Two minute warning: week 12

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November 29, 2017 by coachcarter717

Written by Carter Cotrupi

We are just one week away from the start of the NFFL fantasy playoffs. Only two teams have punched their tickets to the postseason. The rest of the field is still up in the air. Four teams (4th to 7th) in the standings currently have the same record which leaves Get in the bathroom a tight window to try to make the final leap.

This week will showcase the fantasy teams who still have a shot at making it into the postseason instead of the usual power rankings. Below, you will find the NFFL standings divided by current playoff position, including each team’s record, heading into Week 13.

Playoff Picture

Clinched

Jimmy is My Homie G. (10-2-0)

Is Joe Flacco Elite? (9-3-0)

Hanging On

Squish (8-4-0)

my f**king sick team (7-5-0)

Deez Nuts (7-5-0)

Wreck League (7-5-0)

YOU DON’T DO THAT (7-5-0)

In the Hunt

Get in the bathroom (6-6-0) 

OUT

Mixon a Water Joe (4-7-1)

Wetty Squad (4-7-1)

Sunday Funday (4-8-0)

Big Country (4-8-0)

Brian’s Team (3-9-0)

Free Kaepernick (3-9-0)

Breakout Stars

Blaine Gabbert (18.34 points)- In just his second start in a Cardinals uniform, the veteran journeyman threw for 241 yards and 2 TDs in a victory over the league’s best pass defense. There are already talks about using Gabbert as the “transition man” if Carson Palmer should retire after this season. Arians and co. could do a lot worse than letting Gabbert take the reigns while they develop a young QB out of the 2018 draft.

Julio Jones (44.80 points)- To say Jones made a significant leap in production last Sunday would be an understatement. Jones’ fantasy production from Week 8 to Week 11 combined for only 42 points. He was the Atlanta Falcons in the team’s 34-20 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with 253 yards receiving and 2 TDs. Jones has a chance to finish the season strong, but he’ll have to go through Xavier Rhodes and the elite Vikings defense in Week 13.

Jimmy Garoppolo (5.12 points)- This entry is a preemptive dose of optimism for all 49ers fans to enjoy as their future starting QB takes center stage for the first time in 2017. Coaches and players around the league knew how talented Garoppolo was when he led the Patriots to a 2-1 record in the absence of the G.O.A.T. due to suspension. Now in a different uniform and living in the west coast, the young heartthrob is in a decent position to stake his claim for QB1. I for one believe in Jimmy G., as he is my homie.

Busts

Coach Ben McAdoo (0.00 respect points)- Giants head coach Ben McA-don’t is flying solo in this week’s “Busts” section of the fantasy analysis. It is clear at this point that the 2-9 Giants should not keep McA-doozy around much longer. Not only has he demoralized his injury-plagued team but his benching of veteran Eli Manning has caused many players, current and former Giants veterans, to lose all respect for him. If Manning does not start against the Oakland Raiders this Sunday, then his streak of 210 consecutive starts will come to an end. Make no mistake, the Giants’ front office conferred with Manning about the decision to bench him and he agreed to let Geno Smith and Davis Webb have their shots at making an impression for future assignments. Personally, I never liked Benny boy from the moment I laid eyes on his beady little eyes and god-awful mustache.

Key Injuries

Martellus Bennett (Patriots)- Earlier this week it was announced that Coach Belichick and co. were placing TE Martellus Bennett on injured reserve. Bennett was originally released by the Green Bay Packers earlier this season after his complaints about playing with a shoulder injury. The Patriots must have known Bennett’s condition when they signed him back onto the team because the 30-year-old only played two games, catching just six passes total.

C.J. Beathard (49ers)- In the final drive of the 49ers’ 24-13 loss against the Seahawks, the rookie suffered a left knee bruise and hip strain. Neither of those injuries will sideline him for the rest of the season but Coach Shanahan will take this opportunity to see what he has in newcomer Jimmy Garoppolo.

Greg Olsen (Panthers)- After being activated just days before the Panthers’ 35-27 victory over the Jets, Olsen suffered a foot injury on the same foot that he broke just eight weeks back. Coach Ron Rivera has said the team will consider Olsen day-to-day and would rather err on the side of caution than lose their star TE for the rest of the season as they look to lead the NFC South into the playoffs at 8-3.

Matchup of the Week: YOU DON’T DO THAT (83.54 vs. 79.42)

If you thought Adam’s upset over me in Week 11 was impressive, Shane almost claimed upset of the season when his team, ranked dead last in the NFFL, almost beat the playoff-crunching YOU DON’T DO THAT.

Riding once again on the back of Justin Tucker (14.00 points), Mike has kept himself in the running for the playoffs at 7-5, a record that is matched all the way up to 4th place in the standings.

Variety is the spice of life, but I have to give a special mention to Get in the bathroom’s 99.98 – 97.62 victory over Sunday Funday. Adam is that determined to make it to the playoffs, but two things need to happen in Week 13 to justify his late-season playoff push:

  1. Get in the bathroom needs to beat Wreck League
  2. Deez Nuts must defeat YOU DON’T DO THAT

Look for next week’s edition of Two Minute Warning where we will analyze the final playoff bracket and each of the matchups heading towards the championship.

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