RB FOOTBALL (ID# 810823)

Deflated to 10.5 Wins Comeback Nailbiter over Chargin' Charlie's

Week 3

  • Deflated to 10.5
  • 113 pts, 1-2
  • Weekly Grade
  • Chargin' Charlie's
  • 112 pts, 1-2
  • Weekly Grade

Deflated to 10.5, down 66 on Monday night, gave Chargin' Charlie's a glimmer of hope, then ripped it away and edged Chargin' Charlie's 113 to 112. Deflated to 10.5 benefited from 37 points from Drew Brees and 30 from Devonta Freeman. This was anybody's to win, with the 1-point margin of victory being the second-smallest recorded in the league this season. Chargin' Charlie's was led by the tag team of the Minnesota Vikings Defense, with 37 points, and Kirk Cousins, who scored 25. Deflated to 10.5 showed some mercy in the win, starting a player with zero points (Delanie Walker). Chargin' Charlie's (1-2, 335 points) drops to 10th place while Deflated to 10.5 (1-2, 300 points) remains in 11th place.

Top Players

    • Drew Brees
    • 37
    • Minnesota Vikings Defense
    • 37
    • Devonta Freeman
    • 30
    • Kirk Cousins
    • 25

Smooth Moves by Deflated to 10.5

  • Even if you cried trying to win, you still won. And the Toyota Hall of Fame is proud of Deflated to 10.5 either way.
  • Drew Brees had 37 points, the third-highest QB score of the week and the seventh-highest QB score in the league this season.
  • The best week among all the bellcows: Devonta Freeman had an outstanding performance with 30 points, the best among RBs this week and the third-highest RB score in the league this season.
  • DeSean Jackson scored a season-high 16 points and beat his scoring projection by 98.8%, which also is a season-high.
  • Even with a zero from starter Delanie Walker, Deflated to 10.5 was still able to win.

Toyota Roster Tune-up

  • It's okay to regret not taking a sick day to study the Toyota Hall of Fame's articles. But it's not okay to do it again.
  • Chargin' Charlie's picked up Dennis Pitta, who then fell short of his 6.14-point projection by scoring 4 points.
  • In the midst of a season-low in scoring, Eric Decker also did not meet his projected points (3 points scored versus 8.75 projected) for the second time this season.
  • With a season-low 4 points versus a projected 8.78, Stefon Diggs failed to meet his projection for the first time this season.
  • Isaiah Crowell did not meet his 10.49-point projection this week, the first time that's happened this season. His 7 points were also a season-low.

What If

  • If Deflated to 10.5 played Chargin' Charlie's every week, they'd be 1-2 this season.
  • Deflated to 10.5 would have beaten four other teams besides Chargin' Charlie's this week.
  • Deflated to 10.5 would be 1-1 if they played the same schedule as Chargin' Charlie's.
  • If Deflated to 10.5 had played every team in the league each week, they would be 9-24.
  • Besides Deflated to 10.5, Chargin' Charlie's would have been defeated by six other teams this week.
  • Timing really is everything. Deflated to 10.5 would have lost to Chargin' Charlie's 104 - 79 had they played each other last week.
  • If they played the same schedule as Deflated to 10.5, Chargin' Charlie's would be 0-2.
  • If they played every team every week, Chargin' Charlie's would be 14-19.

Game Notes

  • Julian Edelman had a season-low 4 points against a projected 6.85 in the win and has now scored below his projection in every game this season.
  • Although Chargin' Charlie's lost, they did put up the sixth-highest score for a losing team in the league this season.
  • Vincent Jackson scored 3 points against a projected 8.47 in the win and has now scored below his projection in every game this season.
  • Despite being on the winning team, Golden Tate scored 4 points against a projected 7.29 and has now underachieved in every game this season.
  • Deflated to 10.5 had their highest score of the season with 113 points.
  • At 1 point, the margin of victory was the tightest of the week.
  • The WRs from Chargin' Charlie's scored the fewest points of any team in the league this week, with only 14 points.
  • Deflated to 10.5 improves to 1-1 in comeback games this season.
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Fantasy MasterpiecesWeek 3

Eric Metcalf Cle - RB/WR 1992 vs. LA Raiders 5 Catches, 177 yards, 3 TD catches, 10 rushing yards, 1 TD rush A dynamic, versatile threat who ranks top 15 in the NFL in career all-purpose yardage, Metcalf put his vast talents on display in this Week 3 contest against the Raiders, in which he nabbed five passes (for 177 yards), three of which he delivered into the end zone.

He also cashed in a rushing carry for a score, giving him four touchdowns on the afternoon. In the 13 games that would follow in that ’92 campaign, Metcalf would only hit pay dirt a total of three more times.
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