Filthy Put the Stamp on PRICKS, Rises to Fourth Place

Week 5

  • Filthy
  • 3-2
  • Weekly Grade: B
  • 130.8
  • 2-3
  • Weekly Grade: C
  • 117.8

Carson Palmer and Tyrod Taylor are going to have sore backs tomorrow after carrying Filthy to a victory over PRICKS 130.80 to 117.80. They scored 21.27 and 19.63 points, respectively. Filthy hit their projections and scored 6.1% more than their projected 123.32 points, while PRICKS fell short of their projections and got just 88.7% of a projected 132.85. PRICKS could not make the most of an increase in point total compared to last week's 146.73 to 83.20 loss against Chicken Fighter. Filthy (3-2, 651.40 points) climbs into fourth place while PRICKS (2-3, 661.83 points) drops to sixth place.

Top Players

    • Carson Palmer
    • 21.27
    • Antonio Gates
    • 21.20
    • Tyrod Taylor
    • 19.63
    • Julian Edelman
    • 18.00

Smooth Moves by Filthy

  • Marquess Wilson, who was picked up by Filthy, scored 14.50 points against a projected 6.87, topping his projection by 111.1%.
  • James Jones has now overachieved in every game this season after scoring 13.70 points against a projected 8.41.
  • With 21.27 points, Carson Palmer scored the most points in a matchup for the third time this season.
  • There are rumors that the military wants to model a new all-terrain vehicle based off of DeMarco Murray. He had the sixth-highest score among RBs in the league this week with 18.00 points.
  • The New England Patriots Defense scored a season-high 14.00 points and beat their scoring projection by a season-high 87.7%.

Toyota Roster Tune-up

  • Dry your tears, study more articles and forget that your 130.80 to 117.80 loss ever happened.
  • Had a chance to start Isaiah Crowell, who outdid his scoring projection of 7.59 points by scoring 14.70 points.
  • Picked up the Jacksonville Jaguars Defense, which was last on the team in scoring with 1.00 point.
  • Whoever gave you this advice, you might want to lose their number. Picked up and started Boobie Dixon, who then scored below his 9.09-point projection with 3.90 points.
  • A heated blanket would be a great gift for Calvin Johnson during this cold streak. He scored below his projection in three straight games after scoring 6.70 points against a projected 12.79 this week.

What If

  • If Filthy played PRICKS every week, they'd be 3-2 this year.
  • Filthy would have beaten six other teams besides PRICKS this week.
  • Were they resting their players for this week? Filthy would have defeated PRICKS 108.76 - 83.20 had they played each other last week.
  • Filthy would be 2-2 if they played the same schedule as PRICKS.
  • If Filthy had played every team in the league each week, they would be 29-16.
  • PRICKS would have lost to five other teams besides Filthy this week.
  • If they played the same schedule as Filthy, PRICKS would be 3-1.
  • PRICKS would be 24-21 if they played every team every week.

Game Notes

  • Maybe the league is colluding against them. All three of the losses for PRICKS this season have come when their opponent scores higher than their season average.
  • Although PRICKS lost, they did put up the eighth-highest score for a losing team in the league this season.
  • The margin of victory for the matchup ended up being the smallest in the league this week at 13.00 points.
  • PRICKS got a combined 17.40 points from their QBs, their lowest combined scoring output from the QB position this season.
  • In the loss, the Pittsburgh Steelers Defense scored 13.00 points against a projected 6.75 and has now overachieved in three straight games.
  • Although Filthy won, it was no thanks to Antonio Brown, who scored 4.50 points and has now scored below his projection in three straight weeks.
  • In the loss, Antonio Gates scored 21.20 points, the fifth-highest TE score in the league this season.
  • Filthy outdid their projection in the win, while PRICKS came in under their point expectation. Filthy is now 3-1 when overachieving, while PRICKS falls to 1-2 when failing to reach their projection.
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