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Aaron's Team Pulls Out Tense Stunner over Anthony's Team, Bounces Them Out of First

Week 9

  • Aaron's Team
  • 85.26 pts, 6-3
  • Weekly Grade
  • Anthony's Team
  • 83.02 pts, 6-3
  • Weekly Grade

Even though Aaron's Team (fourth place, 6-3, 766.06 points) was behind Anthony's Team in the standings entering the week, they aren't behind on the scoreboard this week, knocking Anthony's Team (6-3, 845.88 points) from the top spot after edging them 85.26 to 83.02. Latavius Murray registered the second-highest player point total in the league this week (30.70 points) while Aaron's Team erased a 40.66-point deficit on Sunday night to pull off the upset. These two teams are tied for fourth place with 6-3 records, but it smells like BS, as Anthony's Team knows they're the much better squad, leading in total points 845.88 to 766.06. This one just as easily could have been decided by a coin flip. The 2.24-point margin of victory was the third-smallest in the league this season. This game tape won't be broken down at upcoming coaching clinics, as both sides missed scoring opportunities. Aaron's Team had two starters turn in zero points and Anthony's Team had two.

Top Players

    • Latavius Murray
    • 30.70
    • Drew Brees
    • 24.72
    • Ben Roethlisberger
    • 19.86
    • Julio Jones
    • 17.10

Smooth Moves by Aaron's Team

  • Fantasy Football is a game where the high score wins. So keep doing what you have to do, the Toyota Hall of Fame will turn a blind eye.
  • The second-highest RB score of the week and the fourth-highest RB score of the season came from Latavius Murray, who scored 30.70 points.
  • Aaron's Team won despite having only 2 of their 9 starters exceed their projected points.
  • Do you put a LB or DB on him? You might have to put both on him if this continues. Antonio Gates scored 13.50 points to rank fourth among TEs in the league this week.
  • Aaron's Team won despite having 2 of their 9 starters score zero points.

Toyota Roster Tune-up

  • Don't worry, Anthony's Team, the Toyota Hall of Fame says losing isn't contagious. But it is embarrassing. And you should be embarrassed.
  • Anthony's Team had 2 of their 9 starters score zero points.
  • It was a bad week at RB for Anthony's Team, who was outscored at the position 30.70 - 7.60 by Aaron's Team.
  • Anthony's Team lost despite having only 4 of their 9 starters score less than their projected points.
  • Brandin Cooks could not reach his projected point total, scoring only 59.4% of his 11.12-point projection with 6.60 points.

What If

  • If Aaron's Team played Anthony's Team every week, they'd be 5-4 this season.
  • Aaron's Team would have beaten three other teams besides Anthony's Team this week.
  • Were they resting their players for this week? Aaron's Team would have defeated Anthony's Team 81.70 - 77.30 had they played each other last week.
  • If they played the same schedule as Anthony's Team, Aaron's Team would be 4-4.
  • If Aaron's Team had played every team in the league each week, they would be 41-40.
  • Besides Aaron's Team, Anthony's Team would have been defeated by five other teams this week.
  • Anthony's Team would be 4-4 if they played the same schedule as Aaron's Team.
  • Anthony's Team would be 45-36 if they played every team every week.

Game Notes

  • Maybe the league is colluding against them. All three of the losses for Anthony's Team this season have come when their opponent scores higher than their season average.
  • Anthony's Team underachieved for the sixth time this season, including the last three weeks in a row, scoring 83.02 points against a projected 87.79 this week.
  • The manager of Aaron's Team was probably the person who destroyed the curve on every test in school. They scored 85.26 points against a projected 77.08 and beat their scoring projection for the sixth time this season, including the last three weeks in a row.
  • Despite playing on the losing team, Drew Brees ranked ninth in the league in scoring with 24.72 points against a projected 21.57 and has now beaten his projection in four straight games.
  • Anthony's Team got a combined 7.60 points from their RBs, their lowest combined scoring output from the RB position this season.
  • The margin of victory of 2.24 points was the smallest in the league this week.
  • This must be how Jay Leno feels with a garage full of high-performance cars. Aaron's Team got a combined 30.70 points from their RBs, their highest combined scoring output from the RB position this season.
  • With the loss, Anthony's Team falls to 1-1 in close games this season.
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