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    49ers Rule Rallies Against Go Blue, Remains Unbeaten in Series

    Week 12

    • 49ers Rule
    • 5-7
    • Weekly Grade: B
    • 105.4
    • Go Blue
    • 7-5
    • Weekly Grade: B-
    • 97.54

    Hey, do they give trophies for effort? Nope, well then Go Blue won't be receiving a trophy for their performance against 49ers Rule this season, losing yet again, 105.40 to 97.54. Go Blue isn't an easy win for 49ers Rule, who has an average margin of victory of 4.42 points when they play. That's much smaller than their 21.54-point average margin of victory for the season. This week, Justin Forsett was the difference, getting 31.00 points. It was a lot more than the 20.40 points Jay Cutler got the last time these teams played. With Julius Thomas delivering zero points for 49ers Rule, it could have been worse. 49ers Rule beat Go Blue 75.30 to 74.32 in Week 3 and now averages 90.35 points against them.

    Top Players

      • Justin Forsett
      • 31.00
      • Demaryius Thomas
      • 26.70
      • C.J. Anderson
      • 25.50
      • Russell Wilson
      • 21.74

    Smooth Moves by 49ers Rule

    • Just call him Fred Flintstone, because he was toting the rock all day long. Justin Forsett had 31.00 points, the highest RB score of the week and the third-highest RB score in the league this season.
    • Expect to see some trade offers for Demaryius Thomas. He ranked seventh in the league in scoring with 26.70 points.
    • The Houston Texans Defense has now overachieved in three straight games after scoring 9.00 points against a projected 7.01.
    • Even with a zero from starter Julius Thomas, 49ers Rule was still able to win.
    • Apparently playing within themselves was good enough. 49ers Rule won despite having only 4 of their 9 starters exceed their projected points.

    Toyota Roster Tune-up

    • Remember that thing Go Blue did instead of reading the expert articles from the Hall Of Fame? Shouldn't have done that. 
    • Mychal Rivera was last in the matchup in scoring with 0.80 points against a projected 5.83 and underachieved for the second time this season.
    • The WR corps couldn't keep pace with their counterparts from 49ers Rule and were outscored 45.60 - 21.80.
    • Only 4 of the 9 starters on Go Blue underachieved this week, but they still lost.
    • With 5.80 points, Calvin Johnson scored only 43.0% of his 13.48 projected point total.

    What If

    • If 49ers Rule played Go Blue every week, they would be 8-4 this season.
    • 49ers Rule would have beaten four other teams besides Go Blue this week.
    • If they played the same schedule as Go Blue, 49ers Rule would be 7-3.
    • 49ers Rule would be 54-54 if they played every team every week.
    • Go Blue would have lost to five other teams besides 49ers Rule this week.
    • Timing really is everything. 49ers Rule would have lost to Go Blue 103.02 - 87.78 had they played each other last week.
    • Go Blue would be 3-7 if they played the same schedule as 49ers Rule.
    • Go Blue would be 46-62 if they played every team every week.

    Game Notes

    • Go Blue scored 97.54 points and lost. It is their highest losing score of the season.
    • 49ers Rule was able to cover the 3.07-point spread in the win.
    • After scoring 11.00 points against a projected 8.06, the San Francisco 49ers Defense has now exceeded their projection in four straight weeks.
    • Two of the starters for 49ers Rule scored higher than the leading scorer for Go Blue.
    • 49ers Rule improves to 2-1 in comeback games this season.
    • Go Blue falls to 2-2 in comeback games this season.
    • The drafted players on 49ers Rule put up 70.6% of the team's points this week.
    • Go Blue lost, but C.J. Anderson played well, scoring 25.50 points to rank 10th in the league in scoring.
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    Fantasy MasterpiecesWeek 12

    Fred Taylor JAC - RB 2000 vs. Pittsburgh 33 touches, 248 total yards, 4 TDs Fred Taylor earned the nickname "Fragile" because of the frequency of which he would land on the NFL injury report.

    But when he was healthy, he was a sight to behold. And the pinnacle of his career was in Week 12 of '12, when he rolled up the Pittsburgh defense for 248 yards and four touchdowns. For fantasy owners, it was an amazing time to own the Jacksonville back. After sitting out the first three games of that season (we mentioned that he was fragile, right?), he returned to post modest numbers in his his three games back in the lineup. But his 10 game run to close out the '00 campaign is the stuff of legend. From Weeks 7-16, Taylor went straight games with at least 100 rushing yards. And over the final seven games of the season, he amassed a whopping 13 TDs, including a hat trick+1 in Week 12 and another hat trick (and 181 rushing yards) two weeks later.
    Each week of the season we will bring you the top fantasy football performances of the past 10+ years for that week.

    Biggest Blowout

    Week 15 Results Matchup Recap >
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    101.20
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    83.82
    +17.38
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