Mike's Team Comes Back to Nip THE BRAND for Third Straight Win

Week 13

  • Mike's Team
  • 106.18 pts, 9-4
  • Weekly Grade
  • THE BRAND
  • 101.28 pts, 7-6
  • Weekly Grade

Mike's Team clinches a spot in the playoffs after taking down THE BRAND again, this time by a final score of 106.18 to 101.28. This week, Keenan Allen was the winning factor, picking up 16.50 points. It was a downgrade, however, from the 25.90 points Ezekiel Elliott got the last time these teams played. Mike's Team won 120.12 to 86.50 in Week 4, and now has a 19.26-point average margin of victory over THE BRAND.

Top Players

    • Russell Wilson
    • 24.18
    • Marshawn Lynch
    • 18.10
    • Keenan Allen
    • 16.50
    • Antonio Brown
    • 16.10

Smooth Moves by Mike's Team

  • Know what's better than winning your matchup vs. Mike's Team? Getting into the Toyota Hall of Fame.
  • Took the Philadephia Eagles Defense out of the starting lineup, which scored 2.00 points on the bench, fewer than the starting DEF.
  • What do Apache helicopters, F-117 Nighthawks and Keenan Allen have in common? They are all dangerous aerial weapons. He ranked fourth in the league in scoring among WRs this week with 16.50 points.
  • The 16.10 points scored by Antonio Brown was the fifth-highest score by a WR in the league this week.
  • Larry Fitzgerald scored 15.80 points, the sixth-highest WR score in the league this week.

Toyota Roster Tune-up

  • Dear, THE BRAND: Sorry to hear you lost. Toyota Hall of Famers don't really know how that feels, but surely it can't feel great. Next week, just win.
  • Alfred Morris, who was left on the bench, exceeded his 9.35-point projection with 18.70 points.
  • The WR corps couldn't keep pace with their counterparts from Mike's Team and were outscored 48.40 - 9.30.
  • Devontae Booker was last in the matchup in scoring, finishing below his projection for the second time this season with 0.80 points against a projected 8.21.
  • Julio Jones had two season-lows this week. He scored a season-low 2.40 points and recorded only 19.7% of his 12.19-point projection.

What If

  • If Mike's Team played THE BRAND every week, they would be 10-3 this season.
  • Besides THE BRAND, Mike's Team would have defeated six other teams this week.
  • If they played the same schedule as THE BRAND, Mike's Team would be 9-2.
  • If Mike's Team had played every team in the league each week, they would be 84-33.
  • THE BRAND would have lost to five other teams besides Mike's Team this week.
  • Timing really is everything. Mike's Team would have lost to THE BRAND 160.22 - 143.62 had they played each other last week.
  • THE BRAND would be 5-6 if they played the same schedule as Mike's Team.
  • THE BRAND would be 59-58 if they played every team every week.

Game Notes

  • Depth was a factor: Even though THE BRAND lost, they had two players score higher than the leading scorer for Mike's Team.
  • Mike's Team is on the longest active win streak in the league, winning three straight games.
  • Mike's Team topped their point expectations for the third week in a row. They have now overperformed versus projections for the ninth time.
  • The 106.18 points by Mike's Team was their lowest winning score of the season.
  • Hey, I'm sure Mike's Team appreciates the tough competition. In the loss, THE BRAND had the ninth-highest losing score in the league this season with 101.28 points.
  • Russell Wilson beat his projection for the seventh straight week. His 24.18 points ranked sixth in the league this week.
  • The WRs on THE BRAND collectively had their worst week of the season with only 9.30 points.
  • The 4.90-point margin of victory was the slimmest in the league this week.
Mike's Team
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