Blizzard completes grand slam, wins points championship

The Syracuse Blizzard completed the FFL Grand Slam for the 2014 season — winning the Points Championship to go along with their Fantasy Bowl win. It’s the 5th time in our 21-year league history the same team has won the FFL Grand Slam, following the Griffins (2006), Thorobreds (2005), Wildcats (1997), and Cheeseheads (1994).

Syracuse’s total of 1,335 points eclipses the previous high score for a single season, a record previously held by the Orange County Beach Dudes who scored 1,298 points in 2007.

Mercer (1155 points) and Philadelphia (1124 points) take the final two money prizes, finishing 1-2 in high points for non-playoff teams.

Final points for 2013 season:

1. Syracuse 1335
2. Dallas 1267
3. Mercer 1155
4. Philadelphia 1124
5. Oregon 1117
6. Happy Valley 1032
7. Miami 999
8. Frelinghuysen 902
9. Keystone 897
10. Orange County 863
11. New Chester 856
12. MassIll 819
13. Boston 816
14. Richburgh 671

Top Players of 2013

51 players scored 100 or more points. Full list of all top players from 2013:

NAME POSITION NFL TEAM FFL TEAM TOTAL PTS AS STARTER
1 Peyton Manning QB DEN SYR 372
2 Drew Brees QB NO MER 299
3 Jamaal Charles RB KC DAL 242
4 Matthew Stafford QB DET HVV 221
5 LeShon McCoy RB PHI SYR 213
6 Tony Romo QB DAL MIM 198
7 Cam Newton QB CAR BOS 194
8 Matt Forte RB CHI HVV 192
Andrew Luck QB IND OCD 192
10 Marshawn Lynch RB SEA BOB 187
11 DeMaryius Thomas WR DEN MER 172
12 Calvin Johnson WR DET DAL 171
Tom Brady QB NE FFL 171
14 Stephen Gostkowski K NE NCT 170
15 Matt Prater K DEN PHI 166
Knowshon Moreno RB DEN MER 166
17 Adrian Peterson RB MIN OCD 164
18 AJ Green WR CIN WR 158
19 Josh Gordon WR CLE PHI 156
20 Eddy Lacy RB GB PHI 155
Jimmy Graham TE NO DAL 155
Justin Tucker K BAL FFL 155
23 Brandon Marshall WR CHI MER 150
Dez Bryant WR DAL MIA 150
Steven Haushka K SEA BOB 150
26 Antonio Brown WR PIT NCT 148
27 Eric Decker WR DEN FFL 144
28 Russell Wilson QB SEA DAL 142
29 DeSean Jackson WR PHI KEY 136
30 Alfred Morris RB WAS BOS 135
31 Frank Gore RB SF MIA 132
32 Chris Johnson RB TEN MIM 128
33 Jordy Nelson WR GB MIM 127
34 Reggie Bush RB DET SYR 125
35 Robert Griffin III QB WAS RIB 124
36 Ben Roethlisberger QB PIT BOB 122
37 Blair Walsh K MIN KEY 121
38 Ryan Matthews RB SD SYR 119
39 Colin Kaepernick QB SF KEY 116
Alshon Jeffery WR CHI SYR 116
41 Andre Johnson WR HOU PHI 115
42 Aaron Rodgers QB GB PHI 114
43 Vincent Jackson WR TB BOB 112
44 Vernon Davis TE SF RIB 111
45 Anquan Boldin WR SF MIA 110
46 Mason Crosby K GB HVV 107
47 Pierre Garcon WR WAS SYR 106
48 Carson Palmer QB ARZ PHI 105
Shaun Suisham K PIT MIA 105
50 Larry Fitzgerald WR ARZ BOS 104
Matt Ryan QB ATL MIA 104

2013 Draft

Round Pick Fantasy Team Player Name Pos NFL
1 1 RIB Raptors  Lamar Miller  RB  MIA
2 PHI Griffins  Eddie Lacy  RB  GB
3 BOS (via NCT)  Giovani Bernard  RB  CIN
4 SYR Blizzard  Ryan Matthews  RB  SD
5 DAL Armadillos  Le’Veon Bell (IR)  RB  PIT
6 BOB (via FFL)  Daryl Richardson  RB  STL
7 KEY (via MIM)  Colin Kaepernick  QB  SF
8 MIM (via KEY)  Ahmad Bradshaw  RB  IND
9 MIA Muffdivers  Montee Ball  RB  DEN
10 BOS Wildcats  DeAngelo Williams  RB  CAR
11 HVV Violence  Marques Colston  WR  NO
12 MER Mustangs  Tavon Austin  WR  STL
13 OCD Beach Dudes  Greg Jennings  WR  MIN
14 BOB Big Bang  Hakeem Nicks  WR  NYG
2 15 KEY (via MIM)  Wes Welker  WR  DEN
16 NCT Thorobreds  Antonio Brown  WR  PIT
17 DAL (via RIB)  Ben Tate  RB  HOU
18 SYR Blizzard  Penalty Rule
19 PHI (via FFL)  Kenbrell Thompkins  WR  NE
20 MIM (via DAL)  Jordy Nelson  WR  GB
21 MIM (via KEY)  Miles Austin  WR  DAL
22 PHI Griffins  Bryce Brown  RB  PHI
23 MIA Muffdivers  Anquan Boldin  WR  SF
24 BOS Wildcats  Justin Blackmon  WR  JAC
25 BOS (via HVV)  Chris Givens  WR  STL
26 KEY (via MIM; via MER)  Danny Woodhead  RB  SD
27 OCD Beach Dudes  Ronnie Hillman  RB  DEN
28 BOS (via BOB)  Stepfan Taylor  RB  ARZ
3 29 MER (via MIM)  Bernard Pierce  RB  BAL
30 NCT Thorobreds  Joe Flacco  QB  BAL
31 RIB Raptors  Ben Roethlisberger  QB  PIT
32 SYR Blizzard  Michael Floyd  WR  ARZ
33 BOB (via FFL)  Eli Manning  QB  NYG
34 DAL Armadillos  De’Andre Hopkins  WR  HOU
35 KEY Longfellows  Johnathan Franklin  RB  GB
36 PHI Griffins  Cordarrelle Patterson  WR  MIN
37 MIA Muffdivers  Emmanuel Sanders  WR  PIT
38 HVV (via BOS)  Tony Gonzalez  TE  ATL
39 HVV Violence  Roy Helu  RB  WAS
40 MIM (via MER)  Ryan Broyles  WR  DET
41 OCD Beach Dudes  Lance Moore  WR  NO
42 NCT (via BOB)  Mike Tolbert  RB  CAR
SUP 43 NCT Thorobreds  Stephen Gostkowski  K  NE
44 BOB Big Bang  Kendall Hunter  RB  SF
4 45 MIM Mud  Joseph Randle  RB  DAL
46 NCT Thorobreds  LaRod Stephens-Howling  RB  PIT
47 RIB Raptors  Golden Tate  WR  SEA
48 SYR Blizzard  Alshon Jeffery  WR  CHI
49 FFL Froglickers  Sidney Rice  WR  SEA
50 DAL Armadillos  Christine Michael  RB  SEA
51 KEY Longfellows  Aaron Dobson  WR  NE
52 PHI Griffins  Matt Prater  K  DEN
53 MIA Muffdivers  Stevie Johnson  WR  BUF
54 BOS Wildcats  E. J. Manuel  QB  BUF
55 HVV Violence  Knile Davis  RB  KC
56 MER Mustangs  Knowshon Moreno  RB  DEN
57 BOS (via OCD)  Greg Little  WR  CLE
58 BOB Big Bang  Vick Ballard  RB  IND
5 59 PHI (via MIM)  Michael Vick  QB  PHI
60 NCT Thorobreds  Jermichael Finley  TE  GB
61 RIB Raptors  Denarius Moore  WR  OAK
62 PHI (via SYR)  Kenny Stills  WR  NO
63 FFL Froglickers  Owen Daniels  TE  HOU
64 DAL Armadillos  Kendall Wright  WR  TEN
65 KEY Longfellows  Blair Walsh  K  MIN
66 SYR (via PHI)  Jared Cook  TE  STL
67 MIA Muffdivers  Malcolm Floyd  WR  SD
68 BOS Wildcats  Phil Dawson  K  SF
69 HVV Violence  Matt Bryant  K  ATL
70 MER Mustangs  Brandon LaFell  WR  CAR
71 OCD Beach Dudes  Carson Palmer  QB  ARZ
72 FFL (via BOB)  Justin Tucker  K  BAL
6 73 MIM Mud  Randy Bullock  K  HOU
74 NCT Thorobreds  Alex Smith  QB  KC
75 RIB Raptors  Tyler Eifert  TE  CIN
76 SYR Blizzard  Bilal Powell  RB  NYJ
77 FFL Froglickers  Isaac Redman  RB  PIT
78 DAL Armadillos  Joique Bell  RB  DET
79 KEY Longfellows  Isaiah Pead  RB  STL
80 PHI Griffins  Shonn Greene  RB  TEN
81 MIA Muffdivers  Fred Jackson  RB  BUF
82 OCD (via BOS)  Kenjon Barner  RB  CAR
83 HVV Violence  Michael Bush  RB  CHI
84 MER Mustangs  Greg Zuerlein  K  STL
85 OCD Beach Dudes  Alex Henery  K  PHI
86 BOB Big Bang  Michael Crabtree (IR)  WR  SF
7 87 MIM Mud  Robert Woods  WR  BUF
88 NCT Thorobreds  Brian Hartline  WR  MIA
89 RIB Raptors  Jonathan Stewart  RB  CAR
90 SYR Blizzard  Garrett Hartley  K  NO
91 FFL Froglickers  Zac Stacy  RB  STL
92 DAL Armadillos  Percy Harvin (IR)  WR  SEA
93 KEY Longfellows  Lance Dunbar  RB  DAL
94 MER (via PHI)  Mohamed Sanu  WR  CIN
95 MIA Muffdivers  Santana Moss  WR  WAS
96 NCT (via BOS)  Denard Robinson  RB  JAC
97 HVV Violence  Darrius Heward-Bey  WR  IND
98 MER Mustangs  Toby Gerhart  RB  MIN
99 OCD Beach Dudes  Rashad Jennings  RB  OAK
100 BOB Big Bang  Quinton Patton  WR  SF
SUP 101 NCT Thorobreds  Felix Jones  RB  PIT
8 102 MIM Mud  Marcus Lattimore (IR)  RB  SF
extra NCT Thorobreds
103 RIB Raptors  Kai Forbath  K  WAS
104 SYR Blizzard  Daniel Thomas  RB  MIA
105 FFL Froglickers  Jacoby Jones  WR  BAL
106 DAL Armadillos  David Akers  K  DET
extra KEY Longfellows
107 MER (via PHI)  Keenan Allen  WR  SD
108 MIA Muffdivers  Josh Brown  K  NYG
109 BOS Wildcats  Jake Locker  QB  TEN
110 HVV Violence  Greg Olsen  TE  CAR
111 MER Mustangs  James Starks  RB  GB
112 OCD Beach Dudes  Mario Manningham (IR)  WR  SF
113 BOB Big Bang  Jay Cutler  QB  CHI
9 114 MIM Mud  Santonio Holmes  WR  NYJ
extra NCT Thorobreds
115 RIB Raptors  Robert Turbin  RB  SEA
116 SYR Blizzard  Antonio Gates  TE  SD
117 FFL Froglickers  Nate Washington  WR  TEN
118 DAL Armadillos  Markus Wheaton  WR  PIT
extra KEY Longfellows
119 PHI Griffins  Zach Sudfeld  TE  NE
120 MIA Muffdivers  Josh Freeman  QB  TB
extra BOS Wildcats
121 HVV Violence  Ryan Williams  RB  ARZ
122 MER Mustangs  Kyle Rudolph  TE  MIN
123 OCD Beach Dudes  Leonard Hankerson WR WAS
124 BOB Big Bang  Patrick Edwards  WR  DET
SUP 125 FFL Froglickers  Matt Schaub  QB  HOU
126 DAL Armadillos  Rod Streater  WR  OAK
127 BOB Big Bang  Marcel Reese  RB  OAK
128 OCD Beach Dudes  LaGarrette Blount  RB  NE
129 BOB Big Bang  Steven Hauschka  K  SEA

Blizzard Whites Out Dallas 117-67

The Syracuse Blizzard won the franchise’s 4th Fantasy Bowl with a convincing 117-67 white out of the Dallas Armadillos. Dallas managed a respectable 67 points, but Syracuse obliterated the previous high score of 93 points scored in a Fantasy Bowl (by New Chester in 2005). 

The Blizzard’s 4th Fantasy Bowl Championship ties the record held by the Philadelphia Griffins, who have also won four Fantasy Bowls. Rather ironic considering Syracause’s top Fantasy Bowl performers (Peyton Manning with 31 points and LeShon McCoy with 23 points) were acquired via trade from the Griffins before this season. Griffins fans have to be looking at the scoreboard and wondering “what if.” 

Oregon defeated Happy Valley 53-42 in the consolation game for third place.

Syracuse’s strong showing has also pushed them into the lead in the overall points race. The Blizzard and Armadillos seem almost certain to finish 1-2 in the points race, but it will be too close to call entering the final week. Philadelphia and Mercer seem poised to win the final two prizes for high points of non-playoff teams.

2013 Final Regular Season Standings

FFL-GOO! 2014 Final Regular Season Standings
Cappelletti Division
Team W L T Streak Div PF PA
Syracuse Blizzard 9 5 0 W2 6-2-0 1059.0 814.0
Boston Wildcats 7 7 0 W2 4-4-0 713.0 739.0
Orange Co. Beach Dudes 7 7 0 W1 4-4-0 692.0 753.0
Keystone Longfellows 6 8 0 L2 4-4-0 766.0 922.0
Richburgh Raptors 4 10 0 L4 2-6-0 621.0 836.0
Engle Division
Team W L T Streak Div PF PA
Dallas Armadillos 9 4 1 W4 4-1-1 1077.0 870.0
Mercer Mustangs 8 6 0 W1 4-2-0 975.0 776.0
Miami Muffdivers 5 9 0 L2 2-4-0 793.0 887.0
New Chester Thorobreds 3 10 1 L1 1-4-1 711.0 890.0
Paterno Division
Team W L T Streak Div PF PA
Happy Valley Violence 9 5 0 L1 6-2-0 845.0 817.0
Philadelphia Griffins 9 5 0 W3 5-3-0 942.0 760.0
Big Oregon Bang 9 5 0 W1 4-4-0 941.0 834.0
Frelinghuysen Froglickers 7 7 0 L1 4-4-0 751.0 861.0
MassIll Mud 5 9 0 L3 1-7-0 696.0 823.0