Teams vying for playoff seeding in Sports Writers fantasy league
Adam Cichoski | Sports writer | @AdamCichoski
This coming week is the last week of the regular season in Sports Writer’s league. Week 12 was an intense week for seeding as things are getting ever hotter in the league.
Breesus King of the Drews (5-7) has scored the second most fantasy points this season, but unfortunately they’ve been the most scored against. That’s not anything they can control as teams just seem to have hot weeks when they play them. This week they found themselves locked in another shootout; this time against Here so I don’t get Fined (3-9). Drews struck hard with Philip Rivers, Odell Beckham Jr. and Jarvis Landry combining for 95 points. Fined responded with a monster 37-point game out of Matthew Stafford, and solid outputs by Stevie Johnson, Jordan Matthews, and Anquan Boldin. However, Drews was too much to handle and took down Fined, 145-121.
Mr. Sports Editor (8-4) was riding a six-game winning streak prior to week 11. The goal was simple: win out and they get the first seed. However, Victory Formation ended that streak in Week 11 and Team Morin pulled off one of the biggest upsets of the season in week 12. Team Morin (5-7) has been inconsistent all season so this game looked like a done deal. Editor showed up big with Jeremy Maclin and Antonio Gates going off, add this to the dominating performance of Panther’s Defense and this one looked locked up. Morin responded with big games from T.Y Hilton and LeSean McCoy. CJ Anderson played out of his mind Sunday night and gave Morin the lead going into Monday night. Editor had Buck Allen, and Morin had Raven’s Defense. As the night progressed Editor finally retook the lead and as the Browns lined up for the game winning field goal, Editor felt this game was won. Unfortunately for Editor he was relying on the Browns to do something right, which backfired spectacularly. The Ravens blocked the potential game-winning field goal attempt and then proceeded to scoop it up and score a touchdown. In less than five seconds the Browns, and Editor, lost their games and Morin pulled off the upset, 136-128.
With Editor out of the picture the door was wide open for the Las Vegas Locos (9-3) to take back the top seed, but first they’d have to get through Amazing St. Patrick’s (5-7). Patrick’s brought the solid trio of Aaron Rodgers, Larry Fitzgerald and Allen Robinson. Add this to Jimmy Graham, who was having his best game as a Seahawk before getting hurt, and Patrick’s gave themselves a chance. The Locos on the other hand enjoyed dominating performances by Adrian Peterson and Sammy Watkins. Add this to the fact that all except one player scored double digits and the Locos rolled their way back into the top seed, beating Patrick’s 158-76.
Poff for America (5-6-1) have been extremely streaky this season; some weeks dominating opponents, others getting wiped aside. This week they played the white hot Victory Formation (8-4) who are fighting for a top seed with Editor and the Locos. Poff got a solid game out of Carson Palmer but the rest of his roster fell flat with everyone else scoring only single digits. Some surprising names that fell short include Demaryius Thomas and DeAndre Hopkins. Formation took advantage of a struggling Poff team and fired back with 20+ point performances from Marcus Mariota, Eddie Lacy, and A.J Green. Everyone across the board did their job and Formation won handily, 130-60.
The never ending fall from grace Slammin’ Fortes (4-8) has suffered needs to stop eventually. They hoped to make the best against the also streaky Eazy G (7-4-1) team. Things looked great for the Fortes after Thursday, where Calvin Johnson embarrassed the Eagles defense, reeling in three touchdowns and scoring 35 fantasy points. Things looked even better Sunday morning when Andy Dalton diced up the Rams defense. The rest of his team looked awful though and they struggled to score outside those players. Eazy G was also up and down, but with a dominating performance by Brandon Marshall and just an all-around better output from his players, Eazy G took home the victory, 88-60, continuing the Forte’s tumble.
Next week is the last week before the playoffs and the season all comes down to this.
My name is Adam Cichoski, I’m a junior at UVU studying Journalism. Sports is my passion, especially football. I’m originally from Las Vegas, Nevada. My plan after school is to pursue a job in sports journalism.