Consolation: Cry Me A Rivers Nudges Past Flutie Flakes

Week 16

  • Cry Me A Rivers
  • 105 pts, 7-7
  • Weekly Grade
  • Flutie Flakes
  • 102 pts, 6-7-1
  • Weekly Grade

Cry Me A Rivers picked up the third-highest score this week from Blake Bortles (33) to steal one from Flutie Flakes 105 to 102. The playoff win was notable, with the 3-point margin of victory being the fifth-smallest recorded in the league this season. This close call was sweeter than most, serving as revenge for a Week 7 78 to 74 upset loss to Flutie Flakes. Things could have been different, Flutie Flakes had a starter score zero points (the Houston Texans Defense). Flutie Flakes finished the regular season with a record of 6-7-1, good for eighth place. When considering points per game, they ranked slightly worse (ninth with 87.19). In their only other postseason game of the season, Flutie Flakes defeated Roadhouse, 84 to 76.

Top Players

    • Jared Goff
    • 39
    • Blake Bortles
    • 33
    • Melvin Gordon
    • 18
    • Minnesota Vikings Defense
    • 15

Smooth Moves by Cry Me A Rivers

  • Know what's better than winning your matchup vs. Cry Me A Rivers? Getting into the Toyota Hall of Fame.
  • Who left this guy in free agency?? Blake Bortles responded to being picked up by scoring 33 points, the third-highest in the league.
  • Took Marcus Mariota out of the starting lineup, who scored 14 points on the bench, fewer than the starting QB.
  • Melvin Gordon scored 18 points, which ranked third out of all the RBs in the league this week.
  • The 10 points scored by Tyreek Hill was the eighth-highest score by a WR in the league this week.

Toyota Roster Tune-up

  • Loss is a four-letter word to Toyota Hall of Famers. And win is a three-letter word. Hall of Famers are great at Fantasy Football AND counting.
  • Did not start T.J. Yeldon, who scored 13 points and beat his projected point total by 2,263.6%, which was the highest percentage in the league.
  • With 4 points, Christian McCaffrey had his lowest output of the season and tallied just 37.4% of his 10.70 projected points, his lowest percentage of the year.
  • Of the 9 starters on Flutie Flakes, 5 underperformed versus their projections.
  • The Houston Texans Defense failed to score this week with 0 points against a projected 4.84.

What If

  • If Cry Me A Rivers played Flutie Flakes every week, they would be 8-8 this season.
  • Cry Me A Rivers would have beaten four other teams besides Flutie Flakes this week.
  • Had they played each other last week, Cry Me A Rivers would have defeated Flutie Flakes 119 - 84.
  • Cry Me A Rivers would be 6-8 if they played the same schedule as Flutie Flakes.
  • Cry Me A Rivers would be 77-90-1 if they played every team every week.
  • In addition to Cry Me A Rivers, Flutie Flakes would have lost to just two other teams this week.
  • If they played the same schedule as Cry Me A Rivers, Flutie Flakes would be 6-7-1.
  • If they played every team every week, Flutie Flakes would be 69-94-5.

Game Notes

  • Cry Me A Rivers has had four wins this year where their opponent beat their average score.
  • Six of the eight losses for Flutie Flakes this season have come when their opponent scores higher than their season average.
  • Although Flutie Flakes lost, they did put up the seventh-highest score for a losing team in the league this season.
  • In the loss, Jared Goff led the league in scoring and had the 14th-most points in the league this season with 39.
  • The margin of victory for the matchup ended up being the smallest in the league this week at 3 points.
  • Tyreek Hill did little to help Cry Me A Rivers, underperforming versus projections for the third straight game with 10 points against a projected 15.93.
  • The highest-scoring group of WRs in the league this week was on Flutie Flakes, which got 36 points from the position.
  • Cry Me A Rivers remains undefeated in close games this season, improving to 2-0.
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