Luke's Team Comes from Behind to Squeak By The Angry Alligator

Week 1

  • Luke's Team
  • 109.64 pts, 1-0
  • Weekly Grade
  • The Angry Alligator
  • 107.78 pts, 0-1
  • Weekly Grade

Facing an 11.14-point deficit on Monday night, Luke's Team scored 36.20 and edged The Angry Alligator 109.64 to 107.78. They also claimed the highest score this week. While each team hit their projections, Luke's Team put up 1.5% more than a projected 108.04 points to get the win. The Los Angeles Rams Defense brought in the third-highest score for the week with 28.00 points for The Angry Alligator. Luke's Team starts off the campaign with a 1-0 record, good enough for first place. The Angry Alligator opens at 0-1 and in sixth place.

Top Players

    • Los Angeles Rams Defense
    • 28.00
    • Derek Carr
    • 18.68
    • Antonio Brown
    • 18.20
    • Pittsburgh Steelers Defense
    • 18.00

Smooth Moves by Luke's Team

  • You put it all on the Fantasy field and pulled out a Fantasy victory! A Fantasy feeling only rivaled by becoming a real Toyota Hall of Famer.
  • With 18.20 points, Antonio Brown ranked third in the league in scoring among WRs this week.
  • There are rumors that the military wants to model a new all-terrain vehicle based off of Ty Montgomery. He had the sixth-highest score among RBs in the league this week with 15.30 points.
  • Look, there in the sky. Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's just Jordy Nelson posterizing opponents. He had the fifth-highest score of any WR in the league this week with 13.90 points.
  • Those were the projections? We thought that was the starting point. 5 of the 9 starters on Luke's Team exceeded their projected points.

Toyota Roster Tune-up

  • The Angry Alligator, you can't win 'em all. But you can't lose 'em all if you wanna be in the Toyota Hall of Fame.
  • Acquired and benched Kareem Hunt, who scored a league-leading 40.60 points.
  • The Angry Alligator had no luck at the K position, losing the point battle 12.00 - 6.00 to Luke's Team.
  • The Angry Alligator was not able to win even though only 4 of their 9 starters fell short of their projected point total.
  • With 6.60 points versus a projected 13.69, Julio Jones scored only 48.2% of his projected point total.

What If

  • Luke's Team would have been undefeated if they played every team in the league this week.
  • Luke's Team would have had to score 60.61 fewer points to lose to all teams in the league this week.
  • The Angry Alligator would have beaten every other team in the league besides Luke's Team this week.
  • If The Angry Alligator had scored 58.75 fewer points, they would have lost to all teams in the league this week.

Game Notes

  • Depth was a factor: Even though The Angry Alligator lost, they had two players score higher than the leading scorer for Luke's Team.
  • This matchup had the top two scoring teams in the league this week.
  • The margin of victory for the matchup ended up being the smallest in the league this week at 1.86 points.
  • The highest-scoring group of WRs in the league this week was on Luke's Team, which got 36.40 points from the position.
  • Both teams topped their projections, but The Angry Alligator performed better versus expectations than Luke's Team and still lost.
  • The Angry Alligator had the highest losing score in the league this week with 107.78 points.
  • In the loss, the Los Angeles Rams Defense ranked third in the league in scoring and beat their scoring projection by 314.7%, which led the matchup.
  • In the defeat, Derek Carr had the fourth-highest QB score in the league this week with 18.68 points.
Luke's Team
The Angry Alligator
  • Points by NFL Position
  • Top Players by Points
  • Game Flow
  • Projected vs Actual Point

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