Fantasy Football 2013: week 16


The image above depicts how far away I am from being any sort of contender when it comes to any head-to-head action in either of my fantasy football leagues.

In the league I‘m exiled from grossly missed the cutoff for playoffs, I managed 115 points.  It would have been enough to defeat two of the eight playoff teams, but alas.

While I am still actively playing in my league, I am doing it mostly for my own punishment enjoyment.  I do like I can still play head-to-head while I am cut from the playoffs; which at least gives me something to post about here.  How did I do?  Not so well.  Read on…

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[For the record, my teams are Half Measure and Flippy Flop.]

Consolation: Falcons Gets Victory Against Flippy Flop

Falcons (8-7) 212.90
Flippy Flop (3-12) 149.25
Falcons registered the seventh-highest point total this season (including playoffs) to beat Flippy Flop 212.90 – 149.25. Falcons has put a nice string together after winning their last three matchups in a row. Falcons makes it three in a row against Flippy Flop, following up a 174.25 – 119.60 shellacking in Week 6. Flippy Flop concluded the regular season in eighth place with a record of 3-12. They also ranked eighth in the league with 149.72 points per game. This postseason, Flippy Flop was sent home quickly, losing in their only playoff game.

Missed Opportunities by Flippy Flop

  • Left the Cincinnati Bengals Defense on the bench, where they ranked fifth in the league in scoring with 38.30 points.
  • Did not start Matt Prater, who scored 9.00 points and beat his projected point total by a team-leading 115.8%.
  • Nick Roach, who Flippy Flop picked up this week, scored below his 9.05-point projection with 5.25 points.
  • Calvin Johnson scored 4.60 points against a projected 13.89 and has now underachieved in five straight games.
  • Andre Brown has now failed to reach his projection for three straight games. This week he scored 5.20 points versus a projected 13.93.

Game Notes

  • Luck has not been with Flippy Flop, as nine of their 13 losses have come when their opponent scores higher than their season average.
  • The loss is the sixth straight for Flippy Flop and extends the longest current losing streak in the league.
  • Flippy Flop scored 149.25 points against a projected 173.49 and underachieved for the 11th time this season, including the last five weeks in a row.
  • In the loss, the San Diego Chargers Defense scored 27.00 points against a projected 21.28 and has now overachieved in three straight games.
  • The 63.65-point margin of victory was the biggest of the season for Falcons and sixth-largest in the league this season.

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