Prime Performers VII

December 13, 2015 Leave a comment

QB – Tom Brady – Terwilliger – 296.58

3,912 Passing Yards 31 Passing TD 6 INT 45 Rushing Yards 3 Rushing TD 36 Receiving Yards 2 Fumbles Lost

3,912 Passing Yards
31 Passing TD
6 INT
45 Rushing Yards
3 Rushing TD
36 Receiving Yards
2 Fumbles Lost

RB1 – Devonta Freeman – Butt Fumble* – 194.7

811 Rushing Yards 9 Rushing TD 476 Receiving Yards 2 Receiving TD

811 Rushing Yards
9 Rushing TD
476 Receiving Yards
2 Receiving TD

RB2 – Adrian Peterson – The Sex Panthers – 181.1

1,182 Rushing Yards 8 Rushing TD 189 Receiving Yards 1 Fumble Lost

1,182 Rushing Yards
8 Rushing TD
189 Receiving Yards
1 Fumble Lost

WR1 – Antonio Brown – Layin’ Woodson – 183.8

1,310 Receiving Yards 7 Receiving TD 28 Rushing Yards 1 Return TD 2 Two Point Conversions 1 Fumble Lost

1,310 Receiving Yards
7 Receiving TD
28 Rushing Yards
1 Return TD
2 Two Point Conversions
1 Fumble Lost

WR2 – DeAndre Hopkins – Kissing Wendi Nix – 178.9

1,169 Receiving Yards 10 Receiving TD 1 Two Point Conversion

1,169 Receiving Yards
10 Receiving TD
1 Two Point Conversion

WR3 – Odell Beckham Jr. – Bicoastals – 175.7

1,154 Receiving Yards 10 Receiving TD 3 Rushing Yards

1,154 Receiving Yards
10 Receiving TD
3 Rushing Yards

TE – Rob Gronkowski – ThUnder Dawgs – 147.1

931 Receiving Yards 9 Receiving TD

931 Receiving Yards
9 Receiving TD

K – Stephen Gostkowski – Jeff Fisher’s Beard – 130

13 - Under 40 Yards 7 - 40-49 Yards 4 - 50+ Yards 43 - PAT Made

13 – Under 40 Yards
7 – 40-49 Yards
4 – 50+ Yards
43 – PAT Made

D – Denver Broncos – Kissing Wendi Nix – 155

41 Sacks 1 Safety 11 INT 12 Fumble Recoveries 5 Defensive TD 2 Blocked Kicks 1 Return TD

41 Sacks
1 Safety
11 INT
12 Fumble Recoveries
5 Defensive TD
2 Blocked Kicks
1 Return TD

*Devonta Freeman was traded from Layin’ Woodson to Butt Fumble after week three.

Prime Performers Week Thirteen

December 12, 2015 Leave a comment

QB – Cam Newton – Butt Fumble – 37.14

RB1 – Javorius Allen – Terwilliger – 23

RB2 – T.J. Yelson – Pierces Getaway Carr – 19.6

WR1 – Allen Robinson – The Sex Panthers – 33.3

WR2 – Antonio Brown – Layin’ Woodson – 29.8

WR3 – Doug Baldwin – Bicoastals – 21.4

TE – Richard Rodgers – Jeff Fisher’s Beard – 20.6

K – Shayne Graham – The Sex Panthers – 16

DEF – Philadelphia – Free Agent – 27

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Prime Performers Week Twelve

December 3, 2015 Leave a comment

QB – Russell Wilson – We is Scrong – 35.2

RB1 – Adrian Peterson – The Sex Panthers – 30.7

RB2 – C.J. Anderson – Bicoastals – 27.3

WR1 – Doug Baldwin – Bicoastals – 32.5

WR2 – Sammy Watkins – Bicoastals – 27.8

WR3 – Calvin Johnson – Pierce’s Getaway Carr – 27.3

TE – Julius Thomas – KnockingOnEvansDoor – 17.6

K – Graham Gano – Bicoastals – 19

DEF – Carolina – Bicoastals – 21

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Prime Performers Week Eleven

December 3, 2015 Leave a comment

QB – Cam Newton – Butt Fumble – 31.44

RB1 – Thomas Rawls – ThUnder Dawgs – 37.5

RB2 – Doug Martin – The Meatsticks – 23.5

WR1 – DeAndre Hopkins – Kissing Wendi Nix – 23.8

WR2 – J.J. Nelson – Free Agent – 20.2

WR3 – James Jones – Layin’ Woodson – 18.9

TE – Kyle Rudolph – Free Agent – 16.6

K – Mason Crosby – The Meatsticks – 22

DEF – Kansas City – Todd Bowles’ Gut – 20

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Prime Performers Week Ten

November 18, 2015 Leave a comment

QB – Kirk Cousins – The Meatsticks – 28.96

324 Passing Yards 4 Passing TD You like that! You like that! Cousins led Nave-Po in points in week ten, but did so on the bench of The Meatsticks. Flacco put up a strong enough performance that it didn't prove costly for the victorious Meatsticks.

324 Passing Yards
4 Passing TD
You like that! You like that! Cousins led Nave-Po in points in week ten, but did so on the bench of The Meatsticks. Flacco put up a strong enough performance that it didn’t prove costly for the victorious Meatsticks.

RB1 – Jeremy Langford – Pierce’s Getaway Carr – 30.2

73 Rushing Yards Rushing TD 109 Receiving Yards Receiving TD Stepping in and stepping up for Matt Forte, Jeremy Langford has been a major asset for Pierce's Getaway Carr. Rather than Forte, he is stepping in for Foster of PGC, and is getting the job done.

73 Rushing Yards
Rushing TD
109 Receiving Yards
Receiving TD
Stepping in and stepping up for Matt Forte, Jeremy Langford has been a major asset for Pierce’s Getaway Carr. Rather than Forte, he is stepping in for Foster of PGC, and is getting the job done.

RB2 – Charcandrick West – Pierce’s Getaway Carr – 28.1

69 Rushing Yards Rushing TD 92 Receiving Yards Receiving TD Yet another fill in for the NFL club, West has impressed in his few weeks leading the Kansas City running attack. He's scored no less than 18.2 in his last three games. Unfortunately, he was on PGC's bench.

69 Rushing Yards
Rushing TD
92 Receiving Yards
Receiving TD
Yet another fill in for the NFL club, West has impressed in his few weeks leading the Kansas City running attack. He’s scored no less than 18.2 in his last three games. Unfortunately, he was on PGC’s bench.

WR1 – Antonio Brown – Layin’ Woodson – 27.9

139 Receiving Yards 2 Receiving TD 2 Point Conversion Antonio Brown is the cream of the crop when it comes to the WR position. It never ceases to amaze me how awesome this dude is. Brown has overtaken first place for all WR in Nave-Po.

139 Receiving Yards
2 Receiving TD
2 Point Conversion
Antonio Brown is the cream of the crop when it comes to the WR position. It never ceases to amaze me how awesome this dude is. Brown has overtaken first place for all WR in Nave-Po.

WR2 – Michael Floyd – Jeff Fisher’s Beard – 23.3

113 Receiving Yards 2 Receiving TD Floyd decided to bid farewell to Jeff Fisher's Beard by going off on the bench. Floyd is now a member of Kissing Wendi Nix, but not before having the best week of the season. There were two lines of thought about how I should manage the Seattle vs. Arizona matchup, and I clearly picked the wrong one.

113 Receiving Yards
2 Receiving TD
Floyd decided to bid farewell to Jeff Fisher’s Beard by going off on the bench. Floyd is now a member of Kissing Wendi Nix, but not before having the best week of the season. There were two lines of thought about how I should manage the Seattle vs. Arizona matchup, and I clearly picked the wrong one.

WR3 – Brandin Cooks – KnockingOnEvansDoor – 22.9

98 Receiving Yards 2 Receiving TD 11 Rushing Yards Brandin Cooks was about the only bright spot on the Saints in their embarrasment up in DC. His effort helped propel KnockingOnEvansDoor to 6-4, and fourth place.

98 Receiving Yards
2 Receiving TD
11 Rushing Yards
Brandin Cooks was about the only bright spot on the Saints in their embarrasment up in DC. His effort helped propel KnockingOnEvansDoor to 6-4, and fourth place.

TE – Zach Miller – Free Agent – 22.7

107 Receiving Yards 2 Receiving TD Miller was a free agent coming into week ten, and he was not immediately picked up going into week 11. We'll have to see if anyone gives him a gig in Nave-Po.

107 Receiving Yards
2 Receiving TD
Miller was a free agent coming into week ten, and he was not immediately picked up going into week 11. We’ll have to see if anyone gives him a gig in Nave-Po.

K – Cairo Santos – We is Scrong – 21

30-39 yards - 2 40-49 yards - 2 50+ yards - 1 PAT - 2

30-39 yards – 2
40-49 yards – 2
50+ yards – 1
PAT – 2

DEF – Kansas City – Todd Bowles’ Gut – 19

13 Points Allowed 5 Sacks 5 INT This is the look of a man who doesn't have anything left in the tank. Kansas City defense literally picked Manning apart. They might have set fantasy scoring records for defenses if the Broncos didn't pull him out. Manning broke the record for most yards in NFL history, and that was all she wrote.

13 Points Allowed
5 Sacks
5 INT
This is the look of a man who doesn’t have anything left in the tank. Kansas City defense literally picked Manning apart. They might have set fantasy scoring records for defenses if the Broncos didn’t pull him out. Manning broke the record for most yards in NFL history, and that was all she wrote.



 

100 Club

  1. Todd Bowles’ Gut – 100.96
  2. ThUnder Dawgs – 100.75

Ramblings from the Commish

November 17, 2015 Leave a comment

Historical Analysis

With ten weeks in the books, we have ourselves a nice, healthy cluster of teams in the fight to the finish. There are 12 teams that are legitimately in the playoff hunt. In the 14-team era of our league, no team has ever made the playoffs with seven or more losses. Seven wins seems to historically be the mark you need to hit to give yourself a chance to make it in the final dance. Since 2011, five teams have made the playoffs with a 7-6 record while four teams have missed the playoffs with the same record. The highest regular season point total for a 7-6 team to miss the playoffs was 1208.82 by yours truly Jeff Fisher’s Bears just last season. On the other side of the token, the lowest point total for a 7-6 team to make the playoffs came in 2013 when Rex Ryan’s Gut made the playoffs with 1238 points. The lowest point total to make the playoffs regardless of record came in 2012 when the 8-5 Tenacious tD made it in with only 1078.06 points. The moral of the section is keep fighting. Regardless of your current standings, as long as you have no more than six losses, you still have a fighting chance! (Only the 14-team era was used for this analysis.)

State of the Sink

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As is widely known around the league, Nave-Po has only been won by current and former residents of Navesink. (Well, we’re all former residents now. Yikes! Scary to think.) Not only have all the championships been won by Navesink natives, but all five members from the small NJ town have claimed the title. With only three weeks left to play, I’m going to look at the position of all five league members, and look to the future to see how things could shake out. Based on my section about league history, all five teams are still alive in the hunt.

2. ThUnder Dawgs – Nave-Po III champion ThUnder Dawgs has been the strongest of the teams from the Sink all season long. On the heels of an 8 point win in week ten, the Dawgs find themselves tied in record with first place Todd Bowles’ Gut, trailing by only 2 points in the standings. The remaining schedule is favorable, as they will face three teams that are all in the bottom half of the league standings. Vegas odds-makers would likely declare them the favorite team in the Sink to carry on the tradition.

5. Jeff Fisher’s Beard – Nave-Po I and II champion Jeff Fisher’s Beard has been the beneficiary of a favorable schedule, and as a result, find themselves in the hunt for the playoffs. They’ve also managed to stay healthy in a season where it seems like big names are falling at a faster rate than ever before. With major roster turnover at the trade deadline, it should be interesting to see how the roster shakes out when it’s all said and done. JFB faces The Sex Panthers, Pierce’s Getaway Carr, and Tenacious tD in their stretch run.

6. Terwilliger – The reigning champion of Nave-Po is currently the last team in. Injuries have been the enemy of Terwilliger in 2015, losing big ticket RB Jamaal Charles for the season in week five. Terwilliger has managed to stay afloat on the strength of the likes of Tom Brady, Brandon Marshall, and Delanie Walker, all of which were selected outside of the top three rounds. After suffering an unfortunate low scoring loss in week ten, Terwilliger looks to get back on track down the stretch. It will be no easy task, as they take on the likes of Layin’ Woodson, The Sex Panthers, and Pierce’s Getaway Carr. It could come down to that final matchup for two Sink hopefuls to secure one of the final spots.

7. Pierce’s Getaway Carr – The Nave-Po V champions look to fight their way back into the top six starting in week eleven against friend and rival Tenacious tD. It’s been an up and down season for PGC, who have never won or lost more than two games in a row this year. The loss of Arian Foster was a tough pill to swallow for PGC, who only got four weeks of mixed productivity (mostly very good) from the bell-cow RB. Savvy management put PGC in a position where they have a lot of solid RB depth, so they’ve been able to wheel and deal to bolster the roster in other places. With the likes of Julio Jones and Calvin Johnson on the outside, PGC has at worst a punchers chance to work their way back into the fray.

10. Layin’ Woodson – There’s always a team that plays well but runs into a buzz-saw of a schedule. With nearly 1,000 points against on the season, Nave-Po IV champion Layin’ Woodson has been that team this year. LW jumped out to an 0-4 record to start the season with three really unfortunate losses. Since then, they’ve chipped away at their deficit with a 4-2 record, scoring no less than 92 points in each of their four wins. A mid-range to strong 940.84 points on the season means they will have a good shot at one of the final playoff spots if they can keep the magic flowing. Facing Terwilliger, KnockingOnEvansDoor, and Bicoastals to finish the season, it’s hard to imagine a scenario where they can afford another loss. Can LW pull off one of the all time great resurgences in Nave-Po history? stay tuned.

StoneChurch

League Finances

 

 

I will take the time tonight to post all of the league dues in the Yahoo league page. Majority of you have paid in full, and for that, I am thankful. For those who still owe me money, I will be in touch with you some time this week. If I can get the remaining balance of the teams who still owe over Thanksgiving, that would be ideal. Otherwise we can work out an agreement.

Money

Closing Words

I want to thank everyone for your level of participation in 2015. I would argue that this has been the most active season for the league, and therefore the most competitive. The level of parity in our league is a clear reflection of this. I wish the best of luck to every team in the league. I hope everyone has enjoyed the season as much as I have. If anyone wants to play in daily leagues, reach out to me with a text. I’m currently playing on Fanduel.

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Sit Down, Stand Up

November 12, 2015 Leave a comment

The Nave-Po Trade Deadline and Playoff Push


 

Some will find themselves standing up a month from now.  Even if it is for just one week, they will have a distinction every owner sets as a goal before the season: Make the playoffs.  The majority however, will be asked to sit down from the end of week 13 until September 3rd, 2016 (if history is any indication).  

 

At this point in the season, it feels as if every game, every touchdown, shit, every point is crucial (Looking at you Meatsticks, apologies to EvansDoor…).  With that, it’s time to look at what certain teams around the league have done in the trade department to bolster their chance at a playoff run as well as analyze the overall playoff race.

 

Devonta Freeman for Carson Palmer

The first trade of the season, struck on October 2nd, is probably the most significant.  CJ (Butt Fumble) acquired the current #1 player in the league in Devonta Freeman, who has racked up more than 700 yards and 9 touchdowns.  Brian (Layin’ Woodson) traded from a position of desperation, staring down the barrel of a season long QB stream with the loss of Tony Romo.  (Oops…)

 

Dion Lewis for Martellus Bennett

One month to the day after the first trade, the second deal was struck in Nave-Po.  The Butt Fumbles were on the move again, this time acquiring Dion Lewis’ services for those of Martellus Bennett, who found himself inside Pierce’s Getaway Carr (Tony).  Due to Lewis’ season ending ACL tear, Tony found himself on the right side of this one.

 

Davante Adams for Danny Woodhead

Kyle, owner of the Meatsticks, sent a desperate plea to the league claiming he needed RBs so bad that every player on his roster was fair game.  He found a trade partner under his own roof.  Woodhead, Rivers’ favorite relief valve, finds himself wearing the colors of the Meatsticks and made a great debut, posting a 17.1 point debut in week 9.  Likewise, Adams found himself at home with the Woodson’s, posting 11.3 points in his debut.  It looks as though both teams helped themselves here.

 

Sammy Watkins for Derek Carr

Interesting deal here.  KnockingOnEvansDoor (Mike D) found himself with a third quarterback on his roster after acquiring Carr.  Jeff Fisher’s Beard (Commish) found himself an enigmatic, yet highly explosive wide receiver to compliment Crabtree, Martavis Bryant, and Golden Tate.

 

Stefon Diggs for Doug Martin

When The Meatsticks say something, they mean it.  Not only did they acquire Woodhead, but they found themselves a second running back in Doug Martin.  With only Sproles to fall back on, Kyle went and found himself a whole new backfield.  Tony has his eye on the finish line, dealing from a position of strength to potentially strengthen his every week lineup by acquiring the young Diggs, who has WR 2/3 potential.

 

*****This was written on 11/11/15, two days prior to the trade deadline, will update accordingly*****

 

The Playoff Push

Four teams find themselves 6-3 or better, and for the purposes of this article, I am going to exclude them from this breakdown.  Don’t take this as a mush, if I didn’t skip you, I’d cover every team in the league.  Consider yourselves clear from the muck, for now….

 

5th Place: Terwilliger (5-4, 889 pts)

Greg has posted a record of 2-1 since the previous look at the race and finds himself one spot better in the race.  His point total is representative of a strong team, and he has found a way around the Jamaal Charles injury.  Kudos to Terwiliger, who is determined to remain in the hunt for a title defense in December.

 

6th Place: KnockingOnEvansDoor (5-4, 843.62 pts)

Mike D’s squad was sitting pretty at 4-2, avoiding the discussion for playoff relevancy in the week 6 matchup.  Now, he finds himself right in the middle of the fight.  He suffered the second worst loss of the season, falling to the Meatsticks in week 8 by .28 points, the equivalent of less than 3 rushing yards….  The Evans’ have a respectable point total, but it’s no sure thing that it will win him a tie break.  

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7th Place: Pierce’s Getaway Carr (5-4, 827.14 pts)

The first team that finds itself on the outside looking in at this juncture it Tony’s squad.  His team is on fire since week 6, posting a 2-1 record and scoring more than 320 points over that span.  As previously noted, The Carr’s made a calculated decision to trim some of their RB depth in hopes that it would improve their overall starting lineup and be the difference in a playoff push.  Whichever way it goes, Tony deserves credit for pushing his chips to the middle when he felt it was the time.

 

8th Place: Butt Fumble (4-5, 870.62 pts)

CJ has had a very black and white season.  When his team scores 100 or more, he is 4-0.  When they fail to break the century mark, they are 0-5.  A safe rule is that 100 points will get you wins, and he has affirmed that rule this season.  He is 0-3 in his last three weeks, scoring 77, 89, and 97 points in each effort.  The Fumble’s will need Devonta Freeman to get back to his torrid pace in order to make a final push.

 

9th Place: The Meatsticks (4-5, 809.04 pts)

As mentioned in the trades section, Kyle has revamped his backfield for the playoff push.  He may also get the benefit of Matt Forte returning soon.  Combined with AJ Green, Kyle will be looking to put up W’s from here on out as his current point total would hurt him in tie breaker scenarios.

 

10th Place: Bicoastals (4-5, 768.80 pts.)

Atlantic and Pacific find themselves just one game out of a playoff spot despite having put up the 2nd fewest points on the season.  The Bicoastals have been willing trade partners, but have yet to find the big deal that eludes them.  Quarterback injuries have haunted them all year, with Big Ben going down for a second time, and Teddy Bridgewater getting the Gregg Williams treatment in week 9.   Every week is virtually a must win for them to throw their hat in the ring come playoff time.  

 

Well, that will do it for this installment.  I try to limit these to just the teams that are very close to the final playoff spots, so don’t take it personally if your team doesn’t get talked about.  A few wins (or losses) and you may find yourself right back in the thick of things.
Good luck to all and may Nave-Po live forever.

-BMJ

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