Offensively challenged Xheryk top Joe Pendleton, 75.06-64.68
Xheryk secured a 75.06-64.68 win over Joe Pendleton despite ranking only 13th in the league in points scored for the week. Joe Pendleton nabbed a 9.30-point lead on Thursday, but Xheryk held the lead the rest of the way. They were led by Justin Herbert, who passed for 303 yards and 2 touchdowns and ran for 36 yards for 18.66 points, and Kendrick Bourne, who caught 5 passes for 61 yards and 2 touchdowns (18.1 points). Josh Jacobs (87 Rush Yds, 1 Rush TD, 25 Rec Yds) and Justin Tucker (3-3 FG, 52 long, 1-1 XP) led the way for Joe Pendleton in the loss. Xheryk (7-5) will look to get another W against Indrid Cold, while Joe Pendleton (8-4) will face Flash in an effort to get back on track.
Both teams had players with highlight-reel moments early Sunday, but it was Joe Pendleton who grabbed the lead, 48.78-44.50. For Xheryk, Kendrick Bourne had a 41-yard touchdown catch. DJ Moore made the highlight reel for Joe Pendleton with a 64-yard catch.
Justin Tucker had a 52-yard field goal for Joe Pendleton, who trailed 75.06-64.68 after Sunday night.
While allowing 31 points, surrendering 392 yards, and forcing 5 turnovers against the Colts, the Buccaneers defense registered 12 points this week. Their scoring output was 82.4% more than their 6.58-point projection and was much higher than their 7.75-point season scoring average. The Buccaneers defense ranks #6 among fantasy DEFs this season and will face the Falcons next week.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers defense
Hey, the key to football is exploiting the mismatches, right? Thanks to a solid showing by Justin Herbert, we quadrupled Joe Pendleton at the quarterback position this past week (18.66 points to 4.28). Herbert went 28-for-44 for 303 yards, two TDs, and two INTs in a 28-13 loss to the Broncos.
Joe Pendleton will find it tough to complain about lack of opportunity this past week. Our five pass-catchers (four WR, one TE) were targeted a grand total of 34 times in Week 12. Chemistry could be an issue, as that group pulled down only 19 balls.