Week 3 update

We are three weeks into the 2018 season, and we only have one undefeated team remaining (New Pepper Patriots) and two winless teams remaining (OCD Beach Dudes, MER Mustangs).

This week starts the beginning of the waivers process, so all drop/adds after kickoff will be queued up and go through the waiver process every Tuesday night at 9pm EST. After Tuesday waivers, transactions go back to first-come, first-serve until the next kickoff. The waivers period ends and all transactions revert to first-come, first-serve after kickoff week 11.

We’ve seen some high scores through the first 3 weeks, including 100+ point games each week so far (Dallas, Keystone, and Miami in that order). In the previous 26 seasons, we’ve had 62 scores of 100+ points — an average of 2.3 times per season.

So that got me wondering if teams scoring 100+ points 3 weeks in a row was a new record in our league. Answer: It is not. We’ve had numerous instances of 2 weeks in a row with 100+ scores. We’ve only once before saw 100+ point games 3 weeks in a row, but it didn’t stop at three: it happened in FOUR consecutive weeks in 2004:

Week 13: BOS Wildcats 127
Week 14: BOS Wildcats 102
Week 15: BOS Wildcats 113
Week 16: PHI Griffins 109

The funny thing about that 2004 BOS Wildcats team: it didn’t make the playoffs but finished second overall in points (and lost 109-61 to the Griffins in the consolation bracket). It was the ultimate bust-to-boom team, starting the year 2-7, but finishing 8-8. The average score in the 8 losses was 37 pts/wk; the average score in the 8 wins was 87 pts/wk. (The WR trio of Chad Johnson, Joe Horn and Drew Bennett broke out big time after week 9, and a young RB by the name of Larry Johnson made a big splash starting in week 12.)

But enough FFL nostalgia … here’s the early line as of Tuesday night for week 4 FFL matchups:

KEY 70% favorite over OCD
NPP 70% favorite over PHI
BBF 65% favorite over CHI
DAL 65% favorite over FFL
BOS 55% favorite over MIA
HVV vs. BOB toss up
MER will still be winless after week 4, since they have a bye.

Happy first weekend of fall, everyone … and ROAR, LIONS ROAR!!!


2018 Draft Lottery Results

The FFL Draft Lottery was held on July 21st and here are the results of the top 7 picks as determined by lottery:

  1. OCD Beach Dudes
  2. FFL Froglickers
  3. MIA Muffdivers
  4. HVV Violence
  5. PHI Griffins
  6. MER Mustangs
  7. BOB Big Bang

The draft will be Tuesday night, September 4th starting at 8pm EST.

2017 Wrap-Up From Nick


  • Highest single season transaction usage ever $622.
  • Old high was $558 (2014)
  • As usual 8 of last 9 years Eggo had the fewest transactions
  • And, as usual Sam and Ying led the lead with most, Sam 102 and Ying 96; narrowly missing records of 110 by Ying (2014) and 108 by Sam (2015)


  • Ver was in the money for the first time since 2010.
  • He had 3rd biggest payout ever of $906; Sam had $940 (2014) and Weavers $912 (2013)
  • And, for the first time ever, Ver ended with the biggest payout in the league.  He was second in 2002 and 2010 seasons


  • KEY Ver and BOS Ying, both lottery picks this season, had this year’s biggest payouts.
  • No surprise, they sported the biggest team point improvements: BOS Ying 11th place overall last season to 2nd; followed by KEY Ver 7th to 1st
  • Biggest drop was BOB Banger 4th to 13th (last)


  • Longest current streak in the money is now 5 consecutive seasons by DAL Paul/Sam
  • 2009 was last time FFL Zilb had a winning record
  • HVV Trz/Chris/Jeff had their first back-to-back losing seasons since they became team owners (in 2011).  The last time this franchise had consecutive losing records was in 2000 (capping an annual run of 4 consecutive losing seasons, the first four seasons that Ross Hessler was the owner after replacing David Lieberman).
  • PHI Fisher had losing seasons consecutively for first time ever!
  • NPP Rich/Mike had their first consecutive winning seasons since 1992-93 first two years of league when Slick was the franchise owner.
  • NPP is a combined 21-3 over the last two regular seasons.  OCD Dan/Ross are 5-19 over the same span.

Fantasy Football Flyer MEGA 2017 Wrap-Up

It’s SNOWPOCALYPSE 2018.1 in New England, and the University is already closed for Thursday due to the weather forecast, so since I can sleep in I decided to conjure up “Night Owl Ying” and do our 2017 end-of-season mega update to the FFL-GOO website, stats pages, and spreadsheet for this year.

BIG THANKS to Trz for updating all the scores in the league spreadsheet throughout the season.

Speaking of spreadsheet — it’s a wrap for 2017. All updates are done, and prospect-eligible players are highlighted (baby blue). Top Players are also now additional tabs in the spreadsheet and will not be lists posted on fflgoo.com going forward. 40 players scored 100+ points this season (last tab on spreadsheet).
Visit the league docs page and click the link for the 2017 Spreadsheet.
FFL League Docs:
(It’s a Google Sheet on Google Docs website, but you can also export it as an Excel file if you want. If you need help google “export Google Sheet as Excel file”)

Congratulations to Keystone for winning the Grand Slam of the league — both the Fantasy Bowl and the Points Championship in the same season. That was only done 6 times previously, and all by different teams.
Year-by-Year Finishes:

You might have heard that scoring was down this year in the NFL for the first time in several years. Our league records reflect that trend. FFL-GOO teams scored a combined 11,694 points on the year, the lowest since 2010. The average FFL-GOO team scored 52.9 points per week this season, the lowest total since 2011.
FFL-GOO Points Trends:

We only had 2 teams break 100 points in a game this year. It’s now happened 62 times in our 26-year history.
All 100+ Point Games:

New Pepper’s 11-game winning streak this season ties a league record that only happened ONCE before — the 1995 Griffins are the only other team who have won 11 in a row (and that was with a 14-game regular season in 1995)

Oregon only scored a total of 52 points for the entire year at the RB position. If you think that’s historically bad, you would be close. It’s the second-worst ever. In 1997 the Mission Viejo Impossibles only managed to score 29 points at RB for the entire year.
Highs/Lows for Positions:

Tom Brady finished as the highest-scoring QB, and it seems a little surprising this is only the second time he’s been the top QB in FFL-GOO. Todd Gurley was the top-scoring RB, De’Andre Hopkins was the top-scoring WR/TE, and Justin Tucker the top-scoring K.
High Players by Position:


The Beach Dudes will have the highest number of chances (18) in the draft lottery followed by Philadelphia (17).
2018 Draft Lottery Chances: https://fflgoo.wordpress.com/2018/01/03/2018-draft-lottery-chances/

Other than the lottery picks, Mercer will have the 1st pick in all other rounds.
2018 Regular Draft Order: https://fflgoo.wordpress.com/2018/01/04/2018-regular-draft-order/

Divisions for 2018 are posted: https://fflgoo.wordpress.com/2018/01/03/2018-divisions/

I’m hoping SNOWPOCALYPSE 2018.1 drifts *away* from my sidewalk and driveway, because my snowblower is in the shop for repairs and not coming home until next week. Wish me luck 🙂
Happy 2018 everyone!


2018 Regular Draft Order

Other than the first 7 picks of the first round (which will be determined by lottery), the regular 2018 Draft Order is as follows. Draft order is low record (points as tiebreaker) through week 13 up to high money winner from previous season.

  1. Mercer (3-9)
  2. Oregon (3-8-1; 512 pts)
  3. Philadelphia (3-8-1; 603 pts)
  4. Orange County (4-8; 605 pts)
  5. Miami (4-8; 634 pts)
  6. Happy Valley (4-8; 650 pts)
  7. Frelinghuysen (5-7)
  8. Syracuse ($160)
  9. Dallas ($175)
  10. New Pepper ($250)
  11. Chicago ($300)
  12. Boston ($460)
  13. Keystone ($745)

note: winnings are min. amounts before transaction pool is added