Phi Mu Dellta 16-17 (ID# 391811)

Tug Speedman Handles Bernie's Burners

Week 3

  • Tug Speedman
  • 166.74 pts, 2-1
  • Weekly Grade
  • Bernie's Burners
  • 47.32 pts, 1-2
  • Weekly Grade

This was more than just a W in the win column as Tug Speedman (2-1, 371.68 points) leaps into the top spot in the league after eviscerating Bernie's Burners (11th place, 1-2, 224.64 points) 166.74 to 47.32. Tug Speedman also got the highest point total this season. While Bernie's Burners (1-2) is only a game back of Tug Speedman (2-1), it has a lot to do with luck because total points tells a different story, 371.68 to 224.64. There is the good, the bad, the ugly, and then there is this. The 119.42-point margin of victory is the highest in the league this season. To make matters worse, Bernie's Burners had a starter score zero points (Rob Gronkowski).

Top Players

    • Drew Brees
    • 32.94
    • Marvin Jones Jr.
    • 32.50
    • Minnesota Vikings Defense
    • 27.00
    • Todd Gurley
    • 20.00

Smooth Moves by Tug Speedman

  • Outscoring your opponent is a sure-fire way to win each week. You can thank the Toyota Hall of Fame for that valuable insight.
  • Drew Brees had 32.94 points, the third-highest QB score of the week and the eighth-highest QB score in the league this season.
  • The Minnesota Vikings Defense had 27.00 points, the second-highest DEF score of the week and the second-highest score among all defensive units in the league this season.
  • Marvin Jones Jr. felt like the Rodney Dangerfield of football: "no respect at all" with this week's projected points. He scored the fifth-most points in the league and beat his projected point total by 194.9%, the fifth-highest percentage in the league.
  • Todd Gurley put the team on his back with 20.00 points, the 10th-highest score among RBs in the league this week.

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.
  • Bernie's Burners left the 19.80 points scored by Zach Miller on the bench this week. He beat his projected point total by 250.4%, the third-highest percentage in the league.
  • Ryan Fitzpatrick, who Bernie's Burners picked up this week, scored below his 21.09-point projection with 3.72 points.
  • Golden Tate scored 3.20 points against a projected 8.01 and has now underachieved in every game this season.
  • The WRs on Bernie's Burners let them down, resulting in a 57.50 - 15.60 difference at the position.

What If

  • If Tug Speedman played Bernie's Burners every week, they'd be 2-1 this season.
  • Tug Speedman would have beaten every other team in the league this week.
  • Tug Speedman would be 1-1 if they played the same schedule as Bernie's Burners.
  • If Tug Speedman had played every team in the league each week, they would be 17-16.
  • Bernie's Burners would have been beaten by every other team in the league this week.
  • Timing really is everything. Tug Speedman would have lost to Bernie's Burners 120.18 - 89.62 had they played each other last week.
  • If they played the same schedule as Tug Speedman, Bernie's Burners would be 1-1.
  • If they played every team every week, Bernie's Burners would be 8-25.

Game Notes

  • Eight of the starters for Tug Speedman scored higher than the leading scorer for Bernie's Burners.
  • This matchup featured both the highest-scoring team and the lowest-scoring team in the league this week.
  • With 47.32 points, Bernie's Burners scored the fewest points in the league this week and had the lowest score of any team this season.
  • Despite being on the winning team, Jordan Reed had a season-low 5.60 points against a projected 9.57 and has now underachieved in every game this season.
  • Tug Speedman got a combined 57.50 points from their WRs, the highest combined scoring output from the WR position for any team this season.
  • With the loss, Bernie's Burners has been blown out in each of their two losses.
  • Tug Speedman won by the largest margin of victory in the league at 119.42 points.
  • Although Bernie's Burners lost, Jordan Howard played well, bringing in 58.3% more points than was projected (9.20 points against a projected 5.81).
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Fantasy MasterpiecesWeek 3

Eric Metcalf Cle - RB/WR 1992 vs. LA Raiders 5 Catches, 177 yards, 3 TD catches, 10 rushing yards, 1 TD rush A dynamic, versatile threat who ranks top 15 in the NFL in career all-purpose yardage, Metcalf put his vast talents on display in this Week 3 contest against the Raiders, in which he nabbed five passes (for 177 yards), three of which he delivered into the end zone.

He also cashed in a rushing carry for a score, giving him four touchdowns on the afternoon. In the 13 games that would follow in that ’92 campaign, Metcalf would only hit pay dirt a total of three more times.
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