12 O'clock Boys Puts the Kibosh on Ned's Nice Team, Moves Up to Ninth Place

Week 7

  • 12 O'clock Boys
  • 2-5
  • Weekly Grade: B
  • 124.51
  • Ned's Nice Team
  • 3-4
  • Weekly Grade: C+
  • 98.15

12 O'clock Boys is probably a huge fan of Todd Gurley right now, after he logged the second-highest player point total in the league this week with 30.30 points, leading to a 124.51 to 98.15 victory over Ned's Nice Team. Each team fell short of expectations, but 12 O'clock Boys managed to score 98.2% of a projected 126.80 points for the win. Free fallin' like Tom Petty, Ned's Nice Team suffered a significant drop in scoring from last week's 134.19 to 120.58 win against BetterThanLastYear. On top of the loss, Ned's Nice Team had a starter score zero points (Kenny Stills). 12 O'clock Boys (2-5, 824.95 points) climbs into ninth place while Ned's Nice Team (3-4, 714.26 points) drops to eighth place.

Top Players

    • Todd Gurley
    • 30.30
    • Andrew Luck
    • 26.02
    • Allen Robinson
    • 18.80
    • Cam Newton
    • 16.88

Smooth Moves by 12 O'clock Boys

  • Not quite the best, but pretty darn effective. Todd Gurley had the second-highest RB score of the week and the seventh-highest RB score in the league this season with 30.30 points.
  • Ladarius Green, who was picked up by 12 O'clock Boys, scored 16.50 points against a projected 7.12, topping his projection by 131.7%.
  • With 12.30 points versus a projected 10.19, Allen Hurns exceeded his scoring projection by 20.7%.
  • Apparently playing within themselves was good enough. 12 O'clock Boys won despite having only 4 of their 10 starters exceed their projected points.

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  • Remember that time you thought, "I don't need help from your stinking articles. I can beat 12 O'clock Boys on my own." How'd it work out for you?
  • It was not a good week for Ned's Nice Team at TE, where they were beaten 16.50 - 8.00.
  • Ned's Nice Team lost despite having only 5 of their 10 starters score less than their projected points.
  • Left Kenny Stills in the starting lineup, where he didn't score any points.
  • Greg Olsen fell short of his scoring projection with 8.00 points, just 64.9% of his projected 12.33.

What If

  • 12 O'clock Boys would be 4-3 if they played Ned's Nice Team every week.
  • 12 O'clock Boys would have beaten five other teams besides Ned's Nice Team this week.
  • 12 O'clock Boys would be 2-4 if they played the same schedule as Ned's Nice Team.
  • 12 O'clock Boys would be 35-42 if they played every team every week.
  • Ned's Nice Team would have lost to six other teams besides 12 O'clock Boys this week.
  • Timing really is everything. 12 O'clock Boys would have lost to Ned's Nice Team 134.19 - 103.00 had they played each other last week.
  • If they played the same schedule as 12 O'clock Boys, Ned's Nice Team would be 1-5.
  • If they played every team every week, Ned's Nice Team would be 26-51.

Game Notes

  • Looks like teams bring their A game when they see them on the schedule. Of the losses Ned's Nice Team has had, three were against opponents who topped their season scoring average that week.
  • 12 O'clock Boys covered the 21.43-point spread, winning by 26.36 points.
  • Despite being on the winning team, Justin Tucker had a season-low 5.00 points against a projected 8.02 and has now underachieved in three straight games.
  • Ned's Nice Team saw their three-game win streak come to an end.
  • 12 O'clock Boys underachieved in the win, improving to 1-4 when failing to reach their projected points this season, while Ned's Nice Team falls to 1-3 when scoring below their projected points.
  • In the loss, Andrew Luck ranked 10th in the league in scoring with 26.02 points.
  • Allen Robinson was on the losing team, but still had the seventh-highest score of any WR in the league this week with 18.80 points.
  • If I had a performance like that, I'd probably go see the local hypnotist. Despite being on the winning team, Golden Tate scored a season-low 2.40 points, just 22.4% of a projected 10.73, his lowest percentage of the season.
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