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Oakland Failures Beats Paper Champions, Claims Fifth Place

Week 11

  • Oakland Failures
  • 123.18 pts, 6-5
  • Weekly Grade
  • Paper Champions
  • 115.24 pts, 6-5
  • Weekly Grade

There's a lot of talk at the water cooler this morning about the performance of Oakland Failures this past weekend. Rightfully so, as they notched the second-highest point total this week and beat Paper Champions 123.18 to 115.24. These two teams are tied for fifth place with 6-5 records, but it doesn't tell the whole story, as Paper Champions has a clear points lead, 1,339.32 to 1,165.98. This win was revenge for a Week 4 111.60 to 103.68 comeback by Paper Champions.

Top Players

    • David Johnson
    • 31.50
    • Le'Veon Bell
    • 30.10
    • Russell Wilson
    • 24.78
    • Dez Bryant
    • 23.00

Smooth Moves by Oakland Failures

  • 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.
  • With 24.78 points against a projected 18.35, Russell Wilson ranked eighth in the league in scoring and has now overachieved in three straight games.
  • Le'Veon Bell brought in 30.10 points, which was good enough to rank third in the league in scoring this week and second-best of any player on Oakland Failures this season.
  • Made a good move in sitting Matt Asiata this week. He brought in 9.20 points, the fewest of any RB on the team.
  • With 21.40 points, Rashad Jennings ranked fourth in scoring among all RBs in the league this week.

Toyota Roster Tune-up

  • 123.18 seems a lot higher when you're on the losing side of it. And the Toyota Hall of Fame knows you know that.
  • Should've started Jay Cutler, who underachieved, but still outscored the starting QB with 13.38 against a projected 15.85.
  • 7 of the starters on Paper Champions underperformed versus their projections.
  • The 6.00 points scored by Mason Crosby fell short of his 7.89-point projection, the fourth straight game where that has happened.
  • At the QB position, Paper Champions got outscored 24.78 - 9.54 by Oakland Failures.

What If

  • If Oakland Failures played Paper Champions every week, they would be 3-8 this season.
  • Besides Paper Champions, Oakland Failures would have defeated seven other teams this week.
  • Oakland Failures would be 4-5 if they played the same schedule as Paper Champions.
  • If Oakland Failures had played every team in the league each week, they would be 44-55.
  • In addition to Oakland Failures, Paper Champions would have lost to just two other teams this week.
  • And they say procrastination doesn't pay off! Had they played each other last week, Oakland Failures would have lost to Paper Champions 147.98 - 119.50.
  • Paper Champions would be 5-4 if they played the same schedule as Oakland Failures.
  • If they played every team every week, Paper Champions would be 64-35.

Game Notes

  • Looks like teams bring their A game when they see them on the schedule. Of the losses Paper Champions has had, three were against opponents who topped their season scoring average that week.
  • Hey, I'm sure Oakland Failures appreciates the tough competition. In the loss, Paper Champions had the eighth-highest losing score in the league this season with 115.24 points.
  • The 63.80 points by the RBs on Oakland Failures was the season-high for combined points from the position.
  • Allen Hurns did little to help Oakland Failures, underperforming versus projections for the third straight game with 1.40 points against a projected 9.58.
  • Not going to name names, but some people here aren't pulling their weight. Forget it, Tavon Austin needs to step it up! He scored 3.40 points against a projected 8.97 in the win, and has now scored below his projection in three straight games.
  • With 42.60 points, Paper Champions got the highest combined scoring output from the WR position for any team this week.
  • In the loss, David Johnson scored 31.50 points, the 10th-highest RB score in the league this season.
  • Oakland Failures is leveraging their draft well. This week they got 77.1% of their points from players they drafted.
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