Vol. 37  No. 17
January 2, 2018
    
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Welcome Back For Our 37th Season !!

GREAT 8 STANDINGS ... ROUND-3  --  FINAL
Niner Nuts
437
Silverados
374
Effin Brothers
344
J-Kats
321
Buschleaguers
295
Rolling Blues
289
Dawg Pound
286
Young Guns
273
                                              




















Past FAFL Champions
2016 Beach Bums
2015
Marauders
2014 Niner Maverick
2013
Niner Maverick
2012
Niner Nuts
2011 Niner Nuts
2010
Niner Nuts
2009 Plymouth Blitz
2008
Plymouth Blitz
2007
Sprinters
2006
Rock Lobster II
2005
Buschleaguers
2004
Silverados
2003
J-Kats
2002
Plymouth Blitz
2001
Marauders
2000
Niner Maverick
1999
Lab Animals
1998
Plymouth Blitz
1997
Silverados
1996
Rock Lobsters
1995
Rocklin Rollers
1994
Marauders
1993
Penn Snakes
1992
Buschleaguers
1991
Silverados
1990
Marauders
1989
Shortcuts
1988
Silverados
1987
Matadors
1986
Marauders
1985
Air Express
1984
Bob's Bums
1983
Buschleaguers
1982
Marauders
1981
Artesian Primates





















  

 


  


                                FINAL -- BEST of the REST
         STANDINGS  -- ROUND-2

Thunderstruck
340
Six Shooters
324
Mack Attack
322
TD Leaders
316
Plymouth Blitz
304
Beach Bums
297
Marauders
290
Niner Maverick
180
                                                 

FAFL NEWS ..... Papa Marauder, Mike West, had surgery late Saturday night (Dec. 16th) for a serious infection in his upper leg. Surgery went well and he'll be recovering at Kaiser Roseville for at least the next week possibly longer. Michael has been ill most of this football season with a few different issues some keeping him bedridden for several days at a time. He is not taking phone calls or text but you can send your get well wishes to his e-mail address ... mwmarauder@aol.com ... I'm sure it will help lift his spirits  ............ 
GET WELL MY FRIEND !!!

AND ... THE ADVENTURE BEGINS ... Congratulations to Katlyn & Rich Williams (Six Shooters) on their first child!! Tayler Williams arrived this past Thursday morning December 14th at 10:28 ... her stats: 19 inches -- 7 lbs. 5 oz. An awesome Christmas gift for the entire Williams/Wilson & Grinsell clan!!
 

ROUND-1 RECAP
NINER NUTS & SILVERADOS TAKE TOP 2 SPOTS BEHIND HIGH SCORING RB COMBO
 
Team
 QB
RB
REC
TE
K
 Total
1 -- NINER NUTS
33
87
30
10
10
170
2 -- SILVERADOS
25
87
14
2
10
138
EFFIN BROTHERS & J-KATS CLAIM THE NEXT TWO SPOTS
BEHIND 30+ SCORING QBs & THE GRONK

   
Team
 QB
RB
REC
TE
K
 Total
3 -- EFFIN BROTHERS
37
39
19
17
12
124
4 -- J-KATS
31
44
17
17
12
121

NICK FOLES & LE'VEON BELL ARE OFFENSIVE FOCAL POINT FOR YOUNG GUNS
  
Team
 QB
RB
REC
TE
K
 Total
5 -- YOUNG GUNS
31
43
28
2
14
118
DAWGS GET HIGH SCORING EFFORT FROM A RUSTY AARON RODGERS BUT RBs DISAPPOINT

Team
 QB
RB
REC
TE
K
 Total
6 -- DAWG POUND
33
13
39
10
10
105
ANOTHER HIGH VOLUME EFFORT FROM MELVIN GORDON PACES ROLLING BLUES

Team
 QB
RB
REC
TE
K
 Total
7--ROLLING BLUES
23
32
25
1
14
95
BUSCHLEAGUERS HOPEFUL EZEKIEL ELLIOTT HAS A TODD GURLEY TYPE RETURN VS SAME SEAHAWKS DEFENSE.

Team
 QB
RB
REC
TE
K
 Total
8--BUSCHLEAGUERS
25
23
17
0
12
77




MEET THE GREAT 8
#1  NINER NUTS -- (21-7)
37th FAFL Season


24th Finals Appearance (Ties FAFL Record held by Marauders)


 8th Consecutive -- FAFL's Longest Current Streak
(FAFL Record is 11 by Plymouth Blitz 2002-12)

          Best Finish --
         3 Time Champion
         (2010, 2011 & 2012)

11th 20 win season (FAFL Best) and first
since their 2010 championship season.

Season Scoring Average -- 126.7 --  Rank #1
Last 3-Week Scoring Average -- 122.0 -- Rank #7
Top Scoring Week -- 163 points in Week-3
(FAFL's Top Weekly Score in 2017)

Doc's #1 Ranked Team the Entire Season

Top Star No One Has ...
Mark Ingram
 #3 Ranked RB -- 15.8 Avg.


FAFL's TOP RANKED QB TANDEM
LED BY RUSSELL WILSON  --  29.8 Avg.
TEAM QUARTERBACK
AVG.
RANK
NINER NUTS
32.2
1st
BUSCHLEAGUERS
31.6
2nd
SILVERADOS
31.1
3rd
ROLLING BLUES
29.4
4th
J-KATS
28.9
5th
DAWG POUND
27.0
8th
YOUNG GUNS
26.2
13th
EFFIN BROTHERS
26.1
14th
#2  SILVERADOS -- (19-9)
32nd FAFL SEASON

23rd Finals Appearance
4th Consecutive


Best Finish  -- 
4 Time Champion
(1988,1991,1997 & 2004)



Back to Back 19 win seasons. A 2nd place and two 5th place finishes in the past 3 Finals.

Season Scoring Average -- 114.1 --  Rank #4
Last 3-Week Scoring Average -- 122.3 -- Rank #6
Top Scoring Week -- 155 points in Week-3

(Top American Conference Weekly Score in 2017)

Doc's #2 Ranked Team 9 of 14 Weeks.

Top Stars No One Has ...
All 4 Receivers
#12 Robby Anderson  8.6 avg

 
#14 Alshon Jeffery 8.5avg
#16 Doug Baldwin 8.1 avg
#21 Dez Bryant 7.3 avg.
 
  

FAFL's 2nd RANKED RB Trio
LED BY TODD GURLEY  --  20.3 Avg.

TEAM RUNNING BACK
AVG.
RANK
NINER NUTS
43.2
1st
SILVERADOS
38.4
2nd
EFFIN BROTHERS
34.8
4th
YOUNG GUNS
34.5
5th
BUSCHLEAGUERS
33.4
6th
J-KATS
32.4
7th
ROLLING BLUES
29.6
9th
DAWG POUND
26.2
13th
#3  J-KATS -- (18-10)
23rd FAFL Season

12th Finals Appearance
Last Appearance 2012

Best Finish --
FAFL Champion 2003

Their 18 win season is their best since their 20-8 season in 2012 that ended in a 4th place Finals finish.

Season Scoring Average -- 114.4 --  Rank #3
Last 3-Week Scoring Average -- 126.7 -- Rank #1
Top Scoring Week -- 154 points in Week-7

Got off to a very slow start not entering Doc's Top-10 until week-9. Doc's #3 Ranked Team 3 of 14 Weeks. Ranked as high as #2 in Weeks 12 & 13.
 
Over final 3 weeks they were FAFL's top scoring team and Doc's Top Ranked Team ....
.
Doc's Last 3-week
Power Ranking
W-L
RATING
J-KATS
5-1
47.0
BUSCHLEAGUERS
5-1
44.0
EFFIN BROTHERS
4-2
38.0
YOUNG GUNS
4-2
38.0
SILVERADOS
5-1
38.0
NINER NUTS
4-2
31.5
ROLLING BLUES
3-3
11.5
DAWG POUND
1-5
8.0

Top Stars No One Has ...
#7 RB-LeSean McCoy  -- 13.5 avg. &
#6 WR-A.J. Green  -- 10.8 avg.
   
#4  BUSCHLEAGUERS -- (17-11)
37th FAFL Season

17th Finals Appearance
Last Appearance 2015

Best Finish --
3 Time Champion
(1983,1992 & 2005)


Their 17 wins marks the 6th time this decade they have finished over .500 each time making the Finals.

Season Scoring Average -- 114.6--  Rank #2
Last 3-Week Scoring Average -- 124.3-- Rank #2
Top Scoring Week -- 155 points in Week-8

Got off to a very slow start, in and out of Doc's top-10 until week-7. Doc's #4 Ranked Team 3 of 14 Weeks. Ranked as high as #2 in Week-10.

Top Stars No One Has ...
#11 QB-Drew Brees 22.1 avg.
#1 Kicker- Greg Zuerlein 15.3 avg
.

  
FAFL's 2nd RANKED KICKING TANDEM
LED BY ZUERLEIN & #5 K-WIL LUTZ -- 11.7 Avg.
TEAM KICKING
AVG.
RANK
BUSCHLEAGUERS
15.6
2nd
J-KATS
14.2
3rd
DAWG POUND
13.9
T-4th
YOUNG GUNS
13.9
T-4th
NINER NUTS
13.8
7th
EFFIN BROTHERS
13.4
8th
SILVERADOS
12.1
11th
ROLLING BLUES
11.1
15th
#5  EFFIN BROTHERS -- (18-10)
 
13th FAFL Season

3rd Finals Appearance 2nd Consecutive

Best Finish --
4th Place in 2016

Their 18 wins ties their career high set in 2010.

Season Scoring Average -- 109.4 --  Rank #7
Last 3-Week Scoring Average -- 122.7 -- Rank T-#4
Top Scoring Week -- 144 points in Week-12

Got off to a very slow start not consistently staying in Doc's Top-10 until week-9. Doc's #4 or #5 ranked team 4 of 14 weeks. Ranked as high as #3 in Week-13.

2nd highest scoring in team in 2nd half of season.
2nd Half Team Scoring
AVG.
BUSCHLEAGUERS
123.3
EFFIN BROTHERS
121.9
NINER NUTS
121.4
J-KATS
119.3
SILVERADOS
114.6
YOUNG GUNS
110.6
DAWG POUND
102.0
ROLLING BLUES
94.0

Top Stars No One Has ...

#5 QB-Cam Newton -- 24.5 avg ... #3 RB-Alvin Kamara -- 15.8 avg & #9 WR-Marvin Jones -- 9.4 avg
     
FAFL's 3rd ranked Team Tight End ...
TEAM TIGHT END
AVG.
RANK
EFFIN BROTHERS
8.7
3rd
J-KATS
8.6
4th
NINER NUTS
7.8
5th
DAWG POUND
6.6
6th
SILVERADOS
6.6
9th
BUSCHLEAGUERS
6.4
10th
ROLLING BLUES
3.8
14th
YOUNG GUNS
3.4
16th
#7  YOUNG GUNS -- (14-14)
 
12th FAFL Season

5th Finals Appearance
Last Appearance 2015

Best Finish --
3rd place in 2013

All 5 playoff appearance in the last 8 seasons.

Season Scoring Average -- 110.8 --  Rank #5
Last 3-Week Scoring Average -- 122.7 -- Rank T-#4
Top Scoring Week -- 148 points in Week-14

Ranked in Doc's Top-10 in each week except week-1. Doc's #6 ranked team 4 of 14 weeks. Ranked as high as #2 in Weeks 6 & 7.

Top Stars No One Has ....
#2 RB-Le'Veon Bell -- 18.1 avg
#7 WR-Julio Jones -- 9.7 avg
#8 WR-Davante Adams -- 9.5 avg

  

FAFL's 2nd ranked WR Foursome ...
TEAM WIDE OUTS
AVG.
RANK
YOUNG GUNS
32.7
2nd
J-KATS
30.3
3rd
NINER NUTS
29.7
7th
DAWG POUND
28.7
9th
BUSCHLEAGUERS
27.6
10th
ROLLING BLUES
27.1
12th
EFFIN BROTHERS
26.4
13th
SILVERADOS
26.0
14th
#10  DAWG POUND -- (14-14)
 
17th FAFL Season

9th Finals Appearance
 2nd Consecutive

Best Finish --
 2nd Place in 2016

4th Finals Appearance
in last 6 seasons.




Season Scoring Average -- 102.6 --  Rank #10
Last 3-Week Scoring Average -- 94.7 -- Rank #13
Top Scoring Week -- 140 points in Week-4


Ranked in Doc's Top-10 each week of the season. Doc's #8 ranked team 7 of 14 weeks and as high as #3 in week-4.


Top Stars No One Has ...
#4 QB-Alex Smith -- 24.8 avg
#10 RB-Jordan Howard -- 12.3 avg

 
#11  ROLLING BLUES -- (13-15)
 
34th FAFL Season

11th Finals Appearance
Last Appearance 2014

Best Finish --
2nd Three Times (1989,1992 & 2002)

Season Scoring Average -- 100.2--  Rank #12
Last 3-Week Scoring Average -- 93.3 -- Rank #15
Top Scoring Week -- 143 points in Week-3


Ranked in Doc's Top-10 the first 11 weeks of the season. They ranked no lower that #7 in the first half. Falling to #10 in weeks 10 & 11 they eventually fell out of the top-10 the final 3 weeks of the season.

Top Stars No One Has ...
#15 QB-Case Keenum -- 21.5 avg
#13 WR-Brandin Cooks -- 8.6 avg

  


                          

DOC's TOP-10 -- FINAL
RECORD

RATING
LAST
WEEK
 1- NINER NUTS
21-7
48.0
1
 2- SILVERADOS
19-9
42.5 4
 3- J-KATS
18-10
42.0
2
 4- BUSCHLEAGUERS
17-11
38.5
5
 5- EFFIN BROTHERS
18-10
35.0
3
 6- YOUNG GUNS
14-14
34.0
7
 7- MARAUDERS
15-13
32.0
6
 8- TD LEADERS 14-14
26.0
8
 9- MACK ATTACK
13-15
23.5
9
10-DAWG POUND
14-14
23.0
10