Ram's Standout Team Beats craig's Team, Remains Undefeated Against Them

Week 13

  • Ram's Standout Team
  • 6-7
  • Weekly Grade: B
  • 86.68
  • craig's Team
  • 3-10
  • Weekly Grade: D
  • 72.12

Like a Mike Tyson face tattoo, Ram's Standout Team's record against craig's Team sticks out. They beat them 86.68 to 72.12 for a second win in as many head-to-head matchups. Drew Brees was a deciding factor, getting 23.48 points this week, roughly the same as his 22.36 points the last time these teams met. Each team left something on the table, as Ram's Standout Team had two starters turn in zero points and craig's Team had three. This is the tightest victory for Ram's Standout Team in two head-to-head matchups. They beat craig's Team 71.46 to 53.96 in Week 4.

Top Players

    • Aaron Rodgers
    • 26.62
    • Drew Brees
    • 23.48
    • Odell Beckham Jr.
    • 20.90
    • Jeremy Maclin
    • 19.50

Smooth Moves by Ram's Standout Team

  • Expect to see some trade offers for Drew Brees. He ranked 10th in the league in scoring with 23.48 points.
  • Odell Beckham Jr. scored 20.90 points, the third-highest WR score in the league this week.
  • With 19.50 points, Jeremy Maclin ranked fourth in the league in scoring among WRs this week.
  • Ram's Standout Team won despite having 2 of their 9 starters score zero points.
  • Apparently playing within themselves was good enough. Ram's Standout Team won despite having only 4 of their 9 starters exceed their projected points.

Toyota Roster Tune-up

  • Losing is a proven way not to win a game. For a more successful season, try not losing.
  • Left T.J. Yeldon on the bench, where he scored 19.60 points to beat his scoring projection by 108.8%, the seventh-highest percentage in the league.
  • Left Torrey Smith on the bench, where he scored 13.60 points and beat his projected point total by 274.9%, the second-highest percentage in the league this week.
  • Could have started Justin Tucker, who underachieved, but still had more points than the starting K with 7.00 against a projected 8.35.
  • Even though craig's Team lost, only 2 of their 9 starters scored less than their projected points.

What If

  • If Ram's Standout Team played craig's Team every week, they would be 10-3 this season.
  • Ram's Standout Team would have beaten only two other teams besides craig's Team this week.
  • Were they resting their players for this week? Ram's Standout Team would have defeated craig's Team 97.02 - 86.18 had they played each other last week.
  • Ram's Standout Team would be 6-5 if they played the same schedule as craig's Team.
  • If Ram's Standout Team had played every team in the league each week, they would be 58-59.
  • Besides Ram's Standout Team, craig's Team would have been defeated by seven other teams this week.
  • craig's Team would be 2-9 if they played the same schedule as Ram's Standout Team.
  • If they played every team every week, craig's Team would be 22-95.

Game Notes

  • Three of the six wins for Ram's Standout Team this season have come despite their opponent scoring higher than their season average.
  • Looks like teams bring their A game when they see them on the schedule. Of the losses craig's Team has had, three were against opponents who topped their season scoring average that week.
  • craig's Team bested their projected points again, the seventh time this season they have done so, including a streak of three straight games.
  • The 14.56-point win by Ram's Standout Team failed to cover the 15.54-point spread.
  • The ball must have grown wings this week as Ram's Standout Team got 58.6% (50.80 points) of their points from the WR position.
  • After scoring 12.00 points against a projected 6.87, DeSean Jackson has now exceeded his projection in three straight weeks.
  • Both teams topped their projections, but craig's Team performed better versus expectations than Ram's Standout Team and still lost.
  • All of the points for Ram's Standout Team this week came from players they drafted.
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