Rickie's Team Pulls Off Upset Against Mike's Team, Grabs Fourth Place

Week 5

  • Rickie's Team
  • 3-2
  • Weekly Grade: A
  • 100.8
  • Mike's Team
  • 0-5
  • Weekly Grade: D+
  • 74.66

Rickie's Team, with "Eye of the Tiger" playing in the background, amassed the second-highest score this week and beat Mike's Team 100.80 to 74.66, overcoming a 9.44-point spread. It seems like Mike's Team showed up to the draft and then disappeared. They have gone all season without a win. Mike's Team was coming off a 67.58 to 43.94 loss against Jimmy's Nifty Team and saw their scoring improve dramatically this week. Rickie's Team earned a sportsmanship trophy, starting Ben Roethlisberger (0 points) to prevent the result from being even worse. Rickie's Team (3-2, 437.68 points) climbs into fourth place and Mike's Team (0-5, 415.64 points) stays locked in last place.

Top Players

    • Justin Forsett
    • 23.00
    • Andre Johnson
    • 19.70
    • Allen Robinson
    • 19.20
    • Odell Beckham Jr.
    • 18.40

Smooth Moves by Rickie's Team

  • Andre Johnson had 19.70 points, the highest WR score in the league this week.
  • The 23.00 points scored by Justin Forsett ranked seventh in the league in scoring. It was also his highest output of the season.
  • What do Apache helicopters, F-117 Nighthawks and Allen Robinson have in common? They are all dangerous aerial weapons. He ranked second in the league in scoring among WRs this week with 19.20 points.
  • The New England Patriots Defense scored a season-high 14.00 points and beat their scoring projection by 87.8%, which also is a season-high.
  • Those were the projections? We thought that was the starting point. 5 of the 9 starters on Rickie's Team exceeded their projected points.

Toyota Roster Tune-up

  • Remember that time you thought, "I don't need help from your stinking articles. I can beat Rickie's Team on my own." How'd it work out for you?
  • Did not start Caleb Sturgis, who scored 16.00 points and beat his projected point total by a team-leading 91.3%.
  • Left Colin Kaepernick on the bench, where he led the team in scoring with 20.78 points.
  • Golden Tate scored 6.20 points against a projected 8.12 and has now underachieved in every game this season.
  • 8 of the starters on Mike's Team underperformed versus their projections.

What If

  • Rickie's Team would be 3-2 if they played Mike's Team every week.
  • Rickie's Team would have beaten seven other teams besides Mike's Team this week.
  • Were they resting their players for this week? Rickie's Team would have defeated Mike's Team 68.20 - 43.94 had they played each other last week.
  • If they played the same schedule as Mike's Team, Rickie's Team would be 2-2.
  • If Rickie's Team had played every team in the league each week, they would be 25-20.
  • Mike's Team would have lost to four other teams besides Rickie's Team this week.
  • If they played the same schedule as Rickie's Team, Mike's Team would be 3-1.
  • Mike's Team would be 22-23 if they played every team every week.

Game Notes

  • Mike's Team has lost five times and three of them have come to teams who beat their scoring average in that matchup.
  • The top players for Rickie's Team were elite in the matchup, as three of their starters outperformed the leading scorer for Mike's Team.
  • This must be how Jay Leno feels with a garage full of high performance cars. Rickie's Team got a combined 31.40 points from their RBs, their highest combined scoring output from the RB position this season.
  • With the win, Rickie's Team now has a 1-1 record in upset games this season.
  • Mike's Team remains winless in upset games this season, falling to 0-2.
  • With 100.80 points, Rickie's Team scored the second-most points in the league this week.
  • Mike's Team is in last place in the standings, the third week that they have found themselves there this season.
  • With a margin of victory of 26.14 points, Rickie's Team had the second-highest margin in the league this week.
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