Week 6 Power Rankings

Week 5 Power Rankings

Week 4 Power Rankings

MLB National League West..

With just a few games left in the 2018 MLB season, all divisions are determined except for one… National League West..

For $50FA, Who wins the division title?

Rockies are currently 0.5 games up on the Dodgers. Rockies have 4 games left and Dodgers have 3…

BFFL Fantasy Scorebook Pick’ems..

To have a little fun around the league, we are gonna try a little Vegas style $FA gambling within our league… Why not…

Rules: You can pick up to 3 games and gamble as low as $5FA and up to $50FA on the line set on Thursday. Win and you gain the amount you bet, lose and you lose the amount you bet, push and no money is added or subtracted.. You can NOT bet on your own team…

Lines for this week…

Bangers (-11) at Beatdown
No Romo (-5) at Maulers
Gator Domination (-39.5) at Varsity Blues
Cole Boys at Hold Me Back (-25.5)
Vicious (11) at Havoc
Thrillers at GOAT (-15.5)

To Play: respond to this post before 7p on Thursday night.
Respond with something like:
No Romo -5
Cole Boys +25.5
Thrillers +15.5

Week 3 Power Rankings

This is the 4th Poll of the year (preseason poll and 3 regular season weeks) and we have ourselves a new, 4th, top spot among the rankings. Week 3 Power Rankings welcome Gator Domination to the podium. Gator started 4th on the preseason poll. Took a hit in week 1’s loss and dropped to 7th. Regained some ground in week 2’s win and jumped to 3rd. A big win this week, scoring the second highest of the week, and jumped to number 1. As history has shown through the 3 previous polls, its a short stay at the top…

GOAT remains at the number 2 spot, maintaining their top ranked PPG at 181. Maulers take a small drop to 3rd after their first loss of the season this week, but remain a high percentage for the playoffs at 69%.

Miller Thrillers and Crain Bangers both jump up a spot after week 3 victories. Thrillers hold the 3rd best PPG mark at 163, Bangers PPG stays in the top 5 with 153ppg, but carry the #2 ROS Roster.

The Polls just do not like Cole Boys. After another win this week and starting 3-0, Cole Boys fall 2 spots to #6. Cole Boys have had a little luck in terms of divisional schedule and matchups, proven by thei 18-15 Overall Wins. Cole Boys also have the 11th ranked ROS Roster.

A little futher down the board, No Romo jumps up a spot to tie Bama Beatdown at #10. This week, Beatdown’s Playoff Odds are down to 16%, while Houston Havoc are down to #4.

Week 2 Rankings

Week 2 Rankings of the BFFL.

We have a new number 1… Morris Maulers jumps from #4 into the top spot with their 2-0 start and defeating week 1 top spot, GOAT by 4 points. Maulers have the 3rd best Playoff percentage at 80%.

Goat drop 1 spot to number 2, but still hold the best odds of making the playoffs, at 82%, and carry the highest scoring average of 177 points per game.

Rounding out the top 5, Varsity Blues jumps from #10 to #5 after scoring a Franchise Best 198 points in week 2, but still only carry a 30% chance of making the playoffs.

At Number 6, Thillers drop from being ranked #2 last week after only a 120pt performance and loss to Cole Boys.

The top winless team, Crain Bangers, come in at #7. At 0-2, Bangers still have a 56% odds of making the playoffs, mainly due to their #1 ranked Rest of Season Roster Rankings. Bangers opponents have scored a combined 370pts in the first 2 weeks, 80pt more than the league average of Points Against. But Bangers face off against another #1 ranked opponent in week 3, Morris Mauler, so look for Bangers PO odds to drop with the potential 0-3 start.

Despite a win this week, Bama Beatdown’s playoff odd dropped from 22% to 19%, proving that week 2’s win over the horrendous Houston Havoc 140-106 was a fluke and Beatdown still remain a horrible team.. Just Saying..

Weekly Rankings are calculated of data from ESPN’s league page and FantasyPro’s League Analyzer. That data is entered into the Analytics Spreadsheet and outputs the data for the new rankings. No personal data is entered after the preseason rankings. Weekly Rankings are calculated after 12 noon, on Wednesday. Any trades or free agent acquisitions after that point will not reflect that week’s roster data and rankings.

Week 1 Rankings

Like always, the preseason polls do not always prove to be accurate. And honestly, the polls from the first couple of weeks do not display enough sample size to process a true trend to rank Strength of Roster, Playoff Odds, ect..

For the sake of entertainment though, these rankings are fun to watch and fun to process. Even more fun for shit talking..

Preseason Rankings:
1. Miller Thrillers
2. Bama Beatdown
3. GOAT
4. Gator Domination
5. Crain Bangers
6. Houston Havoc
7. No Romo
8. Vicious
9. Hold Me Back
10. Morris Maulers
11. Varsity Blues
12. Cole Boys

The preseason rankings take many things into consideration: all of the owner preseason ranking submissions, FantasyPro’s League Analyzer, and FantasyGuru’s League Analytics Spreadsheet. From there, every week’s data from ESPN’s league page and FantasyPro’s League Analyzer is entered into the Analytics Spreadsheet and outputs the data for the new rankings. No personal data is entered after the preseason rankings.

Here is Week 1 Rankings:

 

Wow, what a difference a week makes….

Notably, how far returning BFFL Champion Bama Beatdown fell. From Preseason ranked #2 to week 1 ranked #9. In Week 1, scoring 155 points, Beatdown ranks in at #5 in points per game and currently projects to have a 7-4 season would have thought to keep Beatdown higher in the rankings. But after the week 1 lose, trade to send Rivers/Allen away, and the uncertainty of number 1 overall pick Le’Veon Bell, Beatdowns Playoff Odds dropped to league worst, 22%. Not to mention Rest Of Season Roster ranks dead last. Beatdown is gonna need some additional moves and some luck to dig out of this hole.

Miller Thrillers are primed for another successful year. Kicking the season off 1-0 behind the top preseason rankings and a league-best 192 points. A 74% chance to make the playoffs, Thrillers have arguably the easiest schedule in the league, is predicted to go undefeated. With a ROS Roster ranking of #8, Thriller will lean heavily on matchups to look for another division championship

Alabama Opening Day QB’s

Whether you are an Alabama Crimson Tide fan or not, the Tide’s QB battle has been on the nations highest touted competition entering the 2018 season.

Who will be Bama’s QB?

Jalen Hurts, a true Junior and 2 year starter with an impressive 26-2 record as the starter . Hurts was the 2016 SEC Offensive Player of the Year, SEC Freshman of the Year, and 1st Team All-SEC..

Tua Tugavailoa, came off the bench, as a true freshman, at halftime of the National Championship Game and led the Tide to a Come-from-behind victory and National Championship .

4 part trivia. $25FA for correctly answering each part.

1: Who Starts Louisville game?

2: Who Starts the first offensive drive of the 4th quarter.

3. Who is considered the winning/losing QB of the game .

4. Who is named starting QB for the 4th regular season game against Texas A&M .

All entries must be in by 12pm CST.

2018 Preseason Rankings

2018 preseason rankings posted by team owners.

2017, Week 5 Power Rankings

2017wk5Power

 

Week 4 was an exciting week and left us with a bit of a shake up among the top 5. There were 2 undefeated teams going into week 4, both lost, leaving us with 6, 3-1 teams..

Vicious had controlled the top ranking for the prior 3 weeks, but another lose this week, dropped them down to the #4 spot. Sitting at 2-2, they are still a favorite to win the BFFL East and potential get a first round bye. Vicious are still ranked #1 in PPG and ROS Roster, plus the East are proving to be a bit weaker than early season rankings had projected.

The new number 1 in the Power Rankings are Crain Bangers. Bangers started the season as the #4 preaseason team, but after the week 1 loss to Ice Vipers, Bangers dropped all the way down the #12 spot. Now on a 3 game winning streak, Bangers jumped from the #6 position last week to the top spot for week 5. Bangers increased their playoff odds to 83% and jumped to 5th in PPG. Bangers retain the #2 ROS roster, but compete in the always tough BFFL South, so there is sure to be more moving around to come.

Finishing out the top 5. Havoc jumped one spot from #3 to #2 after their victory and Miller Thrillers loss. No Romo jump up from #7 to #3. Bama Beatdown get back into the top 5 after starting the season 1-2. Beatdown started the season as the number 1 team in the BFFL, but after the injury to David Johnson, Beatdown took a 2 game loss and dropped down as low as #8 in week 4. Back to .500, Beatdown are ranked #3 in PPG and ROS Roster, so they are not out of playoff contention yet. Broke Shoulders still lead the BFFL North by 1 game, but week 4 loss is the beginning of the end for Shoulders reign of the division. Look for a few more losses by Shoulders and for Thrillers and Beatdown to take the division back over.

Other division races:

The BFFL West is a tie at 1st with Havoc and Cole Boys and Domination just a game back. Havoc has been the strongest team with their #2 PPG rankings, but they rely heavily on strong QB play. Do not count out Domination to sneak back into the top spot. Domination own the #4 ROS Roster and are a win or 2 away from being in the top 5 Power Rankings.

BFFL South is a 3-way tie between Bangers, Vipers and No Romo. Each team owns a loss to each other. Bangers and Romo are both ranked in the top 3 Power Rankings, while Vipers are sitting at #10. Vipers made a few moves this week to increase consitancy, but are still ranked #12 in ROS Roster.

BFFL East is also a 3-team race. Vicious, Varsity Blues and Killswitch all lost in week 4 and are tied at the top spot at 2-2. Vicious is the early favorite to win the division, but the loss of Dalvin Cook will knock off a few points per game, which could be the difference in the division.

2017, Week 4 Power Rankings

2017week4PowerRanking

 

Not a lot of big movers at the top, Vicious and Thrillers maintain their top 2 spots, but build strength over the week. Vicious jumped 10 points in his PPG, and shaved .50 of their Power Rank Score. Vicious also increased their playoff odds from 67% to 73%. Thrillers trade acquisitions of adding Demarius Thomas and Crowell jumped Thriller ROS from 3rd to 2nd. Thrillers are 32-13 against the field, which is 3rd stongest in the league.

Houston Havoc, who have started 3-0, jump 3 spots to number 3 and increased PO Odds from 62% to 84%, but only gain 1 spot, from 14th to 13th in ROS Roster, could make for a rough October.

Broke Shoulders, the other undefeated, jumps from #9 to #4 and still only have a 51% chance of making the playoffs. Although that is up from 30% last week. It is not a done deal from Shoulders, they are ranked second worst in ROS Roster.

Bama Beatdown was the big loser this week, dropping from #3 to #8, decreasing playoff odds from 61% to 32%. Although they still have the #4 ROS Roster, a favorable non-divisional schedule could help get Beatdown back on track for a wild card bid. Opponents over the next 5 weeks have a combined 6-9 record.

Miami Magic is still nearly last in every statistical category. They are almost certain to not even make the Consolation Bracket. Although they are ranked #15 in PPG, their last place ROS Roster, puts them at a 1% chance to make the playoffs, down from 2% prior to week 4.

2017, Week 3 Power Ranking

wk3PowerRank

Coming off of the 2nd week of the season, balanced a few things out for the BFFL. Injuries, waiver-wire pick ups, and trades have changed the landscape of the league. Added to the equation is a few players that have accelerated their stock and the fact that Tampa Bay and Miami did not get to play in week one.

The top ranked team is Vicious, whom were also ranked number 1 after week one. Bama Beatdown were the preseason top team, but the loss of David Johnson bumped the projections down trememdously. Vicious not only have the most points score through the first two weeks, they also have the top ROS Roster (rest of season). Don’t let the 1-1 record fool you, They would have beat 21 out of the other possible 30 matchups. Vicious has the highest chance of a playoff birth at 67%.

Coming in at number 2 is Miller Thrillers. A perennial contender, Thrillers continue to make moves to justify their relevance. Thrillers made a huge jump this week in ROS Roster with the addition of top 20 player Demarius Thomas. Averaging 143 ppg gives Thrillers a strong team to work with. The move increased Thiller playoff birth odds from 54% to 62%.

Number 3, Beatdown are still holding their on with key losses.

Number 4 and 5, No Romo and Varsity Blues, have a bit of a surprise start at 2-0. Not seen as strong roster to start the season, they both managed to pull of wins to take control of their division. Varsity Blues actually finished of the first two weeks with the best record against the field, going 22-8.

The rest of the top 10 are pretty straightforward. Houston Havoc at number 6 are tied with the 2nd highest odds of playoffs at 62%. Broke Shoulders, who have started the year off 2-0, falls in at number 9 in power rankings largely due to a poor ROS roster and the fact that they share a division with Miller Thrillers and Bama Beatdown. Don’t let the 2-0 start fool you, Shoulders could be in for a rough season.

Outside the top 10, there are 3 teams that could put up a hard fight. Number 11 Ice Vipers and their 1-1 record have the #5 ROS but are currently only averaging 92 ppg and just lost top TE Olsen. Vipers also were only 3-27 against the field over the first 2 weeks. Gronky Kong and and Assassins at 0-2, could still be a potential contender. Gronky is averaging a whopping 138 ppg, but have the #12 ROS and played 22-8 against the field, the best outside the top 5. Assassins at 0-2 have the #7 ROS. Although the East is always up for grabs, the improvement of Vicious and front runner Varsity Blues are gonna make it tough.

2018 League Changes

The BFFL is currently in its 11th year. It has been an exciting and entertaining 11 years, but there is much more to come in the future. The BFFL has evolved into a great fantasy football league with unique characteristics, fierce rivalries, and extensive history. 2018 will continue that trend and help elevate the BFFL to premiere status…

1. Transition to a true Dynasty League.. The vision of the BFFL was always to be a dynasty league with rich history. The idea is to carry a team, decisions, history, and transactions for a realistic period of time. No starting over every year, but to build a team through years of transactions and strategy. In 2018, keepers will go to 4/7. Each team will be required to carry at minimum 4 keepers from the previous year with a maximum of 7 keepers. This will allow teams to strategically plan for future power and sustain success.

2. Higher Stakes.. The BFFL’s current fee is $50 per person. That isn’t cheap, but can be petty enough to not fully participate. in 2018, the entry fee will increase to $80 per team, with plans to increase more in the future.

3. Deeper Roster.. The current bench is 11 players with one IR slot, in 2018 we will extend each teams bench to 15 players with 2 IR slots. Moving towards a dynasty format, teams need the ability to draft or acquire players for the future. To do so, the teams need a deeper bench to stash players for the future while maintaining space for current substitute players.

These 3 changes will make the BFFL a more competitive and exciting league. With so many options and strategies to build a franchise, every team has a chance to win the BFFL Championship within a few years time. We hope to continue to build the BFFL and make it the most competitive league around.

Week 12 and the Playoff Picture is taking Shape

Its been another controversial year, but that is what we have come to know as the BFFL. A lot of drama and a lot of excitement. Nothing seems to surprise me anymore.

Who is In: Miller Thrillers, Cole Boys, and Crain Bangers are in. Thrillers clinched the BFFL North in week 10, Boys clinched the West and Bangers clinched the South in week 11. That leaves 3 playoff spots left.

Who is Out: Mathematically the following teams are out of of the playoffs: Magic, Beatdown, Romo, Blues, Bucs, Ballerz, and Domination.

Who is still in the fight: The BFFL East is still up for grabs. It basically comes down to the week 12 Shaved Wood vs Inglorious Assassins game. Winner wins the division and is in and loser is most likely eliminated. That leaves 4 more teams with a wildcard bid. Gronky Kong and Matty Ice Ice Baby hold their own destiny. If they win this week, they will be the Wild Card spots. After that is gets tricky. It will come down to tiebreakers. If Gronky and Matty Ice lose and Vipers and Vicious win, then there is a 4-way tie for 2 playoff spots. with more than 2 teams tied, the tie breaker goes to division record, points for and points against. Vipers would have the upper hand with division record, then Gronky and Vicious would be tied with division record for the other spot. Gronky and Vicious didnt play in the regular season, so it would go to points for. Gronky has about an 70 point lead in points for.

Consolation Bracket: All of the remaining teams, except the bottom two, will compete in the coveted Consolation Bracket for a shot at the Top Pick of the 2017 BFFL Draft.  Magic and Domination are currently the bottom two teams. Magic is already eliminated from the Consolation Bracket due to record. With a Domination win this week, would bump domination back into the Consolation. Then would come down to Beatdown, Romo and Blue Ballerz. With a domination win, Ballerz would need Romo to lose to stay in. With a lose by Romo, they would be out.

I may have missed something, but it will interesting. That why we play the game…

MLB World Series Game 7 Prediction

Pick the winner of the World Series Game 7 and the amount of runs they win by.. $100FA for picking the winner, an additional $50FA for predicting the runs they win by…

2016 Future Picks Trading

Like every year, the BFFL allows trading of future season picks during the last 2 days of the trading period. So from 8am on November 1, through 10pm on November 2, teams may include draft picks from the 2017 draft as part of their trades. The picks can not be during the first four rounds and each team can only gain and lose one pick. Players or combination of picks can be used.

2016 Official Preseason Poll

The preseason polls are in and tallied. Here is the Official Preseason Poll with cumulative scoring.
1. Miller Thrillers – 2.00
2. Gator Domination – 2.62
3. Inglorious Assassins – 3.5
4. Vicious – 4.375
5. Ice Vipers – 5.75 (wins tiebreaker due to having more 1st place votes)
6. Shaved Wood – 5.75
7. Crain Bangers – 7.00
8. Bama Beatdown – 8.12
9. Gronky Kong – 9.87
10. No Romo – 11.37
11. Cole Boys – 11.62
12. Blue Ballerz – 12.00
13. Matty Ice Ice – 12.5
14 Bama Bucs – 12.75
15. Miami Magic – 12.87
16. Varsity Blues – 13.5

2016 Preseason Poll

The draft is over and teams are filled. Now it’s time to see how everyone looks. Post your top 16 rankings here. All rankings will be tallied for the official Preseason Poll. Everyone that participates will receive $100FA

2016 Preseason Rules Topics

The BFFL League office opened for business on July 1st. That does not open up all functionality, but does give teams the ability to start interacting and preparing. One of those preparations is discussing and voting on rules and league moves.

Topics…

#1. The two lost teams, Predators and MonkeyStache have been replaced. The two new team owners are Corey Livingston and Justin Langdale, These two team owners will be briefed on the league and will take part in the first year expansion draft, in which they will have 6 rounds of drafting players from the free agent pool that have at least one year of NFL experience, meaning no rookies.

#2. OP position. It has been discussed in previous meetings to change the OP position to a FLEX position to do away with the 2nd QB controversy.

#3. IDP. It has been discussed to remove certain players from the IDP position, like DL and DB and keep LB and DP.

#4 3rd QB Rule. In 2015, a rule was introduced to allow a 3rd QB on the roster, with special rules. After a year in practice, how do we feel about continuing that rule.

#5 Frachise Status. The franchise status of team keepers of 2/4 has been re-approved the last 2 seasons. It is once again topic for discussion

#6 PPR. Discussions have been made to increase our PPR from .5 points to 1 point PPR. The .5PPR was introduced several year back to increase the ratings of WR during a time when the NFL was heavy on running game. Time to look at the topic again.

Anything else that you want to put up for discussion needs to be commented here. Please place a number beside the topic for reference and keep the number in numerical order. Also, comment to discuss or plead your view on each of these topics. The better you explain your feelings, the more likely you are to get others to vote in your favor.