265 Suite B Ballers (ID# 334528)

team top shelf Gets Late Rally on Cali Crushers, Moves to Fifth Place

Week 14

  • team top shelf
  • 169.94 pts, 7-7
  • Weekly Grade
  • Cali Crushers
  • 149.28 pts, 7-7
  • Weekly Grade

Faced with a 2.94-point deficit, team top shelf pulled off a 169.94 to 149.28 comeback on Sunday night. They were led by Carlos Hyde, whose 51.50 points were the second-highest score by a player this week. Even though the teams are tied for fifth place with matching 7-7 records, team top shelf has a distinct advantage in points, 2,535.30 to 2,431.52. This win served Cali Crushers a cold dish of revenge after they won a Week 5 matchup, 167.98 to 162.96.

Top Players

    • Carlos Hyde
    • 51.50
    • Aaron Rodgers
    • 29.74
    • Matt Ryan
    • 27.48
    • Cincinnati Bengals Defense
    • 27.00

Smooth Moves by team top shelf

  • Not quite the best, but pretty darn good. Carlos Hyde had the second-highest RB score of the week and the eighth-highest RB score in the league this season with 51.50 points.
  • If this were a dream sequence, you'd hear a deep voice announce, "team top shelf, the Toyota Hall of Famer." But it's not.
  • team top shelf appears to be some sort of fantasy prophet in the making. The Cincinnati Bengals Defense, which was picked up by team top shelf, scored 27.00 points against a projected 19.21, topping their projection by 40.6%.
  • Sat Allen Robinson, who scored fewer points than any WR in the starting lineup with 2.70.
  • Was wise to sit the Dallas Cowboys Defense this week, which had 24.10 points, the lowest DEF score on the team.

Toyota Roster Tune-up

  • It's okay to regret not taking a sick day to study the Toyota Hall of Fame's articles. But it's not okay to do it again.
  • Should've started Cameron Brate, who underachieved, but still had more points than the starting TE with 8.70 against a projected 10.67.
  • Should have started Jordan Matthews, who underachieved, but still had the most points of any WR on the team with 15.90 against a projected 16.35.
  • Tyrell Williams, who Cali Crushers picked up this week, scored below his 15.41-point projection with 10.80 points.
  • Dustin Hopkins was last in the matchup in scoring with 2.00 points against a projected 6.74 and underachieved for the third time this season.

What If

  • If team top shelf played Cali Crushers every week, they'd be 9-5 this year.
  • Besides Cali Crushers, team top shelf would have defeated five other teams this week.
  • Had they played each other last week, team top shelf would have defeated Cali Crushers 138.16 - 133.58.
  • If they played the same schedule as Cali Crushers, team top shelf would be 8-4.
  • If team top shelf had played every team in the league each week, they would be 68-58.
  • Cali Crushers would have lost to four other teams besides team top shelf this week.
  • If they played the same schedule as team top shelf, Cali Crushers would be 5-7.
  • If they played every team every week, Cali Crushers would be 59-67.

Game Notes

  • Despite being on the winning team, Matt Forte had a season-low 2.30 points against a projected 27.59 and has now underachieved in three straight games.
  • The 20.66-point margin of victory was the smallest in the league this week.
  • Two of the starters for team top shelf scored higher than the leading scorer for Cali Crushers.
  • With the win, team top shelf remains undefeated in comeback games this season, improving to 2-0.
  • You might as well put Cali Crushers in your drink, because they're ice cold after losing three games in a row.
  • Cali Crushers falls to 2-1 in comeback games this season.
  • team top shelf is leveraging their draft well. This week they got 75.1% of their points from players they drafted.
  • With 149.28 points, Cali Crushers had the highest losing score in the league this week.
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