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    NATIVE4LIFE Comes Back to Surprise King's Expert Team, Moves Up to Fifth Place

    Week 5

    • 3-2
    • Weekly Grade: F
    • 59.9
    • King's Expert Team
    • 2-3
    • Weekly Grade: F
    • 49.68

    This had the look of a gritty NFC North showdown in December, with NATIVE4LIFE (3-2, 351.80 points) finding a way to beat King's Expert Team 59.90 to 49.68, despite scoring just the eighth-highest total in the league this week. NATIVE4LIFE didn't live up to their own expectations, as they put up just 85.1% of their 70.36-points-per-matchup season average. NATIVE4LIFE has had some help in the standings this season. They are currently in fifth place, but rank just ninth in total points. The matchup was frustrating for King's Expert Team (2-3, 383.38 points), who not only lost, but also ended up dead last in the league in points.

    Top Players

      • DeSean Jackson
      • 21.70
      • Pittsburgh Steelers Defense
      • 15.00
      • Nick Foles
      • 14.58
      • Steven Hauschka
      • 11.00

    Smooth Moves by NATIVE4LIFE

    • DeSean Jackson was uncoverable, scoring the second-most points by a WR this week with 21.70 points. It also ranks as the 10th-greatest game by a WR this season.
    • With 11.00 points, Steven Hauschka had his highest output of the season and beat his projected point total by a season-high 33.4%.
    • Starter Robert Griffin III put up a zero, but NATIVE4LIFE still won.
    • Apparently playing within themselves was good enough. NATIVE4LIFE won despite having only 3 of their 9 starters exceed their projected points.
    • Wow, I guess RBs really don't matter much. NATIVE4LIFE won even though both of their RBs scored below their projected points.

    Toyota Missed Opportunities

    • Not reading the expert articles from the Hall Of Fame. And if they did, maybe they should pay better attention when they read.
    • Left Alshon Jeffery on the bench, where he led the team in scoring with 15.70 points.
    • 7 of the 9 starters scored less than their projected points.
    • With 0.20 points, Chris Johnson was last on the team in scoring and got only 2.6% of his 7.59 projected points, his lowest percentage of the season.
    • It was a poor performance for King's Expert Team at WR, where they were outdone by NATIVE4LIFE 31.70 - 12.00.

    What If

    • NATIVE4LIFE would be 3-2 if they played King's Expert Team every week.
    • NATIVE4LIFE would have beaten only one other team besides King's Expert Team this week.
    • Were they resting their players for this week? NATIVE4LIFE would have defeated King's Expert Team 73.40 - 63.18 had they played each other last week.
    • If they played the same schedule as King's Expert Team, NATIVE4LIFE would be 2-2.
    • NATIVE4LIFE would be 14-31 if they played every team every week.
    • King's Expert Team would have been beaten by every other team in the league this week.
    • If they played the same schedule as NATIVE4LIFE, King's Expert Team would be 2-2.
    • If they played every team every week, King's Expert Team would be 18-27.

    Game Notes

    • Look here. We're gonna put any recollection of this week in a box, we're gonna lock it up, and we're gonna toss that thing in the ocean. King's Expert Team was last in the league in scoring and had their lowest score of the season with 49.68 points.
    • NATIVE4LIFE won by scoring 59.90 points, the lowest winning score in the league this season.
    • NATIVE4LIFE had 52.9% of their total score come from the WR position (31.70 points).
    • What good are running backs if they are running backwards instead of forwards? The 3.10 total points by the RBs on King's Expert Team was their smallest RB output this season.
    • Not going to name names, but some people here aren't pulling their weight. Forget it, the Seattle Seahawks Defense needs to step it up! They scored 2.00 points against a projected 10.32 in the win, and has now scored below their projection in four straight games.
    • King's Expert Team remains winless in comeback games this season, falling to 0-2.
    • NATIVE4LIFE remains undefeated in comeback games this season, improving to 2-0.
    • If I had a performance like that, I'd probably go see the local hypnotist. Despite being on the winning team, Alfred Morris scored a season-low 2.70 points, just 26.7% of a projected 10.12, his lowest percentage of the season.
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