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    Freight Train Picks Up Win Against Rodger That, Takes Over First Place

    Week 13

    • Freight Train
    • 9-4
    • Weekly Grade: A
    • 188.58
    • Rodger That
    • 4-9
    • Weekly Grade: B+
    • 153.4

    Freight Train should pick up the bar tab for Rodger That or something, because they have their number in fantasy football. Freight Train remained unbeaten against Rodger That by winning 188.58 to 153.40. With the win, they also clinched a playoff berth. Drew Brees was putting on a show, garnering 51.48 points this week, even better than his 43.70 points the last time these teams met. To make matters worse, as Rodger That had a starter score zero points (Charles Clay). This is the tightest win for Freight Train in two head-to-head matchups. They beat Rodger That 134.10 to 70.46 in Week 4.

    Top Players

      • Drew Brees
      • 51.48
      • Ben Roethlisberger
      • 51.10
      • Le'Veon Bell
      • 37.50
      • Julio Jones
      • 29.90

    Smooth Moves by Freight Train

    • Who says RB is a forgotten position? Le'Veon Bell had an outstanding performance with 37.50 points, the best among RBs this week and the third-highest RB score in the league this season.
    • The 51.48 points scored by Drew Brees ranked third in the league in scoring this week and third for any player on Freight Train this season.
    • C.J. Anderson scored 28.70 points, which ranked third out of all the RBs in the league this week.
    • Beat Rodger That, which had their highest-scoring week of the season.
    • With 14.00 points, Mason Crosby beat his 8.59 projected point total by a team-leading 63.0%.

    Toyota Roster Tune-up

    • Remember that thing Rodger That did instead of reading the expert articles from the Hall Of Fame? Shouldn't have done that. 
    • Bishop Sankey has now failed to reach his projection for three straight games. This week he scored 5.20 points versus a projected 10.49.
    • With 2.00 points against a projected 6.94, the Carolina Panthers Defense did not meet their projection for the third straight game.
    • Rodger That was not able to win even though only 5 of their 10 starters fell short of their projected point total.
    • Did not take Charles Clay (0 points) out of the starting lineup this week.

    What If

    • If Freight Train played Rodger That every week, they would be 10-3 this season.
    • Freight Train would have been undefeated if they played every team in the league this week.
    • Were they resting their players for this week? Freight Train would have defeated Rodger That 204.70 - 75.90 had they played each other last week.
    • Freight Train would be 9-2 if they played the same schedule as Rodger That.
    • If Freight Train had played every team in the league each week, they would be 92-25.
    • Besides Freight Train, Rodger That would have been defeated by three other teams this week.
    • If they played the same schedule as Freight Train, Rodger That would be 3-8.
    • If they played every team every week, Rodger That would be 42-75.

    Game Notes

    • Five of the nine wins for Freight Train this season have come despite their opponent scoring higher than their season average.
    • Looks like teams bring their A game when they see them on the schedule. Of the losses Rodger That has had, five were against opponents who topped their season scoring average that week.
    • Don't you hate that person that always has to one-up everybody? Rodger That scored 153.40 points and lost. It is the third-highest losing score in the league this season.
    • Freight Train had a league-high for the week with 188.58 points, which is the fifth-highest score in the league this season.
    • Freight Train is on the longest active win streak in the league, winning eight straight games.
    • Freight Train topped their point expectations for the fourth week in a row. They have now overperformed versus projections for the eighth time.
    • With the loss, Rodger That has the longest losing streak in the league, stretching back three straight games.
    • With a combined 80.80 points from the RB position, Freight Train got the highest combined scoring output from the RB position for any team this season.
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