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Week 16

Vandals
10-6 178.8
140.96
Weekly
Grade
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VS
proj
Nightmares
111.9 9-7
138.28
Vandals
Nightmares
Vandals earn win over Nightmares in 178.80-111.90 rout
Vandals showed up and outperformed expectations, cruising to a 178.80-111.90 win over Nightmares, who fell short of projections. Nightmares grabbed a 3-point lead on Saturday behind D'Andre Swift (9 points), but Vandals held the lead the rest of the way. They were led by Stefon Diggs, who caught 9 passes for 145 yards and 3 touchdowns for 41.5 points, and Ben Roethlisberger, who passed for 342 yards and 3 touchdowns (34.9 points). Hayden Hurst (15.7 points) and Cooper Kupp (14.65) carried the flag for Nightmares in the loss. This marks the second time this season Vandals have knocked off Nightmares, after winning 172-137.65 in their last matchup. Vandals finish the season at 10-6, while Nightmares end the campaign at 9-7.
Top Player Comparison
Vandals
.
.
Pts
% of total points 178.8
1
Stefon Diggs
WR
41.5
18.4
23.2%
2
Ben Roethlisberger
QB
34.9
23.62
19.5%
3
CeeDee Lamb
WR
23.7
11.45
13.3%
4
Allen Robinson II
WR
20.3
16.78
11.4%
Nightmares
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.
Pts
% of total points 111.9
1
Hayden Hurst
TE
15.7
8.06
14%
2
Cooper Kupp
WR
14.65
15.09
13.1%
3
Nyheim Hines
RB
14.55
10.84
13%
4
Gus Edwards
RB
14.2
6.55
12.7%
Matchup Highlights
Sunday Early
Ben Roethlisberger had a 39-yard touchdown pass and a 25-yard touchdown pass for Vandals, helping the team to an 84.40-79.25 lead.
Sunday Late
CeeDee Lamb had a 52-yard touchdown catch for Vandals, contributing to a 123.80-100.65 lead for the team.
Monday
Stefon Diggs had a 50-yard touchdown catch for Vandals on Monday night, helping to increase the margin of victory for the team.
Matchup Player of the Week
With 41.5 points, Diggs more-than-doubled his 18.4-point projection as the Bills beat the Patriots 38-9. He caught 9 passes for 145 yards and 3 touchdowns to beat his projection by the highest percentage of any player on Vandals this week.
Stefon Diggs
Points By Position
Vandals
Nightmares
Standings Update
Is it just us or did the end of the season come out of nowhere? Time flies when you're having fun. Before we pivot to next year, we'd like to review this season one final time.
Vandals
Vandals ended the season with the league's 4th-highest points average (138.46 ppg), placing them 3rd in the standings at the end of the regular season.
Important Players
Ben Roethlisberger
MVP
3804 Pass Yds, 33 Pass TDs
Stefon Diggs
Best Drafted
120 Rec, 1459 Rec Yds, 8 Rec TDs
Taysom Hill
Best Acquisition
928 Pass Yds, 4 Pass TDs, 416 Rush Yds, 7 Rush TDs
Nightmares
Nightmares completed the season with the league's 8th-most points average (130.44 ppg), placing them 4th in the standings at the end of the regular season.
Important Players
Tyreek Hill
MVP
123 Rush Yds, 2 Rush TDs, 1276 Rec Yds, 15 Rec TDs
Drew Brees
Best Drafted
2741 Pass Yds, 21 Pass TDs
Jordan Reed
Best Acquisition
26 Rec, 231 Rec Yds, 4 Rec TDs
StatSmack
There's a pattern emerging. In their two matchup wins against Nightmares, Vandals averaged more points (175.4) than they usually score (138.46).
We heard scoring helps you win. Vandals are doing a better job of that, averaging 138.46 versus Nightmares's 130.44.
Even the machines think Vandals have better players. Their projected average points is higher (148.5) than Nightmares (136.65).
In dire times, at least Vandals keep it close. They've been blown out less times than Nightmares (2 vs 4).
Vandals are better at closing games out, with fewer close losses than Nightmares (1 vs 2).
Vandals should change their team name to "The Overachievers" since they have scored higher than projected in more matchups than Nightmares (7 vs 6).
By position, Vandals have outscored Nightmares at QB, WR, and DEF this season.
Vandals don’t just win, they win BIG, with an average margin of victory of 11 points, third-highest in the league.
The starters for Vandals had more big plays in their NFL games this week (4) than the starters for Nightmares (2).
Hey Nightmares, maybe you'll have better luck next year!

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