Consolation: Dez Nuts Smokes Dante's Dandy Team

Week 16

  • Dez Nuts
  • 6-8
  • Weekly Grade: C+
  • 90.44
  • Dante's Dandy Team
  • 6-8
  • Weekly Grade: F
  • 38.54

Dez Nuts annihilated Dante's Dandy Team 90.44 to 38.54 behind the Arizona Cardinals Defense, whose 33.00 points were the highest point total in the league this week. Blow out would be an undestatement here, as this 51.90-point margin of victory was the 10th-largest of all matchups this season. Dez Nuts goes to 2-1 head-to-head this season against Dante's Dandy Team, including a Week 11 shellacking (71.86 to 32.18) the last time the teams met. Dez Nuts started one player with zero points while Dante's Dandy Team served up three goose eggs, meaning both sides missed scoring opportunities. Dante's Dandy Team finished the regular season with a record of 6-8, good for eighth place. In terms of scoring average, they ranked slightly worse (10th with 71.22). In their only other postseason game of the season, Dante's Dandy Team beat jace's Team, 83.66 to 78.30.

Top Players

    • Arizona Cardinals Defense
    • 33.00
    • Brandin Cooks
    • 19.30
    • Matt Ryan
    • 14.34
    • Jeremy Maclin
    • 10.90

Smooth Moves by Dez Nuts

  • The Arizona Cardinals Defense scored the most points of any player on Dez Nuts this season with 33.00.
  • Dez Nuts won despite having only 2 of their 9 starters exceed their projected points.
  • What do Apache helicopters, F-117 Nighthawks and Brandin Cooks have in common? They are all dangerous aerial weapons. He ranked fifth in the league in scoring among WRs this week with 19.30 points.
  • Do you put a LB or DB on him? You might have to put both on him if this continues. Gary Barnidge scored 4.70 points to rank third among TEs in the league this week.
  • Starter Danny Amendola put up a zero, but Dez Nuts still won.

Toyota Roster Tune-up

  • Now that Dante's Dandy Team got that embarrassing loss out of the way, let's work on our Toyota Hall of Fame potential.
  • Dante's Dandy Team left the 14.00 points scored by the Indianapolis Colts Defense on the bench this week. They beat their projected point total by 109.7%, the seventh-highest percentage in the league.
  • Dante's Dandy Team had 3 of their 9 starters score zero points.
  • Who needs offense when the defense is so dominant!? Dante's Dandy Team got outscored 33.00 - 5.00 by Dez Nuts at the DEF position.
  • 5 of the 9 starters scored less than their projected points.

What If

  • Dez Nuts would be 11-5 if they played Dante's Dandy Team every week.
  • Dez Nuts would have beaten four other teams besides Dante's Dandy Team this week.
  • Were they resting their players for this week? Dez Nuts would have defeated Dante's Dandy Team 92.84 - 83.66 had they played each other last week.
  • Dez Nuts would be 9-4 if they played the same schedule as Dante's Dandy Team.
  • If Dez Nuts had played every team in the league each week, they would be 73-67.
  • Dante's Dandy Team would have lost to six other teams besides Dez Nuts this week.
  • Dante's Dandy Team would be 6-7 if they played the same schedule as Dez Nuts.
  • Dante's Dandy Team would be 49-91 if they played every team every week.

Game Notes

  • Looks like teams bring their A game when they see them on the schedule. Of the losses Dante's Dandy Team has had, five were against opponents who topped their season scoring average that week.
  • Three of the starters for Dez Nuts scored higher than the leading scorer for Dante's Dandy Team.
  • It was the third time this season that Dante's Dandy Team has had the lowest score in the league.
  • Just because Robert Horry has seven NBA championship rings, doesn't mean he's one of the greats. Despite being on the winning team, Giovani Bernard scored 4.30 points against a projected 8.41 and has now underachieved in five straight games.
  • Not going to name names, but some people here aren't pulling their weight. Forget it, Matt Ryan needs to step it up! He scored 14.34 points against a projected 17.97 in the win, and has now scored below his projection in five straight games.
  • Dez Nuts is now 6-4 in blowout games, including wins in their last two such contests.
  • It was the biggest loss of the season for Dante's Dandy Team.
  • Dante's Dandy Team lost in a blowout. They are now 4-5 in blowout matchups this year.
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