Kicking Your Grass Beats Avenging Ninjas, Rises to Seventh Place

Week 7

  • Kicking Your Grass
  • 3-4
  • Weekly Grade: A+
  • 201.72
  • Avenging Ninjas
  • 6-1
  • Weekly Grade: C
  • 145.9

Kicking Your Grass benefited from the third-highest player point total of the week from Andrew Luck (94.02) to get the win over Avenging Ninjas 201.72 to 145.90. With this loss, Avenging Ninjas scored 87.7% of their projected points, and has now failed to meet projections for four weeks running. For Avenging Ninjas, Russell Wilson and Adrian Peterson played the roles of Maverick and Goose, scoring 67.40 and 18.00 points, respectively. To make matters worse, Avenging Ninjas had a starter score zero points (Matt Forte). Kicking Your Grass (3-4, 1,020.00 points) climbs into seventh place while Avenging Ninjas (6-1, 1,238.32 points) stays in second place.

Top Players

    • Andrew Luck
    • 94.02
    • Russell Wilson
    • 67.40
    • T.Y. Hilton
    • 35.00
    • Danny Woodhead
    • 24.10

Smooth Moves by Kicking Your Grass

  • Even the Wright brothers would be proud of this aerial performance. T.Y. Hilton had 35.00 points, the highest WR score of the week and the fourth-highest WR score in the league this season.
  • The 94.02 points scored by Andrew Luck ranked third in the league in scoring. It is the highest output of any player on Kicking Your Grass this season.
  • Melvin Gordon surprised everyone by contributing way more than expected, putting up 6.90 points against a projected goose egg.
  • Miss Cleo, is that you? The 24.10 points scored by Danny Woodhead, who Kicking Your Grass picked up this week, beat his projected point total of 11.33 by 112.7%.
  • The 10.10 points scored by Gary Barnidge, who Kicking Your Grass picked up this week, beat his projected point total of 6.71 by 50.5%.

Toyota Roster Tune-up

  • Losing is a proven way not to win a game. For a more successful season, try not losing.
  • Left Rueben Randle on the bench, where he scored 10.80 points and surpassed his scoring projection by 42.1%, the highest percentage of any player on the team.
  • It's times like these when it's important to support your players when they're down. So move the mouse pointer away from the DROP button. Julian Edelman scored a season-low 5.40 points, 44.8% of his projected 12.06, which is his lowest percentage of the year.
  • 7 of the 11 starters scored less than their projected points.
  • Did not take Matt Forte (0 points) out of the starting lineup this week.

What If

  • If Kicking Your Grass played Avenging Ninjas every week, they would be 2-5 this season.
  • Besides Avenging Ninjas, Kicking Your Grass would have defeated six other teams this week.
  • Were they resting their players for this week? Kicking Your Grass would have defeated Avenging Ninjas 220.88 - 178.34 had they played each other last week.
  • If they played the same schedule as Avenging Ninjas, Kicking Your Grass would be 2-4.
  • If Kicking Your Grass had played every team in the league each week, they would be 24-39.
  • Besides Kicking Your Grass, Avenging Ninjas would have been defeated by six other teams this week.
  • Avenging Ninjas would be 5-1 if they played the same schedule as Kicking Your Grass.
  • If they played every team every week, Avenging Ninjas would be 44-19.

Game Notes

  • Avenging Ninjas scored 145.90 points against a projected 166.44 and underachieved for the fifth time this season, including the last four weeks in a row.
  • The loss snapped a six-game win streak by Avenging Ninjas.
  • What good are running backs if they are running backwards instead of forwards? The 28.00 total points by the RBs on Avenging Ninjas was their smallest RB output this season.
  • It was a season-low point total for Avenging Ninjas.
  • This must be how Jay Leno feels with a garage full of high-performance cars. Kicking Your Grass got a combined 39.50 points from their RBs, their highest combined scoring output from the RB position this season.
  • Just because Robert Horry has seven NBA championship rings, doesn't mean he's one of the greats. Despite being on the winning team, Charles Clay scored 2.60 points against a projected 6.57 and has now underachieved in three straight games.
  • Kicking Your Grass got 79.4% of their points from players they drafted.
  • Avenging Ninjas lost, but Russell Wilson played well, scoring 67.40 points to rank sixth in the league in scoring.
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