Welcome to the 2017 season of the Payton34 Fantasy Football league.

We're a Yahoo league... so here's the link to all the real action.


It's owners only, but we have a Facebook group, too: www.facebook.com/groups/Payton34football

This is an aux site with some stats and some pictures and some crap. And it's a legacy deal... we'll look back some day and laugh/cry/drool. Speaking of legacy, this is our 12th year. The name of this year's champion will fill the trophy... just like baseball. Pretty cool.

Anywho, that's all for now. Just scroll down and enjoy the ride.

thanks... yow, bill

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PS - Here's Walter's rookie card. The rest of the football cards below are chosen randomly from ones I've downloaded from the internets. Click on him for a bigger version. If you have a card you'd like to add, then email me. Hut.

The Draft

Draft Day

We are all set... Sat Aug 26 @ 3:00pm

The draft location is The Castle. Not a biggie... we're much more mobile now, with more people drafting via chatzy than live. It's the 21st century, I think. (shrug)

The draft order is the reverse of last year's standings + playoffs. We're rolling with 14 teams again this year.

  1. KGG — Chris Commish (Aurora, IL)
  2. Van Buren Jag — Tommy H (Naperville, IL)
  3. Dak to the Future — Myles (Milwaukee, WI)
  4. Springfield Atom — Ed (Cambridge UK)
  5. Miami Mini — Justin M (Miami, FL)
  6. Butler Jet — Ryan M (Pittsburgh, PA?)
  7. Busboomer — Ry RBI (Plano, IL)
  8. Throw up the X — Bryan C (Oregon) *newbie
  9. Cambridge Math — TY (San Antonio, TX)
  10. Streamwood Stream — Jay (Streamwood, IL)
  11. plano tiburon — Angeero (Plano, IL)
  12. Melonville LaRue — Eric S (Geneva, IL)
  13. Cardiac Comeback — Rob, aka The Beard (Aurora, IL)
  14. Naperville Cupcake — williamt (The Ville, IL)

Draft Prep

Draft prep typically starts with your trip to the liquor store for some draft fuel. (ha)

Here's my handy Draft Helper for 2017. Print it out so you can write down your picks as you make them.


As far as research is concerned, you'll want a list of players (Angeero). Here are some links to cheatsheets, lists, research and more!

  • Your easiest option is also the best: google fantasy football cheat sheet
  • These guys are my favorite. They poll, like, 100 "experts" to brew up their consensus rankings. They are getting a little pushy about their pay stuff, but the rankings still print out nicely. www.fantasypros.com/nfl/
  • These are nice rankings because they include tiers. www.fftoday.com/rankings
  • Razzball is "The Man" in fantasy baseball, but their football offering is weak and hard to print. football.razzball.com
  • A pox on ESPN, but they do have some easy-to-print cheatsheets... if you can figure out their difficult-to-navigate site. ESPN's stinky link

Draft Results

First off, thanks very much to Melonville Eric for being our draft scribe. Excellent!

Here's the draft spreadsheet in Open Office format:


Or, some images, if you prefer...

Rounds 1-5 ... Rounds 6-10 ... Rounds 11-13

And this is a bit of a tradition now... Yahoo's Draft Grades. Needless to say, these grades are rarely an indication of future success or failure. But still... Cardiac Comeback. You stink! (he he)

Regular Season

The first NFL game is Thu Sep 7. It's the KC Chief at The Pattie [nfl link]. Last one to The Peaks buys the (many) beers.


Fun Stats

You know what they say about fantasy football... it sure ain't no fantasy baseball. (smirk) So yeah, the stats aren't that interesting, but what the heck. It's still (a little) fun.

Top Scorers — My first offering is easy. It's the top scoring player each week at each position (QB, WR, RB, TE, K, DEF).


Season Stats — This one is a little weirder. It's a potpourri of stats on team and league scoring each week of the season. With this, you can answer questions like... What's the median score over all weeks? What's the lowest score of the season? What's the high score each week? And so on. How many 100+ point scores have there been? Check it out.


Final Standings

Here are the final standings of the regular season.

Final standings in the regular season

All-Payton34 Team

The All-P34 Team is the top Yahoo-ranked player(s) at each position.

Pos Player (NFL team) Team Points
QB Russell Wilson (sea) Plano Tiburon 268
WR Ant Brown (pit) Springfield Atom 181
WR DeAndre Hopkins (hou) lower case 157
RB Todd Gurley (lar) Streamwood Streamer 199
RB Alv Kamara (nor) Throw up the X 178
TE Gronk (nwe); T Kelce (kan) Naperville; Miami 122
Flex Lev Bell (pit) Dak to the Future 176
K Greg Zuerlein (lar) Plano Tiburon 120
Def Baltimore Cardiac Comeback 124

And your 2017 MVP is...

Russell Wilson (sea)
Plano Tiburon

P34 MVP - Russell Wilson
2016 Payton34 MVP - Aa Rodgers, Plano Tibs

Zee Playoffs

Here we go... zee playoffs!

Payton34 playoff bracket


The BIG kids advance to the Championship round. It's #2 Melonville @ #1 Plano for the 2017 Payton34 title!

  • Melonville LaRue 89, Plano Tiburon 69 (boxscore, yahoo recap)
    The LaRue ride a 20 point advantage in kicker and defense to ultimate victory.
    Melonvillagers rejoice and take to the streets in celebration of the LaRue's first title!

Congrats to our 2017 Payton34 Champion:

* 2017 Payton34 Champion *

Melonville LaRue
Owner: Eric S


The top seeds are back after a restful bye week. Game on!

  • Plano Tiburon 67, Butler Jet 59 (boxscore)
    Plano survives a challenge form the QB-free Butler Jet

  • Melonville LaRue 91, lower case 82 (boxscore)
    Melonville beats the lower case with 32 points from rook RB K Hunt

Two great games this week. Congrats to Butler and lower case on excellent seasons.

For our two top teams, it's onto Christmas and the Championship round!

Wildcard Round

#1 Plano and #2 Melonville will be working on their tan this week... as the wildcard battles rage on.

  • Butler Jet 79, Cardiac Comeback 67 (boxscore)
    Butler flies past the Cardiac as Wentz soars and Brady crashes

  • lower case 80, Busboomer 71 (boxscore)
    DeAndre Hopkins leads the lower case to the semis over Busboom

Both wildcard games were worthy, exciting contests! The underdogs survive.

Onto the semis!

Fun Fun Fun

Bow down!

Prior to the draft, all the lesser owners bow down to last year's champion... their better in every way. In this pic, Van Buren Tommy presents the trophy to Naperville Bill, 2016 Payton34 Champion. Huzzah!

Owner selfies

Here are the (motley) team owners of Payton34 in 2017. Click away!

KGG, Chris Commish
Van Buren, Tommy
Dak to the, Myles
Springfield Atom, Ed (and Konrad!)
Miami Mini, Justin
Buttler Jett, Ryan
Busboom, Ry RBI
Throw up the X, newbie Bryan
lower case., TY
Streamwood Stream, Jay
plano tibs, Angeero
Melonville LaRue, Eric
Cardiac Comeback, Rob
Naperville Cupcake, Bill

This website

This is the funky Bootstrap theme I am using:

I'm not sure why this page is so stinky on a small screen. (scratch scratch) Oh well.


That's a wrap. 2017 was yet another good season (YAGS). Huzzah to that! ☺

I sold the league in October, so this is my last season as Payton34 commissioner. Hey, I'm still having fun, but we need new blood. Some new ideas. Change it up, baby.

Football. Bah. Spring training starts in (mumble, mumble) days. (he he)

fun... yow, bill