The 12th regular season of TPDFFL is in the books! I think I can plainly speak for all of us by saying that the most important takeaway and the most significant thing that happened this season was witnessing continued greatness when the commissioner extending his record-setting streak of consecutive years without a losing season to 12. That’s right, yours truly has finished at least 7-7 in every single one of our 12 seasons. I also haven’t ever been better than 8-6, but that’s my role in this fantasy game we play. To share a little context, I compiled data for consecutive seasons with a winning record, a non-winning record, a losing record and a non-losing record and here is what that data spewed out:
Terrance holds the record for most consecutive winning seasons with 5, and they were Terrance’s first 5 years in the league (2012-2016).
The record for most consecutive seasons failing to break the .500 mark belongs to Sean, who was 7-7 or worse in 7 straight years (2013-2019).
Erik endured 6 straight years of having a losing record from the onset of the league, holding the record of 6 straight losing seasons from (2011-2016).
And of course the aforementioned record of non-losing record belongs to Ryan with 12. Second place is shared between Terrance (2012-2016) and Schweg (2014-2018) with 5 consecutive non-losing seasons.
Jake spoils the season-ender for Jacob, which cost Jacob a chance at some significant records. Jacob was trying to be just the 2nd team in league history to finish 12-2. Instead he becomes the 5th team to finish 11-3, still good but not as special. Aaron and the 2013 Two Dollar Pistols can pop their champagne as they remain the best regular season team (and overall team) in league history record-wise. A win for Jacob would’ve been his 8th consecutive win, which would’ve been tied for the 3rd longest streak. Instead it’s just a throwaway 7-game winning streak. Perhaps the most painful missed opportunity was Jacob’s chance to finish 8-0 in the division. Instead he becomes the 4th team to post a 7-1 divisional record. Jacob still seals the #1 seed.
At the other end of the spectrum, we have poor Jerry. Can this guy get a break? I feel like the process has been sound these last few years but things are just not working out. He becomes the first team to finish a season with a 2-12 record. Only Erik’s 2018 team finished worse with a 1-12-1 record, which just shows that the Freiermuth Knuckleth weren’t even good enough to be the best worst team.
The bottom bitch report is here! This is pertinent information for everyone except for Erik & Jacob. Everyone else owes money for the 3rd place. Please Venmo these balances at your earliest convenience.
Aaron - $5
Chase - $15
Jake - $15
Jarrett - $10
Ryan - $5
Schweg - $5
Sean - $5
Terrance - $10
Chase officially finishes with the 3rd fewest points ever scored in a season with 1,074 points, which is just 76.7 ppg. Chase becomes the 8th team in league history to score over 100 points only once throughout a season, and it’s the first time anyone has done that since 2018.
Jake avoids joining the one 100+ point game club by scoring over 100 points in the first and last weeks of the season. His streak of 12 consecutive games under 100 points will remain tied as the 3rd longest streak.
Schweg passes his brother to move into 2nd place for most career 100+ point games. Schweg also passes Sean for most career wins, and becomes the 5th owner to reach 90 wins.
Avoiding injury can be a big part of your success, and it can be rare to be able to start a player every game of the regular season (13 out of the 14 weeks because of the bye). It’s also rare that you want to start a player in every game because they are seemingly matchup-proof. Here is the list of fantasy players that were started every week this season (*started by more than 1 team):
QB: Josh Allen, Jalen Hurts, Patrick Mahomes
RB: Saquon Barkley, Nick Chubb, Dalvin Cook, Austin Ekeler, Derrick Henry, Josh Jacobs, Aaron Jones, Christian McCaffrey
WR: Davante Adams, A.J. Brown, Stefon Diggs, *Tyreek Hill, *Justin Jefferson
TE: Travis Kelce
K: *Tyler Bass, *Daniel Carlson, Ryan Succop, Justin Tucker
I won’t give away the position awards, but I will say that 4 of the 6 position awards were snatched away in from the leader in the final week of the season.
The one obvious positional award goes to Ryan for TEs. Ryan averaged 12.64 points per TE start, which is the 2nd most in league history.
Jarrett reclaims the top spot for most points scored against in a career after yielding that spot to Schweg for the back half of this season.
Ryan has now defeated Erik 17 times, and Terrance has now defeated Jarrett 17 times, which is tied for the most in league history along with Jake’s 17 wins over Ryan.
Terrance has now defeated Jarrett 9 consecutive times going back to 2018. That is tied for the 3rd longest streak in league history, and is the longest active streak. Terrance vs Jarrett is the most lopsided rivalry in the TPDFFL, with Terrance holding a 17-4 record against Jarrett, good enough for an 81% winning percentage.
1. September 13
Jake sends Tyreek Hill (WR3) to Schweg for James Robinson (RB42) & Diontae Johnson (WR49)
Schweg - 175 active points (175 total points)
Jake - 36 active points (110 total points)
2. September 25
Chase sends Jeff Wilson (RB23) to Jacob for Adam Thielen (WR30)
Chase - 76 active points (76 total points)
Jacob - 31 active points (92 total points)
3. October 12
Chase sends Kyle Pitts (TE22) to Jacob for Darren Waller (TE44)
Chase - 0 active points (0 total points)
Jacob - 15 active points (29 total points)
4. October 14
Ryan sends Darrell Henderson (RB50) & Allen Lazard (WR29) to Jarrett for Miles Sanders (RB8)
Ryan - 113 active points (113 total points)
Jarrett - 34 active points (84 total points)
5. October 27
Jarrett sends DeVonta Smith (WR22) to Schweg for Dak Prescott (QB25)
Jarrett - 106 active points (106 total points)
Schweg - 0 active points (51 total points)
6. November 2
Jake sends Justin Jefferson (WR1), Amon-Ra St. Brown (WR8) & Michael Carter (RB41) to Schweg for CeeDee Lamb (WR6), D.J. Moore (WR31), DeVonta Smith (WR22) & Cordarrelle Patterson (RB34)
Jake - 128 active points (163 total points)
Schweg - 139 active points (186 total points)
Playoff Preview yet to come on this week’s Doug & Willy Podcast