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    NatalieG's Neat Team Beats trentan's Swell Team, Has Their Number

    Week 12

    • NatalieG's Neat Team
    • 7-5
    • Weekly Grade: A
    • 107.16
    • trentan's Swell Team
    • 6-6
    • Weekly Grade: B
    • 79.98

    Like a Mike Tyson face tattoo, NatalieG's Neat Team's record against trentan's Swell Team sticks out. They beat them 107.16 to 79.98 for a second win in as many head-to-head matchups. Matt Forte was the team leader, getting 23.20 points for NatalieG's Neat Team. The last time these teams met, Giovani Bernard led with 17.40. NatalieG's Neat Team started one player with zero points while trentan's Swell Team served up two goose eggs, meaning both teams left points off the scoreboard. This is the largest margin for NatalieG's Neat Team in two head-to-head matchups. They beat trentan's Swell Team 74.88 to 65.02 in Week 3.

    Top Players

      • Peyton Manning
      • 28.08
      • Matt Forte
      • 23.20
      • Aaron Rodgers
      • 19.76
      • T.Y. Hilton
      • 19.70

    Smooth Moves by NatalieG's Neat Team

    • With 23.20 points, Matt Forte had the ninth-highest score in the league this week.
    • T.Y. Hilton scored 19.70 points, the third-highest WR score in the league this week.
    • The Chicago Bears Defense scored a season-high 17.00 points and beat their scoring projection by 114.4%, which led the matchup.
    • Starter Dennis Pitta put up a zero, but NatalieG's Neat Team still won.
    • The 11.00 points scored by Stephen Gostkowski outpaced his 8.99-point scoring projection by 22.3%.

    Toyota Roster Tune-up

    • trentan's Swell Team probably blew their shot at becoming a Toyota Hall Of Famer with that loss, but there's a bright side. Let us know when you find it.
    • trentan's Swell Team was faced with 2 starters coming up empty in points.
    • NatalieG's Neat Team saw their RBs beat those on trentan's Swell Team 29.90 - 3.10.
    • Only 4 of the 9 starters on trentan's Swell Team underachieved this week, but they still lost.
    • With 5.80 points, Michael Crabtree scored only 66.1% of his 8.77 projected point total.

    What If

    • NatalieG's Neat Team would be 9-3 if they played trentan's Swell Team every week.
    • NatalieG's Neat Team would have been undefeated if they played every team in the league this week.
    • Were they resting their players for this week? NatalieG's Neat Team would have defeated trentan's Swell Team 76.24 - 54.66 had they played each other last week.
    • NatalieG's Neat Team would be 6-4 if they played the same schedule as trentan's Swell Team.
    • If NatalieG's Neat Team had played every team in the league each week, they would be 72-36.
    • trentan's Swell Team would have lost to three other teams besides NatalieG's Neat Team this week.
    • If they played the same schedule as NatalieG's Neat Team, trentan's Swell Team would be 2-8.
    • If they played every team every week, trentan's Swell Team would be 45-63.

    Game Notes

    • NatalieG's Neat Team has won four times this year when their opponent scored higher than their season average.
    • trentan's Swell Team has lost six times and three of them have come to teams who beat their scoring average in that matchup.
    • It was a tough loss for trentan's Swell Team, which put up the ninth-biggest score for a losing team in the league this season.
    • NatalieG's Neat Team led the league in scoring for the second time this season with 107.16 points.
    • trentan's Swell Team saw their three-game win streak come to an end.
    • All of the points for NatalieG's Neat Team this week came from players they drafted.
    • Both teams topped their projections, but trentan's Swell Team performed better versus expectations than NatalieG's Neat Team and still lost.
    • Remember when they needed to remind Forrest Gump to STOP? Well, they may need to remind this group of runnings backs to GO. With 3.10 points, trentan's Swell Team got the lowest combined scoring output from the RB position for any team this week.
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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.

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