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    Tied the Knot Gets Victory Against Firemen, Evens Up the Series

    Week 12

    • Tied the Knot
    • 6-6
    • Weekly Grade: B
    • 151.16
    • Firemen
    • 1-11
    • Weekly Grade: C+
    • 112.16

    Tied the Knot got 33.82 points from Ryan Tannehill and 24.20 from Anquan Boldin to get the win over Firemen 151.16 to 112.16. Tied the Knot put in the work and now they can relax and look forward to the playoffs, because they are in there like swimwear. A win is a win, but this one tastes just a bit sweeter for Tied the Knot who gets revenge for a 129.24 to 96.60 comeback by Firemen in Week 3. To make matters worse, Firemen had a starter score zero points (Reggie Bush). Tied the Knot (6-6, 1,559.40 points) remains in sixth place and Firemen (1-11, 1,326.82 points) is still looking up at everyone from last place.

    Top Players

      • Ryan Tannehill
      • 33.82
      • Anquan Boldin
      • 24.20
      • Dez Bryant
      • 24.10
      • Robert Woods
      • 22.30

    Smooth Moves by Tied the Knot

    • Not the best, but in the conversation. Ryan Tannehill ranked fourth in the league in scoring this week with 33.82 points. It was also the third-highest score of any player on Tied the Knot this season.
    • Sat Darren McFadden, who scored 4.40 points, fewer than any RB in the starting lineup.
    • Anquan Boldin scored 24.20 points, the third-highest WR score in the league this week.
    • What do Apache helicopters, F-117 Nighthawks and A.J. Green have in common? They are all dangerous aerial weapons. He ranked 10th in the league in scoring among WRs this week with 18.10 points.
    • By scoring 13.00 points, Golden Tate beat his 10.64 projected points by 22.2%.

    Toyota Roster Tune-up

    • Yes, your team could have been better. But if you haven't gotten behind the wheel of the bold new Camry yet, that's your real missed opportunity.
    • All that glitters is not gold. Picked up Ryan Mallett, who scored 11.96 points against his projected 18.70.
    • With 10.20 points against a projected 14.92, Trent Richardson did not meet his projection for the third straight game.
    • Firemen had only 3 of their 10 starters underperform versus their projections, but they still lost.
    • Did not take Reggie Bush (0 points) out of the starting lineup this week.

    What If

    • Tied the Knot would be 9-3 if they played Firemen every week.
    • Tied the Knot would have beaten five other teams besides Firemen this week.
    • Had they played each other last week, Tied the Knot would have defeated Firemen 105.52 - 83.66.
    • If they played the same schedule as Firemen, Tied the Knot would be 4-6.
    • Tied the Knot would be 49-59 if they played every team every week.
    • Firemen would have lost to six other teams besides Tied the Knot this week.
    • Firemen would be 2-8 if they played the same schedule as Tied the Knot.
    • If they played every team every week, Firemen would be 22-86.

    Game Notes

    • Three of the 11 losses for Firemen this season have come when their opponent scores higher than their season average.
    • With the loss, Firemen has the longest losing streak in the league, stretching back nine straight games.
    • Firemen got a combined 48.90 points from their WRs, their highest combined scoring output from the WR position this season.
    • The win by Tied the Knot snapped a three-game losing streak.
    • In the loss, the Arizona Cardinals Defense scored 13.00 points against a projected 8.51 and has now overachieved in five straight games.
    • Two of the starters for Tied the Knot scored higher than the leading scorer for Firemen.
    • Just because Robert Horry has seven NBA championship rings, doesn't mean he's one of the greats. Despite being on the winning team, Antonio Gates scored 2.40 points against a projected 10.69 and has now underachieved in three straight games.
    • Although Tied the Knot won, it was no thanks to Sammy Watkins, who scored 5.00 points and has now scored below his projection in three straight weeks.
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    Fantasy MasterpiecesWeek 12

    Fred Taylor JAC - RB 2000 vs. Pittsburgh 33 touches, 248 total yards, 4 TDs Fred Taylor earned the nickname "Fragile" because of the frequency of which he would land on the NFL injury report.

    But when he was healthy, he was a sight to behold. And the pinnacle of his career was in Week 12 of '12, when he rolled up the Pittsburgh defense for 248 yards and four touchdowns. For fantasy owners, it was an amazing time to own the Jacksonville back. After sitting out the first three games of that season (we mentioned that he was fragile, right?), he returned to post modest numbers in his his three games back in the lineup. But his 10 game run to close out the '00 campaign is the stuff of legend. From Weeks 7-16, Taylor went straight games with at least 100 rushing yards. And over the final seven games of the season, he amassed a whopping 13 TDs, including a hat trick+1 in Week 12 and another hat trick (and 181 rushing yards) two weeks later.
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