Purple cobras Brings Down Michael's Team to Bring Series Record to 2-0

Week 13

  • Purple cobras
  • 10-3
  • Weekly Grade: C
  • 110.5
  • Michael's Team
  • 4-9
  • Weekly Grade: C-
  • 87.18

What's more likey to happen: a Browns/Lions Super Bowl or Michael's Team beating Purple cobras? Michael's Team has yet to beat Purple cobras, falling 110.50 to 87.18. This week, Brandon Marshall was the key player, garnering 25.10 points. That's slightly higher than the Denver Broncos Defense, who led all players with 23.00 points the last time these teams met. We could write something blasting Michael's Team for starting two players (Jimmy Graham and the Houston Texans Defense) who scored zero points. However, since they didn't bother changing the lineup, they probably won't read this anyway. This is the tightest victory for Purple cobras in two head-to-head matchups. They defeated Michael's Team 142.48 to 97.86 in Week 2.

Top Players

    • Tyrod Taylor
    • 29.24
    • Brandon Marshall
    • 25.10
    • Denver Broncos Defense
    • 23.00
    • Danny Amendola
    • 17.14

Smooth Moves by Purple cobras

  • Lean, mean, and haunting your dreams. The Denver Broncos Defense was a terror this week, accounting for 23.00 points. It was the highest DEF score of the week and the fifth-highest score among DEF in the league this season.
  • Purple cobras won despite having only 2 of their 9 starters exceed their projected points.
  • Look, there in the sky. Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's just Brandon Marshall posterizing opponents. He had the third-highest score of any WR in the league this week with 25.10 points.
  • Do you put a LB or DB on him? You might have to put both on him if this continues. Gary Barnidge scored 8.40 points to rank fourth among TEs in the league this week.
  • Both of the RBs came in below their expected points and it was still a win for Purple cobras.

Toyota Roster Tune-up

  • Tough week, Michael's Team. We can only assume that all your starters were on bye this week.
  • Well, that's embarrassing. Left Ben Roethlisberger on the bench, where he ranked sixth in the league in scoring with 33.86 points.
  • Should have started DeAngelo Williams, who underachieved, but still had the most points of any RB on the team with 17.00 against a projected 17.74.
  • Michael's Team had 2 of their 9 starters score zero points.
  • Purple cobras saw their RBs beat those on Michael's Team 20.70 - 6.10.

What If

  • If Purple cobras played Michael's Team every week, they'd be 12-1 this season.
  • Besides Michael's Team, Purple cobras would have defeated five other teams this week.
  • Were they resting their players for this week? Purple cobras would have defeated Michael's Team 151.58 - 82.64 had they played each other last week.
  • If they played the same schedule as Michael's Team, Purple cobras would be 7-4.
  • If Purple cobras had played every team in the league each week, they would be 104-39.
  • Michael's Team would have lost to eight other teams besides Purple cobras this week.
  • If they played the same schedule as Purple cobras, Michael's Team would be 4-7.
  • Michael's Team would be 52-91 if they played every team every week.

Game Notes

  • Michael's Team has the longest current losing streak in the league, having lost four straight games.
  • Purple cobras won but failed to cover the 44.46-point spread, winning by 23.32 points.
  • Despite being on the winning team, Stephen Gostkowski had a season-low 4.00 points against a projected 8.30 and has now underachieved in three straight games.
  • Michael's Team got their lowest combined scoring output from the RB position this season with only 6.10 points this week.
  • Purple cobras didn't meet expectations in the victory, recording 90.5% of their projected 122.13, while Michael's Team performed better than expected, beating their 77.67-point projection by 12.2%.
  • Purple cobras is leveraging their draft well. This week they got 87.5% of their points from players they drafted.
  • Purple cobras is in first place in the league for the 10th week this season.
  • Michael's Team ranked 10th in the league in scoring this week.
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