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Consolation: Wolfpack Hangs a Huge Upset on Tenacious

Week 16

  • Wolfpack
  • 145.58 pts, 5-8
  • Weekly Grade
  • Tenacious
  • 92.36 pts, 6-7
  • Weekly Grade

Wolfpack got the second-highest player point total all season (including playoffs) from Aaron Rodgers (49.18) to thump Tenacious 145.58 to 92.36. Wolfpack came into the matchup as the underdog, with a projected spread of 27.95. Wolfpack has done a good job of putting teams away early, collecting five blowout wins on the year. Wolfpack has put a nice string together and has now won three straight. This beating avenges a 142.08 to 89.24 shellacking by Tenacious back in Week 7. The gap could have been wider, Wolfpack had a starter score zero points (Tyler Eifert). Tenacious finished the regular season in seventh place with a record of 6-7. From a points per game perspective, they ranked slightly better (fifth with 115.17). In their only other postseason game of the season, Tenacious beat eyeballs, 125.36 to 118.04.

Top Players

    • Aaron Rodgers
    • 49.18
    • Allen Robinson
    • 27.70
    • Antonio Brown
    • 25.60
    • Matt Bryant
    • 22.00

Smooth Moves by Wolfpack

  • Reading this matchup recap is indicative of potential Toyota Hall of Famers. You're making Wolfpack look really good right now.
  • This one goes on the highlight reel at the end of the season. Aaron Rodgers scored 49.18 points, the highest of any player on Wolfpack this season.
  • Special teams just got even more special this week, thanks to Matt Bryant. His 22.00 points was the highest total among kickers for the week and the third-highest K score in the league this season.
  • What do Apache helicopters, F-117 Nighthawks and Allen Robinson have in common? They are all dangerous aerial weapons. He ranked sixth in the league in scoring among WRs this week with 27.70 points.
  • The Kansas City Chiefs Defense has now overachieved in five straight games after scoring 10.00 points against a projected 7.05.

Toyota Roster Tune-up

  • Somehow, all of your players had two bye weeks this week. The Toyota Hall of Fame calls that a bye bye week. Yes, it's a bad joke, but it's still better than your score.
  • Did not start Adam Thielen, who scored 48.60 points and beat his projected point total by 293.8%, which was the highest percentage in the league.
  • Did not start Tyrod Taylor, who ranked fourth in the league in scoring and beat his scoring projection by 132.1%, the seventh-highest percentage in the league.
  • Tenacious had 7 starters fail to reach their projections.
  • Tenacious needed more points from the QB position, where Wolfpack beat them 49.18 - 18.06.

What If

  • If Wolfpack played Tenacious every week, they'd be 6-9 this season.
  • Besides Tenacious, Wolfpack would have defeated six other teams this week.
  • If they played the same schedule as Tenacious, Wolfpack would be 5-8.
  • Wolfpack would be 86-82 if they played every team every week.
  • Tenacious would have lost to five other teams besides Wolfpack this week.
  • And they say procrastination doesn't pay off! Had they played each other last week, Wolfpack would have lost to Tenacious 125.36 - 105.98.
  • Tenacious would be 7-6 if they played the same schedule as Wolfpack.
  • Tenacious would be 87-74 if they played every team every week.

Game Notes

  • Five of the eight losses for Tenacious this season have come when their opponent scores higher than their season average.
  • Wolfpack had the week's widest margin of victory (53.22 points) for the fifth time this season.
  • The 145.58 points by Wolfpack led the league. It is the second time they have led the league in scoring this season.
  • Tenacious lost by the biggest margin of the week for the first time this season.
  • Wolfpack scored 145.58 points against a projected 89.68 and beat their scoring projection for the ninth time this season, including the last three weeks in a row.
  • Wolfpack beat Tenacious at the top, with two of their starters outscoring the leading point-getter for Tenacious.
  • The win was the third in a row for Wolfpack.
  • With 56.90 points, Wolfpack got the highest combined scoring output from the WR position for any team this week.
  • Points by NFL Position
  • Top Players by Points
  • Game Flow

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Fantasy MasterpiecesWeek 16

Onterrio Smith Min - RB 2003 vs. Kansas City 183 yards from scrimmage, 3 touchdowns Smith has to go down as one of the most unlikely fantasy Championship Week heroes in the NFL’s modern era.

Leading up to his 146-rushing yard, three rushing TD outburst against the Chiefs, Smith had hinted at something special to come with a 148-yard rushing performance in Week 15 against the Bears. But, for a player that had tallied just two touchdowns in the previous 13 games he played that season, the TD hat trick was shocking. In fact, his two-week rushing total in Week 15-16 amount to 26 percent of his career rushing total, and he would go on to score just four more touchdowns in his next 12 games before his career came to an end.
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