BLUECHIPS Pulls Out Paper-Thin Win Against Tarkenton, Gets Redemption

Week 12

  • BLUECHIPS
  • 7-5
  • Weekly Grade: B+
  • 147.18
  • Tarkenton
  • 5-7
  • Weekly Grade: B-
  • 142.74

BLUECHIPS (7-5, 1,664.49 points) slipped by Tarkenton (5-7, 1,564.76 points) 147.18 to 142.74 in a matchup with several lead changes. They were led by Josh McCown who had 34.68 points and T.Y. Hilton who had 27.50. Tarkenton did not wait for their opponent to deliver the first blow, and went into Sunday in front 7.00 to 0. That advantage lasted as long as an ice cube on a summer day, and they trailed 86.50 to 74.70 after the early Sunday games. After the late Sunday games, the lead changed again, and they went ahead 140.04 to 112.50. However, BLUECHIPS showed they never lost confidence, and pulled out a comeback victory on Monday night. BLUECHIPS assures themselves a playoff spot with the win.

Top Players

    • Carson Palmer
    • 41.44
    • Josh McCown
    • 34.68
    • Odell Beckham Jr.
    • 29.20
    • T.Y. Hilton
    • 27.50

Smooth Moves by BLUECHIPS

  • Miss Cleo, is that you? The 20.50 points scored by Spencer Ware, who BLUECHIPS picked up this week, beat his projected point total of 13.39 by 53.1%.
  • Took Travis Kelce out of the starting lineup, who scored 16.90 points on the bench, fewer than the starting TE.
  • Picked up Josh McCown, who led the team in scoring with 34.68 points.
  • The 27.50 points scored by T.Y. Hilton was the eighth-highest score by a WR in the league this week.
  • Antonio Gates had the second-highest TE score in the league this week with 21.30 points.

Toyota Roster Tune-up

  • Remember this moment, Tarkenton. This is the moment where you turn your team around and start managing like someone worthy of the Hall.
  • Missed out on an opportunity by leaving the 32.30 points scored by C.J. Anderson on the bench this week. He outperformed his projected point total by 393.9%, the second-highest percentage in the league.
  • LeGarrette Blount was last on the team in scoring with 2.70 points against a projected 13.18 and underachieved for the fifth time this season.
  • 5 of the starters on Tarkenton scored less than their projected points.
  • Tarkenton ranked ninth in the league in starter/bench scoring ratio this week with 142.74 points from their starters and 97.59 total points left on the bench.

What If

  • If BLUECHIPS played Tarkenton every week, they would be 6-6 this season.
  • BLUECHIPS would have beaten three other teams besides Tarkenton this week.
  • BLUECHIPS would be 4-6 if they played the same schedule as Tarkenton.
  • If BLUECHIPS had played every team in the league each week, they would be 45-63.
  • Besides BLUECHIPS, Tarkenton would have been defeated by five other teams this week.
  • Timing really is everything. BLUECHIPS would have lost to Tarkenton 116.98 - 107.14 had they played each other last week.
  • If they played the same schedule as BLUECHIPS, Tarkenton would be 6-4.
  • If they played every team every week, Tarkenton would be 38-70.

Game Notes

  • BLUECHIPS has won three times this year when their opponent scored higher than their season average.
  • Three of the seven losses for Tarkenton this season have come when their opponent scores higher than their season average.
  • The margin of victory for the matchup ended up being the smallest in the league this week at 4.44 points.
  • Although BLUECHIPS won, it was no thanks to Todd Gurley, who scored 4.00 points and has now scored below his projection in three straight weeks.
  • BLUECHIPS improves to 3-1 in close games this season.
  • BLUECHIPS won while scoring the fewest total points of any winning team in the league this week.
  • Carson Palmer performed well in the loss, ranking 10th in the league in scoring with 41.44 points.
  • Odell Beckham Jr. was on the losing team, but still had the seventh-highest score of any WR in the league this week with 29.20 points.
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