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Head Delivers Unexpected Beatdown to Magic Rats to Claim the Top Spot in the League

Week 5

  • Head
  • 90.73 pts, 4-1
  • Weekly Grade
  • Magic Rats
  • 54.48 pts, 1-4
  • Weekly Grade

This was more than just a W in the win column as Head (4-1, 414.38 points) claims first place after pummeling Magic Rats (ninth place, 1-4, 316.82 points) 90.73 to 54.48. They put up the highest point total they've scored this season and also pulled off an upset, coming into the matchup with a projected spread of 7.73. Magic Rats has had a bad run and is on a three-game losing streak. For Magic Rats, Odell Beckham Jr. and Michael Crabtree played the roles of Maverick and Goose, scoring 8.80 and 8.35 points, respectively. Head showed some mercy in the win, starting a player with zero points (Dez Bryant).

Top Players

    • Philip Rivers
    • 27.18
    • Martellus Bennett
    • 21.35
    • Carlos Hyde
    • 11.70
    • New England Patriots Defense
    • 11.50

Smooth Moves by Head

  • 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.
  • With 27.18 points, Philip Rivers ranked third in the league in scoring this week and had the second-highest score of any player on Head this season.
  • With 21.35 points, Martellus Bennett beat his scoring projection by a league-leading 357.2% to rank ninth in the league in scoring.
  • Took the Houston Texans Defense out of the starting lineup, which scored 6.75 points on the bench, fewer than the starting DEF.
  • Carlos Hyde put the team on his back with 11.70 points, the seventh-highest score among RBs in the league this week.

Toyota Roster Tune-up

  • 90.73 seems a lot higher when you're on the losing side of it. And the Toyota Hall of Fame knows you know that.
  • Magic Rats left the 11.85 points scored by Tyrell Williams on the bench this week. He beat his projected point total by 176.9%, the fourth-highest percentage in the league.
  • Whoever gave you this advice, you might want to lose their number. Picked up and started the Baltimore Ravens Defense, which then scored below their 8.76-point projection with 6.95 points.
  • The 8.03 points scored by Eli Manning fell short of his 12.09-point projection, the fourth straight game where that has happened.
  • Head had a better day at the QB position, topping Magic Rats 27.18 - 8.03.

What If

  • If Head played Magic Rats every week, they'd be 4-1 this season.
  • Head would have beaten six other teams besides Magic Rats this week.
  • Were they resting their players for this week? Head would have defeated Magic Rats 90.42 - 70.42 had they played each other last week.
  • If they played the same schedule as Magic Rats, Head would be 2-2.
  • If Head had played every team in the league each week, they would be 31-14.
  • Magic Rats would have lost to five other teams besides Head this week.
  • Magic Rats would be 3-1 if they played the same schedule as Head.
  • Magic Rats would be 18-27 if they played every team every week.

Game Notes

  • All four of the losses for Magic Rats this season have come when their opponent had their highest-scoring week of the season.
  • Five of the starters for Head scored higher than the leading scorer for Magic Rats.
  • Magic Rats has underachieved for four straight weeks, having scored 54.48 points against a projected 72.15 this week.
  • Head scored 90.73 points against a projected 64.42 and beat their scoring projection for the fourth time this season, including the last three weeks in a row.
  • Despite being on the winning team, Graham Gano had a season-low 2.00 points against a projected 7.80 and has now underachieved in three straight games.
  • The 90.73 points scored by Head is their highest score of the season and the eighth-highest in the league this season.
  • With the win, Head remains undefeated in blowout games this season with a record of 2-0.
  • After the beating, Magic Rats is still winless in blowouts this season with a record of 0-2.
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