View From The Pit 2015 – week 12

Week 12 kicks off on Thursday with three games for thanksgiving,there’s a few turkeys in this league for sure. A time for sharing and caring? Maybe for Rab and cozy – who seem to be through, but for everyone else it’s still fighting tooth and nail for those coveted playoff berths.

A song for thanksgiving – well this is the closest i can get really

Uhuras is still all square – that’s got to be the place to start for the matchups this week:

Avengers at Jaguars

6-5 Kelsae Avengers play the 6-5 Jimmy’s Jerman Jaguars at Die Walküre Stadion.
Avengers were led in week 11 by a 16.00 point effort from the Carolina Panthers Defensive Team. Calvin Johnson was not injured before the start of his week 11 game, and contributed 8.80points, but he’s listed as questionable in week 12 due to an injured ankle , which might severely limit his fantasy production. Kelsae Avengers can expect a 15.41 point effort from Alex Smith in week 12.

Jaguars were led in week 11 by a 13.08 point effort from Tom BradyJustin Forsett was not injured before the start of his week 11 game, and contributed 2.60 points, but he’s listed as out in week 12 due to an injured arm , which might severely limit his fantasy production. Jimmy’s Jerman Jaguars can expect a 17.54 point effort from Tom Brady in week 12.

In week 5, Jimmy’s Jerman Jaguars defeated Kelsae Avengers by 50.98 points. Yep – 50 pts. Stuart’sRookie season has been a bit of a baptism of fire, with just 1 week over 90 pts. Even so – he’s sitting pretty at 6-5 along with the jags who’ve scored nearly 300 pts more over the season. The winner of this game could jump to the top – but for Stuart that’s only if Fog also lose. Even a win here is not enough to guarantee the top spot for Uhura, though Jimmy would take some catching next week if he wins this game. Stuart needs some TDs, and they could come from any of his well ranked players.  The numbers certainly stack up for the Jags, with this seasons history. However,again and again these matchups come down to 1 or 2 TDS, and MFL has the Avengers by a good few poits. With the likely yardage being pretty close it may only need 1 TD to take this game. The Pit is going to go with those Avengers for this week.

Pirates at Fog

3-8 Tweedbank Pirates play the 6-5 Fog on the Tyne at New St James Park.
Pirates were led in week 11 by a 10.90 point effort fromDelanie WalkerDez Bryant was not injured before the start of his week 11 game, and contributed 10.50 points, but he’s listed as questionable in week 12 due to an injured foot , which might severely limit his fantasy production. Tweedbank Pirates can expect a 15.81 point effort from Blake Bortles in week 12.

Fog were led in week 11 by a 18.30 point effort from LeSean McCoyJoe Flacco was not injured before the start of his week 11 game, and contributed 11.96 points, but he’s listed as out in week 12 due to an injured knee , which might severely limit his fantasy production.  Fog on the Tyne can expect a 13.46 point effort from Tyrod Taylor in week 12

In the 2-year history of this rivalry, Tweedbank Pirates hold a 1-2-0 all-time series record against Fog on the Tyne. Paul’s Pirates are just about sunk. They could conceivably make second in Kirk, but they are unlikely to get that playoff spot unless the can score way huge. Fog on the other hand are tied, if the Avengers win along with the Fog, it puts Fog in pole to take Hooker by a nose next week. Paul’s QB woes this season could be salvaged by the steady hand of Blake Bortles in the Early Sunday game, hes’ had a couple of off games, but has been a steady 16-20 pts for most of the season. Steadying the Pirate ship is what’s needed here and Gostkowki with the Bengals DST is at the other end of the roster to do just that, between them that should be 15-20 pts in the bag. Its in the rest of the lineup that Stuart has the advantage really. Lesean McCoy and Tyler Eifert could really sink the ship between them, and Matt Forte looks likely to return to action too. All of that looks pretty good for Stuart, and they’ve got to hope that they will not even need Justin Tucker to kick them to victory Monday night. That looks like the result for me – a win for fog.

Unbelievably – TJ Hooker is led by a team with a negative record – a chance to get into the playoffs by a back door

69ers at 187s

4-7 SanFran-Gordon 69ers challenge the 5-6 Kelso 187’s at Compton Palace.
69ers were led in week 11 by a 19.08 point effort fromAaron RodgersDanny Amendola was not injured before the start of his week 11 game, and contributed 11.70 points, but he’s listed as questionable in week 12 due to an injured knee , which might severely limit his fantasy production. SanFran-Gordon 69ers can expect a 18.80 point effort from Aaron Rodgers in week 12.

187’s were led in week 11 by a 17.90 point effort from Matt RyanDarren McFadden was not injured before the start of his week 11 game, and contributed 14.90 points, but he’s listed as questionable in week 12 due to an injured groin , which might severely limit his fantasy production. Kelso 187’s can expect a 13.44 point effort from Matt Ryan in week 12.

In week 8, Kelso 187’s defeated SanFran-Gordon 69ers by 15.90 points. In the 2-year history of this rivalry, SanFran-Gordon 69ers hold a 0-3-0 all-time series record against Kelso 187’s.

TJ Hooker is still wide open, but the winner of this game will  fancy their chances at the playoffs. Unless the other 2 teams are very lucky with results around the league, there will only be one team qualifying from Hooker, so this will feel like a must win for both Richie and Euan. Aaron Rogers gets things going for the niners on Thursday, but that will be past my bedtime for sure, so its Friday morning that will see the dust settle, Randle Cobb for the 187s is also in action overnight Thursday so it shouldn’t be a massive lead either way. The rest of the match ups looks quite even, though McFadden and Woodhead for the 187s should comfortably net at least 5 more points than their opposites. Late Sunday the Gronk takes the field and gives the 69ers a last shot at glory, he’s more than capable of settling this game and with Danny Amedola to back him up, Richie may be tempted to wait up. With Vernon Davis a pretty outside bet to score 10 or more, 187s want to be a good 30 points up by midnight Sunday, if they are Euan will perhaps get some sleep. Good news for the garage on Monday form the Pit though, as that’s what the pit prediction is, a win for the 187s

Tigers at Fire

4-7 Tranent Tigers play the 5-6 Fife Fire at Balbirnie Stadium.
Tigers were led in week 11 by a 16.60 point effort from James WhiteTony Romo was not injured before the start of his week 11 game, and contributed 13.28 points, but he’s listed as questionable in week 12due to an injured shoulder , which might severely limit his fantasy production. Tranent Tigers can expect a 14.54 point effort from Jameis Winston in week 12.

Fire were led in week 11 by a 31.44 point effort from Cam Newton.  Fife Fire can expect a 18.65 point effort from Cam Newton in week 12,

This is the first game between these two franchises in 2015. fire had a good start to the season but despite being top of Hooker its gone a bit damp for coach Shaun, maybe this week can see a bit of Ray Mears action to get that fire going again. Tigers on the other hand have never even got going, interestingly enough they have a pretty good points for record, around the middle of the pack – its just that they’ve really not had any stellar weeks- they’ve been consistently making their regulation 10 per player, and coming up against teams that have just been on good weeks. Its not all lost however for the Tigers, With Pickaxe against the dominating Panthers, there is a slim chance to steal a playoff spot. Adrian Peterson and Julio Jones have got to be a good bet in any week, and both have decent match ups this week for a chance to get a good 30 – 40 pts on the table, as luck would have it for Nicky they are facing each other, the best case is surely that Peterson scores a couple of first half TDs forcing Atlanta to go to the air in the second half – if Atlanta take an early lead that could be bad news for both these players, and Nicky’s season could be done. Shaun’s Fire look to Cam Newton at Dallas, and his scrambling capabilities could bring him a bonus couple of points if he runs in a TD himself instead of passing it away for 4. Although Shaun’sWR team are a little less fancied than the opposition, they still have a great chance to put up some numbers, a good game for both of them could turn this game away form the odds, however, the pit generally goes with the numbers and that’s where we’ll go here- a win for Tigers.

Kirk and Shatner are a bit more closed off, but there’s still plenty to play for with those wildcard slots

Bohemians at Earthquakes

5-6 Earlstonian Bohemians face off against the 7-4 Earlston Earthquakes at The Cauldie.
Bohemians were led in week 11 by a 22.00 point effort fromAndy Dalton. Based on projections from Fantasy Sharks, Earlstonian Bohemians can expect a 14.55 point effort from Andy Dalton in week 12,

Earthquakes were led in week 11 by a 24.58 point effort from Carson PalmerJordan Reed was not injured before the start of his week 11 game, and contributed 2.60points, but he’s listed as questionable in week 12 due to an injured knee , which might severely limit his fantasy production. Earlston Earthquakes can expect a 19.23 point effort from Charcandrick West in week 12,

In week 1, Earlstonian Bohemians defeated Earlston Earthquakes by 2.92 points. In the 3-year history of this rivalry, Earlstonian Bohemians hold a 2-3-0 all-time series record against Earlston Earthquakes.

This Game will seal the deal in Kirk – Earthquakes can be caught in the division, as their divisional record is not great. Ally’s Bohemians are in the last chance saloon for a playoff berth though, and they need to win and win big to have a chance. WR seems the best chance for the BOHOs;   Odell Beckham and  Martavis Bryant both have a shot at 15 pt plus games. Unfortunately for ally, those 2 wides are the lone stars in an otherwise average matchup week for the Bohos, the sliders point well towards Cozys Earthquakes at QB and RB. Both the Quakes TEs are questionable though, and Gary Barnstormer could come out of nowhere again to save the Boho bacon.

All in all, the earthquakes look like continuing their stellar run of form this week – lessons for the league there – first month waiver pickups FTW! That result would please pretty much everyone else in the league though….

Pickaxe at Panthers

6-5 Nitten Pickaxe challenge the 9-2 Pilton Panthers at Pilton Park.
Pickaxe were led in week 11 by a 37.50 point effort from Thomas RawlsDevonta Freeman was not injured before the start of his week 11 game, and contributed 4.30 points, but he’s listed as questionable in week 12 due to a concussion , which might severely limit his fantasy production. Nitten Pickaxe can expect a 16.61 point effort from Russell Wilson in week 12,

Panthers were led in week 11 by a 23.80 point effort from DeAndre Hopkins. Pilton Panthers can expect a 17.59 point effort from Philip Rivers in week 12,

In week 1, Nitten Pickaxe defeated Pilton Panthers by 6.10 points. In the 3-year history of this rivalry, Nitten Pickaxe hold a 3-2-0 all-time series record against Pilton Panthers.

Panthers are through by a country mile, they cannot be stopped from their rightful playoff space – but there is interest from all over the league in this match up, the Tigers are not quit eout of the race and  Pickaxe will be chasing that precious wildcard spot. Its a tough end of the regular season for Pickaxe and coach Gav. The Panthers team that lost by a slither earlier this year are long gone – replaced by high rollers across the board – Fantasypros has no one in Rab’s panthers ranked outside the top 20 in their respective positions this week. Theres no guarantee that Pickaxe early season pickup Devonta Freeman will be passed to play from his concussion last week, which adds to Gav’s worries. Rawls went big in Lynch’s shoes last week – but the Steelers defense is a different prospect. Rab doesn’t have to bank on anyone in particular but does have a couple of questionables in the squad, so its by no means a done deal. If any one of Martin Stewart Hopkins or TE Greg Olsen can go over 25 pts, this game may be over, and that could happen before bed on Thursday for Stewart or Olsen.

The panthers are through though – their studs need a rest, and the Pickaxe surely want this win more? its a win for the axe and a beckoning wildcard spot.

 

that’s yer lot

 

 

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