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2016 Fantasy Football Eliminator Challenge: Week 17

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Your weekly update of the Faketeams Eliminator Challenge. Join the fun!

Dez Bryant went off for 23 points Monday night. Was it enough to help his owner to victory?
Dez Bryant went off for 23 points Monday night. Was it enough to help his owner to victory?
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Welcome to the Week 17 update of the Faketeams Fantasy Football Eliminator Challenge!

Week 16 saw incredible games and incredible fantasy football performances. Let’s take a look at how our entries did in Week 16:

rk1101 Tom Brady, NE Mark Ingram, NO Bilal Powell, NYJ Dez Bryant, Dal Brandin Cooks, NO Charles Clay, Buf San Diego Chargers Sebastian Janikowski, Oak Season: 1286 Avg: 80.38
Week 16 Points 20 23 7 23 9 20 11 3 116
Tcepnt Kirk Cousins, Was Bilal Powell, NYJ Dion Lewis, NE Michael Thomas, NO Cameron Meridith, Chi Delanie Walker, Ten San Diego Chargers Nick Folk, NYJ Season: 1335 Avg: 83.44
Week 16 Points 29 7 5 9 19 8 11 2 90
Punk is Dead Phillip Rivers, SD Thomas Rawls, Sea Carlos Hyde, SF Antonio Brown, Pit Golden Tate, Det Cameron Brate, TB Philadelphia Eagles Stephen Gostkowski, NE Season: 1401 Avg: 87.56
Week 16 Points 18 0 9 15 5 7 7 11 72

rk1101 takes home the top prize in Week 16 beating out the next closest owner by 26 points. This was the 4th time this year he has posted the highest weekly total. Dez Bryant (23), Mark Ingram(23), and Charles Clay(20) led the way for the winning team this week. Tom Brady also posted 20 points for the winning team. Solid picks across the board as rk1101 gets at least 7 points from all but 1 player this week. Punk is Dead remains the leader in total points and weekly average. With only 1 week to go, Punk is Dead's lead is at 66 points. Punk is Dead & Tcepnt have each been the top weekly scorer 6 times this year. That tie could be settled in Week 17.

Under the rules of this contest, myself, Tcepnt, and rk1101 are picking Week 17 without 128 possible options each. This is the final week of the challenge. Ray Guilfoyle, who joined us for Week 2, and justin.j.gallant, who joined us for Week 6, will have the 8 players they chose removed from the available player pool should they rejoin us this week. A reminder of players that are ineligible to select for Week 17 are:

Team Position and Players
Punk is Dead QB RB WR TE DST K
Week 1 Derek Carr, Oak Mark Ingram, NO Julio Jones, Atl Jason Witten, Dal Houston Texans Mason Crosby, GB


Spencer Ware, KC Michael Crabtree, Oak


Week 2 Eli Manning, NYG DeAngelo Williams, Pit Allen Robinson, Jax Delanie Walker, Ten Baltimore Ravens Matt Prater, Det


DeMarco Murray, Ten Willie Snead, NO


Week 3 Aaron Rodgers, GB Melvin Gordon, SD Jarvis Landry, Mia Dwayne Allen, Ind Carolina Panthers Dan Bailey, Dal


Charles Sims, TB Marvin Jones, Det


Week 4 Kirk Cousins, Was David Johnson, Ari Alshon Jeffery, Chi Greg Olsen, Car Arizona Cardinals Dustin Hopkins, Was


LeGarrette Blount, NE Demaryius Thomas, Den


Week 5 Ben Roesthlisberger, Pit C.J. Anderson, Den Jordy Nelson, GB Zach Ertz, Phi Minnesota Vikings Adam Vinatieri, Ind


Frank Gore, Ind Jordan Matthews, Phi


Week 6 Tom Brady, NE LeSean McCoy, Buf Larry Fitzgerald, Ari Jimmy Graham, Sea Buffalo Bills Justin Tucker, Bal


Christine Michael, Sea Amari Cooper, Oak


Week 7 Matt Ryan, Atl Terrance West, Bal Odell Beckham Jr., NYG Travis Kelce, KC Denver Broncos Matt Bryant, Atl


James White, NE A.J. Green, Cin


Week 8 Jameis Winston, TB Ezekiel Elliott, Dal T.Y. Hilton, Ind Kyle Rudolph, Min Tennessee Titans Cairo Santos, KC


Jacquizz Rodgers, TB Doug Baldwin, Sea


Week 9 Dak Prescott, Dal Devonta Freeman, Atl Mike Evans, TB Antonio Gates, SD Kansas City Chiefs Caleb Sturgis, Phi


Charcandrick West, KC Emmanuel Sanders, Den


Week 10 Carson Palmer, Ari Jay Ajayi, Mia Kelvin Benjamin, Car Dennis Pitta, Bal San Diego Chargers Brandon McManus, Den


Jordan Howard, Chi Brandon Marshall, NYJ


Week 11 Marcus Mariota, Ten Le'Veon Bell, Pit Dez Bryant, Dal Martellus Bennett, NE New York Giants Graham Gano, Car


Robert Kelly, Was Donte Moncrief, Ind


Week 12 Russell Wilson, Sea Lamar Miller, Hou Brandin Cooks, NO Eric Ebron, Det Miami Dolphins Josh Lambo, SD


Todd Gurley, LA Jamison Crowder, Was


Week 13 Drew Brees, NO Matt Forte, NYJ Julian Edelman, NE C.J. Fiedorowicz, Hou New England Patriots Sebastian Janikowski, Oak


Devontae Booker, Den Michael Thomas, NO


Week 14 Andrew Luck, Ind Jeremy Hill, Cin Tyrell Williams, SD Tyler Eifert, Cin Cincinnati Bengals Nick Novak, Hou


Jonathan Stewart, Car DeSean Jackson, Was


Week 15 Cam Newton, Car Latavius Murray, Oak Davante Adams, GB Jordan Reed, Was Seattle Seahawks Wil Lutz, NO


Bilal Powell, NYJ Tyreek Hill, KC


Week 16 Phillip Rivers, SD Thomas Rawls, Sea Antonio Brown, Pit Cameron Brate, TB Philadelphia Eagles Stephen Gostkowski, NE


Carlos Hyde, SF Golden Tate, Det


Tcepnt QB RB WR TE DST K
Week 1 Derek Carr, Oak Christine Michael, SEA Antonio Brown, Pit Jared Cook, GB Cleveland Browns Dan Bailey, Dal


Spencer Ware, KC Amari Cooper, Oak


Week 2 Andy Dalton, Cin DeAngelo Williams, Pit Odell Beckham Jr., NYG C.J. Uzomah, Cin Carolina Panthers Dan Carpenter, Buf


Danny Woodhead, SD Tyrell Williams, SD


Week 3 Phillip Rivers, SD Melvin Gordon, SD Jarvis Landry, Mia Greg Olsen, Car Houston Texans Nick Novak, Hou


Theo Riddick, Det Travis Benjamin, SD


Week 4 Cam Newton, Car Ezekiel Elliot, Dal DeAndre Hopkins, Hou Hunter Henry, SD Buffalo Bills Will Lutz, NO


Jordan Howard, Chi Terrelle Pryor, Cle


Week 5 Tom Brady, NE Jerrick McKinnon, Min T.Y. Hilton, Ind Kyle Rudolph, Min Minnesota Vikings Stephen Gostkowski, NE


Terrence West, Bal Eddie Royal, Chi


Week 6 Colin Kaepernick, SF Le'Veon Bell, Pit A.J. Green, Cin Lance Kendricks, LA Baltimore Ravens Connor Barth, Chi


DeMarco Murray, Ten Kelvin Benjamin, Car


Week 7 Blake Bortles, Jax Tevin Coleman, Atl Mike Evans, TB Rob Gronkowski, NE Denver Broncos Cairo Santos, KC


Jacquizz Rodgers, TB Allen Robinson, Jax


Week 8 Jameis Winston, TB Matt Forte, NYJ Julio Jones, Atl Jimmy Graham, Sea New York Jets Matt Bryant, Atl


Devontae Booker, Den Ty Montgomery, GB


Week 9 Case Keenum, LA Mark Ingram, NO Stefon Diggs, Min Cameron Brate, TB Kansas City Chiefs Adam Vinatieri, Ind


Dujuan Harris, SF Corey Coleman, Cle


Week 10 Russell Wilson, Sea Jay Ajayi, Mia Doug Baldwin, Sea Jordan Reed, Was Los Angeles Rams Matt Prater, Det


David Johnson, Ari J.J. Nelson, Ari


Week 11 Marcus Mariota, Ten Todd Gurley, LA Julian Edelman, NE Martellus Bennett, NE New York Giants Graham Gano, Car


LeGarrette Blount, NE Tyreek Hill, KC


Week 12 Eli Manning, NYG Carlos Hyde, SF Brandon Marshall, NYJ Will Tye, NYG Tennessee Titans Dustin Hopkins, Was


Thomas Rawls, Sea Jamison Crowder, Was


Week 13 Drew Brees, NO LeSean McCoy, Buf Brandin Cooks, NO Travis Kelce, KC Green Bay Packers Justin Tucker, Bal


Kenneth Dixon, Bal Sammy Watkins, Buf


Week 14 Ben Roesthlisberger, Pit Jeremy Hill, Cin Brandon LaFell, Cin Tyler Eifert, Cin Indianapolis Colts Sebastian Janikowski, Oak


Doug Martin, TB Robby Anderson, NYJ


Week 15 Matt Ryan, Atl Devonta Freeman, Atl Larry Fitzgerald, Ari Trey Burton, Phi Seattle Seahawks Mason Crosby, GB


Lamar Miller, Hou Davante Adams, GB


Week 16 Kirk Cousins, Was Bilal Powell, NYJ Michael Thomas, NO Delanie Walker, Ten San Diego Chargers Nick Folk, NYJ


Dion Lewis, NE Cameron Meridith, Chi


rk1101 QB RB WR TE DST K
Week 1 Matthew Stafford, Det Rashad Jennings, NYG Sammy Watkins, Buf Dwayne Allen, Ind Tampa Bay Buccaneers Travis Coons, FA


Ryan Mathews, Phi Marvin Jones, Det


Week 2 Joe Flacco, Bal C.J. Anderson, Den Odell Beckham Jr., NYG Gary Barnidge, Cle Seattle Seahawks Roberto Aguayo, TB


Danny Woodhead, SD Doug Baldwin, Sea


Week 3 Matt Ryan, Atl DeAngelo Williams, Pit Jarvis Landry, Mia Dennis Pitta, Bal Miami Dolphins Josh Lambo, SD


Charles Sims, TB Michael Thomas, NO


Week 4 Kirk Cousins, Was LeGarrette Blount, NE T.Y. Hilton, Ind Kyle Rudolph, Min New England Patriots Blair Walsh, Min


Carlos Hyde, SF DeSean Jackson, Was


Week 5 Andy Dalton, Cin Jordan Howard, Chi A.J. Green, Cin Hunter Henry, SD Buffalo Bills Adam Vinatieri, Ind


Terrence West, Bal Jordy Nelson, GB


Week 6 Russell Wilson, Sea LeSean McCoy, Buf Larry Fitzgerald, Ari Jimmy Graham, Sea Pittsburgh Steelers Stephen Gostkowski, NE


Lamar Miller, Hou Kelvin Benjamin, Car


Week 7 Brian Hoyer, Chi DeMarco Murray, Ten Amari Cooper, Oak Travis Kelce, KC Denver Broncos Mason Crosby, GB


Jacquizz Rodgers, TB Alshon Jeffrey, Chi


Week 9 Jameis Winston, TB Ezekiel Elliott, Dal Mike Evans, TB Antonio Gates, SD Kansas City Chiefs Cairo Santos, KC


Devonta Freeman, Atl Demaryius Thomas, Den


Week 10 Carson Wentz, Phi David Johnson, Ari Tyrell Williams, SD Tyler Eifert, Cin Arizona Cardinals Nick Novak, Hou


Devontae Booker, Den Emmanuel Sanders, Den


Week 11 Blake Bortles, Jax Theo Riddick, Det Allen Robinson, Jax Martellus Bennett, NE Dallas Cowboys Matt Prater, Det


Robert Kelly, Was Tyreek Hill, KC


Week 12 Eli Manning, NYG Jay Ajayi, Mia Jordan Matthews, Phi Jesse James, Pit New York Giants Matt Bryant, Atl


Thomas Rawls, Sea Julian Edelman, NE


Week 13 Drew Brees, NO Doug Martin, TB Donte Moncrief, Ind Eric Ebron, Det Chicago Bears Justin Tucker, Bal


Matt Forte, NYJ Stefon Diggs, Min


Week 14(1) Phillip Rivers, SD Jeremy Hill, Cin Golden Tate, Det Antonio Gates, SD Minnesota Vikings Kai Forbath, Min


Todd Gurley, LA Malcolm Mitchell, NE


Week 14(2) Ben Roesthlisberger, Pit Jonathan Stewart, Car DeAndre Hopkins, Hou Vance McDonald, SF Cincinnati Bengals Dan Bailey, Dal


Frank Gore, Ind Robby Anderson, NYJ


Week 15 Cam Newton, Car Latavius Murray, Oak Julio Jones, Atl Greg Olsen, Car Houston Texans Wil Lutz, NO


Kenneth Farrow, SD Rishard Matthews, Ten


Week 16 Tom Brady, NE Mark Ingram, NO Dez Bryant, Dal Charles Clay, Buf San Diego Chargers Sebastian Janikowski, Oak


Bilal Powell, NYJ Brandin Cooks, NO


Ray Guilfoyle QB RB WR TE DST K
Week 2 Blake Bortles, Jax Ezekiel Elliot, Dal Allen Robinson, Jax Delanie Walker, Ten Seattle Seahawks Matt Prater, Det


Thomas Rawls, Sea Tajae Sharpe, Ten


justin.j.gallant QB RB WR TE DST K
Week 6 Drew Brees, NO LeSean McCoy, Buf Antonio Brown, Pit Jimmy Graham, Sea Arizona Cardinals Connor Barth, Chi


DeMarco Murray, Ten Larry Fitzgerald, Ari


For those new to the challenge, here are a few ground rules. The format is basic enough; construct a lineup using the following roster setup: 1QB, 2RB, 2WR, 1TE, 1DST, & 1K. We will use standard ESPN scoring which is can be found here. There isn’t even a salary cap when setting the lineup!

What makes this challenge… challenging is that you can only select each player ONCE per season! That means if you pick Aaron Rodgers in Week 1, you CANNOT choose him again Weeks 2-17. Matchups play a HUGE part in this game, but so do injuries. Wait too long on using Le’Veon Bell and he could suffer an injury that leaves him unusable in your available player pool the rest of the season. We are using 2RBs and 2WRs per week to make it even more difficult.

For those joining us in Week 17, you have the entire pool of players at your disposal! We will have new winners each week! In addition to that, we will also have a season long total and a weekly average leaderboard.

Can you pick the best lineups all season long? Join the fun in the comments below and may the best faketeamer win!

Please post your lineups in the comments below. I will update this weekly with the leaderboard and you will put next week’s lineup in that post! Feel free to ask any questions in the comments below as well. Thanks for the read and please share this post to grow this challenge and the faketeams community!

*Ty Montgomery will remain a WR only option should any entries choose him going forward*

I wanted to take the time to say Thank You to tcepnt and rk1101 for sticking with me all season long. I hope you both enjoyed it as much as I have. Look forward to doing it again (perhaps with additional owners) next season.