24 Eh! smirk at predictions, defeat Project Mayhem in 136.66-88.50 rout
24 Eh! stepped up and exceeded their projected point total, cruising to a 136.66-88.50 win over Project Mayhem, who fell short of projections. There was very little drama in this one, as 24 Eh! nabbed a 45.06-point lead early Sunday afternoon behind impressive showings from Joe Mixon and Michael Thomas. Mixon racked up 186 yards from scrimmage and ran for a touchdown for 29.1 points, while Thomas caught 11 passes for 134 yards and a touchdown (27.9 points). DeAndre Hopkins (12 Rush Yds, 120 Rec Yds, 1 Rec TD) and Melvin Gordon III (55 Rush Yds, 1 Rush TD, 29 Rec Yds) carried the flag for Project Mayhem in the loss. This marks the first time this season 24 Eh! have taken down Project Mayhem, after falling 138.32-121.66 in their last matchup. 24 Eh! will look to keep the streak alive in next week's semifinal round, while Project Mayhem attempt to bounce back and lock up 5th Place.
There were players with highlight-reel plays on both teams early Sunday, but after all the points were tallied, 24 Eh! owned a 93.96-48.90 lead. Michael Thomas had a 21-yard touchdown catch and a 49-yard catch for 24 Eh!, while Lamar Jackson had a 61-yard touchdown pass. DeAndre Hopkins made the highlight reel for Project Mayhem with a 43-yard touchdown catch.
Patrick Mahomes had a 48-yard touchdown pass for Project Mayhem, who trailed 133.66-80.48 after the late action.
While racking up 186 yards from scrimmage and running for a touchdown against the Browns, Mixon recorded 29.1 points this week. His scoring output more-than-doubled his 10.53-point projection and was much higher than his 11.31-point season scoring average. Mixon ranks #66 among all fantasy players this season and will face the Patriots next week.
The key to success in football is creating mismatches. Fueled by stellar performances by Joe Mixon and Derrick Henry, our crew definitely made that a point of emphasis this past week. We doubled Project Mayhem up at the running back position (55.5 points to 26.3). Mixon had 186 total yards and a TD, while Henry logged 109 yards and two scores.
Trust us on this one, we've been in this industry for quite a long time now. Obstacles pop up, you suffer some defeats, the fans get a little whiny, and your local beat writers turn nit-picky with all of their questions. All part of living that coach life. Just remember that in the world of fantasy football, winning is the easiest way to silence any critics out there. Keep your head up, Project Mayhem!