
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MLBPPWORLD FANTASY WEEK 3 RECAP

The Jared Goff Lion Experience (Dishnet34) 107
Odd Year Magic (GoTwins24) 97

Summary:
The Jared Goff Lion Experience continued their undefeated season, improving to 3-0. Once again, the trio of Patrick Mahomes, Travis Kelce, and Cooper Kupp led them to a win. Kupp was the scoring leader with 25.5 points, and as it stands, he is the WR1 in fantasy. If this holds, he is the value pick of the year. Justin Tucker also played a pivotal role, scoring 16, including a game-winner and record-setting kick. The team could have performed even better than the numbers ultimately showed, as Marquise Brown dropped a plethora of touchdown passes from Lamar Jackson, which would have made this a much higher scoring game overall if caught. Rob Gronkowski also suffered an injury, which held him to 7 points. Robby Anderson and Tampa’s defense lost the team points, and if they had scored in the positive, the Jared Goff Lion Experience would have increased their point total even more. Still, they sit at an impressive 3-0 and lead their division. Odd Year Magic fell to 1-2 in a disappointing showing. Last week, they scored the second-highest in the league, but still lost. This week, they regressed, and could not get past the century mark. There were a few decent showings, like the ones from Aaron Jones and Keenan Allen. Overall, though, it was a major step back for a plethora of players. Nick Chubb had his worst game of the season as Kareem Hunt took the majority of carries and opportunities. Heading into Monday, the team needed 21 points from two receivers, but both CeeDee Lamb and Devonta Smith were underwhelmed by scoring less than 10. It will be a pivotal game for Odd Year Magic next week, as they cannot afford to be 1-3.

Los Angeles Aodgers (Kungfupandacam) 129.5
Team Griffith (jag123jg) 116

Summary:
Los Angeles improved to 2-1, largely thanks to the other Los Angeles team. Justin Herbert and Austin Ekeler combined for just about 50 points in a statement victory over Kansas City. D’Andre Swift was their other pivotal performer, as his 19.5 points were key in the win. Aside from those three, Denver’s defense sealed the deal, taking advantage of Zach Wilson’s struggles to score 17 points. Everyone else in the lineup was just okay, and the team will have to hope for more than 20 combined points from Calvin Ridley and Stefon Diggs. Allen Robinson was also nowhere to be found, scoring just 3 points. On paper, LA appears to have a great receiving core, but they will have to produce more going forward. Team Griffith fell to a disappointing 0-3, matching their loss total from 2020. They performed better than they did the last two weeks, but they still could not pull off the win. Their performance was similar to Odd Year Magic’s, as no one was terrible, but no one was particularly great either. No players scored over 20 points, which will always make it difficult to win. They really need the Alvin Kamara acquisition to pay dividends. Kamara was okay this week, scoring 17.5, but they really need him to score 25+ consistently. They also need Jonathan Taylor to step up, as they spent high draft capital on him. Taylor has failed to score double digits in every week so far, which has definitely hurt Team Griffith’s chances. Additionally, they need Ben Roethlisberger to rediscover any of his old abilities, because Juju Smith-Schuster managed to score 5.5 points, even in Diontae Johnson’s absence. An 0-3 start will be difficult to overcome, so Team Griffith will need to hope these struggles can resolve quickly.

Smokin’ Jay’s Cig Squad (Queso James) 109
Bellwind High Football Club (MUFFINZ) 126.5

Summary:
Bellwind High’s dominance over the league continued as the team improved to 3-0, and maintained the top spot in the power rankings. Like usual, Tom Brady led the way, scoring 28 points in a shootout this week. DK Metcalf was their second-best scorer, putting up 19 in his return to the starting lineup. Actually, the team’s leading scorer- Mike Williams- was on the bench, but they still won comfortably. This showcases the team’s incredible depth, as they can continue to rotate players and find success. They scored less than week in comparison to previous weeks, mainly because Miles Sanders and DeAndre Hopkins did not produce much. Sanders received very few touches, and Hopkins was not 100% after his injury last week. Had these two performed up to expectations, they would have blown past the 140 mark once again. All the early signs point to them as the favorite this year. The defending champs fell to 2-1, although one injury could’ve made a major difference. AJ Brown missed the game due to an early injury, and he failed to score a single point. Had Brown scored 17.5 or more, which is plausible, the Cig Squad would have pulled off a win. Instead, scoring 0 points from a player is hard to overcome when your opponent does have any of the same performances. In addition, Amari Cooper and TJ Hockenson had unexpected poor showings, as neither scored over 5 points. There were optimistic signs still, as Najee Harris and Saquon Barkley combined for around 40 points. Both of these running backs do not have much competition, so there should not be much of a struggle for them to receive volume. James Robinson also scored over 20, and the same argument about volume holds for him. Ultimately, Brown’s injury will be key to monitor, but the Cig Squad will be competing for another playoff spot if all goes well.

Detroit Phantoms (DTigers115) 148.5
iPump Plastic (iPumpPlastic) 110.5

Summary:
It was a statement win for the Detroit Phantoms, and was quite a way to win their first game. Everything seemed to come together this week, as they scored the highest out of all teams. The only non-kicker to score under 10, somehow, was Tyreek Hill. Everyone else was fantastic, and Ezekiel Elliot silenced a lot of doubt by scoring a team-high 24.5 points. Justin Jefferson also looked like his 2020 self, surpassing the 20-point mark. Even the bench was incredible, scoring 75.5 points. Even Brandon Aiyuk, who had a terrible first two weeks, scored over 10. Kyler Murray was still solid, although he dropped off a bit compared to his first two weeks. If the Phantoms continue this momentum, it will be hard to beat them in any week. iPump Plastic suffered some tough matchup luck, facing the best team in the league this week. They were also dealt a blow before the games started, as Dalvin Cook missed due to injury. They could not draft Alexander Mattison, so they felt Cook’s absence quite significantly. Their running-back play just wasn’t the same without him, although Clyde Edwards-Helaire was much better than previous weeks with a 15-point outing. There were also some performance regressions, mainly from Adam Thielen and Tyler Lockett. Thielen was still solid with 14.5 points, but Lockett scored just 5. Lockett suffered an injury, but he did return to the game. Lockett was plagued by inconsistency in 2020, so iPump Plastic will hope this is not going to be the case again this year. They also nearly matched the Phantoms’ bench point total even with an injured player, which is a good sign for their depth going forward.

Break the Walls Down (PhilliesFan134) 89
Atomic Pickles (AgentP) 96.5

Summary:
The Atomic Pickles won their first game of the season, although they benefitted from some matchup luck. They actually scored the second-lowest total of the week, but faced the team with the lowest total. They were anchored by Davante Adams, who scored 25 points in a 2020-like performance. Ja’Marr Chase, who may be the frontrunner for Rookie of the Year, continued his dominant start to the season with a 20-point outing. On Monday night, Dak Prescott propelled the team to a win, making up for his lackluster Week 2. It was close, but Prescott threw a few key second-half touchdowns that sealed the win. They would’ve hit the century mark had they received a better defensive performance. Washington’s defense was highly esteemed heading into the season, but they’ve struggled mightily so far this year. This week, they lost 8 points, which nearly derailed the week for the Pickles. Fortunately for them, their opponent also struggled, so they avoided an 0-3 start. This was not the case for Break the Walls Down, who fell to 0-3 despite Josh Allen’s MVP-worthy outing. Allen put up 36 points, which harkened back to his 2020 season. This was what the team expected when they drafted him, and he looks primed to keep this up over the next few weeks. Despite Allen’s dominance, the team lost because most of the lineup failed to score in double digits. Tyler Boyd was the only other player to do so, although just barely. Ty’Son Williams was arguably the biggest let-down, as he had a favorable matchup against Detroit’s defense, but Baltimore under-used him. Another let-down was Robert Woods, who the team had faith in to become a WR1 this year. He has failed to live up to those high expectations and is having his worst ever fantasy season thus far. Ultimately though, the loss can be chalked up to Kareem Hunt not being started. Had Hunt played, the team would have won comfortably. It’s tough to swallow this week, but Hunt could be just what the team needs to save their season. Regardless, they need a boost quickly.

Standings:
Alvin Lockhart Division
The Jared Goff Lion Experience 3-0
iPump Plastic 2-1
Detroit Phantoms 1-2
Odd Year Magic 1-2
Team Griffith 0-3

Gilgamesh Star Division
Bellwind High Football Club 3-0
Los Angeles Aodgers 2-1
Smokin’ Jay’s Cig Squad 2-1
Atomic Pickles 1-2
Break the Walls Down 1-2

Power Rankings (Based on Total Points Scored):
1. Bellwind High Football Club (412.5)
2. Detroit Phantoms (396.5)
3. iPump Plastic (369)
4. Odd Year Magic (368)
5. The Jared Goff Lion Experience (365.5)
6. Los Angeles Aodgers (345.5)
7. Smokin’ Jay’s Cig Squad (342.5)
8. Atomic Pickles (298)
9. Break the Walls Down (296)
10. Team Griffith (279)

Best of luck in Week 4!

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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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PostPosted: Tue Oct 05, 2021 8:29 pm 
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MLBPPWORLD FANTASY WEEK 4 RECAP

Odd Year Magic (GoTwins24) 99.5
iPump Plastic (iPumpPlastic) 109.5

Summary:
iPump Plastic improved to an impressive 3-1 with a 10-point victory. Their strongest performance came from Russell Wilson, who although started off slow, eventually picked his play up in the second half and finished with 21 points. Arguably though, the best sign came from their flex positions, as Clyde Edwards-Helaire and Chase Edmonds combined for 33 points, which was actually more than Dalvin Cook and Joe Mixon. Edmonds and CEH struggled to start the season, but they ended up as the crucial performers this week. Mike Gesicki was also much better- benefitting from a greater opportunity share. This was especially necessary because Cook, Mixon, Lockett, and Thielen each underwhelmed. Had they performed up to their usual standards, it would have been a blow-out, but iPump Plastic will take the win and a tentative playoff spot. Odd Year Magic lost their third straight, and the concerning signs are building. Logan Thomas immediately left the game with a hamstring injury, which throws their TE situation in flux. CeeDee Lamb and Keenan Allen were supposed to be a strong WR core, but they each performed terribly this week, combining for just 8.5 points. The team has failed to score enough touchdowns, which has affected Nick Chubb and Damien Harris especially. In fact, the only non-QB to score was Diontae Johnson, who found the end-zone just one. Had Johnson not scored, it would have been an even worse performance. When your kicker is your fourth-best scorer, you are likely to be in some trouble, and Odd Year Magic now faces a stretch where they must go at least 3-1 in their next 4 to have a chance.

Smokin' Jay's Cig Squad (Queso James) 107.5
The Jared Goff Lion Experience (Dishnet34) 126.5

Summary:
The Jared Goff Lion Experience improved to 4-0- an ironic opposite of their namesake who fell to 0-4 in real football this week. Once again, they were anchored by Patrick Mahomes, who has given them a chance to win in every single week. This week, Mahomes was extremely efficient, throwing five touchdown passes. The team's second-highest scorer was Hollywood Brown, which was a redemption story after his several drops last week. Leonard Fournette was also better than he's been so far this season, scoring 14.5. These showings offset let-downs from Cooper Kupp and Travis Kelce. Both of these players have dominated so far in 2021, but they each scored under 10 points despite favorable matchups. Still, if the Lion Experience can win despite Kupp and Kelce scoring under 10, they will be favored in every week they play. They are the last unbeaten team, and it will be interesting to see how long they can keep that trend going. The defending champion fell to 2-2 in a bit of an underwhelming game. Saquon Barkley was anything but underwhelming, though, as he scored 26.5 points. If Barkley returns to his 2018 form, the Cig Squad will be in playoff contention for sure. Najee Harris has not been great from a real football standpoint, but he has been a top-5 fantasy RB simply due to target volume. Also, James Robinson benefitted from volume to score nearly 20. In terms of running backs, the Cig Squad should be set for a good season. WR is more questionable, as Amari Cooper seems to be struggling with injuries, and Marvin Jones and Brandin Cooks have fallen down to earth after hot starts. AJ Brown's health could be a major factor in determining the course of their season, as they could be in desperate need of a legit WR1, especially if Amari Cooper misses any time. Still, a 2-2 start is not bad, especially for an auto-drafted roster.

Team Griffith (jag123jg) 147
Detroit Phantoms (DTigers115) 125

Summary:
After an 0-3 start, things looked concerning for Team Griffith. They had scored the least amount of points across the league, in spite of a good roster on paper. It seemed only a matter of time before they broke out, and that was exactly what happened this week. Shockingly, Cordarelle Patterson scored a career-high 31.5 points, leading the team. DJ Moore followed, scoring 27, and Jonathan Taylor scored 18.5. Aaron Rodgers was also highly efficient, putting up 23 points. These players established a key baseline that would be difficult for the Phantoms to overcome. One can only imagine how much more they could have scored had Alvin Kamara performed to his 2020 standard. Kamara has failed to impress since being acquired via trade, although he still provides a solid floor week-to-week. George Kittle also struggled, although he is dealing with a nagging injury. If Kittle continues to struggle, the team does have Dalton Schultz on the bench, and Schultz has been better so far this year. This continues the theme of unexpected risers this year, which has hurt Team Griffith so far. But if their top players continue to impress, and Cordarelle Patterson can continue to put together a breakout campaign, they could push for a last-to-first type of season. The Phantoms were victims of poor matchup luck again this week, and they fell to an undeserved 1-3. Most of their production came from a few players, however, as Tyreek Hill went off for an astounding 41.5 points. Ezekiel Elliot silenced many doubters also, scoring 20 points. He also looks to have a great game script, as Dallas seems to have shifted to a run-first approach. Justin Jefferson also looks to be reaching his 2020-level of consistency, as he has surpassed the 15-point mark in each of his last three games. Despite these great games, the Phantoms were hurt by some duds. Chris Carson scored just 3.5 after reaching 15 in each of the last two weeks, which was killer. Also, Brandon Aiyuk's horrific 2021 has hampered Detroit's success this season. Many pinned Aiyuk as 2021's breakout, but Deebo Samuel took that role from him. Despite this loss, though, the Phantoms should still compete going forward, but they may need to figure out their flex situation.

Los Angeles Aodgers (Kungfupandacam) 121.5
Break the Walls Down (Philliesfan134) 100.5

Summary:
Los Angeles improved to 3-1 with a 20-point win. This was achieved via a big night Monday- with Justin Herbert and Austin Ekeler combining for 46.5 points. Ekeler could be the acquisition of the year so far, as he is yet to score under 10 points. Aside from these two, no one else was great, although a few players gave solid efforts. Stefon Diggs and Calvin Ridley were okay, but Los Angeles expected them to routinely score over 15, and that just hasn't happened so far. They have seen their targets go to other receivers- like Cordarelle Patterson or Dawson Knox- so they will hope they can return to a 2020-like target share. Dallas Goedert was a pleasant surprise, as he scored 13.5- which was more than the last two weeks combined. Their biggest concern is at flex- as Allen Robinson and Trey Sermon combined for just 15.5 points. They do have Darnell Mooney available off the bench, and Mooney may be Justin Fields's favorite target (though Matt Nagy stubbornly refuses to commit to either of these players). Myles Gaskin has also had a terrible season, and he scored not a single point this week. They may look to further improve at flex via trade or free agency, but they are still in an okay spot. Break the Walls Down fell to 0-4, and it is clear Christian McCaffrey's injury has been costly. Their issue this week was although no one performed poorly (minus Cole Beasley), no one was great either. Their leader was Josh Allen, although he scored just 19- down from 36 last week. Their namesake Darren Waller was just average, scoring 13 points. The biggest positives may be Tyler Boyd and Jakobi Meyers, each of whom scored in double-digits with positive target shares. Robert Woods was also better than usual, but the team really needs him to score more, as they expected him to carry WR1 potential. At 0-4, they are in a bit of a hole, and so they will have to do everything in their power to avoid an early elimination.

Atomic Pickles (AgentP) 141.5
Bellwind High Football Club (MUFFINZ) 127

Summary:
The Atomic Pickles pulled off the upset of the season so far- proving they will still be contenders this year. Bellwind looked unbeatable in the first three weeks, and they still would have been most teams this week. But the Atomic Pickles went above and beyond, thanks in large part to Washington's offense. Terry McLaurin and Antonio Gibson combined for 41 points, which is what the Pickles expected from the pairing. Dak Prescott was also highly efficient, scoring 26 points in a run-dominated game from Dallas. David Montgomery was also superb, although this was spoiled by the news that Montgomery will miss the next 5 weeks with a serious injury. The team now has a hole at RB2- so they will have to replace Montgomery with one of three rookies- Michael Carter, Javonte Williams, or Kenny Gainwell. They could also look to acquire Damien Williams if possible. Somehow, they could have performed even better, as Davante Adams scored just 9 points this week- a far cry from his 25 last week. In sum, while there was some negative injury news, the Pickles made a statement against the #1 team in the power rankings. Bellwind lost their first game for a few reasons. Firstly, Tom Brady struggled, scoring just 10 points in his return to Foxborough. Next, Miles Sanders's nightmare season continued via a 5.5-point showing. Lastly, Mike Williams was a stunning no-show, scoring just 1.5 points. If any of these players had played like they did in the last three weeks, Bellwind could be sitting at 4-0. Positively, Deebo Samuel, DK Metcalf, and Derrick Henry all performed above expectations. Samuel appears to be one of the breakout players of 2021, as he has scored over 25 points on two occasions. Ultimately, while it was an unlucky loss, Bellwind looks to be a playoff lock.

Alvin Lockhart Division
The Jared Goff Lion Experience 4-0
iPump Plastic 3-1
Detroit Phantoms 1-3
Odd Year Magic 1-3
Team Griffith 1-3

Gilgamesh Star Division
Bellwind High Football Club 3-1
Los Angeles Aodgers 3-1
Smokin' Jay's Cig Squad 2-2
Atomic Pickles 2-2
Break the Walls Down 0-4

Power Rankings (Based on Total Points Scored):
1. Bellwind High Football Club (539.5)
2. Detroit Phantoms (521.5)
3. The Jared Goff Lion Experience (492)
4. iPump Plastic (478.5)
5. Odd Year Magic (467.5)
6. Los Angeles Aodgers (467)
7. Smokin' Jay's Cig Squad (450)
8. Atomic Pickles (439.5)
9. Team Griffith (426)
10. Break the Walls Down (396.5)

Best of luck in Week 5!

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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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PostPosted: Tue Oct 12, 2021 9:53 pm 
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MLBPPWORLD FANTASY WEEK 5 RECAP

Team Griffith (jag123jag) 140
Odd Year Magic (GoTwins24) 136.5

Summary:
After starting 0-3. Team Griffith now appears to be on the path back to playoff contention. This week, they showcased their running-backs, as every running-back on the roster excelled. Three of them, Alvin Kamara, Alexander Mattison, and Jonathan Taylor, scored over 20 points. Alexander Mattison was an excellent early-season stash, as Dalvin Cook is once again experiencing injury concerns. Mattison proved he is a starting-quality back in the league with this performance. Additionally, Jonathan Taylor's performance was pivotal in surviving Lamar Jackson's onslaught. If Taylor scored just one less touchdown, Team Griffith would have lost, but JT steered them to a win. Their wide receivers were the opposite story, as AJ Green and DJ Moore combined for just 8 points. Because of this, they may look to leverage some RB depth in another trade, especially since they also stashed Darrel Williams- who is now going to be Kansas City's lead-back. They have a tough matchup next week, which is made more difficult due to several bye weeks on the team, so they will need to have great performances from almost everyone to get to 3-3. Odd Year Magic has not lived up to its name this year. They have now suffered two crushing losses on Monday nights- last time they scored over 140, this time they scored 136.5. Lamar Jackson has carried this team thus far, as their performance is almost directly tied to Jackson's play. When Baltimore's QB has played well, they've scored over 100. When he's scored around 15-18, they've failed to score over 100. The story of the season for them has been the lack of volume- with Keenan Allen, CeeDee Lamb, Nick Chubb, and Aaron Jones fighting for volume with capable backups. Tight-end has also been a problem that is now exacerbated by Logan Thomas's injury, and there are few solutions available. They stand at 1-4, which likely eliminates them from playoff contention unless they can go on a winning stretch immediately.

Break the Walls Down (PhilliesFan134) 139.5
Detroit Phantoms (DTigers115) 144.5

Summary:
It was a battle of two unlucky teams so far this season, and the Phantoms came out on top. A lot of teams with Ezekiel Elliot on their roster panicked early and traded him away, but the Phantoms kept faith in him. They've been rewarded these last few weeks, as Elliot has scored over 20 in each of the last three weeks. They also had faith in Mike Evans, who they acquired in a trade with the Jared Goff Lion Experience, and this paid off with his 26-point game. Emmanuel Sanders has been a solid pick-up for them, and he was their darkhorse player of the game this week. Had he scored under 10 like last week, they would have lost, but he ran all over KC's defense to score nearly 20. Their most impressive roster spot is at WR, where Tyreek Hill and Justin Jefferson have been as good as advertised. Tyreek Hill underwhelmed this week, but he did just enough to win the game. Impressively, the team managed Chris Carson's injury the best they could, and the strategy of starting two RBs from the same team paid off. At 2-3, the Phantoms look poised to return to .500 and a playoff spot could be theirs in the near future. Break the Walls Down fell to 0-5, but they can be expected to win a few games in the near future. They've made some impressive waiver pickups- specifically Damien Williams and Chuba Hubbard- that have solidified their flex position. Losing Christian McCaffrey was always going to be tough, but they could have won without him had they faced a different opponent. Josh Allen returned to MVP form with a 35-point showing. All they need now is for their namesake, Darren Waller, to perform up to his usual 15+ point potential, and they can at least challenge some teams. An 0-5 start will be near impossible to overcome, but they could still have some interesting things to follow.

The Jared Goff Lion Experience (Dishnet34) 154
iPump Plastic (iPumpPlastic) 57

Summary:
The main story of the 2021 season is now: when, if ever, will the Jared Goff Lion Experience be stopped? So far, that hasn't happened, and they are 5-0. They got there even with Mahomes and Kelce struggling by their standards, although they were okay with 32 points combined. One family- cousins Marquise and Antonio Brown- carried them this week, and would have almost won the game without any other players in the lineup. If Marquise Brown continues to receive this target share, he could be another Dishnet34 steal, akin to Justin Jefferson last season. Their RB position looked to be a concern after the draft, but Leonard Fournette and Josh Jacobs have received enough volume to be effective. They combined for 31 points this week, which was more than enough to win. The team benefitted from matchup luck technically, but they would have beaten every other team except for one, so the 57 points in their points allowed will be a misleading stat. Right now, their Week 7 matchup against Bellwind High could be one of the most exciting match-ups in league history. It was a shockingly poor performance from iPump Plastic, who came into the matchup at 3-1. Only one position player, Matthew Stafford, scored over 10, but it was a poor showing still. Stafford scored 16, which was below his previous standard. Running-back looked to be one of the team's strengths after the draft, but that position group really struggled this week. Clyde Edwards-Helaire and Chase Edmonds combined for just 4 points, and Edwards-Helaire suffered a significant injury that will probably sideline him for a month or more. Joe Mixon was the highest scoring RB, but he was limited due to injury and scored under 10. WR was a tough position too, as Tyler Lockett and Adam Thielen have both regressed from their strong starts. The pair combined for only over 12, and Tyler Lockett's upside may now be capped with Russell Wilson's injury. Courtland Sutton is available on the bench to play at flex, and he looked good this week with over 20. Regardless, iPump Plastic will need to quickly return to form to stay competitive in a packed playoff race.

Atomic Pickles (AgentP) 130
Smokin' Jay's Cig Squad (Queso James) 90

Summary:
After a slow start, it appears the Pickles will be in the running for a playoff spot once again. Davante Adams propelled them to a huge win with a 31.5 point game- his best of the season yet. Rookie Ja'Marr Chase was also stellar on the opposite side of the same game, scoring 24.5 points including an incredible touchdown catch. Antonio Gibson had been used concerningly up to this point, but he finally broke out to score 20 points. Rookie Michael Carter's usage also looks quite promising, and the Jets RB scored 12.5 despite the team trailing for most of the game. Dak Prescott was solid yet again, scoring 20, and although Dallas is now a run-focused offense, Prescott has been efficient enough to still be a solid fantasy option. The only poor performances came from Terry McLaurin and Noah Fant. Scary Terry's showing was most surprising because he entered after a 27-point game the week before, and Washington trailed for most of the game. Noah Fant was also surprising, and his target share has decreased a bit. Even still, the Pickles won in more than comfortable fashion, and now occupy the league's 4th playoff spot. The Cig Squad fell to 2-3, and were hurt the most by another Saquon Barkley injury. Barkley was expected to score 20 points, but his immediate injury ruined what could've been a 110-115 point sort of performance. Despite this, their other RBs looked good, as Najee Harris and James Robinson each scored over 20 points. Their season could ultimately rely on AJ Brown. If Brown does not return to 2019/20 form, they could have capped upside going forward. Amari Cooper's health is also something to follow, but he is also in a loaded offense with many mouths to feed, so his volume could be capped as well. Right now, the main thing they need is positive injury news on the Barkley front, and they can go forward from there.

Bellwind High Football Club (MUFFINZ) 187
Los Angeles Aodgers (Kungfupandacam) 139

Summary:
Bellwind High set the league record for most points in a single game! And even further, they could have hit the seemingly impossible 200-point mark had they started Mark Andrews, but they can hardly be upset about that. Their lowest scorer was Miles Sanders, and he was the only non-kicker to score under 10 points. Tom Brady has been incredible at 44, and he nearly matched his age in points this week. Derrick Henry was also dominant, and he looks like he will have a good chance to win his third-straight MLBPPWORLD title- an incredible feat. Mike Williams is one of many Bellwind players who could claim to be the steal of the season. Williams was drafted 99th, but he is now a top-10 receiver and arguably Herbert's new #1 target. The team also easily afforded benching DK Metcalf and Darrell Henderson. In fact, their 112 points from the bench could have beaten a few teams in the league this week. As of right now, this team looks unstoppable, and will easily cruise to a playoff appearance. Los Angeles had horrible matchup luck, and they probably should have deserved to keep their playoff spot. Instead, they fell to 3-2. Justin Herbert was their standout, delivering a 42-point outing in his potential MVP campaign. Following Herbert, Austin Ekeler was also great, and Los Angeles will benefit from the other LA team's offensive explosion. Despite these showings, there were several disappointments. Mainly, the WR pairing of Stefon Diggs and Calvin Ridley would have been world-beating in 2020, but they have been massive let-downs so far this year. Another WR disappointment has been Allen Robinson, who has been excellent with QBs like Mitchell Trubisky and Blake Bortles in the past. He has really struggled with Justin Fields and Andy Dalton, as he is not getting many vertical-passing opportunities. They will need this core to step up, or else they will have limited upside this year.

Standings:
Alvin Lockhart Division
The Jared Goff Lion Experience 5-0
iPump Plastic 3-2
Detroit Phantoms 2-3
Team Griffith 2-3
Odd Year Magic 1-4

Gilgamesh Star Division
Bellwind High Football Club 4-1
Los Angeles Aodgers 3-2
Atomic Pickles 3-2
Smokin' Jay's Cig Squad 2-3
Break the Walls Down 0-5

Power Rankings (Based on Total Points Scored):
1. Bellwind High Football Club (726.5)
2. Detroit Phantoms (666)
3. The Jared Goff Lion Experience (646)
4. Los Angeles Aodgers (606)
5. Odd Year Magic (604)
6. Atomic Pickles (569.5)
7. Team Griffith (566)
8. Smokin' Jay's Cig Squad (540)
t.9. Break the Walls Down (535.5)
t.9. iPump Plastic (535.5)

Best of luck in Week 6!

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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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