Ball SO Hard Gets Win over Queen of the Nation to Capture Second Place

Week 11

  • Ball SO Hard
  • 7-4
  • Weekly Grade: B-
  • 87.3
  • Queen of the Nation
  • 4-7
  • Weekly Grade: C-
  • 75.66

Ball SO Hard (7-4, 1,199.68 points) beat Queen of the Nation (4-7, 970.10 points) 87.30 to 75.66 in a matchup with several lead changes. They were led by Andy Dalton who had 22.00 points and Tyler Eifert who scored 14.20. Queen of the Nation did not wait for their opponent to deliver the first blow, and went into Sunday in front 10.90 to 0. That advantage was as short-lived as a reality-show romance, and they trailed 40.80 to 37.16 after the early Sunday games. After the late Sunday games, the lead changed again, and they went ahead 56.06 to 47.40. However, Ball SO Hard came out of the Sunday night game ahead by 7.94.

Top Players

    • Andy Dalton
    • 22.00
    • James Jones
    • 18.90
    • Giovani Bernard
    • 14.60
    • Tyler Eifert
    • 14.20

Smooth Moves by Ball SO Hard

  • Andy Dalton put up 22.00 points, which was the sixth-highest score in the league this week.
  • Sat Brandon Bolden, who scored 1.50 points, fewer than any RB in the starting lineup.
  • Ball SO Hard appears to be some sort of fantasy prophet in the making. Darren Sproles, who was picked up by Ball SO Hard, scored 11.90 points against a projected 9.40, topping his projection by 26.6%.
  • The 14.20 points scored by Tyler Eifert was the second-highest point total among TEs in the league this week.
  • Look, there in the sky. Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's just Mike Evans posterizing opponents. He had the sixth-highest score of any WR in the league this week with 12.30 points.

Toyota Roster Tune-up

  • Some people are born losers, others develop it over time. Fortunately, there's a cure: Winning
  • This is one of those mistakes that you continuously think about for ten years. Did not start Russell Wilson, who scored 25.40 points to rank third in the league in scoring.
  • Tavon Austin was last in the matchup in scoring, finishing below his projection for the third time this season with 0.10 points against a projected 8.82.
  • It was a beating at QB for Queen of the Nation, as they were outscored 22.00 - 7.56 by Ball SO Hard.
  • Queen of the Nation had only 5 of their 10 starters underperform versus their projections, but they still lost.

What If

  • If Ball SO Hard played Queen of the Nation every week, they would be 9-2 this season.
  • Besides Queen of the Nation, Ball SO Hard would have defeated six other teams this week.
  • If they played the same schedule as Queen of the Nation, Ball SO Hard would be 5-4.
  • If Ball SO Hard had played every team in the league each week, they would be 60-39.
  • Besides Ball SO Hard, Queen of the Nation would have been defeated by seven other teams this week.
  • And they say procrastination doesn't pay off! Had they played each other last week, Ball SO Hard would have lost to Queen of the Nation 78.78 - 69.98.
  • If they played the same schedule as Ball SO Hard, Queen of the Nation would be 4-5.
  • Queen of the Nation would be 27-72 if they played every team every week.

Game Notes

  • Ball SO Hard underachieved for the sixth time this season, including the last three weeks in a row, scoring 87.30 points against a projected 112.38 this week.
  • Ball SO Hard did not cover the 21.13-point spread, winning by 11.64 points.
  • Devonta Freeman scored a season-low 4.30 points and underachieved for the fourth straight week.
  • Just because Robert Horry has seven NBA championship rings, doesn't mean he's one of the greats. Despite being on the winning team, Brandon McManus scored 5.00 points against a projected 8.77 and has now underachieved in three straight games.
  • The St. Louis Rams Defense did little to help Ball SO Hard, underperforming versus projections for the third straight game with 6.00 points against a projected 8.70.
  • Ball SO Hard took the W, even though Queen of the Nation performed better against their scoring projection. Queen of the Nation scored 82.9% of their 91.25 projected points, while Ball SO Hard recorded 77.7% of their 112.38-point projection.
  • Ball SO Hard got 17.90 points from their TEs, the highest combined scoring output from the TE position for any team this week.
  • Ball SO Hard won despite failing to reach their projected point total, improving to 3-3 when doing so. Queen of the Nation also failed to reach their point expectation and falls to 1-6 in such games.
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