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    unicornscore Picks Up Win Against James Harden's Team

    Week 5

    • unicornscore
    • 3-2
    • Weekly Grade: B
    • 103.28
    • James Harden's Team
    • 3-2
    • Weekly Grade: B
    • 95.6

    unicornscore (3-2, 407.88 points) got the second-highest point total this week, defeating James Harden's Team (3-2, 488.28 points) 103.28 to 95.60. unicornscore took the early lead, up 71.08 to 59.30 after the first set of Sunday games. They gave up that lead after the late Sunday games and were behind by 1.12. Thanks to 3.50 points from Julian Edelman, Sunday night ended with unicornscore on top.

    Top Players

      • Andre Ellington
      • 26.40
      • Matt Forte
      • 20.60
      • Phil Dawson
      • 20.00
      • Greg Olsen
      • 19.20

    Smooth Moves by unicornscore

    • Not quite the best, but pretty darn good. Andre Ellington had the second-highest RB score of the week and the fourth-highest RB score in the league this season with 26.40 points.
    • Best in the world, Greg Olsen can claim that at least for one week after his 19.20 point performance. It was highest score for any TE this week, as well as 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 Alshon Jeffery posterizing opponents. He had the sixth-highest score of any WR in the league this week with 15.70 points.
    • Apparently playing within themselves was good enough. unicornscore won despite having only 3 of their 9 starters exceed their projected points.

    Toyota Missed Opportunities

    • Remember that thing James Harden's Team did instead of reading the expert articles from the Hall Of Fame? Shouldn't have done that. 
    • The Cincinnati Bengals Defense scored the fewest points in the league this week with a season-low -3.00 points.
    • With 0.70 points, Michael Floyd had his lowest output of the season and tallied just 8.2% of his 8.53 projected points, his lowest percentage of the year.
    • Gotta hit rock button before you can start to rise. It was a season-low 8.40 points for Antonio Brown this week. It was also a season-low for his performance versus projections, reaching only 62.9% of a projected point total of 13.35.
    • James Harden's Team was not able to win even though only 4 of their 9 starters fell short of their projected point total.

    What If

    • unicornscore would be 3-2 if they played James Harden's Team every week.
    • Besides James Harden's Team, unicornscore would have defeated seven other teams this week.
    • unicornscore would be 1-3 if they played the same schedule as James Harden's Team.
    • unicornscore would be 25-20 if they played every team every week.
    • In addition to unicornscore, James Harden'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, unicornscore would have lost to James Harden's Team 107.08 - 45.30.
    • If they played the same schedule as unicornscore, James Harden's Team would be 3-1.
    • James Harden's Team would be 31-14 if they played every team every week.

    Game Notes

    • James Harden's Team topped their point expectations for the third week in a row. They have now overperformed versus projections for the fourth time.
    • Hey, I'm sure unicornscore appreciates the tough competition. In the loss, James Harden's Team had the fourth-highest losing score in the league this season with 95.60 points.
    • unicornscore won but failed to cover the 9.23-point spread, winning by 7.68 points.
    • unicornscore had their highest score of the season and the eighth-highest in the league this season with 103.28 points.
    • With a combined 33.00 points from their RBs, unicornscore got their highest combined scoring output from the RB position this season.
    • LeSean McCoy did little to help unicornscore, underperforming versus projections for the third straight game with 6.60 points against a projected 18.35.
    • Although unicornscore won, it was no thanks to Julian Edelman, who scored 3.50 points and has now scored below his projection in three straight weeks.
    • unicornscore won even though James Harden's Team performed better against their scoring projection. James Harden's Team beat their 89.78 projected points by 6.5%, while unicornscore outscored their 99.01-point projection by 4.3%.
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