The Brookside Hood (ID# 795499)

The New Kids Gets Win over Da Harambois, Rises to Seventh Place

Week 8

  • The New Kids
  • 77.2 pts, 4-4
  • Weekly Grade
  • Da Harambois
  • 72.7 pts, 3-5
  • Weekly Grade

The New Kids got the third-highest player score of the week from Tom Brady with 30.10 and beat Da Harambois 77.20 to 72.70. While each team played way below projections, The New Kids got the win with just 79.6% of a projected 96.99 points. Da Harambois was led by the tag team of Marcus Mariota, with 19.90 points, and Lamar Miller, who scored 12.30. The New Kids (4-4, 695.82 points) climbs into seventh place and Da Harambois (3-5, 772.04 points) drops to ninth place.

Top Players

    • Tom Brady
    • 30.10
    • Marcus Mariota
    • 19.90
    • Stephen Gostkowski
    • 13.00
    • Lamar Miller
    • 12.30

Smooth Moves by The New Kids

  • The Toyota Hall of Fame would have its eyes on you for this week's win. But the Toyota Hall of Fame doesn't have eyes. Obviously.
  • Tom Brady had 30.10 points, the third-highest QB score of the week and the 10th-highest QB score in the league this season.
  • With 13.00 points, Stephen Gostkowski had the highest score for a K in the league this week.
  • Duke Johnson Jr. scored 11.60 points and beat his scoring projection by 62.9%, which led the matchup.
  • Apparently playing within themselves was good enough. The New Kids won despite having only 3 of their 10 starters exceed their projected points.

Toyota Roster Tune-up

  • Some teams are destined to beat teams like Da Harambois and move on to Toyota Hall of Fame greatness. Ironically, you are included in that destiny, because you played yourself.
  • Mark Ingram had -1.50 points against a projected 10.24 to finish last in the league in scoring and has now underachieved in three straight games.
  • With 1.00 point against a projected 5.94, the Buffalo Bills Defense did not meet their projection for the third straight game.
  • Of the 10 starters on Da Harambois, 6 underperformed versus their projections.
  • With 2.90 points versus a projected 14.85, Julio Jones scored only 19.5% of his projected point total.

What If

  • If The New Kids played Da Harambois every week, they'd be 3-5 this season.
  • The New Kids would have beaten only two other teams besides Da Harambois this week.
  • If they played the same schedule as Da Harambois, The New Kids would be 1-6.
  • If The New Kids had played every team in the league each week, they would be 23-65.
  • Besides The New Kids, Da Harambois would have been defeated by nine other teams this week.
  • And they say procrastination doesn't pay off! Had they played each other last week, The New Kids would have lost to Da Harambois 95.28 - 63.58.
  • Da Harambois would be 4-3 if they played the same schedule as The New Kids.
  • Da Harambois would be 40-48 if they played every team every week.

Game Notes

  • The tragedy of being an underachiever is that The New Kids knows what they should be, but reality keeps telling them that they're wrong. They scored 77.20 points against a projected 96.99 and underachieved for the fifth time this season, including the last four weeks in a row.
  • Despite being on the winning team, the New England Patriots Defense had a season-low 2.00 points against a projected 9.42 and has now underachieved in three straight games.
  • Marvin Jones Jr. scored a season-low 3.30 points and underachieved for the fifth straight week.
  • The margin of victory of 4.50 points was the smallest in the league this week.
  • Although The New Kids won, it was no thanks to Adam Humphries, who scored 5.80 points and has now scored below his projection in four straight weeks.
  • Just because Robert Horry has seven NBA championship rings, doesn't mean he's one of the greats. Despite being on the winning team, DeAndre Washington scored 3.20 points against a projected 5.09 and has now underachieved in four straight games.
  • The New Kids got 85.2% of their points from players they drafted.
  • The New Kids is now 3-2 when failing to reach their projection and Da Harambois falls to 1-5 when scoring below their projected total.
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