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DR Finishes Strong Against Fighting Showalters, Grabs Seventh Place

Week 5

  • DR
  • 2-3
  • Weekly Grade: B
  • 99.94
  • Fighting Showalters
  • 1-4
  • Weekly Grade: B
  • 90.52

DR (2-3, 462.76 points) got the win over Fighting Showalters (1-4, 449.92 points) 99.94 to 90.52, led by Drew Brees with 23.74 points and Greg Olsen who had 19.20. DR had a 68.14 to 22.60 advantage after the early games on Sunday. They gave up that lead after the late Sunday games and were behind 90.52 to 70.14. Thanks to 19.00 points from Stephen Gostkowski, Sunday night ended with DR on top, where they remained.

Top Players

    • Philip Rivers
    • 28.82
    • Drew Brees
    • 23.74
    • Greg Olsen
    • 19.20
    • Stephen Gostkowski
    • 19.00

Smooth Moves by DR

  • This one goes out to all those people who say kickers don't matter in fantasy football! With 19.00 points, Stephen Gostkowski had the highest score of any K in the league this season.
  • Greg Olsen had 19.20 points, the highest TE score of the week and the fifth-highest TE score in the league this season.
  • What do Apache helicopters, F-117 Nighthawks and Jeremy Maclin have in common? They are all dangerous aerial weapons. He ranked ninth in the league in scoring among WRs this week with 13.60 points.
  • By scoring 10.80 points, Shane Vereen beat his 8.62 projected points by 25.3%.
  • With only 4 of their 9 starters beating their projected points, DR was still able to win.

Toyota Missed Opportunities

  • Fighting Showalters may have missed the opportunity for a win, but they gained an opportunity to be mercilessly taunted by DR. 
  • You wish you had a kicker like ours. DR won the K position battle, beating Fighting Showalters 19.00 - 8.00.
  • It was a season-low scoring total for Montee Ball, who had 1.80 points. He had a projected total of 10.98 points and this week was the third straight game of underperformance versus his projection.
  • 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. Steve Smith Sr scored a season-low 2.40 points, 23.6% of his projected 10.15, which is his lowest percentage of the year.
  • Hate to point fingers for why a team loses, but RIGHT HERE. Victor Cruz had a season-low 2.20 points against a projected 8.17 and scored below his projection for the third time this season.

What If

  • DR would be 3-2 if they played Fighting Showalters every week.
  • Besides Fighting Showalters, DR would have beaten only two other teams this week.
  • DR would be 2-2 if they played the same schedule as Fighting Showalters.
  • If DR had played every team in the league each week, they would be 16-29.
  • Fighting Showalters would have lost to every other team in the league this week.
  • And they say procrastination doesn't pay off! Had they played each other last week, DR would have lost to Fighting Showalters 131.88 - 59.50.
  • If they played the same schedule as DR, Fighting Showalters would be 1-3.
  • Fighting Showalters would be 12-33 if they played every team every week.

Game Notes

  • Fighting Showalters had the league's lowest score of the week for the second time this season.
  • DR has gotten both of their victories in comeback games.
  • In the loss, Philip Rivers ranked fifth in the league in scoring with 28.82 points against a projected 22.27 and has now overachieved in four straight games.
  • DR won by 9.42 points, covering the 0.31-point spread.
  • DR was able to win with little help from Calvin Johnson, who had a season-low 0.70 points and is on a four-week underperforming streak.
  • Despite being on the winning team, Andre Johnson scored 5.80 points against a projected 9.74 and has now underachieved in every game this season.
  • Eat. Sleep. Beat the streak. DR was finally able to overcome their three-game losing streak with the win.
  • Not going to name names, but some people here aren't pulling their weight. Forget it, Darren Sproles needs to step it up! He scored 5.10 points against a projected 6.96 in the win, and has now scored below his projection in three straight games.
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