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    The Smurfs Gets Victory over I Hate Bennett to Move into Third Place

    Week 13

    • The Smurfs
    • 8-5
    • Weekly Grade: C
    • 76.14
    • I Hate Bennett
    • 7-6
    • Weekly Grade: F
    • 71.95

    What's more likey to happen: Brett Favre's record 297 consecutive starts at QB being broken or I Hate Bennett beating The Smurfs? I Hate Bennett is winless this season versus The Smurfs, this time losing by a final score of 76.14 to 71.95. DeMarco Murray was on a different level, getting 17.30 points this week, a drop-off from his 21.30 points the last time these teams met. I Hate Bennett is still a tough matchup for The Smurfs, who has an average margin of victory of 4.84 points when they play. That's thinner than their 20.96-point average margin of victory for the season. Furthermore, The Smurfs wins small against I Hate Bennett, due to their a 77.53-point average score in the series. This is just 80.1% of their average on the season. I Hate Bennett got zero points from Roddy White, which might have made the difference in the outcome. The Smurfs defeated I Hate Bennett 78.92 to 73.44 in Week 2.

    Top Players

      • Minnesota Vikings Defense
      • 21.65
      • DeMarco Murray
      • 17.30
      • Steven Hauschka
      • 14.00
      • A.J. Green
      • 11.70

    Smooth Moves by The Smurfs

    • Benched the New England Patriots Defense, which had the lowest DEF score on the team with 8.95 points.
    • Made the right move in benching Eric Decker, who had 1.80 points, the lowest total of any starting WR on The Smurfs.
    • Benched RB Alfred Blue, who scored fewer points than any RB in the starting lineup with 0.60.
    • DeMarco Murray put the team on his back with 17.30 points, the seventh-highest score among RBs in the league this week.
    • Do you put a LB or DB on him? You might have to put both on him if this continues. Martellus Bennett scored 10.90 points to rank second among TEs in the league this week.

    Toyota Roster Tune-up

    • I Hate Bennett should have scored more than 76.14 in order to win. That's Hall Of Fame level insight. 
    • Left DeAndre Hopkins on the bench, where he led the league in scoring with 35.80 points.
    • Whoever gave you this advice, you might want to lose their number. Picked up and started Ryan Tannehill, who then scored below his 20.72-point projection with 9.70 points.
    • Lost the matchup despite getting The Smurfs on their lowest-scoring week of the season.
    • The 0.60 points scored by Delanie Walker was the lowest total in the matchup and 7.8% of his projected point total of 7.69, which was his lowest percentage of the season.

    What If

    • The Smurfs would be 7-6 if they played I Hate Bennett every week.
    • Besides I Hate Bennett, The Smurfs would have beaten only one other team this week.
    • The Smurfs would be 6-5 if they played the same schedule as I Hate Bennett.
    • The Smurfs would be 71-72 if they played every team every week.
    • I Hate Bennett would have lost to nine other teams besides The Smurfs this week.
    • And they say procrastination doesn't pay off! Had they played each other last week, The Smurfs would have lost to I Hate Bennett 126.79 - 93.74.
    • If they played the same schedule as The Smurfs, I Hate Bennett would be 6-5.
    • If they played every team every week, I Hate Bennett would be 66-77.

    Game Notes

    • The Smurfs underachieved for the ninth time this season, including the last seven weeks in a row, scoring 76.14 points against a projected 100.96 this week.
    • Colin Kaepernick had a season-low 4.54 points against a projected 16.16 in the win and has now scored below his projection in six straight games.
    • The 4.19-point margin of victory was the smallest in the league this 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, the Miami Dolphins Defense scored 10.60 points against a projected 14.57 and has now underachieved in four straight games.
    • The WRs from I Hate Bennett scored the fewest points of any team in the league this week, with only 8.90 points.
    • The Smurfs won even though I Hate Bennett performed better against their scoring projection. I Hate Bennett scored 79.8% of their 90.20 projected points, while The Smurfs recorded 75.4% of their 100.96-point projection.
    • The drafted players on The Smurfs put up 97.0% of the team's points this week.
    • The Smurfs won while scoring the fewest total points of any winning team in the league this week.
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