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Consolation: DRiZzZieZ BaLLeRZ Pulls Off Comeback over kevin's Expert Team

Week 16

  • DRiZzZieZ BaLLeRZ
  • 119.08 pts, 6-8
  • Weekly Grade
  • kevin's Expert Team
  • 115.78 pts, 7-7
  • Weekly Grade

Montana, Brady, and Manning. Those are some of the names that DRiZzZieZ BaLLeRZ will be synonymous with after their comeback victory against kevin's Expert Team, overcoming a 22.40-point deficit on Sunday night to edge kevin's Expert Team 119.08 to 115.78. DRiZzZieZ BaLLeRZ benefited from 22.90 points from Steve Smith Sr. and 19.98 from Matt Ryan. kevin's Expert Team has been a choke artist in the clutch, losing three close ones this year. DRiZzZieZ BaLLeRZ gets revenge for their last matchup with kevin's Expert Team (a Week 11 loss: 119.68 to 109.78), and their head-to-head record improves to 2-1. kevin's Expert Team concluded the regular season in fifth place with a record of 7-7. With a scoring average of 120.25, they also placed fifth in the league in that metric. In their only other postseason game of the season, kevin's Expert Team edged Get'n Duck'ted, 115.78 to 113.48.

Top Players

    • Antonio Brown
    • 25.60
    • Mark Ingram
    • 25.30
    • Steve Smith Sr.
    • 22.90
    • Matt Ryan
    • 19.98

Smooth Moves by DRiZzZieZ BaLLeRZ

  • Even if you cried trying to win, you still won. And the Toyota Hall of Fame is proud of DRiZzZieZ BaLLeRZ either way.
  • With 22.90 points, Steve Smith Sr. ranked ninth in the league in scoring among WRs this week.
  • Devonta Freeman scored 16.80 points, which ranked 10th out of all the RBs in the league this week.
  • The 11.90 points scored by Greg Olsen was the third-highest point total among TEs in the league this week.
  • Apparently playing within themselves was good enough. DRiZzZieZ BaLLeRZ won despite having only 4 of their 9 starters exceed their projected points.

Toyota Roster Tune-up

  • Sometimes 115.78 is enough. Unfortunately, the Toyota Hall of Fame has confirmed this time it's a smaller number than 119.08.
  • Did not start Doug Baldwin, who ranked third in the league in scoring and beat his scoring projection by 160.7%, the fifth-highest percentage in the league.
  • The New York Jets Defense had -3.00 points against a projected 7.27 to finish last in the league in scoring and has now underachieved in four straight games.
  • kevin's Expert Team was dominated at the TE position, scoring 5.30 points versus the 11.90 for DRiZzZieZ BaLLeRZ.
  • Of the 9 starters on kevin's Expert Team, 5 underperformed versus their projections.

What If

  • If DRiZzZieZ BaLLeRZ played kevin's Expert Team every week, they would be 6-10 this season.
  • DRiZzZieZ BaLLeRZ would have beaten three other teams besides kevin's Expert Team this week.
  • Had they played each other last week, DRiZzZieZ BaLLeRZ would have defeated kevin's Expert Team 136.74 - 115.78.
  • DRiZzZieZ BaLLeRZ would be 5-8 if they played the same schedule as kevin's Expert Team.
  • If DRiZzZieZ BaLLeRZ had played every team in the league each week, they would be 66-74.
  • Besides DRiZzZieZ BaLLeRZ, kevin's Expert Team would have been defeated by four other teams this week.
  • If they played the same schedule as DRiZzZieZ BaLLeRZ, kevin's Expert Team would be 5-8.
  • kevin's Expert Team would be 68-72 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 kevin's Expert Team has had, three were against opponents who topped their season scoring average that week.
  • Depth was a factor: Even though kevin's Expert Team lost, they had two players score higher than the leading scorer for DRiZzZieZ BaLLeRZ.
  • The margin of victory for the matchup ended up being the smallest in the league this week at 3.30 points.
  • The WRs on DRiZzZieZ BaLLeRZ collectively had their best week of the season with 54.20 points.
  • Although DRiZzZieZ BaLLeRZ won, it was no thanks to Spencer Ware, who scored 10.20 points and has now scored below his projection in three straight weeks.
  • Not going to name names, but some people here aren't pulling their weight. Forget it, the Baltimore Ravens Defense needs to step it up! They scored 3.00 points against a projected 7.03 in the win, and has now scored below their projection in three straight games.
  • With the loss, kevin's Expert Team falls to 3-3 in close games this season.
  • With the win, DRiZzZieZ BaLLeRZ improves to 2-1 in close games this season.
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