Victory is Mine (ID# 391851)

Dik Bikum Rallies to Inch by Goshawk, Rises to 11th Place

Week 9

  • Dik Bikum
  • 79.38 pts, 2-7
  • Weekly Grade
  • Goshawk
  • 76.6 pts, 3-6
  • Weekly Grade

Dik Bikum picked up 27.28 points from Russell Wilson and 12.90 from Doug Baldwin to slip by Goshawk 79.38 to 76.60. Dik Bikum came into the Monday night game facing a 15.40-point deficit, but scored 40.18 for the comeback. Goshawk is coming apart and is on a four-game losing streak. Philip Rivers led Goshawk with 18.70 points while Stefon Diggs racked up 18.20. If Goshawk didn't have both Alshon Jeffery and Jeremy Maclin put up zeros, the outcome could have gone the other way. Dik Bikum (2-7, 1,002.46 points) inches up to 11th place and Goshawk (3-6, 793.20 points) stays down in 10th place.

Top Players

    • Russell Wilson
    • 27.28
    • Philip Rivers
    • 18.70
    • Stefon Diggs
    • 18.20
    • LeSean McCoy
    • 17.00

Smooth Moves by Dik Bikum

  • The Toyota Hall of Fame would have its eyes on you for this week's win. But the Toyota Hall of Fame doesn't have eyes. Obviously.
  • Russell Wilson ranked 10th in the league in scoring with 27.28 points, his highest output of the season.
  • Dik Bikum was still able to pull out a win with only 1 of their 9 starters exceeding their projected points.
  • Take that, you RB-loving traditionalists! Dik Bikum won even though both of their RBs scored below their projected points.

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.
  • Well, that's embarrassing. Left Tyrod Taylor on the bench, where he ranked eighth in the league in scoring with 27.86 points.
  • Left Mike Wallace on the bench, where he scored 21.40 points, exceeding his scoring projection by 82.9%, the highest percentage in the matchup.
  • Got beat by Dik Bikum even though they had their lowest-scoring week of the season.
  • With 5.00 points against a projected 7.94, the Buffalo Bills Defense did not meet their projection for the fourth straight game.

What If

  • If Dik Bikum played Goshawk every week, they'd be 7-2 this year.
  • Dik Bikum would have beaten only one other team besides Goshawk this week.
  • Had they played each other last week, Dik Bikum would have defeated Goshawk 120.12 - 78.98.
  • Dik Bikum would be 4-4 if they played the same schedule as Goshawk.
  • If Dik Bikum had played every team in the league each week, they would be 48-51.
  • Besides Dik Bikum, Goshawk would have been defeated by nine other teams this week.
  • If they played the same schedule as Dik Bikum, Goshawk would be 0-8.
  • Goshawk would be 21-78 if they played every team every week.

Game Notes

  • When the going gets tough, the tough are supposed to get going. However, Goshawk stalled out again and extended their losing streak to four games.
  • The 79.38 points scored by Dik Bikum is the lowest winning score in the league this season.
  • Goshawk scored 76.60 points against a projected 83.25 and underachieved for the sixth time this season, including the last three weeks in a row.
  • The 2.78-point win by Dik Bikum failed to cover the 43.06-point spread.
  • Despite being on the winning team, DeVante Parker had a season-low 1.80 points against a projected 14.26 and has now underachieved in five straight games.
  • The win by Dik Bikum snapped a four-game losing streak.
  • What good are running backs if they are running backwards instead of forwards? The 13.30 total points by the RBs on Dik Bikum was their smallest RB output this season.
  • Just because Robert Horry has seven NBA championship rings, doesn't mean he's one of the greats. Despite being on the winning team, Dennis Pitta scored 2.40 points against a projected 11.71 and has now underachieved in three straight games.
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