Playoffs: Alvin's Team Blasts Magnificent Bastards

Week 14

  • Alvin's Team
  • 98.24 pts, 7-6
  • Weekly Grade
  • Magnificent Bastards
  • 65.34 pts, 7-6
  • Weekly Grade

Alvin's Team demolished Magnificent Bastards 98.24 to 65.34 behind DeAndre Hopkins, whose 26.90 points were the third-highest point total in the league this week. Magnificent Bastards now has three blowout losses on the season. This beatdown was sweeter than most, serving as revenge for a Week 9 95.70 to 83.70 comeback by Magnificent Bastards. Magnificent Bastards must have some good karma from a previous season or event. They finished the regular season in fifth place with a record of 7-6, despite ranking just eighth in the league in scoring at 89.65 points per game. Magnificent Bastards will start their vacation earlier than they hoped, as they lost their only postseason game.

Top Players

    • DeAndre Hopkins
    • 26.90
    • Leonard Fournette
    • 19.90
    • Melvin Gordon
    • 14.30
    • Dez Bryant
    • 13.30

Smooth Moves by Alvin's Team

  • A win like that is a great first step, Alvin's Team. A baby step toward the ultimate achievement: becoming a Toyota Hall of Famer.
  • With 26.90 points, DeAndre Hopkins beat his scoring projection by a league-leading 121.8% to rank third in the league in scoring.
  • Made the right move in benching Ted Ginn Jr., who had 0.70 points, the lowest total of any starting WR on Alvin's Team.
  • Leonard Fournette seemed to take offense to this week's projected points. He ranked ninth in the league in scoring and beat his scoring projection by 72.0%, the fifth-highest percentage in the league.
  • The 14.30 points scored by Melvin Gordon was the third-highest score of any RB in the league this week.

Toyota Roster Tune-up

  • Dear, Magnificent Bastards: Sorry to hear you lost. Toyota Hall of Famers don't really know how that feels, but surely it can't feel great. Next week, just win.
  • Left Devin Funchess on the bench, where he scored 11.90 points and surpassed his scoring projection by 51.8%, the highest percentage of any player on the team.
  • Did not start Carlos Hyde, who led the team in scoring with 13.80 points.
  • A nod is as good as a wink to a blind horse. Clearly, Magnificent Bastards didn't know what they were doing when they picked up and started Stephen Hauschka. He scored a team-worst 15.2% of his projected point total for 1.00 point.
  • The RBs on Magnificent Bastards let them down, getting outgunned by the RBs on Alvin's Team 34.20 - 11.10.

What If

  • If Alvin's Team played Magnificent Bastards every week, they'd be 9-5 this year.
  • Alvin's Team would have lost to every other team in the league besides Magnificent Bastards this week.
  • Were they resting their players for this week? Alvin's Team would have defeated Magnificent Bastards 81.22 - 76.80 had they played each other last week.
  • Alvin's Team would be 7-5 if they played the same schedule as Magnificent Bastards.
  • If Alvin's Team had played every team in the league each week, they would be 57-63.
  • Magnificent Bastards would have lost to just two other teams besides Alvin's Team this week.
  • If they played the same schedule as Alvin's Team, Magnificent Bastards would be 7-5.
  • Magnificent Bastards would be 47-73 if they played every team every week.

Game Notes

  • Six of the seven losses for Magnificent Bastards this season have come when their opponent scores higher than their season average.
  • The top players for Alvin's Team were elite in the matchup, as four of their starters outperformed the leading scorer for Magnificent Bastards.
  • Magnificent Bastards underachieved for the ninth time this season, including the last three weeks in a row, scoring 65.34 points against a projected 89.46 this week.
  • Alvin's Team had the week's largest margin of victory (32.90 points) for the first time this season.
  • It was the third time this season that Magnificent Bastards has had the lowest score in the league.
  • Magnificent Bastards lost by the biggest margin of the week for the third time this season.
  • Alvin's Team got a combined 42.00 points from their WRs, their highest combined scoring output from the WR position this season.
  • Not going to name names, but some people here aren't pulling their weight. Forget it, Matt Ryan needs to step it up! He scored 8.84 points against a projected 20.19 in the win, and has now scored below his projection in three straight games.
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