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    Karen's Team Pulverizes Zack's Primo Team to Claim the Top Spot in the League

    Week 12

    • Karen's Team
    • 8-4
    • Weekly Grade: B
    • 89.62
    • Zack's Primo Team
    • 8-4
    • Weekly Grade: F
    • 35.42

    Not only did Karen's Team (8-4, 1,139.84 points) knock Zack's Primo Team (8-4, 934.64 points) out of the top spot by beating them 89.62 to 35.42, they claimed the throne for themselves. They were led by Eddie Lacy who got 25.80 points while Matt Ryan scored 16.52. These two teams are tied for first place with 8-4 records, but it doesn't tell the whole story, as Karen's Team has a clear points lead, 1,139.84 to 934.64. This win served Zack's Primo Team a cold dish of revenge after they won a Week 3 matchup, 98.10 to 89.54. Both teams left points off the scoreboard in this one, as Karen's Team started two players with zero points and Zack's Primo Team also served up three.

    Top Players

      • Eddie Lacy
      • 25.80
      • Matt Ryan
      • 16.52
      • Andrew Luck
      • 15.02
      • DeMarco Murray
      • 14.30

    Smooth Moves by Karen's Team

    • With 25.80 points, Eddie Lacy ranked sixth in the league in scoring this week and had the fifth-highest score of any player on Karen's Team this season.
    • The 14.30 points scored by DeMarco Murray was the eighth-highest score of any RB in the league this week.
    • The 10.00 points by the Arizona Cardinals Defense topped a projected 5.98, extending their overachievement streak to five weeks.
    • Karen's Team won despite having 2 of their 9 starters score zero points.
    • 5 of 9 players in the starting lineup for Karen's Team topped their projected points.

    Toyota Roster Tune-up

    • After that performance, we have to wonder if Zack's Primo Team cares about becoming a Hall Of Famer at all. That's right, you're being judged by an online recap. 
    • Did not start the Buffalo Bills Defense, which ranked eighth in the league in scoring and beat their scoring projection by 133.2%, the fourth-highest percentage in the league.
    • With -1.00 point against a projected 6.34, the Denver Broncos Defense had the lowest point total in the league this week and has now scored below their projection in four straight games.
    • A heated blanket would be a great gift for Pierre Garcon during this cold streak. He scored below his projection in four straight games after scoring 3.40 points against a projected 5.98 this week.
    • Zack's Primo Team had 3 of their 9 starters score zero points.

    What If

    • Karen's Team would be 9-3 if they played Zack's Primo Team every week.
    • Karen's Team would have beaten three other teams besides Zack's Primo Team this week.
    • Were they resting their players for this week? Karen's Team would have defeated Zack's Primo Team 79.12 - 75.32 had they played each other last week.
    • Karen's Team would be 9-1 if they played the same schedule as Zack's Primo Team.
    • If Karen's Team had played every team in the league each week, they would be 76-32.
    • Zack's Primo Team would have lost to seven other teams besides Karen's Team this week.
    • Zack's Primo Team would be 6-4 if they played the same schedule as Karen's Team.
    • Zack's Primo Team would be 48-60 if they played every team every week.

    Game Notes

    • Karen's Team got a combined 8.90 points from their WRs, their lowest combined scoring output from the WR position this season.
    • The 54.20-point margin of victory was the biggest of the season for Karen's Team and sixth-largest in the league this season.
    • Zack's Primo Team had 35.42 points, their season-low.
    • What good are running backs if they are running backwards instead of forwards? The 0 total points by the RBs on Zack's Primo Team was their smallest RB output this season.
    • Karen's Team had two starters score more points than the highest-scoring starter for Zack's Primo Team.
    • Not going to name names, but some people here aren't pulling their weight. Forget it, DeMarco Murray needs to step it up! He scored 14.30 points against a projected 19.77 in the win, and has now scored below his projection in three straight games.
    • Just because Robert Horry has seven NBA championship rings, doesn't mean he's one of the greats. Despite being on the winning team, Vernon Davis scored 2.10 points against a projected 5.77 and has now underachieved in eight straight games.
    • This is the biggest margin of defeat of the season for Zack's Primo Team.
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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.

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