Fat Bastard Fantasy Football (ID# 140441)

Fear the Mullet Beats Cheese Balls, Grabs Fifth Place

Week 7

  • Fear the Mullet
  • 84.65 pts, 4-3
  • Weekly Grade
  • Cheese Balls
  • 78.4 pts, 1-6
  • Weekly Grade

Melvin Gordon got 30.10 points, an upgrade on the projected 11.42, as Fear the Mullet defeated Cheese Balls 84.65 to 78.40. It takes a true veteran to maintain focus throughout a season. Fear the Mullet is whatever the opposite of that is, having dropped their last six. Cheese Balls, coming off a 138.40 to 123.70 loss against Rejects, saw their scoring fall off this week. Fear the Mullet (4-3, 629.30 points) climbs into fifth place and Cheese Balls (1-6, 607.85 points) is still looking up at everyone from last place.

Top Players

    • Melvin Gordon
    • 30.10
    • Marcus Mariota
    • 23.00
    • Philip Rivers
    • 20.35
    • Justin Tucker
    • 14.00

Smooth Moves by Fear the Mullet

  • The Toyota Hall of Fame would have its eyes on you for this week's win. But the Toyota Hall of Fame doesn't have eyes. Obviously.
  • Just call him Fred Flintstone, because he was toting the rock all day long. Melvin Gordon had 30.10 points, the highest RB score of the week and the fifth-highest RB score in the league this season.
  • Fear the Mullet won despite having only 2 of their 8 starters exceed their projected points.
  • The 11.00 points scored by the Kansas City Chiefs Defense outpaced their 8.48-point scoring projection by 29.7%.
  • Fear the Mullet won even though both of their WRs scored below their projected points.

Toyota Roster Tune-up

  • Don't worry, Cheese Balls, the Toyota Hall of Fame says losing isn't contagious. But it is embarrassing. And you should be embarrassed.
  • Did not start Andrew Luck, who led the league in scoring with 37.35 points.
  • Left Frank Gore on the bench, where he scored 14.30 points and surpassed his scoring projection by 60.0%, the highest percentage of any player on the team.
  • Whoever gave you this advice, you might want to lose their number. Picked up and started Dennis Pitta, who then scored below his 7.87-point projection with 4.00 points.
  • It's times like these when it's important to support your players when they're down. So move the mouse pointer away from the DROP button. Matt Jones scored a season-low 0.70 points, 7.7% of his projected 9.07, which is his lowest percentage of the year.

What If

  • If Fear the Mullet played Cheese Balls every week, they'd be 4-3 this year.
  • Fear the Mullet would have beaten only three other teams besides Cheese Balls this week.
  • Fear the Mullet would be 1-5 if they played the same schedule as Cheese Balls.
  • If Fear the Mullet had played every team in the league each week, they would be 38-39.
  • Cheese Balls would have lost to seven other teams besides Fear the Mullet this week.
  • Timing really is everything. Fear the Mullet would have lost to Cheese Balls 123.70 - 103.70 had they played each other last week.
  • Cheese Balls would be 2-4 if they played the same schedule as Fear the Mullet.
  • Cheese Balls would be 28-49 if they played every team every week.

Game Notes

  • Despite being on the winning team, Alshon Jeffery had a season-low 3.30 points against a projected 10.33 and has now underachieved in every game this season.
  • When the going gets tough, the tough are supposed to get going. However, Cheese Balls stalled out again and extended their losing streak to six games.
  • Fear the Mullet won by scoring 84.65 points, their lowest winning score of the season.
  • Speed, strength, agility, vision, and intelligence. It was all on display this week when the RBs on Fear the Mullet collectively had their best week of the season with 35.60 points.
  • Although Fear the Mullet won, it was no thanks to Antonio Gates, who scored 3.80 points and has now scored below his projection in three straight weeks.
  • All of the points for Fear the Mullet this week came from players they drafted.
  • Fear the Mullet is now 2-2 when failing to reach their projection and Cheese Balls falls to 0-5 when scoring below their projected total.
  • Cheese Balls is in the basement in the standings for the second week this season.
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Shannon Sharpe Den - TE 2002 vs. Kansas City 12 Catches, 214 yards, 2 touchdowns In a career that included eight Pro Bowls and a seven top 2 finishes at the TE position in fantasy scoring, Sharpe was never better than his 214-yard, two-TD performance against the division-rival Chiefs in Week 7 of 2002.

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