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    Nic's Nifty Team Comes Back to Nip ryan's Team who Can't Shake Losing Streak

    Week 5

    • Nic's Nifty Team
    • 4-1
    • Weekly Grade: B+
    • 100.24
    • ryan's Team
    • 2-3
    • Weekly Grade: A-
    • 96.24

    Nic's Nifty Team (4-1, 444.08 points) edged ryan's Team (2-3, 421.96 points) 100.24 to 96.24, led by Stephen Gostkowski with 21.00 points and Greg Olsen who had 19.20. Nic's Nifty Team took the early lead, up 77.44 to 61.14 after the first set of Sunday games. They gave up that lead after the late Sunday games and were behind 84.14 to 79.24. Sunday night came to an end with Nic's Nifty Team on top, where they would remain.

    Top Players

      • Arian Foster
      • 29.20
      • Stephen Gostkowski
      • 21.00
      • Phil Dawson
      • 20.00
      • Greg Olsen
      • 19.20

    Smooth Moves by Nic's Nifty Team

    • The iron toe award goes to Stephen Gostkowski. The highest score by any K in the league to date, posting 21.00 points.
    • Lean, mean, and haunting your dreams. The Carolina Panthers Defense was a terror this week, accounting for 18.00 points. It was the highest DEF score of the week and the second-highest score among DEF in the league this season.
    • Greg Olsen scored 19.20 points, the highest TE score of the week and the fourth-highest TE score in the league this season.
    • Look, there in the sky. Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's just Vincent Jackson posterizing opponents. He had the eighth-highest score of any WR in the league this week with 14.40 points.
    • Apparently playing within themselves was good enough. Nic's Nifty Team won despite having only 4 of their 9 starters exceed their projected points.

    Toyota Missed Opportunities

    • ryan's 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.
    • Andre Johnson has scored below his projection in every game this season after scoring 5.80 points against a projected 9.71 this week.
    • ryan's Team had 2 of their 9 starters score zero points.
    • Who needs offense when the defense is so dominant!? ryan's Team got outscored 18.00 - 3.00 by Nic's Nifty Team at the DEF position.
    • ryan's Team was not able to win even though only 4 of their 9 starters fell short of their projected point total.

    What If

    • If Nic's Nifty Team played ryan's Team every week, they would be 3-2 this season.
    • Nic's Nifty Team would have beaten six other teams besides ryan's Team this week.
    • Nic's Nifty Team would be 2-2 if they played the same schedule as ryan's Team.
    • If Nic's Nifty Team had played every team in the league each week, they would be 24-21.
    • In addition to Nic's Nifty Team, ryan's Team would have lost to just two other teams this week.
    • And they say procrastination doesn't pay off! Had they played each other last week, Nic's Nifty Team would have lost to ryan's Team 75.62 - 61.02.
    • If they played the same schedule as Nic's Nifty Team, ryan's Team would be 2-2.
    • If they played every team every week, ryan's Team would be 22-23.

    Game Notes

    • Maybe the league is colluding against them. All three of the losses for ryan's Team this season have come when their opponent scores higher than their season average.
    • ryan's Team has lost three straight games, the longest current losing streak in the league.
    • Don't you hate that guy that always has to one-up everybody? ryan's Team scored 96.24 points and lost. It is the second-highest losing score in the league this season.
    • Montee Ball scored a season-low 1.80 points and underachieved for the third straight week.
    • At 4.00 points, the margin of victory was the tightest of the week.
    • With a combined 29.20 points from their RBs, ryan's Team got their highest combined scoring output from the RB position this season.
    • Although Nic's Nifty Team won, it was no thanks to LeSean McCoy, who scored 6.60 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, Brandon Marshall scored 4.40 points against a projected 11.21 and has now underachieved in three straight games.
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