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2017 Fantasy Football Eliminator Challenge: Week 15

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Your weekly update of the Fake Teams Eliminator Challenge. Join the fun!

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Welcome to the Week 15 update of the Fake Teams Fantasy Football Eliminator Challenge!

Week 14 saw incredible games and incredible fantasy football performances. Let’s take a look at how our entries did in Week 14:

Week 14 Results

Team QB RB RB WR WR TE DST K Total
Team QB RB RB WR WR TE DST K Total
Punk is Dead Alex Smith LeSean McCoy Rex Burkhead Dez Bryant Josh Gordon Hunter Henry New England Patriots Robbie Gould Season: 1219 Avg: 87.07
Week 14 Points 10 21 10 13 12 11 1 17 95
Mark Abell Philip Rivers LeSean McCoy Alvin Kamara Jarvis Landry Marvin Jones Jr. Travis Kelce Cincinnati Bengals Robbie Gould Season: 1061 Avg: 75.79
Week 14 Points 20 21 2 16 6 7 -4 17 85
GanjaDwarvez DeShone Kizer Devonta Freeman Alvin Kamara Josh Gordon Marquise Goodwin Jason Witten Cincinnati Bengals Josh Lambo Season: 1101 Avg: 78.64
Week 14 Points 16 15 2 12 10 8 -4 14 73

Punk is Dead takes home the top spot in week 14 with 95 total points. This is his 4th straight weekly victory and his 6th weekly win on the year (most in the challenge). He also pulls further out in front in total season points. With just 3 weeks remaining in the season Punk is in 1st with 1219 total points. He now leads GanjaDwarvez by 118 points. The battle for 2nd place is close. Mark Abell is just 40 points behind in that race.

Consistency proves to be the ultimate formula for success in this challenge. Punk had 7 of his 8 picks get him 10 or more points. Good copying from Punk and Abell. Both had LeSean McCoy(21) and Robbie Gould(17) in their week 14 lineups. Bad copying hurt Abell and GanjaDwarvez. Both of them had Alvin Kamara(2) and the Bengals DST(-4). Kamara left early in the Thursday game against the Falcons and the Bengals failed to show up whatsoever in their 33-7 loss to the Bears.

In addition to McCoy and Gould, Punk can thank Dez Bryant(13) and Josh Gordon(12) for their week 14 win. This was the best WR combo selected in week 14.

Under the rules of this contest all entries who competed in weeks 1-14 will be without the players they selected going forward. A reminder of players that are ineligible to select for Week 15 are:

Used Players

Team QB RB WR TE DST K
Team QB RB WR TE DST K
Punk is Dead Tyrod Taylor Le'Veon Bell A.J. Green Zach Ertz Buffalo Bills Dan Bailey
Derek Carr DeMarco Murray Stefon Diggs Jimmy Graham Oakland Raiders Blair Walsh
Carson Wentz Ty Montgomery Brandin Cooks Eric Ebron Los Angeles Rams Giorgio Tavecchio
Deshaun Watson Terrance West Emmanuel Sanders Travis Kelce Green Bay Packers Greg Zuerlein
Aaron Rodgers Todd Gurley Michael Thomas Jesse James Detroit Lions Matt Prater
Carson Palmer Mike Gillislee Tyreek Hill Austin Seferian-Jenkins Denver Broncos Matt Bryant
Matt Ryan Lamar Miller Keenan Allen Evan Engram Jacksonville Jaguars Jake Elliott
Kirk Cousins Dalvin Cook Alshon Jeffery Jason Witten Miami Dolphins Kai Forbath
Russell Wilson Leonard Fournette Mike Evans Jack Doyle Philadelphia Eagles Harrison Butker
Matthew Stafford Frank Gore Larry Fitzgerald Rob Gronkowski Chicago Bears Chris Boswell
Tom Brady Kareem Hunt DeAndre Hopkins Cameron Brate New Orleans Saints Stephen Gostkowski
Cam Newton Ameer Abdullah DeSean Jackson Vernon Davis Baltimore Ravens Ryan Succop
Philip Rivers Devonta Freeman Jarvis Landry Delanie Walker Los Angeles Chargers Wil Lutz
Alex Smith Adrian Peterson Pierre Garcon Hunter Henry New England Patriots Robbie Gould
Jordan Howard Chris Hogan
Jay Ajayi Mohamed Sanu
Mark Ingram Doug Baldwin
Aaron Jones Golden Tate
Carlos Hyde Marvin Jones Jr.
Alvin Kamara Sterling Shepard
Melvin Gordon Julio Jones
Tevin Coleman Michael Crabtree
Latavius Murray Antonio Brown
Alfred Morris Adam Thielen
Marshawn Lynch Jamison Crowder
Dion Lewis Robby Anderson
LeSean McCoy Dez Bryant
Rex Burkhead Josh Gordon
Tcepnt Derek Carr LeSean McCoy Doug Baldwin Kyle Rudolph Buffalo Bills Adam Vinatieri
Marcus Mariota Ezekiel Elliott Tyreek Hill Rob Gronkowski Arizona Cardinals Phil Dawson
Andy Dalton Marshawn Lynch Larry Fitzgerald Jack Doyle Pittsburgh Steelers Cody Parkey
Jay Cutler Jacquizz Rodgers DeVante Parker Martellus Bennett Seattle Seahawks Jason Myers
Aaron Rodgers Jay Ajayi A.J. Green Ryan Griffin Minnesota Vikings Nick Folk
Ty Montgomery Jarvis Landry
Kareem Hunt Odell Beckham Jr.
Chris Thompson Michael Thomas
Todd Gurley Jordy Nelson
Bilal Powell Cooper Kupp
Pete Rodgers Carson Palmer Devonta Freeman Doug Baldwin Jordan Reed Houston Texans Younghoe Koo
Derek Carr Adrian Peterson Martavis Bryant Eric Ebron Arizona Cardinals Robbie Gould
Cam Newton Ty Montgomery Brandin Cooks Zach Ertz Baltimore Ravens Brandon McManus
Jameis Winston Jacquizz Rodgers Larry Fitzgerald Hunter Henry Detroit Lions Graham Gano
Carson Wentz Jay Ajayi A.J. Green Travis Kelce Minnesota Vikings Justin Tucker
Kareem Hunt Rashard Higgins
Carlos Hyde DeVante Parker
Marshawn Lynch Pierre Garcon
Jordan Howard Keenan Allen
Joe Mixon Nelson Agholor
Mark Abell Marcus Mariota Terrance West Julio Jones Jesse James Buffalo Bills Dustin Hopkins
Tom Brady LeGarrette Blount Doug Baldwin Nick Boyle Oakland Raiders Chris Boswell
Sam Bradford Marshawn Lynch Brandin Cooks Jack Doyle New England Patriots Nick Folk
Cam Newton Ty Montgomery Larry Fitzgerald Cameron Brate Jacksonville Jaguars Matt Prater
Jameis Winston Jay Ajayi Kelvin Benjamin Delanie Walker San Francisco 49ers Adam Vinatieri
Deshaun Watson Carlos Hyde Rashard Higgins David Njoku Denver Broncos Graham Gano
Derek Carr Ezekiel Elliott Golden Tate Jason Witten Los Angeles Rams Greg Zuerlein
Andy Dalton Leonard Fournette Sammy Watkins Hunter Henry Philadelphia Eagles Randy Bullock
Jared Goff Isaiah Crowell DeVante Parker Jared Cook Seattle Seahawks Cody Parkey
Ben Roethlisberger Chris Carson Robby Anderson Eric Ebron Detroit Lions Ryan Succop
Dak Prescott Kareem Hunt Antonio Brown Jermaine Gresham Kansas City Chiefs Stephen Gostkowski
Russell Wilson Mike Gillislee T.Y. Hilton Marcedes Lewis Baltimore Ravens Harrison Butker
Tyrod Taylor Jerick McKinnon Michael Crabtree Zach Miller Miami Dolphins Matt Bryant
Philip Rivers Alfred Morris Marqise Lee Travis Kelce Cincinnati Bengals Robbie Gould
Devonta Freeman Adam Thielen
Wendell Smallwood Pierre Garcon
Lamar Miller DeAndre Hopkins
Adrian Peterson Dez Bryant
Le'Veon Bell Demaryius Thomas
Todd Gurley Tyreek Hill
Melvin Gordon Amari Cooper
Doug Martin A.J. Green
Latavius Murray Alshon Jeffery
Samaje Perine Keenan Allen
Jordan Howard Davante Adams
Duke Johnson Jr. Jarvis Landry
LeSean McCoy Marvin Jones Jr.
Alvin Kamara
Ghoji Blackburn Sam Bradford Jordan Howard Larry Fitzgerald Jimmy Graham Los Angeles Rams Phil Dawson
Matt Ryan Bilal Powell Keenan Allen Zach Ertz Seattle Seahawks Mason Crosby
Cam Newton Marshawn Lynch Davante Adams Travis Kelce Baltimore Ravens Matt Bryant
Russell Wilson Jacquizz Rodgers Jermaine Kearse Rob Gronkowski Jacksonville Jaguars Jake Elliott
Dak Prescott Le'Veon Bell Julio Jones Martellus Bennett Minnesota Vikings Graham Gano
Drew Brees C.J. Anderson Jarvis Landry Ryan Griffin Atlanta Falcons Matt Prater
Brett Hundley Chrisian McCaffrey Dez Bryant Delanie Walker New York Jets Justin Tucker
Tom Brady Leonard Fournette DeVante Parker Jordan Reed Philadelphia Eagles Chris Boswell
Todd Gurley Stefon Diggs
Kareem Hunt T.Y. Hilton
Devonta Freeman Chris Hogan
Doug Martin Terrelle Pryor
LeSean McCoy Jordy Nelson
Mark Ingram Tyreek Hill
Melvin Gordon Antonio Brown
Joe Mixon Brandin Cooks
Heath Capps Derek Carr LeSean McCoy Larry Fitzgerald Delanie Walker Buffalo Bills Greg Zuerlein
Matt Ryan DeMarco Murray Michael Crabtree Rob Gronkowski Oakland Raiders Phil Dawson
Cam Newton Marshawn Lynch Julio Jones Zach Ertz Baltimore Ravens Matt Bryant
Jay Cutler Ty Montgomery Randall Cobb Travis Kelce Seattle Seahawks Stephen Gostkowski
Dak Prescott Isaiah Crowell Jarvis Landry Austin Seferian-Jenkins Pittsburgh Steelers Mason Crosby
Deshaun Watson Theo Riddick Tyreek Hill Hunter Henry Denver Broncos Justin Tucker
Tom Brady Kareem Hunt A.J. Green Vernon Davis Jacksonville Jaguars Nick Rose
Dalvin Cook Keenan Allen
Ezekiel Elliott Jordy Nelson
Bilal Powell Dez Bryant
Melvin Gordon DeAndre Hopkins
C.J. Anderson Adam Thielen
Le'Veon Bell Brandin Cooks
Todd Gurley Doug Baldwin
GanjiDwarvez Sam Bradford Todd Gurley Adam Thielen Charles Clay Los Angeles Rams Justin Tucker
Phillip Rivers Bilal Powell Kendall Wright Jared Cook Seattle Seahawks Giorgio Tavecchio
Matt Ryan Lamar Miller Keenan Allen Jack Doyle Philadelphia Eagles Matt Prater
Drew Brees Ty Montgomery Chris Hogan Cameron Brate Jacksonville Jaguars Blair Walsh
Jameis Winston Carlos Hyde Julio Jones Austin Seferian-Jenkins Baltimore Ravens Jake Elliott
Kirk Cousins Isaiah Crowell Kelvin Benjamin Jordan Reed Denver Broncos Ryan Succop
Marcus Mariota LeSean McCoy Michael Thomas Austin Hooper New Orleans Saints Stephen Gostkowski
Dak Prescott Jay Ajayi Larry Fitzgerald Kyle Rudolph Minnesota Vikings Wil Lutz
Alex Smith Melvin Gordon Mike Evans Ed Dickson Buffalo Bills Greg Zuerlein
Jared Goff Leonard Fournette Jordy Nelson Rob Gronkowski Detroit Lions Steven Hauschka
Derek Carr Kareem Hunt T.Y. Hilton Travis Kelce Arizona Cardinals Kai Forbath
Tom Brady C.J. Anderson Devin Funchess Vernon Davis Carolina Panthers Harrison Butker
Carson Wentz Ezekiel Elliott Michael Crabtree Zach Ertz Pittsburgh Steelers Chris Boswell
DeShone Kizer Adrian Peterson Nelson Agholor Jason Witten Cincinnati Bengals Josh Lambo
Jordan Howard A.J. Green
Mark Ingram Dez Bryant
DeMarco Murray Tyreek Hill
Doug Martin Ted Ginn Jr.
Le'Veon Bell Marvin Jones Jr.
Orleans Darkwa Robby Anderson
Jerick McKinnon Amari Cooper
Kenyan Drake Alshon Jeffery
Alfred Morris Brandin Cooks
Samaje Perine Jarvis Landry
Joe Mixon Doug Baldwin
Corey Clement Martavis Bryant
Devonta Freeman Josh Gordon
Alvin Kamara Marquise Goodwin
Wyattmac21 Carson Wentz Leonard Fournette Julio Jones Evan Engram Los Angeles Rams Jake Elliott
Alvin Kamara Michael Thomas

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. This is NON PPR where a 5 catch for 32 yard day equals 3 fantasy points. Passing touchdowns are 4 points. There isn’t even a salary cap when setting the lineup!

The challenge is 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 Rob Gronkowski and he could suffer an injury which leaves him unusable in your available player pool for 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 15, 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.

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 Fake Teams community!