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Championship: Whistle Pigskin Gets Win Against Balls Deep

Week 16

  • Whistle Pigskin
  • 163.28 pts, 8-6
  • Weekly Grade
  • Balls Deep
  • 139.22 pts, 9-5
  • Weekly Grade

Whistle Pigskin put up the third-highest point total this season (including playoffs) and beat Balls Deep 163.28 to 139.22. Whistle Pigskin has been coming up strong regularly and has now won four straight. Whistle Pigskin gets revenge for their last matchup with Balls Deep (a Week 12 loss: 154.94 to 114.26), and their head-to-head record improves to 2-1. Balls Deep concluded the regular season in first place with a record of 9-5. They also ranked first in the league with 129.59 points per game. In their only other postseason game of the season, Balls Deep snuck by Dez Nuts, 158.30 to 153.06.

Top Players

    • David Johnson
    • 33.60
    • Travis Kelce
    • 33.00
    • Le'Veon Bell
    • 28.70
    • LeSean McCoy
    • 25.50

Smooth Moves by Whistle Pigskin

  • Reading this matchup recap is indicative of potential Toyota Hall of Famers. You're making Whistle Pigskin look really good right now.
  • With 17.00 points, the New England Patriots Defense was the top-scoring DEF of the week.
  • We won't judge you if you want to bow to David Johnson. He ranked fourth in the league in scoring with 33.60 points.
  • Expect to see some trade offers for Le'Veon Bell. He ranked seventh in the league in scoring with 28.70 points.
  • A person is known by the company they keep. In this case, Whistle Pigskin is looking pretty darn good because they had 7 of their 9 starters exceed their projected points.

Toyota Roster Tune-up

  • Don't worry, Balls Deep, the Toyota Hall of Fame says losing isn't contagious. But it is embarrassing. And you should be embarrassed.
  • A heated blanket would be a great gift for Larry Fitzgerald during this cold streak. He scored below his projection in three straight games after scoring 7.10 points against a projected 15.27 this week.
  • Note to self: don't start a player when they're going to have their worst game of the season. Jarvis Landry had a season-low 5.90 points against a projected 12.65 and underachieved for the 10th time this season.
  • Only 4 of the 9 starters on Balls Deep underachieved this week, but they still lost.
  • With 13.52 points, Cam Newton scored only 68.8% of his 19.64 projected point total.

What If

  • If Whistle Pigskin played Balls Deep every week, they'd be 7-9 this season.
  • Whistle Pigskin would've been undefeated if they played every team in the league this week.
  • Whistle Pigskin would be 7-6 if they played the same schedule as Balls Deep.
  • If Whistle Pigskin had played every team in the league each week, they would be 69-43.
  • In addition to Whistle Pigskin, Balls Deep would have lost to just one other team this week.
  • Timing really is everything. Whistle Pigskin would have lost to Balls Deep 158.30 - 135.84 had they played each other last week.
  • Balls Deep would be 7-6 if they played the same schedule as Whistle Pigskin.
  • If they played every team every week, Balls Deep would be 69-43.

Game Notes

  • Three of the 10 wins for Whistle Pigskin this season have come despite their opponent scoring higher than their season average.
  • Balls Deep has lost six times and four of them have come to teams who beat their scoring average in that matchup.
  • Hey, I'm sure Whistle Pigskin appreciates the tough competition. In the loss, Balls Deep had the third-highest losing score in the league this season with 139.22 points.
  • Whistle Pigskin is on the longest active win streak in the league, winning four straight games.
  • The 163.28 points scored by Whistle Pigskin was the highest in the league this week and the third-highest in the league this season.
  • The best group of RBs in the league this week was on Whistle Pigskin, which got 62.30 points from the position.
  • The WRs from Balls Deep scored the fewest points of any team in the league this week, with only 29.00 points.
  • With a margin of victory of 24.06 points, Whistle Pigskin had the second-highest margin in the league this week.
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