Dallas Wins Points Championship

The Dallas Armadillos win the FFL-GOO league points championship for 2016, finishing the year with 1,213 points. New Chester finishes second with 1,159. The Fantasy Bowl champion Mud finish out of the money in a close third place, 26 points behind at 1,133.

This is the second time in the past three years that Dallas has captured the top points trophy. They also won the points championship in 2014. The Armadillos have now finished 1st or 2nd in total points in four of the past six seasons.

With the win of the points championship and a runner-up finish in the Fantasy Bowl, Dallas wins the most prize money this year. New Chester finishes 2nd in overall prize money. Approximate payouts this year will be:

MIM – Champions (425)
DAL – RunnerUp (300) + High Points (320) (620 total)
NCT – 3rd Place (250) + RunnerUp Points (260) (510 total)
MIA – 4th (200)
MER – 5th (175)
BOB – 6th (160)

The Orange County Beach Dudes get the dubious distinction of finishing with the lowest points this season, clocking in at 714 total points. In a season when 3 teams had 100+ point scores in a single week, the poor Beach Dudes finished the year with just 99 TOTAL POINTS for all their running backs combined. (And if you think this is a historic low, you would be wrong … it’s been worse for a few a teams at RB through the years, but none moreso than in 1997 when an FFL team managed to score only 29 points FOR THE YEAR combined at RBs. That team is also very familiar to Orange County – it was the Mission Viejo Impossibles.)

Orange County’s 10-game losing streak this season is the longest since New Chester lost 10 in a row in 2009. The Mud become the 6th team in league history to record a 10-game winning streak within a season. The longest winning streak in one season was an 11-game winning streak for the Griffins in 1995.

Aaron Rodgers and Drew Brees TIED for the highest-scoring FFL player this year, each finishing at 283 points as a starter. David Johnson was highest-scoring RB (247), Jordy Nelson at receiver (157) and Justin Tucker at kicker (167). There were 43 fantasy players that posted 100+ points as starters this season. The list is ranked here:
https://fflgoo.wordpress.com/2017/01/04/2016-top-players/

LOTS OF OTHER UPDATES to fflgoo.com:

2017 Draft Lottery Chances:
https://fflgoo.wordpress.com/2017/01/04/2017-draft-lottery-chances/

2017 Regular Draft Order:
https://fflgoo.wordpress.com/2017/01/04/2017-regular-draft-order/

2017 Divisions:
https://fflgoo.wordpress.com/2017/01/04/2017-divisions/

And all the pages in our Records section updated to reflect end of 2016 season:
https://fflgoo.wordpress.com/records/

2016 Top Players

Here are all the players who scored 100+ points as starters in 2016 season.

Rank Player POS NFL Team FFL Team Points
1 Drew Brees QB NO DAL 283
Aaron Rodgers QB GB PHI 283
3 David Johnson RB ARZ BOB 247
4 Ezekiel Elliott RB DAL NCT 237
5 Andrew Luck QB IND OCD 224
6 Matt Ryan QB ATL MIA 213
7 Ben Roethlisberger QB PIT HVV 194
8 LeSean McCoy RB BUF SYR 193
Tom Brady QB NE FFL 193
10 LeGarrette Blount RB NE PHI 191
11 Derek Carr QB OAK MIM 182
12 LeVeon Bell RB PIT DAL 180
13 DeMarco Murray RB TEN FFL 177
14 Justin Tucker K BAL PHI 167
15 Davonta Freeman RB ATL BOS 165
16 Marcus Mariota QB TEN BOB 161
17 Kirk Cousins QB WAS BOS 160
18 Melvin Gordon RB SD MIM 159
19 Jordy Nelson WR GB MIM 157
20 Antonio Brown WR PIT NCT 147
21 Jordan Howard RB CHI KEY 143
22 Odell Beckham Jr WR NYG MIM 142
23 Adam Vinatieri K IND HVV 140
Mark Ingram RB NO SYR 140
25 Mike Evans WR TB NCT 134
26 Julio Jones WR ATL DAL 132
Cam Newton QB CAR NCT 132
28 Stephen Gostkowski K NE BOS 127
29 Matt Prater K DET MIA 126
30 Carson Palmer QB CIN MER 119
31 Brandin Cooks WR NO BOS 117
32 Jeremy Hill RB CIN NCT 111
Jonathan Stewart RB CAR MER 111
34 Matt Bryant K ATL FFL 110
Caleb Sturgis K PHI BOB 110
36 Matt Forte RB NYJ FFL 109
T.Y. Hilton WR IND FFL 109
38 Brandon McManus K DEN KEY 105
Doug Baldwin WR SEA OCD 105
Andy Dalton QB CIN SYR 105
41 Russell Wilson QB SEA KEY 104
Carlos Hyde RB SF MIA 104
43 Jay Ajayi RB MIA MIM 100

MassIll defeats Dallas in 111-58 Mudbath to win FB:XXV

The MassIll Mud entered Fantasy Bowl XXV as the #1 seed but also as a slight underdog to Dallas. In the end, it wasn’t even close — the Mud blew out the Armadillos 111-58 to win the franchise’s second league championship.

The Mud’s 53-point win is the largest margin of victory ever in FFL-GOO’s league title game. MIM’s 111 points was the second-most points ever scored in a Fantasy Bowl behind the 117 points Syracuse scored in 2013. Five MIM players finished in double digits, lead by RB Jay Ajayi (25 points) and WRs Jordy Nelson (24) and Sammy Watkins (18).

With their Fantasy Bowl win, the Mud finish the season with a league-high 10-game winning streak and a final record of 13-1. Only two other teams in the 25-year history of our league finished the year with only one loss: the 2012 Mercer Mustangs (14-1-1) and the 1997 Pennsylvania Wildcats (15-1).

The consolation game for 3rd place was much closer; the game was tied entering the Monday night NFL game, and New Chester pulled out a 56-51 win over Miami on the strength of Zeke Elliott’s Monday night game.

MassIll’s 111 points also vaulted them back into striking distance for the overall points awards. The top 2 teams in overall points take additional prize money, and going into the final week of the NFL season only 59 points separate the top three fantasy teams:

Dallas – 1150
New Chester – 1116 (34 points back)
MassIll – 1091 (59 points back)

Wild Card round playoff wrap up

Congratulations to the two teams from Florida — Miami and Dallas — on their wins in the Wild Card round. The Armadillos had the week’s high score in the 80-39 thumping of the Big Bang. In the other game, the Muffdivers prevailed 55-44 over Mercer in a matchup of 6-6 teams.

During their playoff week byes, the Mud scored 40 points while the Thorobreds scored 67 points.

As the #1 overall seed this year, Mass Ill Mud owner Ronnie Feldman gets to choose his opponent for the semi-final round. Will the Mud’s opponent be Miami or Dallas?

The Mud will go Diving vs. Miami. Ronnie’s looking to get into the finals. “Daddy’s gotta pay the rent” he quipped.

Week 15 matchups:

#1 MIM Mud (11-1) vs. #6 MIA Muffdivers (7-6)
#2 NCT Thorobreds (10-2) vs. #4 DAL Armadillos (9-4)

Meanwhile, in the overall points race, it’s shaping up to be a 2-team race. Dallas leads New Chester by ONE POINT: 1012 to 1011 with 3 weeks remaining. The third-place team (MIM) is more than 80 points back.

2016 – Final Regular Season Standings

ENGLE DIVISION
Team W L T PCT GB STRK DivWL PF PA
*MassIll Mud 11 1 0 .917 0 W8 8-0 890 629

‡Miami Muffdivers

6 6 0 .500 5 W1 3-5 728 734
Philadelphia Griffins 5 7 0 .417 6 L2 3-5 743 799
Syracuse Blizzard 5 7 0 .417 6 L1 3-5 731 673
Boston Wildcats 4 8 0 .333 7 W2 3-5 695 719
CAPPELLETTI DIVISION
Team W L T PCT GB STRK DivWL PF PA
*New Chester Thorobreds 10 2 0 .833 0 W2 4-2 958 680

‡Dallas Armadillos

8 4 0 .667 2 L1 4-2 943 742

‡Big Oregon Bang

8 4 0 .667 2 W3 4-2 824 671
Orange Co. Beach Dudes 1 11 0 .083 9 L10 0-6 555 773
PATERNO DIVISION
Team W L T PCT GB STRK DivWL PF PA
*Mercer Mustangs 6 6 0 .500 0 L1 5-1 667 652
Keystone Longfellows 6 6 0 .500 0 W1 4-2 717 733
Frelinghuysen Froglickers 4 8 0 .333 2 W1 2-4 737 712
Happy Valley Violence 4 8 0 .333 2 L5 1-5 826 848

* – Division Winner
‡ – Wild Card