Offensively challenged Harper's Nice Team top Nerd Herd in 74.44-71.18 battle
While they posted only the 11th-highest point total in the league for the week, Harper's Nice Team eked out a 74.44-71.18 win over Nerd Herd. It wasn't nearly as close as the final score indicates, as Harper's Nice Team led 49.94-34.38 heading into the late afternoon slate on Sunday. Nerd Herd closed the gap behind Harrison Butker (13 points) and Joshua Kelley (11.3). Harper's Nice Team were led by Ben Roethlisberger (19.24 points) and Odell Beckham Jr. (13.4). Harper's Nice Team improve to 1-1 on the season, while Nerd Herd fall to 0-2.
Odell Beckham Jr. had a 43-yard touchdown catch for Harper's Nice Team, helping to stake the team to a 17.40-2.90 lead.
Both teams had players with standout moments early Sunday, after which Harper's Nice Team had a 49.94-34.38 lead. Ben Roethlisberger had an 84-yard touchdown pass and a 28-yard touchdown pass for Harper's Nice Team, while Amari Cooper had a 58-yard catch. Tom Brady made the highlight reel for Nerd Herd with a 23-yard touchdown pass and a 50-yard pass.
Harrison Butker had multiple 58-yard field goals for Nerd Herd, who trailed 74.44-71.18 after the late afternoon games.
Projected to score 7.68 points, Fairbairn scored 56.3% more than that amount by scoring 12 points as the Texans lost to the Ravens 33-16. He made all 3 of his FG attempts to beat his projection by the highest percentage of any player on Harper's Nice Team this week. Fairbairn will battle the Steelers in Week 3.