The Dynasty (ID# 111172)

Longhorns Pulls Off Comeback over The Van Buren Boys to Grab Seventh Place

Week 12

  • Longhorns
  • 130.88 pts, 5-7
  • Weekly Grade
  • The Van Buren Boys
  • 122.8 pts, 5-7
  • Weekly Grade

Longhorns got 25.68 points from Philip Rivers and 24.20 from Le'Veon Bell to beat The Van Buren Boys 130.88 to 122.80. Longhorns came into the Sunday night game facing a 12.22-point deficit, but scored 35.00 for the comeback. Even though the teams are tied for seventh place with matching 5-7 records, The Van Buren Boys has a distinct advantage in points, 1,658.56 to 1,559.74. A win is a win, but this one tastes just a bit sweeter for Longhorns who gets revenge for a 180.36 to 83.54 shellacking by The Van Buren Boys in Week 3. Both sides missed scoring opportunities as Longhorns had one starter turn in zero points and The Van Buren Boys also had one.

Top Players

    • Michael Thomas
    • 31.80
    • Philip Rivers
    • 25.68
    • Le'Veon Bell
    • 24.20
    • Derek Carr
    • 21.30

Smooth Moves by Longhorns

  • Fantasy Football is a game where the high score wins. So keep doing what you have to do, the Toyota Hall of Fame will turn a blind eye.
  • Benched Alex Smith, who had the lowest QB score on the team with 17.00 points.
  • Sat TE Dwayne Allen on the bench, where he had the lowest TE score on the team with 9.90 points.
  • Quarterbacks get the blame when the team loses and the glory when the team wins. With 25.68 points, Philip Rivers had the fifth-highest score of any QB in the league this week and earned his praise.
  • Le'Veon Bell scored 24.20 points, which ranked fifth out of all the RBs in the league this week.

Toyota Roster Tune-up

  • Some teams are destined to beat teams like The Van Buren Boys and move on to Toyota Hall of Fame greatness. Ironically, you are included in that destiny, because you played yourself.
  • Should have started Devonta Freeman, who beat his scoring projection with 21.70 points against a projected 12.68.
  • Jay Ajayi has now failed to reach his projection for three straight games. This week he scored 12.60 points versus a projected 20.67.
  • With 8.00 points against a projected 10.26, the New England Patriots Defense did not meet their projection for the sixth straight game.
  • With a season-low 6.70 points versus a projected 8.20, LeGarrette Blount failed to meet his projection for the sixth time this season.

What If

  • If Longhorns played The Van Buren Boys every week, they would be 6-6 this season.
  • Besides The Van Buren Boys, Longhorns would have defeated four other teams this week.
  • Longhorns would be 4-6 if they played the same schedule as The Van Buren Boys.
  • If Longhorns had played every team in the league each week, they would be 49-59.
  • The Van Buren Boys would have lost to five other teams besides Longhorns this week.
  • Timing really is everything. Longhorns would have lost to The Van Buren Boys 121.70 - 121.34 had they played each other last week.
  • If they played the same schedule as Longhorns, The Van Buren Boys would be 5-5.
  • If they played every team every week, The Van Buren Boys would be 60-48.

Game Notes

  • The Van Buren Boys has lost seven times and five of them have come to teams who beat their scoring average in that matchup.
  • The margin of victory of 8.08 points was the smallest in the league this week.
  • Longhorns won even though The Van Buren Boys performed better against their scoring projection. The Van Buren Boys scored 96.0% of their 127.93 projected points, while Longhorns recorded 88.4% of their 148.05-point projection.
  • The Van Buren Boys is now 1-3 in comeback games this season, including losses in their last two such contests.
  • The draft continues to pay off for Longhorns, which got 93.9% of their points from players they drafted.
  • Longhorns won despite failing to reach their projected point total, improving to 1-6 when doing so. The Van Buren Boys also failed to reach their point expectation and falls to 1-7 in such games.
  • Michael Thomas played well in the loss, ranking fifth in the league in scoring and beating his scoring projection by a matchup-leading 145.7%.
  • Tyler Eifert put up the third-best TE score in the league with 17.80 points this week.
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