The Walking Dez Wins Against Stairway to Evans to Claim League's Top Spot

Week 5

  • The Walking Dez
  • 5-0
  • Weekly Grade: D+
  • 80.44
  • Stairway to Evans
  • 2-3
  • Weekly Grade: D
  • 70.84

This week's win comes with a nice little bonus for The Walking Dez (5-0, 497.94 points), who takes control of first place after beating Stairway to Evans (10th place, 2-3, 452.46 points) 80.44 to 70.84. Stairway to Evans had a very rough outing and ranked 11th in points this week. The Walking Dez is putting the rest of the league to shame with their undefeated record. The Arizona Cardinals Defense led Stairway to Evans with 16.00 points while Russell Wilson racked up 15.62. When assigning blame following this loss, Stairway to Evans can look in the mirror. They started a player with zero points (Owen Daniels).

Top Players

    • DeAndre Hopkins
    • 16.90
    • Arizona Cardinals Defense
    • 16.00
    • Todd Gurley
    • 15.90
    • Russell Wilson
    • 15.62

Smooth Moves by The Walking Dez

  • DeAndre Hopkins scored 16.90 points, the sixth-highest WR score in the league this week.
  • With 15.90 points, Todd Gurley ranked ninth in scoring among all RBs in the league this week.
  • The Kansas City Chiefs Defense overachieved by 24.6%, scoring 14.00 points against a projected 11.24.
  • Apparently playing within themselves was good enough. The Walking Dez won despite having only 4 of their 9 starters exceed their projected points.
  • Perhaps this is how backups become starters. The Walking Dez won with five players on the bench that did not play this week.

Toyota Roster Tune-up

  • If only we provided some kind of tool, like weekly articles, that would help Stairway to Evans secure a victory. Oh, WAIT, we do.
  • Got beat by The Walking Dez even though they had their lowest-scoring week of the season.
  • 8 of the 9 starters scored less than their projected points.
  • Ameer Abdullah had a season-low 1.42 points against a projected 12.30 and has now underachieved in four straight games.
  • Russell Wilson did not meet his 20.30 projected points and has now underperformed versus projections for three straight weeks. He also scored a season-low 15.62 points.

What If

  • The Walking Dez would be 4-1 if they played Stairway to Evans every week.
  • Besides Stairway to Evans, The Walking Dez would have beaten only two other teams this week.
  • Were they resting their players for this week? The Walking Dez would have defeated Stairway to Evans 110.22 - 71.36 had they played each other last week.
  • If they played the same schedule as Stairway to Evans, The Walking Dez would be 2-2.
  • The Walking Dez would be 30-25 if they played every team every week.
  • Besides The Walking Dez, Stairway to Evans would have been defeated by nine other teams this week.
  • If they played the same schedule as The Walking Dez, Stairway to Evans would be 2-2.
  • If they played every team every week, Stairway to Evans would be 17-38.

Game Notes

  • With 70.84 points, Stairway to Evans had their lowest output of the season.
  • Stairway to Evans got their lowest combined scoring output from the WR position this season with only 12.60 points this week.
  • This is the first week this season that The Walking Dez has been in first place.
  • The Walking Dez had the lowest winning score in the league this week with 80.44 points.
  • The Walking Dez underachieved in the win, improving to 2-0 when failing to reach their projected points this season, while Stairway to Evans falls to 1-3 when scoring below their projected points.
  • Tell Randall Cobb to go to a nice restaurant, maybe grab a milk shake, or even take a bubble bath. Because he should forget about this performance. Randall Cobb was on the winning team, but scored a season-low 2.30 points, only 19.6% of his 11.76-point projection, his lowest percentage of the season.
  • The Arizona Cardinals Defense tried to help Stairway to Evans in the loss, beating their scoring projection by 29.7% and scoring 16.00 points versus a 12.34-point projection.
  • Despite being on the winning team, Peyton Manning, who had the highest projected points in the matchup, fell short of scoring projections with 8.64 points against a projected 22.60.
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