Another week closer to the end of the regular season, and we’re back with the customary run through this weekend’s games. Featuring more on the predictions this week, and less on the verging-on-creepy adoration of Aaron Rodgers.
Firstly a mighty congratulations to Neer and his Teenage Mutant Ninja Bortles on winning the regular season in the League of Gridiron Gentlemen. He finished with an impressive 11-3 record. The Armchair Athletics, the Gridiron Gentlemen team, did not finish so well finishing 8-6 (despite a 4-0 start) and are now playing in the consolation play-off. This is despite an impressive win last week. On Facebook I advised not starting any of the Thursday night players apart from possible the defense/special teams. Turns out I was right. So let us look at what to do in the first/second play-off week.
Anyone would think we were actually getting quite good at this. Highest score this week, 13, lowest was 9. Congrats to Duncan for winning the week, anyway enough waffling, let’s look at week 15.
Oh dear. Not sure I will keep this job as the spread columnist for this site because last week I hit my worst ever score; 4-12. A disaster on all fronts. The Bears got beat by the Cowboys. (I guess I should not be too shocked by that one). For this column I hit a 1-2 for my three tips. The Giants crushed the Titans for my one correct pick. I was surprised that the Colts only beat the Browns by one point, while the Cardinals beat the Chiefs by three points with a -1.5 spread and I had backed the Chiefs.
It’s been a while, but I think now is as good a time as any to revisit our power rankings. It feels like it’s taken this long to actually get a grip on where these teams belong. Anyway if you’ve got an opinion on this, feel free to hit us up.
Only 3 regular Season games left after this week & what have we learn’t? Not much is the answer, the Playoff situation is only marginally less murky than it was 14 weeks ago & we are still rubbish at predicting these things. That being said, this week we were pretty good. Russ won it with a gigantic 13. The lowest score was 8 which is actually pretty good for us. Maybe we’re getting better? Probably not though, let’s look at week 14 & how we did with the Thursday game.
I went 6-10 and finished bottom in my spread pool for this week, and boys from Chicago got crushed on Thanksgiving. My Dad is now sitting twice in the rankings, just two points behind the leader board at 107-85, while I slip back down, going under .500 at 95-97. Not good at all.
On the plus side, I won at fantasy football and regardless what happens this weekend I am in the playoffs for the first time in my FF career. Plus I scored a 2-1 for my three spread tips for last week.
As always I will ask rhetorically how was last week for you? It was certainly an unlucky week for me winning only one game in three leagues. Even the Armchair Athletics of the Gridiron Gentlemen league faltered, partly because I did not start Brandon LaFell and partly because I was up against a team who had LeVeon Bell, DeAndre Hopkins and Shaun Hill. Combined they were 88.6 points, after that do not really need any top scoring players to back you up. It is unlikely these three will equal such heights this week but I am not facing them. This week is crunch week for many leagues or even the start of the post season in other deeper leagues. So without much further ado, here are my recommendations for this week.