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Dynasty Owner 2022 Season Final Week Recap: Finally!

By Steven Van Tassell (@SteveVT33)

Finally, everything is over. Most importantly, it appears that Damar Hamlin is doing better. He is finally off of a ventilator, has spoken, posted messages on Twitter during the Bills-Patriots game on Sunday afternoon and has been moved to a hospital in Buffalo to continue his recovery. Everything else is less important than the fact that he is making progress and will hopefully continue to improve and get better.

After everything that happened at the end of the season, we finally have our 2022 Dynasty Owner Chase for the Ring Champion.

Congratulations to Rudy and his Dynasty|Trade|School (D|T|S) team from League #27458!

Rudy finally climbed the mountain and won the Ring. This team from League #27458 had won their League Championship in both 2020 and 2021 and finished third overall in the Chase for the Ring in both seasons, but finally conquered the final milestone and is our Chase for the Ring Champion. Enjoy celebrating this honor with your family and friends, figuring out your ring size and your trip to receive your Ring and visit the Pro Football Hall of Fame. You completely deserve to join our previous Chase for the Ring Champions (Jeff, Viktor and Eddie) as the best of the best dynasty fantasy football players in the world.

The NFL regular season is also over, and we have our NFL playoff matchups determined. In the end, the NFL finally cancelled the Week 17 Bills-Bengals game after a few days and figured out modifications to the AFC playoffs to compensate for the Bills and Bengals playing one fewer game than the other AFC playoff teams.

Last, but certainly not least, due to the unfortunate and unprecedented situation, Dynasty Owner decided to use the Week 18 game statistics for all Bills and Bengals players in Dynasty Owner Starting lineups and Bench lineups for the final week of the Dynasty Owner season. All games (Championship, third place and Loser’s Bracket Tournament) used those statistics and winners of the match-ups have finally been declared. Thank you to all of the Dynasty Owners who have shown immense patience and understanding while Dynasty Owner made this decision, responded to the question about the right decision for Dynasty Owner to make and everyone at Dynasty Owner who worked tirelessly to make everything work out and get done correctly.

Undefeated Dynasty Owner Teams Heading into the Final Week

While Rudy won the Chase for the Ring, his Dynasty|Trade|School (D|T|S) team was actually not undefeated. They lost one game way back in Week 3 to OU DNA by a score of 155.18 to 133.00.

At the start of the 2022 Dynasty Owner playoffs, we had 6 undefeated teams. None had a game in the first round of the playoffs and only one team (juan blanco) lost in the semi-finals. Heading into the final week of the Dynasty Owner playoffs, we had 5 undefeated teams. All of them were looking to join the exclusive club of undefeated Dynasty Owner teams from past seasons (New York’s Strongest from the 2019 beta season and DynastyTradeSchool (Mad Minshew) in League #27458 and Detroit’s Finest in League #74733 from the 2021 season). Let’s look at our 5 undefeated teams and see how they did in the final week.

Team NameLeagueFinal Week ResultFinal Chase PositionChange
Blaze’s Backyard Burners28287Won2ndNone
Stayner34654LostOutOut
The Oracle 🙌71014Won4thUp 2
HawkNation27465Won8thUp 4
All Outta Bubble Gum156854LostOutOut

In the end, three teams (Blaze’s Backyard Burners, The Oracle 🙌 and HawkNation) ended up undefeated. All three teams also ended up in the top 10 of the Chase for the Ring Leaderboard. More on that later on. Unfortunately, Stayner and All Outta Bubble Gum lost their Championship finals game and did not end the 2022 Dynasty Owner season undefeated.

All three of our undefeated teams had to hold off tough challenges from their opponents to win with two out of the three match-ups being decided by less than 5.0 points and 6.28 points being the widest margin of victory. Both of the undefeated teams that lost were defeated by margins of more than 10.0 points.

Blaze’s Backyard Burners won a tough, close matchup against Box Score Fact Checker by a score of 161.88 to 155.60 to win the League #28287 title. They didn’t score enough points to catch Dynasty|Trade|School (D|T|S) for first place in the Chase for the Ring. Find out in our final look at the top 10 in the Chase for the Ring how many more points they needed to win the Ring.

Stayner was in third place after Week 16, but lost in their League #34654 final to jaxjam by a score of 187.01 to 132.77. With the upset victory, jaxjam finished in 92nd place on the final Chase for the Ring Leaderboard despite a 7-7 regular season record. Stayner had both Justin Jefferson ($3,280,701) and Tee Higgins ($2,171,696) underperform significantly with only 2.5 and 1.7 Dynasty Owner fantasy points respectively, while jaxjam had everyone in their Starting lineup, except their kicker, score double-digit Dynasty Owner fantasy points.

The Oracle 🙌 won and moved up into fourth place after their extremely close 173.70 to 172.45 victory over Mad Rabbit in League #71014. The Oracle 🙌 were able to overcome the 54.7 Dynasty Owner fantasy points from Mike Evans ($16,500,000) and 34.8 Dynasty Owner fantasy points from Patrick Mahomes ($45,000,000) in the Starting lineup for Mad Rabbit. Mad Rabbit had four players in their Starting lineup with less than 10.0 Dynasty Owner fantasy points that kept them from the upset victory. Christian McCaffrey ($16,015,875), Austin Ekeler ($6,125,000) and Davante Adams ($28,000,000) all had more than 30.0 Dynasty Owner fantasy points to lead The Oracle 🙌 in scoring and Joe Burrow ($9,047,534) got just enough points (14.7 Dynasty Owner fantasy points) for them to win and stay undefeated.

HawkNation also remained undefeated by defeating PACKER-H8TER by a score of 151.08 to 148.73. HawkNation had Christian McCaffrey and Davante Adams lead them in Starting lineup scoring, but a weak Bench that only scored a total of 45.5 points (adding only 11.38 points to their final score) almost cost them the victory and an undefeated season. PACKER-H8TER needed just a few more points from Ja’Marr Chase ($7,704,910) and Devin Singletary ($974,500) in Week 18 to win, but fell short by 2.35 points when they scored a combined 22.9 points (22.6 Dynasty Owner fantasy points in the Starting lineup for Chase and 1.2 Dynasty Owner fantasy points on the Bench for Singletary).

Finally, All Outta Bubble Gum were defeated by a score of 169.98 to 158.93 by Tick Tock Times Up in the League #156854 finals. Both teams had four players with more than 20.0 Dynasty Owner fantasy points in their Starting lineup. All Outta Bubble Gum had a very small 0.8 point advantage from those players. It was so close that the match-up came down to kickers. All Outta Bubble Gum had a Blutarsky (0.0 Dynasty Owner fantasy points) from their Starting kicker Greg Joseph ($2,433,000) and -3.0 Dynasty Owner fantasy points from their Bench kicker Ryan Succop ($4,000,000). Kickers matters as Tick Tock Times Up got 10.75 points from their kickers and would have lost by a slim margin of 0.45 points (159.68 to 159.23) without them.

Congratulations to our new undefeated teams on joining the small number of Dynasty Owner teams to accomplish that special feat for an entire Dynasty Owner season.

For the purposes of this article, all statistics, ADP and Dynasty Owner roster percentages were current as of the afternoon of January 9th.

Dynasty Owner Player of the Week

Our final Dynasty Owner Player of the Week for the 2022 season is actually not a single player, but a veteran combination who have each won the Player of the Week award individually twice. Now, they add a third honor together in an important game for their team and their Dynasty Owners. The winners are Mike Evans and Tom Brady.

Let’s talk about Mike Evans first as he had the most points of the two winners in Tampa Bay’s win and get into the playoffs game in Week 17. Evans did more than required to finally help Tampa Bay get into the NFL playoffs with a career best game of 54.7 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (10 receptions, 207 receiving yards, 3 TDs). He received the 6.0 point bonus for having over 200 receiving yards and that catapulted him to share the Dynasty Owner Player of the Week honor with his QB. Evans had won this award twice back in 2019 with Jameis Winston ($14,000,000) as his QB in Tampa Bay, but never with Brady and never in the Dynasty Owner playoffs. Evans outscored himself from both prior Player of the Week winning efforts.

Final Week Points: 54.7

2022 Salary: $16,500,000

Cost per Point: $301,645

Congratulations to Mike on winning your third Dynasty Owner Player of the Week honor and your first one since 2019.

The G.O.A.T. Tom Brady ($15,000,000) is sharing this award with Evans, and it is also his third career honor. Brady has won the Player of the Week award once in each of his seasons in Tampa Bay, but it’s his first honor during the Dynasty Owner playoffs. Brady had 52.0 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (432 passing yards, 4 rushing yards, 4 TDs, 1 2-pt. conversion) in the Buccaneers’ Week 17 NFC South division title clinching victory over the Carolina Panthers. It wasn’t the highest scoring game for him in Dynasty Owner’s four year history as he had 55.8 Dynasty Owner fantasy points back in Week 5 of the 2021 season, but he didn’t win Player of the Week.

Final Week Points: 52.0

2022 Salary: $15,000,000

Cost per Point: $288,462

Congratulations to Tom on winning your third Dynasty Owner Player of the Week honor and being the third player to win this honor in three consecutive seasons. The others are Patrick Mahomes who has won it in all four seasons and Josh Allen ($43,005,667) who has also won it each of the past three seasons.

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 final Dynasty Owner Value Player of the Week did it the same way as our Week 16 winner. Just like Gardner Minshew ($677,721), he didn’t get his first start of the 2022 season until this week. Our winner in the finals of the Dynasty Owner playoffs is Jarrett Stidham.

This was Stidham’s first start and twelfth appearance in his fourth year in the NFL. In his 11 career appearances in relief, he had only scored 17.5 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (342 passing yards, 5 rushing yards, 2 TDs, 4 INTs). He nearly doubled that total in Week 17 with 33.6 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (365 passing yards, 34 rushing yards, 3 TDs, 2 INTs, 1 fumble). Stidham had more points in his first start than Raiders QB Derek Carr ($25,000,000) had in any game for the entire 2022 season. When Stidham was announced as the Raiders’ starting QB, you could imagine Dynasty Owners moving as fast as possible to take some Raiders’ players out of their Starting lineups and moving them to the Bench or at the minimum, downgrading their expectations.

Final Week Points: 33.6

2022 Salary: $788,423

Cost per Point: $23,465

Congratulations Jarrett on winning the Dynasty Owner Value Player of the Week award in your first NFL start. It was probably his last chance to finally win since he’s a free agent at the end of the season and unlikely to have a low enough salary to win it again.

Week 17 Preview Article Recommendations

The 2022 Dynasty Owner season is finally finished. As a result, we’ll have to recap the Starter recommendations for the final week of the season here and see how they worked out (Good, Bad or Just Ok):

QB: Desmond Ridder (ATL – $1,340,740) – 6.3 (Bad recommendation)

RB: Chuba Hubbard (CAR – $1,048,294) – 8.5 (Just Ok recommendation)

WR: Jahan Dotson (WAS – $3,762,090) – 6.7 (Bad recommendation)

TE: Jordan Akins (HOU – $1,035,000) – 5.8 (Bad recommendation)

This was a terrible finish to a terrible year for Starting lineup recommendations. None of the players recommended had double-digit Dynasty Owner fantasy points and Chuba Hubbard was Just Ok with 8.5 Dynasty Owner fantasy points because he was right near the bottom of the scoring for FLEX starters in the final week of the Dynasty Owner playoffs. Most other weeks, that would have been a Bad recommendation. Believe it or not, at least five other starting QBs this week were worse than Desmond Ridder and his 6.3 Dynasty Owner fantasy points, but that’s not enough and the recommendation was Bad. I shouldn’t have trusted Carson Wentz ($32,000,000) to do well enough to lift Jahan Dotson to another solid week and Dotson’s 6.7 Dynasty Owner fantasy points was another Bad recommendation. Finally, Jordan Akins was actually the second best receiver for the Texans, but since he had just 5.8 Dynasty Owner fantasy points, it was a Bad recommendation and a testament to the sorry state of the Texans’ offense.

Overall, I finished the season with only 31% Good, 56% Bad and 12% Just Ok recommendations. The playoffs were worse with just two Good recommendations (17%), three Just Ok recommendations (25%) and seven Bad recommendations (58%).

The Bench recommendations have better than the Starting lineup recommendations throughout the 2022 season. With the poor finish to the season for the Starting lineup recommendations, hopefully the same is true for the final week of the Dynasty Owner season. Here’s how the Bench recommendations worked out (Good, Bad or Just Ok).

QB: Geno Smith (SEA – $3,500,000) – 21.9 (Just Ok recommendation)

RB: Josh Jacobs (LV – $2,983,350) – 19.5 (Bad recommendation)

WR: Christian Kirk (JAC – $18,000,000) – 4.1 (Good recommendation)

TE: Tyler Higbee (LAR – $7,250,000) – 4.1 (Good recommendation)

Let’s start off with the positives and mention the two Good recommendations. Both Christian Kirk and Tyler Higbee only scored 4.1 Dynasty Owner fantasy points each. While Geno Smith had more Dynasty Owner fantasy points than in Week 16 (21.9 in Week 17 vs. 15.3 in Week 16), the results were the same – a Just Ok recommendation as he finished as QB13. The only Bad recommendation was Josh Jacobs who performed well, but not as well as Jarrett Stidham. Still, Jacobs was a top 12 RB and recommending him for your Bench was Bad.

Overall, I finished the season with more Good (46%) than Bad (41%) recommendations and the remaining 13% being Just Ok recommendations. The playoffs were consistent with two Good recommendations plus one Just Ok and one Bad recommendation per playoff round for a total of 50% Good, 25% Just Ok and 25% Bad recommendations. Slightly better than the season-long recommendations and much better than the Starting lineup recommendations overall and for the playoffs.

Players Who Should Have Been Starters This Week

Now, we look at players who should have been one of your Starters based on their performance in the final week of the Dynasty Owner season. These are players who were more likely to be on your Bench or Practice Squad when they should have been in your Starting lineup.

QB: Deshaun Watson (CLE – $46,000,000) – 29.5 points

After a rough start to his 2022 season, Deshaun Watson finally had a performance worthy of his $46 million salary in Week 17 of the NFL season. Watson had only scored 54.0 Dynasty Owner fantasy points in his first four games as Cleveland’s starting QB (13.5 points per game). However, he more than doubled that average in Week 17 against Washington with 29.5 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (169 passing yards, 31 rushing yards, 3 TDs). It was the first game that Watson had with multiple TDs and just his second turnover-free game. Not sure how many of his Dynasty Owners (67.66% rostered) made it to their league finals and ended up having Watson in their Starting lineup. He was more likely to be there for Dynasty Owners in a third place or Loser’s Bracket Tournament games. If Dynasty Owners had Watson as their Starting QB in the final week, their patience with him was finally rewarded with his best game of the season.

RB: JaMycal Hasty (JAC – $895,000) – 17.6 points

Hasty had his second Starting lineup worthy performance this season in the final week of the 2022 Dynasty Owner season with 17.6 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (33 rushing yards, 6 receptions, 23 receiving yards, 1 TD). Since Jacksonville defeated Houston by a 31-3 score, it may be assumed that his scoring came in garbage time at the end of the game. That’s not completely true as he had a 5-yard TD run in the first quarter. However, he did have more Dynasty Owner fantasy points in the second half (10.0) than the first half (7.6). It doesn’t matter when he scored those points as they all count the same. Not too many Dynasty Owners likely trusted Hasty in the final week of the Dynasty Owner season, but if they did, it was a great Starting lineup decision.

WR: Jalen Nailor (MIN – $960,165) – 17.9 points

This spot goes to Nailor based on his garbage time 47-yard TD pass from Kirk Cousins ($33,000,000) that cut the Vikings’ deficit to 31 points in their eventual 41-17 loss to the Green Bay Packers. Both Richie James ($1,065,000) and K.J. Osborn ($890,693) produced more Dynasty Owner fantasy points (20.6 for James and 18.9 for Osborn) and aren’t ranked overall as Starting WRs, but they had played well recently and should have been considered for a FLEX position. That’s not the case for Nailor who is rostered in only 5.11% of Dynasty Owner leagues and had only scored 4.8 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (2 receptions for 28 receiving yards) prior to Week 17. Nailor had the TD reception and scored a total of 17.9 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (3 receptions, 89 receiving yards, 1 TD) for the best game of his rookie season by far. Nobody likely saw this performance coming from Nailor and put him in their Starting lineup.

Honorable mention to Shi Smith ($913,105) from Carolina who also had the best game of his career in Week 17 with 17.0 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (4 receptions, 70 receiving yards, 1 TD). It’s the fourth double-digit Dynasty Owner fantasy point game of Smith’s career, but he did set a season high in receiving yards and tied his career high in receptions. Same as Nailor, it’s doubtful that any of his Dynasty Owners (17.87% rostered) saw this performance coming and put Smith in their Starting lineup.

TE: Trey McBride (ARI – $1,574,916) – 20.8 points

All Trey McBride needed to finally score his first TD of his rookie season was Arizona to be on their fourth QB of the season. With David Blough ($965,000) at QB, McBride had his best game as a professional with 20.8 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (7 receptions, 78 receiving yards, 1 TD). Since the season-ending injury to Zach Ertz ($10,550,000) in Week 10, McBride has been the starting TE in Arizona and Dynasty Owners who drafted him pretty highly (ADP of 143.8 and rookie ADP of 22.4) may have been using him in their Starting lineup or on their Bench. Hopefully not too many of them had him in the Starting lineup, as he had rewarded them with only 26.5 Dynasty Owner fantasy points in five games (5.3 per game) without a single double-digit Dynasty Owner fantasy point game. Finally, McBride scored his first TD and was worth being in your Dynasty Owner Starting lineup.

Honorable mention to Brock Wright ($825,000) who saw Shane Zylstra ($825,000) score 3 TDs last week and said to himself “I can do that”. He didn’t get 3 TDs, but had a pair of them and scored 16.3 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (3 receptions, 13 receiving yards, 2 TDs). Wright had already scored two TDs this season, but he scored the most Dynasty Owner fantasy points that he’s had in a game for the whole season.

K:  Robbie Gould (SF – $3,625,000) – 13.0 points

No kicker really had a huge final week of the 2022 Dynasty Owner season. In the end, it was the 23-yard FG in overtime that gave Robbie Gould a 3.0 clutch scoring bonus and pushed him ahead of a few others for this spot. It was a high-scoring affair between the 49ers and the Raiders and Gould had plenty of opportunities. He took advantage and made seven out of eight kicks (3 for 4 on FGs and 4 for 4 on PATs). All of his FG attempts came in the fourth quarter or overtime, and he made up for missing a 41-yard FG attempt at the end of regulation with the 23-yarder in overtime to win the game for the 49ers. He also made FGs from 24 yards and 43 yards along with all 4 PAT attempts to score 13.0 Dynasty Owner fantasy points and be the highest scoring kicker for the final week of the 2022 Dynasty Owner season.

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 ranked player who probably was in your Starting lineup, but scored few or negative Dynasty Owner fantasy points in the final week of the Dynasty Owner season. All of them should have been riding your Bench or hanging out on the Practice Squad.

QB: Trevor Lawrence (JAC – $9,198,372) – 4.0 points

While the Jaguars didn’t need much help from Trevor Lawrence in Week 17 to win big (31-3 victory over Houston), his Dynasty Owners were probably looking for a lot more than 4.0 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (152 passing yards, 4 rushing yards, 1 INT, 1 fumble). Lawrence only played one series in the second half, which didn’t help, but Jacksonville scored 28 points without Lawrence accounting for a single one of them, so he had plenty of chances. The performance ends a great streak of games for Lawrence as he had averaged 30.76 Dynasty Owner fantasy points per game in the first five games after the Jaguars’ Week 11 bye week. That probably gave his Dynasty Owners some confidence that he would continue to provide them with plenty of points for their Starting lineup in the final week of the 2022 Dynasty Owner season. He didn’t and Dynasty Owner would have been better off with Lawrence on their Bench.

RB: Devin Singletary (BUF – $974,500) – 1.2 points

Sadly, some players were not helped too much by the decision to use Week 18 for Bills and Bengals players and Devin Singletary was the player who helped his Dynasty Owners the least. Singletary had enough opportunities, but failed to do much and ended up with just 1.2 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (29 rushing yards, 1 reception, 3 receiving yards, 1 lost fumble). It was his worst performance of the entire 2022 Dynasty Owner season and couldn’t have come at a worse time for Dynasty Owners who had him in their Starting lineup as their RB2 or in the FLEX position. Hopefully you had other options and kept Singletary on your Bench.

WR: DK Metcalf (SEA – $1,146,513) – 1.3 points

After a great season with 11 games with double-digit Dynasty Owner fantasy points, Metcalf finally let down his Dynasty Owners at the worst possible time. He was only able to secure 1 reception for 3 yards in the final week of the Dynasty Owner season and his 1.3 Dynasty Owner fantasy points represented the second lowest scoring week of his career. He had one Blutarsky (0.0 Dynasty Owner fantasy points) back in Week 16 of the 2019 season when he was a rookie. Since then, he only had two other games with only one reception, but in both games, he had more than 3 yards, so he had more Dynasty Owner fantasy points. Hopefully his Dynasty Owner anticipated a tough week for Metcalf opposite the Jets’ pass defense and had him on their Bench.

TE: Evan Engram (JAC – $9,000,000) – 3.9 points

Engram burst into the top 5 TEs with a 39.2 Dynasty Owner fantasy point performance in Week 14 and stayed there with 14.2 and 18.3 Dynasty Owner fantasy points in the first two weeks of the Dynasty Owner playoffs. Engram may have helped your Dynasty Owner team make it into the Championship game, but he sure didn’t help you win it with a 3.9 Dynasty Owner fantasy point effort (1 reception, 16 receiving yards, 13 rushing yards). It wasn’t out of the blue as he had three worse games this season and another one with 3.9 Dynasty Owner fantasy points back in Week 3, but it was still disappointing for the Dynasty Owners who had Engram in their Starting lineup for the final week. He would have been better suited for your Bench.

K: Ryan Succop (TB – $4,000,000) – -3.0 points

One week after having his best performance of the season with 16.0 Dynasty Owner fantasy points, Ryan Succop had the worst performance of the season in Week 17. Succop had missed 5 FGs already on the season and added three additional missed kicks (2 FGs and 1 PAT). He had a 26-yard FG blocked and missed a 53-yarder plus one out of two PAT attempts. He also made a 22-yard FG at the end of the first half. All of that put together gave Succop -3.0 Dynasty Owner fantasy points and made him the lowest scoring kicker of the final week of the 2022 Dynasty Owner season.

Dynasty Owner Match-ups of the Week Recap

We only looked at the two main contenders with a realistic chance at winning the Chase for the Ring as our Dynasty Owner Match-ups of the Week. We know that both Dynasty|Trade|School (D|T|S) and Blaze’s Backyard Burners were victorious, but let’s find see the final scores of each Match-up of the Week.

League #27458 – Dynasty|Trade|School (D|T|S) vs. pit of misery

Dynasty|Trade|School (D|T|S) was favored to win over pit of misery by 45.07 points. We know that Dynasty|Trade|School (D|T|S) indeed won, but let’s find out how they did it and by how much.

It was much closer than projected and probably much closer than Dynasty|Trade|School (D|T|S) would have liked, but finally in the end, they were victorious by 20.95 points. Neither team was really close to their projected final score as both had several underperformers.

Dynasty|Trade|School (D|T|S) was led by Austin Ekeler who had 34.1 Dynasty Owner fantasy points. Their next highest scorer was A. J. Brown ($1,413,092) with 19.7 points from their FLEX position. The decision to start Joe Burrow over Patrick Mahomes at QB cost them 15.08 points as Mahomes had 34.8 Dynasty Owner fantasy points, while Burrow managed just 14.7 Dynasty Owner fantasy points. The decision to start the WR1 for the season in Justin Jefferson was the correct decision, but ended up not helping as Jefferson had a season-low 2.5 Dynasty Owner fantasy points.

Stefon Diggs ($14,400,000) led pit of misery with 23.4 Dynasty Owner fantasy points, Josh Jacobs had 19.5 Dynasty Owner fantasy points and Mark Andrews ($14,000,000) added 19.0 Dynasty Owner fantasy points. They did not score enough for pit of misery to overcome poor performances by DK Metcalf who had 1.3 Dynasty Owner fantasy points, David Montgomery ($1,003,845) with 5.6 Dynasty Owner fantasy points and Kirk Cousins with 6.9 Dynasty Owner fantasy points. Only having Brock Purdy ($934,252) at QB in place of Cousins would have increased pit of misery’s final score and not by enough to win as Purdy had 22.9 Dynasty Owner fantasy points.

League #28287 – Blaze’s Backyard Burners vs. Box Score Fact Checker

The second team that had a realistic chance at winning the Chase for the Ring was Blaze’s Backyard Burners. They were favored to win over Box Score Fact Checker by 19.16 points, but as we know, they ended up winning the game and their League Championship, but falling short of their chance at winning the Chase for the Ring.

Blaze’s Backyard Burners won by a score of 161.88 to 155.60 to win the League #28287 title. Austin Ekeler led Blaze’s Backyard Burners with 34.1 Dynasty Owner fantasy points, while Stefon Diggs had 23.4 Dynasty Owner fantasy points and Brock Purdy added 22.9 Dynasty Owner fantasy points. Those three players helped Blaze’s Backyard Burners Starting lineup outscore the Starting lineup for Box Score Fact Checker by 10.1 points.

Box Score Fact Checker was led by Christian McCaffrey’s 33.3 Dynasty Owner fantasy points. They also had good games from Najee Harris ($3,261,862) who scored 25.3 Dynasty Owner fantasy points and Ja’Marr Chase with 22.6 Dynasty Owner fantasy points. Leaving Davante Adams and his 34.3 Dynasty Owner fantasy points on the Bench cost Box Score Fact Checker more than enough points that they could have used to pull off the upset victory.

Blaze’s Backyard Burners were ahead by 18.43 points before the Bills and Bengals player scores from Week 18 were counted. Their margin of victory got smaller, but they held on for the victory in the end.

Final Chase for the Ring Leaderboard

With the top two teams already announced and our other two undefeated teams (The Oracle 🙌 and HawkNation) claiming two of the remaining spots in the top 10, there are only six spots left. Find out if any of the other teams besides Stayner  lost and dropped out of the top 10 and which teams replaced them on the final Chase for the Ring Leaderboard.

In the end, Dynasty|Trade|School (D|T|S) won the Chase for the Ring with 2,968.0 points and beat Blaze’s Backyard Burners by only 4.5 points for the entire season. Dynasty|Trade|School (D|T|S) scored the most points in Dynasty Owner history and also won the Ring by the closest margin.

Three of the teams in the top 10 after the playoff semi-finals lost. In addition to Stayner who was in third place after the playoff semi-finals, the Clara Strong 💪 team from League #28280 who were in fourth place and Beat Jaggers who were in tenth place also lost. To show everyone how difficult it is to win a League Championship, I’ll note that there were three Clara Strong 💪 teams in the top 10 of the Chase for the Ring for much of the season (Leagues #27448, #28280, and #34662). By the end, only the Clara Strong 💪 team from League #34662 won their League. They finished in fifth place on the final Chase for the Ring Leaderboard.

The Road Warriors finished in third place, moving up two spots, to finish one place lower than they did last year. Jeudyliscious leapfrogged over Robbie the Elf to finish in sixth place, up three spots. Robbie the Elf finished in seventh place, just a single spot higher than they were after the playoff semi-finals.

The three new additions to the top 10 are all familiar teams. The undefeated HawkNation team finished in eighth place, up four spots. Our 2021 Chase for the Ring Champion Jeff Rachlin had another top ten finish with his SKOL Vikings team from League #78797. The new Chase for the Ring Champion Rudy also finished in tenth place with his team in the startup Beat the 2021 Champ League (League #175579). In a fitting finale, Rudy’s Dynasty|Trade|School (D|T|S) team defeated Jeff’s SKOL Vikings team by a razor thin score of 136.10 to 134.55 to symbolically  transition the Chase for the Ring crown from the 2021 Champion to our new 2022 Champion.

Conclusions

The 2022 Dynasty Owner season went by too quickly, but the end took longer than it was supposed to take. In the end, Dynasty Owner made the right decision on what to do. We finally had a Chase for the Ring winner and a lot of League Champions and winners of the Loser’s Bracket Tournament for the 1.13 rookie draft bonus pick. Congratulations to Rudy on winning the Ring and to everyone who won their League.

Dynasty Owner is transitioning now to our off-season content schedule. For the entire NFL playoffs through the Super Bowl and until the end of February, we will have less written weekly content for Dynasty Owners to enjoy. There will be just two articles per week from the four of us (myself, Jay Pounds, Matt Morrison – The Jerk, and Nate Christian) starting next week with articles from Jay and Matt.

Due to the holidays and unprecedented and unfortunate situation in Week 17, Jay and I have been off from the Dynasty Owner podcast for a while now, but we’ll finally be back to recap the season in both Listener’s Leagues and announce the winners. The Livestream this week will feature our 2022 Chase for the Ring winner as a special guest. If you can’t see it live, you can always watch it after the fact on the Dynasty Owner YouTube channel. Finally, don’t forget to follow Dynasty Owner on Twitter as well.

Thanks for reading my articles this season. Hope you had a great 2022 Dynasty Owner season and will be back next year.

Steven Van Tassell is the Head of Content for Dynasty Owner

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