Raider Nation League (ID# 862843)

Raider Nation Gets Late Stunner Against Silver & Mack!, Climbs to Seventh Place

Week 9

  • Raider Nation
  • 126 pts, 4-5
  • Weekly Grade
  • Silver & Mack!
  • 117.36 pts, 5-4
  • Weekly Grade

Raider Nation got 24.72 points from Drew Brees and 23.88 from Dak Prescott to defeat Silver & Mack! 126.00 to 117.36. Raider Nation came into the Sunday night game facing a 2.36-point deficit, but scored 11.00, picking up an unlikely win as a 22.88-point underdog. Raider Nation has beaten expectations an admirable five weeks straight and put up 18.6% more points than projected in this matchup. Ezekiel Elliott led Silver & Mack! with 21.70 points while Matthew Stafford brought in 15.76. Raider Nation showed some mercy in the win, starting a player with zero points (Spencer Ware). Raider Nation (4-5, 1,069.50 points) climbs into seventh place and Silver & Mack! (5-4, 1,050.06 points) stays in fourth place.

Top Players

    • Drew Brees
    • 24.72
    • Dak Prescott
    • 23.88
    • Ezekiel Elliott
    • 21.70
    • Michael Thomas
    • 19.30

Smooth Moves by Raider Nation

  • Fantasy Football is a game where the high score wins. So keep doing what you have to do, the Toyota Hall of Fame will turn a blind eye.
  • With 11.00 points, the Kansas City Chiefs Defense was the highest-scoring DEF of the week.
  • Drew Brees put up 24.72 points, which was the 10th-highest score in the league this week.
  • Look, there in the sky. Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's just Michael Thomas posterizing opponents. He had the second-highest score of any WR in the league this week with 19.30 points.
  • Jay Ajayi put the team on his back with 19.00 points, the sixth-highest score among RBs in the league this week.

Toyota Roster Tune-up

  • Next week, be sure to ask Raider Nation where official Toyota Hall of Fame articles are kept.
  • Did not start Melvin Gordon, who led the league in scoring with 32.10 points.
  • Even though Silver & Mack! lost, only 5 of their 10 starters scored less than their projected points.
  • The 8.20 points scored by T.Y. Hilton was just 52.5% of his 15.63-point projection.
  • Cam Newton had the highest projected points in the matchup with 21.77, but fell short by scoring 14.60 points.

What If

  • If Raider Nation played Silver & Mack! every week, they would be 3-6 this season.
  • Besides Silver & Mack!, Raider Nation would have defeated six other teams this week.
  • If they played the same schedule as Silver & Mack!, Raider Nation would be 5-3.
  • If Raider Nation had played every team in the league each week, they would be 47-34.
  • In addition to Raider Nation, Silver & Mack! would have lost to just two other teams this week.
  • And they say procrastination doesn't pay off! Had they played each other last week, Raider Nation would have lost to Silver & Mack! 127.86 - 126.98.
  • If they played the same schedule as Raider Nation, Silver & Mack! would be 7-1.
  • Silver & Mack! would be 53-28 if they played every team every week.

Game Notes

  • Looks like teams bring their A game when they see them on the schedule. Of the losses Silver & Mack! has had, three were against opponents who topped their season scoring average that week.
  • Don't you hate that person that always has to one-up everybody? Silver & Mack! scored 117.36 points and lost. It is the seventh-highest losing score in the league this season.
  • Each of the four losses for Silver & Mack! have come in comeback games.
  • The manager of Raider Nation was probably the person who destroyed the curve on every test in school. They scored 126.00 points against a projected 106.27 and beat their scoring projection for the sixth time this season, including the last five weeks in a row.
  • The 8.64-point margin of victory was the smallest in the league this week.
  • Silver & Mack! saw their three-game win streak come to an end.
  • Raider Nation had two starters score more points than the highest-scoring starter for Silver & Mack!.
  • Although Raider Nation won, it was no thanks to Coby Fleener, who scored 4.20 points and has now scored below his projection in three straight weeks.
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