For now, we'll start with this weeks fantasy football results. We'll start with the premiere match up of the week with Shawn getting beat by Jim. They were both 4-2 going into the game, and Shawn looked like he had a pretty good chance of taking Jim down, with a 40 point lead going into last night's game. However, the Colts decided to take yesterday off, allowing Brees to rack up 49 points, a lot of those coming in the first quarter. Shawn wasn't the only one to feel the pain of the Colts bedshitting last night though...
Colin 4-2 went up against John 3-3 last night, with John holding a 13 point lead. Most of his lead was built up by Arian Foster putting up about 3,000 points on Sunday. However, Colin benefited from 6 extra points and 2 field goals from John Casey to pull off the win.
Geiss 2-4 ran up the score on Andrew 4-2 with the help of Tim "i am god" Tebow, even though Aaron Rodgers put up 40 points for Andrew.
Simon 4-2 went against me 1-5 in a pretty interesting match up. Graham and Sproles gave the lead to Simon late last night, until a NO pick six gave me back the lead at the end of the game. It was down to me playing Ricky Williams against Simon playing Ray Rice. Luckily for me, the Jags played amazing defense to give me the win.
Folden 3-3 played Bono 3-3. Bono's had some tough like the last couple of weeks, with different players of his team not showing up each week. Andre Johnson can't come back fast enough to help his team out. Folden won, extending his winning streak to 4 games, after starting the season 0-3.
Joe 3-3 sweated out Munez 1-5 and a late charge from Anquan Boldin to go above .500 too. Munez has had a tough season. He started off with a victory and it's all been down hill since then. It's been 5 straight weeks where he has failed to put up over a 100 points. At this point, the wins will still benefit his football god over all standings, but fantasy football playoffs are starting to get a little far fetched.
Now the fantasy football standings look like this
1. Jim 5-2
8. Bono 3-4
11. Adam 2-5
12. Munez 1-6
At the half way point of the fantasy season it looks like 4-3 is the cutoff for the playoffs right now. Myself and Munez have a very small margin before we fade into irreverence, however every body else is still within striking distance. Here are the match ups for next week.
Geiss 3-4 vs Folden 4-3
Andrew 4-3 vs John 3-4
Shawn 4-3 vs Colin 5-2
Munez 1-6 vs Simon 4-3
Bono 3-4 vs Joe 4-3
Adam 2-5 vs Jim 5-2
Thoughts on next week
This is the 4th year that Jim and I have played fantasy football together, and as of now, he has never beaten me, in what I think is 6 (maybe 7) match ups. Me at 2-5 and him at 5-2, this may be his time.
Also, if Geiss, Colin, Munez, Bono, and john win next week we will have 8 4-4 teams in our fantasy football league. That would make the 2nd half of the season very interesting with virtually every week being a meaningful head to head match up.
Andrew, Shawn, Bono, and Joe each scored 10 points a piece in the college pick 'em. Myself, Jim, and Simon were close behind with 9.
On the season, Andrew, who will admit doesn't know very much about college football, still holds the lead with 96. I wanna give my brother from the same mother some credit here. He's been the stand out in pick'ems this year, and he's made a huge improvement in football god overall in the last couple of years. the total standings are
In the pros Joe and Bono each scored 1o points, bring there total to 20 points for the week, which earns them both the 5 point bonus.
The pros looks like this overall.
It's funny to me how the pros we pick straight up and college we pick with the spread, however there is a much bigger discrepancy between the pro standings then the college standings
College pick 'em + Pro pick'em + fantasy points (10 per win) + plus pick'em bonus in (___) = Total score.
With the way fantasy went down this week I wouldn't be suprised to see a bit of a shake up in the standings now. Let's see how they calculate out. Also, I don't think Simon and Folden will be tied anymore.
Andrew 96 +67+40+(10)= 213
Shawn 94 +70+40 = 204
Bono 93+68+30+(10) = 201
Simon 93+67+40+(5)= 205
Adam 92+59+20 = 171
Folden 91+73+40+(10)= 214
Geiss 90+61+30= 181
Joe 89+62+40+(5)= 196
Colin 89+76+50+(10) = 225
Munez 89+65+10= 164
Jim 86+64+50+(5)= 205
John 67+56+30 = 153
So this is why I tell you guys to check the points. Somehow, I gave Colin 207 points last week, when he actually only had 199. I don't know how I made the mistake, but that's why I say double check me.
1. Colin 225 (even)
2. Folden 214 (^1)
3. Andrew 213 (-1)
t4 Jim 205 (^2)
t4 Simon 205 (-1)
6. Shawn 204 (-1)
7. Bono 201 (even)
8. Joe 196 (even)
9. Geiss 181 (even)
10. Adam 171 (^1)
11. Munez 164 (-1)
12. John 153 (even)
Colin continues to set the pace this year, with Folden making a recent charge. Andrew fell a bit, while Simon is tied with someone for the third week in a row. Shawn fell a spot, while everything between 7-12 stayed the same except myself and Munez flip flopping. A good week could send either Folden or Andrew into the top spot next week. Jim, Simon, Shawn, and Bono are all close to the top 3, although Simon, Shawn, and Bono all lost some ground. Joe is still in good shape. Geiss needs a little work to get into the middle of the pack. I have gained ground recently, but need to do more work. While Munez and John need to start making some moves.
In two weeks, we should have our first college predictions bonus's in. So we can look forward to some big swings happening in the next couple weeks. Until then, I love you.