Salty Dog Shows Heart With Comeback over TEAM FREErivers, Boots Them from Top Spot

Week 11

  • Salty Dog
  • 4-7
  • Weekly Grade: C+
  • 107.47
  • TEAM FREErivers
  • 7-4
  • Weekly Grade: C-
  • 99.26

Salty Dog (4-7, 1,259.56 points) beat TEAM FREErivers (7-4, 1,519.45 points) 107.47 to 99.26, led by the Kansas City Chiefs Defense with 20.00 points and Andy Dalton who scored 19.90. Salty Dog was the first to put points on the board and by Sunday was already in front 9.00 to 0. They let that melt away like marshmallows in a campfire and trailed 61.03 to 55.17 after the early Sunday games. Sunday night came to an end with Salty Dog on top, where they would remain.

Top Players

    • DeAndre Hopkins
    • 23.80
    • Kansas City Chiefs Defense
    • 20.00
    • Andy Dalton
    • 19.90
    • Ryan Tannehill
    • 14.57

Smooth Moves by Salty Dog

  • With 20.00 points, the Kansas City Chiefs Defense was the top-scoring DEF of the week.
  • By scoring 12.90 points, Charles Sims beat his 5.97 projected points by 116.1%.
  • Did you use any black magic this week? Salty Dog was still able to pull out a win with only 5 of their 12 starters exceeding their projected points.
  • Both of the starting QBs outperformed their projections.
  • The second-string may be able to contend for the playoffs by themselves. Salty Dog won with four players on the bench that did not play this week.

Toyota Roster Tune-up

  • Fantasy Football is a mental sport. Using your brain is a great way to ensure success.
  • A heated blanket would be a great gift for Stevie Johnson during this cold streak. He scored below his projection in six straight games after scoring 5.40 points against a projected 10.08 this week.
  • Brandon McManus has now failed to reach his projection for three straight games. This week he scored 5.00 points versus a projected 8.99.
  • At the QB position, TEAM FREErivers got outscored 34.47 - 7.46 by Salty Dog.
  • The 1.73 points scored by Philip Rivers was a season-low for both scoring and for his performance against projections. He reached only 9.5% of his 18.13 projected points this week.

What If

  • If Salty Dog played TEAM FREErivers every week, they'd be 4-7 this season.
  • Salty Dog would have beaten three other teams besides TEAM FREErivers this week.
  • Salty Dog would be 3-6 if they played the same schedule as TEAM FREErivers.
  • If Salty Dog had played every team in the league each week, they would be 39-60.
  • TEAM FREErivers would have lost to six other teams besides Salty Dog this week.
  • Timing really is everything. Salty Dog would have lost to TEAM FREErivers 182.57 - 98.80 had they played each other last week.
  • If they played the same schedule as Salty Dog, TEAM FREErivers would be 5-4.
  • If they played every team every week, TEAM FREErivers would be 59-40.

Game Notes

  • Salty Dog won by scoring 107.47 points, their lowest winning score of the season.
  • TEAM FREErivers had 99.26 points, their season-low.
  • TEAM FREErivers got a combined 7.46 points from their QBs, their lowest combined scoring output from the QB position this season.
  • TEAM FREErivers is now 1-3 in upset games this season, including losses in their last three such contests.
  • Salty Dog improves to 2-1 in comeback games this season.
  • The draft continues to pay off for Salty Dog, which got 73.0% of their points from players they drafted.
  • DeAndre Hopkins did what he could in the loss for TEAM FREErivers. He scored 23.80 points, the seventh-highest score in the league this week.
  • If I had a performance like that, I'd probably go see the local hypnotist. Despite being on the winning team, Eric Decker scored a season-low 8.10 points, just 81.9% of a projected 9.89, his lowest percentage of the season.
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Fantasy MasterpiecesWeek 11

Mark Rypien Was - QB 1991 vs. Atlanta 442 passing yards, 6 TD passes, 4 rushing yards, 1 TD rush In a season that would culminate with a Super Bowl MVP award, Washington QB Mark Rypien’s finest performance came in Week 11, as he riddled the Falcons secondary for 6 TD passes, while also rushing for a score.

Since the AFL/NFL merger, only Michael Vick (Week 10 of ’10) has posted a higher single-game fantasy tally at the QB position. It was an especially standout performance for Rypien, who eclipsed 269 passing just one other time during the ’91 season, and failed to top three touchdown passes in any other game.
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