Iowa Beats Flying squirrels, Streak Climbs to Five

Week 13

  • Iowa
  • 8-5
  • Weekly Grade: B+
  • 151.8
  • Flying squirrels
  • 6-7
  • Weekly Grade: C+
  • 118.02

Iowa should pick up the bar tab for Flying squirrels or something, because they have their number in fantasy football. Iowa remained unbeaten against Flying squirrels by winning 151.80 to 118.02. With the win, they also clinched a playoff berth. Allen Robinson was the determining factor, garnering 43.30 points for Iowa. The last time these teams met, Adrian Peterson led with 19.40. Did the Houston Texans Defense receive a red card because he didn't score any points? Wait, this is football, not soccer. Regardless, Iowa was still able to pull out the win, despite being a man down. This is the largest margin of victory for Iowa in two head-to-head matchups. They defeated Flying squirrels 116.94 to 102.22 in Week 4.

Top Players

    • Allen Robinson
    • 43.30
    • Matt Forte
    • 23.30
    • Delanie Walker
    • 23.20
    • Danny Amendola
    • 20.64

Smooth Moves by Iowa

  • This one goes on the highlight reel at the end of the season. Allen Robinson scored 43.30 points, the highest of any player on Iowa this season.
  • The 23.20 points scored by Delanie Walker was the highest TE score in the league this week.
  • With 23.30 points, Matt Forte ranked fourth in scoring among all RBs in the league this week.
  • Starter the Houston Texans Defense put up a zero, but Iowa still won.
  • With 17.10 points versus a projected 14.07, Mike Evans exceeded his scoring projection by 21.5%.

Toyota Roster Tune-up

  • Tough week, Flying squirrels. We can only assume that all your starters were on bye this week.
  • Left James White on the bench, where he scored 27.90 points to beat his scoring projection by 306.7%, the second-highest percentage in the league.
  • The lowest score by a player for Flying squirrels this week was 4.00 points from Stephen Gostkowski. The score was below his projected points of 8.30, which marks the third straight week where that has happened.
  • It was not a good week for Flying squirrels at TE, where they were beaten 23.20 - 10.90.
  • It was a beating at QB for Flying squirrels, as they were outscored 17.00 - 7.08 by Iowa.

What If

  • Iowa would be 8-5 if they played Flying squirrels every week.
  • Besides Flying squirrels, Iowa would have defeated four other teams this week.
  • Had they played each other last week, Iowa would have defeated Flying squirrels 150.48 - 124.10.
  • If they played the same schedule as Flying squirrels, Iowa would be 6-5.
  • Iowa would be 79-38 if they played every team every week.
  • Besides Iowa, Flying squirrels would have been defeated by five other teams this week.
  • Flying squirrels would be 4-7 if they played the same schedule as Iowa.
  • Flying squirrels would be 56-61 if they played every team every week.

Game Notes

  • Iowa has won four times this year when their opponent scored higher than their season average.
  • Looks like teams bring their A game when they see them on the schedule. Of the losses Flying squirrels has had, five were against opponents who topped their season scoring average that week.
  • Three of the starters for Iowa scored higher than the leading scorer for Flying squirrels.
  • Iowa is on the longest active win streak in the league, winning five straight games.
  • Larry Fitzgerald did little to help Iowa, underperforming versus projections for the third straight game with 13.50 points against a projected 19.01.
  • The highest-scoring group of WRs in the league this week was on Iowa, which got 73.90 points from the position.
  • Iowa got 88.8% of their points from players they drafted.
  • Iowa overachieved in the win, improving to 6-1 when beating their projected points this season, while Flying squirrels falls to 1-4 when scoring below their projected points.
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Fantasy MasterpiecesWeek 13

Barry Sanders Det - RB 1991 vs. Minnesota 251 total yards, 4 TDs Sanders was one of the most exciting players to watch in NFL history, and the best performance of his Hall of Fame career, the only one that ranks among the 80 best fantasy lines of the past 45 years (13th best overall), is a 4-TD, 251-total yard heyday against Minnesota in Week 13 of ’91.

The 251 yards was the second-best single-game yards from scrimmage total of a career that would end with him as the NFL’s second all-time leading rusher (until Emmitt Smith eventually surpassed both him and then leader Walter Payton).
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