Poor Ricky Knocks Off Gumby, Climbs to Sixth Place

Week 10

  • Poor Ricky
  • 5-5
  • Weekly Grade: A-
  • 137.29
  • Gumby
  • 3-7
  • Weekly Grade: D+
  • 103.43

Poor Ricky (5-5, 1,307.22 points) beat Gumby (3-7, 1,285.30 points) 137.29 to 103.43, led by Cam Newton with 40.26 points and Martavis Bryant who had 31.12. Poor Ricky scored first and went into Sunday in front 12.07 to 0. They gave up that lead after the late Sunday games and were behind 100.89 to 94.23. Thanks to 14.82 points from Chris Johnson, Sunday night ended with Poor Ricky on top.

Top Players

    • Derek Carr
    • 44.02
    • Cam Newton
    • 40.26
    • Martavis Bryant
    • 31.12
    • Josh Brown
    • 16.00

Smooth Moves by Poor Ricky

  • Sat TE Jason Witten on the bench, where he had the lowest TE score on the team with 4.18 points.
  • With 40.26 points against a projected 29.80, Cam Newton led the team in scoring and has now overachieved in three straight games.
  • Look, there in the sky. Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's just Martavis Bryant posterizing opponents. He had the second-highest score of any WR in the league this week with 31.12 points.
  • Do you put a LB or DB on him? You might have to put both on him if this continues. Richard Rodgers scored 10.78 points to rank third among TEs in the league this week.
  • This is the bar, and this is the team jumping over it. Poor Ricky had 5 of their 9 starters exceed their projected points.

Toyota Roster Tune-up

  • Some people are born losers, others develop it over time. Fortunately, there's a cure: Winning
  • Failed to start Ben Roethlisberger, who led the league in scoring with 60.50 points and beat his projected point total by a league-leading 40,233.3%.
  • Left the Kansas City Chiefs Defense on the bench, where they scored 28.00 points and beat their projected point total by 134.1%, the seventh-highest percentage in the league this week.
  • This is how people lose everything in casinos. Gumby thought their luck would change and went back to the well with the Green Bay Packers Defense. However, they scored 8.67 points against a projected 20.25 and has now underachieved in four straight games.
  • A heated blanket would be a great gift for Justin Forsett during this cold streak. He scored below his projection in three straight games after scoring 11.56 points against a projected 20.93 this week.

What If

  • If Poor Ricky played Gumby every week, they would be 7-3 this season.
  • Besides Gumby, Poor Ricky would have defeated four other teams this week.
  • If they played the same schedule as Gumby, Poor Ricky would be 2-6.
  • If Poor Ricky had played every team in the league each week, they would be 35-55.
  • Gumby would have been beaten by every other team in the league this week.
  • And they say procrastination doesn't pay off! Had they played each other last week, Poor Ricky would have lost to Gumby 137.19 - 116.69.
  • If they played the same schedule as Poor Ricky, Gumby would be 4-4.
  • If they played every team every week, Gumby would be 31-59.

Game Notes

  • Maybe the league is colluding against them. All seven of the losses for Gumby this season have come when their opponent scores higher than their season average.
  • In the loss, Derek Carr ranked 10th in the league in scoring with 44.02 points against a projected 33.26 and has now overachieved in four straight games.
  • Gumby was last in the league in scoring for the second time this season.
  • This was the fourth time this season that Gumby lost by the week's biggest margin.
  • When the going gets tough, the tough are supposed to get going. However, Gumby stalled out again and extended their losing streak to six games.
  • Poor Ricky won by the largest margin of victory in the league (33.86 points) for the first time this season.
  • Poor Ricky got a combined 31.12 points from their WRs, their highest combined scoring output from the WR position this season.
  • Gumby got a combined 16.60 points from their RBs, their lowest combined scoring output from the RB position this season.
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