2021 Divisions

The division assignments for 2021 are below. (Rule 1.6)

PATERNO DIVISION:
CHI Mud
NCT Thorobreds
DAL Armadillos
MIA Muffdivers

CAPPELLETTI DIVISION:
BOX Blowfish
HVV Violence
FFL Froglickers
BOS Wildcats

ENGLE DIVISION:
PHI Griffins
OCD Beach Dudes
BOB Big Bang
MER Mustangs
KEY Longfellows

2020 Final Regular Season Standings

Cappelletti Division
Team W L T PCT GB Streak Div PF
BOX*7500.5830W12-1-01217
DAL5700.4172L23-0-0973.5
MER5700.4172W41-2-0896.5
KEY21000.1675L40-3-0784.5
Engle Division
PHI*8400.6670W12-2-0999.5
HVV^8400.6670W13-1-0972
OCD^6600.5002L13-1-0849.5
BOS5610.4582.5L21-3-0859
FFL4800.3334L11-3-01002.5
Paterno Division
CHI*9300.7500W12-1-01132
NCT^8310.7080.5W32-1-0915.5
BOB5700.4174W21-2-0938
MIA5700.4174L31-2-0905.5

*Division Winner
^Wild Card

Regular Draft Order – 2021 Draft

Here’s the regular draft order for the 2021 draft.

Note the first 7 picks of the first round will be determined by lottery. The rest of round 1 and subsequent rounds will follow the order below. The order is determined by worst regular season record thru highest money won. (Rule 5.2)

  1. KEY Longfellows (2-10)
  2. FFL Froglickers (4-8)
  3. MER Mustangs (5-7; 896)
  4. MIA Muffdivers (5-7; 905)
  5. BOB Big Bang (5-7; 938)
  6. DAL Armadillos (5-7; 973)
  7. BOS Wildcats (5-6-1)
  8. OCD Beach Dudes (min. 160 payout)
  9. NCT Thorobreds (175)
  10. HVV Violence (200)
  11. PHI Griffins (300)
  12. BOX Blowfish (570)
  13. CHI Mud (685)

Nick’s 2020 Season Recap

It’s been since 2009, eleven consecutive seasons, since Zilb (FFL) had a winning record or won money. This streak is the longest current. It has been eight consecutive seasons for Dan/Ross (OCD) of consecutive seasons without a winning record; though they were in the money the last two.

Mike W/Rich S (NCT) won money and had a winning record for the fifth consecutive season; both the longest such current streaks.  Talk about year-to-year parity, Nick (PHI) is the only other team with consecutive winning seasons, currently at two.

First time Paul/Sam been out of the money two consecutive seasons since 2008-2009. 2008 was the year Sam became co-owner with Paul (who did not win money in 2007 either).  

After three consecutive seasons Terry (KEY) was NOT in the top two overall in points.

KEY went from first in 2019 to worst (13th) in cumulative points this year.  This comparative twelve spot drop was the biggest since Paul (DAL) went from 2nd to14th (2006-2007). The only other times we had a season-to-season drop from worst to first were: Ron/Greg 1st to 14th(1999-2000) and Nibs 1st to 12th (1993-1994).

This is the first time in KEY franchise history they ended up with the fewest total overall points They were the last of our franchises to have had never accomplished this embarrassing dishonor.

CHI (Ron F.) had the biggest comparative point gain going from 11th in 2019 to 2nd this season.

This season marked the first time that owner Ron F. won the most money. This leaves four owners; Eggo, Jim, Dan/Ross and Trz/Chris/Jeff as the only who have yet to attain this lofty feat, with Eggo and Jim being the only two never in the top two in year-end money.

With the new PPR rules and the explosion in offense this season, 1000 points is no longer the barometer of an outstanding season total.  We smashed the cumulative points total as every team but one (KEY) exceeded 1000.  Ron F and Doug both totaled over 1500 points;the next highest was Nick (PHI), far behind at 1313.

The average points per team per game was 73.17, well above the previous season high set in 2018 of 60.72.

PHI lost the Fantasy Bowl for a record 7th time in a record 11 tries. Note:  Only BOX (DougW.), BOS (Ying), and the MUD (twice as the Riot) franchises have has been in the championship that many times; each with seven appearances.

Despite the fact that COVID transactions were complimentary….

             The second most money was spent in total on transactions ever.

Dallas lead the league and broke a league record in transaction spend this season ($111), eclipsing the old mark ($102)set by Ying just last year; in fact In 13 seasons since Sam has returned to league ownership his squad has been in the top three of transaction spend each season (the most 7 times, second most four times, and third twice.)

Ying was tied for fourth in transaction spend.  He has been in the top four in this category every season, except for 1994 (our third year of league existence). 

Eggo spent more on transactions this season than he has ever (just a whopping $34).  Note: Sam and Ying usually spend that much in a single weekend.  Nick also broke a record for all-time franchise transaction spend.

Ron Feldman has not spent less on transactions since 2001 and Rich/Mike have not spent less on transactions since2007; both teams with solid cores and posted winning records this season.

SPECIAL THANKS:

As always Special thanks to Ying for running the draft and website and to Trz for keeping the weekly Excel spreadsheets

FOR THE 29TH STRAIGHT YEAR, THERE WERE AS MANY TEAM VICTORIES AS LOSSES THIS SEASON.

DRAFT LOTTERY TO BEHELD AT FISHER GALA ON SATURDAY, JULY 17. ALL INVITED. STAY TUNED FOR LIVE-STREAMING DETAILS IF YOU CAN NOT ATTEND IN PERSON.

Blowfish Win Points Championship

The Boxboro Blowfish entered the final week of the season with a significant lead in the points race, and they stuck the finish — winning the Points Championship.

Here’s the final tally of total points for 2020 season:

  1. BOX Blowfish – 1556
  2. CHI Mud – 1516.5
  3. PHI Griffins -1313
  4. HVV Violence – 1309
  5. FFL Froglickers – 1307
  6. DAL Armadillos – 1275
  7. BOB Big Bang – 1233
  8. MIA Muffdivers – 1230
  9. MER Mustangs – 1206
  10. NCT Thorobreds – 1155.5
  11. BOS Wildcats – 1109
  12. OCD Beach Dudes – 1002.5
  13. KEY Longfellows – 959

Mud Wins Fantasy Bowl XXIX

The Chicago Mud has won the franchise’s fifth league championship with a 81.5-63 win over the Philadelphia Griffins in Fantasy Bowl XXIX. The Mud ties the Blowfish franchise for most titles (5) in league history. The Griffins extend their record for most Fantasy Bowl appearances (11) and title game losses (7).

The Boxboro Blowfish — as they have done several times this year — led the week in points and won the consolation game, 123-102.5, over the Happy Valley Violence. The Blowfish finish 3rd in the playoffs, but have likely sealed up the points championship, as they enter the final week of play with an 82.5-point lead over second-place Mud.

For the fifth-place game, the New Chester Thorobreds defeated the Orange County Beach Dudes 80.5-29.

Celebrate the new year safely, everyone, and here’s hoping for better things in 2021!

Mud vs. Griffins in Fantasy Bowl XXIX

We do not need to await the results of the Monday Night NFL this week — our semifinal playoffs are over, and the top two seeds will advance to play in our 29th championship game.

The Chicago Mud (10-3) will face the Philadelphia Griffins (9-4) in Fantasy Bowl XXIX. The Mud advance by means of a solid 90-63 win over Happy Valley, while the Griffins held on for a tight 2.5-point over Boxboro, 87.5-85.

Both our finalists are seeking their franchise’s fifth championship (Chicago has 2 wins as the Mud and 2 as the Riot! in the 1990s), which will tie the Blowfish franchise who has a record five Fantasy Bowl championships. The Griffins and Mud also have the most appearances in the title game: this will be a record 11th Fantasy Bowl appearance for the Griffins, while it’s the 8th trip to the title game for the Mud/Riot franchise.

There will be two consolation games this week as well: Happy Valley will face off against Boxboro for third place overall, and New Chester vs. Orange County will determine 5th/6th place.

Who Will The Mud Choose?

FFL-GOO Owners await the decision of the Chicago Mud: will they choose to play the Blowfish or the Violence?

The 2020 quarterfinals are complete, and the Boxboro Blowfish have dispatched the Orange County Beach Dudes 71-55.5. In the meantime, the Happy Valley Violence have demolished the New Chester Thorobreds 101.5-39. The Blowfish and Violence advance, and we await Mr. Feldman’s decision on his opponent to finalize the semifinal matchups. The Griffins will face the remaining quarterfinal winner.

The Mud have also closed the total points gap with the Blowfish, and Boxboro now holds a 46-point lead (1288-1242) over Chicago with three full weeks remaining in the points race. The Froglickers (1093.5) are a distant third with the Griffins and Violence (1073.5) tied for 4th in points.

Playoff matchups will be posted when our #1 seed makes his choice.

UPDATE: The Mud has spoken:

Our 2020 semifinal lineup is set.

#1 Chicago Mud (9-3) vs. #5 Happy Valley Violence (9-4)
#2 Philadelphia Griffins (8-4) vs. #3 Boxboro Blowfish (8-5)

Good luck, gentlemen!

FFL-GOO Playoffs Set

FFL-GOO Playoff Lineup

WEEK 14 (quarterfinals):
#1 Chicago Mud (9-3) – bye
#2 Philadelphia Griffins (8-4) – bye
#3 Boxboro Blowfish (7-5) vs. #6 Orange County Beach Dudes (6-6)
#4 New Chester Thorobreds (8-3-1) vs. #5 Happy Valley Violence (8-4)

WEEK 15 (semifinals):
#1 Chicago Mud chooses his opponent of the quarterfinal winners.
#2 Philadelphia vs. the remaining quarterfinal winner.

WEEK 16: Semifinal winners play in Fantasy Bowl XXIX.
Semifinal losers play consolation game for 3rd place.

FFL-GOO Playoff Outlook

We still have one NFL game left on Tuesday, but I sure do hear the fat lady warming up her voice in FFL-GOO. Let’s take a look.

Chicago Mud – finishes 9-3 and will be the #1 seed.

Boxboro Blowfish – finishes 7-5 and will be the #3 seed.

New Chester Thorobreds – finishes 8-3-1 and will be the #4 seed.

Philadelphia Griffins lead Dallas Armadillos 64-50.5
+ PHI has K Justin Tucker in the Tuesday game
+ DAL has RB J.K. Dobbins in the Tuesday game

— IF the Griffins win this week, they win the division, finish 8-4, and will be the #2 seed. Happy Valley Violence would be the #5 seed.
— IF the Armadillos win this week, HVV (8-4) would win the division and be the #2 seed, PHI (7-5) would be the #5 seed, and DAL (6-6) would get the final wild card spot.

Not Dead Yet:

Orange Co. Beach Dudes — lost week 13, finishes 6-6, BUT would still get the final wild card spot if both the Armadillos and Wildcats lose. OCD loses a tiebreaker to DAL if they both finish 6-6.

Boston Wildcats — losing week 13 to Mercer, but could finish 6-5-1 if Amari Cooper scores more than 33 points. (Rumor has it Wildcats administrative offices are already packing the trucks to move to Pennsylvania.)

So to recap:
IN: #1 Chicago Mud, #3 Boxboro Blowfish, #4 New Chester Thorobreds
IN: Philadelphia Griffins and Happy Valley Violence (division winner #2 seed; other team #5 seed)
ONE SPOT LEFT: for either Beach Dudes, Armadillos, or Wildcats

1.07 Weeks Remaining FFL-GOO Update

Week 12 is almost finished, with the Steelers vs. Ravens game still expected to be played Wednesday afternoon. In FFL-GOO, only a couple players are involved in the PIT-BAL game and it is extremely unlikely to change any win/loss outcomes this week.

A note about transactions: CBS has delayed their waivers this week to accommodate PIT-BAL, so I will:
1. record submitted transactions on fflgoo.com; BUT
2. I cannot process them on CBS until Wednesday evening or Thursday morning

e.g. first-come, first-serve transactions will be official, recorded on the transactions page on fflgoo.com, but you will not see changes on CBS until late Wed or early Thu.

PLAYOFF OUTLOOK

With one week left in the regular season, no division has been clinched although four teams — Mud, Thorobreds, Violence, Griffins — have secured AT LEAST a wild card spot. Any of those 4 could still win their division. Also, the Paterno Division winner — either the Blowfish or Armadillos — will get the fifth playoff spot.

The last wildcard slot is up for grabs between the loser of the Blowfish-Armadillos division race, and the Beach Dudes, Wildcats, or Muffdivers.

Engle Division:
Chicago Mud (8-3); remains one win away from clinching division.
New Chester Thorobreds (7-3-1); would win division at 8-3-1 if CHI finishes 8-4.

Cappelletti Division:
Philadelphia Griffins (7-4); wins the division with a week 13 win (holds head-to-head tiebreaker over HVV)
Happy Valley Violence (8-4); regular season complete; wins the division if PHI loses their week 13 game

Paterno Division:
Boxboro Blowfish (6-5); remains one win (or tie) away from clinching division.
Dallas Armadillos (5-6); would win a tiebreaker vs. BOX if both teams finish 6-6.

NOT DEAD YET

Orange County Beach Dudes (6-5); a win for the Dudes would clinch the final wildcard spot. They lose head-to-head tiesbreakers with either BOX, DAL, or MIA in a 6-6 tie.

Boston Wildcats (5-5-1); 6-5-1 would still beat a 6-6 team in playoff scenarios, so the Wildcats need a week 13 win, PLUS a week 13 loss by the Beach Dudes.

Miami Muffdivers (5-6); A 6-6 Miami team would get the final spot if they win PLUS if the Wildcats and Beach Dudes both lose.

Interesting to note the team nearly 100 pts ahead in overall point standings — Boxboro — may not make the playoffs. A loss this week to the Muffdivers combined with an Armadillos win would knock the Blowfish out of the playoff picture.

Good luck to the remaining contenders!

FFL-GOO Two Week Warning

Instead of a two minute warning, it’s a two week warning: two weeks remain in the FFL-GOO regular season. We will, at a minimum, have a points championship this year. We hope to get our playoffs in as well. With two weeks left, no division has been clinched yet.

Keep an eye on Covid situations: Steelers vs. Ravens that was moved from Thursday to Sunday afternoon, has NOW been moved to Tuesday night. If you have players on those teams, follow the news and weigh your risks accordingly when setting your lineups this week.

Refresher: three division winners make the playoffs, and three wild cards from the remaining 3 best records.

– Quarterfinals (NFL week 14): Seeds #1 and #2 have byes; Seed #3 vs. Seed #6, and Seed #4 vs. Seed #5.
– Semifinals (NFL week 15): Seed #1 chooses their opponent from the quarterfinal winners; the other two teams face off vs. one another.
– Fantasy Bowl (NFL week 16) and consolation game.
– Points continue to count through NFL week 17.

PLAYOFF OUTLOOK

Engle Division:
Chicago Mud (8-2); one win away from clinching division; clinched at least a wild card spot.
New Chester Thorobreds (6-3-1); could win division at 8-3-1 if CHI finishes 8-4.

Cappelletti Division:
Philadelphia Griffins (7-3); one game lead.
Happy Valley Violence (7-4); has only has one game left.
Boston Wildcats (5-4-1); could win the division at 7-4-1 if PHI and HVV both finish 7-5.

Paterno Division:
Boxboro Blowfish (6-4); one win away from clinching division; AND >125 points ahead of the pack in the points race.
Dallas Armadillos (5-6); has only has one game left; would win a tiebreaker vs. BOX if both teams finish 6-6.

NOT DEAD YET

Miami Muffdivers (5-5)
Orange County Dudes (5-5)
Either could finish 7-5 and be involved in tiebreaker scenarios.

TAKE-AWAYS

— Four teams have 5 wins now, and three of them could finish with 7 wins.
— Which means we could have a logjam of 7-win teams.
— The BOS vs. NCT regular season tie game could be a factor: a 7-4-1 team would win a tiebreaker over a 7-5 team, for instance.
— And if it came down to a wild card tiebreaker between BOS and NCT, total points would be the determining factor.

OH WHAT A DIFFERENCE A YEAR MAKES

— Our 2019 playoff teams have not fared well this year: two division winners from last year (MER and BOB) will not make the playoffs, as well as last year’s Fantasy Bowl champion (KEY).

Good luck to those still competing for playoff spots. For those not in the playoff hunt, remember that MORE POINTS during these weeks can slightly improve your draft lottery chances, so please stay engaged!

Major Trade News

FFL Owners: Reminder that kickoff this week is the trade deadline, and news flash — we have trades to report.

Kyler Murray is headed to Keystone, and A.J. Brown is headed to Dallas. The Armadillos are looking to supplement a receiving corps that is one of the lowest scoring in the league for a hopeful playoff run. Murray’s trade to Keystone is not likely to help the 2-7 Longfellows this year since a playoff spot seems out of reach, but the hottest QB on the planet is headed to the team that appeared in the past three consecutive Fantasy Bowls, so this sure strengthens a perennial contender.

Another young QB is also on the move: the Mud have traded Justin Herbert to the Wildcats. Chicago at 7-2 is a leading playoff contender and stocks up an extra 2021 draft pick, while Boston at 4-4-1 is hoping to find an answer for the lowest-scoring QB corps in the league. Details for all trades will always be posted on fflgoo.com Transactions page. 

Season is official; trade deadline next week

We are at kickoff week 10 of the fantasy football season, so we will have an official season even if there are Covid-related disruptions to the NFL season.

  • if the NFL season continues through 17 weeks, we will hold our playoffs and award a Fantasy Bowl championship
  • if the NFL season is unable to continue through 17 weeks, we will only award a Fantasy Points championship

NEXT WEEK also marks our usual season deadlines, so keep these in mind:

  • kickoff next week is the TRADE DEADLINE: no trades after next week until after the season
  • kickoff next week is PROTECTION CUTOFF: no players added to your roster after next week are eligible for protection
  • transactions return to first-come, first-serve after all week 11 games are played. (Remember that CBS sports website keeps the players “locked” so first-come transactions are recorded on fflgoo.com first, and then processed on CBS starting on Tuesday each week.)

In what has been an odd season to say the least, we have only 5 teams with losing records. Our Fantasy Bowl teams from 2019 are among those with losing records. Over half the league (seven teams) are at or within 2 games of a .500 record. With 4 weeks remaining, it feels like anything could happen playoff-wise in FFLGOO … if the NFL manages to get the full season in.

COVID-19 Rules

Rules adopted and notes about the 2020 season in light of the global pandemic. Will be updated as situations warrant. Fairness and flexibility will be the ultimate goal dealing with this unprecedented situation.

Rostering “season opt out” players

  • Players who chose the “season opt-out” from the NFL will essentially remain on the roster of the team that had them at the end of the 2019 season. They can be protected going into 2021 season if you want, without losing a service year.

COVID IR; and games postponed due to COVID outbreaks

  • Players who are out because of COVID-19 can be placed on IR. Everything else treated as a regular IR transaction, but teams are not charged fees for COVID-related transactions.
  • We’ve also interpreted this to cover players whose games are cancelled because of COVID-19. So players on teams with games that are postponed due to COVID-19 outbreaks can be placed on IR under same rules.
  • Players placed on COVID-19 for a postponed game MUST BE REACTIVATED before their team’s next scheduled NFL game, unless they are otherwise eligible for injury or health IR; in which case they will be taken off COVID-IR (free transaction) and placed on regular IR (and appropriate cost for the regular IR transaction would apply).
  • If an NFL game is rescheduled from a Sunday or Monday game to a Tuesday night, the transaction waivers deadline will be moved to Wednesday night at 9pm that week.
  • A player added to your roster may be placed on COVID-IR *if* the player is placed on NFL’s COVID-IR after you added him; *or if* the player’s game that weekend is postponed due to COVID after you added him.

What constitutes an FFL Season?

  • The NFL season must last 10 weeks or more for our fantasy season to be official. If the NFL needs to cancel without getting 10 weeks in the books, our fantasy season 2020 will be cancelled, games/stats will not count, and league fees paid for 2020 will be applied toward 2021 season.

What if the FFL season is 10+ weeks but doesn’t finish because of a COVID shutdown?

  • Prize money will be distributed by percentage of weeks played (17 weeks expected). Unpaid moneys will be credited equally to 2021 season entrance fees.
  • Points money will be paid out as per existing rules.
  • Place money will be distributed based upon win percentage of teams that are playoff eligible at the time the season is suspended.
  • Points trophy will be awarded as per existing rules
  • Fantasy Bowl trophy will not be awarded.

2020 Protected Rosters

BOB Big Bang: (can protect 5)

QB Lamar Jackson
RB Nick Chubb
RB David Montgomery
WR D.J. Moore
WR Marquise Brown [P]

BOS Wildcats: (can protect 6)

RB Aaron Jones
RB Tarik Cohen
RB Kareem Hunt [P]
WR Juju Smith-Schuster
WR Amari Cooper
TE Mark Andrews

BOX Blowfish: (can protect 6)

QB Dak Prescott
RB Alvin Kamara
RB Dalvin Cook
WR Chris Godwin
WR Michael Gallup [P]
TE Travis Kelce [F]

CHI Mud: (can protect 6)

RB Miles Sanders
RB Melvin Gordon [F]
WR Tyreek Hill
WR DeVante Parker
TE Zack Ertz
TE Darren Waller

DAL Armadillos: (can protect 6)

QB Patrick Mahomes
QB Kyler Murray [P]
RB James Connor
RB Joe Mixon
WR Odell Beckham Jr
WR Tyler Lockett

FFL Froglickers: (can protect 6)

QB Drew Brees [F]
RB Derrick Henry
RB Matt Breida
WR Julio Jones
WR Desean Jackson [P]
TE George Kittle

HVV Violence: (can protect 6)

RB Chris Carson
WR Allen Robinson II [F]
WR TY Hilton
WR Terry McLaurin [P]
TE Hunter Henry
TE Evan Engram

KEY Longfellows: (can protect 5)

QB Carson Wentz [P]
RB Christian McCaffrey
RB Todd Gurley [F]
WR Michael Thomas
WR A.J. Brown

MER Mustangs: (can protect 5)

QB Tom Brady
RB Mark Ingram
RB Ryquell Armstead [P]
WR Davonte Adams [F]
WR Kenny Golladay

MIA Muffdivers: (can protect 6)

QB Matt Ryan [F]
RB LeVeon Bell
RB Austin Ekeler
WR Deandre Hopkins
WR Stefon Diggs
WR Mohamed Sanu [P]

NCT Thorobreds: (can protect 5)

RB Ezekial Elliot
RB Devin Singletary
WR Mike Evans [F]
WR Cooper Cupp

OCD Beach Dudes: (can protect 5)

RB Saquon Barkley
RB Phillip Lindsey
WR Will Fuller
WR D.J. Chark

PHI Griffins: (can protect 5)

QB DeShaun Watson
RB Kenyan Drake [P]
RB Josh Jacobs
WR Calvin Ridley
WR D.K. Metcalf

2020 Regular Draft Order

Here’s the regular draft order for the 2020 draft.

Note the first 7 picks of the first round will be determined by lottery. The rest of round 1 and subsequent rounds will follow the order below. The order is determined by worst regular season record thru highest money won. (Rule 5.2)

  1. DAL Armadillos (4-8, 657 points)
  2. CHI Mud (4-8, 713)
  3. BOS Wildcats (4-8, 716)
  4. HVV Violence (5-7, 624)
  5. FFL Froglickers (5-7, 711)
  6. MIA Muffdivers (5-7, 762)
  7. BOX Blowfish (5-7, 878)
  8. PHI Griffins (160 min. payout)
  9. NCT Thorobreds (175)
  10. MER Mustangs (200)
  11. OCD Beach Dudes (250)
  12. KEY Longfellows (620)
  13. BOB Big Bang (685)