First Round Kickers Comes Back to Nip Seared Tuna, Knocking Them from First Place

Week 7

  • First Round Kickers
  • 4-3
  • Weekly Grade: C-
  • 96.4
  • Seared Tuna
  • 4-3
  • Weekly Grade: C
  • 96.28

Defense wins championships? Nope, that doesn't apply here. Regardless, First Round Kickers got some help this week as they managed to narrowly defeat Seared Tuna 96.40 to 96.28, despite scoring just the ninth-highest point total this week. First Round Kickers proved to be the superior team even on an off day, winning even though they got just 92.8% of their 103.83-points-per-matchup season average. First Round Kickers has had some favorable matchups, helping them reach fifth place even though they rank just ninth in total points. This was a difficult one for Seared Tuna (4-3, 945.48 points) to take as, in addition to losing, they also finished dead last in the league in points.

Top Players

    • Doug Martin
    • 20.10
    • Cam Newton
    • 16.88
    • Eric Decker
    • 15.40
    • Devonta Freeman
    • 15.00

Smooth Moves by First Round Kickers

  • Doug Martin scored 20.10 points, which ranked eighth out of all the RBs in the league this week.
  • Zach Ertz scored a season-high 11.30 points and beat his scoring projection by a season-high 26.5%.
  • With 14.80 points versus a projected 10.45, Martavis Bryant exceeded his scoring projection by 41.6%.
  • Apparently playing within themselves was good enough. First Round Kickers won despite having only 4 of their 9 starters exceed their projected points.

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  • If only we provided some kind of tool, like weekly articles, that would help Seared Tuna secure a victory. Oh, WAIT, we do.
  • Seared Tuna could have used more points from the TE position, where First Round Kickers beat them 11.30 - 5.10.
  • Gotta hit rock button before you can start to rise. It was a season-low 7.50 points for Odell Beckham Jr. this week. It was also a season-low for his performance versus projections, reaching only 41.3% of a projected point total of 18.16.
  • 6 of the starters on Seared Tuna scored less than their projected points.
  • With 5.10 points versus a projected 12.16, Jimmy Graham scored only 41.9% of his projected point total.

What If

  • If First Round Kickers played Seared Tuna every week, they'd be 2-5 this season.
  • First Round Kickers would've lost to every other team in the league besides Seared Tuna this week.
  • First Round Kickers would be 2-4 if they played the same schedule as Seared Tuna.
  • First Round Kickers would be 19-44 if they played every team every week.
  • Seared Tuna would have been beaten by every other team in the league this week.
  • Timing really is everything. First Round Kickers would have lost to Seared Tuna 174.66 - 96.14 had they played each other last week.
  • If they played the same schedule as First Round Kickers, Seared Tuna would be 4-2.
  • Seared Tuna would be 37-26 if they played every team every week.

Game Notes

  • The bottom two scoring teams in the league this week were in this matchup.
  • First Round Kickers had their lowest winning score of the season with 96.40 points.
  • Seared Tuna was last in the league in scoring and had their lowest score of the season with 96.28 points.
  • All four wins for First Round Kickers this season have been comeback victories.
  • At 0.12 points, the margin of victory was the smallest in the league this season.
  • The WRs on Seared Tuna collectively had their worst week of the season with only 18.00 points.
  • Seared Tuna remains winless in comeback games this season, falling to 0-2.
  • First Round Kickers is leveraging their draft well. This week they got 73.4% of their points from players they drafted.
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