Professor McMurder Comes from Behind to Edge Kyle's Glorious Team to Grab Seventh Place

Week 5

  • Professor McMurder
  • 112 pts, 2-3
  • Weekly Grade
  • Kyle's Glorious Team
  • 111.35 pts, 2-3
  • Weekly Grade

Professor McMurder benefited from 24.40 points from Philip Rivers and 21.50 from Odell Beckham Jr. to sneak past Kyle's Glorious Team 112.00 to 111.35. Professor McMurder came into the Monday night game facing a 6.95-point deficit, but scored 7.60 for the comeback. These two teams are tied for seventh place with 2-3 records, but it smells like BS, as Professor McMurder knows they're the much better squad, leading in total points 579.65 to 515.60. This was a matchup that could have gone either way, with the 0.65-point margin of victory being the smallest recorded in the league this season. Following a zero-point effort from Sammy Watkins, Kyle's Glorious Team was left to wonder "what might have been?".

Top Players

    • Dak Prescott
    • 29.25
    • Philip Rivers
    • 24.40
    • Odell Beckham Jr.
    • 21.50
    • Zach Ertz
    • 18.10

Smooth Moves by Professor McMurder

  • Congrats, Professor McMurder. You outscored your opponent. Next up: outperforming all other Fantasy Football players to get into the Toyota Hall of Fame.
  • Look, there in the sky. Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's just Odell Beckham Jr. posterizing opponents. He had the sixth-highest score of any WR in the league this week with 21.50 points.
  • Philip Rivers led the team in scoring with 24.40 points, his highest output of the season.
  • With only 3 of their 9 starters beating their projected points, Professor McMurder was still able to win.
  • The 9.00 points scored by the Carolina Panthers Defense outpaced their 6.79-point scoring projection by 32.5%.

Toyota Roster Tune-up

  • After any loss, it's good to reflect on the choices you've made. One you'll never regret is being a Toyota Hall of Famer.
  • Left Cole Beasley on the bench, where he scored 18.30 points and surpassed his scoring projection by 64.3%, the highest percentage of any player on the team.
  • This is how people lose everything in casinos. Kyle's Glorious Team thought their luck would change and went back to the well with Jay Ajayi. However, he scored 8.90 points against a projected 13.40 and has now underachieved in four straight games.
  • After a season-low 5.00 points against a projected 9.58, Mason Crosby has now scored below his projection in every game this season.
  • 5 of the starters on Kyle's Glorious Team scored less than their projected points.

What If

  • If Professor McMurder played Kyle's Glorious Team every week, they would be 4-1 this season.
  • Besides Kyle's Glorious Team, Professor McMurder would have defeated four other teams this week.
  • Were they resting their players for this week? Professor McMurder would have defeated Kyle's Glorious Team 116.55 - 78.10 had they played each other last week.
  • If they played the same schedule as Kyle's Glorious Team, Professor McMurder would be 1-3.
  • If Professor McMurder had played every team in the league each week, they would be 28-27.
  • Besides Professor McMurder, Kyle's Glorious Team would have been defeated by six other teams this week.
  • If they played the same schedule as Professor McMurder, Kyle's Glorious Team would be 1-3.
  • If they played every team every week, Kyle's Glorious Team would be 23-32.

Game Notes

  • Just like the Eagles' "Dream Team" of 2011, Professor McMurder has underachieved lately. They scored 112.00 points against a projected 124.57 and has underachieved for three straight weeks.
  • At 0.65 points, the margin of victory was the smallest in the league this season.
  • It was a tough loss for Kyle's Glorious Team, which put up the seventh-biggest score for a losing team in the league this season.
  • Kyle's Glorious Team has underachieved every week this season, scoring 111.35 points against a projected 119.20 this week.
  • With the win, Professor McMurder improves to 1-1 in close games this season.
  • Professor McMurder took the W, even though Kyle's Glorious Team performed better against their scoring projection. Kyle's Glorious Team scored 93.4% of their 119.20 projected points, while Professor McMurder recorded 89.9% of their 124.57-point projection.
  • In the loss, Zach Ertz scored 18.10 points, the ninth-highest TE score in the league this season.
  • Dak Prescott played well in the loss, ranking sixth in the league in scoring with the highest output of any player on Kyle's Glorious Team this season, putting up 29.25 points.
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