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Ivory & Lynch Puts the Kibosh on Deflated to 10.5 to Grab Eighth Place

Week 6

  • Ivory & Lynch
  • 107 pts, 3-3
  • Weekly Grade
  • Deflated to 10.5
  • 98 pts, 1-5
  • Weekly Grade

Like some kind of dynamic duo, Lamar Miller and Andrew Luck carried Ivory & Lynch, leading the way to a 107 to 98 victory over Deflated to 10.5. They notched 33 and 27 points, respectively. Deflated to 10.5 definitely shouldn't plan a trip to Vegas. Their luck couldn't get any worse as they are on a three-game losing streak. With 47 points (the highest score in the league this week ), Drew Brees put on a true laser show in this one. The outcome could have been worse, Ivory & Lynch had two starters score zero points. Ivory & Lynch (3-3, 668 points) climbs into eighth place while Deflated to 10.5 (1-5, 561 points) sinks into the cellar.

Top Players

    • Drew Brees
    • 47
    • Lamar Miller
    • 33
    • Andrew Luck
    • 27
    • Golden Tate
    • 26

Smooth Moves by Ivory & Lynch

  • Outscoring your opponent is a sure-fire way to win each week. You can thank the Toyota Hall of Fame for that valuable insight.
  • Lamar Miller didn't have the best score of the week, but there ain't no shame in his game. He had 33 points, the fourth-highest RB score of the week and the sixth-highest RB score in the league this season.
  • The 21 points scored by Christine Michael was the ninth-highest score of any RB in the league this week.
  • Even with two starters scoring zero points, Ivory & Lynch was still able to win.
  • Andrew Luck exceeded scoring projections by 22.2%, with 27 points against a projected 22.09.

Toyota Roster Tune-up

  • Sometimes 98 is enough. Unfortunately, the Toyota Hall of Fame has confirmed this time it's a smaller number than 107.
  • Julian Edelman scored 3 points against a projected 8.93 and has now underachieved in every game this season.
  • DeAndre Washington, who Deflated to 10.5 picked up this week, scored below his 9.63-point projection with 4 points.
  • 8 of the 10 starters scored less than their projected points.
  • This is how people lose everything in casinos. Deflated to 10.5 thought their luck would change and went back to the well with Chandler Catanzaro. However, he scored 4 points against a projected 8.95 and has now underachieved in four straight games.

What If

  • If Ivory & Lynch played Deflated to 10.5 every week, they'd be 5-1 this year.
  • Besides Deflated to 10.5, Ivory & Lynch would have defeated seven other teams this week.
  • Ivory & Lynch would be 2-3 if they played the same schedule as Deflated to 10.5.
  • If Ivory & Lynch had played every team in the league each week, they would be 35-31.
  • Deflated to 10.5 would have lost to five other teams besides Ivory & Lynch this week.
  • And they say procrastination doesn't pay off! Had they played each other last week, Ivory & Lynch would have lost to Deflated to 10.5 93 - 75.
  • Deflated to 10.5 would be 1-4 if they played the same schedule as Ivory & Lynch.
  • If they played every team every week, Deflated to 10.5 would be 16-49-1.

Game Notes

  • The tragedy of being an underachiever is that Deflated to 10.5 knows what they should be, but reality keeps telling them that they're wrong. They scored 98 points against a projected 107.63 and underachieved for the fifth time this season, including the last three weeks in a row.
  • Abe Lincoln once said, "You cannot help people permanently by doing for them what they could and should do for themselves." Somebody tell Drew Brees that. His 47 points led the league and was the fourth-most points scored this season, but Deflated to 10.5 could not get the win.
  • Ivory & Lynch won by 9 points, covering the 7.77-point spread.
  • The WRs on Ivory & Lynch collectively had their worst week of the season with only 12 points.
  • Deflated to 10.5 got a combined 34 points from their WRs, their highest combined scoring output from the WR position this season.
  • Just because Robert Horry has seven NBA championship rings, doesn't mean he's one of the greats. Despite being on the winning team, Marvin Jones Jr. scored 8 points against a projected 10.86 and has now underachieved in three straight games.
  • Not going to name names, but some people here aren't pulling their weight. Forget it, Justin Tucker needs to step it up! He scored 11 points against a projected 13.76 in the win, and has now scored below his projection in three straight games.
  • The loss was a familiar refrain for Deflated to 10.5, as they have now dropped three in a row.
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