Mystic Rivers Rocks UnderRated, Moves to Eighth Place

Week 5

  • Mystic Rivers
  • 2-3
  • Weekly Grade: C+
  • 94.3
  • UnderRated
  • 0-5
  • Weekly Grade: D
  • 62.56

Mystic Rivers got 25.60 points from Philip Rivers and 22.90 from Thomas Rawls to destroy UnderRated 94.30 to 62.56. The winless 2008 Lions aren't role models, but no one tell that to UnderRated. They have yet to crack the win column this year. For UnderRated, DeMarco Murray and Matt Forte played the roles of Maverick and Goose, scoring 18.00 and 16.90 points, respectively. The buck stops with UnderRated following this setback, as they had two starters score zero points (Sammy Watkins and the Houston Texans Defense). Mystic Rivers (2-3, 498.06 points) climbs into eighth place while UnderRated (0-5, 389.14 points) stays mired in last place.

Top Players

    • Philip Rivers
    • 25.60
    • Thomas Rawls
    • 22.90
    • DeMarco Murray
    • 18.00
    • Seattle Seahawks Defense
    • 18.00

Smooth Moves by Mystic Rivers

  • Mystic Rivers saw their fourth-largest single-week point total by a player this season with Philip Rivers scoring 25.60 points. The score was also high enough to rank eighth in the league.
  • Thomas Rawls put the team on his back with 22.90 points, the fourth-highest score among RBs in the league this week.
  • The Seattle Seahawks Defense scored 18.00 points to beat their projected point total by 144.9%, which led the matchup.
  • Did you use any black magic this week? Mystic Rivers was still able to pull out a win with only 4 of their 9 starters exceeding their projected points.
  • Three bench players on Mystic Rivers were not playing this week, but they still won the matchup.

Toyota Roster Tune-up

  • Tough week, UnderRated. We can only assume that all your starters were on bye this week.
  • UnderRated picked up Cairo Santos, who then fell short of his 7.43-point projection by scoring 3.00 points.
  • UnderRated tried to fight through 2 of their 9 starters getting zeros, but could not overcome it.
  • At the QB position, UnderRated got outscored 25.60 - 8.16 by Mystic Rivers.
  • It's times like these when it's important to support your players when they're down. So move the mouse pointer away from the DROP button. Matt Ryan scored a season-low 8.16 points, 36.5% of his projected 22.33, which is his lowest percentage of the year.

What If

  • If Mystic Rivers played UnderRated every week, they'd be 4-1 this year.
  • Mystic Rivers would have beaten only three other teams besides UnderRated this week.
  • Had they played each other last week, Mystic Rivers would have defeated UnderRated 100.02 - 68.44.
  • Mystic Rivers would be 3-1 if they played the same schedule as UnderRated.
  • Mystic Rivers would be 24-31 if they played every team every week.
  • UnderRated would have been beaten by every other team in the league this week.
  • UnderRated would be 1-3 if they played the same schedule as Mystic Rivers.
  • If they played every team every week, UnderRated would be 7-48.

Game Notes

  • With 62.56 points, UnderRated scored the fewest points in the league this week and had the lowest score of any team this season.
  • With the big win, both of the wins this season for Mystic Rivers have been blowouts.
  • With the win, Mystic Rivers snapped their three-game losing streak.
  • The 34.90 points by the RBs on UnderRated was the season-high for combined points from the position.
  • The WRs on Mystic Rivers collectively had their worst week of the season with only 14.60 points.
  • Mystic Rivers had two starters score more points than the highest-scoring starter for UnderRated.
  • Not going to name names, but some people here aren't pulling their weight. Forget it, Eddie Lacy needs to step it up! He scored 3.50 points against a projected 13.71 in the win, and has now scored below his projection in four 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, Matt Bryant scored 6.50 points against a projected 8.77 and has now underachieved in four straight games.
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