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    Mean Green Machine Beats Taylor's Team to Move into 12th Place

    Week 3

    • Mean Green Machine
    • 1-2
    • Weekly Grade: C+
    • 81.72
    • Taylor's Team
    • 0-3
    • Weekly Grade: D
    • 71.66

    Mean Green Machine picked up 19.52 points from Drew Brees and 16.20 from Eddie Royal to beat Taylor's Team 81.72 to 71.66. "You play to win the game. Hello! You play to win the game." Someone please tell this to Taylor's Team, who is currently winless. Taylor's Team was coming off a 113.98 to 56.46 loss against Corey's Team and saw their scoring increase this week. Adding insult to injury, Taylor's Team had a starter score zero points (Tre Mason). Mean Green Machine (1-2, 260.52 points) climbs into 12th place and Taylor's Team (0-3, 194.88 points) steps into 17th place.

    Top Players

      • Drew Brees
      • 19.52
      • LeGarrette Blount
      • 17.80
      • DeSean Jackson
      • 17.70
      • Eddie Royal
      • 16.20

    Smooth Moves by Mean Green Machine

    • Drew Brees led the matchup in scoring with 19.52 points, the second-highest score of any player on Mean Green Machine this season.
    • The 16.20 points were a season-high for Eddie Royal. The score beat his 5.36-point projection by 202.3%, which also was a season-high.
    • With 12.30 points versus a projected 5.48, Allen Hurns exceeded his scoring projection by 124.4%.
    • Did you use any black magic this week? Mean Green Machine was still able to pull out a win with only 4 of their 10 starters exceeding their projected points.
    • The 2nd string may be able to contend for the playoffs by themselves. Mean Green Machine won with four players on the bench that did not play this week.

    Toyota Missed Opportunities

    • Taylor's Team may have missed the opportunity for a win, but they gained an opportunity to be mercilessly taunted by Mean Green Machine. 
    • Should have started Cam Newton, who underachieved, but still had more points than the starting QB with 12.70 against a projected 18.17.
    • Should have started Julius Thomas, who underachieved, but still had more points than the starting TE with 7.70 against a projected 8.15.
    • Tom Brady scored 12.66 points against a projected 18.38 and has now underachieved in every game this season.
    • Our kicker can beat up your kicker. Taylor's Team got outscored 11.00 - 2.00 by Mean Green Machine at the K position.

    What If

    • If Mean Green Machine played Taylor's Team every week, they would be 3-0 this season.
    • Besides Taylor's Team, Mean Green Machine would have defeated 11 other teams this week.
    • Were they resting their players for this week? Mean Green Machine would have defeated Taylor's Team 86.28 - 56.46 had they played each other last week.
    • If they played the same schedule as Taylor's Team, Mean Green Machine would be 0-2.
    • If Mean Green Machine had played every team in the league each week, they would be 27-24.
    • Taylor's Team would have lost to 12 other teams besides Mean Green Machine this week.
    • Taylor's Team would be 0-2 if they played the same schedule as Mean Green Machine.
    • If they played every team every week, Taylor's Team would be 8-43.

    Game Notes

    • Steve Smith Sr scored 10.10 points against a projected 6.81 in the loss and has now beaten his projection in every game this season.
    • Despite being on the winning team, Charles Clay had a season-low 2.10 points against a projected 6.80 and has now underachieved in every game this season.
    • The 10.06-point win by Mean Green Machine failed to cover the 22.22-point spread.
    • Mean Green Machine underachieved in the win, recording 90.4% of their projected 90.37, while Taylor's Team performed better than expected, beating their 68.16-point projection by 5.1%.
    • Taylor's Team ranked 14th in the league in scoring this week.
    • Even in the loss, the 17.80 points scored by LeGarrette Blount was the third-highest score of any RB in the league this week.
    • Taylor's Team could not close out the win even with the help of DeSean Jackson, who scored 17.70 points, the sixth-highest score among all WRs in the league for the week.
    • Mean Green Machine got the win despite Frank Gore having a season-low 1.00 point and falling short of his projection for the second time this season.
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