Week 16: The One That Counts

Week 16:  The One That Counts

Picture:  Recent Yukon Gold addition Doug Baldwin celebrates a championship while team owner Chris Barker looks on.

Sorry I didn’t get this posted beore I left town for the week.

The Yukon Gold had lost all three regular season games against Fly Eagles Fly, but when it mattered most, the Gold rose to the occasion to claim the league championship.  As was the case for most of the year, the Gold were led by their pass catching corps.  Their 5 WRs – Julio Jones, DeAndre Hopkins, Allen Robinson, Doug Baldwin, and Michael Floyd, TE Jordan Reed, and Palmer accounted for nearly 80 percent of their 231 total points, and those 7 players alone scored enough to beat all but one other team in week 16

The Gold not only won the championship game, but also won the week for the 7th time this season, tying the Eagles for most weekly wins.  The win secured also the top spot in the season total points race.

After dominating the league for the 2nd half of the season, the Eagles picked the worst possible time for their biggest stars to come up small.  am Newton and Antonio Brown were both held in check during division rivalry games that ended in shocking upsets.

All-Pro Team

Position Name Owner
QB1 Cam Newton Jason
QB2 Tom Brady Amina
RB1 Davonta Freeman Doug
RB2 Adrian Peterson Anand
RB3 DeAngelo Williams Amina
WR1 Antonio Brown Jason
WR2 Julio Jones Chris
WR3 DeAndre Hopkins Chris
WR4 Brandon Marshall Anand
Flex Odell Beckham Jr. Terry
TE Rob Gronkowski Amina
K Stephen Gostkowski Jason
Def/ST Arizona Cardinals Amina

Interesting Factoid

The top 2 teams were both led by their WR corps.   Ten of the top 15 wide recievers in the league this season were on either the Gold or the Eagles.

On the other hand, the Mashed Potatoes and Don’t Stop Believin’ had 6 of the top 10 running backs, while the Eagles only had 1 and the Gold failed to have a single top-10 back.

Final Accounting

  • Doug, Amina, and Anand will all owe $75 after not winnning any weeks
  • Terry will owe $55 after winning two weeks
  • Jason nets $100 ($75 for Super Bowl runnerup, $30 for 2nd in points, and $70 for weekly wins =$175 minus the $75 entry fee.)
  • Chris nets $180 ($110 for Super Bowl victory, $75 for 1st in total points and $70 for weekly wins = $255 minus $75 entry fee)

The easiest way to distribute this would for 1 person (let’s say Amina, since her office is closer) to pay $75 to Jason, while the other two (Doug, Anand) pay their $75 to Chris.  Then Terry splits his money $25 to Jason and 30 to me.