Jay's Optimal Team Wins Comeback Nailbiter over FTW SOCIALS to Grab Second Place

Week 11

  • Jay's Optimal Team
  • 7-4
  • Weekly Grade: D+
  • 67.66
  • FTW SOCIALS
  • 2-9
  • Weekly Grade: D
  • 67.02

Hey, do they give trophies for effort? Nope, well then FTW SOCIALS won't be receiving a trophy for that performance. FTW SOCIALS suffered a close 67.66 to 67.02 loss to Jay's Optimal Team and remains winless (0-2) against them for the season. Ryan Tannehill was on a different level, putting up 15.82 points this week, a drop-off from his 24.06 points the last time these teams met. FTW SOCIALS is still a tough matchup for Jay's Optimal Team, who has a 1.38-point average margin of victory against them. It's a lot thinner than their 29.68-point average margin of victory on the season. Furthermore, Jay's Optimal Team has a 78.21-point average score in the series, just 79.0% of their total season average. If FTW SOCIALS didn't have both Odell Beckham Jr. and Rashad Jennings put up zeros, the outcome could have gone the other way. Jay's Optimal Team defeated FTW SOCIALS 88.76 to 86.64 in Week 2.

Top Players

    • Julio Jones
    • 16.00
    • Ryan Tannehill
    • 15.82
    • Matt Prater
    • 13.00
    • Cecil Shorts III
    • 12.54

Smooth Moves by Jay's Optimal Team

  • Sat TE Jordan Reed on the bench, where he had the lowest TE score on the team with 2.60 points.
  • Was wise to sit the New York Jets Defense this week, which had 3.00 points, the lowest DEF score on the team.
  • Jay's Optimal Team won despite having only 2 of their 9 starters exceed their projected points.
  • Look, there in the sky. Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's just Cecil Shorts III posterizing opponents. He had the fifth-highest score of any WR in the league this week with 12.54 points.
  • The 15.82 points scored by Ryan Tannehill led the team, the third time that's happened this season.

Toyota Roster Tune-up

  • Dry your tears, study more articles and forget that your 67.66 to 67.02 loss ever happened.
  • Well, that's embarrassing. Left Carson Palmer on the bench, where he ranked third in the league in scoring with 26.58 points.
  • Got beat by Jay's Optimal Team even though they had their lowest-scoring week of the season.
  • FTW SOCIALS tried to fight through 2 of their 9 starters getting zeros, but could not overcome it.
  • FTW SOCIALS needed more points from the QB position, where Jay's Optimal Team beat them 15.82 - 6.92.

What If

  • If Jay's Optimal Team played FTW SOCIALS every week, they would be 9-2 this season.
  • Besides FTW SOCIALS, Jay's Optimal Team would have defeated three other teams this week.
  • Were they resting their players for this week? Jay's Optimal Team would have defeated FTW SOCIALS 101.20 - 47.50 had they played each other last week.
  • Jay's Optimal Team would be 8-1 if they played the same schedule as FTW SOCIALS.
  • Jay's Optimal Team would be 67-32 if they played every team every week.
  • Besides Jay's Optimal Team, FTW SOCIALS would have been defeated by five other teams this week.
  • FTW SOCIALS would be 5-4 if they played the same schedule as Jay's Optimal Team.
  • FTW SOCIALS would be 39-60 if they played every team every week.

Game Notes

  • The loss is the sixth straight for FTW SOCIALS and extends the longest current losing streak in the league.
  • The 0.64-point margin of victory was the smallest in the league this week.
  • What good are running backs if they are running backwards instead of forwards? The 10.70 total points by the RBs on Jay's Optimal Team was their smallest RB output this season.
  • Devonta Freeman did little to help Jay's Optimal Team, underperforming versus projections for the fourth straight game with 4.30 points against a projected 20.20.
  • Just because Robert Horry has seven NBA championship rings, doesn't mean he's one of the greats. Despite being on the winning team, Donte Moncrief scored 4.10 points against a projected 6.36 and has now underachieved in four straight games.
  • With the win, Jay's Optimal Team improves to 2-1 in close games this season.
  • Jay's Optimal Team won even though FTW SOCIALS performed better against their scoring projection. FTW SOCIALS scored 92.1% of their 72.80 projected points, while Jay's Optimal Team recorded 67.2% of their 100.75-point projection.
  • FTW SOCIALS falls to 0-3 in close games this season, remaining winless.
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