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Fantasy Football 2019 – Week 16

It was a rough week for Seahawks fans. Injuries to both Carson and Procise feel like they have ended the season. We’ll see what Lynch can do coming in to a very important game off of his couch. It’s a hail mary for the season. If it doesn’t work, then I’ll be happy we had a good season and that we made the playoffs.

In our league, congratulations are in order for Tim! After scoring he most points in our league but only barely making he playoffs, he secured first place with a dominating victory. He finished dead last last year and whipped us all this year.

The final standings are:

1. Tim
2. Tyler
3. Logan
4. Luke
5. Nick
6. Ben
7. Andy
8. Dad

On to the weekly awards…

This Week This Season All Time
Highest Team Score Tim had 173.53 Luke had 202.63 (Week 5) Luke had 202.63 (2019)
Lowest Team Score Ben had 90.40 Tyler had 61.23 (Week 13) Andy had 41.29 (2015)
Biggest Blowout Tim beat Tyler by 69.24 Ben beat Tyler by 87.13 (Week 13) Luke beat Andy by 113.02 (2010)
Closest Win Andy beat Dad by 1.81 Logan beat Tim by 0.41 (Week 11) Tyler beat Nick by 0.01 (2018)
Longest Active Winning Streak Nick has a 4 game winning streak Luke has a 5 game winning streak (Week 5) Micah (2011) and Ben (2015) had 8 game winning streaks
Longest Active Losing Streak Dad has a 4 game losing streak Nick has a 6 game losing streak (Week 6) Kyle had a 14 game losing streak (2011)
Highest Scoring Player Daniel Jones had 45.28 as a free agent Aaron Rodgers had 53.76 on Ben’s bench (Week 7) Drew Brees had 60.54 on Tim’s bench (2015)
Lowest winning score Nick won with 101.69 Tyler beat Nick with 92.63 (Week 4) Tim beat Jim with 79.34 (2015)
Highest losing score Dad lost with 123.91 Tim lost to Luke with 169.11 (Week 5) Tim lost to Luke with 169.11 (2019)

Fantasy Football 2019 – Week 15

Seahawks! Their first three drives were fun to watch this week! Things settled down after that, but I liked seeing them airing the ball out some more. There were fantastic catches from Lockett, Metcalf and Brown along with great runs from Carson. Brown put a sour note on the game by being suspended indefinitely on Monday (for the fifth time.) I’d say his career is probably over, but it sounds like the Seahawks don’t really lose any money on the deal and many of his 7 catches this season were in big situations so it’s probably an overall win for the organization.

Normally I’d jump into our league at this point, but I have to mention the 49ers game. Both the 49ers and the Seahawks are in a position where they either win the division and get home field advantage or they have to fight their way up from the wild card. With the Seahawks losing last week, the 49ers had the upper hand but then they lost in epic fashion to the Falcons! Going into this week, their only two losses had come on the last play of the games. This one almost ended the same way except there was 2 seconds left. If you missed that game, be sure to watch the 6 minute recap to see the Falcons come back from 9 points down in the last 5 minutes. Last week the 49ers were ~60% favorites to win the division but this change bumps the Seahawks up to a 54% chance. Both teams are locked into the playoffs either way though.

There was plenty of drama in our league too. The underdogs won every matchup except the game between Dad and me. Time took down #1 seed Logan and Tyler beat Luke. So we get Tyler vs. Tim in the Super B.. championship. Tim has outscored Tyler by 15% this season and 25% in the last 6 weeks so hes’ the clear favorite, but anything can happen.

I think a lot of those championship bracket teams were thankful they weren’t playing in the consolation bracket this as there were some high scores among the battle for the scraps. The two highest league scores from this week (Nick and me) will face off next week for 5th.

The power rankings ignore the playoff bracket so it doesn’t make a lot of sense. If you’re curious, Tyler is #5. I only publish the top 4 to avoid shaming anyone.

1. Ben (Kool Aid Kid)
2. Tim (Beer-me) +1
3. Nick (Insert Creative Name) +-1
4. Andy (RAAAWWWRRRRR!!!) +2

On to the weekly awards…

This Week This Season All Time
Highest Team Score Tyler had 160.29 Luke had 202.63 (Week 5) Luke had 202.63 (2019)
Lowest Team Score Dad had 94.11 Tyler had 61.23 (Week 13) Andy had 41.29 (2015)
Biggest Blowout Ben beat Dad by 66.18 Ben beat Tyler by 87.13 (Week 13) Luke beat Andy by 113.02 (2010)
Closest Win Nick beat Andy by 8.18 Logan beat Tim by 0.41 (Week 11) Tyler beat Nick by 0.01 (2018)
Longest Active Winning Streak Ben has a 4 game winning streak Luke has a 5 game winning streak (Week 5) Micah (2011) and Ben (2015) had 8 game winning streaks
Longest Active Losing Streak Andy has a 5 game losing streak Nick has a 6 game losing streak (Week 6) Kyle had a 14 game losing streak (2011)
Highest Scoring Player Lamar Jackson had 47.08 for Tim Aaron Rodgers had 53.76 on Ben’s bench (Week 7) Drew Brees had 60.54 on Tim’s bench (2015)
Lowest winning score Tyler won with 119.41 Tyler beat Nick with 92.63 (Week 4) Tim beat Jim with 79.34 (2015)
Highest losing score Andy lost with 138.55 Tim lost to Luke with 169.11 (Week 5) Tim lost to Luke with 169.11 (2019)

Fantasy Football 2019 – Week 14

This week was a game to forget for the Seahawks. The defense was porous in the first half and aside from the first drive (which only ended in a field goal) the offense looked hapless. With the 49ers winning, the Seahawks are back in the wild card game. Locking up the division and getting home field advantage would be a huge deal for the Seahwaks but it’s an uphill battle now.

This wasn’t a super important week in our league as it was never going to change the playoff spots, but it did adjust the seeding a bit. Logan gets the #1 seed. He’ll take on Tim and Tyler will face off against Luke. Tyler went from the worst score last week to the highest score this week. And Logan posted exactly the same score that he had last week.

1. Ben (Kool Aid Kid)
2. Nick (Insert Creative Name) + 2
3. Tim (Beer-me) -1
4. Luke (Helmetheads) -1

One extra note: as I was writing this post I realized that I hadn’t clicked publish on last week’s post… and nobody commented. Am I talking to the wind? Please let me know if you want me to continue this next year.

On to the weekly awards…

This Week This Season All Time
Highest Team Score Tyler had 132.08 Luke had 202.63 (Week 5) Luke had 202.63 (2019)
Lowest Team Score Dad had 81.37 Tyler had 61.23 (Week 13) Andy had 41.29 (2015)
Biggest Blowout Nick beat Dad by 46.40 Ben beat Tyler by 87.13 (Week 13) Luke beat Andy by 113.02 (2010)
Closest Win Tyler beat Tim by 11.11 Logan beat Tim by 0.41 (Week 11) Tyler beat Nick by 0.01 (2018)
Longest Active Winning Streak Ben has a 3 game winning streak Luke has a 5 game winning streak (Week 5) Micah (2011) and Ben (2015) had 8 game winning streaks
Longest Active Losing Streak Andy has a 4 game losing streak Nick has a 6 game losing streak (Week 6) Kyle had a 14 game losing streak (2011)
Highest Scoring Player Drew Brees had 50.06 on Logan’s bench Aaron Rodgers had 53.76 on Ben’s bench (Week 7) Drew Brees had 60.54 on Tim’s bench (2015)
Lowest winning score Logan won with 106.96 Tyler beat Nick with 92.63 (Week 4) Tim beat Jim with 79.34 (2015)
Highest losing score Tim lost with 120.97 Tim lost to Luke with 169.11 (Week 5) Tim lost to Luke with 169.11 (2019)

Fantasy Football 2019 – Week 13

There have been so many great Seahawks games this year! These wins feel a lot different from the Super Bowl year when there were so many blowouts and “easy” wins. With the win on Monday night, they not only made Kirk Cousins the first QB to lose his first 8 MNF appearances, but they now jump to the 2nd seed in the playoffs as the top of the NFC West. The 49ers are 10-2 and in a wild card spot!

The playoffs are pretty much locked in our league. Next week would have been more interesting, but Russell snagged enough points to help Logan top Andy. Technically Tim could still miss the playoffs but that’s so unlikely that it’s not even worth explaining. Congrats to Luke, Logan, Tyler and Tim who will be battling for the playoffs in Week 15! This coming week will decide the seeding.

The power rankings? They’re just rubbing salt in my wounds.

1. Ben (Kool Aid Kid) +1
2. Tim (Beer-me) -1
3. Luke (Helmetheads)
4. Nick (Insert Creative Name)

On to the weekly awards…

This Week This Season All Time
Highest Team Score Ben had 148.36 Luke had 202.63 (Week 5) Luke had 202.63 (2019)
Lowest Team Score Tyler had 61.23 Was: Dad had 73.66 (Week 10) Andy had 41.29 (2015)
Biggest Blowout Ben beat Tyler by 87.13 Was: Luke beat Tyler by 71.46 (Week 10) Luke beat Andy by 113.02 (2010)
Closest Win Logan beat Andy by 1.63 Logan beat Tim by 0.41 (Week 11) Tyler beat Nick by 0.01 (2018)
Longest Active Winning Streak Ben has a 2 game winning streak Luke has a 5 game winning streak (Week 5) Micah (2011) and Ben (2015) had 8 game winning streaks
Longest Active Losing Streak Andy has a 3 game losing streak Nick has a 6 game losing streak (Week 6) Kyle had a 14 game losing streak (2011)
Highest Scoring Player Aaron Rodgers had 36.12 points as a free agent Aaron Rodgers had 53.76 on Ben’s bench (Week 7) Drew Brees had 60.54 on Tim’s bench (2015)
Lowest winning score Logan won with 106.96 Tyler beat Nick with 92.63 (Week 4) Tim beat Jim with 79.34 (2015)
Highest losing score Andy lost with 105.33 Tim lost to Luke with 169.11 (Week 5) Tim lost to Luke with 169.11 (2019)

Fantasy Football 2019 – Week 12

Is it just me or did the Eagles get booed more in Philly than they would have in Seattle? Philly fans are rough. The Seahawks defense caused a lot of those bad plays that earned boos from the crowd. It was fun to see the turnovers being generated on a day when the offense wasn’t fully clicking. Well, it wasn’t clicking except for a great game from Penny. I keep hearing that Carson is the future and it’s ok to fumble a lot because he’s so good but … really? He has 6 fumbles this year. That’s enough for 12th worst in the NFL and he’s the only running back in the top 24 (all others are QBs).

After the dust settled in our league, Tim had beaten Luke to keep the Scherschel brothers in a tie with Tim edging Luke out slightly in total points. Logan lost to my dad to stay in that three way tie for 2nd. Tyler is on top after beating Andy. Looking at the records, point totals, and schedule, I think Tyler, Tim and Luke are pretty much a lock for the playoffs. Logan has the best odds of taking that 4th spot, but if Andy beats him this week then that gets a little more interesting. Only two weeks left in our regular season. Tim is going to be hard to stop with Lamar Jackson leading the way.

The power rankings have me up in 2nd despite my almost complete lack of a chance to make the playoffs and look who popped up into 4th! Our league standings are really odd this year when you look at points for/against.

1. Tim (Beer-me) +1
2. Ben (Kool Aid Kid) +1
3. Luke (Helmetheads) -2
4. Nick (Insert Creative Name) +1

On to the weekly awards…

This Week This Season All Time
Highest Team Score Tim had 138.49 Luke had 202.63 (Week 5) Luke had 202.63 (2019)
Lowest Team Score Logan had 90.85 Dad had 73.66 (Week 10) Andy had 41.29 (2015)
Biggest Blowout Tim beat Luke by 36.82 Luke beat Tyler by 71.46 (Week 10) Luke beat Andy by 113.02 (2010)
Closest Win Dad beat Logan by 13.51 Logan beat Tim by 0.41 (Week 11) Tyler beat Nick by 0.01 (2018)
Longest Active Winning Streak Dad has a 2 game winning streak Luke has a 5 game winning streak (Week 5) Micah (2011) and Ben (2015) had 8 game winning streaks
Longest Active Losing Streak Andy has a 2 game losing streak Nick has a 6 game losing streak (Week 6) Kyle had a 14 game losing streak (2011)
Highest Scoring Player Lamar Jackson had 46.26 for Tim Aaron Rodgers had 53.76 on Ben’s bench (Week 7) Drew Brees had 60.54 on Tim’s bench (2015)
Lowest winning score Dad beat Logan with 104.36 Tyler beat Nick with 92.63 (Week 4) Tim beat Jim with 79.34 (2015)
Highest losing score Nick lost with 110.26 Tim lost to Luke with 169.11 (Week 5) Tim lost to Luke with 169.11 (2019)

Fantasy Football 2019 – Week 11 – Update

Remember the close game between Logan and Tim? Tim won by only 0.29 points. For the first time in Studio711 league history, a stat correction has changed the outcome of a game! Lamar Jackson had a stat correction which removed 7 yards from his rushing total. That means Tim lost 0.7 points and fell behind Logan. Ouch.

Luke, Logan and Tyler are now tied for the best record. This also changed quite a few of our stats. Updates are in italics.

 

This Week This Season All Time
Highest Team Score Logan had 130.55 Luke had 202.63 (Week 5) Luke had 202.63 (2019)
Lowest Team Score Andy had 87.48 Dad had 73.66 (Week 10) Andy had 41.29 (2015)
Biggest Blowout Nick beat Tyler by 34.19 Luke beat Tyler by 71.46 (Week 10) Luke beat Andy by 113.02 (2010)
Closest Win Logan beat Tim by 0.41 Was: Andy beat Tyler by 0.56 (Week 5) Tyler beat Nick by 0.01 (2018)
Longest Active Winning Streak Luke and Tim have 2 game winning streaks Luke has a 5 game winning streak (Week 5) Micah (2011) and Ben (2015) had 8 game winning streaks
Longest Active Losing Streak Tyler has a 2 game losing streak Nick has a 6 game losing streak (Week 6) Kyle had a 14 game losing streak (2011)
Highest Scoring Player Lamar Jackson had 40.78 for Tim Aaron Rodgers had 53.76 on Ben’s bench (Week 7) Drew Brees had 60.54 on Tim’s bench (2015)
Lowest winning score Dad won with 105.07 Tyler beat Nick with 92.63 (Week 4) Tim beat Jim with 79.34 (2015)
Highest losing score Logan lost with 130.55 Tim lost to Luke with 169.11 (Week 5) Tim lost to Luke with 169.11 (2019)

Fantasy Football 2019 – Week 11

UPDATE: https://www.studio711.com/fantasy-football-2019-week-11-update/

There wasn’t a game for the Seahawks this week so hopefully they’ll come back rested and ready for their trip to Philadelphia.

Our league had plenty of drama though. There were so many upsets and shakeups in the standings! Most notably, 8th place Nick crushed 1st place Tyler. Dad beat Andy and Tim beat Logan by less than a point. I’m the only one who didn’t flip the tables on the standings as Luke beat me. After the dust settled, Luke, Tim and Tyler are tied for first. Logan and Andy are tied for 4th. There are only three games left in our regular season and it’s hard to guess how this is going to end! Next week’s key matchup is Luke vs. Tim as the brothers battle for potential sole possession of first place.

No change at the top of our power rankings:

1. Luke (Helmetheads)
2. Tim (Beer-me)
3. Ben (Kool Aid Kid)
4. Logan (Goat Roapers) +3

On to the weekly awards…

This Week This Season All Time
Highest Team Score Tim had 130.84 Luke had 202.63 (Week 5) Luke had 202.63 (2019)
Lowest Team Score Andy had 87.48 Dad had 73.66 (Week 10) Andy had 41.29 (2015)
Biggest Blowout Nick beat Tyler by 34.19 Luke beat Tyler by 71.46 (Week 10) Luke beat Andy by 113.02 (2010)
Closest Win Tim beat Logan by 0.29 Was: Andy beat Tyler by 0.56 (Week 5) Tyler beat Nick by 0.01 (2018)
Longest Active Winning Streak Luke and Tim have 2 game winning streaks Luke has a 5 game winning streak (Week 5) Micah (2011) and Ben (2015) had 8 game winning streaks
Longest Active Losing Streak Logan has a 3 game losing streak Nick has a 6 game losing streak (Week 6) Kyle had a 14 game losing streak (2011)
Highest Scoring Player Lamar Jackson had 41.48 for Tim Aaron Rodgers had 53.76 on Ben’s bench (Week 7) Drew Brees had 60.54 on Tim’s bench (2015)
Lowest winning score Dad won with 105.07 Tyler beat Nick with 92.63 (Week 4) Tim beat Jim with 79.34 (2015)
Highest losing score Logan lost with 130.55 Tim lost to Luke with 169.11 (Week 5) Tim lost to Luke with 169.11 (2019)

Fantasy Football 2019 – Week 10

What a game! The Seahawks and 49ers took it down to the closing seconds of overtime and with a dud of a tie looming, Myers came through with a big kick to win the game (after he had previously had a big go-ahead kick in the 4th quarter.) It was nice to see him kicking well after a rough time last week. There was plenty of stuff to add to the Wilson MVP highlight reel too.

In our league, Tim, Luke and Andy are tied for 3rd place and they all won, pulling Logan back into the massive tie for second. Next week’s big matchup is Tim vs Logan which will break up that logjam a bit.

With another huge point total, Luke jumps two spots up to the top of the power rankings. I also make an appearance since my point total is pretty high but I’m going to struggle to make the playoffs with my record. Help help, I’m being repressed!

1. Luke (Helmetheads) +2
2. Tim (Beer-me) -1
3. Ben (Kool Aid Kid) +2
4. Andy (RAAAWWWRRRRR!!!) -2

On to the weekly awards…

This Week This Season All Time
Highest Team Score Luke had 160.62 Luke had 202.63 (Week 5) Luke had 202.63 (2019)
Lowest Team Score Dad had 73.66 Was: Andy had 79.13 (Week 6) Andy had 41.29 (2015)
Biggest Blowout Luke beat Tyler by 71.46 Was: Logan beat Andy by 66 (Week 6) Luke beat Andy by 113.02 (2010)
Closest Win Andy beat Nick by 12.67 Andy beat Tyler by 0.56 (Week 5) Tyler beat Nick by 0.01 (2018)
Longest Active Winning Streak Andy has a 3 game winning streak Luke has a 5 game winning streak (Week 5) Micah (2011) and Ben (2015) had 8 game winning streaks
Longest Active Losing Streak Logan has a 2 game losing streak Nick has a 6 game losing streak (Week 6) Kyle had a 14 game losing streak (2011)
Highest Scoring Player Lamar Jackson had 39.42 for Tim Aaron Rodgers had 53.76 on Ben’s bench (Week 7) Drew Brees had 60.54 on Tim’s bench (2015)
Lowest winning score Andy won with 98.31 Tyler beat Nick with 92.63 (Week 4) Tim beat Jim with 79.34 (2015)
Highest losing score Logan lost with 105.22 Tim lost to Luke with 169.11 (Week 5) Tim lost to Luke with 169.11 (2019)

Fantasy Football 2019 – Week 9

It was fun to watch the Seahawks pull out a close game despite Wilson having to win the game for them multiple times before he could finally do it without the kicker involved. It sure is fun watching Wilson and Lockett work together though!

We only have 5 weeks left in our league and we’re probably not too far away from the first team clinching playoff berth. Tyler, Logan, Tim and Luke have been in the top half all season but Tyler and Luke have swapped places with Tyler winning four in a row and Luke losing four in a row. Luke and Tim are still crushing the rest of us in terms of point totals but they’re stuck in a tie for third. Other than those two, the point totals are more even this year than I remember them being in the past. Let’s see what happens in week 10 as we pretty much half the top half of the league take on the bottom half of the league. Who’s ready for an upset?

Tim keeps his top spot in the power rankings this week, but the big mover is Andy who jumped up four spots!

1. Tim (Beer-me)
2. Andy (RAAAWWWRRRRR!!!) +4
3. Luke (Helmetheads) -1
4. Tyler (Krazy Kanuck) -1

On to the weekly awards…

This Week This Season All Time
Highest Team Score Andy had 151.25 Luke had 202.63 (Week 5) Luke had 202.63 (2019)
Lowest Team Score Logan had 91.99 Andy had 79.13 (Week 6) Andy had 41.29 (2015)
Biggest Blowout Tyler beat Logan by 31.06 Logan beat Andy by 66 (Week 6) Luke beat Andy by 113.02 (2010)
Closest Win Dad beat Ben by 8.42 Andy beat Tyler by 0.56 (Week 5) Tyler beat Nick by 0.01 (2018)
Longest Active Winning Streak Tyler has a 4 game winning streak Luke has a 5 game winning streak (Week 5) Micah (2011) and Ben (2015) had 8 game winning streaks
Longest Active Losing Streak Luke has a 4 game losing streak Nick has a 6 game losing streak (Week 6) Kyle had a 14 game losing streak (2011)
Highest Scoring Player Russell Wilson had 49.22 for Andy Aaron Rodgers had 53.76 on Ben’s bench (Week 7) Drew Brees had 60.54 on Tim’s bench (2015)
Lowest winning score Tyler won with 123.05 Tyler beat Nick with 92.63 (Week 4) Tim beat Jim with 79.34 (2015)
Highest losing score Tim lost with 128.55 Tim lost to Luke with 169.11 (Week 5) Tim lost to Luke with 169.11 (2019)

Fantasy Football 2019 – Week 8

The Seahawks logged another win to move to 6-2, but those pesky 49ers are still undefeated. Football Outsiders says that the 49ers have an 86% chance of winning the division and the Seahawks have a 43% chance of winning the wild card. (Minnesota and Phildelphia have similar wild card chances.) As for the Super Bowl, the best odds are that it will be New England vs the 49ers or the Saints. Don’t worry, they say there’s only a 4% chance that the 49ers will go undefeated…

Our league rebounded from our lowest scoring week of the season to the highest scoring week of the season. Our low score this week would have easily beaten everyone (except Tyler) last week. Logan is getting hot as we move through the middle of the season. His 4 game win streak has him in a tie for first. Luke and Tim still have huge point totals but they’re a game behind in 3rd. After next week we’ll have someone in sole possession of first place because Logan and Tyler are facing off. Only 6 weeks left until the playoffs!

Tim might be hanging out down in 4th place in the standings but the power rankings say he’s the toughest opponent right now.

1. Tim (Beer-me) +1
2. Luke (Helmetheads) -1
3. Tyler (Krazy Kanuck)
4. Logan (Goat Roapers) -1

On to the weekly awards… but wait… there are two new awards this time! I went back through all the data since 2007 and dug up the “Lowest winning score” and “Highest losing score”. Interestingly Tim holds the all time records for both ends of that stat.

This Week This Season All Time
Highest Team Score Tim had 171.35 Luke had 202.63 (Week 5) Luke had 202.63 (2019)
Lowest Team Score Dad had 115.77 Andy had 79.13 (Week 6) Andy had 41.29 (2015)
Biggest Blowout Tim beat Ben by 35.95 Logan beat Andy by 66 (Week 6) Luke beat Andy by 113.02 (2010)
Closest Win Tyler beat Dad by 0.42 Andy beat Tyler by 0.56 (Week 5) Tyler beat Nick by 0.01 (2018)
Longest Active Winning Streak Logan has a 4 game winning streak. Luke has a 5 game winning streak (Week 5) Micah (2011) and Ben (2015) had 8 game winning streaks
Longest Active Losing Streak Luke has a 3 game losing streak. Nick has a 6 game losing streak (Week 6) Kyle had a 14 game losing streak (2011)
Highest Scoring Player Aaron Jones had 38.10 for Andy Aaron Rodgers had 53.76 on Ben’s bench (Week 7) Drew Brees had 60.54 on Tim’s bench (2015)
Lowest winning score Tyler beat Dad with 116.19 Tyler beat Nick with 92.63 (Week 4) Tim beat Jim with 79.34 (2015)
Highest losing score Dad lost to Tyler with 115.77 Tim lost to Luke with 169.11 (Week 5) Tim lost to Luke with 169.11 (2019)