Powered by Automated Insights King Laurinaitis Stuns Basement Dwellers to Capture Eighth Place
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King Laurinaitis overcame a 10.86-point projected spread to defeat Basement Dwellers, 79.96 - 66.23 for the upset. They got a team-leading 22.60 points from Julius Thomas and 16.00 from the Kansas City Chiefs Defense. With this loss, Basement Dwellers scored 87.0% of their projected points, and has now failed to meet projections for three weeks running. Matt Ryan led Basement Dwellers with 23.13 points while Chris Johnson brought in 12.00. King Laurinaitis (2-3, 343.26 points) inches up to eighth place and Basement Dwellers (1-4, 325.78 points) stays locked in the cellar.
Smooth Moves by King Laurinaitis
- Julius Thomas had 22.60 points, the highest TE score of the week and the fourth-highest TE score in the league this season.
- Benched Andy Dalton, who had the lowest QB score on the team with 6.74 points.
- The Kansas City Chiefs Defense scored 16.00 points against a projected 6.70 and has now overachieved in four straight games.
- King Laurinaitis saw the majority of their starters (5 of 8) beat their projected point total.
- Both of the starting TEs scored above their projected points.
Toyota Missed Opportunities by Basement Dwellers
- Made a mistake in not starting T.Y. Hilton, who ranked ninth in the league in scoring and topped his scoring projection by 216.6%, the fourth-highest percentage in the league.
- Picked up the St. Louis Rams Defense but left them on the bench, where they scored 15.00 points against a projected 10.33.
- At the DEF position, Basement Dwellers got outscored 16.00 - 4.00 by King Laurinaitis.
- It was a season-low 3.45 points for Andre Johnson this week. It was also a season-low for his performance versus projections, reaching only 36.3% of a projected point total of 9.50.
- Basement Dwellers lost despite having only 4 of their 8 starters score less than their projected points.
- If King Laurinaitis played Basement Dwellers every week, they would be 2-3 this season.
- Besides Basement Dwellers, King Laurinaitis would have defeated four other teams this week.
- King Laurinaitis would be 1-3 if they played the same schedule as Basement Dwellers.
- If King Laurinaitis had played every team in the league each week, they would be 12-33.
- Besides King Laurinaitis, Basement Dwellers would have been defeated by seven other teams this week.
- King Laurinaitis would have lost to Basement Dwellers 74.72 - 72.57 had they played each other last week.
- Basement Dwellers would be 0-4 if they played the same schedule as King Laurinaitis.
- If they played every team every week, Basement Dwellers would be 9-36.
- Basement Dwellers underachieved for the fourth time this season, including the last three weeks in a row, scoring 66.23 points against a projected 76.15 this week.
- King Laurinaitis got a combined 32.45 points from their TEs, the highest combined scoring output from the TE position for any team this season.
- With the win, King Laurinaitis snapped their three-game losing streak.
- Colin Kaepernick did little to help King Laurinaitis, underperforming versus projections for the fourth straight game with 8.21 points against a projected 14.48.
- Steve Smith scored 5.00 points against a projected 7.99 in the win, and has now scored below his projection in three straight games.
- Basement Dwellers stays in last place, where they have spent the entire season.
- King Laurinaitis overachieved in the win, improving to 2-0 when beating their projected points this season, while Basement Dwellers falls to 1-3 when scoring below their projected points.
- The 66.23 points put up by Basement Dwellers ranked ninth in the league this week.
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