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Fantasy Football – Week 12

Officially Logan is the only one that has secured a playoff spot, but realistically, our playoffs are set with Logan, Ben, Andy, and Tyler. Thank you to everyone for continuing to start full rosters even if you can’t hope to make the playoffs!

We had two kickers post 21 points each this week! Daniel Carlson did it for Andy and Nick Folk did it for me. The season high is 22 points by Graham Gano back in Week 2 as a free agent. Last week Evan McPherson and Jake Elliott had 20 and 19 points respectively. Maybe it’s time for your kicking position to get an upgrade?

As I looked into the playoff picture, I thought about making a tool that would let me pick winners of games for the rest of the regular season and see how that affected the playoff picture, but then I realized that someone had probably already done that. Sure enough, theffhub.com came to the rescue. They read the data about our league and produce an awesome set of charts including playoff odds. I wish I had found this earlier in the season but I look forward to using it more next year. As you can see, Logan is a lock for the top seed in the playoffs but seeds 2-4 are undecided.

Team Name1st2nd3rd4th5th6th7th8thTotal
Goat Ropers97.72.150.1500000100
Kool Aid Kid1.168.5718.4811.850000100
RAAAWWWRRRRR!!!0.8816.650.9531.570000100
Krazy Kanuck0.3312.6830.4254.272.300097.7

Another interesting page on that site is the schedule comparison. I’ve written a lot about Luke’s very tough schedule this year. If anyone else had the same schedule, the best they could have done was 6-6, so don’t question whether luck plays a role in this league.

This week’s power rankings show Nick peaking at the wrong time while Logan remains on top.

  1. Logan
  2. Nick ▲2
  3. Ben ▲3
  4. Tim ▲1

On to the weekly awards…

 This WeekThis SeasonAll Time
Highest Team ScoreBen had 131.38Andy had 167.86 (Week 6)Luke had 202.63 (2019)
Lowest Team ScoreLuke had 81.97Andy had 60.86 (Week 9)Andy had 41.29 (2015)
Biggest BlowoutTim beat Luke by 17.89Chelsea beat Andy by 77.04 (Week 3)Luke beat Andy by 113.02 (2010)
Closest WinLogan beat Chelsea by 2.59Logan beat Ben by 0.92 (Week 10)Tyler beat Nick by 0.01 (2018)
Longest Active Winning StreakLogan has a 6 game winning streak.Was: Logan has a 5 game winning streak (Week 11)Micah (2011) and Ben (2015) had 8 game winning streaks
Longest Active Losing StreakNick has a 5 game losing streak.Chelsea has a 5 game losing streak. (Week 9)Kyle had a 14 game losing streak (2011)
Highest Scoring PlayerLeonard Fournette had 40.60 for Logan.Jonathan Taylor had 51.90 for Nick (Week 11)Drew Brees had 60.54 on Tim’s bench (2015)
Lowest winning scoreTyler won with 92.73Andy won with 89.80 (Week 8)Tim beat Jim with 79.34 (2015)
Highest losing scoreNick lost with 119.75Logan lost with 143.14 (Week 6)Tim lost to Luke with 169.11 (2019)

Fantasy Football – Week 11

Congrats to Logan who has become the first player in our league to clinch a playoff spot! His stellar 9-2 record is enough to at least guarantee him 4th spot, though at the rate he is going, it’s hard to him imagine going in without a high seed. Andy and Tyler continued their top 4 run with wins, making me the only top four team with a loss. There’s a pretty big gap between 4th and 5th places but it’s still possible that we’ll see some changes in the playoff roster with four games left in the regular season.

The weekly power rankings keep Logan and Tyler on top but Nick and Andy are climbing the ranks:

  1. Logan
  2. Tyler
  3. Andy ▲3
  4. Nick ▲1

On to the weekly awards…

 This WeekThis SeasonAll Time
Highest Team ScoreLogan had 154.47Andy had 167.86 (Week 6)Luke had 202.63 (2019)
Lowest Team ScoreChelsea had 96.55Andy had 60.86 (Week 9)Andy had 41.29 (2015)
Biggest BlowoutLogan beat Tim by 29.98Chelsea beat Andy by 77.04 (Week 3)Luke beat Andy by 113.02 (2010)
Closest WinTyler beat Nick by 1.09Logan beat Ben by 0.92 (Week 10)Tyler beat Nick by 0.01 (2018)
Longest Active Winning StreakLogan has a 5 game winning streakWas: Logan has a 4 game winning streak (Week 10)Micah (2011) and Ben (2015) had 8 game winning streaks
Longest Active Losing StreakNick has a 4 game losing streak.Chelsea has a 5 game losing streak. (Week 9)Kyle had a 14 game losing streak (2011)
Highest Scoring PlayerJonathan Taylor had 51.90 for NickWas: Justin Herbert had 50.82 for Tim (Week 5)Drew Brees had 60.54 on Tim’s bench (2015)
Lowest winning scoreAndy won with 116.89Andy won with 89.80 (Week 8)Tim beat Jim with 79.34 (2015)
Highest losing scoreNick lost with 125.72Logan lost with 143.14 (Week 6)Tim lost to Luke with 169.11 (2019)

Fantasy Football – Week 10

This week went almost exactly as the ratings predicted for our league. All the top seeded teams won except for a spousal battle in the Scherschel household. Chelsea got her second win with authority by putting up the highest score that was 17 points higher than anything we’ve seen since week 7! I pull in the honor of closest loss this week with the frustration of Patrick Mahomes putting up a slump-busting 46 points on my bench. It’s hard to argue that I “should have won” that matchup with such a bonehead move in retrospect. But regardless, that means that Logan is now in sole possession of first place with an astounding 8-2 record! Next week’s key matchup is probably Tyler and Nick sitting in 4th and 5th respectively. We are 2/3 of the way through the season and we have to start looking at who will nab those top 4 spots for the playoffs.

Here are the power rankings. Check out Chelsea moving up to the fourth spot! Want to know who is in 8th spot in the power rankings right now? It’s our third place team: Andy. Chelsea takes on Andy this week so let’s see how that one plays out!

  1. Logan
  2. Tyler ▲2
  3. Ben
  4. Chelsea ▲3

On to the weekly awards…

 This WeekThis SeasonAll Time
Highest Team ScoreChelsea had 141.3Andy had 167.86 (Week 6)Luke had 202.63 (2019)
Lowest Team ScoreLuke had 83.89Andy had 60.86 (Week 9)Andy had 41.29 (2015)
Biggest BlowoutTyler beat Luke by 45.71Chelsea beat Andy by 77.04 (Week 3)Luke beat Andy by 113.02 (2010)
Closest WinLogan beat Ben by 0.92Was: Luke beat Nick by 1.01 (Week 9)Tyler beat Nick by 0.01 (2018)
Longest Active Winning StreakLogan has a 4 game winning streakWas: Andy and Logan had 3 game winning streaks (Week 3) and Logan and Ben had 3 game winning streaks (Week 9)Micah (2011) and Ben (2015) had 8 game winning streaks
Longest Active Losing StreakNick has a 3 game losing streak.Chelsea has a 5 game losing streak. (Week 9)Kyle had a 14 game losing streak (2011)
Highest Scoring PlayerPatrick Mahomes had 46.24 on Ben’s benchJustin Herbert had 50.82 for Tim (Week 5)Drew Brees had 60.54 on Tim’s bench (2015)
Lowest winning scoreLogan won with 104.36Andy won with 89.80 (Week 8)Tim beat Jim with 79.34 (2015)
Highest losing scoreBen lost with 103.44Logan lost with 143.14 (Week 6)Tim lost to Luke with 169.11 (2019)

Fantasy Football – Week 9

The highlight of our league this week was the game between Luke and Nick. Going into Monday night, Nick only had his defense left and needed about 10 points to overtake Luke. Defenses generally start with a lot of points and then lose them since part of their score is based on the number of points scored by the opposing team. With 2:47 left in the game, Luke was winning by 0.01! He went on to win by 1.01 but any time a score is that close, I wonder if a stat correction will come in and overturn the result. But as it stands now, Luke found his second win of the season. This was the second time this season that Nick has lost by less than two points.

In other league news, Andy had a very rough week, beating his previous record for season low score. That dropped him out of the tie for first place. Logan and I are alone in first and we face off next week so when the dust settles, we’ll have someone in sole possession of first place.

There were no changes to the power rankings:

  1. Logan
  2. Nick
  3. Ben
  4. Tyler

On to the weekly awards…

 This WeekThis SeasonAll Time
Highest Team ScoreTim had 121.41Andy had 167.86 (Week 6)Luke had 202.63 (2019)
Lowest Team ScoreAndy had 60.86Was: Andy had 68.06 (Week 4)Andy had 41.29 (2015)
Biggest BlowoutTim beat Andy by 60.55Chelsea beat Andy by 77.04 (Week 3)Luke beat Andy by 113.02 (2010)
Closest WinLuke beat Nick by 1.01Was: Ben beat Nick by 1.96 (Week 5)Tyler beat Nick by 0.01 (2018)
Longest Active Winning StreakLogan and Ben have 3 game winning streaks.Andy and Logan had 3 game winning streaks (Week 3)Micah (2011) and Ben (2015) had 8 game winning streaks
Longest Active Losing StreakChelsea has a 5 game losing streak.Was: Luke had a 4 game losing streak (Week 4) and Chelsea had a 4 game losing streak (Week 8)Kyle had a 14 game losing streak (2011)
Highest Scoring PlayerJames Conner had 37.30 on Luke’s bench.Justin Herbert had 50.82 for Tim (Week 5)Drew Brees had 60.54 on Tim’s bench (2015)
Lowest winning scoreBen won with 100.69Andy won with 89.80 (Week 8)Tim beat Jim with 79.34 (2015)
Highest losing scoreNick lost with 104.92Logan lost with 143.14 (Week 6)Tim lost to Luke with 169.11 (2019)

Fantasy Football – Week 8

The Jaguars make the Seahawks look good! It was fun to watch a game where it was obvious that the Seahawks would win, and it was the first time I had ever seen an onside kick returned for a touchdown. Only 10 players have done that in the last 27 years. Believe it or not, the Seahawks are not in a terrible spot looking at the NFC wildcard race. They are currently on the bad end of some potential tie-breakers, but we’ll see where the season takes them.

In our league, everyone underperformed the Yahoo estimate except Nick. And Nick did that with a last minute scratch resulting in 0 points for his wide receiver. When you see that he has the closest loss, that hurts even more. In other painful loss news, Luke finally played the team with the second lowest score of the week and still lost. Ouch. Also, be sure to check out the record for winning with the lowest score because Andy just beat his previous record!

It’s going to be a busy week on the waiver wires as there are a lot of big bye weeks and injuries leaving empty spots for next week.

We’re over halfway to our league playoffs. There are only seven weeks left of the regular season in our league. I think it’s going to be tough for Luke and Chelsea to crawl back, but it’s not impossible and they can still have fun playing the spoiler. The top four positions are up for grabs for everyone else, but Tim is starting to get into must-win territory.

Power rankings:

  1. Logan
  2. Nick
  3. Ben ▲ 1
  4. Tyler ▲ 1

On to the weekly awards…

 This WeekThis SeasonAll Time
Highest Team ScoreBen had 124.51Andy had 167.86 (Week 6)Luke had 202.63 (2019)
Lowest Team ScoreLuke had 81.39Andy had 68.06 (Week 4)Andy had 41.29 (2015)
Biggest BlowoutBen beat Tim by 22.93Chelsea beat Andy by 77.04 (Week 3)Luke beat Andy by 113.02 (2010)
Closest WinLogan beat Nick by 2.66Ben beat Nick by 1.96 (Week 5)Tyler beat Nick by 0.01 (2018)
Longest Active Winning StreakLogan and Ben have 2 game winning streaksAndy and Logan had 3 game winning streaks (Week 3)Micah (2011) and Ben (2015) had 8 game winning streaks
Longest Active Losing StreakChelsea has a 4 game losing streakTie: Luke had a 4 game losing streak (Week 4)Kyle had a 14 game losing streak (2011)
Highest Scoring PlayerJosh Allen had 33.46 on Chelsea’s benchJustin Herbert had 50.82 for Tim (Week 5)Drew Brees had 60.54 on Tim’s bench (2015)
Lowest winning scoreAndy beat Luke with with 89.80Was: Andy beat Nick with 94.7 (Week 3)Tim beat Jim with 79.34 (2015)
Highest losing scoreNick lost with 116.65Logan lost with 143.14 (Week 6)Tim lost to Luke with 169.11 (2019)

Fantasy Football – Week 7

After seven weeks of the season, Logan, Andy and I are all tied at the top with 5-2 records. Nick Tyler and Tim aren’t far behind, but Luke and Chelsea are really going to have to pour on the coals to make a run for it.

There weren’t really any close games in our league this week. Logan came back to beat Luke on Monday night but he ended up winning by 19 points. I knocked off first place Andy (even though Mahomes gave me less than 8 points), Tyler beat Tim and Nick beat Chelsea.

Power rankings:

  1. Logan ▲1
  2. Nick ▲ 3
  3. Luke ▼ 2
  4. Ben

On to the weekly awards, where Luke picks up the “Highest losing score” again. The old record for the toughest season schedule was Tyler in 2018 where his opponents scored an average of 133.22. Luke’s current season opponents are coming in at a whopping 146.35!

 This WeekThis SeasonAll Time
Highest Team ScoreNick had 150.67Andy had 167.86 (Week 6)Luke had 202.63 (2019)
Lowest Team ScoreAndy had 86.84Andy had 68.06 (Week 4)Andy had 41.29 (2015)
Biggest BlowoutNick beat Chelsea by 46.66.Chelsea beat Andy by 77.04 (Week 3)Luke beat Andy by 113.02 (2010)
Closest WinLogan beat Luke by 19.37Ben beat Nick by 1.96 (Week 5)Tyler beat Nick by 0.01 (2018)
Longest Active Winning StreakNick and Tyler have 2 game winning streaksAndy and Logan had 3 game winning streaks (Week 3)Micah (2011) and Ben (2015) had 8 game winning streaks
Longest Active Losing StreakChelsea has a 3 game losing streakLuke had a 4 game losing streak (Week 4)Kyle had a 14 game losing streak (2011)
Highest Scoring PlayerTua Tagovailoa had 34.54 for TylerJustin Herbert had 50.82 for Tim (Week 5)Drew Brees had 60.54 on Tim’s bench (2015)
Lowest winning scoreBen won with 125.37Andy beat Nick with 94.7 (Week 3)Tim beat Jim with 79.34 (2015)
Highest losing scoreLuke lost with 126.56Logan lost with 143.14 (Week 6)Tim lost to Luke with 169.11 (2019)

Fantasy Football – Week 6

I didn’t have much hope for the Seahawks without Russell Wilson or Chris Carson, but Geno Smith and Alex Daniels made a run for it.

In our league, Luke is no longer winless! He put up the second highest score in the league and it paid off with a victory. It’s still early enough that I feel like he’s going to have one of the playoff spots, but he has a long way to go. We had a battle for first place between Andy and Logan with Andy coming out on top. He set the highest score of the season (topping his previous record from week 1.)

There are a LOT of big name players on bye weeks coming up so please pay careful attention to your rosters. Nick had a couple empty spots on Sunday but was able to fill one before the game on Monday. Let’s keep those rosters full please.

Power rankings:

  1. Luke ▲1
  2. Logan ▲ 2
  3. Andy ▲ 4
  4. Ben ▼ 3

On to the weekly awards…

 This WeekThis SeasonAll Time
Highest Team ScoreAndy had 167.86Was: Andy had 166.61 (Week 1)Luke had 202.63 (2019)
Lowest Team ScoreTim had 103.01Andy had 68.06 (Week 4)Andy had 41.29 (2015)
Biggest BlowoutNick beat Tim by 26.99Chelsea beat Andy by 77.04 (Week 3)Luke beat Andy by 113.02 (2010)
Closest WinTyler beat Ben by 2.31Ben beat Nick by 1.96 (Week 5)Tyler beat Nick by 0.01 (2018)
Longest Active Winning StreakAndy has a 2 game winning streakAndy and Logan have 3 game winning streaks (Week 3)Micah (2011) and Ben (2015) had 8 game winning streaks
Longest Active Losing StreakChelsea has a 2 game losing streakLuke had a 4 game losing streak (Week 4)Kyle had a 14 game losing streak (2011)
Highest Scoring PlayerJosh Allen had 34.72 for ChelseaJustin Herbert had 50.82 for Tim (Week 5)Drew Brees had 60.54 on Tim’s bench (2015)
Lowest winning scoreNick won with 130.00Andy beat Nick with 94.7 (Week 3)Tim beat Jim with 79.34 (2015)
Highest losing scoreLogan lost with 143.14Was: Luke lost to Tim with Luke lost with 141.69 (Week 5)Tim lost to Luke with 169.11 (2019)

Fantasy Football – Week 5

Russ is out for an undetermined amount of time (4-8 weeks?) because of a ruptured tendon in his hand. Geno Smith made an impressive start marching the team 98 yards down the field for a touch down, but we can’t expect that with every drive. It’s clear that the Seahawks were not going anywhere this year so I guess this is a season to tread water and see what can be improved without Wilson driving the bus.

Our league continues to provide a lot of entertainment. There are two big stories from this week.

  1. In general I feel like point total is more important than win/loss record because scoring points is what wins over time, but Luke is certainly the exception so far. He’s now 0-5 despite having 96% of the point total of first place. If we ranked by total points, he’d be third instead of 8. If we compare his “Points against” with first place Logan we see that Luke’s opponents have scored 45% more than Logan’s opponents! I don’t have the data to prove this, but I’d be amazed if a team in our league has ever had this many points and been winless after week 5. Chelsea is next in line to see if Luke’s streak will continue.
  2. Going into Monday night’s game, I was 13 points behind Nick. He had a RB (Jonathan Taylor) remaining and I had a TE (Mark Andrews) and a DEF (Baltimore) remaining. Taylor put up 30 points for Nick and at the start of the fourth quarter, Yahoo predicted that I had a 1% chance of winning. But before the end of the game, Andrews caught not one but two touchdown passes. That still wouldn’t have been enough to catch up but the Ravens went for two on both TD’s and both times Andrews caught the pass which was just enough to push me ahead by less than a total of 2 points. In poker they would call this sucking out on the river. #sorrynotsorry

Logan and Andy are both tied for first place and they are facing off next week. Andy is doing all of this with only the roster he drafted. He hasn’t made any roster moves yet!

Power rankings are back too. Each week I’ll show the top 4 teams according to my super secret formula (it’s mostly based on points scored in previous weeks with an emphasis on the most recent weeks):

  1. Ben
  2. Luke
  3. Nick ▲4
  4. Logan

On to the weekly awards…

 This WeekThis SeasonAll Time
Highest Team ScoreTim had 155.42Andy had 166.61 (Week 1)Luke had 202.63 (2019)
Lowest Team ScoreTyler had 89.37Andy had 68.06 (Week 4)Andy had 41.29 (2015)
Biggest BlowoutAndy beat Tyler by 52.05Chelsea beat Andy by 77.04 (Week 3)Luke beat Andy by 113.02 (2010)
Closest WinBen beat Nick by 1.96Was: Ben beat Tim by 2.47 (Week 1)Tyler beat Nick by 0.01 (2018)
Longest Active Winning StreakTim has a 3 game winning streakAndy and Logan have 3 game winning streaks (Week 3)Micah (2011) and Ben (2015) had 8 game winning streaks
Longest Active Losing StreakLuke has a 5 game losing streakLuke had a 4 game losing streak (Week 4)Kyle had a 14 game losing streak (2011)
Highest Scoring PlayerJustin Herbert had 50.82 for TimWas: Derrick Henry had 44.70 for Nick (Week 2)Drew Brees had 60.54 on Tim’s bench (2015)
Lowest winning scoreBen won with 133.42Was: Andy beat Nick with 94.7 (Week 3)Tim beat Jim with 79.34 (2015)
Highest losing scoreLuke lost with 141.69Was: Luke lost to Nick with 134.59 (Week 2)Tim lost to Luke with 169.11 (2019)

Fantasy Football – Week 4

I didn’t have a lot of hope going into the Seahawks games and after posting negative total offense well into the second-half, it looked like my pessimism was justified. But somehow they ended the first half tied with the 49ers at 7 and then the 49ers injury woes got even worse as Garoppolo left the game. Add that to the lack of anyone who had kicked a field goal in a game before and things were looking up for the Seahawks. Wilson and company were able to put some offense together and walk away with a win.

In our league, there are no undefeated teams remaining. The Scherschel power couple each knocked out Andy and Logan. Chelsea’s win was especially impressive as her 8th place team not only beat the Andy’s 1st place team but did it with 2.5x as many points! I helped Luke continue his extremely unlucky season as he sits winless in last place with an astronomically tough schedule so far. Next week he faces off against Tim so we’ll see how the brothers fare. This chart shows the points scored against each team so you can see how unlucky Luke has been getting.

We also must take a minute to rain down boos upon Andy and Nick who both started players that were declared out on Friday. While game day scratches are inevitable, please be sure to check at least the day before to make sure nobody has been declared out.

On to the weekly awards…

 This WeekThis SeasonAll Time
Highest Team ScoreChelsea had 145.1Andy had 166.61 (Week 1)Luke had 202.63 (2019)
Lowest Team ScoreAndy had 68.06Was: Nick had 74.53 (Week 3)Andy had 41.29 (2015)
Biggest BlowoutChelsea beat Andy by 77.04Was: Logan beat Tyler by 66.47 (Week 2)Luke beat Andy by 113.02 (2010)
Closest WinTim beat Logan by 12.34Ben beat Tim by 2.47 (Week 1)Tyler beat Nick by 0.01 (2018)
Longest Active Winning StreakTim has a 2 game winning streakAndy and Logan have 3 game winning streaks (Week 3)Micah (2011) and Ben (2015) had 8 game winning streaks
Longest Active Losing StreakLuke has a 4 game losing streakWas: Luke and Chelsea have 3 game losing streaks (Week 3)Kyle had a 14 game losing streak (2011)
Highest Scoring PlayerTyreek hill had 42.10 on Ben’s bench.Derrick Henry had 44.70 for Nick (Week 2)Drew Brees had 60.54 on Tim’s bench (2015)
Lowest winning scoreTim beat Logan with 105.4Was: Andy beat Nick with 94.7 (Week 3)Tim beat Jim with 79.34 (2015)
Highest losing scoreLuke lost with 113.81Luke lost to Nick with 134.59 (Week 2)Tim lost to Luke with 169.11 (2019)

Fantasy Football 2021 – Week 3

The Seahawks are 1-2. Ouch. Things looked promising with Metcalf getting some catches, but the Vikings kept marching down the field at will going on a 23-0 run to end the game. Russell Wilson is putting up numbers that top the league, but it seems like maybe the league has figured out Pete Carroll’s revolutionary defensive strategies.

In our league, Tyler got the highest score after posting the lowest score last week. Chelsea lost the battle with husband Tim which is double frustrating since she had the highest scoring player on her bench. And Andy had the lowest winning score of the season but still managed to get the biggest blowout of the week. Luke is getting the raw end of the deal in terms of strength of schedule. His opponents have scored 463 points while the opponents of Andy and Logan haven’t scored over 305! So even though Luke is down in 7th, expect him to start climbing the ranks. Hopefully that starts in Week 5 though since he plays me this week.

On to the weekly awards…

 This WeekThis SeasonAll Time
Highest Team ScoreTyler had 138.46Andy had 166.61 (Week 1)Luke had 202.63 (2019)
Lowest Team ScoreNick had 74.53Was: Tyler had 82.08 (Week 2)Andy had 41.29 (2015)
Biggest BlowoutAndy beat Nick by 20.17Logan beat Tyler by 66.47 (Week 2)Luke beat Andy by 113.02 (2010)
Closest WinLogan beat Ben by 3.09Ben beat Tim by 2.47 (Week 1)Tyler beat Nick by 0.01 (2018)
Longest Active Winning StreakAndy and Logan have 3 game winning streaksWas: Andy, Logan, and Ben have 2 game winning streaks (Week 2)Micah (2011) and Ben (2015) had 8 game winning streaks
Longest Active Losing StreakLuke and Chelsea have 3 game losing streaksWas: Tim, Luke, and Chelsea have 2 game losing streaks. (Week 2)Kyle had a 14 game losing streak (2011)
Highest Scoring PlayerJosh Allen had 45.22 for ChelseaWas: Derrick Henry had 44.70 for Nick (Week 2)Drew Brees had 60.54 on Tim’s bench (2015)
Lowest winning scoreAndy beat Nick with 94.7Was: Tyler won with 114.63 (Week 1)Tim beat Jim with 79.34 (2015)
Highest losing scoreBen lost to Logan with 123.38Luke lost to Nick with 134.59 (Week 2)Tim lost to Luke with 169.11 (2019)