Francos Italian Army Gets Win Against JPPull My Finger to Move into Third Place

Week 5

  • Francos Italian Army
  • 3-2
  • Weekly Grade: A
  • 125.24
  • JPPull My Finger
  • 1-4
  • Weekly Grade: C
  • 90.32

Francos Italian Army (3-2, 537.36 points) beat JPPull My Finger (1-4, 490.04 points) 125.24 to 90.32, led by the Denver Broncos Defense with 22.00 points and Antonio Gates who scored 21.20. Francos Italian Army scored first and went into Sunday in front 11.80 to 0. That advantage disappeared by the end of the early Sunday games and they trailed by 33.10. However, following the late Sunday games, Francos Italian Army regained the lead for good. Then, they spent the rest of the matchup making fun of JPPull My Finger to the other league members.

Top Players

    • Justin Forsett
    • 23.00
    • Denver Broncos Defense
    • 22.00
    • Antonio Gates
    • 21.20
    • Allen Robinson
    • 19.20

Smooth Moves by Francos Italian Army

  • The Denver Broncos Defense had 22.00 points, the second-highest DEF score of the week and the third-highest score among all defensive units in the league this season.
  • Coaches always preach that projections go out the window when the ball is kicked off. Antonio Gates was a true testament to this, scoring 206.5% of his projected score, the highest percentage among the two teams.
  • In scoring 10.00 points, Phil Dawson put up his largest point total of the year.
  • Apparently playing within themselves was good enough. Francos Italian Army won despite having only 5 of their 10 starters exceed their projected points.
  • Francos Italian Army won even though all three of their WRs scored below their projected points.

Toyota Roster Tune-up

  • Remember this moment, JPPull My Finger. This is the moment where you turn your team around and start managing like someone worthy of the Hall.
  • JPPull My Finger picked up Matthew Stafford, who then fell short of his 18.23-point projection by scoring 8.72 points.
  • JPPull My Finger could have used more points from the TE position, where Francos Italian Army beat them 21.20 - 9.50.
  • At the QB position, JPPull My Finger got outscored 18.34 - 8.72 by Francos Italian Army.
  • Mark Ingram had two season-lows this week. He scored a season-low 7.40 points and recorded only 66.3% of his 11.17-point projection.

What If

  • If Francos Italian Army played JPPull My Finger every week, they'd be 3-2 this year.
  • Francos Italian Army would have beaten six other teams besides JPPull My Finger this week.
  • Were they resting their players for this week? Francos Italian Army would have defeated JPPull My Finger 74.68 - 64.90 had they played each other last week.
  • Francos Italian Army would be 3-1 if they played the same schedule as JPPull My Finger.
  • If Francos Italian Army had played every team in the league each week, they would be 29-16.
  • JPPull My Finger would have lost to five other teams besides Francos Italian Army this week.
  • JPPull My Finger would be 2-2 if they played the same schedule as Francos Italian Army.
  • JPPull My Finger would be 18-27 if they played every team every week.

Game Notes

  • The margin of victory of 34.92 points was the biggest of the season for Francos Italian Army.
  • Just because Robert Horry has seven NBA championship rings, doesn't mean he's one of the greats. Despite being on the winning team, Calvin Johnson scored 6.70 points against a projected 12.79 and has now underachieved in three straight games.
  • JPPull My Finger is in last place in the standings, the third week that they have found themselves there this season.
  • Francos Italian Army outdid their projection in the win, while JPPull My Finger came in under their point expectation. Francos Italian Army is now 3-0 when overachieving, while JPPull My Finger falls to 0-3 when failing to reach their projection.
  • In the loss, Justin Forsett ranked seventh in the league in scoring with a season-high 23.00 points.
  • JPPull My Finger could not close out the win even with the help of Allen Robinson, who scored 19.20 points, the second-highest score among all WRs in the league for the week.
  • If I had a performance like that, I'd probably go see the local hypnotist. Despite being on the winning team, Jamaal Charles scored a season-low 8.40 points, just 45.1% of a projected 18.64, his lowest percentage of the season.
  • Larry Donnell put up the fourth-best TE score in the league with 9.50 points this week.
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