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    Red Eagles III Comes from Behind to Edge Robot Preacher, Evens Up the Series

    Week 12

    • Red Eagles III
    • 6-6
    • Weekly Grade: C+
    • 90.5
    • Robot Preacher
    • 9-3
    • Weekly Grade: B-
    • 87.42

    Red Eagles III got the second-highest score by a player this week (29.30 points) from Drew Brees and erased a 38.42-point deficit on Monday night to slip by Robot Preacher 90.50 to 87.42. This close win was revenge for a Week 3 137.60 to 76.22 pasting by Robot Preacher. Matt Forte led Robot Preacher with 23.20 points while Andrew Luck brought in 15.02. Things could have been different, Robot Preacher had a starter score zero points (Michael Floyd). Red Eagles III (6-6, 1,050.98 points) remains in sixth place while Robot Preacher (9-3, 1,204.34 points) stays in first place.

    Top Players

      • Drew Brees
      • 29.30
      • Matt Forte
      • 23.20
      • Philadelphia Eagles Defense
      • 17.00
      • Andrew Luck
      • 15.02

    Smooth Moves by Red Eagles III

    • Red Eagles III saw their third-largest single-week point total by a player this season with Drew Brees scoring 29.30 points. The score was also high enough to rank second in the league.
    • Took Blair Walsh out of the starting lineup, who scored 9.00 points on the bench, fewer than the starting K.
    • The Philadelphia Eagles Defense scored 17.00 points and beat their scoring projection by 79.1%, which led the matchup.
    • With 12.00 points versus a projected 8.14, Justin Tucker exceeded his scoring projection by 47.5%.
    • Did you use any black magic this week? Red Eagles III was still able to pull out a win with only 3 of their 9 starters exceeding their projected points.

    Toyota Roster Tune-up

    • Robot Preacher should have scored more than 90.50 in order to win. That's Hall Of Fame level insight. 
    • This is one of those mistakes that you continuously think about for ten years. Did not start Tom Brady, who scored 20.96 points to rank 10th in the league in scoring.
    • This is how people lose everything in casinos. Robot Preacher thought their luck would change and went back to the well with Antonio Gates. However, he scored 1.40 points against a projected 8.62 and has now underachieved in three straight games.
    • Gotta hit rock button before you can start to rise. It was a season-low 15.02 points for Andrew Luck this week. It was also a season-low for his performance versus projections, reaching only 63.9% of a projected point total of 23.49.
    • 6 of the starters on Robot Preacher scored less than their projected points.

    What If

    • If Red Eagles III played Robot Preacher every week, they would be 5-7 this season.
    • Besides Robot Preacher, Red Eagles III would have defeated five other teams this week.
    • If they played the same schedule as Robot Preacher, Red Eagles III would be 8-2.
    • If Red Eagles III had played every team in the league each week, they would be 64-44.
    • Besides Red Eagles III, Robot Preacher would have been defeated by three other teams this week.
    • Timing really is everything. Red Eagles III would have lost to Robot Preacher 106.62 - 67.10 had they played each other last week.
    • If they played the same schedule as Red Eagles III, Robot Preacher would be 9-1.
    • If they played every team every week, Robot Preacher would be 81-27.

    Game Notes

    • It was a tough loss for Robot Preacher, which put up the sixth-biggest score for a losing team in the league this season.
    • In the loss, Adam Vinatieri scored 12.00 points against a projected 9.53 and has now overachieved in six 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, Martellus Bennett scored 3.70 points against a projected 8.04 and has now underachieved in three straight games.
    • Red Eagles III got 11.80 points from their RBs this week, the lowest combined scoring output from the RB position for any team this week.
    • With the win, Red Eagles III improves to 1-1 in close games this season.
    • Robot Preacher falls to 2-2 in comeback games this season.
    • Robot Preacher is in first place, the ninth week that they have sat atop the standings.
    • In the loss, Matt Forte ranked ninth in the league in scoring with 23.20 points.
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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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