Phi Mu Dellta 16-17 (ID# 391811)

Tug Speedman Comes Back to Edge He-Men

Week 7

  • Tug Speedman
  • 102.18 pts, 5-2
  • Weekly Grade
  • He-Men
  • 97.32 pts, 1-6
  • Weekly Grade

Tug Speedman benefited from the second-highest score by a player this week (31.68 points) from Drew Brees and erased a 12.84-point deficit on Monday night to sneak past He-Men 102.18 to 97.32. This one just as easily could have been decided by a coin flip. The 4.86-point margin of victory was the fifth-smallest in the league this season. Free fallin' like Tom Petty, He-Men suffered a significant drop in scoring from last week's 134.40 to 114.60 win against DirtyBirds. Tug Speedman (5-2, 790.42 points) remains in third place and He-Men (1-6, 774.22 points) stays mired in the cellar.

Top Players

    • Drew Brees
    • 31.68
    • DeMarco Murray
    • 18.70
    • David Johnson
    • 17.10
    • Matt Ryan
    • 16.72

Smooth Moves by Tug Speedman

  • Even if you cried trying to win, you still won. And the Toyota Hall of Fame is proud of Tug Speedman either way.
  • Expect to see some trade offers for Drew Brees. He ranked second in the league in scoring with 31.68 points.
  • Benched RB Derrick Henry, who scored fewer points than any RB in the starting lineup with 0.30.
  • Look, there in the sky. Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's just Michael Crabtree posterizing opponents. He had the seventh-highest score of any WR in the league this week with 15.60 points.
  • Did you use any black magic this week? Tug Speedman was still able to pull out a win with only 4 of their 10 starters exceeding their projected points.

Toyota Roster Tune-up

  • Next week, be sure to ask Tug Speedman where official Toyota Hall of Fame articles are kept.
  • Did not start Matthew Stafford, who led the team in scoring with 19.84 points.
  • All that glitters is not gold. Picked up Hunter Henry, who scored 1.60 points against his projected 5.72.
  • It's times like these when it's important to support your players when they're down. So move the mouse pointer away from the DROP button. Matt Ryan scored a season-low 16.72 points, 62.9% of his projected 26.58, which is his lowest percentage of the year.
  • The 3.00 points scored by the New England Patriots Defense was a season-low for both scoring and for their performance against projections. They reached only 34.2% of their 8.76 projected points this week.

What If

  • If Tug Speedman played He-Men every week, they'd be 3-4 this year.
  • Besides He-Men, Tug Speedman would have defeated five other teams this week.
  • Tug Speedman would be 2-4 if they played the same schedule as He-Men.
  • If Tug Speedman had played every team in the league each week, they would be 43-34.
  • Besides Tug Speedman, He-Men would have been defeated by five other teams this week.
  • Timing really is everything. Tug Speedman would have lost to He-Men 134.40 - 102.80 had they played each other last week.
  • If they played the same schedule as Tug Speedman, He-Men would be 4-2.
  • He-Men would be 48-29 if they played every team every week.

Game Notes

  • Tug Speedman had their lowest winning score of the season with 102.18 points.
  • Tug Speedman scored 102.18 points against a projected 104.61 and underachieved for the fifth time this season, including the last four weeks in a row.
  • The margin of victory of 4.86 points was the smallest in the league this week.
  • In the loss, Jamison Crowder scored 10.80 points against a projected 7.00 and has now overachieved in three straight games.
  • Todd Gurley did little to help Tug Speedman, underperforming versus projections for the fourth straight game with 9.20 points against a projected 13.18.
  • Just because Robert Horry has seven NBA championship rings, doesn't mean he's one of the greats. Despite being on the winning team, Antonio Gates scored 3.80 points against a projected 6.97 and has now underachieved in three straight games.
  • With the loss, He-Men falls to 1-1 in comeback games this season.
  • With the win, Tug Speedman remains undefeated in comeback games this season, improving to 2-0.
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