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Week 13 Fantasy Wrap-Up

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Heading into the final week of the season on a three-game losing streak is never a good thing for a team's playoff hopes.  Because of the three consecutive losses I suffered, I needed a couple things to happen in order to make the postseason.  First things first, I had to come away with a victory, which I did, as you can see below.

Better Than Millen (me) 82.28
STUD: RB LenDale White 22.6
DUD: D/ST Packers 0
BENCHED: QB Gus Frerotte 20.5
OPTIMUM: 102.5 RATING: 80%
Maize 'n' Blue Jays (THE_J) 70.06
STUD: RB Matt Forte 18.5
DUD: K Robbie Gould 2
BENCHED: QB Joe Flacco 25.7
OPTIMUM: 88 RATING: 79%

Now that I took care of my business, I had to root against Underdogs, who had a 7-5 record going into Week 13.  My record was 6-6, so in order to achieve a tie, Underdogs had to lose.  Thanks to Just go away Favre, who beat Underdogs 104.12-99.5 despite having Brian Westbrook on the bench, that's exactly what happened.  I now have the same record as Underdogs, and I believe I have the edge in the tiebreaker.  I would like to flat out say that I am in the playoffs, but it's not as simple as that.

The other 7-5 team going into Week 13, Detroit's Few Good Men, actually got beat by 2-10 Rudys Warhawks by a surprising score of 111.8-64.78.  That means that Detroit's Few Good Men has the same record as me, but since he beat me earlier this season, I believe he holds the tiebreaker.  Even so, that may not matter since he lost to Underdogs in Week 4.  I'm not exactly sure how a three-way tie would be broken, but I believe I have a playoff spot no matter what.  I guess we'll find out for sure in the morning when everything is updated.  Once that happens, I will put up a new post about the playoffs.

Moving on to the POD overflow league, I won 110.88-73.66 to move into a tie with two other teams for the second best record in the league.  I don't believe I will win the tiebreaker to secure a first-round bye in the playoffs, but again, we'll have to see how everything shakes out.  In the SBN/AOL league, I won 82.05-52.65 to clinch a division title.  As it stands right now, I have the best record in the league, and with only one week left in the regular season, I will probably end up with a first-round bye. 

It seems like there is a pattern with the three leagues I am in based on when the leagues drafted.  The official POD league drafted before the other two, and I am on the edge of not making the playoffs.  In the POD overflow league, which drafted second, I won my division.  Finally, in the SBN/AOL league, which drafted third, I have the best record.  Just as I thought before the season even started, I drafted better each time through.  I guess I'll have to keep that in mind next year to ensure that I don't pick Terrell Owens over a good quarterback ever again.  That's what happened in the official POD league draft, and it really set me back as I haven't had a solid QB all season long.  I guess the phrase "practice makes perfect" even applies to fantasy football.

Anyways, a look at how the rest of Week 13 went in the official POD league can be found after the jump.

Underdogs (Sig Sauer) 99.5
STUD: WR Larry Fitzgerald 18.5
DUD: WR Donnie Avery 0.2
BENCHED: WR Donald Driver 14.3
OPTIMUM: 117.7 RATING: 84%
Just go away Favre (ahtrap) 104.12
STUD: QB Aaron Rodgers 33.52
DUD: D/ST Cardinals -1
BENCHED: RB Brian Westbrook 37
OPTIMUM: 150.62 RATING: 69%
Motown Madmen (Jettero2112) 90.74
STUD: QB Drew Brees 18.84
DUD: WR Randy Moss & TE Kevin Boss 4.5
BENCHED: TE Jason Witten 17.5
OPTIMUM: 111.34 RATING: 81%
SnotKnocker's (Ace BangerTheGuru) 60.18
STUD: D/ST Titans 20
DUD: K Neil Rackers 2
BENCHED: QB Kurt Warner 21.4
OPTIMUM: 84.4 RATING: 71%
Calvin and the Chipmunks (mgersz) 147.24
STUD: QB Tony Romo 31.64
DUD: TE Owen Daniels 2.5
BENCHED: WR Amani Toomer 14.5
OPTIMUM: 165.14 RATING: 89%
The Gosder Cherilus Posse (The Prodigy) 109.78
STUD: QB Jay Cutler 27.08
DUD: WR Vincent Jackson 0
BENCHED: RB Ronnie Brown 11.28
OPTIMUM: 127.76 RATING: 85%
Detroit's Few Good Men (ReichardZ) 64.78
STUD: K Rob Bironas 21
DUD: TE Greg Olsen 0.7
BENCHED: RB Justin Fargas 12.5
OPTIMUM: 93.18 RATING: 69%
Rudys Warhawks (isjim) 111.8
STUD: QB Donovan McNabb 37.8
DUD: WR Chris Chambers 0.2
BENCHED: WR Derrick Mason 15.1
OPTIMUM: 126.7 RATING: 88%
LA Leos (sgdbw90) 56.2
STUD: RB Peyton Hillis 18.9
DUD: QB Peyton Manning 0.8
BENCHED: RB Mewelde Moore 7.6
OPTIMUM: 62.6 RATING: 89%
West Coast Lions (LVLionfan) 74.56
STUD: WR Bernard Berrian 20.2
DUD: WR Plaxico Burress 0
BENCHED: QB Matt Ryan 19.98
OPTIMUM: 97.98 RATING: 76%