Emerald Ridge Jags Steals One from #1 asshole to Grab 10th Place

Week 14

  • Emerald Ridge Jags
  • 82.16 pts, 4-10
  • Weekly Grade
  • #1 asshole
  • 72.84 pts, 8-6
  • Weekly Grade

Emerald Ridge Jags benefited from 20.76 points from Philip Rivers and 17.80 from Cooper Kupp to defeat #1 asshole 82.16 to 72.84. Emerald Ridge Jags came into the Monday night game facing a 7.28-point deficit, but scored 16.60 for the comeback. This upset was revenge for a Week 3 79.62 to 77.30 heartbreaking loss to #1 asshole. Like the airspeed of a coconut-laden European swallow, the score for #1 asshole went down sharply from last week's 119.34 to 77.96 win against Stick it to me. On top of the loss, #1 asshole had a starter score zero points (Jimmy Graham). Emerald Ridge Jags (4-10, 1,104.30 points) inches up to 10th place and #1 asshole (8-6, 1,236.44 points) drops to sixth place.

Top Players

    • Philip Rivers
    • 20.76
    • Cooper Kupp
    • 17.80
    • Jarvis Landry
    • 16.60
    • Adam Thielen
    • 16.50

Smooth Moves by Emerald Ridge Jags

  • Know what's better than winning your matchup vs. Emerald Ridge Jags? Getting into the Toyota Hall of Fame.
  • With 20.76 points, Philip Rivers ranked fifth in the league this week in scoring among QBs.
  • The 17.80 points scored by Cooper Kupp was the fourth-highest score by a WR in the league this week.
  • Jarvis Landry scored 16.60 points, the sixth-highest WR score in the league this week.
  • The 14.00 points scored by Jake Elliott outpaced his 8.38-point scoring projection by 67.1%.

Toyota Roster Tune-up

  • When life hands you lemons, say, “What the heck? I thought this was Fantasy Football, not a lemon stand. I want wins instead.” Wisdom from the Toyota Hall of Fame.
  • This is one of those mistakes that you continuously think about for ten years. Did not start Dak Prescott, who scored 26.58 points to rank sixth in the league in scoring.
  • Had a chance to start Chris Boswell, who outdid his scoring projection of 8.68 points by scoring 19.00 points.
  • Josh McCown scored the fewest points in the league with -1.46 against a projected 14.30 and underachieved for the first time this season.
  • 5 of the 9 starters scored less than their projected points.

What If

  • Emerald Ridge Jags would be 5-9 if they played #1 asshole every week.
  • Emerald Ridge Jags would have beaten only three other teams besides #1 asshole this week.
  • If they played the same schedule as #1 asshole, Emerald Ridge Jags would be 4-8.
  • If Emerald Ridge Jags had played every team in the league each week, they would be 51-103.
  • #1 asshole would have lost to nine other teams besides Emerald Ridge Jags this week.
  • Timing really is everything. Emerald Ridge Jags would have lost to #1 asshole 119.34 - 80.46 had they played each other last week.
  • #1 asshole would be 6-6 if they played the same schedule as Emerald Ridge Jags.
  • If they played every team every week, #1 asshole would be 84-70.

Game Notes

  • Maybe the league is colluding against them. All six of the losses for #1 asshole this season have come when their opponent scores higher than their season average.
  • Three of the starters for Emerald Ridge Jags scored higher than the leading scorer for #1 asshole.
  • Emerald Ridge Jags was able to win with little help from the Pittsburgh Steelers Defense, which had a season-low -1.00 point and is on a three-week underperforming streak.
  • The WRs on Emerald Ridge Jags collectively had their best week of the season with 37.80 points.
  • After scoring 12.40 points against a projected 9.42, Marshawn Lynch has now exceeded his projection in three straight weeks.
  • The Chicago Bears Defense scored 11.00 points against a projected 6.06 in the loss and has now beaten their projection in three straight games.
  • Just because Robert Horry has seven NBA championship rings, doesn't mean he's one of the greats. Despite being on the winning team, Austin Seferian-Jenkins scored 0.10 points against a projected 5.79 and has now underachieved in three straight games.
  • In comeback games this season, #1 asshole is now 1-3, including losses in their last three such matchups.
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