Welcome to Week 14 of the 2017 DFFL Season. Hard to believe we have already reached the last week of the regular season but what a last week of the regular season it is lined up to be. If you are reading this post then you are likely still battling for one of the three remaining playoff positions available. And let’s be real, @gdeppen6515 and @TyCruise never read these anyways.
The focus of this post will be on the Path to the Playoffs for the six playoff eligible teams still remaining. Scooter’s Squad has locked up the regular season title and #1 seed and BRUMrodKOWSKI was eliminated weeks ago and is busy fulfilling their destiny as the worst team in DFFL history (more on this in another post another time), so neither team will be featured in this post.
Before we continue, I would like to point out the Round Robin of Death that has been going down these past few weeks. Starting Week 13, Carr Bombers, Willenium Force, The Donatello, and HeHateMe30 have all been playing in a Round Robin of Death for the last 3 playoff spots. All four squads faced off last week and will yet again this week, with the winners of the match-ups this week facing off as the #2 and #3 seeds next week in the 1st round of the playoffs. Amazing.
On to the chaos…
2. The Donatello (7-6, 2296.55) vs 4. HeHateMe30 (6-7, 2245.90)
IN: Win OR Loss and Carr Bombers loss
OUT: Loss and Willenium Force loss and be outscored by HeHateMe30 and Willenium Force
Consensus: Barring an epic collapse this week, The Donatello all but has a playoff spot locked up. Win and the #2 seed is likely, lose and get in and it’s the #4 seed vs Scooter’s Squad.
3. Willenium Force (7-6, 2249.70) vs. 5. Carr Bombers (7-6, 2139.75)
IN: Win OR Loss and outscore the loser of The Donatello/HeHateMe30
OUT: Loss and The Donatello loss OR Loss and HeHateMe30 loss and be outscored by HeHateMe30
Consensus: Win and they are in. Pretty simple for Willenium Force this week as a loss leaves their fate to the fantasy gods outside of a big week in points.
4. HeHateMe30 (7-6, 2245.90) vs. 2. The Donatello (7-6, 2296.55)
IN: Win OR Loss and Carr Bombers loss
OUT: Loss and Willenium Force loss and be outscored by Willenium Force OR Loss and Carr Bombers loss and BRUMrodKOWSKI loss and be outscored by Dead Rats Walking
Consensus: Win and in for HeHateMe30. A loss isn’t the end of the road for HeHateMe30 as they have Carr Bombers in points by a solid margin, but again, you don’t want to have to rely on others to get into the playoffs. Round Robin of Death, I’m telling ya’.
5. Carr Bombers (7-6, 2139.75) vs. 3. Willenium Force (7-6, 2249.70)
Consensus: With their lack of points relative to the rest of the Group of Death, Carr Bombers find themselves in the truest of win or go home scenarios. Friendships may be lost this week.
6. Dead Rats Walking (6-7, 2211.05) vs. 8. BRUMrodKOWSKI (3-10, 1964.20)
IN: Win and HeHateMe30 loss and Carr Bombers loss and outscore HeHateMe30 by 35 points OR Win and HeHateMe30 loss and Willenium Force loss and outscore both by 39 points
Consensus: Dead Rats Walking are stuck on the outside looking in unless they get some help from the Miller Brothers and a big week in points. Likely? Probably not. Possible? Hey, it could happen.
7. The Popcorn Playas (6-7, 2156.85) vs. 1. Scooter’s Squad (9-4, 2307.80)
IN: Win and Dead Rats Walking loss and Carr Bombers loss and HeHateMe30 loss and outscore HeHateMe30 by 89 points OR Win and Dead Rats Walking loss and Willenium Force loss and HeHateMe30 loss and outscore WF/HHM30 both by 93 points
Consensus: The Playas have their work cut out if they want to climb into the playoffs, starting with winning vs #1 seed Scooter’s Squad. Then they will likely need to score 250+ points in the process. Then they just need the right combination of losses in the other 3 match-ups, and they’re in!
Good luck not ending the week on suicide watch to everyone!