It’s the conclusion of week 3 and the front half of the rivalry games are over. There is still plenty of football remaining and plenty of opportunities to earn everlasting glory! The current division leaders are:
AFC East: big blue
AFC West: ThoughtIHadAByeWeek
NFC North: Tyrodasaurus Rex
NFC South: My Pet Monsters
BLOWOUT OF THE WEEK: The NY HITMAN vs Tyrodasaurus Rex. 59.28 - 122.64. As John Madden once said: “Usually the team that scores the most points wins the game” but when you score 63.36 points over your opponent, that’s DOMINATION. Tyrodasaurus Rex scored their highest game so far this season with a combined 56.70 points from the WR position, which was also the highest combined scoring output from the WR position for any team this season. The NY HITMAN just didn't show up this week only scoring 59.28 points against a projected 96.31 without any help from Cam Newton who threw for no touchdowns and three interceptions against a Saints defense that allowed 447 passing yards the previous week. Tyrodasaurus Rex remains undefeated, 3-0 and is #1 in the NFC North while The NY HITMAN falls to #3 in the North at 1-2.
My Pet Monsters 91.30 - League Champion Hard Knocks 77.62: My Pet Monsters came into the Sunday night game facing a 17.10-point deficit, but scored 38.60 for the comeback. Prior to the Washington Redskins game they announced TE Jordan Reed was Not Active and My Pet Monsters scrambled to sign TE Vernon Davis who ended up scoring 11.80 points. Hard Knocks' QB Derek Carr (7.22 points) could not get anything going with WR Amari Cooper (0.60 points) which ultimately led to their demise even with a valiant effort by Chicago RB Jordan Howard who scored 26.4 points after coming from a shoulder injury the week prior. My Pet Monsters moves into 1st place of the NFC South at 2-1 and League Champion Hard Knocks falls to #3 in the South at 1-2.
Bronx Bombers 67.06 vs Excederin Migraines 72.78: Despite the name the Excederin Migraines brought the pain when they came into the Monday night game facing a 14.68-point deficit, but scored 20.40 for the comeback. The headache continues for the Bronx Bombers as both of the losses this season have been comeback losses. Excedrin Migraines was able to win despite putting up the smallest point total of any winning team in the league this week. There was some gloating early in the season by Excederin Migraines for drafting RB Ezekiel Elliot during the suspenseful suspension squabble and with good reason as he was their star player this week with 15.40 points to earn the win for Excederin Migraines. Bronx Bombers had an exceptional performance by Kicker Stephen Hauschka with 19.00 points! Excederin Migraines (2-1) is 2nd place and Bronx Bombers (1-2) is 3rd place in the AFC East.
PHOTO FINISH OF THE WEEK: D-TOWN BEATDOWN 87.66 vs BUFFBULLY 91.42: It was a nail biter for both teams as BUFFBULLY came into the Monday night game facing a 3.44-point deficit and ended with D-TOWN BEATDOWN disappointed and BUFFBULLY the victor as WR Dez Bryant "scored" a controversial TD when he may or may not have crossed the plane of the end zone. The officials decided there was not enough evidence to overturn the call on the field and the touchdown stood. QB Aaron Rodgers and WR Sammy Watkins brought a combined 48.42 points to BUFFBULLY's dinner table. D-TOWN BEATDOWN's highest performer Kicker Matt Prater led the team with 19.00 points. Have I said this before?? The margin of victory of 3.76 points was the smallest in the league this week. BUFFBULLY (1-2) remains 4th in the AFC West and D-TOWN BEATDOWN (1-2) remains in 2nd.
Star Chasers 71.52 vs ThoughtIHadAByeWeek 101.60: Still undefeated, ThoughtIHadAByeWeek came to play and brought the stars to Star Chasers with 20.9 points from WR Larry Fitzgerald, 16.40 from RB Duke Johnson JR., and 16.00 from K Ryan Succop. ThoughtIHadAByeWeek is making magic happen for their team, as they have the second-highest overall point total in the league this season by averaging 106.81 points per matchup. Star Chasers couldn't get any help from her lineup as four of their players scored a total of 5.4 points between them. Star Chasers (1-2) remains in 3rd place while undefeated ThoughtIHadAByeWeek (3-0) sits in the #1 spot in both the AFC West and the league.
DUMPSTER FIRE OF THE WEEK: Gashouse Gorilla's 44.74 vs big blue 100.72: This was one of those weeks for Gashouse Gorilla's where sometimes you make all the wrong decisions. We all know Fantasy Football is an unforgiving mistress but in Week 3 she was merciless and cruel against the Gashouse Gorilla's. 6 of his players scored a total of 1 point between them. Gashouse Gorilla's scored the fewest points in the league this week and had the lowest score in the league this season. "What if" Gashouse Gorilla's played his bench, replacing those dud players? He would have won with 108.12 points. Let's go deeper: We have 9 starters on our team and 5 bench spots. Gashouse Gorilla's bench, with 5 players, (and one of them scored a 0 so it's actually 4!) beat his 9 starters by 29.08 points! Gashouse Gorilla's will be angry and looking for vengeance next week! big blue picked up the highest point total by a player this week (35.72 points) from Tom Brady and scored his highest score of the season with 100.72 points. Gashouse Gorilla's (1-2) remains in last place of the AFC East and big blue is holding their head high in the numero uno spot!
Legion of Boom 86.00 vs GRONK OF THRONES 148.42: Watch out there's a new Sheriff in town! GRONK OF THRONES scored the highest number of points in the league this season (worth 15% of the prize pot) with 148.42 beating out ThoughtIHadAByeWeek by 6.88 points! GRONK OF THRONES got a combined 68.40 points from their RBs, the highest combined scoring output from the RB position for any team this season. He also had this weeks TE leading scorer, Rob Gronkowski (14.90 points) AND the leading RB Todd Gurley (32.90 points) while also leaving some depth on the bench who scored an additional 54.80 points. It was a bad matchup for Legion of Boom this week while even though there was a decent performance from the WR's the RB's didn't help. Ty Montgomery had a season-low 5.00 points against a projected 12.74 and scored below his projection for the first time this season. Legion of Boom (0-3) will be looking to earn their first win next week but for now resides on the bottom of the NFC North while a 2-1 GRONK OF THRONES holds onto the #2 position.
Not Too Shabby 74.10 vs Da Boyz 70.16: It was a low scoring and underperforming week for both teams this week with one performing just a little under than the other. QB Ben Roethlisberger did what he seems to do while on the road and didn't provide much help to Not Too Shabby but thankfully for them Odell Beckham Jr picked up some of the slack while earning 19.90. 2017 MMFFL #1 Overall draft pick Le'Veon Bell seems to finally have picked up steam in the 3rd week this season and scored 15.80 for Da Boyz. They got extra help from Boom or Bust WR Desean Jackson who boomed this week with 14.40 points. Not Too Shabby (2-1) climbs to #2 while Da Boyz (1-2) falls to last in the NFC South.
BLOWOUT OF THE WEEK: Da Boyz faced their fears and went to the scary house to defeat My Pet Monsters easily 95.28 to 64.86. This was the biggest blowout this week with a 30.42 whooping! A scared RB LeGarrette Blount laid a big fat goose egg when Da Boyz brought TE Travis Kelce to the door with his 16.30 points. Both teams now sit at 1-1. In the NFC SOUTH Da Boyz sits at 2nd place while My Pet Monsters is a step behind in 3rd.
I'm a huge fan of Andy Dalton.... jokes. Dude has been underperforming and has a combined scored of 10.46 in 2 games, yet rookie Bronx Bombers pulled the Red Rifle trigger with him on his roster and STILL defeated Gashouse Gorilla's by 27.04 points and I didn't even touch on his Jordy Nelson goose egg!! Trevor Siemian sat on the bench and earned 23.64 points because Bronx Bombers is either crazy or has the confidence in his lineup to take this years Championship. Gashouse Gorilla's Baltimore defense was their biggest scorer with 16 points since we're not counting Carson Wentz's 25.82 BENCH points. Bronx Bombers got the best total score from their WRs of any team this week with 41.90 points and Gashouse Gorilla's got the smallest total score from the RB position of any team this week with 3.20 points. Both teams are at 1-1 but Bronx Bombers is the AFC EAST leader while Gashouse Gorilla's is in the caboose.
Rookie Star Chasers had their first taste of the D-TOWN BEATDOWN beatdown by getting beaten by pretty much all of the Detroit Lions 83.88 to 73.12. D-TOWN has 5 of them on his squad! D-TOWNS' WR Emmanual Sanders was their biggest scorer with 18.20 points while Star Chasers flexed J.J. Nelson with 18.00. Star Chasers lost #2 overall draft pick David Johnson to a major injury last week and is expected or hoping to have him return late in the season. Nobody on the bench would have saved Star Chasers from the big L this week while D-TOWN could have played WR Allen Hurns in the FLEX to add an additional 14.20 points to the beating instead of WR Kenny Galloday who earned a pathetic 0.80. I'm sensing a pattern here but both teams are 1-1 with D-TOWN BEATDOWN sitting in the AFC WEST 2nd spot and Star Chasers chasing right behind in number 3!
Rookie Big Blue has a tough pill to swallow accepting defeat from Excederin Migraines while playing Week 2's highest scorer QB Tom Brady with 30.78 points. In a tight 86.04 to 79.88 battle Excederin Migraines saw great performances by RB Melvin Gordon (13.80) and Atlanta's Defense (13.00). RB Adrian Peterson just doesn't care about Big Blue and only "earned" him 2.6 points while RB Jacquizz Rodgers decided to punish Big Blue for being BENCHED by earning 12.70 points, which would have stolen the victory away from Excederin Migraines. I'm sure you all have guessed it by now but both teams are, say it with me, 1-1. Exederin Migrains is #2 and Big Blue is #3 in the AFC WEST so far.
League Champion Hard Knocks suffered a loss this week against a quiet Not Too Shabby 81.82 to 74.70. With 9.10 points, Hard Knocks got the lowest combined scoring output from the WR position for any team this week but had the best performing Defense with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (19.00). Hard Knocks played his studs and didn't have enough on the bench to have saved him this week while Not Too Shabby had a spare 10.50 points on the BENCH with RB Terrence West. .................................. 1-1. Hard Knocks is still on his throne at #1 in the NFC SOUTH and Not Too Shabby is in the basement looking to climb his way out.
Try as they might Legion of Boom could not pull out a victory even with the highest losing score of the week. Tyrodasaurus Rex earned a 93.66 to 89.74 victory (3.92 difference!) with a combined 49.40 points from their RBs, the highest combined scoring output from the RB position for any team this week. Had Legion of Boom played TE Eric Ebron who scored 10.20 BENCH points the outcome would have been different even with such great performances by RB Devonta Freeman (22.00) and RB C.J. Anderson (27.40) for Tyrodasaurus Rex. And now it's time for something completely different: Legion of Boom is 0-2 and Tyrodasaurus Rex is UNDEFEATED at 2-0. TRex is King of the NFC NORTH hill and Legion of Boom is in the 4th spot, out of 4.
ThoughtIHadAByeWeek, AKA Playoffs?PLAYOFFS!?, AKA Barrett's Best Team AKA WTFDOINAMEHISWEBPAGEANDSTATISTICSSECTIONS???... ::ahem:: won against rookie BUFFBULLY 77.3 to 75.12. It was extremely close, and the 2.18-point margin of victory was the smallest in the league this week. ThoughtIHadAByeWeek had the lowest winning score in the league this week with 77.30 points. BUFFBULLY is bullied BUFFBULLY by BENCHING Javorious Allen who scored 16.10 non-helpful points. It was a tough battle between these two but the better team won and there's too many bench "what if's" that it doesn't really matter. ThoughtIHadAByeWeek is sitting pretty at the top of the AFC WEST while rookie BUFFBULLY is plotting from the bottom to make her climb to the top of Mount MMFFL by the playoffs. ThoughtIHadAByeWeek, so far, holds this seasons BEST TOTAL POINTS IN A SINGLE WEEK (Week 1, worth 15% of the prize pot) record with 141.54 points.
Another one: GRONK OF THRONES, formerly The GRONKING DEAD!!! fought off The NYHITMAN with authority! The NY HITMAN put a hit on the GRONK OF THRONES but the bullet ricocheted and hit the HITMAN instead with a final score of 103.06 to 73.82. GRONK OF THRONES had four starters who scored more points than the highest-scoring starter for The NY HITMAN and had monster performances by RB Todd Gurley and this years hottest RB Kareem Hunt with a combined 46.50 points. There was nothing The NY HITMAN could do with his bench to have stopped such devastation. They both are 1 and 1 with the GRONK OF THRONES at #2 and The NY HITMAN chilling at #3 in the NFC NORTH.
WEEK 3 BEGINS NOW!