The dirty dozen (ID# 490964)

Abdullah Akbar Creeps By Nicoliña

Week 3

  • Abdullah Akbar
  • 111.93 pts, 2-1
  • Weekly Grade
  • Nicoliña
  • 107.68 pts, 1-2
  • Weekly Grade

Abdullah Akbar got 23.32 points from Christine Michael and 21.85 from Allen Robinson, slipping by Nicoliña 111.93 to 107.68. This was one of the tightest outcomes to date, with the 4.25-point margin of victory being the fifth-smallest recorded in the league this season. LeSean McCoy led Nicoliña with 24.63 points while Demaryius Thomas racked up 17.00. Abdullah Akbar (2-1, 320.50 points) climbs into fifth place and Nicoliña (1-2, 342.03 points) drops to ninth place.

Top Players

    • LeSean McCoy
    • 24.63
    • Christine Michael
    • 23.32
    • Allen Robinson
    • 21.85
    • Demaryius Thomas
    • 17.00

Smooth Moves by Abdullah Akbar

  • If this were a dream sequence, you'd hear a deep voice announce, "Abdullah Akbar, the Toyota Hall of Famer." But it's not.
  • Christine Michael didn't have the best score of the week, but there ain't no shame in his game. He had 23.32 points, the fifth-highest RB score of the week and the ninth-highest RB score in the league this season.
  • Sat Tajae Sharpe, who scored fewer points than any WR in the starting lineup with 5.40.
  • What do Apache helicopters, F-117 Nighthawks and Allen Robinson have in common? They are all dangerous aerial weapons. He ranked eighth in the league in scoring among WRs this week with 21.85 points.
  • Apparently playing within themselves was good enough. Abdullah Akbar won despite having only 4 of their 9 starters exceed their projected points.

Toyota Roster Tune-up

  • Somehow, all of your players had two bye weeks this week. The Toyota Hall of Fame calls that a bye bye week. Yes, it's a bad joke, but it's still better than your score.
  • Could've started Tyrod Taylor, who underachieved, but still had more points than the starting QB with 13.83 against a projected 17.23.
  • Carson Palmer had the lowest point total in the matchup with 3.48 points.
  • At the QB position, Nicoliña got outscored 11.36 - 3.48 by Abdullah Akbar.
  • At the DEF position, Nicoliña got outscored by Abdullah Akbar 11.00 - 5.00.

What If

  • If Abdullah Akbar played Nicoliña every week, they would be 2-1 this season.
  • Besides Nicoliña, Abdullah Akbar would have defeated six other teams this week.
  • If they played the same schedule as Nicoliña, Abdullah Akbar would be 0-2.
  • If Abdullah Akbar had played every team in the league each week, they would be 16-17.
  • Besides Abdullah Akbar, Nicoliña would have been defeated by four other teams this week.
  • Timing really is everything. Abdullah Akbar would have lost to Nicoliña 124.49 - 76.65 had they played each other last week.
  • If they played the same schedule as Abdullah Akbar, Nicoliña would be 2-0.
  • Nicoliña would be 19-14 if they played every team every week.

Game Notes

  • Jordan Reed had a season-low 6.80 points against a projected 12.07 in the win and has now scored below his projection in every game this season.
  • Hey, I'm sure Abdullah Akbar appreciates the tough competition. In the loss, Nicoliña had the sixth-highest losing score in the league this season with 107.68 points.
  • Nicoliña has beaten their projection every week this season, scoring 107.68 points against a projected 100.84 this week.
  • Abdullah Akbar won but failed to cover the 8.10-point spread, winning by 4.25 points.
  • Both teams topped their projections, but Nicoliña performed better versus expectations than Abdullah Akbar and still lost.
  • Nicoliña could not pull out the win, but LeSean McCoy did perform well with the third-best RB score in the league this week, scoring 24.63 points.
  • Travis Kelce performed well in the loss by having the fifth-highest score of any TE in the league this week with 16.45 points.
  • The win by Abdullah Akbar was achieved despite having Isaiah Crowell put up a season-low 5.27 points, and underachieve for the first time this season.
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