The Abe Lincolns Steals One from Americas Team

Week 1

  • The Abe Lincolns
  • 151.8 pts, 1-0
  • Weekly Grade
  • Americas Team
  • 128.58 pts, 0-1
  • Weekly Grade

The Abe Lincolns picked up 29.70 points from Adam Thielen to beat Americas Team 151.80 to 128.58. The Abe Lincolns came into the Monday night game facing a 20.78-point deficit, but scored 58.00 for the comeback. The Abe Lincolns met their projections and put up 5.9% more than their projected 143.38 points, while Americas Team just fell short of hitting their projections and got 97.5% of a projected 131.91. Matthew Stafford led Americas Team with 28.08 points while Randall Cobb racked up 17.50. The Abe Lincolns starts off the campaign with a 1-0 record, good enough for fourth place. Americas Team begins at 0-1 and in seventh place.

Top Players

    • Adam Thielen
    • 29.70
    • Matthew Stafford
    • 28.08
    • Leonard Fournette
    • 21.40
    • Jordy Nelson
    • 20.90

Smooth Moves by The Abe Lincolns

  • The Abe Lincolns, winning proved that Americas Team is no matchup for you. But the Toyota Hall of Fame would prove that no Fantasy players are your equal.
  • Adam Thielen felt like the Rodney Dangerfield of football: "no respect at all" with this week's projected points. He scored the fourth-most points in the league and beat his projected point total by 128.5%, the eighth-highest percentage in the league.
  • Leonard Fournette scored 21.40 points, which ranked third out of all the RBs in the league this week.
  • What do Apache helicopters, F-117 Nighthawks and Jordy Nelson have in common? They are all dangerous aerial weapons. He ranked sixth in the league in scoring among WRs this week with 20.90 points.
  • Ezekiel Elliott put the team on his back with 19.00 points, the seventh-highest score among RBs in the league this week.

Toyota Roster Tune-up

  • It's OK, Americas Team. Losing happens. Not necessarily to Toyota Hall of Famers, but to other folks, sure.
  • Could have started C.J. Fiedorowicz, who underachieved, but still outscored the starting TE with 8.60 against a projected 9.37.
  • Americas Team lost despite having only 5 of their 10 starters score less than their projected points.
  • With 6.30 points versus a projected 18.68, Dez Bryant scored only 33.7% of his projected point total.

What If

  • The Abe Lincolns would have beaten seven other teams besides Americas Team this week.
  • If The Abe Lincolns had scored 11.49 more points, they would have beaten all teams in the league this week.
  • In addition to The Abe Lincolns, Americas Team would have lost to just three other teams this week.
  • If Americas Team had scored 55.15 fewer points, they would have lost to all teams in the league this week.

Game Notes

  • The Abe Lincolns was able to cover the 11.47-point spread in the win.
  • The score put up by Americas Team was the largest among losing teams in the league this week.
  • Matthew Stafford did what he could in the loss for Americas Team. He scored 28.08 points, the fifth-highest score in the league this week.
  • Americas Team could not close out the win even with the help of Randall Cobb, who scored 17.50 points, the ninth-highest score among all WRs in the league for the week.
  • Americas Team got the third-highest combined scoring output from the RB position for any team this week with 42.40 points.
  • The 76.40 points scored by the WR on The Abe Lincolns was the second-biggest combined score by a team's WRs this week.
  • The Carolina Panthers Defense exceeded their projected point total by 129.0% in the loss, scoring 15.00 points against a projected 6.55.
  • Kirk Cousins, who had the highest projected points in the matchup, fell short of scoring projections with 11.60 points against a projected 20.17.
The Abe Lincolns
Americas Team
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