In last week’s Stat Blat, whilst looking at the Dynablaster Bombermen, I noted that their defensive line had been an area of weakness but something they’d addressed already with the trade for Aaron Donald. Well, this week the Dynablaster Bombermen’s defensive line scored 75.5 points on their own. That got me wondering about the highest and lowest performances from each positional group through both seasons so far. Was 75.5 a record high for a defensive line? Surely it must be! Read on to find out.
Note: Week 17 of the 2014 season was not included when collating these results.
|1||Firebirds||37.12||S1 W7||Rusty Wilson|
|2||Tamworth Two||36.6||S1 W10||Aaron Rodgers|
|3||Firebirds||36.36||S1 W16||Rusty Wilson|
|4||Tamworth Two||34.92||S2 W3||Aaron Rodgers|
|5||Firebirds||34.24||S1 W5||Rusty Wilson|
The running here are obviously dominated by God’s chosen QB (Wilson) and the Arm of the Doubtful (Rodgers). It’s a classic battle between good and evil.
|1||Sadness||0.00||S1 W1||“Fuck You” Cam Newton|
|2||Breeses||0.36||S1 W16||Andrew Luck|
|3||Dungeoneers||1.84||S2 W5||Nick “Cunt” Foles|
|4||Sadness||2.62||S1 W6||Teddy Bridgewater|
|5||Losers||2.72||S1 W14||Peter Manning|
Fun fact: In week 14 of season 1, David left Andy Dalton (26.28 points), Joe Flacco (24.36 points) and Derek Carr (22.36 points) on the bench in favour of Peter (2.72 points). Now, kids, that is how you PLOB yourself right up. For those of you wondering, Andrew Luck did not leave that game injured. He threw for just over 100 yards with 0 TDs and 2 interceptions. Impressive stuff.
|1||Breeses||74.2||S2 W5||Isaiah Crowell, Devonta Freeman, Doug Martin|
|2||Breeses||65.6||S2 W7||Devonta Freeman, Doug Martin, Lamar Miller|
|3||Firebirds||61.8||S1 W16||CJ Anderson, Jeremy Hill, Marshawn Lynch|
|4||Tamworth Two||61.6||S2 W6||Chris Ivory, LeSean McCoy, Jonathan Stewart|
|5||Champions||61.4||S1 W14||Le’veon Bell, Isaiah Crowell, Latavius Murray|
Come on, who saw that coming at the start of the year? Who also saw Isaiah Crowell and Doug Martin each appearing in 2 of the 5 best RB performances of the Dynabowl so far…
|1||Dungeoneers||5.625||S1 W9||LaGarette Blount, Branden Oliver|
|2||Firebirds||7.3||S1 W6||Chris Johnson, Marshawn Lynch|
|3||Breeses||8.2||S2 W3||Isaiah Crowell, Doug Martin|
|4||Champions||8.3||S2 W1||Latavius Murray, Damien Williams|
|5||Firebirds||8.4||S1 W8||Chris Johnson, Marshawn Lynch|
Crowell, Martin, Latavius Murray and Marshawn Lynch have the distinction of being in both the best and the worst RB groups. If I was better at this I’d probably give you some analysis right now. Here’s what I got: blah blah blah analysis blah blah best-selling book Fantasy Life blah blah analysis blah state-the-obvious.
|1||Kelkowski||109||S1 W1||Randall Cobb, Calvin Johnson, Jeremy Maclin, Cor!Darelle Patterson, Jordan Cameron, Julius Thomas|
|2||Losers||93.3||S1 W10||Larry Fitzgerald, Jordy Nelson, Emmanuel Sanders, Torrey Smith, Larry Donnell, Jimmy Graham|
|3||Kelkowski||91.5||S1 W2||Randall Cobb, Calvin Johnson, Jeremy Maclin, Cor!Darelle Patterson, Julius Thomas, Delanie Walker|
|4||Firebirds||91||S1 W8||TY Hilton, Julio Jones, Eddie Royal, Demaryius Thomas, Antonio Gates, Rob Gronkowski|
|5||Firebirds||89.7||S1 W6||TY Hilton, Julio Jones, Mohammed Sanu, Demaryius Thomas, Antonio Gates, Rob Gronkowski|
We still love you Cor! Darelle! The passing game has never been better than those heady days of the first weeks of the Dynabowl. What a glorious time that was! It just goes to show, it’s a running league.
|1||Breeses||12.1||S2 W1||DeSean Jackson, Charles Johnson, Steve Smith Sr., Terrance Williams, Owen Daniels|
|2||Dungeoneers||14.25||S1 W14||Keenan Allen, Andre Johnson, Brandon Marshall, Kenny Stills, Kyle Rudolph, Jason Witten|
|3||Breeses||14.4||S1 W9||Dwayne Bowe, Pierre Garcon, Andrew Hawkins, Steve Smith Sr., Zach Ertz|
|4||DynaHarder||17||S1 W12||Kenny Britt, Julian Edelman, Cecil Shorts III, Sammy Watkins, Jace Amaro|
|5||Dungeoneers||18.1||S2 W5||Keenan Allen, Amari Cooper, Michael Floyd, Reuben Randle, Coby Fleener|
Tough reading for fans of the Brees and the Dungeoneers. Probably not surprising reading though.
|1||Dungeoneers||23.6||S2 W4||Cairo Santos, Andy Lee|
|2||Sadness||22.725||S1 W9||Adam Vinatieri, Shane Lechler|
|3||DynaHarder||21.3||S1 W11||Mason Crosby, Marquette King|
|4||Breeses||21.2||S1 W10||Matt Bryant, Brett Kern|
|5||Dungeoneers||20.475||S1 W12||Cody Parkey, Mike Scifres|
|1||Dungeoneers||1.65||S1 W14||Cody Parkey, Mike Scifres|
|2||Dungeoneers||3||S1 W4||Cody Parkey, Pat O’Donnell|
|3||Losers||3.3||S1 W16||Justin Tucker, Donnie Jones|
|4||Champions||3.95||S1 W6||Shaun Suisham, Brad Nortman|
|5||Firebirds||4||S1 W8||Dan Bailey, Tim Masthay|
The Dungeoneers showing that famed consistency hear by having two of the best scoring special teams units and two of the worst. I like that Parkey and Scifres put up over 20 points in week 12 and then under 2 in week 14. Absolute gangbusters.
|1||Bombermen||75.5||S2 W7||Aaron Donald, Haloti Ngata, Cameron Wake, Mario Williams|
|2||Breeses||69.5||S1 W10||Marcell Dareus, Aaron Donald, Michael Bennett, Cameron Jordan|
|3||Kelkowski||58.75||S1 W7||Nick Fairley, Everson Griffen, DeMarcus Ware|
|4||DynaHarder||55.35||S1 W13||Jonathan Hankins, Ezekiel Ansah, JJ Watt|
|5||Champions||50.5||S1 W8||Tom Johnson, Robert Quinn, Cameron Wake|
Well, there’s the answer to your question. Yes, the Bombermen’s score on the line this week was the highest ever. By a comfortable margin too. The players on that top 5 read very much like a who’s who of defensive line talent, it’s not difficult to see why these guys scored like they did. Plus Tom Johnson’s there too. Good old Tom Johnson. Who’s Tom Johnson?
|1||Dungeoneers||1.25||S2 W3||Tyrone Crawford, Demarcus Lawrence, Stephen Paea|
|2=||Sadness||1.5||S2 W1||Sharrif Floyd, Damontre Moore, Devin Taylor|
|2=||Sadness||1.5||S1 W1||Michael Brockers, Jared Allen, Calais Campbell|
|4||Champions||1.75||S1 W4||Steve McClendon, Mike Daniels, Cameron Wake|
|5||Bombermen||2.5||S2 W1||Kyle Williams, Cameron Wake, Mario Williams|
A round of applause for the Dynasty of Sadness in managed to fashion a tie for 2nd place in the worst D-line performances of all time. Mike and Mark certainly know how to get their defence off to a strong start to the year. Looking at the players in these units it’s very noticeable that one of these is not like the other. 2.5 points for the Williams twins and Cameron Wake would have been unthinkable last season.
|1||Champions||63.25||S1 W8||Anthony Barr, Jamie Collins, Justin Houston, Wesley Woodyard|
|2||DynaHarder||57.55||S1 W5||Von Miller, CJ Mosley, Alec Ogletree, Jason Worilds|
|3||Kelkowski||55.8||S2 W6||Stephone Anthony, Karlos Dansby, D’Qwell Jackson, Brandon Marshall|
|4||Champions||55.5||S2 W6||Anthony Barr, Shaq Barrett, Jamie Collins, Justin Houston|
|5||Champions||53.95||S1 W4||Anthony Barr, Justin Houston, Khalil Mack, Wesley Woodyard|
It’s like no-one believed me when I said linebacker was the most important fantasy position.
|1||Losers||1.25||S2 W3||Ryan Kerrigan, Paul Kruger, Alex Okafor|
|2||Bombermen||3.5||S2 W7||Connor Barwin, Elvis Dumervil, Sean Lee|
|3||Firebirds||5||S1 W4||Mason Foster, Julius Peppers, Lawrence Timmons|
|4||Firebirds||5.75||S1 W3||Mason Foster, Manti Te’o, Lawrence Timmons|
|5||Dungeoneers||6.25||S1 W8||Connor Barwin, Dwight Freeney, KJ Wright|
I seriously don’t know who Mason Foster is. If this week’s Stat Blat has made me realise anything it’s quite how bad Neil’s team was at the start of last season. What a tremendous rags to riches story his Dynabowl triumph was. Someone should film that. With Paul Giamatti playing Neil.
|1||Bombermen||76.45||S1 W10||Casey Hayward, Bradley Roby, Ha-Ha Clinton-Dix, James Ihedigbo|
|2||Bombermen||73.2||S2 W4||Stephon Gilmore, Bradley Roby, Corey Graham, TJ Ward|
|3||Sadness||59.75||S2 W3||William Gay, Jerraud Powers, Eric Berry, Tyrann Mathieu|
|4||Kelkowski||58||S2 W3||Janoris Jenkins, Jimmy Smith, Mike Adams, Malcolm Jenkins|
|5||Kelkowski||57.55||S1 W13||Janoris Jenkins, Devin McCourty, Mike Adams, Rashad Johnson|
The fact that the Bombermen and Kelkowski each have 2 entries here somewhat belies my theory that DB scoring is entirely random. Note that the presence of more season 2 scores in this entry than others is likely influenced by the point increased for Defended Passes this season.
|1||DynaHarder||3.75||S1 W7||Patrick Peterson, Sam Shields, Deone Bucannon, Jonathan Cyprien|
|2||Sadness||4.5||S1 W10||Travis Carrie, Kyle Fuller, Eric Berry, Tyrann Mathieu|
|3||Dungeoneers||5||S1 W11||Vontae Davis, Chris Harris, George Iloka, Rahim Moore|
|4=||Losers||6||S1 W4||Darius Butler, Logan Ryan, Chris Conte, Glover Quin|
|4=||DynaHarder||6||S1 W13||Antoine Cason, Patrick Peterson, Micah Hyde, Eric Reid|
I can’t help but think that at least three of those entries would make pretty good real-life secondaries. That’s fantasy football for you, I guess.
|2||Tamworth Two||142.05||S2 W6|
|2||Tamworth Two||27||S1 W16|