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    Dirty Jersey BayRats Pulls Off Comeback over Plugin and Tuggin, Remains Undefeated Against Them

    Week 12

    • Dirty Jersey BayRats
    • 10-2
    • Weekly Grade: C-
    • 108.3
    • Plugin and Tuggin
    • 8-4
    • Weekly Grade: C-
    • 107.3

    Dirty Jersey BayRats remains undefeated in two matchups against Plugin and Tuggin, and they just squeak by this time with a final score of 108.30 to 107.30. Dirty Jersey BayRats gets a few breaks against Plugin and Tuggin, because their average score in the series is 105.35 points, 80.2% of their total season average. This week, Matt Forte was the winning factor, putting up 23.20 points. It was still quite a drop-off from the 54.80 points Matt Ryan got the last time these teams played. Dirty Jersey BayRats now has an 18.60-point average margin of victory over Plugin and Tuggin. They won 102.40 to 66.20 in Week 3.

    Top Players

      • Aaron Rodgers
      • 36.30
      • Matt Forte
      • 23.20
      • LeSean McCoy
      • 22.10
      • Dez Bryant
      • 20.60

    Smooth Moves by Dirty Jersey BayRats

    • Was smart to sit the Houston Texans Defense this week, which had 11.00 points, the lowest DEF score on the team.
    • There are rumors that the military wants to model a new all-terrain vehicle based off of Matt Forte. He had the fourth-highest score among RBs in the league this week with 23.20 points.
    • LeSean McCoy put the team on his back with 22.10 points, the fifth-highest score among RBs in the league this week.
    • The Philadelphia Eagles Defense scored 19.00 points and beat their scoring projection by 67.8%, which led the team.
    • Dirty Jersey BayRats won despite having only 3 of their 9 starters exceed their scoring projection.

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    • Left Ryan Mathews on the bench, where he scored 17.30 points, exceeding his scoring projection by 95.9%, the highest percentage in the matchup.
    • Reggie Wayne was last on the team in scoring with 1.00 point, 10.7% of his projected 9.36, which is his lowest percentage of the season.
    • This is how people lose everything in casinos. Plugin and Tuggin thought their luck would change and went back to the well with Antonio Gates. However, he scored 1.40 points against a projected 9.26 and has now underachieved in three straight games.
    • 5 of the 9 starters scored less than their projected points.

    What If

    • If Dirty Jersey BayRats played Plugin and Tuggin every week, they would be 4-8 this season.
    • Dirty Jersey BayRats would have beaten only two other teams besides Plugin and Tuggin this week.
    • If they played the same schedule as Plugin and Tuggin, Dirty Jersey BayRats would be 7-3.
    • If Dirty Jersey BayRats had played every team in the league each week, they would be 64-44.
    • Plugin and Tuggin would have lost to six other teams besides Dirty Jersey BayRats this week.
    • Timing really is everything. Dirty Jersey BayRats would have lost to Plugin and Tuggin 160.20 - 110.10 had they played each other last week.
    • Plugin and Tuggin would be 8-2 if they played the same schedule as Dirty Jersey BayRats.
    • If they played every team every week, Plugin and Tuggin would be 76-32.

    Game Notes

    • At 1.00 point, the margin of victory was the smallest in the league this season.
    • The tragedy of being an underachiever is that Dirty Jersey BayRats knows what they should be, but reality keeps telling them that they're wrong. They scored 108.30 points against a projected 142.81 and underachieved for the eighth time this season, including the last three weeks in a row.
    • The loss snapped a five-game win streak by Plugin and Tuggin.
    • Speed, strength, agility, vision, and intelligence. It was all on display this week when the RBs on Dirty Jersey BayRats collectively had their best week of the season with 51.60 points.
    • After scoring 10.00 points against a projected 7.57, the Arizona Cardinals Defense has now exceeded their projection in five straight weeks.
    • Although Dirty Jersey BayRats won, it was no thanks to Sammy Watkins, who scored 3.50 points and has now scored below his projection in three straight weeks.
    • Just because Robert Horry has seven NBA championship rings, doesn't mean he's one of the greats. Despite being on the winning team, Andre Ellington scored 6.30 points against a projected 12.73 and has now underachieved in three straight games.
    • With the loss, Plugin and Tuggin falls to 1-1 in comeback games this season.
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    Fantasy MasterpiecesWeek 12

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