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    ryan's Team Comes Back to Beat Nic's Nifty Team to Avenge Prior Loss

    Week 14

    • ryan's Team
    • 4-10
    • Weekly Grade: A+
    • 129.7
    • Nic's Nifty Team
    • 9-5
    • Weekly Grade: B
    • 103.64

    Facing a 38.14-point deficit on Monday night, ryan's Team scored 64.20 and beat Nic's Nifty Team 129.70 to 103.64. They also claimed the sixth-highest point total this season. This upset was revenge for a Week 5 100.64 to 96.24 close loss to Nic's Nifty Team. Nic's Nifty Team was led by the tag team of Joique Bell, with 25.30 points, and Matthew Stafford, who scored 24.24. ryan's Team earned a sportsmanship trophy, starting Maurice Jones-Drew (0 points) to prevent the result from being even worse. ryan's Team (4-10, 1,075.88 points) remains mired in ninth place while Nic's Nifty Team (9-5, 1,293.12 points) stays in third place.

    Top Players

      • Matt Ryan
      • 32.30
      • Julio Jones
      • 31.90
      • A.J. Green
      • 28.40
      • Joique Bell
      • 25.30

    Smooth Moves by ryan's Team

    • The 28.40 points scored by A.J. Green was the second-highest WR score in the league this week and the eighth-best point total by a WR in the league this season.
    • Even the Wright brothers would be proud of this aerial performance. Julio Jones had 31.90 points, the highest WR score of the week and the fourth-highest WR score in the league this season.
    • ryan's Team saw their third-largest single-week point total by a player this season with Matt Ryan scoring 32.30 points. The score was also high enough to rank third in the league.
    • Arian Foster scored 20.80 points, which ranked seventh out of all the RBs in the league this week.
    • Starter Maurice Jones-Drew put up a zero, but ryan's Team still won.

    Toyota Roster Tune-up

    • Nic's Nifty Team may have missed the opportunity for a win, but they gained an opportunity to be mercilessly taunted by ryan's Team. 
    • The WR corps couldn't keep pace with their counterparts from ryan's Team and were outscored 62.00 - 25.90.
    • This is how people lose everything in casinos. Nic's Nifty Team thought their luck would change and went back to the well with Mike Wallace. However, he scored 3.90 points against a projected 9.89 and has now underachieved in four straight games.
    • Brandon Marshall has now failed to reach his projection for three straight games. This week he scored 6.10 points versus a projected 11.04.
    • Nic's Nifty Team lost despite having only 4 of their 9 starters score less than their projected points.

    What If

    • ryan's Team would be 4-10 if they played Nic's Nifty Team every week.
    • Besides Nic's Nifty Team, ryan's Team would have defeated seven other teams this week.
    • If they played the same schedule as Nic's Nifty Team, ryan's Team would be 5-7.
    • If ryan's Team had played every team in the league each week, they would be 49-77.
    • Besides ryan's Team, Nic's Nifty Team would have been defeated by three other teams this week.
    • Timing really is everything. ryan's Team would have lost to Nic's Nifty Team 106.60 - 95.94 had they played each other last week.
    • Nic's Nifty Team would be 6-6 if they played the same schedule as ryan's Team.
    • Nic's Nifty Team would be 71-55 if they played every team every week.

    Game Notes

    • Luck has not been with Nic's Nifty Team, as three of their five losses have come when their opponent scores higher than their season average.
    • The top players for ryan's Team were elite in the matchup, as three of their starters outperformed the leading scorer for Nic's Nifty Team.
    • Don't you hate that person that always has to one-up everybody? Nic's Nifty Team scored 103.64 points and lost. It is the seventh-highest losing score in the league this season.
    • ryan's Team got a combined 62.00 points from their WRs, the highest combined scoring output from the WR position for any team this season.
    • ryan's Team had their highest score of the season and the sixth-highest in the league this season with 129.70 points.
    • Although ryan's Team won, it was no thanks to the Kansas City Chiefs Defense, which scored 3.00 points and has now scored below their projection in four straight weeks.
    • This is the biggest margin of defeat of the season for Nic's Nifty Team.
    • With the win, ryan's Team improves to 1-2 in comeback games this season.
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