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    Throwballers Wins Against Rise Up to Capture Fifth Place

    Week 12

    • Throwballers
    • 6-6
    • Weekly Grade: B
    • 153.77
    • Rise Up
    • 2-10
    • Weekly Grade: C-
    • 111.67

    Throwballers should maybe buy Rise Up a couple drinks or something, because they clearly have their number in fantasy football. Throwballers remained unbeaten against Rise Up by winning 153.77 to 111.67. A.J. Green did the most damage, picking up 27.13 points for Throwballers. The last time these teams met, Nick Foles led with 35.45. This is the closest win for Throwballers in two head-to-head matchups. They beat Rise Up 168.38 to 117.79 in Week 3.

    Top Players

      • A.J. Green
      • 27.13
      • T.Y. Hilton
      • 26.75
      • Indianapolis Colts Defense
      • 24.00
      • Isaiah Crowell
      • 20.80

    Smooth Moves by Throwballers

    • Miss Cleo, is that you? The 24.00 points scored by the Indianapolis Colts Defense, which Throwballers picked up this week, beat their projected point total of 16.53 by 45.2%.
    • Benched RB Mark Ingram, who scored fewer points than any RB in the starting lineup with 6.58.
    • Picked up Isaiah Crowell, who beat his scoring projection by 70.1%, which led the team.
    • With 27.13 points, A.J. Green led the matchup in points scored for the first time this season.
    • With 26.75 points, T.Y. Hilton ranked seventh in the league in scoring among WRs this week.

    Toyota Roster Tune-up

    • Rise Up should get prescription glasses. At least we assume that's why they didn't bother reading the expert articles from the Toyota Hall Of Fame.
    • With -1.00 point against a projected 10.25, the Denver Broncos Defense had the lowest point total in the league this week and has now scored below their projection in four straight games.
    • Did not start Rashad Jennings, who led the team in scoring with 21.70 points.
    • Rise Up had 6 of their 9 starters score less than their projected points.
    • With 13.00 points versus a projected 21.17, Matthew Stafford scored only 61.4% of his projected point total.

    What If

    • Throwballers would be 7-5 if they played Rise Up every week.
    • Throwballers would have beaten four other teams besides Rise Up this week.
    • Had they played each other last week, Throwballers would have defeated Rise Up 150.14 - 91.56.
    • If they played the same schedule as Rise Up, Throwballers would be 5-5.
    • If Throwballers had played every team in the league each week, they would be 56-52.
    • Rise Up would have lost to seven other teams besides Throwballers this week.
    • If they played the same schedule as Throwballers, Rise Up would be 2-8.
    • Rise Up would be 31-77 if they played every team every week.

    Game Notes

    • Luck has not been with Rise Up, as five of their 10 losses have come when their opponent scores higher than their season average.
    • Throwballers had four starters who scored more points than the highest-scoring starter for Rise Up.
    • With a margin of victory of 42.10 points, Throwballers had the second-highest margin in the league this week.
    • This is the fourth week this season that Rise Up is in last place in the league.
    • Rise Up ranked ninth in the league in scoring this week.
    • Throwballers overachieved and improves to 5-0 when doing so, while Rise Up fell short of their projection. They are now 0-10 when scoring less than expected.
    • Even in the loss, the 20.13 points scored by LeSean McCoy was the seventh-highest score of any RB in the league this week.
    • If I had a performance like that, I'd probably go see the local hypnotist. Despite being on the winning team, Andrew Luck scored a season-low 19.55 points, just 63.6% of a projected 30.72, his lowest percentage of the season.
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    Fantasy MasterpiecesWeek 12

    Fred Taylor JAC - RB 2000 vs. Pittsburgh 33 touches, 248 total yards, 4 TDs Fred Taylor earned the nickname "Fragile" because of the frequency of which he would land on the NFL injury report.

    But when he was healthy, he was a sight to behold. And the pinnacle of his career was in Week 12 of '12, when he rolled up the Pittsburgh defense for 248 yards and four touchdowns. For fantasy owners, it was an amazing time to own the Jacksonville back. After sitting out the first three games of that season (we mentioned that he was fragile, right?), he returned to post modest numbers in his his three games back in the lineup. But his 10 game run to close out the '00 campaign is the stuff of legend. From Weeks 7-16, Taylor went straight games with at least 100 rushing yards. And over the final seven games of the season, he amassed a whopping 13 TDs, including a hat trick+1 in Week 12 and another hat trick (and 181 rushing yards) two weeks later.
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