Roughnecks overcome negative points, top Arrogant Americans, 146.40-130.75
Despite negative points from the Jacksonville Jaguars defense, Roughnecks were able to persevere and earn the victory, securing a 146.40-130.75 win over Arrogant Americans. Roughnecks never trailed in this one after earning a 22.80-point lead on Thursday behind Dak Prescott. Jacoby Brissett (29.15 points) and Todd Gurley II (21.3) led the charge for Arrogant Americans in the loss. This marks the first time this season Roughnecks have gotten the best of Arrogant Americans, after falling 231.55-104.15 in their last matchup. Roughnecks improve to 7-7 for the season, while Arrogant Americans fall to 4-10.
There were several players with big-time plays for both teams early Sunday, but after all was said and done, Roughnecks had a 102.50-78.25 lead. Aaron Jones had a 42-yard run for Roughnecks, while Nick Chubb had a 57-yard run. Meanwhile, Jacoby Brissett had a 46-yard touchdown pass for Arrogant Americans, while Mike Evans had a 61-yard touchdown catch.
A.J. Brown had a 91-yard touchdown catch for Roughnecks, while Keenan Allen had a 45-yard catch to contribute to a 146.40-94.95 lead for Roughnecks.
Brown (13 Rush Yds, 153 Rec Yds, 2 Rec TDs) scored 33.6 points against the Raiders in Week 14. His scoring output more-than-tripled his 9.63-point projection and was much higher than his 11-point season scoring average. Brown ranks #83 among all fantasy players this season and will face the Texans next week.
Well, we do appreciate the confidence this past week, Roughnecks. It takes a special kind of moxie to roll out a starter with negative points (the Jacksonville Jaguars defense) while still getting a win. All we ask is to please keep that flashy, show-off type of stuff to the regular season. Try it in the playoffs and we're toast.
Keep your chin up, Arrogant Americans! I mean, just think big-picture here: only one manager's actually gonna win this thing... there's a lot to be said for taking the classy route, gracefully applauding those who do emerge victorious, and start re-strategizing for next season!