Chinstrap Ninjas 2011-2012 fantasy football contest: Playoffs Week 2 lineups, Playoffs Week 1 results
The first week of the 2011-2012 NFL Playoffs was our best week of the season. Contest participants racked up 147 total points, three owners earned the 10-point bonus for playing the week’s highest scoring player, Calvin Johnson.
As always, read on to find out what happened in the league or skip to the comments and post lineups for 2011-2012 NFL Playoffs Week 2.
Dante Bruno, Schizo Smurfs and Oops Machine all played Megatron this week and earned multiple bonuses.
Schizo Smurfs and Oops Machine also played Arian Foster and Jimmy Graham, our top running back and wide receiver respectively to compile 40 points each and lead this week.
The Calvin Johnson bonus was enough to help Dante Bruno hurdle Team Name Here in the overall race. Team Name Here and Dante Bruno have each scored more than 100 points this year and have scored in a combined 26 of 36 weeks. Dante Bruno, who started Johnson and Graham, has the longest active scoring streak, having scored in each of the last three weeks.
Team Name Here scored 20 points, playing Jimmy Graham and Arian Foster.
Purple Coconuts started Jimmy Graham and Darren Sproles, our tough-luck running back this week.
Our tough-luck quarterback, Matthew Stafford, was started by only one team, Chickenheads & Pigeons. That was good for two points and was added to the five-point playoff bonus to give them seven points.
This week’s top players:
Not surprisingly, the two quarterbacks who threw for more than 300 yards and scored rushing touchdowns led the way this week. Tim Tebow was our top scoring quarterback. He threw for 316 and a pair of touchdowns and rushed for 50 yards and a touchdown. He scored 31.64 points to edge past Matthew Stafford. Stafford rushed for a touchdown and also threw for 380 and threw three TDs, but he threw two picks. He scored 31.30 points.
Arian Foster scored 30.2 fantasy making him one of five players this week with more than 30 points. Foster rushed for 153 yards and two touchdowns and caught three passes for 29 yards in the Texans easy win against Cincinnatti. Darren Sproles only rushed for 51 yards on 10 carries, but he scored two TDs and caught four passes for 34 yards to finish with 20.5 fantasy points.
Two wide receivers topped 200 yards receiving this week and top our scoring ranks. Calvin Johnson was the top scorer in the NFL this week, scoring 33.1 fantasy points. He caught 12 passes for 211 yards and two touchdowns. Demaryius Thomas accumulated 204 yards and scored a touchdown on just four catches. Thomas scored 26.4 fantasy points.
It was a low-scoring week for the tight-end ranks. Jimmy Graham led the way with just 11.5 fantasy points. Graham scored a touchdown and caught seven passes for 55 yards. Will Heller was our runner up with just 7.0 fantasy points. He caught one pass, a 10-yard TD.
2011-2012 NFL Playoffs Week 1 results
|4||Team Name Here||20||Brees||Foster||Cruz||Graham|
|6||Chickenheads & Pigeons||7||Stafford||Bradshaw||Colston||Gresham|
|24||Show Me Your TDs||0|
2011-2012 overall standings
|2||Team Name Here||103|
|14||Chickenheads & Pigeons||29|
|24||Show Me Your TDs||0|
SPECIAL PLAYOFF RULES
These rules won’t take effect until after Week 17′a games are complete, but rest assured that you’ll want to stick around because things are going to get crazy:
Every team that participates after Week 17 (beginning with Playoffs Week 1) will receive five points just for playing every week. Post a lineup in every week of the playoffs through the Super Bowl and get a longevity bonus of five extra points. That means a team that posts a lineup in all four weeks will earn 25 points just for playing. We recognize and reward sticktoitiveness at Chinstrap Ninjas.
- 10 bonus points for starting a week’s top overall scorer. (Example: In Week 16 last year, Aaron Rodgers was started by Chickenheads&Pigeons and was the top point scorer. In the playoffs his performance would be worth 15 points, not just five.) This could be a real game-breaking jackpot. However, there will be far fewer players to choose from each week and there will likely be several “hits,” especially once we get to the conference championships and Super Bowl. Should be interesting.
- The Pro Bowl does count toward this competition.
- Last year we awarded one bonus point for Tough-Luck Award winners. This year, Tough-Lucks have been worth one point all season. Since we’ve upped the ante elsewhere, let’s award another point. So, in the playoffs, runners-up are worth two points.
- Of course regular season bonuses still stand, so selecting multiple correct responses will get you the usual bonuses.
Post a lineup for Playoffs Week 2 in the comments. It’s never too late to join up.
To learn more about the contest, including scoring/lineup rules or to see Week 1′s lineups thread, go to the original post.
Week 3 results, Week 4 lineups (with September’s champions)
Week 8 results, Week 9 lineups (with October’s champion)
Week 12 results (with November’s champion)
Week 16 results, Week 17 lineups (with December’s champion)
Week 17 results, 2011-2012 NFL Playoffs Week 1 lineups (with Regular Season Champion)