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Fantasy football 2011 | Chinstrap Ninjas fantasy football contest: Week 14 results, Week 15 lineups

I hope those of you in the playoffs had better a better week than me. I lost all three playoff games. Despite my bad luck I’d bet a lot of people racked up some points.

This was a crazy week for fantasy football fans. Five quarterbacks scored at least 24.88 points. Nine running backs scored at least 18.3 points and four wide receivers scored 20.9 points or more.

That led to a big week in the Chinstrap Ninjas fantasy football contest, our fourth best week of 2011. As usual, read on to find out what happened this week or skip right to the comments and post your Week 15 lineup.

Dante Bruno and Dr. Zoidberg led our fantasy football expert prognosticators this week. They each started Maurice Jones-Drew — what a tremendous performance from MJD this week? — and Rob Gronkowski. Both teams scored for the second consecutive week and lead the December race with 20 points each.

Purple Coconuts, who like many other teams started Gronk this week, also scored for the second consecutive week to move into third place in the December competition.

As alluded to in the last sentence, Gronkowski was the big dog this week, scoring for six different teams. Team Name Here, Chickenheads & Pigeons and Oops Machine all scored five points thanks to the Patriots tight end.

Brandon, who started Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo, scored the only other points in Week 14.

Team Name Here maintained a slim lead over Dante Bruno (67-66) in the overall race. Both teams pulled away from Super Friends (61), 69ers and MoHawks (56 each).

The league tallied 55 points, a total that trailed only weeks 7, 6 and 10.

Both Tom Hagen and Cartisimo cut against the grain with a couple of their starts, but it did not pay off in points. Hagen started Matthew Stafford and Marshawn Lynch. Cartisimo went with Chris Johnson and Victor Cruz this week. Cruz and Lynch were started by two other owners — Dante Bruno started Cruz and Purple Coconuts started Lynch.

Who thought at the beginning of the year that Cruz would get more starts than Hakeem Nicks? Brandon took a chance and started the Giants No. 1 this week. Chickenheads & Pigeons, who started Greg Jennings, was in a similar situation, starting the team’s No. 1 while two other owners started Green Bay’s No. 2, Jordy Nelson.

You have to love fantasy football.

Top players this week:


Tony Romo topped a mountain of excellent quarterback performances this week, throwing for 321 yards and four touchdowns to edge Matt Ryan — who threw for one less passing yard. Final tally: 28.84-28.80. Mark Sanchez, Tom Brady and Jake Locker all scored at least 24.88 points.

Running backs

If Maurice Jones-Drew had scored even half as many points this week a few more times this year I would have had another playoff team. Baahh, we all know that’s just fantasy football. For owners who made the playoffs, MJD was probably a game-winner on Sunday. He accumulated 136 total yards and posted four touchdowns to score 37.6 fantasy points. He topped a deep running back field. Shonn Greene was the best of the rest and our would-be tough-luck-point-giver. Greene rushed 24 times for 129 yards and a touchdown and caught three passes for 58 yards. He scored 24.7 fantasy points.

Wide receivers

In a close race at the top, Marques Colston edged Julio Jones by one receiving yard, 22.5 points to 22.4 points. Colston caught seven passes for 105 yards and two TDs. Jones caught three for 104 and two scores. Antonio Brown, who had a tremendous game on Thursday, could only hold onto the third spot.

Tight ends

Unlike the other positions, the top two tight ends were considerably better than the rest of their colleagues. Rob Gronkowski topped all tight ends with a 160-yard, two-touchdown performance that surely enraged his fantasy opponents. He had 116 yards by halftime and broke the single season TD record for tight ends. If he stays healthy I wouldn’t be surprised if he smashes every tight end record in the game. Antonio Gates was our No. 2 tight end, putting up an impressive two-touchdown, 18.8-point performance.

Week 14 results

Rk Team Wk14 QB RB WR TE
1 Dante Bruno 15 Newton MJD Cruz Gronkowski
2 Dr. Zoidberg 15 Rodgers MJD CJohnson Gronkowski
3 Purple Coconuts 5 Rodgers Lynch CJohnson Gronkowski
4 Team Name Here 5 Rodgers CJohnson JNelson Gronkowski
5 Brandon 5 Romo Foster Nicks JiGraham
6 Chickenheads & Pigeons 5 Brady McCoy Jennings Gronkowski
7 Oops Machine 5 Newton Rice Harvin Gronkowski
8 Tom Hagen 0 Stafford Lynch CJohnson JiGraham
9 cartisimo 0 Brees CJohnson Cruz JiGraham
10 69ers 0 Rodgers Rice JNelson JiGraham
11 MoHawks 0 Rodgers Rice CJohnson JiGraham
12 Super Friends 0
13 Gridiron Assassins 0
14 LOL Cats 0
15 Krause 0
16 Rockchalk 0
17 Crampers 0
18 Chill Tow. 0
19 Schizo Smurfs 0
20 inthewhale 0
21 Sockonfl 0
22 The Pimps 0
23 Bearserker 0
24 Show Me Your TDs 0
25 Spurrier, YTVRC? 0

December standings

Rk Team DEC
1 Dante Bruno 20
2 Dr. Zoidberg 20
3 Purple Coconuts 10
4 Team Name Here 5
5 Brandon 5
6 Chickenheads & Pigeons 5
7 Oops Machine 5
8 Super Friends 5
9 Tom Hagen 5
10 cartisimo 1
11 69ers 0
12 MoHawks 0
13 Gridiron Assassins 0
14 LOL Cats 0
15 Krause 0
16 Rockchalk 0
17 Crampers 0
18 Chill Tow. 0
19 Schizo Smurfs 0
20 inthewhale 0
21 Sockonfl 0
22 The Pimps 0
23 Bearserker 0
24 Show Me Your TDs 0
25 Spurrier, YTVRC? 0

Overall standings

Rk Team Reg
1 Team Name Here 67
2 Dante Bruno 66
3 Super Friends 61
4 69ers 56
5 MoHawks 56
6 cartisimo 43
7 Tom Hagen 36
8 Dr. Zoidberg 33
9 Purple Coconuts 32
10 Gridiron Assassins 31
11 LOL Cats 28
12 Brandon 22
13 Chickenheads & Pigeons 22
14 Krause 20
15 Oops Machine 16
16 Rockchalk 10
17 Crampers 5
18 Chill Tow. 5
19 Schizo Smurfs 3
20 inthewhale 2
21 Sockonfl 1
22 The Pimps 0
23 Bearserker 0
24 Show Me Your TDs 0
25 Spurrier, YTVRC? 0

Post a lineup for Week 15 in the comments. It’s never to late to join up. Each owner has a chance to score up to 35 points in a week, enough points to move into seventh overall. And as long-time owners know, there are more bonus points to be had in the postseason. This race is far from over.

To learn more about the contest, including scoring/lineup rules or to see Week 1′s lineups thread, go to the original post.

Week 1 results, Week 2 lineups

Week 2 results, Week 3 lineups

Week 3 results, Week 4 lineups (with September’s champions)

Week 4 results, Week 5 lineups

Week 5 results, Week 6 lineups

Week 6 results, Week 7 lineups

Week 7 results, Week 8 lineups

Week 8 results, Week 9 lineups (with October’s champion)

Week 9 results, Week 10 lineups

Week 10 results, Week 11 lineups

Week 11 results, Week 12 lineups

Week 13 lineups

Week 12 results (with November’s champion)

Week 13 results, Week 14 lineups


16 Responses to “Fantasy football 2011 | Chinstrap Ninjas fantasy football contest: Week 14 results, Week 15 lineups”

  1. jzak

    Schizo Smurfs
    QB: Matthew Stafford, DET
    RB: Chris Johnson, TEN
    WR: Torrey Smith, BAL
    TE: Rob Gronkowski, NE

  2. Brandon

    QB: Brees
    RB: Foster
    WR: Calvin Johnson
    TE: Gronk

  3. Krause

    QB- Matthew Stafford
    RB- Arian Foster
    WR- Percy Harvin
    TE- Rob Gronkowski

  4. cartisimo

    Eli manning
    Chris Johnson
    Marcus colston
    Rob gronk

  5. Ike


    QB: Brees
    RB: Rice
    WR: Harvin
    TE: Gronk

  6. Dr. Zoidberg

    QB: Romo
    RB: Felix J
    WR: Jordy Nelson
    TE: Gronk

  7. MoHawks

    QB Brees
    RB Foster
    WR Colston
    TE Gronk

  8. Chickenheads&Pigeons
  9. Dante Bruno

    Thanks Chickenheads…

  10. Brohamma

    Team Name Here

    QB – Brees
    RB – Foster
    WR – Megatron
    TE – Jimmy “Leg” Graham

  11. ep

    Chickenheads: I was going to ask today if anyone wanted to play in a Fanduel league next week but you beat me to it. I’m not sure I’ll play in a money league, but we could run a league or two.

    Anybody else interested in starting up a league or two on Fanduel? (Free site, free or paid games)?
    Check out http://www.fanduel.com and either post in the comments here or in next week’s contest.

  12. ep

    Oops Machine
    QB: Tim Tebow
    RB: Michael Bush
    WR: Jordy Nelson
    TE: Rob Gronkowski

  13. Dante Bruno


  14. Dante Bruno

    The Patriots will stop the Broncos 41-27
    I am interested in any competetion that you guys do. I registered at that site just in case. Good luck to all who still are in the playoffs…

  15. Nick

    Purple coconuts
    QB: Brees
    RB: Foster
    WR: C. Johnson
    TE: Gronkowski

  16. Jaime

    oops … missed the AM games

    Super Friends

    QB: M. Stafford
    RB: F. Gore
    WR: Megatron
    TE: Gronk

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