Taking it out of the end zone: The first round of FFL minicamps
have come and gone, and it looks as if teams are beginning to settle on their 3-man rosters to go into the 12th
coming of the FFL Draft.
10: Chicago and New York will probably enter 2003 pretty much
as they did last year. Now that the Z-Force have jettisoned their only trade bait (WR Donald Driver) they
seem content to move into August with Peyton Manning, Marshall Faulk and Terrell
Owens. Chicago is still trying to move Peerless Price, and there could be a market for him if Kansas
City or Dallas are looking to bring in a 3rd keeper with some good upside. Yet Price may just fall into the draft
pool; in any case Chicago will probably be returning Daunte Culpepper, LaDainian Tomlinson
and Edgerrin James in 2003. Camp stories: Owens is harping about getting a larger cut from the riches of
the Z-Force coffers. LaDainian Tomlinson really was the Black Sox's most dominant personality in spring camp.
It is evident that he will carry the mantle of leadership in Chicago, perhaps for several years to come. Still no regrets
about that trade, Jeff Zieger?
20: One of the most intriguing and surprising rumors of spring
ball comes out of Atlanta, where it looks like Fred deBoer may go with a trio of yard-churning running backs
as his keepers -- Anthony Thomas, Fred Taylor and Deuce McAllister. What
this means is that Kurt Warner may either be cut loose or traded to a team who might accommodate the entry
of a new QB -- Dallas, Waikiki, possibly even Phoenix. This could be the end of deBoer and Warner's close-knit four-year partnership,
one noted for being grounded in engineering complex offensive plays while weaving Christian metaphors into their postgame
press conferences. If Warner leaves, can deBoer possibly convey the same gravitas that epitomized the QB's description of
the Predators' 3-11 record as "Christ's test of our redemptive potential?"
30: I mention Phoenix as a possible suitor to Warner because
head coach Adam Fleming is always one to take risks (and make frequent changes) with his signal-caller. He
maximized brilliant (but notoriously fleeting) performances from Kordell Stewart, Steve McNair,
Randall Cunningham and Daunte Culpepper, none of whom have replicated quite the same success
outside of the Conquistador system. Though trade specifics would require creativity (all Phoenix can really offer are 2004
picks or beyond), a deal for Warner could in theory be done. Besides, a lot of factors make the deal look keen: Phoenix and
their quarterback by committee stylings of 2002 were not very effective. Their roster would be better served if filled with
better depth at RB and WR. Brett Favre is still shooting for 1000 fantasy points, and longs for a full-time
position. Meanwhile, Warner has lots of upside potential coming off an injury plagued campaign last year. The question is
whether either of these sides can ascribe a fair price to Warner -- always a difficult proposition for a player with question
40: So where might Favre end up? If Phoenix pulls the trigger
on a Warner deal, they might be able to send Favre to Dallas or Waikiki. Dallas could use him the most; with Waikiki it is
a question of whether or not they like Jamal Lewis as a keeper running back. Dallas coach Tyler Fleming
will probably see this draft as entrée to a rebuilding year, so I don't know if he will be well-disposed to the idea of surrendering
the kind of draft picks Phoenix would want. Nor might he be looking for an aging QB on the downside of his career. Waikiki
might send back a couple of this year's picks for Favre (and they can certainly spare them). But I can't see Favre commanding
anything higher than a 3rd and 5th, or some equivalent combination. All told, I think we'll see Phoenix
enter '03 with either Warner or Favre, Kevan Barlow and Laveranues Coles. William
Green and Koren Robinson have borderline opportunities at making the cut.
50: And Waikiki, well, 2003 looks like the first year that this
embattled franchise has potential to be a playoff competitor. They have a bonafide star in Clinton Portis
(thanks to Waikiki's 2002 front office MVP Eamonn Wisneski), David Boston might finally
avenge the team's bad 2002 preseason trade (also thanks to Eamonn Wisneski, though acting on Boston's behalf in this case),
and the team has a lot of draft picks to go around. Steve McNair was a viable QB solution for the last two
years, but I think they will go for the upgrade to either Warner or Favre. Let's figure that Portis, Boston and some new QB
will be tossing around the ball on draft day. But don't discount Jamal Lewis, because if he has an encouraging
summer, Mike Linnemann may be wise to wait until the draft to take their QB.
40: The crowd at Doc and Eddy's Steakhouse and Casino
in downtown Billings, MT is no doubt zealously following the condition of Priest Holmes's hip. As are the
other coaches in the FFL West. Until Holmes proves that he can run full speed and still take hits, the entire 2003 Blazers
gameplan remains in flux. However, for now it looks like the Montana trio of Drew Bledsoe, Holmes, and Marvin
Harrison will be back to defend the title in the fall. If Holmes falters, look for Eric Moulds to
take the third keeper position. In fact, Bledsoe could be shifted out of the loop altogether, depending on what the QB depth
in the draft is. If Favre and Warner look to be available on draft day, Nick Surowiecki might just wait to
draft a quarterback. Eddie George is probably done as a Montana Blazer. He skipped the team's voluntary workouts
and the front office hasn't engaged him seriously in any kind of talk of a contract extension. At least his seven year tour
of duty netted him a championship.
30: My main observation at the Syndromes' training facility in
Goshen, CT was that Travis Henry is going to continue to be considered the team's primary
running back. However, if his costly fumbles continue, don't be surprised if the 2002 FFL runner-ups make a move to acquire
a new ball carrier. Yet for now, I think the 2002 core will return. Michael Vick is continuing to develop,
and his rapport with Randy Moss will probably keep improving. Moss brought some more unnecessary attention
to himself in Goshen when he refused to heed the directions of a traffic cop guiding traffic at the one stoplight in town.
Said Moss, "It defies all I believe to be American for children on tricycles to have the right of way." These three will be
back though, barring a trade that piques Ben Fleming's interest.
20: Along with the Tsunamis, Kansas City and Dallas seem to be
following rebuilding arcs. The Blockers added Donald Driver to a mix that includes Aaron Brooks,
Charlie Garner, James Thrash and Isaac Bruce as possible keepers. Brooks
is likely to be the kept QB, and Driver is a given to make the 2003 squad. The third spot is more dicey. Garner probably has
the inside track, with Bruce a close second. James Thrash may not start for any team in 2003. Yet I could see Kansas City
making a deal if a quality running back is available. Enter Miami. Jeff Zieger concentrated more on building
a deep team in 2002, and less on grousing about infamous ex-Miracle Manford Fowler. The benefit to that strategy
is that they will probably go into 2003 with Donovan McNabb, Shaun Alexander and Hines
Ward as their keepers. McNabb fell to injury soon after his trade to the Miracles, but he should be back in full
force this fall. Alexander had some streakiness to his performance last year, but he is such a real talent. Ward came off
the waiver wire in Week 3 and turned in the best receiving numbers since Cris Carter was a target for Jeff
Blake. If they choose to keep these three, that will open up the possibilities of trading veteran running backs Curtis
Martin or Corey Dillon. I would guess that at least one of these guys will be dealt away. The primary
candidates to trade with will be the usual suspects -- Kansas City, Dallas, and (as a more outside shot) Waikiki. Jerry
Porter is still a year or two away from being a keeper-type player, but we'll see him go within the first two rounds
of the draft pool.
10: And then we have Dallas. I wouldn't be surprised if we see
a massive personnel bloodletting before the preseason opens. Right now, Tony Gonzalez seems to have the best
claim to a roster spot, but question marks abound everywhere else on the depth chart. Rumors around Texas also indicate that
head coach Dexter Manley may get the axe from Tex Fleming this month. His possible replacements?
Ricardo Dayton reports that former Colorado Rockie and current FFL Europe coach Barry Foster
has been sending out feelers for the position. Other former Crips/Rockies who may be frontrunners are Haywood Jeffires
and Lorenzo White. If Dallas does not restructure the roster, expect Gonzalez, Donte' Stallworth
and one of the team's three B-list running backs -- Ladell Betts, Troy Hambrick, or Antowain
Smith -- to be the keepers. I think they will make some kind of move, if only to have a decent running back, but
I also dont know if Miami's Martin or Dillon are the kinds of solutions they'll be looking for. Either way, Dallas is going
to struggle to play .500 ball with their current guys.
TD: Watch out. Tiki Barber might finally mean
something in the FFL. Barber was creating some of the best buzz in the spring camps. He did well in spot duty last year, and
many scouts are saying that this Charleston Challenger is legitimate keeper material. The early returns from the April minicamp
indicate that the Challengers will probably stick with Rich Gannon, Ricky Williams and Joe
Horn in 2003, though Horn and Plaxico Burress will probably duke it out in training camp for that
last spot. The loser of that battle and Barber may be floated about as trade bait. They aren't much stronger than other possible
players on the market, so whether Chris Bransfield gets a return on them will be dependent on his willingness
to put down his mint julep and get his white suit dirty via trade talks.
XP: I thought earlier that the Boston Thunder had one of the
most unsettled rosters of the offseason, but I am starting to move away from that assumption. At the end of 2002, Chad
Pennington had a case for unseating Jeff Garcia as a starter, but I still think that Garcia will
stay on. He just has more scoring potential, and he has always jived well with Eamonn Wisneski's dink-and-dunk
style of offensive startegy. Unfortunately, Pennington is still not well-regarded enough in the league to have any trade value
as a keeper. Ahman Green will probably be back as well, and now I am pretty certain that Stephen
Davis will return for his 5th Thunder season. Unless Wisneski decides to get creative, (one wonders if
offensive coordinator Bobby Hebert could manage the team's collective sense of déjà vu if Brett Favre
returned to quarterback the team) I think these are the three we'll see in 2003.
Postgame: My rankings for top 2003 trade bait on the market:
1) Kurt Warner, QB ATL
2) Eric Moulds, WR MON (If Holmes is healthy)
3) Curtis Martin, RB MIA
4) Brett Favre, QB PHO
5) Tiki Barber, RB CHA
6) Corey Dillon, RB MIA
7) Peerless Price, WR CHI
8) Plaxico Burress, WR CHA
9) Torry Holt, WR MID
Bringing it out of the end zone: That the Challengers
are 5-0 is the newest sign of the apocalypse. Really though, if this continues,
they may come to be known as the FFL's luckiest team ever. Despite their horrid
scoring (27.2 ppg, which actually would be pretty decent if not for this year's offensive explosion) they have scored when
they've needed to. And yet, maybe that is why this team actually does deserve
that record. They have played well in the clutch, scoring when they need to score. But can it continue? Maybe, if their,
um....defense holds out.
10: Interesting statistic that may only interest me: The
scoring in the FFL thus far this year has been noticeably through the roof. But
in comparison to past years, it is bordering on absurd. We are on pace to have
a season where the league scoring average jumps nearly 5 points, a 17% increase! To
put this in perspective for you, here are the year to year averages per team per game in FFL history:
course, some unusual scoring trends have contributed to this scoring surge. Special
teams and defenses have been coming up big. And offenses have been playing a
lot of spread wide schemes. Things will inevitably settle down as FFL defenses
start adapting and offenses get more conservative and try to avoid mistakes. Still, I think we can expect an above average
year on the scoreboard, perhaps even a record one.
20: Look who's giving Michael Vick a run for his money:
Trent Green, who has had two consecutive brilliant weeks with the Syndromes. His
32 points in two weeks obliterated the Z-Force and helped keep the team close with the Thunder. With Vick hurting, and not expected to start Sunday, could this be a QB controversy in the works? Well, probably not. Depending on Vick's
recovery time, I think that Ben Fleming will stick with Green. But, this may
only be until Vick has shown that he is mobile enough to be a TD running threat again.
Until then, Fleming will need Green's production, as the FFL East looks to be fiercely competitive this year.
30: It's been a tough year for champions. First it was the Rams, who play in that other football league. Then
the Yankees. Now the Thunder? Let's
face it. It's not time to sound the alarm yet in Boston, but the team has run
up into trouble. Jeff Garcia and Ahman Green have underachieved. The receiving corps hasn't been there for them. And the slack has had to be picked up by players like Lamar Smith. I don't know about you, but I don't want my games riding on Lamar Smith every Sunday. This team needs a swift kick in the rear, because they have talent, but need to get their systems running
on all cylinders. I could say the same thing about the other two late 90's powerhouses,
Phoenix and New York. But let's not be too hard on Coach Wisneski's squad. After all, no team has been able to repeat in the FFL.
It is extremely hard to do. Will the Thunder succumb to history? I think that Week 6, and the potential to fall to 2-4, may hold the answer.
40: Brett Favre Rant, Part II: Looks like Phoenix's Favre
Experiment has ended. He put up 20 points in 2 weeks, which are damn good numbers,
but yes, not quite Donovan McNabb good. Favre's career total has now reached
936, so he is about 16 TDP from reaching that magical plateau of 1K. I know that
Adam Fleming wants a solid return on his first round pick investment, so I can't fault him for sticking to his guns. But still, the man should be playing somewhere.
And that somewhere won't be Miami (yet), where Brad Johnson is filling in nicely.
What about Atlanta, though? With Warner out, Fred deBoer can choose to
either write off the year or try to fill the space. And Favre could be the man. But the question then becomesat what price?
deBoer may be leery of trading away high 2003 draft picks just to sneak into the playoffs, and yet a player like Favre
could turn around his team's fortunes. I think it depends on how much of the
investment in Favre Adam Fleming is willing to eat. By the way, Jason Elam, he
of the amazin' 5-0 Confederates, has 36 points this season -- giving him an even 900 for his FFL career. Perhaps he will edge out Favre as the first 1K player?
50: Speaking of Phoenix, I like what I've been seeing
of them in the last few weeks. Deuce McAllister is taking off. Ricky Williams is going to be a consistent scoring threat. And
they are solid at QB and K. I am unsure about their TE and WR situation, but
like any team in the league, they do have their holes. And their scoring shows
that, indeed, they are better than a 2-3 team. But how much better? I think that this next 4 week stretch of opponents for them featuring the Miracles, Blazers and Syndromes,
will be their proving ground. Do they have what it takes to hang among the
league's elite? We shall see.
40: Jeff Zieger must be running low on matches, because
he certainly lit a fire under his team's collective ass. First they go out and
score 2 points against the Challengers, in what must have been one of the franchise's worst moments, and in two straight weeks
they have surpassed 50. What gives? Well,
for one thing, Brad Johnson has been surprisingly adequate. And Alexander (36)
and Dillon (18) have each had huge weeks. But the supporting cast has done well
too, bringing in some clutch TDs. Hey, if Curtis Martin gets healthy enough to
starting suiting up for them, you can start getting scared of Miami again.
30: Pleasant surprise of Week 5: Charlie Garner, who had
18 points for the Blockers. The man has wheels.
20: Things are looking slim now in the free agent market. FFL owners were very astute this year, grabbing up any potential scoring threat as
soon as they emerged. The best signings of the waiver wire so far: Donald Driver for the Z-Force, Randy McMichael of the Blazers, Hines Ward of the Miracles and Moe Williams
by Phoenix. We haven't seen many other finds yet this shopping season, but several
will probably emerge in the coming weeks. Patrick Ramsey, anyone?
10: Manford Fowler eats five meals a day. He doesn't need another free one from Jason Zieger. Looking
to improve my place in the Expert Picks of the Week standings, here are my choices:
at Thunder: Thunder. Garcia and Green are due for big games.
at Tsunamis: Tsunamis. Things are
going to get worse for the Predators before they get better. I liked Waikiki's
play on Week 5.
at Z-Force: Z-Force. The Knights have had some big breaks. The Z-Force have had tough breaks. This is how the universe
balances itself out.
Sox at Syndromes: Tough one to call, but I'm going with the Black Sox. Their
RB's have an edge over Middletown's.
at Conquistadors: Conquistadors. I think they may be getting on a roll here.
at Challengers: Blazers. Now watch the South prove me wrong again.
TD: My touchdown kudos this week go to my fantasy sports
colleague Neil Peterson, who will now be helping to anchor the fantasy basketball studio team for the FBL Online. Neil and I became good friends when we worked together on the FFL Today starting in 2000, and I wish him
well. It's because of his help that this organization got to be where it is now
in just two short years. Also, I'm really glad he shaved that mullet. It gave some people around here the creeps. Check those guys
out through the link on this page.
XP: You guys have no
idea what trouble we go to to put together this fine website. For instance, we spend two hours each week trying to figure
out Jackie's picks for the week through a complex series of pantomime and interpreting her barks. Not easy. Jackie's
picks for Week 6:
Thunder, Tsunamis, Z-Force, Syndromes,
Article 1, 2002 season
From the end zone: Well, the FFL is back, and
we at the Olympus Parkway home office have finally found meaning again in our lives. Things are pretty much back
to the way they were last year. When not primping for gameday, Jackie spends much of her days in her tanning
bed. Coach K keeps rambling about how the government is hiding microchips in our breakfast cereal. And my...shudder...son
Ricardo alternates evenings between taping interviews and picking fights at Hooters. Plus, the FFL Experts have been
trash talking up a storm over the Weekly Picks. I have even agreed to take the colleague with the best record in the
FFL Weekly Picks at the end of the season out to a sumptuous dinner of his or her choice. So let me be the first to
say that I will be eating for two this December at Arby's. Anyway, here are my thoughts as we head into the upcoming
10: Brett Favre-- future FFL hall-of-famer, but
bench-warmer to Donovan McNabb? I know that Favre is a notch below McNabb, and I know that there is something to be
said for keeping dangerous weapons out of the hands of your opponents. Really, though, this is the most unfortunate
personnel situation in the FFL. Look at the numbers. He is two games shy of being the first FFL QB to start 100
regular season games. He is 2 TDP shy of being the first to throw 200 TDPs. And his biggest goal in sight, becoming
the very first to reach 1000 points, is 84 pts. (or 21 TDPs) away. The alltime scorer in league history relegated
to holding the clipboard? It's a damn shame. Here's hoping that Adam Fleming will wise up and trade Favre for
some picks to fill the gaping hole in his 2003 draft. Favre probably only has a few good years left in him, and it is
sad for fans of the game to have to see him this way. Let's see him hit 1000 in '02! Who might
need him? Miami, Middletown, Montana, Waikiki and Dallas are all possibilities, but for some of them it would take the breakdown
of their current starters to force a trade.
20: One thing I like looking at is the different
trends that emerge in each year's FFL Draft. For instance, some owners draft the same players year after year,
out of either a sense of familiarity or loyalty. So, here is a list of the players to rejoin former teams in 2002 (not
including keepers, of course), along with the year that they were last drafted by that team:
KRobinson, Pho, 2001
DRhodes, Bos, 2001
JMorton, Chi, 2001
AHakim, Chi, 2001
MPollard, Mon, 2001
MVanderjagt, Mon, 2001
DTerrell, Atl, 2001
JSmith, NY, 2001
JStokes, Wai, 2001
WDunn, KC, 2000 and 2001
PPrice, Chi, 2000
TTaylor, Bos, 2000
JPlummer, Wai, 2000
FJones, Wai, 2000
TBarber, Cha, 2000
KCollins, Cha, 2000 and 2001
JGalloway, Cha, 2000
TBrown, Bos, 1999
RLongwell, Bos, 1999
EMcCaffrey, Mia, 1998 and 1999
TGlenn, Bos, 1998
KDilger, Atl, 1997 and 2000
ShSharpe, Bos, 1993 and 1994, Bos
MAndersen, NY, Drafted every year, 1992-2002
Observations: Most of the list are players that teams had last year that
they simply wanted back. But, Boston has built a receiving corps built out of spare parts from their successful 1998-99
seasons. It is quite strange. Warrick Dunn is the only Blockers player to play all three years of the team's
existence. Ken Dilger's three tours in nonconsecutive years with the Predators must be some sort of record.
The Z-Force can't seem to ever let go of Andersen.
30: I think that the move to Dallas is really
going to benefit Tyler Fleming's franchise. His team had dug itself into a rut of unproductive years in Colorado.
Conversely, the new surroundings of football-lovin' Texas and the personnel shake-up by GM Don Majkowski could really
be the thing to nudge his team back into the playoffs. I'm not saying that they will tear up the league in their new
surroundings (I don't project them as a playoff team) but they may prove to be the league's most improved team.
40: Waikiki is really in need of a superstar.
Steve McNair is an adequate QB and David Boston is a hell of a receiver. But I'm still waiting to see them acquire someone
who can take over games, who can be counted on to score week in and week out. It doesn't look like Jamal Lewis will
be that player, so the wait continues. I think that once they add someone who can score in the range of 15 TDs, the
team will take off. It won't be this year, but next year they will have so many draft picks, they may just happen upon that
diamond in the rough.
50: Interesting statistic only I may find interesting:
Priest Holmes became the 11th FFL player to score 4 TDs in a game Sunday. He was also the third to do it on opening
day. The others? Emmitt Smith in 1995 with NY, and Thurman Thomas in 1992 with Miami.
40: Shannon Sharpe, as previously mentioned,
has finally come full circle with his return to the Thunder. And while he is the #1 all-time scoring FFL tight
end, he has also had quite a distinctive journeyman career. He has played for seven different franchises in
his career, two of them (Colorado and Boston) for two nonconsecutive years. He is the only player to win three
Fantasy Bowls with three different teams ('93 Thunder, '95 Rockies, '96 Black Sox). Right now I would make the strongest
case for him to enter the Hall of Fame as a Black Sox player (his best couple of years were there) but who knows? Maybe if
he gets some playing time for the Thunder he will be wearing a Boston helmet after all.
30: The one move talked about by nobody this offseason
was Middletown's drafting of WR Jerry Rice. Rice may not be a franchise receiver anymore, but he is still capable of 7-9 TDs,
which could make him one of the most valuable wideout reserves in the league. Also, the word out of training camp was
that Rice had worked Randy Moss hard in the offseason, providing for him the mentorship figure he has lacked in Middletown
since his 1998 rookie season. Could Rice be the unsung hero if Moss has a monster year in 2002? We'll just have to see.
20: Here's something that hasn't happened before.
The Challengers arrived at training camp this year with only one player from their 2001 scratch-their-way-into-the-playoffs
team. And that is backup QB Kerry Collins. Everybody else was completely new, thanks to trades this summer for
RGannon, PBurress and JHorn. Chris Bransfield really wanted to pursue this season with a clean slate. It will
be interesting to see if this team gels, or if their lack of history together will push them apart when the losses come.
But so far, they are off to a nice 1-0 start. Keep a watch on them.
10: I have reservations about the offenses of
Kansas City and New York. If they both stick with the run and shoot for the whole season (something that few teams ever
try for more than 2-3 weeks at a time) we will get a firsthand look into whether a team with this unorthodox system can win.
The prevailing wisom, of course, is that a team should build around running backs. Thus, the wishbone offense is more
popular. The run-and-shoot is also criticized because receivers score less consistently than backs. I tend to agree
with that criticism. But the Blockers (and the Z-Force especially) each have a deep corps of receivers, so maybe they
can make it work. My best guess, though, would be that they'll both be back to 2-back sets by October.
TD: It was unfortunate to see Terrell Davis have
to retire so unceremoniously, and in the garb of the Z-Force, one of the Phoenix Conquistadors' biggest rivals. Now,
of course, comes the inevitable discussion of whether he is Hall of Fame material. To me, he is a shoo-in. He
holds the highest PPG mark (6.20) of any back with over 20 games (he played in 57). That's a TD a game for T.D., a 14-15
TD season on average, and he did it all with several injury-plagued years that actually drove down his career averages
a bit. The 1998 championship that he ran Phoenix to is the icing on the cake. And he actually played longer
(7 years) than many suspect. Overall, he is among a cadre of superb players with injury-shortened careers (Sterling
Sharpe and Carl Pickens are others) who I think deserve a slot in the Hall.
BOB DAYTON'S ALL-TIME POWER RANKINGS
In the decade-long history of the
FFL, 98 teams have taken to the field in the hopes of winning the Fantasy Bowl. But which of these teams was the greatest
of all time? That is the burning question that I hope to answer this winter as I present to you my All-Time Power Rankings.
The All-Time Power Rankings rank the FFL's teams from 1 to 98, but they differ quite a bit from my traditional Power
Rankings. For one thing, there is a more complex formula, assessing different statistical categories. There are four criteria:
winning, talent, dominance, and big game play.
Winning: simply a team's W/L percentage. Worth 40% of a team's ranking.
Talent: a team's raw skills reflected by points per game, measured against every other team of all time. Worth 30%
of a team's ranking.
Dominance: a measure of a team's level of dominance relative to its own era. It is a measure
of the team's scoring average as a percentage above or below the average number of points scored in an FFL game of that year.
Worth 20% of a team's ranking.
Big game play: bonus points awarded to teams that either make the playoffs or advance
in the playoffs. Worth 10% of a team's ranking.
So, like the regular Power Rankings, winning and scoring are relatively
equal. But these rankings add a bit more depth. The raw data is plugged into a formula, and as a result, we get a score on
a scale of 0 to 100. A zero is reflective of the worst team possible of all time, while a 100 reflects the perfect FFL team.
The team's score is grouped with its W/L record.
1. 1994 New York Z-Force (99.69), (12-3)
2. 1995 New York Z-Force (91.39), (11-3)
3. 2001 Boston Thunder (89.69), (10-4)
4. 2000 New York Z-Force (89.18), (8-6)
5. 1992 New York Z-Force (88.98), (11-4)
6. 1998 New York Z-Force (88.76), (9-4-1)
7. 1998 Phoenix Conquistadors (88.27), (9-4-1)
8. 1999 Atlanta Predators (87.04), (9-5)
9. 2001 Montana Blazers (86.51), (11-3)
10. 1996 Boston Thunder (86.39), (10-4)
11. 2001 New York Z-Force (85.63), (9-5)
12. 1999 Boston Thunder (84.35), (9-4-1)
13. 1998 Middletown Twins (84.25), (9-3-2)
14. 1992 Miami Miracles (83.55), (11-4)
15. 2000 Phoenix Conquistadors (82.61), (10-4)
16. 1996 Chicago Black Sox (82.14), (10-4)
17. 1997 Phoenix Conquistadors (81.51), (8-6)
18. 1993 Colorado Rockies (77.31), (11-5)
19. 1995 Miami Miracles (75.94), (8-6)
20. 1997 Chicago Black Sox (75.57), (11-3)
21. 1995 Colorado Rockies (71.74), (8-6)
22. 1997 Miami Miracles (71.18), (9-4-1)
23. 1998 Miami Miracles (68.39), (8-6)
24. 1998 Atlanta Predators (68.16), (7-7)
25. 1995 Charleston Challengers (67.33), (7-6-1)
26. 1998 Boston Thunder (67.20), (8-5-1)
27. 2001 Miami Miracles (65.37), (7-7)
28. 1993 New York Z-Force (64.47), (10-6)
29. 1996 Charleston Challengers (63.14), (6-8)
30. 2000 Montana Blazers (62.20), (7-7)
31. 1993 Chicago Black Sox (60.10), (8-8)
32. 2000 Atlanta Predators (58.98), (7-7)
33. 1996 Montana Blazers (58.69), (7-7)
34. 1993 Middletown Twins (58.67), (9-7)
35. 2000 Boston Thunder (58.39), (8-5-1)
36. 1999 Phoenix Conquistadors (57.22), (7-7)
37. 1993 Montana Blazers (57.00), (10-6)
38. 1994 New England Winners (55.92), (7-8)
39. 1999 New York Z-Force (55.67), (7-6-1)
40. 1995 Boston Thunder (53.33), (8-6)
41. 1996 Middletown Twins (52.31), (7-6-1)
42. 1992 Chicago Black Sox (51.90), (7-8)
43. 1992 Montana Blazers (50.98), (7-8)
44. 2001 Kansas City Blockers (50.74), (8-5-1)
45. 1997 Boston Thunder (50.67), (7-7)
46. 1994 Middletown Twins (50.08), (8-7)
47. 1994 Chicago Black Sox (47.00), (8-7)
T48. 1995 Middletown Twins (46.74), (7-6-1)
T48. 1997 New York Z-Force (46.74), (6-8)
50. 2000 Kansas City Blockers (46.71), (9-5)
51. 1996 Miami Miracles (45.51), (6-7-1)
52. 1999 Charleston Challengers (45.41), (7-7)
53. 1992 Boston Thunder (44.18), (6-9)
54. 1994 Colorado Rockies (43.27), (6-9)
55. 1995 Atlanta Predators (43.06), (3-10-1)
56. 1993 Boston Thunder (42.76), (9-7)
57. 2000 Colorado Crips (41.08), (7-6-1)
58. 1997 Colorado Crips (40.00), (6-8)
59. 1997 Middletown Twins (39.86), (6-7-1)
60. 1999 Montana Blazers
61. 1996 New York Z-Force (38.37), (5-9)
62. 1994 Montana Blazers (37.65), (6-9)
63. 2001 Middletown Syndromes (36.84), (5-8-1)
64. 1998 Colorado Crips (36.33), (6-8)
65. 1996 Phoenix Conquistadors (35.27), (7-6-1)
66. 2000 Middletown Syndromes (34.08), (6-8)
67. 1998 Montana Blazers (33.63), (7-7)
68. 2001 Atlanta Predators (31.74), (6-8)
69. 1995 Chicago Black Sox (31.29), (6-8)
70. 1997 Montana Blazers (30.10), (7-7)
T71. 2001 Waikiki Tsunamis (30.00), (6-7-1)
T71. 1999 Miami Miracles (30.00), (6-8)
73. 1994 Miami Miracles (29.35), (7-8)
74. 1992 Colorado Rockies (27.96),
75. 2000 Chicago Black Sox (26.84), (6-8)
76. 2001 Charleston Challengers (26.49), (7-7)
77. 1999 Colorado
Crips (25.33), (6-7-1)
78. 1999 Chicago Black Sox (23.37), (6-8)
79. 2001 Chicago Black Sox (23.27), (4-9-1)
1998 Charleston Challengers (21.02), (3-9-2)
81. 2000 Miami Miracles (19.90), (4-9-1)
82. 1995 Montana Blazers (19.49),
83. 1994 Boston Thunder (19.29), (6-9)
84. 1992 New England Winners (17.45), (6-9)
85. 1997 Charleston Challengers
86. 1999 Middletown Twins (16.53), (5-9)
87. 1996 Colorado Crips (15.00), (6-8)
88. 1997 Atlanta
Predators (14.90), (5-9)
T89. 1995 Phoenix Conquistadors (13.27), (5-8-1)
T89. 2000 Charleston Challengers (13.27),
91. 1992 Middletown Twins (11.84), (6-9)
92. 2000 Waikiki Tsunamis (11.33), (5-9)
93. 1993 New England
Winners (8.57), (6-10)
94. 2001 Colorado Crips (8.47), (5-9)
95. 2001 Phoenix Conquistadors (5.31), (4-10)
1996 Atlanta Predators (3.57), (4-9-1)
97. 1993 Miami Miracles (2.35), (1-15)
98. 1998 Chicago Black Sox (1.22), (0-13-1)