Lilley's Fantasy Football '16 (ID# 611879)

Championship: FFG Gets Victory over I need players

Week 16

  • FFG
  • 172.73 pts, 7-7
  • Weekly Grade
  • I need players
  • 141.26 pts, 8-6
  • Weekly Grade

FFG took advantage of the highest player point total in the league this week from Aaron Rodgers (74.18) and defeated I need players 172.73 to 141.26. This makes it two in a row for FFG against I need players. Their last matchup was a 215.74 to 163.70 win in Week 8. With Hunter Henry delivering zero points for FFG, the margin could have been bigger. I need players must have some good karma from a previous season or event. They finished the regular season in second place with a record of 8-6, despite ranking just sixth in the league in scoring at 161.07 points per game. In their only other postseason game of the season, I need players took down Just win baby, 118.82 to 109.72.

Top Players

    • Aaron Rodgers
    • 74.18
    • Jay Ajayi
    • 42.90
    • Tom Brady
    • 42.56
    • Steve Smith Sr.
    • 22.90

Smooth Moves by FFG

  • A higher score than your opponent is a guaranteed way to win each week. Thank the Toyota Hall of Fame for that valuable insight.
  • Aaron Rodgers scored 74.18 points, the highest of any player on FFG this season.
  • Just call him Fred Flintstone, because he was toting the rock all day long. Jay Ajayi had 42.90 points, the highest RB score of the week and the seventh-highest RB score in the league this season.
  • Benched RB Thomas Rawls, who scored fewer points than any RB in the starting lineup with 0.80.
  • Starter Hunter Henry put up a zero, but FFG still won.

Toyota Roster Tune-up

  • Did not start Adam Thielen, who ranked second in the league in scoring and beat his scoring projection by 362.2%, the second-highest percentage in the league.
  • Funny, the Hall provides articles you could have studied. But instead you watched I need players cry trying.
  • Picked up Antonio Gates but left him on the bench, where he scored 23.40 points against a projected 11.22.
  • All that glitters is not gold. Picked up Anquan Boldin, who scored 8.30 points against his projected 12.76.
  • The Seattle Seahawks Defense was last on the team in scoring with 2.00 points against a projected 7.90 and underachieved for the seventh time this season.

What If

  • FFG would be 9-7 if they played I need players every week.
  • FFG would have beaten four other teams besides I need players this week.
  • Were they resting their players for this week? FFG would have defeated I need players 152.53 - 118.82 had they played each other last week.
  • If they played the same schedule as I need players, FFG would be 9-5.
  • If FFG had played every team in the league each week, they would be 70-70.
  • Besides FFG, I need players would have been defeated by five other teams this week.
  • I need players would be 7-7 if they played the same schedule as FFG.
  • If they played every team every week, I need players would be 71-69.

Game Notes

  • Five of the seven losses for I need players this season have come when their opponent scores higher than their season average.
  • In the loss, Justin Tucker scored 15.00 points against a projected 9.73 and has now overachieved in five straight games.
  • FFG beat I need players at the top, with two of their starters outscoring the leading point-getter for I need players.
  • Although FFG won, it was no thanks to Amari Cooper, who scored 11.20 points and has now scored below his projection in seven straight weeks.
  • FFG overachieved in the win, improving to 6-4 when beating their projected points this season, while I need players falls to 2-4 when scoring below their projected points.
  • In the loss, Steve Smith Sr. had the ninth-highest WR score in the league this week with 22.90 points.
  • All was not bad for I need players in the loss, as Greg Olsen scored 11.90 points, the fifth-highest score for a TE in the league this week.
  • FFG won without much help from DeMarco Murray, who had season lows in both points scored and in scoring only 44.1% of his projected point total.
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