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    Pops Rookies Put the Stamp on Beats by Ray to Claim the Top Spot in the League

    Week 14

    • Pops Rookies
    • 9-5
    • Weekly Grade: B-
    • 107.78
    • Beats by Ray
    • 6-8
    • Weekly Grade: C
    • 77.46

    This week's win comes with a nice little bonus for Pops Rookies (9-5, 1,514.42 points), who secures the top spot in the league after beating Beats by Ray (seventh place, 6-8, 1,242.44 points) 107.78 to 77.46. Beats by Ray struggled to put points on the board and ranked 10th in points this week. After all the blood, sweat, and tears, Pops Rookies has finally reached the promised land. Now don't blow it in the playoffs. This win was revenge for a Week 5 98.94 to 84.54 comeback by Beats by Ray.

    Top Players

      • Aaron Rodgers
      • 27.88
      • T.Y. Hilton
      • 25.00
      • C.J. Anderson
      • 23.80
      • Odell Beckham Jr.
      • 19.90

    Smooth Moves by Pops Rookies

    • With 27.88 points, Aaron Rodgers ranked ninth in the league in scoring.
    • Made a good move in sitting Rashad Jennings this week. He brought in 2.20 points, the fewest of any RB on the team.
    • There are rumors that the military wants to model a new all-terrain vehicle based off of C.J. Anderson. He had the fourth-highest score among RBs in the league this week with 23.80 points.
    • The 19.90 points scored by Odell Beckham Jr. was the seventh-highest score by a WR in the league this week.
    • Apparently playing within themselves was good enough. Pops Rookies won despite having only 4 of their 9 starters exceed their projected points.

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    • After that performance, we have to wonder if Beats by Ray cares about becoming a Hall Of Famer at all. That's right, you're being judged by an online recap. 
    • With 1.10 points, Demaryius Thomas was last on the team in scoring and got only 7.4% of his 14.81 projected points, his lowest percentage of the season.
    • 7 of the starters on Beats by Ray underperformed versus their projections.
    • With 9.56 points against a projected 16.98, Colin Kaepernick did not meet his projection for the seventh straight game.
    • It's tough to win when your team leader gets this embarrassed. At the QB position, Beats by Ray got outscored 27.88 - 9.56 by Pops Rookies.

    What If

    • If Pops Rookies played Beats by Ray every week, they would be 9-5 this season.
    • Besides Beats by Ray, Pops Rookies would have defeated four other teams this week.
    • Had they played each other last week, Pops Rookies would have defeated Beats by Ray 132.82 - 69.74.
    • Pops Rookies would be 7-5 if they played the same schedule as Beats by Ray.
    • If Pops Rookies had played every team in the league each week, they would be 79-47.
    • Beats by Ray would have been beaten by every other team in the league this week.
    • If they played the same schedule as Pops Rookies, Beats by Ray would be 4-8.
    • Beats by Ray would be 47-79 if they played every team every week.

    Game Notes

    • It was the fourth time this season that Beats by Ray has had the lowest score in the league.
    • With the win, Pops Rookies has a five-game win streak, currently the longest in the league.
    • Pops Rookies beat their scoring projection for the 10th time this season by scoring 107.78 points against a projected 105.12. They have now overachieved five weeks in a row.
    • Pops Rookies covered the 11.05-point spread, winning by 30.32 points.
    • Chris Ivory did little to help Pops Rookies, underperforming versus projections for the fifth straight game with 5.70 points against a projected 8.72.
    • Pops Rookies overachieved in the win, improving to 8-2 when beating their projected points this season, while Beats by Ray falls to 1-5 when scoring below their projected points.
    • Pops Rookies is in first place, the first week that they have sat atop the standings.
    • Beats by Ray could not close out the win even with the help of T.Y. Hilton, who scored 25.00 points, the fourth-highest score among all WRs in the league for the week.
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