BetterThanLastYear Rips Apart Dead Cat Bounce

Week 7

  • BetterThanLastYear
  • 5-2
  • Weekly Grade: A
  • 152.13
  • Dead Cat Bounce
  • 2-5
  • Weekly Grade: F
  • 72.13

BetterThanLastYear left it all on the field in this one and registered the second-highest score of the week, bulldozing Dead Cat Bounce 152.13 to 72.13. Is this fantasy football or mixed martial arts? Because this 80.00-point margin of victory was nothing short of a beatdown and was the third-highest recorded in the league this season. Free fallin' like Tom Petty, Dead Cat Bounce suffered a significant drop in scoring from last week's 142.93 to 130.57 win against Clark's Team. To make matters worse, Dead Cat Bounce had a starter score zero points (Leonard Hankerson). BetterThanLastYear (5-2, 958.42 points) remains in second place while Dead Cat Bounce (2-5, 743.89 points) stays down in 10th place.

Top Players

    • Tom Brady
    • 29.70
    • Mike Evans
    • 26.40
    • Stefon Diggs
    • 20.70
    • Blair Walsh
    • 19.00

Smooth Moves by BetterThanLastYear

  • The 29.70 points scored by Tom Brady was the highest QB score of the week and is the seventh-highest QB score in the league this season.
  • Looks like somebody has a knack for finding talent. Acquired Stefon Diggs, who exceeded his scoring projection by 154.0%, the ninth-highest percentage in the league.
  • Mike Evans felt like the Rodney Dangerfield of football, 'no respect at all' with this week's projected points. He scored the ninth-most points in the league and beat his projected point total by 139.1%, the 10th-highest percentage in the league.
  • Blair Walsh, who was picked up by BetterThanLastYear, scored 19.00 points against a projected 8.45, topping his projection by 124.9%.
  • Did you use any black magic this week? BetterThanLastYear was still able to pull out a win with only 4 of their 10 starters exceeding their projected points.

Toyota Roster Tune-up

  • Some people are born losers, others develop it over time. Fortunately, there's a cure: Winning
  • Did not start Derek Carr, who led the team in scoring with 23.86 points.
  • LeGarrette Blount was last in the league in scoring and had a season-low -0.30 points.
  • The WR corps couldn't keep pace with their counterparts from BetterThanLastYear and were outscored 68.40 - 34.10.
  • The 4.00 points scored by Matt Bryant fell short of his 8.08-point projection, the sixth straight game where that has happened.

What If

  • If BetterThanLastYear played Dead Cat Bounce every week, they'd be 6-1 this season.
  • BetterThanLastYear would have beaten nine other teams besides Dead Cat Bounce this week.
  • BetterThanLastYear would be 5-1 if they played the same schedule as Dead Cat Bounce.
  • If BetterThanLastYear had played every team in the league each week, they would be 59-18.
  • Dead Cat Bounce would have lost to nine other teams besides BetterThanLastYear this week.
  • And they say procrastination doesn't pay off! Had they played each other last week, BetterThanLastYear would have lost to Dead Cat Bounce 142.93 - 120.58.
  • If they played the same schedule as BetterThanLastYear, Dead Cat Bounce would be 3-3.
  • If they played every team every week, Dead Cat Bounce would be 28-49.

Game Notes

  • Four of the five losses for Dead Cat Bounce this season have come when their opponent scores higher than their season average.
  • BetterThanLastYear had four starters who scored more points than the highest-scoring starter for Dead Cat Bounce.
  • BetterThanLastYear was able to win with little help from the New York Jets Defense, which had a season-low 4.13 points and is on a four-week underperforming streak.
  • The margin of victory of 80.00 points was the biggest of the season for BetterThanLastYear and third-largest in the league this season.
  • The 152.13 points scored by BetterThanLastYear is their highest score of the season and the ninth-highest in the league this season.
  • The 68.40 points by the WRs on BetterThanLastYear was the season-high for combined points from the position.
  • Dead Cat Bounce had their lowest output of the season with 72.13 points.
  • With the win, BetterThanLastYear remains undefeated in blowout games this season with a record of 2-0.
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