Wolverine Balls 15 (ID# 334254)

Melons Knocks Out The Deflators to Take First Place

Week 3

  • Melons
  • 127.54 pts, 2-1
  • Weekly Grade
  • The Deflators
  • 87.58 pts, 0-3
  • Weekly Grade

Melons (2-1, 351.92 points) clambers to the top of the heap after pummeling The Deflators (10th place, 0-3, 289.86 points) 127.54 to 87.58. They also recorded the second-highest point total in the league this week. The Deflators has stumbled in the early part of the season and is winless. Christine Michael led The Deflators with 24.10 points while Demaryius Thomas brought in 15.00. When assigning blame following this loss, The Deflators can look in the mirror. They started a player with zero points (Rob Gronkowski).

Top Players

    • Marvin Jones Jr.
    • 36.50
    • Christine Michael
    • 24.10
    • David Johnson
    • 23.10
    • Allen Robinson
    • 17.70

Smooth Moves by Melons

  • If this were a dream sequence, you'd hear a deep voice announce, "Melons, the Toyota Hall of Famer." But it's not.
  • Marvin Jones Jr. led the league in scoring and had the highest WR score in the league this season with 36.50 points.
  • David Johnson put the team on his back with 23.10 points, the seventh-highest score among RBs in the league this week.
  • What do Apache helicopters, F-117 Nighthawks and Allen Robinson have in common? They are all dangerous aerial weapons. He ranked ninth in the league in scoring among WRs this week with 17.70 points.
  • Gary Barnidge had the fifth-highest TE score in the league this week with 8.60 points.

Toyota Roster Tune-up

  • Sometimes 87.58 is enough. Unfortunately, the Toyota Hall of Fame has confirmed this time it's a smaller number than 127.54.
  • With a season-low 13.08 points versus a projected 21.17, Cam Newton failed to meet his projection for the first time this season.
  • Hate to point fingers for why a team loses, but RIGHT HERE. Phillip Dorsett had a season-low 2.70 points against a projected 7.96 and scored below his projection for the second time this season.
  • Note to self: don't start a player when they're going to have their worst game of the season. Will Fuller had a season-low 3.10 points against a projected 8.20 and underachieved for the first time this season.
  • The Deflators had 5 of their 9 starters score less than their projected points.

What If

  • If Melons played The Deflators every week, they'd be 2-1 this season.
  • Melons would have beaten seven other teams besides The Deflators this week.
  • Melons would be 1-1 if they played the same schedule as The Deflators.
  • If Melons had played every team in the league each week, they would be 19-8.
  • Besides Melons, The Deflators would have been defeated by five other teams this week.
  • Timing really is everything. Melons would have lost to The Deflators 115.42 - 91.68 had they played each other last week.
  • If they played the same schedule as Melons, The Deflators would be 1-1.
  • The Deflators would be 12-15 if they played every team every week.

Game Notes

  • Hey, I'm sure Melons appreciates the tough competition. In the loss, The Deflators had the 10th-highest losing score in the league this season with 87.58 points.
  • Melons got a combined 64.00 points from their WRs, the highest combined scoring output from the WR position for any team this week.
  • Melons had the second-highest score in the league this week with 127.54 points.
  • With a margin of victory of 39.96 points, Melons had the second-highest margin in the league this week.
  • Christine Michael was a bright spot for The Deflators in the loss with 24.10 points, the fifth-highest RB score in the league this week.
  • Despite being on the winning team, Brandin Cooks had a season-low 1.90 points against a projected 10.99 and underachieved for the second time this season.
  • Maybe pop in the tape of the best game of the season to feel better. Isaiah Crowell had a season-low 7.90 points in the win against a projected 11.46 and scored below his projection for the first time this season.
  • Demaryius Thomas tried to help The Deflators in the loss, beating his scoring projection by 82.5% and scoring 15.00 points versus an 8.22-point projection.
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