Jay's Optimal Team Scrapes Past W.'s Brilliant Team, Streak Climbs to Four

Week 13

  • Jay's Optimal Team
  • 9-4
  • Weekly Grade: B-
  • 98.92
  • W.'s Brilliant Team
  • 5-8
  • Weekly Grade: C
  • 94.36

Jay's Optimal Team won't need to worry about a Buffalo Bills-like playoff drought, as they locked in a spot after a narrow escape over W.'s Brilliant Team 98.92 to 94.36. They remain undefeated against them in two matchups. This week, Marcus Mariota was the difference, garnering 36.92 points. It was even higher than the 32.90 points Devonta Freeman got the last time these teams played. If W.'s Brilliant Team didn't have three starters put up goose eggs, the outcome could have gone the other way. Jay's Optimal Team now has a 29.70-point average margin of victory over W.'s Brilliant Team. They won 102.22 to 47.38 in Week 4.

Top Players

    • Marcus Mariota
    • 36.92
    • Russell Wilson
    • 34.06
    • Antonio Brown
    • 29.80
    • Martavis Bryant
    • 17.40

Smooth Moves by Jay's Optimal Team

  • Marcus Mariota had 36.92 points, the second-highest QB score of the week and the fourth-highest QB score in the league this season.
  • Was wise to sit the New York Jets Defense this week, which had 6.00 points, the lowest DEF score on the team.
  • Sat TE Jordan Reed on the bench, where he had the lowest TE score on the team with 3.30 points.
  • The 12.10 points scored by Scott Chandler, who Jay's Optimal Team picked up this week, beat his projected point total of 8.15 by 48.5%.
  • Look, there in the sky. Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's just Martavis Bryant posterizing opponents. He had the seventh-highest score of any WR in the league this week with 17.40 points.

Toyota Roster Tune-up

  • We searched your league's browser history, and guess who studied our articles? Jay's Optimal Team did, 98.92 times.
  • Did not start Dan Bailey, who beat his scoring projection with 15.00 points against a projected 7.83.
  • 3 of the 9 starters scored zero points for W.'s Brilliant Team.
  • It was not a good week for W.'s Brilliant Team at TE, where they were beaten 12.10 - 1.30.
  • The RBs on W.'s Brilliant Team let them down, getting outgunned by the RBs on Jay's Optimal Team 14.70 - 6.70.

What If

  • Jay's Optimal Team would be 11-2 if they played W.'s Brilliant Team every week.
  • Besides W.'s Brilliant Team, Jay's Optimal Team would have defeated three other teams this week.
  • Had they played each other last week, Jay's Optimal Team would have defeated W.'s Brilliant Team 110.12 - 97.30.
  • Jay's Optimal Team would be 9-2 if they played the same schedule as W.'s Brilliant Team.
  • If Jay's Optimal Team had played every team in the league each week, they would be 79-38.
  • W.'s Brilliant Team would have lost to five other teams besides Jay's Optimal Team this week.
  • W.'s Brilliant Team would be 5-6 if they played the same schedule as Jay's Optimal Team.
  • W.'s Brilliant Team would be 37-80 if they played every team every week.

Game Notes

  • W.'s Brilliant Team bested their projected points again, the sixth time this season they have done so, including a streak of five straight games.
  • Jay's Optimal Team is on the longest active win streak in the league, winning four straight games.
  • Although W.'s Brilliant Team lost, they did put up the seventh-highest score for a losing team in the league this season.
  • Jay's Optimal Team won but failed to cover the 26.00-point spread, winning by 4.56 points.
  • Despite being on the winning team, Stephen Gostkowski had a season-low 4.00 points against a projected 8.31 and has now underachieved in three straight games.
  • W.'s Brilliant Team had their three-game win streak snapped in the loss.
  • W.'s Brilliant Team got a combined 52.30 points from their WRs, their highest combined scoring output from the WR position this season.
  • Not going to name names, but some people here aren't pulling their weight. Forget it, Devonta Freeman needs to step it up! He scored 10.30 points against a projected 16.17 in the win, and has now scored below his projection in five straight games.
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