Nathan's Rad Team Gets Win over The Dirty South, Rises to Second Place

Week 5

  • Nathan's Rad Team
  • 3-1
  • Weekly Grade: B+
  • 88.8
  • The Dirty South
  • 2-2
  • Weekly Grade: B
  • 81.74

Nathan's Rad Team defeated The Dirty South 88.80 to 81.74 thanks to a pair of top-10 player performances, Tom Brady with 25.30 points and the Denver Broncos Defense with 22.00. The Dirty South met expectations and scored 3.0% more than their projected 79.36 points, while Nathan's Rad Team fell just short of projections and put up 97.1% of a projected 91.41. The Dirty South could not make the most of an increase in scoring compared to last week's 62.96 to 57.00 win against Aaron's Fine Team. Nathan's Rad Team (3-1, 372.50 points) climbs into second place while The Dirty South (2-2, 338.58 points) drops to fifth place.

Top Players

    • Tom Brady
    • 25.30
    • Denver Broncos Defense
    • 22.00
    • Antonio Gates
    • 21.20
    • Aaron Rodgers
    • 17.54

Smooth Moves by Nathan's Rad Team

  • The 25.30 points scored by Tom Brady was the third-highest QB score of the week and is the 10th-highest QB score in the league this season.
  • The Denver Broncos Defense had 22.00 points, the second-highest DEF score of the week and the third-highest score among all defensive units in the league this season.
  • Matt Forte scored 16.90 points, which ranked fifth out of all the RBs in the league this week.
  • Nathan's Rad Team won despite having only 3 of their 8 starters exceed their scoring projection.
  • Nathan's Rad Team won even though all three of their WRs scored below their projected points.

Toyota Roster Tune-up

  • You gave it the old college try. Unfortunately for you, this isn't college ball. This is professional football at the national level; you know the acronym.
  • Could have started Mark Ingram, who underachieved, but still outscored the starting RB with 7.40 against a projected 11.17.
  • Eddie Lacy scored 3.50 points against a projected 13.71 and has now underachieved in every game this season.
  • Donte Moncrief was last in the matchup in scoring with 0.30 points against a projected 7.57 and underachieved for the first time this season.
  • Pierre Garcon had two season-lows this week. He scored a season-low 5.10 points and recorded only 59.6% of his 8.56-point projection.

What If

  • If Nathan's Rad Team played The Dirty South every week, they'd be 4-0 this year.
  • Nathan's Rad Team would have beaten six other teams besides The Dirty South this week.
  • Were they resting their players for this week? Nathan's Rad Team would have defeated The Dirty South 70.64 - 62.96 had they played each other last week.
  • Nathan's Rad Team would be 2-1 if they played the same schedule as The Dirty South.
  • Nathan's Rad Team would be 29-7 if they played every team every week.
  • Besides Nathan's Rad Team, The Dirty South would have been defeated by three other teams this week.
  • The Dirty South would be 2-1 if they played the same schedule as Nathan's Rad Team.
  • If they played every team every week, The Dirty South would be 21-15.

Game Notes

  • Hey, I'm sure Nathan's Rad Team appreciates the tough competition. In the loss, The Dirty South had the fifth-highest losing score in the league this season with 81.74 points.
  • The WRs on The Dirty South collectively had their worst week of the season with only 19.50 points.
  • The margin of victory of 7.06 points was the smallest in the league this week.
  • Nathan's Rad Team had two starters score more points than the highest-scoring starter for The Dirty South.
  • Just because Robert Horry has seven NBA championship rings, doesn't mean he's one of the greats. Despite being on the winning team, Antonio Brown scored 4.50 points against a projected 11.47 and has now underachieved in three straight games.
  • Nathan's Rad Team underachieved in the win, recording 97.1% of their projected 91.41, while The Dirty South performed better than expected, beating their 79.36-point projection by 3.0%.
  • Antonio Gates scored 21.20 points, the second-highest TE score in the league this season, but it was not enough to tip the scales in favor of The Dirty South.
  • Nathan's Rad Team underachieved in the win, improving to 2-1 when failing to reach their projected points this season, while The Dirty South falls to 1-1 when beating their scoring projection.
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