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Fantasy Island Comes from Behind to Edge Romos's CrackBack for Third Consecutive Win

Week 7

  • Fantasy Island
  • 112.75 pts, 6-1
  • Weekly Grade
  • Romos's CrackBack
  • 109.75 pts, 3-4
  • Weekly Grade

Maybe Fantasy Island will be able to figure out what the phrase "by the skin of my teeth" means after this narrow victory, edging Romos's CrackBack 112.75 to 109.75 to remain undefeated in head-to-head matchups. This week, Cliff Avril was the determining factor, putting up 18.00 points. It was just a bit more than the 16.75 points Derrick Johnson got the last time these teams played. If Romos's CrackBack didn't have both Nick Fairley and Kemal Ishmael put up zeros, things could have been different. Fantasy Island won 139.79 to 113.50 in Week 2, and now has a 14.64-point average margin of victory over Romos's CrackBack.

Top Players

    • Cliff Avril
    • 18.00
    • Bobby Wagner
    • 17.75
    • Deone Bucannon
    • 15.25
    • Jerrell Freeman
    • 14.75

Smooth Moves by Fantasy Island

  • 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.
  • The 18.00 points scored by Cliff Avril ranked second in the league in scoring this week and fifth for any player on Fantasy Island this season.
  • The 17.75 points scored by Bobby Wagner ranked third in the league in scoring. It was also his highest output of the season.
  • Deone Bucannon beat his scoring projection by a season-high 40.8% to rank seventh in the league in scoring.
  • T.J. Ward scored 10.50 points against a projected 7.28 and has now overachieved in three straight games.

Toyota Roster Tune-up

  • Some teams are destined to beat teams like Romos's CrackBack and move on to Toyota Hall of Fame greatness. Ironically, you are included in that destiny, because you played yourself.
  • A heated blanket would be a great gift for Tony Jefferson during this cold streak. He scored below his projection in three straight games after scoring 8.00 points against a projected 10.56 this week.
  • Romos's CrackBack had 2 of their 15 starters score zero points.
  • It was a season-low scoring total for Everson Griffen, who had 1.25 points. He had a projected total of 5.27 points and this week was the third straight game of underperformance versus his projection.
  • With 3.50 points, Jerry Hughes had his lowest output of the season and tallied just 72.0% of his 4.86 projected points, his lowest percentage of the year.

What If

  • Fantasy Island would be 7-0 if they played Romos's CrackBack every week.
  • Besides Romos's CrackBack, Fantasy Island would have beaten only one other team this week.
  • Were they resting their players for this week? Fantasy Island would have defeated Romos's CrackBack 116.02 - 98.13 had they played each other last week.
  • Fantasy Island would be 3-2 if they played the same schedule as Romos's CrackBack.
  • If Fantasy Island had played every team in the league each week, they would be 23-12.
  • Romos's CrackBack would have lost to three other teams besides Fantasy Island this week.
  • If they played the same schedule as Fantasy Island, Romos's CrackBack would be 2-3.
  • Romos's CrackBack would be 10-25 if they played every team every week.

Game Notes

  • The top players for Fantasy Island were elite in the matchup, as three of their starters outperformed the leading scorer for Romos's CrackBack.
  • Fantasy Island is on the longest active win streak in the league, winning three straight games.
  • Fantasy Island scored 112.75 points against a projected 122.84 and underachieved for the fifth time this season, including the last four weeks in a row.
  • Hey, I'm sure Fantasy Island appreciates the tough competition. In the loss, Romos's CrackBack had the ninth-highest losing score in the league this season with 109.75 points.
  • Josh Norman had a season-low 1.25 points against a projected 6.09 in the win and has now scored below his projection in three straight games.
  • The margin of victory for the matchup ended up being the smallest in the league this week at 3.00 points.
  • Just because Robert Horry has seven NBA championship rings, doesn't mean he's one of the greats. Despite being on the winning team, Patrick Peterson scored 2.50 points against a projected 6.44 and has now underachieved in four straight games.
  • Romos's CrackBack falls to 1-1 in close games this season.
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