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Joe's Nifty Team Picks Up Victory over #FREEBRADY, Removes Them from First

Week 8

  • Joe's Nifty Team
  • 149.32 pts, 5-3
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  • #FREEBRADY
  • 140.2 pts, 5-3
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Joe's Nifty Team (third place, 5-3, 1,071.40 points) proves they are better than their record, booting #FREEBRADY (5-3, 930.16 points) out of the league's top spot after beating them 149.32 to 140.20. Carson Palmer led Joe's Nifty Team with 23.52 points while Travis Kelce scored 23.10. These two teams are tied for third place with 5-3 records, but it doesn't tell the whole story, as Joe's Nifty Team has a clear points lead, 1,071.40 to 930.16. Even though both teams met their expectations, Joe's Nifty Team scored 11.9% more than their projected 133.40 points to secure the win. The outcome could have gone the other way, #FREEBRADY had a starter score zero points (Justin Tucker).

Top Players

    • Matt Forte
    • 23.80
    • Carson Palmer
    • 23.52
    • Travis Kelce
    • 23.10
    • Rob Gronkowski
    • 21.90

Smooth Moves by Joe's Nifty Team

  • If this were a dream sequence, you'd hear a deep voice announce, "Joe's Nifty Team, the Toyota Hall of Famer." But it's not.
  • Took Hunter Henry out of the starting lineup, who scored 3.40 points on the bench, fewer than the starting TE.
  • Travis Kelce had the third-highest TE score in the league this week with 23.10 points.
  • Melvin Gordon put the team on his back with 19.50 points, the eighth-highest score among RBs in the league this week.
  • David Johnson scored 17.80 points, which ranked 10th out of all the RBs in the league this week.

Toyota Roster Tune-up

  • Somehow, all of your players had two bye weeks this week. The Toyota Hall of Fame calls that a bye bye week. Yes, it's a bad joke, but it's still better than your score.
  • Tyler Lockett was last on the team in scoring with 7.20 points against a projected 10.01 and has now underachieved in five straight games.
  • #FREEBRADY lost despite having only 2 of their 10 starters score less than their projected points.
  • DeSean Jackson has now failed to reach his projection for five straight games. This week he scored 7.80 points versus a projected 12.21.
  • Left Justin Tucker in the starting lineup, where he didn't score any points.

What If

  • Joe's Nifty Team would be 6-2 if they played #FREEBRADY every week.
  • Joe's Nifty Team would have beaten six other teams besides #FREEBRADY this week.
  • Were they resting their players for this week? Joe's Nifty Team would have defeated #FREEBRADY 130.38 - 119.62 had they played each other last week.
  • If they played the same schedule as #FREEBRADY, Joe's Nifty Team would be 6-1.
  • If Joe's Nifty Team had played every team in the league each week, they would be 42-30.
  • In addition to Joe's Nifty Team, #FREEBRADY would have lost to just two other teams this week.
  • If they played the same schedule as Joe's Nifty Team, #FREEBRADY would be 1-6.
  • #FREEBRADY would be 27-45 if they played every team every week.

Game Notes

  • Joe's Nifty Team has had three wins this year where their opponent beat their average score.
  • Maybe the league is colluding against them. All three of the losses for #FREEBRADY this season have come when their opponent scores higher than their season average.
  • #FREEBRADY scored 140.20 points against a projected 122.82 and beat their scoring projection for the fourth time this season, including the last three weeks in a row.
  • Don't you hate that guy that always has to one-up everybody? #FREEBRADY scored 140.20 points and lost. It is the fifth-highest losing score in the league this season.
  • The margin of victory of 9.12 points was the smallest in the league this week.
  • After scoring 11.00 points against a projected 7.88, the Kansas City Chiefs Defense has now exceeded their projection in three straight weeks.
  • Joe's Nifty Team got the best total score from their RBs of any team this week with 51.50 points.
  • Joe's Nifty Team won even though #FREEBRADY performed better against their scoring projection. #FREEBRADY beat their 122.82 projected points by 14.2%, while Joe's Nifty Team outscored their 133.40-point projection by 11.9%.
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