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By Steven Van Tassell (@SteveVT33)
Due to scheduling changes because several NFL teams had a high number of players go on the COVID-19 reserve list, we ended up with five days of football during Week 15 (Thursday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday). That’s more than the usual three days per week and the four days that happen after the college football regular season is finished. Several weeks in the middle of the 2020 season ended up playing on four days as well. Three games were moved this week (Browns vs. Raiders, Seahawks vs. Rams and Football Team vs. Eagles) with two of them having to be moved to Tuesday. With games already scheduled for Thursday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday, we ended up with five days of NFL games.
As fun as it was for NFL fans to have that many games to watch over that many days, it wreaked havoc on Dynasty Owners in terms of player availability and lineup setting. Since it occurred during the holiday season with a bunch of other multi-day celebrations (12 Days of Christmas, 8 Days of Hannukah and 7 Days of Kwanzaa), it made me think about creating a song (or poem) to commemorate it. For everyone who celebrates Festivus and thinks that I’m leaving it out, remember that is only one day long because that’s what Frank Costanza decided. There is also the Feast of the Seven Fishes but again despite having seven in the title, it’s an Italian tradition, not a holiday and only a one-day celebration.
Regardless it’s on to the brand new Five Days of Football song (or poem if you prefer).
On the first day of football, the NFL gave to me.
Forty-one point one Dynasty Owner fantasy points from Travis Kelce.
On the second day of football, the NFL gave to me.
A victory over New England for the team from Indy.
On the third day of football, the NFL gave to me.
Three sets of games for a sense of normalcy.
On the fourth day of football, the NFL gave to me.
A pair of games that both featured three TDs.
On the fifth day of football, the NFL gave to me.
A match-up between 6-7 teams fighting for the playoffs, won by Philly.
I hope you enjoyed it and if not, don’t worry, I promise not to do it again unless we have a week in the future with six days of football. Trust me, it wasn’t easy to figure out things that rhymed on every day (even badly like I did).
Back to actually focusing on Dynasty Owner games. We still have two Dynasty Owners who are undefeated, the favorites to be their League Champion and still with a chance to win the Chase for the Ring. Let’s see how DynastyTradeSchool (Mad Minshew) and Detroit’s Finest are faring in the Chase for the Ring.
|Team Name||League||Week 15 Result||Chase Position||Change|
|DynastyTradeSchool (Mad Minshew)||27458||No Game||3rd||None|
|Detroit’s Finest||74733||No Game||11th||Up 2|
For the second consecutive week, DynastyTradeSchool (Mad Minshew) stayed in third place while Detroit’s Finest moved up two spots in the Chase for the Ring standings. They are now in 11th place after starting Week 15 off in 13th place. Both scored far more points than anyone else in their League who played in the first round of the playoffs. DynastyTradeSchool (Mad Minshew) added 196.8 Dynasty Owner fantasy points to their total for the year, while Detroit’s Finest added 169.4 Dynasty Owner fantasy points. DynastyTradeSchool (Mad Minshew) will have to face Deep Snap Gurus in their Week 16 playoff semi-final, while Detroit’s Finest will play against Ciricmc17.
Just like the first round of the playoffs, I will take suggestions for the Match-up of the Week for the playoff semi-finals, but will likely focus on some of the top rated teams in the Chase for the Ring. There is one team in the Top 5 of the Chase who has a playoff semi-final match-up against one of the few teams to defeat them this season, so that may be one of the match-ups highlighted. There may be additional games previewed as well, so if you are the underdog in a playoff semi-final game, but think you have a chance to win (or even the favorite and just want to see your team featured), let me know on Twitter (@SteveVT33).
All stats cited are based on the Standard Dynasty Owner scoring system as outlined in the updated Dynasty Owner Constitution. Standard Dynasty Owner scoring gives you .1 points for every yard rushing or receiving, .1 point for every 2 yards passing, 1 point per reception, 6 points for a rushing, receiving or passing touchdown and 2 points for a successful 2-point conversion (rushing, receiving, or passing). Interceptions or fumbles lost cost you 3 points, while a fumble that is recovered by the player’s team is a loss of only 1 point. Bonus points are available for 100-199 yards rushing (2 points), 200 yards rushing or receiving (6 points), 300-399 yards passing (1 point) and 400 yards passing (4 points). There is also a 3 point bonus for clutch scoring, which is a score that results in a lead change in the final two minutes of the 4th quarter or overtime. Kickoff and punt return touchdowns are worth 6 points for the player and kickoff and punt returns are worth 1 point for every 40 yards.
Standard Dynasty Owner scoring for kickers gives you 1 point for every extra point, while a missed extra point will cost you 1 point. It’s 2 points for a field goal of between 0 and 39 yards, 4 points for a field goal between 40 and 49 yards and 5 points for a field goal of 50 yards or longer. A missed field goal of between 0 and 39 yards will cost you 3 points, while a miss of 40 yards or more is a loss of 2 points.
For the purposes of this article, ADP and Dynasty Owner rostered percentage statistics were current as of the morning of December 22nd.
Dynasty Owner Player of the Week
Our first Dynasty Owner Player of the Week for the 2021 playoffs and fifteenth overall for the season isn’t a single player, but a pair who has been combining their talents for the past couple of years. It’s the Kansas City Chiefs QB-TE combination of: Patrick Mahomes and Travis Kelce
The Player of the Week award has been split between a QB and WR from the same team on two previous occasions. This is the first time that it has been split between a QB and TE. Not all of the passes thrown by Mahomes were caught by Kelce, but plenty of the important ones were, including two out of the three TDs and the game-winner in overtime. Mahomes scored 44.7 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (410 passing yards, 3 passing TDs, 32 rushing yards, 1 INT, 1 fumble lost, 1 2-pt. conversion) and had 7.0 bonus points (4.0 for over 400 yards passing and 3.0 for the clutch 34-yard TD pass to Kelce that won the game for Kansas City in overtime). Kelce caught 10 passes for 191 receiving yards and two TDs and scored 44.1 Dynasty Owner fantasy points. No bonus points for the receiving yards, but he did get the 3.0 point bonus for the clutch overtime TD reception. Anyone with this Kansas City QB-TE stack who had a match-up in the first round of the Dynasty Owner playoffs likely won and advanced to the playoff semi-finals in Week 16. Mahomes is the QB, so his stats are listed first. It’s always the QB who is listed first. In addition, he has a much higher salary ($45 million) and scored 0.6 more Dynasty Owner fantasy points.
Week 15 Points: 44.7
2021 Salary: $45,000,000
Cost per Point: $1,006,711
Travis Kelce is one of the highest paid TEs in the NFL, but he’s been the TE1 for the past two Dynasty Owner seasons and is in a close competition with Mark Andrews for TE1 this season. He’s earned every penny of his $14.3 million salary this season.
Week 15 Points: 44.1
2021 Salary: $14,312,500
Cost per Point: $324,751
Congratulations to both Patrick and Travis on splitting the Dynasty Owner Player of the Week honor and probably helping all of the teams who have both of you on their rosters to a victory in the first round of the Dynasty Owner playoffs. It’s the sixth award for Patrick and third one this season, but his first playoff honor. It’s the first one overall for Travis and he becomes only the second TE (along with Darren Waller) to win one.
Dynasty Owner Value Player of the Week
Because this is Dynasty Owner and we’re all looking for value from the players on our roster, we also have the Value Player of the Week. The first Dynasty Owner Value Player of the Week for the 2021 playoffs and fifteenth for the season is a surprising first-time winner: Tyler Huntley
Tyler Huntley started this week for Baltimore in place of Lamar Jackson and ended up winning his first Value of the Week honor. With a salary of just $780,000 and scoring 42.0 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (215 passing yards, 2 passing TDs, 73 rushing yards, 2 rushing TDs), Huntley ended up with the lowest cost per point amount of the season. He threw both TD passes to Mark Andrews who ends up as the runner-up for the second consecutive week with 35.6 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (10 receptions, 136 receiving yards, 2 receiving TDs). Andrews was the runner-up to Hunter Renfrow last week and should have won the Week 5 Value Player of the Week award. Despite not winning a weekly honor, Andrews is the TE1 for the season, ahead of Travis Kelce, and looks like he’s well on his way to being the Value Player of the Year. However, for Week 15, Huntley had more Dynasty Owner fantasy points for less salary ($780,000 to $863,290 for Andrews) and was the best value. His Dynasty Owner roster percentage jumped from 20.1% up to 60.4% before this week and should go higher in advance of Week 16. If you picked Huntley up off the Free Agent Auction this week (or even if you had him before this week), I hope you got the Value Player of the Week into your Dynasty Owner Starting lineup.
Week 15 Points: 42.0
2021 Salary: $780,000
Cost per Point: $18,571
Congratulations Tyler on the first Dynasty Owner Value Player of the Week honor of your career. Hopefully Mark Andrews forgives you for taking it away from him.
Next, we look at those players who should have been one of your Starters based on their performance in Week 15. These are players who might normally be on your Bench or Practice Squad, but likely weren’t Starters in Week 15 when they should have been and helped your team win its first round playoff match-up.
QB: Jared Goff (DET) – 28.8 points
While Tyler Huntley had far more points than Jared Goff, Huntley was the Value Player of the Week, so Goff gets listed in this section. Goff is still only on a few Dynasty Owner rosters (1.2% of Dynasty Owner leagues) and likely wasn’t in anyone Starting lineup (or at least not for anyone with a first round playoff match-up). Week 15 was the Lions’ second victory in three weeks and the second time that Goff has been in this space. He had 28.8 Dynasty Owner fantasy points against Arizona with a pretty boring stat line of 216 passing yards and 3 passing TDs. Unlike Huntley, he didn’t have any rushing attempts or TDs. He did have a victory over a 10-win team while Huntley wasn’t able to defeat the Green Bay Packers. Goff is unlikely to get picked up off the Free Agent Auction in any Dynasty Owner leagues in advance of the Week 16 playoff semi-finals, but did play well enough to be in Starting lineups in Week 15.
RB: Duke Johnson (MIA) – 27.7 points
Dolphins Head Coach Brian Flores must have learned his lessons about RB usage from Bill Belichick. While he has a healthy lead RB in Myles Gaskin, it seems like he’s not happy with him and won’t trust him as so every week. This makes it difficult to rely on any Dolphins RB on a weekly basis, even one as inexpensive as Gaskin ($651,694). While Gaskin has a Value Player of the Week honor this season and played in all 14 games, he has yet to top 100 yards rushing in a single game and wasn’t the top rushing RB for the Dolphins twice earlier in the season. Recently, the Dolphins picked up Phillip Lindsay off waivers and played him immediately. This week, they had to promote Duke Johnson off the practice squad due to having three RBs on the COVID-19 reserve list early in the week. Johnson ended up playing more snaps than Gaskin and getting the first 100 yard rushing game of the season for the Dolphins. He had 27.7 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (107 rushing yards, 2 rushing TDs, 1 reception, 20 receiving yards) and was the RB1 for the first week of the Dynasty Owner playoffs. As he still has his $5.2 million contract from last season in effect due to being promoted from the Dolphins’ practice squad, he was only on 4.7% of Dynasty Owner rosters and likely in few Dynasty Owner Starting lineups.
WR: Gabriel Davis (BUF) – 25.5 points
In a breakout game long awaited by his Dynasty Owners, Gabriel Davis led the Buffalo Bills in receptions (5) and receiving yards (85) this week and had two TDs for a total of 25.5 Dynasty Owner fantasy points. Davis was drafted ahead of every other Bills’ receiver, except Stefon Diggs, with an ADP of 137.0 in Dynasty Owner start-up drafts. He was even chosen ahead of TE Dawson Knox on average (ADP 163.3 for Knox) despite a slightly higher salary ($998,595 for Davis vs. $880,400 for Knox). Davis had scored more than 10.0 Dynasty Owner fantasy points a total of 12 weeks in his two years in the NFL, including five times this season, but had never scored 20.0 or more until now. Davis likely helped the Dynasty Owners who had him in their Starting lineup to a victory in the first round of the playoffs and could be helpful in the playoff semi-finals as fellow Bills WR Cole Beasley is on the COVID-19 reserve list and has to stay there for 10 days since he is unvaccinated. That means Beasley will automatically be out for Week 16 of the NFL regular season and open up more opportunities for Davis. Hopefully all of the Dynasty Owners who drafted Davis so highly this season had him in their Starting lineup this week.
TE: Foster Moreau (LV) – 13.5 points
Darren Waller has been out of the Raiders’ lineup since Week 13 and at the beginning of his injury hiatus, lots of people were mentioning Foster Moreau as a viable replacement. This was largely because Moreau scored 18.0 Dynasty Owner fantasy points back in Week 7 against Philadelphia when Waller was out. Moreau finally turned in the performance his Dynasty Owners have been waiting for here in Week 15 against Cleveland with 13.5 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (7 receptions for 65 receiving yards). That put him behind only six of the best TEs in the NFL (Travis Kelce, Mark Andrews, Hunter Henry, Dalton Schultz, Dallas Goedert, and George Kittle). It was also more than the 10.0 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (5 receptions for 50 receiving yards) that he had scored in the three previous games. Hopefully his Dynasty Owners were patient and waited the extra two days for the Browns-Raiders game to be played and had Moreau in their Starting lineup.
Honorable mention to another TE playing on Monday night, Cole Kmet of the Chicago Bears. Kmet was a high Dynasty Owner draft pick this season (ADP 121.2) and hasn’t played up to that lofty selection. He is currently TE20 on the Dynasty Owner season, but was the 14th TE drafted overall. In the first nine games of the season, Kmet had 56.4 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (6.3 points per game) and only one game with more than 10.0 Dynasty Owner fantasy points. In his past five games, including Week 15, he has scored 41.6 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (8.3 points per game) with two games with more than 10.0 Dynasty Owner fantasy points. This week, he had 13.1 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (6 receptions for 71 receiving yards). Kmet still hasn’t scored a TD yet this season, while the other TEs on the Bears roster have scored a total of five (two each by Jimmy Graham and Jesper Horsted and one by Jesse James). Horsted had the only Bears’ TD in Week 15, but only 8.9 Dynasty Owner fantasy points. Despite the lack of a TD, Kmet was the Bears’ TE to have in your Dynasty Owner Starting lineup.
K: Ka’imi Fairbairn (HOU) – 15.0 points
In easily his best game of the 2021 season, Ka’imi Fairbairn got to attempt six kicks and made them all in the Texans’ 30-16 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 15. It was the most attempts for Fairbairn in a single game this season. He has two games without an attempt this season, a Blutarsky (0.0 Dynasty Owner fantasy points) four times and had -1.0 Dynasty Owner fantasy points in Week 5 against New England when he missed two PAT attempts and a 56-yard FG. He made all six of his kicks this week (FGs of 25, 51 and 52 yards plus 3 PATs) to score a total of 15.0 Dynasty Owner fantasy points. He could technically qualify as a Free Agent Auction target as he is only on a roster in 13% of Dynasty Owner leagues and has a $4.4 million salary. However, that salary is third highest which is a lot to pay for the #28 ranked kicker this season. If you are one of the few Dynasty Owners with him on your roster and had a first round playoff or Loser’s bracket tournament game, hopefully he was in your Starting lineup.
Honorable mention to another kicker on a really bad NFL team who had a really good week, Riley Patterson of the Detroit Lions. Patterson has only kicked in four games for the Lions, but they have won twice and both times, he had double-digit Dynasty Owner fantasy points. Just like Fairbairn, he made all six of his kicks this week (3 FGs of 37, 45 and 47 yards plus 3 PATs), but had two fewer Dynasty Owner fantasy points with 13.0. He was a far better value as his contract is only $660,000 and he’s available in a majority of Dynasty Owner leagues (43.2% rostered). Will he be part of the Free Agent Auction targets from Jay Pounds? Check out his article or video for this week, or tune into the Livestream at 4 PM on Wednesday to find out. Either way, he should have been in your Dynasty Owner Starting lineup in Week 15.
Players Who Should Have Been on the Bench or Practice Squad
For every player who should have been in your Starting lineup but wasn’t, we have at least one highly drafted or highly ranked player who probably was in your Starting lineup, but would have been better left on your Bench or Practice Squad. Here are some likely Starters who scored only a few or negative Dynasty Owner fantasy points in Week 15 when plenty of Dynasty Owners really could have used them to play well. All of them should have been riding your Dynasty Owner Bench or hanging out on the Practice Squad.
QB: Tom Brady (TB) – 4.9 points
He’s still the G.O.A.T. and the top scorer in Dynasty Owner this season, but Tom Brady had himself an extremely poor outing against New Orleans with only 4.9 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (214 passing yards, 2 rushing yards, 1 INT, 1 fumble lost). It was his worst outing of the season and second worst as a Buccaneer, after his 1.4 Dynasty Owner fantasy point performance back in Week 9 of 2020. That performance was also against New Orleans and he’s now 0-3 in the regular season versus the Saints as the Buccaneers’ QB. He beat them in the NFL playoffs last year, when it really counts though. Unfortunately for his Dynasty Owners who were playing in the first round of the Dynasty Owner playoffs, he turned in a terrible performance when it really counted for them. It’s doubtful that any Dynasty Owners had him on their Bench, instead of the Starting lineup since he’s the overall #1 player, but hopefully you either did or won your first round match-up despite the poor game from the G.O.A.T.
Dishonorable mention to New York Giants QB Mike Glennon. Glennon and his Dynasty Owners probably wish that he hadn’t cleared concussion protocols in time for the Giants’ game against Dallas on Sunday. If he hadn’t played, then he wouldn’t have scored -4.1 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (99 passing yards, 3 INTs) this week and been pulled for Jake Fromm late in the fourth quarter. Glennon is rostered in over half (50.9%) of Dynasty Owner leagues and hopefully none of those Dynasty Owners actually used him in either their Starting lineup (or had him on their Bench either) this week.
RB: Najee Harris (PIT) – 4.6 points and Cordarrelle Patterson (ATL) – 4.3 points
It was hard to decide which performance this week was worse between Najee Harris and Cordarrelle Patterson. Both are Top 10 RBs who had helped their Dynasty Owners all season, then ended up scoring less than 5.0 Dynasty Owner fantasy points. Hopefully most of their Dynasty Owners did well enough to avoid having a first round game, so the 4.6 Dynasty Owner fantasy point performance (18 rushing yards, 2 receptions, 8 receiving yards) from RB4 Najee Harris and the very similar 4.3 Dynasty Owner fantasy point performance (18 rushing yards, 2 receptions, 5 receiving yards) from RB7 Cordarrelle Patterson didn’t hurt their Dynasty Owners too badly. Both of them were likely in your Starting lineup, but hopefully it was just to get your team points for the Chase for the Ring, not to determine if your team won a first round playoff game.
Dishonorable mentions to a pair of Top 25 RBs (Alvin Kamara at RB12 and Darrell Henderson at RB21) who also didn’t score as many Dynasty Owner fantasy points as anticipated and hopefully ended up on your Bench instead of your Starting lineup. Since Henderson had missed the two previous games, played on Tuesday night and only came off the COVID-19 reserve list on Saturday, some Dynasty Owners may have been worried enough to keep him on their Bench and didn’t have his 4.7 Dynasty Owner fantasy point effort (23 rushing yards, 2 receptions, 4 receiving yards) in their Starting lineup. Kamara was less likely to be on your Bench as he had come back at full strength the previous week. However, some Dynasty Owners may have seen the Buccaneers on the Saints’ schedule and sought out another option. That would have meant his 5.1 Dynasty Owner fantasy point performance (18 rushing yards, 2 receptions, 13 receiving yards) would have only been on their Bench. There were a few other Top 25 RBs with less than 10.0 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (Joe Mixon – 7.0 points, James Conner – 9.0 points, Melvin Gordon – 7.1 points, Myles Gaskin – 5.4 points and Darrel Williams – 1.2 points) and hopefully none of them cost your Dynasty Owner team its first round playoff game.
WR: Ja’Marr Chase (CIN) – 1.3 points
He’s still a top 10 WR in Dynasty Owner and the top rookie WR, but this week was a struggle for Chase as he only scored 1.3 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (1 reception for 3 receiving yards) in the Bengals 15-10 victory over the Broncos. It ended up being a Tyler Boyd game (20.6 Dynasty Owner fantasy points) for the Bengals and while Chase was targeted four times by QB Joe Burrow, he only reeled in one of those targets. Other top WRs had poor games, like Jerry Jeudy and Julio Jones who both had Blutarskys (0.0 Dynasty Owner fantasy points), Michael Pittman who got ejected with just 1.7 Dynasty Owner fantasy points for the game, and Chase Claypool who had 1.9 Dynasty Owner fantasy points. Jeudy, Jones and Claypool are outside of the Top 24 WRs so they may not have been in your Starting lineup, while Chase was probably there based on his performance for the entire season.
TE: Tyler Conklin (MIN) – 1.7 points
Conklin was on the edge of being a Starter for Dynasty Owner teams this week as the overall TE16. With Darren Waller and T.J. Hockenson out, it wasn’t too much of a stretch to imagine Dynasty Owners with Conklin as their starter this week in his match-up with the Chicago Bears. Hopefully you had one of the top TEs who did really well this week and didn’t have to put Conklin who only scored 1.7 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (1 reception for 7 receiving yards) in your Starting lineup. He didn’t have many chances to do much as Justin Jefferson was targeted on 10 out of the 22 times that Kirk Cousins threw the ball towards his teammates (not the horrendous INT that he threw near absolutely none of them). Conklin was much better suited to being on the Bench for Dynasty Owners in the first round of the playoffs.
K: Ryan Succop (TB) – -2.0 points
While Succop was outside of the top 12 kickers in Dynasty Owner, anyone with him in their Starting lineup, or on the Bench ended up with negative points for $4 million in salary. None of the top kickers had fewer than 4.0 Dynasty Owner fantasy points and they made all of their kicks and aren’t really worthy of being here. In fact, there were few missed kicks this week (six FGs and two PATs, both by Greg Zuerlein of the Cowboys) and Succop’s missed 45-yard FG for Tampa Bay was one of them. Since Tampa Bay was shut out, it was his only opportunity of the week and so, he ended up with -2.0 Dynasty Owner fantasy points. Hopefully, Succop was on your Practice Squad in the first round of the playoffs and his negative point performance didn’t hurt your Dynasty Owner team.
Dishonorable mention to Panthers kicker Zane Gonzalez who injured his quadriceps in pre-game warmups and was unable to kick and thus scored zero Dynasty Owner fantasy points. The injury was so late that many Dynasty Owners with Gonzalez on their teams likely didn’t hear the news in time to take him out of their lineups. Usually, players who get injured aren’t included here, but due to the lateness of the injury and the fact that it didn’t happen during the game, it warranted mentioning.
Dynasty Owner Playoff Match-up of the Week Recap #1 – The Road Warriors vs. Ruff Ryders Inc.
All of the optimistism in the world wasn’t enough for Ruff Ryders Inc. to overcome the early lead that The Road Warriors got off to after last Thursday night (123.5 to 9.0). They ended up losing to the #2 team in the Chase for the Ring in the first round of the League #27449 playoffs by a final score of 206.75 to 150.23.
As mentioned in the Week 15 preview article, The Road Warriors had jumped out to a big lead behind co-Player of the Week Travis Kelce (44.1 Dynasty Owner fantasy points), Tyreek Hill (32.8 Dynasty Owner fantasy points), Justin Herbert (28.4 Dynasty Owner fantasy points) and Austin Ekeler (18.2 Dynasty Owner fantasy points). They kept piling on the points with only kicker Tyler Bass having fewer than 10.0 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (6.0 points). Their lowest scoring position player was Justin Jefferson with 14.7 Dynasty Owner fantasy points and five of the players on their Bench had 10.0 or more points as well.
Ruff Ryders Inc. acquitted themselves nicely by scoring 150.23 Dynasty Owner fantasy points) despite having Ja’Marr Chase (1.3 Dynasty Owner fantasy points) and Allen Lazard (4.8 Dynasty Owner fantasy points) contribute little to their cause. Even if they had swapped out their higher scoring Bench WRs (Gabriel Davis who had 25.5 Dynasty Owner fantasy points and Marquez Callaway who had 17.2 Dynasty Owner fantasy points), they still would have fallen short by 29.07 Dynasty Owner fantasy points. Aaron Rodgers led Ruff Ryders Inc. in scoring with 32.5 Dynasty Owner fantasy points and Brandin Cooks had 29.2 Dynasty Owner fantasy points.
The season is over for Ruff Ryders Inc., while The Road Warriors have a match-up with Who Dat Nation in the Week 16 playoff semi-finals. If The Road Warriors can win that game, they could face the top seed in League #27449 and the team that has beaten them twice in the regular season, DynastyTradeSchool (Mad Minshew) who sit in 65th place right now in the Chase for the Ring standings with their team in this League.
Dynasty Owner Playoff Match-up of the Week Recap #2 – Super Mario Bros. vs. Goff Balls
In a game that was pretty close to the score of their regular season match-up, Goff Balls defeated Super Mario Bros. in the first round of the League #34636 playoffs by a score of 151.23 to 113.75. The score was similar, but the winner was different. Goff Balls also scored very close to their projected score of 153.38 Dynasty Owner fantasy points, while Super Mario Bros. fell short by nearly 20.0 points.
Goff Balls were led by Travis Kelce and his 44.1 Dynasty Owner fantasy points from Thursday night. They also got 26.9 Dynasty Owner fantasy points from Josh Allen and 18.9 Dynasty Owner fantasy points from Deebo Samuel. Chase Claypool was the only really poor performer in Goff Balls’ Starting lineup with just 1.9 Dynasty Owner fantasy points. On the other side, Super Mario Bros. close the gap from Thursday night, but still fell short. Both of their Starting WRs scored well below their projections (Michael Pittman with 1.7 Dynasty Owner fantasy points and Tee Higgins with 4.3 Dynasty Owner fantasy points). Jonathan Taylor was the leading scorer for Super Mario Bros. with 25.0 Dynasty Owner fantasy points, while Dallas Goedert added 20.5 Dynasty Owner fantasy points. Goedert would have needed to be the Dynasty Owner Player of the Week in order to have scored Super Mario Bros. enough points to win.
Goff Balls now get to face War Eagles in the Week 16 playoff semi-finals, while Super Mario Bros. are done for the season. Goff Balls improved their Chase for the Ring position by 51 spots, moving up from 200th place to 149th place.
Chase for the Ring Leaderboard
While teams like Goff Balls moved up in the Chase for the Ring standings and two teams per league got knocked out of the standings altogether, there was no change in the Top 10 for the first time this season. All of the same teams who were in the Top 10 last week are still there with four changes in position.
As we can see, only The Road Warriors have played 15 games this season. It’s 14 for everyone else as they all had a bye in the first round of the playoffs. They still had to set a Starting lineup and Bench to accumulate Dynasty Owner fantasy points during the Five Days of Football, but didn’t have the stress of needing to win a game like The Road Warriors did. The four teams at the top didn’t change positions, but The Road Warriors and DynastyTradeSchool (Mad Minshew) both gained ground on SKOL Vikings (League #31927) in terms of points. Havana Club 79 remained in fourth place, but fell further behind on points.
SKOL Vikings (League #31831) moved back one spot into sixth place, while juan blanco moved up one spot to overtake them for fifth place. ODBs jumped two spots up to eighth place, while John Boy’s Bolts dropped back from eighth place into tenth place. It’ll be interesting to see if any of these Top 10 teams lose in the playoff semi-finals and drop out of the Chase standings entirely, or if they all stay in place and competing for the Ring.
All of these teams are back in action in Week 16 with playoff semi-final match-ups. Their spots in the Regular Season Leaderboard are locked in place for all time, but the Championship Contenders standings are still up in the air for two more weeks and a lot can change in that time.
It’s time to start looking forward to the semi-finals of the Dynasty Owner playoffs. The Five Days of Football are over, and we will have games on Thursday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday as usual at this time of the season – just none on Tuesday (as of right now). A few NFL teams have the opportunity to clinch their berth in the playoffs and join Green Bay who is the only team to do so right now. Five teams have been eliminated from the NFL playoff race (Jacksonville Jaguars, Detroit Lions, Houston Texans, New York Jets and Chicago Bears) but still have games to play.
In Dynasty Owner, only four teams per League have the opportunity to be crowned their League Champion and four teams still can get the extra first round pick (1.13) in next year’s rookie draft by winning the Loser’s bracket tournament. The other four teams are done playing games. All of the top Dynasty Owner teams will have games and it’ll be interesting to see the movement and changes in the Chase for the Ring standings. Depending on how the top players perform in Week 16 of the NFL regular season, we could see significant changes or not many at all. After this week, four more Dynasty Owner teams will be eliminated and only four will remain.
Regardless of their playoff status, all Dynasty Owners will get the following content this week and those still alive in the playoffs and Loser’s bracket tournament can use the information to help them win their Week 16 game. It’s a different schedule than usual due to the Tuesday games. On Wednesday afternoon, Jay Pounds will discuss the top free agents available during the Livestream and then his Free Agent Auction targets article and video will be available for everyone. Matt Morrison – The Jerk had his article about the WRs and TEs nominees for Value Player of the Year released on Tuesday afternoon and the video was posted on Wednesday around Noon. He will be back on Thursday afternoon with his Thursday Night Football preview. My article and video previewing the rest of the weekly slate of games will appear on Friday in advance of the Christmas holiday and games on Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Check it out to see how my Week 15 recommendations fared and what teams are featured in the playoff semi-final Match-ups of the Week. Finally, Jay’s Monday Night Football preview article comes out on Monday afternoon to cap off the second week of the Dynasty Owner playoffs.
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