Legends of Hangzhou (ID# 761889)

Birch & Fern Handles Litterbox, Moves Up to Sixth Place

Week 6

  • Birch & Fern
  • 142.36 pts, 4-2
  • Weekly Grade
  • Litterbox
  • 77.92 pts, 2-4
  • Weekly Grade

Birch & Fern put on a show in this matchup, registering the highest score of the week to demolish Litterbox 142.36 to 77.92. This is the kind of victory the grandchildren will hear about. The 64.44-point margin of victory was the second-highest recorded in the league this season. Following a 108.96 to 85.96 win against Factory of Sadness, Litterbox saw their scoring drop substantially this week. On top of the loss, Litterbox had two starters score zero points (Will Fuller and Theo Riddick). Birch & Fern (4-2, 592.46 points) climbs into sixth place while Litterbox (2-4, 540.60 points) stays in ninth place.

Top Players

    • Kenny Britt
    • 29.10
    • Brandin Cooks
    • 27.00
    • Terrance West
    • 26.30
    • Rob Gronkowski
    • 25.70

Smooth Moves by Birch & Fern

  • Outscoring your opponent is a sure-fire way to win each week. You can thank the Toyota Hall of Fame for that valuable insight.
  • Coby Fleener had 22.60 points, the second-highest TE score of the week and the fifth-highest TE score in the league this season.
  • Shipped in the mercenaries, picking up Kenny Britt which scored 29.10 points to lead the matchup.
  • Made the right move in benching Tyrell Williams, who had 4.30 points, the lowest total of any starting WR on Birch & Fern.
  • Sat TE Hunter Henry on the bench, where he had the lowest TE score on the team with 17.30 points.

Toyota Roster Tune-up

  • It's okay to regret not taking a sick day to study the Toyota Hall of Fame's articles. But it's not okay to do it again.
  • Whoever gave you this advice, you might want to lose their number. Picked up and started Carson Palmer, who then scored below his 20.81-point projection with 12.42 points.
  • Litterbox could have used more points at WR, where Birch & Fern outscored them 64.00 - 20.10.
  • The Oakland Raiders Defense was last in the matchup in scoring, finishing below their projection for the fourth time this season with 1.00 point against a projected 6.69.
  • The 7.00 points scored by Matt Prater fell short of his 8.87-point projection, the third straight game where that has happened.

What If

  • Birch & Fern would be 3-3 if they played Litterbox every week.
  • Birch & Fern would have beaten every other team in the league this week.
  • Birch & Fern would be 3-2 if they played the same schedule as Litterbox.
  • If Birch & Fern had played every team in the league each week, they would be 28-38.
  • Besides Birch & Fern, Litterbox would have been defeated by nine other teams this week.
  • Timing really is everything. Birch & Fern would have lost to Litterbox 108.96 - 106.46 had they played each other last week.
  • If they played the same schedule as Birch & Fern, Litterbox would be 3-2.
  • If they played every team every week, Litterbox would be 19-47.

Game Notes

  • Three of the four losses for Litterbox this season have come when their opponent had their highest-scoring week of the season.
  • The top players for Birch & Fern were elite in the matchup, as three of their starters outperformed the leading scorer for Litterbox.
  • It was the second-biggest margin of victory in the league this season at 64.44 points.
  • Birch & Fern had a league-high for the week with 142.36 points, which is the fourth-highest score in the league this season.
  • Birch & Fern got a combined 64.00 points from their WRs, the highest combined scoring output from the WR position for any team this season.
  • What good are running backs if they are running backwards instead of forwards? The 11.70 total points by the RBs on Litterbox was their smallest RB output this season.
  • Although Birch & Fern won, it was no thanks to Eddie Lacy, who scored 7.60 points and has now scored below his projection in five straight weeks.
  • Not going to name names, but some people here aren't pulling their weight. Forget it, Graham Gano needs to step it up! He scored 7.00 points against a projected 10.06 in the win, and has now scored below his projection in four straight games.
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