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Knights Creeps By DirtyDeuce, Rises to Fifth Place

Week 7

  • Knights
  • 97.24 pts, 4-3
  • Weekly Grade
  • DirtyDeuce
  • 96.06 pts, 4-3
  • Weekly Grade

Knights got 30.40 points from Julio Jones and 16.20 from Mark Ingram to sneak past DirtyDeuce 97.24 to 96.06. This was one of the closest matchups to date, with the 1.18-point margin of victory being the third-smallest recorded in the league this season. Free fallin' like Tom Petty, DirtyDeuce suffered a significant drop in scoring from last week's 139.98 to 122.00 win against How's My Sack Taste?. Knights (4-3, 796.36 points) climbs into fifth place while DirtyDeuce (4-3, 780.60 points) drops to sixth place.

Top Players

    • Julio Jones
    • 30.40
    • Jacquizz Rodgers
    • 21.30
    • Willie Snead
    • 17.70
    • Mark Ingram
    • 16.20

Smooth Moves by Knights

  • Outscoring your opponent is a sure-fire way to win each week. You can thank the Toyota Hall of Fame for that valuable insight.
  • The 30.40 points scored by Julio Jones ranked 10th in the league in scoring this week and fifth for any player on Knights this season.
  • With 11.00 points, Julius Thomas had the fifth-highest score of any TE in the league this week.
  • Even with only 4 of the 9 starters scoring more than their projection, Knights was still able to win.

Toyota Roster Tune-up

  • Next week, be sure to ask Knights where official Toyota Hall of Fame articles are kept.
  • Should have started Antonio Gates, who underachieved, but still had more points than the starting TE with 8.80 against a projected 11.09.
  • Picked up Brian Hoyer, who scored only 9.3% of his scoring projection, the lowest percentage on the team.
  • This is how people lose everything in casinos. DirtyDeuce thought their luck would change and went back to the well with Jeremy Maclin. However, he scored 8.00 points against a projected 15.22 and has now underachieved in five straight games.
  • 5 of the 9 starters scored less than their projected points.

What If

  • If Knights played DirtyDeuce every week, they'd be 4-3 this season.
  • Besides DirtyDeuce, Knights would have beaten only one other team this week.
  • Knights would be 3-3 if they played the same schedule as DirtyDeuce.
  • If Knights had played every team in the league each week, they would be 30-47.
  • Besides Knights, DirtyDeuce would have been defeated by nine other teams this week.
  • Timing really is everything. Knights would have lost to DirtyDeuce 139.98 - 137.82 had they played each other last week.
  • If they played the same schedule as Knights, DirtyDeuce would be 3-3.
  • If they played every team every week, DirtyDeuce would be 29-48.

Game Notes

  • DirtyDeuce scored 96.06 points and lost. It is their highest losing score of the season.
  • Knights won by scoring 97.24 points, the lowest winning score in the league this season.
  • Jordy Nelson had a season-low 1.90 points against a projected 15.78 in the win and has now scored below his projection in three straight games.
  • The margin of victory for the matchup ended up being the smallest in the league this week at 1.18 points.
  • Not going to name names, but some people here aren't pulling their weight. Forget it, the Pittsburgh Steelers Defense needs to step it up! They scored 4.00 points against a projected 6.24 in the win, and has now scored below their projection in three straight games.
  • Knights took the W, even though DirtyDeuce performed better against their scoring projection. DirtyDeuce scored 78.4% of their 122.53 projected points, while Knights recorded 77.2% of their 125.89-point projection.
  • The draft continues to pay off for Knights, which got 88.9% of their points from players they drafted.
  • Knights is now 2-3 when failing to reach their projection and DirtyDeuce falls to 2-3 when scoring below their projected total.
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Fantasy MasterpiecesWeek 7

Shannon Sharpe Den - TE 2002 vs. Kansas City 12 Catches, 214 yards, 2 touchdowns In a career that included eight Pro Bowls and a seven top 2 finishes at the TE position in fantasy scoring, Sharpe was never better than his 214-yard, two-TD performance against the division-rival Chiefs in Week 7 of 2002.

In fact, no tight end has ever had a better week since the AFL-NFL merger in 1970. Sharpe still stands as the only tight end to tally 200-plus receiving yards in a game and his PPR-popping 12 catches is a total that has only been reached 17 times by a TE since the merger.
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