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Team Blaze Pulls Out Dramatic Stunner over Mike's Team to Capture Fourth Place

Week 7

  • Team Blaze
  • 164.46 pts, 4-3
  • Weekly Grade
  • Mike's Team
  • 163.52 pts, 3-4
  • Weekly Grade

Team Blaze got the third-highest score by a player this week (36.10 points) from Melvin Gordon and erased a 26.06-point deficit on Monday night, stealing one from Mike's Team 164.46 to 163.52. The win was also an upset, with Mike's Team coming in as a 26.14-point favorite. Mike's Team has had a string of bad luck lately after losing their third in a row. Mike's Team had two players rank highly this week. Julio Jones scored 27.40 points while Jeremy Hill put up 27.20. Team Blaze (4-3, 1,032.36 points) climbs into fourth place while Mike's Team (3-4, 1,111.88 points) drops to ninth place.

Top Players

    • Melvin Gordon
    • 36.10
    • Julio Jones
    • 27.40
    • Jeremy Hill
    • 27.20
    • T.Y. Hilton
    • 26.30

Smooth Moves by Team Blaze

  • Outscoring your opponent is a sure-fire way to win each week. You can thank the Toyota Hall of Fame for that valuable insight.
  • Melvin Gordon brought in 36.10 points, which was good enough to rank third in the league in scoring this week and third-best of any player on Team Blaze this season.
  • Tyrell Williams overachieved by 73.4%, scoring 22.00 points against a projected 12.69.
  • Did you use any black magic this week? Team Blaze was still able to pull out a win with only 6 of their 13 starters exceeding their projected points.
  • Team Blaze got their best starter/bench scoring ratio of the season and had the seventh-highest in the league this season. They scored 164.46 points from their starting lineup versus 20.10 points from players left on the bench.

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.
  • The 1.00 point scored by Terrance West was the lowest total in the matchup and 7.9% of his projected point total of 12.61, which was his lowest percentage of the season.
  • With 15.72 points, Matt Ryan had his lowest output of the season and tallied just 61.8% of his 25.45 projected points, his lowest percentage of the year.
  • The 6.90 points scored by Amari Cooper was a season-low for both scoring and for his performance against projections. He reached only 44.4% of his 15.55 projected points this week.
  • The 2.40 points scored by Zach Ertz was a season-low. He had a projected 9.54-point total, and has now underachieved in three straight games.

What If

  • If Team Blaze played Mike's Team every week, they'd be 3-4 this year.
  • Besides Mike's Team, Team Blaze would have defeated six other teams this week.
  • If they played the same schedule as Mike's Team, Team Blaze would be 3-3.
  • If Team Blaze had played every team in the league each week, they would be 40-37.
  • Mike's Team would have lost to five other teams besides Team Blaze this week.
  • Timing really is everything. Team Blaze would have lost to Mike's Team 143.20 - 89.16 had they played each other last week.
  • If they played the same schedule as Team Blaze, Mike's Team would be 4-2.
  • If they played every team every week, Mike's Team would be 40-37.

Game Notes

  • Looks like teams bring their A game when they see them on the schedule. Of the losses Mike's Team has had, three were against opponents who topped their season scoring average that week.
  • This is the fourth game in a row where Mike's Team has failed to reach their projected points.
  • Don't you hate that guy that always has to one-up everybody? Mike's Team scored 163.52 points and lost. It is the eighth-highest losing score in the league this season.
  • The margin of victory of 0.94 points was the smallest in the league this week.
  • Not going to name names, but some people here aren't pulling their weight. Forget it, Kiko Alonso needs to step it up! He scored 5.50 points against a projected 7.95 in the win, and has now scored below his projection in five straight games.
  • Mike's Team has now lost three games in a row.
  • Team Blaze stays undefeated in close games this season at 2-0.
  • Mike's Team could not close out the win even with the help of Julio Jones, who scored 27.40 points, the fifth-highest score among all WRs in the league for the week.
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