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    My Team Buries the burners, Bounces Them Out of First

    Week 12

    • My Team
    • 3-9
    • Weekly Grade: B+
    • 91.5
    • the burners
    • 10-2
    • Weekly Grade: C
    • 63.98

    My Team (10th place, 3-9, 761.12 points) proves they are better than their record, booting the burners (10-2, 1,148.54 points) out of first after thrashing them 91.50 to 63.98. When all was said and done, they registered the highest point total they've scored this season. This beating was revenge for a Week 3 83.72 to 54.80 shellacking by the burners. Peyton Manning lit up the scoreboard, as he brought in the third-highest score in the league this week with 28.08 points for the burners. Both teams left points off the scoreboard as My Team had two starters turn in zero points and the burners had three.

    Top Players

      • Peyton Manning
      • 28.08
      • Demaryius Thomas
      • 26.70
      • Ryan Mathews
      • 17.30
      • Keenan Allen
      • 12.40

    Smooth Moves by My Team

    • We won't judge you if you want to bow to Demaryius Thomas. He ranked fourth in the league in scoring with 26.70 points.
    • Ryan Mathews put the team on his back with 17.30 points, the eighth-highest score among RBs in the league this week.
    • Look, there in the sky. Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's just Keenan Allen posterizing opponents. He had the 10th-highest score of any WR in the league this week with 12.40 points.
    • The San Francisco 49ers Defense has now overachieved in four straight games after scoring 11.00 points against a projected 8.05.
    • My Team won despite having 2 of their 9 starters score zero points.

    Toyota Roster Tune-up

    • the burners should have scored more than 91.50 in order to win. That's Hall Of Fame level insight. 
    • Left Justin Tucker on the bench, where he scored 12.00 points and surpassed his scoring projection by 47.5%, the highest percentage of any player on the team.
    • Antonio Gates has now underachieved in three straight games after scoring a matchup-low 1.40 points against a projected 8.62.
    • The WR corps couldn't keep pace with their counterparts from My Team and were outscored 51.20 - 13.40.
    • the burners was faced with 3 starters coming up empty in points.

    What If

    • If My Team played the burners every week, they would be 2-10 this season.
    • My Team would have beaten five other teams besides the burners this week.
    • Were they resting their players for this week? My Team would have defeated the burners 69.80 - 58.56 had they played each other last week.
    • If they played the same schedule as the burners, My Team would be 3-7.
    • If My Team had played every team in the league each week, they would be 20-88.
    • the burners would have lost to seven other teams besides My Team this week.
    • If they played the same schedule as My Team, the burners would be 8-2.
    • the burners would be 72-36 if they played every team every week.

    Game Notes

    • With 91.50 points, My Team had their highest score so far this season.
    • The margin of victory of 27.52 points was the biggest of the season for My Team.
    • The 22.30 points by the RBs on My Team was the season-high for combined points from the position.
    • In games that are blowouts, My Team is now 2-5, including wins in their last two such matchups.
    • With the big loss, the burners falls to 5-1 in blowout games this season.
    • All of the points for My Team this week came from players they drafted.
    • the burners had their largest margin of defeat this season.
    • the burners ranked ninth in the league in scoring this week.
    My Team
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