The Tight Ends Nudges Past Packin the Lions, Evicts Them from First

Week 9

  • The Tight Ends
  • 3-6
  • Weekly Grade: A
  • 164.74
  • Packin the Lions
  • 6-3
  • Weekly Grade: A
  • 160.5

The Tight Ends (eighth place, 3-6, 1,079.38 points) kicked Packin the Lions (6-3, 1,285.84 points) out of first place after edging them 164.74 to 160.50, proving they are better than their record (but not better than "Thriller," which is a record no one could surpass despite many attempts to Beat It). When the battle was over, they registered the second-highest point total in the league this week. This one just as easily could have been decided by a coin flip. The 4.24-point margin of victory was the third-smallest in the league this season. Michael Crabtree led Packin the Lions with 29.80 points while Alshon Jeffery brought in 25.10.

Top Players

    • Drew Brees
    • 36.38
    • Delanie Walker
    • 30.50
    • Michael Crabtree
    • 29.80
    • Alshon Jeffery
    • 25.10

Smooth Moves by The Tight Ends

  • Best in the world: Delanie Walker can claim that at least for one week after his 30.50 point performance. It was highest score for any TE this week, as well as the fourth-highest TE score in the league this season.
  • With 22.00 points, the New York Jets Defense was the top-scoring DEF of the week.
  • The Tight Ends saw their second-largest single-week point total by a player this season with Drew Brees scoring 36.38 points. The score was also high enough to rank fifth in the league.
  • Made the right move in benching Donte Moncrief, who had 6.00 points, the lowest total of any starting WR on The Tight Ends.
  • The Tight Ends appears to be some sort of fantasy prophet in the making. Graham Gano, who was picked up by The Tight Ends, scored 13.00 points against a projected 6.91, topping his projection by 88.1%.

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  • Missed an opportunity by leaving Aaron Rodgers on the bench. He scored 39.96 points, the second-highest score in the league this week.
  • Left Richard Rodgers on the bench, where he scored 18.90 points and beat his projected point total by 95.9%, the 10th-highest percentage in the league this week.
  • Acquired and started Sebastian Janikowski, who then finished last on the team in scoring with 5.00 points.
  • The Tight Ends had a better day at the QB position, topping Packin the Lions 36.38 - 17.20.

What If

  • If The Tight Ends played Packin the Lions every week, they would be 2-7 this season.
  • The Tight Ends would have beaten seven other teams besides Packin the Lions this week.
  • If they played the same schedule as Packin the Lions, The Tight Ends would be 5-3.
  • If The Tight Ends had played every team in the league each week, they would be 33-48.
  • In addition to The Tight Ends, Packin the Lions would have lost to just one other team this week.
  • Timing really is everything. The Tight Ends would have lost to Packin the Lions 139.38 - 136.36 had they played each other last week.
  • Packin the Lions would be 5-3 if they played the same schedule as The Tight Ends.
  • Packin the Lions would be 55-26 if they played every team every week.

Game Notes

  • Maybe the league is colluding against them. All three of the losses for Packin the Lions this season have come when their opponent scores higher than their season average.
  • Packin the Lions scored 160.50 points and lost. It is the highest losing score in the league this season.
  • In the loss, Michael Crabtree ranked 10th in the league in scoring with 29.80 points against a projected 15.91 and has now overachieved in three straight games.
  • The WRs on Packin the Lions collectively had their best week of the season with 87.50 points.
  • The Tight Ends had their highest score of the season and the seventh-highest in the league this season with 164.74 points.
  • The margin of victory for the matchup ended up being the smallest in the league this week at 4.24 points.
  • In the loss, the Philadephia Eagles Defense scored 17.00 points against a projected 10.01 and has now overachieved in four straight games.
  • Two of the starters for The Tight Ends scored higher than the leading scorer for Packin the Lions.
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