Arrogant Americans outperform predictions, earn win over Roughnecks in 231.55-104.15 rout
Arrogant Americans rose to the occasion, cruising to a 231.55-104.15 victory over Roughnecks, who fell short of projections. Roughnecks earned a 6.10-point lead on Thursday, but it was all Arrogant Americans after that. They were led by Marvin Jones Jr. (10 Rec, 93 Rec Yds, 4 Rec TDs) and Jacoby Brissett (326 Pass Yds, 4 Pass TDs). Dak Prescott (239 Pass Yds, 1 Pass TD, 30 Rush Yds, 1 Rush TD) and Aaron Jones (50 Rush Yds, 33 Rec Yds, 1 Rec TD) did their part for Roughnecks in defeat. Arrogant Americans (2-5) will look to keep it rolling against The Dogs of War, while Roughnecks (3-4) try to get back on track against Dead Again.
Inside the Matchup
Matchup Player of the Week
Edmonds (126 Rush Yds, 3 Rush TDs, 24 Rec Yds) scored 35 points in a 27-21 win over the Giants in Week 7. His scoring output more-than-quadrupled his 7.5-point projection and was much higher than his 14.3-point season scoring average. Edmonds ranks #82 among all fantasy players this season and will face the Saints next week.
Top Player Comparison
There were players with highlight-reel plays for both teams early Sunday, but after all was said and done, Arrogant Americans emerged with a 196.85-47.00 lead. Chase Edmonds had a 22-yard touchdown run and a 20-yard touchdown run for Arrogant Americans, while Darren Waller had a 48-yard catch. Aaron Jones made the highlight reel for Roughnecks with a 21-yard touchdown catch.
Dak Prescott had a 44-yard pass for Roughnecks, who trailed 231.55-104.15 after Sunday Night Football.
Points By Position
Don’t look now, but we’re already midway through the season, meaning it's time to catch up on the Standings.
Arrogant Americans rank in the top half of the league in scoring, but they'll have to do better moving forward if they want to make the playoffs. Through seven weeks, the unit is averaging the 7th-most points per game in the league (140.52 ppg), leaving Arrogant Americans with some work to do in order to get into playoff position at No. 12 in the Standings.
49 Rec, 508 Rec Yds, 3 Rec TDs
44 Rec, 485 Rec Yds, 2 Rec TDs
287 Rush Yds, 4 Rush TDs, 100 Rec Yds, 1 Rec TD
Roughnecks rank in the top half of the league in scoring, but they'll have to do better moving forward if they want to make the playoffs. Through seven weeks, the unit is averaging the 5th-most points per game in the league (146.51 ppg), leaving Roughnecks outside of playoff position at No. 9 in the Standings.
2123 Pass Yds, 12 Pass TDs, 163 Rush Yds, 3 Rush TDs
399 Rush Yds, 8 Rush TDs, 196 Rec Yds, 1 Rec TD
2019 Pass Yds, 13 Pass TDs
Arrogant Americans had seven of their 11 starters exceed their projected points.
Roughnecks had only two of their 11 starters score higher than their projected points.
Roughnecks can partially blame the loss on DeSean Jackson, who didn't score any points.
Arrogant Americans had five players score more points than the leading scorer for Roughnecks.
Arrogant Americans put up more points than their season scoring average (140.52) while Roughnecks fell short of theirs (146.51).
Arrogant Americans recorded more points than their projected total, while Roughnecks fell short of their projection.
The 231.55 points scored by Arrogant Americans are the most in the league this season.
The matchup's 127.4-point margin is the largest in the league this season.
Not only did Arrogant Americans earn the W, but they also easily covered the 17.6-point projected margin of victory.
Arrogant Americans moves to (1-1) in blowout games this season, while Roughnecks falls to (1-3).