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    WillieNelson'sGuitar Gets Comeback Shocker over Da Bears and Stays Undefeated in the Series

    Week 12

    • WillieNelson'sGuitar
    • 2-10
    • Weekly Grade: C
    • 81.22
    • Da Bears
    • 6-6
    • Weekly Grade: D
    • 74.72

    WillieNelson'sGuitar stays unbeaten in two matchups against Da Bears with an 81.22 to 74.72 win. WillieNelson'sGuitar usually plays to a higher level against Da Bears, and has a 93.31-point average score in the series. This is 127.2% of their overall season average. This week, Dez Bryant was the determining factor, putting up 20.60 points. It was a downgrade, however, from the 32.20 points Nick Foles got the last time these teams played. The outcome might have been different, as Da Bears had a starter score zero points (Michael Floyd). This is the tightest win for WillieNelson'sGuitar in two head-to-head matchups. They beat Da Bears 105.40 to 84.54 in Week 3. Finally, despite the loss, Da Bears clinches a spot in the playoffs this week.

    Top Players

      • Dez Bryant
      • 20.60
      • Matt Ryan
      • 19.52
      • Joe Flacco
      • 15.92
      • DeMarco Murray
      • 14.30

    Smooth Moves by WillieNelson'sGuitar

    • Took Mark Sanchez out of the starting lineup, who scored 14.68 points on the bench, fewer than the starting QB.
    • What do Apache helicopters, F-117 Nighthawks and Dez Bryant have in common? They are all dangerous aerial weapons. He ranked third in the league in scoring among WRs this week with 20.60 points.
    • The Seattle Seahawks Defense scored a season-high 14.00 points and beat their scoring projection by 95.0%, which also is a season-high.
    • James Jones exceeded scoring projections by 54.0%, with 10.70 points against a projected 6.95.
    • With only 4 of their 9 starters beating their projected points, WillieNelson'sGuitar was still able to win.

    Toyota Roster Tune-up

    • Remember that thing Da Bears did instead of reading the expert articles from the Hall Of Fame? Shouldn't have done that. 
    • This is one of those mistakes that you continuously think about for ten years. Did not start Ryan Tannehill, who scored 32.62 points to rank fourth in the league in scoring.
    • Did not start the Baltimore Ravens Defense, which scored 12.00 points, surpassing their projected points by 122.6%, the ninth-highest percentage in the league.
    • 7 of the 9 starters scored less than their projected points.
    • This is how people lose everything in casinos. Da Bears thought their luck would change and went back to the well with DeMarco Murray. However, he scored 14.30 points against a projected 19.78 and has now underachieved in three straight games.

    What If

    • WillieNelson'sGuitar would be 3-9 if they played Da Bears every week.
    • Besides Da Bears, WillieNelson'sGuitar would have beaten only one other team this week.
    • If they played the same schedule as Da Bears, WillieNelson'sGuitar would be 1-9.
    • WillieNelson'sGuitar would be 15-93 if they played every team every week.
    • Da Bears would have lost to every other team in the league this week.
    • And they say procrastination doesn't pay off! Had they played each other last week, WillieNelson'sGuitar would have lost to Da Bears 98.52 - 46.34.
    • If they played the same schedule as WillieNelson'sGuitar, Da Bears would be 3-7.
    • If they played every team every week, Da Bears would be 53-55.

    Game Notes

    • Looks like teams bring their A game when they see them on the schedule. Of the losses Da Bears has had, five were against opponents who topped their season scoring average that week.
    • It was the second time this season that Da Bears has had the lowest score in the league.
    • WillieNelson'sGuitar underachieved for the 11th time this season, including the last nine weeks in a row, scoring 81.22 points against a projected 83.04 this week.
    • Eat. Sleep. Beat the streak. WillieNelson'sGuitar was finally able to overcome their eight-game losing streak with the win.
    • Not going to name names, but some people here aren't pulling their weight. Forget it, Antonio Gates needs to step it up! He scored 1.40 points against a projected 8.62 in the win, and has now scored below his projection in three straight games.
    • Just because Robert Horry has seven NBA championship rings, doesn't mean he's one of the greats. Despite being on the winning team, Darren McFadden scored 3.40 points against a projected 5.99 and has now underachieved in five straight games.
    • Da Bears falls to 1-1 in upset games this season.
    • Remember when they needed to remind Forrest Gump to STOP? Well, they may need to remind this group of runnings backs to GO. With 9.60 points, WillieNelson'sGuitar got the lowest combined scoring output from the RB position for any team this week.
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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.
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