Postmortem: Pangaea

Of my three teams that failed to qualify for postseason play, this was one hurts the most. One of two longstanding keeper leagues, Gridiron Bone is very cool. It’s a PPR league where every five rushing yards equal one point and defenses are penalized for giving up excess yardage. The best part of the league is that each week you play two games, instead of the usual one. Please read on to find out how the one-time supercontinent broke my (fantasy) heart.

Editor’s Note: For those who missed previous installments of the Postmortem Series, here are the links to both Fuzzy Dunlop and Valley Forge.

Team Name: Pangaea

Record: 13-13

Points: 3,440 (5 of 12)

History: Fifth season

Championships: None

(Other) Top 3 Finishes: Second (2009)

Previous Year Results: Ninth of 12 in 2012, semifinal loss in 2011, and a first round defeat in 2010.

Keepers (4): Green Bay Packers Team QB, Randall Cobb, Ray Rice, and Jamaal Charles 

Standings:  

Downtown Division
Team

W

L

T

PCT

GB

Streak

Div

Wks

PF

Copperheads

15

11

0

0.577

0

W1

6-4-0

0

3389.0

Pangaea

13

13

0

0.500

2

L2

8-2-0

2

3440.0

Junkhead

7

18

1

0.288

7.5

L8

2-8-0

0

2700.0

Buctown

7

19

0

0.269

8

W1

4-6-0

0

2774.0

Midtown Division
Team

W

L

T

PCT

GB

Streak

Div

Wks

PF

Ground Zero

16

9

1

0.635

0

W4

7-3-0

2

3414.0

Spaks Crue

15

11

0

0.577

1.5

L2

7-3-0

2

3688.0

Burgundy&Gold

10

16

0

0.385

6.5

L1

3-7-0

0

2965.0

Sex Panthers

7

18

1

0.288

9

W3

3-7-0

0

2950.0

Uptown Division
Team

W

L

T

PCT

GB

Streak

Div

Wks

PF

Schwack Attack

24

2

0

0.923

0

W9

9-1-0

3

4044.0

Road Ragers

14

12

0

0.538

10

W6

4-6-0

3

3611.0

Buffalo’s

13

12

1

0.519

10.5

L4

4-6-0

1

3797.0

Vandals

13

13

0

0.500

11

L1

3-7-0

0

3190.0

Schedule: 

Pangaea (13-13-0)

Period

Opponent

Result

Team Record

1

Buctown Won 160.0 – 87.0

1-0-0

1

@Junkhead Won 160.0 – 62.0

2-0-0

2

Copperheads Won 153.0 – 111.0

3-0-0

2

@Schwack Attack Lost 153.0 – 190.0

3-1-0

3

@Spaks Crue Lost 108.0 – 165.0

3-2-0

3

Vandals Lost 108.0 – 142.0

3-3-0

4

Sex Panthers Won 156.0 – 94.0

4-3-0

4

Road Ragers Won 156.0 – 120.0

5-3-0

5

Ground Zero Won 151.0 – 97.0

6-3-0

5

@Buffalo’s Won 151.0 – 142.0

7-3-0

6

@Burgundy&Gold Lost 114.0 – 117.0

7-4-0

6

@Buctown Won 114.0 – 100.0

8-4-0

7

Junkhead Won 152.0 – 98.0

9-4-0

7

@Copperheads Won 152.0 – 119.0

10-4-0

8

@Buctown Won 117.0 – 103.0

11-4-0

8

Junkhead Won 117.0 – 99.0

12-4-0

9

@Copperheads Lost 97.0 – 114.0

12-5-0

9

Schwack Attack Lost 97.0 – 105.0

12-6-0

10

Spaks Crue Lost 106.0 – 134.0

12-7-0

10

@Vandals Lost 106.0 – 121.0

12-8-0

11

@Sex Panthers Lost 98.0 – 110.0

12-9-0

11

@Road Ragers Lost 98.0 – 170.0

12-10-0

12

@Ground Zero Lost 133.0 – 159.0

12-11-0

12

Buffalo’s Won 133.0 – 124.0

13-11-0

13

Burgundy&Gold Lost 99.0 – 106.0

13-12-0

13

Buctown Lost 99.0 – 127.0

13-13-0

Draft Results: 

Round 1

Pick

Team

Player

Elapsed Time

Pts

1

Copperheads Welker, Wes WR DEN 203.0/203.0

2

Sex Panthers Jackson, Steven RB ATL 5 hrs 14 min 35 sec 31.0/133.0

3

Buffalo’s 49ers TQB SF 2 min 39 sec 168.0/271.0

4

Pangaea Amendola, Danny WR NE 1 hrs 30 min 27 sec 71.0/94.0

5

Ground Zero Redskins TQB WAS 3 min 30 sec 295.0/295.0

6

Vandals Lacy, Eddie RB GB 13 hrs 5 min 25 sec 222.0/258.0

7

Junkhead Miller, Lamar RB MIA 4 min 52 sec 86.0/153.0

8

Spaks Crue Bush, Reggie RB DET 2 min 13 sec 276.0/276.0

9

Road Ragers Bowe, Dwayne WR KC 1 hrs 6 sec 8.0/132.0

10

Buctown Jones, James WR GB 6 min 14 sec 24.0/110.0

11

Burgundy&Gold Garcon, Pierre WR WAS 5 hrs 43 min 49 sec 177.0/202.0

12

Schwack Attack *Bernard, Giovani RB CIN 0 sec 171.0/237.0
Round 2

Pick

Team Player Elapsed Time Pts

1

Schwack Attack *Vereen, Shane RB NE 0 sec 86.0/122.0

2

Burgundy&Gold Giants TQB NYG 3 min 29 sec 202.0/202.0

3

Buctown Austin, Tavon WR STL 2 hrs 14 min 27 sec 31.0/131.0

4

Road Ragers Nicks, Hakeem WR NYG 2 hrs 6 min 16 sec 69.0/124.0

5

Spaks Crue Mendenhall, Rashard RB ARI 10 hrs 22 min 33 sec 60.0/151.0

6

Junkhead Seahawks TQB SEA 32 min 48 sec 136.0/339.0

7

Vandals Brown, Antonio WR PIT 4 hrs 16 min 25 sec 184.0/252.0

8

Ground Zero Gronkowski, Rob TE NE 36 min 42 sec 119.0/119.0

9

Pangaea Sproles, Darren RB NO 37 min 56 sec 51.0/160.0

10

Buffalo’s Jackson, DeSean WR PHI 26 min 18 sec 217.0/217.0

11

Sex Panthers Smith, Torrey WR BAL 15 hrs 17 min 41 sec 173.0/173.0

12

Copperheads Smith, Steve WR CAR 12 hrs 26 min 5 sec 54.0/148.0
Round 3

Pick

Team Player Elapsed Time Pts

1

Copperheads Richardson, Daryl RB STL 37 sec 0.0/62.0

2

Sex Panthers Hilton, T.Y. WR IND 2 hrs 47 min 16 sec 98.0/164.0

3

Buffalo’s Finley, Jermichael TE GB 17 min 39 sec 52.0/71.0

4

Pangaea Gonzalez, Tony TE ATL 2 hrs 12 min 49 sec 165.0/165.0

5

Buctown Seahawks DST SEA 8 hrs 15 min 47 sec 158.0/237.0

6

Vandals Mathews, Ryan RB SD 2 hrs 7 min 59 sec 67.0/233.0

7

Junkhead Wallace, Mike WR MIA 10 min 45 sec 135.0/149.0

8

Spaks Crue Nelson, Jordy WR GB 2 hrs 40 min 26 sec 182.0/208.0

9

Road Ragers 49ers DST SF 19 min 7 sec 158.0/218.0

10

Ground Zero Cook, Jared TE STL 30 min 8 sec 61.0/120.0

11

Burgundy&Gold Bears DST CHI 24 min 25 sec 120.0/141.0

12

Schwack Attack Cameron, Jordan TE CLE 10 min 49 sec 191.0/191.0
Round 4

Pick

Team Player Elapsed Time Pts

1

Schwack Attack Bengals DST CIN 1 min 22 sec 40.0/216.0

2

Burgundy&Gold Tate, Ben RB HOU 32 min 17 sec 117.0/192.0

3

Buctown Pettigrew, Brandon TE DET 14 min 31 sec 7.0/83.0

4

Road Ragers Olsen, Greg TE CAR 28 sec 102.0/147.0

5

Spaks Crue Austin, Miles WR DAL 2 hrs 8 min 41 sec 17.0/31.0

6

Junkhead Davis, Fred TE WAS 16 min 24 sec 4.0/8.0

7

Vandals Jennings, Greg WR MIN 12 min 34 sec 25.0/117.0

8

Ground Zero Ball, Montee RB DEN 55 sec 4.0/122.0

9

Pangaea Shorts, Cecil WR JAC 3 hrs 58 min 27 sec 56.0/159.0

10

Buffalo’s Johnson, Steve WR BUF 7 hrs 48 min 13 sec 27.0/125.0

11

Sex Panthers Bradshaw, Ahmad RB IND 2 hrs 51 min 43 sec 29.0/58.0

12

Copperheads *Gates, Antonio TE SD 0 sec 155.0/155.0
Round 5

Pick

Team Player Elapsed Time Pts

1

Copperheads *Steelers DST PIT 0 sec 55.0/160.0

2

Sex Panthers Tate, Golden WR SEA 1 min 28 sec 0.0/145.0

3

Buffalo’s Williams, DeAngelo RB CAR 12 min 9 sec 37.0/172.0

4

Pangaea Packers DST GB 4 hrs 38 min 28 sec 77.0/163.0

5

Buctown Thompkins, Kenbrell WR NE 8 min 7 sec 14.0/98.0

6

Vandals Ravens DST BAL 1 hrs 54 min 45 sec 174.0/182.0

7

Junkhead Broncos DST DEN 3 hrs 56 min 2 sec 157.0/157.0

8

Spaks Crue Cowboys DST DAL 14 min 37 sec 115.0/153.0

9

Road Ragers Gordon, Josh WR CLE 55 min 9 sec 186.0/267.0

10

Ground Zero Britt, Kenny WR TEN 1 hrs 11 min 44 sec 0.0/11.0

11

Burgundy&Gold Daniels, Owen TE HOU 28 min 34 sec 65.0/65.0

12

Schwack Attack *Givens, Chris WR STL 0 sec 18.0/78.0
Round 6

Pick

Team Player Elapsed Time Pts

1

Schwack Attack *Rudolph, Kyle TE MIN 0 sec 0.0/75.0

2

Burgundy&Gold Hillman, Ronnie RB DEN 16 min 41 sec 0.0/61.0

3

Buctown Floyd, Michael WR ARI 9 hrs 4 min 47 sec 64.0/163.0

4

Road Ragers *Pierce, Bernard RB BAL 0 sec 21.0/95.0

5

Spaks Crue Boldin, Anquan WR SF 8 min 29 sec 108.0/182.0

6

Junkhead Holliday, Trindon WR DEN 44 min 6 sec 0.0/-3.0

7

Vandals Hopkins, DeAndre WR HOU 59 min 46 sec 82.0/117.0

8

Ground Zero Bengals TQB CIN 32 min 59 sec 12.0/290.0

9

Pangaea Moore, Lance WR NO 26 hrs 16 min 18 sec 0.0/51.0

10

Buffalo’s Texans DST HOU 8 min 44 sec 33.0/148.0

11

Sex Panthers Bell, Le’Veon RB PIT 39 min 40 sec 110.0/210.0

12

Copperheads Gostkowski, Stephen K NE 11 min 19 sec 44.0/140.0
Round 7

Pick

Team Player Elapsed Time Pts

1

Copperheads Ivory, Chris RB NYJ 4 min 35 sec 2.0/145.0

2

Sex Panthers Patriots DST NE 5 sec 121.0/149.0

3

Buffalo’s Giants DST NYG 55 min 16 sec 0.0/169.0

4

Pangaea Crabtree, Michael WR SF 2 hrs 19 min 22 sec 0.0/16.0

5

Ground Zero Michael, Christine RB SEA 8 min 37 sec 0.0/14.0

6

Vandals Sudfeld, Zach TE NYJ 3 hrs 16 min 8 sec 0.0/9.0

7

Junkhead Thomas, Julius TE DEN 17 min 33 sec 132.0/174.0

8

Spaks Crue Bell, Joique RB DET 12 min 39 sec 54.0/210.0

9

Road Ragers Eifert, Tyler TE CIN 23 min 9 sec 9.0/75.0

10

Buctown Ballard, Vick RB IND 35 min 41 sec 0.0/13.0

11

Burgundy&Gold Williams, Mike WR TB 9 hrs 47 sec 0.0/53.0

12

Schwack Attack *Brown, Vincent WR SD 0 sec 0.0/75.0
Round 8

Pick

Team Player Elapsed Time Pts

1

Schwack Attack *Falcons DST ATL 0 sec 9.0/124.0

2

Burgundy&Gold Ravens TQB BAL 11 min 8 sec 28.0/239.0

3

Buctown Myers, Brandon TE NYG 10 min 33 sec 19.0/100.0

4

Road Ragers Rams DST STL 1 min 19 sec 32.0/200.0

5

Spaks Crue *Bailey, Dan K DAL 0 sec 105.0/105.0

6

Junkhead Helu, Roy RB WAS 31 min 10 sec 4.0/114.0

7

Vandals Texans TQB HOU 2 hrs 18 min 7 sec 48.0/247.0

8

Ground Zero Patterson, Cordarrelle WR MIN 1 hrs 6 min 2 sec 0.0/93.0

9

Pangaea Buccaneers DST TB 5 hrs 38 min 46 sec 33.0/201.0

10

Buffalo’s Prater, Matt K DEN 40 min 4 sec 81.0/134.0

11

Sex Panthers Sanders, Emmanuel WR PIT 4 hrs 41 min 18 sec 16.0/154.0

12

Copperheads Broyles, Ryan WR DET 11 hrs 47 min 1 sec 0.0/14.0
Round 9

Pick

Team Player Elapsed Time Pts

1

Copperheads Raiders TQB OAK 1 min 52 sec 25.0/276.0

2

Sex Panthers Allen, Dwayne TE IND 5 hrs 44 min 3 sec 0.0/9.0

3

Buffalo’s Bennett, Martellus TE CHI 2 hrs 56 min 26 sec 55.0/126.0

4

Pangaea Woodhead, Danny RB SD 12 min 57 sec 30.0/217.0

5

Ground Zero Moore, Denarius WR OAK 13 min 33 sec 28.0/121.0

6

Vandals Rice, Sidney WR SEA 28 min 40 sec 3.0/51.0

7

Junkhead Dawson, Phil K SF 42 min 25 sec 59.0/113.0

8

Spaks Crue *Bears TQB CHI 0 sec 49.0/274.0

9

Road Ragers Steelers TQB PIT 2 hrs 7 min 24 sec 18.0/282.0

10

Buctown Cardinals TQB ARI 46 min 9 sec 5.0/231.0

11

Burgundy&Gold Miller, Zach TE SEA 10 hrs 15 min 47 sec 7.0/82.0

12

Schwack Attack Walsh, Blair K MIN 5 min 35 sec 48.0/111.0
Round 10

Pick

Team Player Elapsed Time Pts

1

Schwack Attack Chiefs TQB KC 7 sec 0.0/284.0

2

Burgundy&Gold Tucker, Justin K BAL 5 min 19 sec 63.0/124.0

3

Buctown Hartley, Garrett K NO 1 min 4 sec 47.0/106.0

4

Road Ragers *Bryant, Matt K ATL 0 sec 12.0/94.0

5

Spaks Crue *Titans DST TEN 0 sec 48.0/163.0

6

Junkhead Blackmon, Justin WR JAC 48 min 55 sec 51.0/75.0

7

Vandals Bullock, Randy K HOU 16 min 53 sec 93.0/93.0

8

Ground Zero *Cardinals DST ARI 0 sec 76.0/224.0

9

Pangaea Janikowski, Sebastian K OAK 9 hrs 6 min 29 sec 23.0/93.0

10

Buffalo’s *Jeffery, Alshon WR CHI 0 sec 31.0/229.0

11

Sex Panthers Rams TQB STL 19 min 37 sec 0.0/225.0

12

Copperheads Randle, Rueben WR NYG 19 min 0 sec 0.0/124.0
Round 11

Pick

Team Player Elapsed Time Pts

1

Copperheads Chiefs DST KC 25 sec (24 hrs 50 min 54 sec) 57.0/248.0

2

Sex Panthers Zuerlein, Greg K STL 18 sec (37 hrs 37 min 44 sec) 68.0/89.0

3

Buffalo’s *Henery, Alex K PHI 0 sec (13 hrs 27 min 28 sec) 6.0/88.0

4

Pangaea Buccaneers TQB TB 25 min 29 sec (56 hrs 57 min 28 sec) 116.0/194.0

5

Ground Zero *Forbath, Kai K WAS 0 sec (4 hrs 24 min 10 sec) 3.0/58.0

6

Vandals Hunter, Kendall RB SF 39 min 11 sec (29 hrs 35 min 53 sec) 0.0/64.0

7

Junkhead Dobson, Aaron WR NE 10 hrs 21 min 13 sec (18 hrs 26 min 13 sec) 25.0/105.0

8

Spaks Crue *Fleener, Coby TE IND 1 min 41 sec (15 hrs 51 min 19 sec) 18.0/128.0

9

Road Ragers Harvin, Percy WR SEA 36 min 35 sec (7 hrs 29 min 33 sec) 2.0/2.0

10

Buctown Celek, Brent TE PHI 7 min 12 sec (21 hrs 44 min 32 sec) 11.0/76.0

11

Burgundy&Gold Vikings DST MIN 1 hrs 33 min 6 sec (28 hrs 35 min 22 sec) 0.0/122.0

12

Schwack Attack Lattimore, Marcus RB SF 2 min 12 sec (20 min 5 sec) 0.0/0.0

 Final Roster:

Pos

Active Offense

Avg

Proj

vs Pos

Own

Start

TQB Chargers
(TQB) SD

23.23

19.70

98%

53%

RB Jackson, Fred
(RB) BUF

18.46

20.30

6th

99%

63%

WR Bowe, Dwayne
(WR) KC

10.15

13.00

22nd

96%

55%

WR Boykin, Jarrett
(WR) GB

7.62

12.30

16th

91%

28%

TE Gonzalez, Tony
(TE) ATL

12.69

13.20

19th

100%

80%

RB-WR-TE Charles, Jamaal
(RB) KC

30.77

30.30

27th

100%

100%

DST Cardinals
(DST) ARI

17.23

15.50

22nd

92%

74%

K Dawson, Phil
(K) SF

8.69

9.20

4th

73%

54%

Bench (TQB) Packers
(TQB) GB

21.23

14.30

98%

29%

Bench (RB) Rice, Ray
(RB) BAL

16.17

18.50

28th

100%

71%

Bench (RB) Sproles, Darren
(RB) NO

13.33

13.80

4th

95%

28%

Bench (WR) Amendola, Danny
(WR) NE

10.44

10.70

12th

99%

37%

Bench (WR) Cobb, Randall
(WR) GB

18.20

0.00

16th

47%

1%

Bench (WR) Shorts, Cecil
(WR) JAC

12.23

15.00

3rd

92%

38%

Bench (DST) Packers
(DST) GB

12.54

9.50

10th

66%

38%

Roster Summary:

                                                              Passing Rushing                      Receiving                              

Pos

Active Offense

Yd

TD

Int

Yd

TD

Rec

Yd

TD

FPTS

TQB Chargers
(TQB) SD

3882

26

9

59

0

0

-9

0

302

RB Jackson, Fred
(RB) BUF

0

0

0

645

7

41

319

1

240

WR Bowe, Dwayne
(WR) KC

0

0

0

0

0

49

602

5

132

WR Boykin, Jarrett
(WR) GB

0

0

0

0

0

36

536

2

99

TE Gonzalez, Tony
(TE) ATL

0

0

0

0

0

65

678

6

165

RB-WR-TE Charles, Jamaal
(RB) KC

0

0

0

1162

10

57

460

3

400

Bench (TQB) Packers
(TQB) GB

3689

18

12

226

1

0

0

0

276

Bench (RB) Rice, Ray
(RB) BAL

0

0

0

549

4

48

255

0

194

Bench (RB) Sproles, Darren
(RB) NO

0

0

0

195

2

58

518

2

160

Bench (WR) Amendola, Danny
(WR) NE

0

0

0

1

0

41

448

2

94

Bench (WR) Cobb, Randall
(WR) GB

0

0

0

78

0

29

378

2

91

Bench (WR) Shorts, Cecil
(WR) JAC

0

0

0

0

0

66

777

3

159

Pos

Defense

Int

SACK

STY

FF

DFR

DTD

YDS

FPTS

DST Cardinals
(DST) ARI

17

38

2

9

8

4

4052

224.00

Bench (DST) Packers
(DST) GB

7

39

0

13

9

3

4802

163.00

Pos

Edit

Kicking

FG

Long

+50

XP

FGA

XPA

FPTS

K Dawson, Phil
(K) SF

23

55

3

35

26

35

113.00

Smartest Move: Despite Randall Cobb’s leg injury and the shocking underperformance of Ray Rice, I am very pleased with my keepers. I will definitely hold on to the Packers, Charles, and Cobb next season and try to upgrade Rice’s spot with either Eddie Lacy or Calvin Johnson. I was also pleased with the depth accrued through the draft. Now with perfect hindsight the only thing I’d change is drafting Lacy over Patriots flanker Danny Amendola. But because you can only start a maximum of two running backs, I chose the PPR-friendly (though fragile) Amendola as my WR2. Unfortunately he couldn’t stay on the field enough to earn his draft position.

Dumbest Move: Again with the proverbial perfection of 20-20 hindsight, opting for the Green Bay Packers defense/special teams in the fifth (which is really the ninth when factoring in four keepers per team) over Cleveland Browns wideout Josh Gordon was a major mistake. But that is only now looking back. It was just dumb luck I didn’t make the playoffs and am not now competing for the championship. Welcome to fantasy football, ladies and gents!

Best Value: Danny Woodhead (ninth round)

Worst Value: Darren Sproles (second).

Unsung Hero: Jarrett Boykin. The Packers slot receiver filled in admirably for Randall Cobb, becoming a proven PPR commodity immediately upon being inserted into the lineup. In many ways, he was the glue that kept everything together.

Trades: None.

Total Money Owed: $80 ($100 entry fee minus two $10 prizes for weekly high scores).

Turning Point: Not too much mystery here. When Aaron Rodgers went down in the first quarter of Week 9, Pangaea was 12-4 and comfortably atop the Downtown Division. Seven straight defeats (and nine losses out of the last 10) led to a final mark of 13-13. And yet . . . had Matt Flynn not had that disastrous Thanksgiving—all I needed from him was a handful of points—I still make the playoffs. Adding insult to (a serious collarbone) injury: in the first two weeks of the fantasy playoffs, even without Aaron Rodgers and Randall Cobb, I have easily posted the highest weekly score in the league both times. And Week 16 is shaping up to be even more prolific. This one will stick with me for quite some time.

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