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    Consolation: TheNeighborhood Wins Shocker Against Barbarians

    Week 16

    • TheNeighborhood
    • 4-10
    • Weekly Grade: B-
    • 107.72
    • Barbarians
    • 7-7
    • Weekly Grade: D
    • 81.52

    TheNeighborhood overcame a 20.19-point projected spread to beat Barbarians 107.72 to 81.52 for the upset. They got a team-leading 18.80 points from Reggie Bush. TheNeighborhood gets revenge for their last matchup with Barbarians (a Week 12 loss: 132.50 to 93.36), and their head-to-head record improves to 2-1.

    Top Players

      • Reggie Bush
      • 18.80
      • Aaron Rodgers
      • 15.72
      • Julio Jones
      • 15.20
      • Sammy Watkins
      • 15.00

    Smooth Moves by TheNeighborhood

    • Reggie Bush put the team on his back with 18.80 points, the ninth-highest score among RBs in the league this week.
    • With 15.00 points versus a projected 10.76, Sammy Watkins exceeded his scoring projection by 39.4%.
    • TheNeighborhood won despite having only 4 of their 11 starters exceed their scoring projection.
    • The second-string may be able to contend for the playoffs by themselves. TheNeighborhood won with three players on the bench that did not play this week.
    • Had the second-highest starter/bench scoring ratio in the league this week, scoring 107.72 points from players in the starting lineup versus 34.60 points from players left on the bench.

    Toyota Roster Tune-up

    • Barbarians should have scored more than 107.72 in order to win. That's Hall Of Fame level insight. 
    • Made a mistake in not starting Philip Rivers, who ranked third in the league in scoring and topped his scoring projection by 109.1%, the 10th-highest percentage in the league.
    • Whoever gave you this advice, you might want to lose their number. Picked up and started the Tennessee Titans Defense, which then scored below their 10.27-point projection with 4.00 points.
    • With 0.50 points, Martellus Bennett was last in the matchup in scoring and got only 4.6% of his projected point total, which is his lowest percentage of the season.
    • 9 of the starters on Barbarians underperformed versus their projections.

    What If

    • If TheNeighborhood played Barbarians every week, they would be 8-8 this season.
    • TheNeighborhood would have beaten only one other team besides Barbarians this week.
    • TheNeighborhood would be 6-7 if they played the same schedule as Barbarians.
    • TheNeighborhood would be 36-76 if they played every team every week.
    • Barbarians would have lost to every other team in the league this week.
    • Timing really is everything. TheNeighborhood would have lost to Barbarians 101.60 - 89.00 had they played each other last week.
    • Barbarians would be 3-10 if they played the same schedule as TheNeighborhood.
    • If they played every team every week, Barbarians would be 40-72.

    Game Notes

    • With 81.52 points, Barbarians scored the fewest points in the league this week and had the lowest score of any team this season.
    • The 107.72 points by TheNeighborhood was their lowest winning score of the season.
    • TheNeighborhood snapped their four-game losing streak with the win.
    • Two of the starters for TheNeighborhood scored higher than the leading scorer for Barbarians.
    • With the loss, Barbarians is now 1-1 in upset games this season.
    • Barbarians got 19.50 points from their RBs this week, the lowest combined scoring output from the RB position for any team this week.
    • TheNeighborhood won despite failing to reach their projected point total, improving to 3-6 when doing so. Barbarians also failed to reach their point expectation and falls to 2-7 in such games.
    • The margin of victory of 26.20 points was the second-highest margin in the league this week.
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    Fantasy MasterpiecesWeek 16

    Onterrio Smith MIN - RB 2003 vs. Kansas City 25 touches, 183 total yards, 3 TDs Smith became one of the unlikeliest heroes of fantasy championship week when, in Week 16 of his rookie '03 campaign, he busted out for 146 rushing yards and three ground scores against the Chiefs.

    His NFL career would come to an end just 14 games later, with only four more touchdowns to add to his career bottom line. And he would never again reach the century mark in rushing yards. But he surely left a lasting impression on all those fantasy owners that gambled on him in Week 16 of '03 and were rewarded with title hardware.
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