FootBaller Steals Win from Derek's Team

Week 1

  • FootBaller
  • 106.43 pts, 1-0
  • Weekly Grade
  • Derek's Team
  • 82.54 pts, 0-1
  • Weekly Grade

Faced with a 15.71-point deficit, FootBaller pulled off a 106.43 to 82.54 comeback on Monday night. They were led by Carson Wentz, whose 26.88 points were the third-highest score by a player this week. Both teams fell short of their projections by quite a bit, but FootBaller picked up the win with 76.9% of their projected 138.45 points. Aaron Rodgers led Derek's Team with 22.54 points while Jordy Nelson racked up 13.45. FootBaller (1-0) kicks off the campaign in fourth place while Derek's Team (0-1) debuts in seventh place.

Top Players

    • Carson Wentz
    • 26.88
    • Aaron Rodgers
    • 22.54
    • Pittsburgh Steelers Defense
    • 18.00
    • Kirk Cousins
    • 13.60

Smooth Moves by FootBaller

  • FootBaller, winning proved that Derek's Team is no matchup for you. But the Toyota Hall of Fame would prove that no Fantasy players are your equal.
  • Hey, what flavor chip is that on your shoulder? Carson Wentz played with a vengeance this week after being picked up, posting the third-highest total in the league this week with 26.88 points.
  • Looks like somebody has an eye for talent. Acquired the Pittsburgh Steelers Defense, which exceeded their scoring projection by 117.7%, the eighth-highest percentage in the league.
  • FootBaller was still able to pull out a win with only 2 of their 11 starters exceeding their projected points.
  • FootBaller won even though all three of their RBs scored below their projected points.

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.
  • Missed out on an opportunity by leaving the 15.35 points scored by Adam Thielen on the bench this week. He outperformed his projected point total by 101.2%, the 10th-highest percentage in the league.
  • 9 of the 11 starters scored less than their projected points.
  • Who needs offense when the defense is so dominant!? Derek's Team got outscored 18.00 - 2.00 by FootBaller at the DEF position.
  • Eli Manning could not reach his projected point total, scoring only 35.6% of his 21.63-point projection with 7.70 points.

What If

  • FootBaller would have beaten only two other teams besides Derek's Team this week.
  • If FootBaller had scored 14.39 more points, they would have beaten all teams in the league this week.
  • Derek's Team would have lost to five other teams besides FootBaller this week.
  • Derek's Team would've needed an additional 38.28 points to beat all teams in the league this week.

Game Notes

  • FootBaller covered the 7.62-point spread, winning by 23.89 points.
  • Derek's Team got smallest total score from their RB position of any team this week with 10.05 points.
  • FootBaller had the lowest winning score in the league this week with 106.43 points.
  • With 82.54 points, Derek's Team ranked seventh in the league in scoring this week.
  • Derek's Team lost, but Aaron Rodgers played well, scoring 22.54 points to rank ninth in the league in scoring.
  • Jordy Nelson was on the losing team, but still had the sixth-highest score of any WR in the league this week with 13.45 points.
  • Derek's Team could not close out the win even with the help of Amari Cooper, who scored 11.60 points, the eighth-highest score among all WRs in the league for the week.
  • In the loss, Travis Kelce had the fifth-highest TE score in the league this week with 4.90 points.
FootBaller
Derek's Team
  • Points by NFL Position
  • Top Players by Points
  • Game Flow
  • Projected vs Actual Point

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