Mud vs. Armadillos to face off in Fantasy Bowl XXV

The matchup is set for Fantasy Bowl XXV. The 25th consecutive championship game in our fantasy league will feature the #1 seed MassIll Mud facing off against the #4 seed Dallas Armadillos.

MassIll owner Ronnie Feldman — who was able to choose his opponent between Miami and Dallas for Week 15 — chose wisely. The Mud won a tight 50-46 contest over the Miami Muffdivers. Both teams fell short of their projected scores, but the Mud advance and improve their record to a league-best 12-1 going into the final.

Dallas improves to 10-4 and confidently advances to the final with a 80-49 win over second-seeded New Chester. The Thorobreds fell far short of their projected scored (68) while Dallas easily exceeded their projection (62). Dallas’ 80 points ties the team’s 3rd-highest single week score of the season. (Dallas also notably extends it’s lead in the overall points race, which was 1 point over NCT coming into this week.)

The Mud makes their first trip to the championship game in 12 years, and 4th overall trip to the Fantasy Bowl. They have a 1-2 record in previous appearances. The Graynbald Mud won Fantasy Bowl VII in 1998, and lost title games in both 2002 and 2004.

Dallas is making it’s 3rd trip to the Fantasy Bowl — all within the past 4 seasons. Dallas lost the title game in 2013, but returned and won Fantasy Bowl XXIII in 2014.

2014 Regular Draft Order

Regular draft order is defined in section 5.2 of the league rules. The following is the regular draft order, which will apply to all picks with the exception of picks 1-8, which will be determined by lottery.

  1. NCT Thorobreds
  2. RIB Raptors
  3. MIA Muffdivers
  4. FFL Froglickers
  5. MIM Mud
  6. BOS Wildcats
  7. KEY Longfellows
  8. OCD Beach Dudes
  9. PHI Griffins
  10. MER Mustangs
  11. HVV Violence
  12. BOB Big Bang
  13. DAL Armadillos
  14. SYR Blizzard

Boston beats Dallas by 16 for Points Championship

Boston did not repeat as Fantasy Bowl champions, but the Wildcats will bring home a trophy in the 2011 season: points champions. Boston held on to finish 16 points ahead of Dallas. The Wildcats finish with 1,057 points, and the Armadillos finish 2nd with 1,041 points. Boston held the top points spot for 15 weeks this season (all but weeks 1 and 10).

Philadelphia maintains it’s streak of finishing in the money EVERY season, now 20 years and counting. The Griffins win high points for non-playoff teams, finishing with 1,002. It’s only the second time in league history that 3 teams have finished above 1,000 points in the same season. (In 2002, KEY had 1,032; the Griffins had 1,010; and the Mud had 1,002.)

The highest scoring team of week 17 also edged into the money: the Froglickers win 2nd overall points of non-playoff teams. FFL edges Mercer by 3 points for the final award. FFL scored 94 points to finish with 938 points, while MER scored 82 to finish at 935.

Total Points 2011 Season:

  1. Boston 1,057
  2. Dallas 1,041
  3. Philadelphia 1,002
  4. Happy Valley 983
  5. Syracuse 981
  6. Frelinghuysen 938
  7. Mercer 935
  8. MassIll 872
  9. Orange County 861
  10. Oregon 853
  11. Miami 786
  12. Keystone 745
  13. Richburgh 694
  14. New Chester 689

New Chester’s 689 points is the highest score ever for a team finishing last in points.

2011 Final Minimum Payouts:

  1. Boston – 4th playoffs ($225), 1st points ($230) = total $455
  2. Dallas – 3rd playoffs ($250), 2nd points ($200) = total $450
  3. Syracuse – 1st playoffs = total $400
  4. Happy Valley – 2nd playoffs = total $275
  5. Philadelphia – 1st consolation points = total $175
  6. Frelinghuysen – 2nd consolation points = $160

Top Players of 2011

Points as a starter:

RANK POS PLAYER FFL NFL POINTS
1 QB Drew Brees MER NWO 326
2 QB Aaron Rodgers SYR GBP 299
3 QB Tom Brady BOS/FFL NEP 269
4 QB Matthew Stafford HVV DET 266
5 RB LeSean McCoy PHI PHI 204
6 WR Calvin Johnson DAL DET 196
7 RB Ray Rice FFL/BOS BAL 194
8 QB Tony Romo MIM DAL 193
9 QB Eli Manning NCT NYG 178
10 RB Maurice Jones-Drew BOS JAC 175
11 RB Arian Foster HVV HOU 171
12 K David Akers SYR SFO 167
13 QB Philip Rivers DAL SDC 155
14 WR Jordy Nelson FFL GBP 153
T15 RB Marshawn Lynch BOB SEA 149
T15 K John Kasay DAL NOS 149
17 K Sebastian Janikowski KEY OAK 148
18 QB Mark Sanchez MIA NYJ 147
19 K Stephan Gostkowski MIM NEP 146
20 WR Wes Welker OCD NEP 145
21 TE Rob Gronkowski HVV NEP 144
22 K Mason Crosby PHI GBP 142
23 RB Michael Turner PHI ATL 141
24 K Neil Rackers FFL HOU 138
25 RB Adrian Peterson OCD MIN 137
26 QB Ben Roethlisberger BOB PIT 134
27 K Matt Bryant MER ATL 130
28 TE Jimmy Graham DAL NOS 126
29 QB Michael Vick KEY PHI 122
30 WR Victor Cruz OCD NYG 121
T31 QB Cam Newton BOS CAR 118
T31 WR Larry Fitzgerald PHI ARI 118
33 RB Frank Gore MIA SFO 116
34 WR Roddy White SYR ATL 115
35 WR Marques Colston MER NOS 109
36 RB Willis McGahee DAL DEN 108
37 RB Reggie Bush KEY/SYR MIA 107
38 WR Vincent Jackson BOS SDO 106
T39 RB Steven Jackson BOB STL 103
T39 RB Matt Forte BOS CHI 103
T39 RB Ryan Matthews MER SDC 103
T39 WR Mike Wallace NCT PIT 103
43 WR Greg Jennings BOS GBP 102

Final Standings 2011 Season

 

POINT STANDINGS OVERALL AND BY POSITION – FINAL
TEAM QB RB WR K TOT
BOB 151 275 319 108 853
BOS 255 402 271 129 1057
DAL 196 229 461 155 1041
FFL 183 217 395 143 938
HVV 275 255 325 128 983
KEY 138 253 206 148 745
MER 325 217 260 133 935
MIA 175 202 296 113 786
MIM 200 306 214 152 872
NCT 219 122 233 115 689
OCD 131 223 383 124 861
PHI 119 453 278 152 1002
RIB 153 243 171 127 694
SYR 304 283 223 171 981
LOW HIGH

FINAL REGULAR SEASON

PATERNO DIVISION
Team W L T PCT GB Strk Div Wks PF Back PA
Y=Syracuse Blizzard 9 5 0 0.643 0 L1 4-4-0 1.5 829.0 45.0 706.0
Z=Boston Wildcats 8 5 1 0.607 0.5 L1 5-3-0 2.5 874.0 0.0 765.0
MassIll Mud 8 6 0 0.571 1 W1 5-3-0 1 746.0 128.0 771.0
Frelinghuysen Froglickers 7 7 0 0.500 2 W1 3-5-0 2 704.0 170.0 735.0
Philadelphia Griffins 6 8 0 0.429 3 W1 3-5-0 1 825.0 49.0 810.0
CAPPELLETTI DIVISION
Team W L T PCT GB Strk Div Wks PF Back PA
Y=Dallas Armadillos 9 4 1 0.679 0 L2 5-2-1 1 805.0 69.0 682.0
New Chester Thorobreds 6 7 1 0.464 3 L1 4-4-0 0 584.0 290.0 644.0
Mercer Mustangs 5 8 1 0.393 4 W1 3-4-1 0 700.0 174.0 745.0
Keystone Longfellows 5 9 0 0.357 4.5 W2 4-4-0 0 582.0 292.0 708.0
Miami Muffdivers 5 9 0 0.357 4.5 L3 3-5-0 0 633.0 241.0 791.0
ENGLE DIVISION
Team W L T PCT GB Strk Div Wks PF Back PA
Y=Happy Valley Violence 10 4 0 0.714 0 W6 5-1-0 1 803.0 71.0 722.0
Orange Co. Beach Dudes 6 7 1 0.464 3.5 L2 3-3-0 2 717.0 157.0 661.0
Richburgh Raptors 6 8 0 0.429 4 W2 3-3-0 0 611.0 263.0 681.0
Big Oregon Bang 5 8 1 0.393 4.5 L1 1-5-0 2 725.0 149.0 717.0

Y = Division Winner; Z = WildCard