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Playoffs: Junkman Squashes Hakuna Mariota

Week 14

  • Junkman
  • 158.64 pts, 8-5
  • Weekly Grade
  • Hakuna Mariota
  • 87.6 pts, 8-5
  • Weekly Grade

Junkman got the second-highest point total of the week from Tom Brady (38.14), destroying Hakuna Mariota 158.64 to 87.60. It was an epic playoff win, and the 71.04-point margin of victory is the eighth-highest in the league this season. This beatdown was sweeter than most, serving as revenge for a Week 8 135.58 to 107.20 loss to Hakuna Mariota. Hakuna Mariota finished the regular season in fifth place with a record of 8-5. Their record was a bit misleading, as they ranked just 11th in the league in scoring average at 118.52 points per game. Hakuna Mariota has gone fishin' early, losing in their first postseason contest.

Top Players

    • Tom Brady
    • 38.14
    • Emmanuel Sanders
    • 32.00
    • Davante Adams
    • 25.40
    • LeSean McCoy
    • 22.80

Smooth Moves by Junkman

  • Junkman scored massive brownie points with the Toyota Hall of Fame this week. Too bad brownie points don't count as real points. Not that you need help.
  • Tom Brady beat his scoring projection by a season-high 69.1% to rank second in the league in scoring.
  • With 32.00 points, Emmanuel Sanders ranked third in the league in scoring.
  • With 25.40 points, Davante Adams ranked ninth in the league in scoring and beat his scoring projection by 123.8%, which was the highest percentage in the matchup.
  • Junkman appears to be some sort of fantasy prophet in the making. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers Defense, which was picked up by Junkman, scored 11.00 points against a projected 7.54, topping their projection by 45.9%.

Toyota Roster Tune-up

  • Somehow, all of your players had two bye weeks this week. The Toyota Hall of Fame calls that a bye bye week. Yes, it's a bad joke, but it's still better than your score.
  • Could've started the Buffalo Bills Defense, which underachieved, but still outscored the starting DEF with 6.00 against a projected 6.67.
  • The WR corps couldn't keep pace with their counterparts from Junkman and were outscored 68.50 - 15.70.
  • Kelvin Benjamin was last in the matchup in scoring, finishing below his projection for the eighth time this season with 2.10 points against a projected 12.91.
  • Hakuna Mariota had 7 starters fail to reach their projections.

What If

  • If Junkman played Hakuna Mariota every week, they'd be 7-7 this season.
  • Besides Hakuna Mariota, Junkman would have defeated six other teams this week.
  • Junkman would be 7-5 if they played the same schedule as Hakuna Mariota.
  • If Junkman had played every team in the league each week, they would be 85-65.
  • Hakuna Mariota would have lost to five other teams besides Junkman this week.
  • And they say procrastination doesn't pay off! Had they played each other last week, Junkman would have lost to Hakuna Mariota 125.54 - 110.46.
  • Hakuna Mariota would be 7-5 if they played the same schedule as Junkman.
  • Hakuna Mariota would be 75-75 if they played every team every week.

Game Notes

  • Maybe the league is colluding against them. All six of the losses for Hakuna Mariota this season have come when their opponent scores higher than their season average.
  • The top players for Junkman were elite in the matchup, as four of their starters outperformed the leading scorer for Hakuna Mariota.
  • It was the eighth-biggest margin of victory in the league this season at 71.04 points.
  • The 158.64 points by Junkman led the league. It is the second time they have led the league in scoring this season.
  • Junkman topped their point expectations for the fourth week in a row. They have now overperformed versus projections for the ninth time.
  • The WRs on Hakuna Mariota collectively had their worst week of the season with only 15.70 points.
  • The 68.50 points by the WRs on Junkman was the season-high for combined points from the position.
  • They may need to check dentals records to identify this victim. Hakuna Mariota had their worst loss of the season, losing by 71.04 points.
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