Pigskin Chuckers Beats Slacker

Week 9

  • Pigskin Chuckers
  • 6-3
  • Weekly Grade: C
  • 100.7
  • Slacker
  • 3-6
  • Weekly Grade: D+
  • 77.96

Pigskin Chuckers benefited from 18.70 points from Julio Jones and 15.20 from Philip Rivers, taking down Slacker 100.70 to 77.96. While each team fell short of hitting their projections, Pigskin Chuckers scored 91.0% of a projected 110.69 points to get the win. For Slacker, Tyler Eifert and Andy Dalton played the roles of Maverick and Goose, scoring 25.80 and 21.86 points, respectively. The outcome could have gone the other way, Slacker had several starters score zero points. Pigskin Chuckers (6-3, 1,039.36 points) remains in third place and Slacker (3-6, 828.08 points) stays down in 10th place.

Top Players

    • Tyler Eifert
    • 25.80
    • Andy Dalton
    • 21.86
    • Julio Jones
    • 18.70
    • Philip Rivers
    • 15.20

Smooth Moves by Pigskin Chuckers

  • With 14.00 points, the New York Giants Defense was the highest-scoring DEF of the week.
  • Look, there in the sky. Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's just Julio Jones posterizing opponents. He had the eighth-highest score of any WR in the league this week with 18.70 points.
  • Brandin Cooks has now overachieved in three straight games after scoring 15.10 points against a projected 10.94.
  • With only 3 of their 9 starters beating their projected points, Pigskin Chuckers was still able to win.
  • Take that, you RB-loving traditionalists! Pigskin Chuckers won even though both of their RBs scored below their projected points.

Toyota Roster Tune-up

  • Dry your tears, study more articles and forget that your 100.70 to 77.96 loss ever happened.
  • DeMarco Murray was left on the bench, where he bested his expected 14.25-point total by putting up 25.10 points.
  • Pigskin Chuckers had their fewest points of the season, but Slacker could not pull out the win.
  • 3 of the 9 starters scored zero points for Slacker.
  • The WRs on Slacker let them down, resulting in a 38.30 - 12.50 difference at the position.

What If

  • If Pigskin Chuckers played Slacker every week, they'd be 8-1 this year.
  • Pigskin Chuckers would have beaten only three other teams besides Slacker this week.
  • Were they resting their players for this week? Pigskin Chuckers would have defeated Slacker 105.44 - 77.24 had they played each other last week.
  • If they played the same schedule as Slacker, Pigskin Chuckers would be 6-2.
  • Pigskin Chuckers would be 73-26 if they played every team every week.
  • Besides Pigskin Chuckers, Slacker would have been defeated by nine other teams this week.
  • Slacker would be 4-4 if they played the same schedule as Pigskin Chuckers.
  • Slacker would be 32-67 if they played every team every week.

Game Notes

  • Depth was a factor: Even though Slacker lost, they had two players score higher than the leading scorer for Pigskin Chuckers.
  • Pigskin Chuckers won by 22.74 points, covering the 13.04-point spread.
  • Donte Moncrief did little to help Pigskin Chuckers, underperforming versus projections for the third straight game with 4.50 points against a projected 10.74.
  • The WRs from Slacker scored the fewest points of any team in the league this week, with only 12.50 points.
  • Pigskin Chuckers is leveraging their draft well. This week they got 74.7% of their points from players they drafted.
  • In the loss, Tyler Eifert scored 25.80 points, the fifth-highest TE score in the league this season.
  • Slacker scored 77.96 points, ranking them 11th in the league in scoring.
  • Pigskin Chuckers underachieved in the win, improving to 3-2 when failing to reach their projected points this season, while Slacker falls to 1-3 when scoring below their projected points.
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