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Matt's Team Squeaks Past North Dallas 40, Moves to 2-0 Head-to-Head

Week 14

  • Matt's Team
  • 69.86 pts, 11-3
  • Weekly Grade
  • North Dallas 40
  • 66.94 pts, 5-9
  • Weekly Grade

Matt's Team edged North Dallas 40 69.86 to 66.94 for a second win in as many head-to-head matchups. North Dallas 40 is still a tough matchup for Matt's Team, who has an average margin of victory of 5.32 points when they play. That's thinner than their 30.33-point average margin of victory for the season. Furthermore, Matt's Team has an 81.52-point average score in the series, just 81.7% of their total season average. Graham Gano was the determining factor, putting up 17.00 points for Matt's Team. The last time these teams met, David Johnson led with 30.50. North Dallas 40 got zero points from Rob Gronkowski, which might have made the difference in the outcome. Matt's Team defeated North Dallas 40 93.18 to 85.46 in Week 5.

Top Players

    • Aaron Rodgers
    • 21.24
    • Graham Gano
    • 17.00
    • DeSean Jackson
    • 16.20
    • LeGarrette Blount
    • 13.90

Smooth Moves by Matt's Team

  • 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.
  • A very special special-teamer: The 17.00 points scored by Graham Gano was the best K score of the week and is the fifth-highest K score in the league this season.
  • With 13.40 points versus a projected 10.89, Frank Gore exceeded his scoring projection by 23.1%.
  • Matt's Team won despite having only 3 of their 9 starters exceed their scoring projection.
  • Matt's Team won even though all three of their WRs scored below their projected points.

Toyota Roster Tune-up

  • Sometimes 66.94 is enough. Unfortunately, the Toyota Hall of Fame has confirmed this time it's a smaller number than 69.86.
  • Did not start Kyle Rudolph, who scored 12.00 points, surpassing his projected points by 107.4%, the 10th-highest percentage in the league.
  • Our kicker can beat up your kicker. North Dallas 40 got outscored 17.00 - 1.00 by Matt's Team at the K position.
  • North Dallas 40 was not able to win even though only 4 of their 9 starters fell short of their projected point total.
  • Did not take Rob Gronkowski (0 points) out of the starting lineup this week.

What If

  • If Matt's Team played North Dallas 40 every week, they'd be 12-2 this year.
  • Besides North Dallas 40, Matt's Team would have beaten only one other team this week.
  • Had they played each other last week, Matt's Team would have defeated North Dallas 40 105.30 - 60.46.
  • If they played the same schedule as North Dallas 40, Matt's Team would be 7-5.
  • If Matt's Team had played every team in the league each week, they would be 83-43.
  • North Dallas 40 would have lost to seven other teams besides Matt's Team this week.
  • If they played the same schedule as Matt's Team, North Dallas 40 would be 6-6.
  • If they played every team every week, North Dallas 40 would be 49-77.

Game Notes

  • Matt's Team won by scoring 69.86 points, their lowest winning score of the season.
  • The 2.92-point win by Matt's Team failed to cover the 19.40-point spread.
  • We don't condone cheating, but this group of wide receivers might want to spray Stickum on their gloves. The 7.70 total points by the WRs on Matt's Team was their lowest WR output 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, Allen Robinson scored 1.70 points against a projected 8.36 and has now underachieved in four straight games.
  • Not going to name names, but some people here aren't pulling their weight. Forget it, Doug Baldwin needs to step it up! He scored 4.60 points against a projected 9.12 in the win, and has now scored below his projection in three straight games.
  • Matt's Team took the W, even though North Dallas 40 performed better against their scoring projection. North Dallas 40 scored 88.5% of their 75.68 projected points, while Matt's Team recorded 73.5% of their 95.08-point projection.
  • Matt's Team stays undefeated in close games this season at 2-0.
  • In games that are close, North Dallas 40 is now 1-2, including losses in their last two such matchups.
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