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FF Week 16 Recap

Liberty City Outlaws
Georgia Bullies
82.49 PTS (3-11) 81.76 PTS (4-10)
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Consolation: Liberty City Outlaws Creeps By Georgia Bullies

Liberty City Outlaws got 25.00 points from the Pittsburgh Steelers Defense to slip by Georgia Bullies 82.49 to 81.76. The miniscule 0.73-point playoff win was the second-smallest difference over all matchups this season. Liberty City Outlaws goes to 1-2 head-to-head this season against Georgia Bullies, avenging a Week 9 loss (92.92 to 84.68) the last time the teams met.

Smooth Moves by Liberty City Outlaws

  • That’s one small victory for Liberty City Outlaws. And one small step toward legendary status—in the Toyota Hall of Fame.
  • The Pittsburgh Steelers Defense seemed to take offense to this week’s projected points. They ranked fifth in the league in scoring and beat their scoring projection by 102.9%, the ninth-highest percentage in the league.
  • Made a good move in sitting Tarik Cohen this week. He brought in 1.70 points, the fewest of any RB on the team.
  • Liberty City Outlaws was still able to pull out a win with only 2 of their 10 starters exceeding their projected points.
  • With 11.53 points versus a projected 8.17, DeMarco Murray exceeded his scoring projection by 41.1%.

Toyota Roster Tune-up

  • Loss is a four-letter word to Toyota Hall of Famers. And win is a three-letter word. Hall of Famers are great at Fantasy Football AND counting.
  • Left Mike Gillislee on the bench, where he scored 9.80 points and beat his projected point total by 117.8%, the seventh-highest percentage in the league this week.
  • The Houston Texans Defense had -1.00 point against a projected 5.78 to finish last in the league in scoring and has now underachieved in six straight games.
  • Could have started the Los Angeles Rams Defense, which underachieved, but still outscored the starting DEF with 5.00 against a projected 10.41.
  • Even though Georgia Bullies lost, only 3 of their 10 starters scored less than their projected points.

What If

  • If Liberty City Outlaws played Georgia Bullies every week, they’d be 7-9 this year.
  • Besides Georgia Bullies, Liberty City Outlaws would have beaten only one other team this week.
  • If they played the same schedule as Georgia Bullies, Liberty City Outlaws would be 3-10.
  • Liberty City Outlaws would be 33-79 if they played every team every week.
  • Besides Liberty City Outlaws, Georgia Bullies would have been defeated by five other teams this week.
  • And they say procrastination doesn’t pay off! Had they played each other last week, Liberty City Outlaws would have lost to Georgia Bullies 69.48 – 55.18.
  • Georgia Bullies would be 4-9 if they played the same schedule as Liberty City Outlaws.
  • If they played every team every week, Georgia Bullies would be 41-71.

Game Notes

  • Liberty City Outlaws won by scoring 82.49 points, their lowest winning score of the season.
  • When the going gets tough, the tough are supposed to get going. However, Georgia Bullies stalled out again and extended their losing streak to six games.
  • Liberty City Outlaws underachieved for the 11th time this season, including the last five weeks in a row, scoring 82.49 points against a projected 96.12 this week.
  • The win by Liberty City Outlaws snapped a four-game losing streak.
  • The margin of victory of 0.73 points was the smallest in the league this week.
  • Not going to name names, but some people here aren’t pulling their weight. Forget it, Matt Ryan needs to step it up! He scored 12.22 points against a projected 19.12 in the win, and has now scored below his projection in five straight games.
  • Liberty City Outlaws underachieved in the win, recording 85.8% of their projected 96.12, while Georgia Bullies performed better than expected, beating their 80.46-point projection by 1.6%.
  • Georgia Bullies got a combined 29.66 points from their WRs, the highest combined scoring output from the WR position for any team this week.

ChrisChristiesNachos
Forte Shades of Jay
150.47 PTS (7-7) 84.03 PTS (7-7)
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Consolation: ChrisChristiesNachos Picks Apart Forte Shades of Jay

ChrisChristiesNachos had a fever and the only prescription was more fantasy football points. They logged the eighth-highest point total in the league to date in a 150.47 to 84.03 victory against Forte Shades of Jay. Blow out would be an undestatement here, as this 66.44-point margin of victory was the sixth-largest of all matchups this season. ChrisChristiesNachos goes to 2-1 head-to-head this season against Forte Shades of Jay, including a Week 11 win (96.65 to 95.96) the last time the teams met. On top of the loss, Forte Shades of Jay got zero points from Hunter Henry. Forte Shades of Jay finished the regular season in fifth place with a record of 7-7. In terms of scoring average, they ranked slightly better (fourth with 102.80). In their only other postseason game of the season, Forte Shades of Jay demolished Liberty City Outlaws, 103.31 to 55.18. Teams had trouble sleeping after playing Forte Shades of Jay this year, as they blew out their opponent five times this season.

Smooth Moves by ChrisChristiesNachos

  • ChrisChristiesNachos is a winning name, which might be why you just won. Next step is figuring out if ChrisChristiesNachos is a Toyota Hall of Fame name.
  • The 10.47 points scored by Rob Gronkowski was the highest TE score in the league this week.
  • Expect to see some trade offers for Jared Goff. He ranked third in the league in scoring with 30.44 points.
  • Took Kirk Cousins out of the starting lineup, who scored 28.76 points on the bench, fewer than the starting QB.
  • Benched RB Jamaal Williams, who scored fewer points than any RB in the starting lineup with 5.80.

Toyota Roster Tune-up

  • It’s OK, Forte Shades of Jay. Losing happens. Not necessarily to Toyota Hall of Famers, but to other folks, sure.
  • With 0.40 points, Jarvis Landry was last in the matchup in scoring and got only 5.9% of his projected point total, which is his lowest percentage of the season.
  • This is how people lose everything in casinos. Forte Shades of Jay thought their luck would change and went back to the well with Matt Prater. However, he scored 5.00 points against a projected 9.09 and has now underachieved in four straight games.
  • Samaje Perine has now failed to reach his projection for four straight games. This week he scored 3.70 points versus a projected 5.70.
  • The RBs on Forte Shades of Jay let them down, getting outgunned by the RBs on ChrisChristiesNachos 51.03 – 24.17.

What If

  • If ChrisChristiesNachos played Forte Shades of Jay every week, they’d be 10-6 this year.
  • ChrisChristiesNachos would’ve been undefeated if they played every team in the league this week.
  • Were they resting their players for this week? ChrisChristiesNachos would have defeated Forte Shades of Jay 113.94 – 103.31 had they played each other last week.
  • ChrisChristiesNachos would be 10-3 if they played the same schedule as Forte Shades of Jay.
  • If ChrisChristiesNachos had played every team in the league each week, they would be 63-49.
  • Forte Shades of Jay would have lost to three other teams besides ChrisChristiesNachos this week.
  • If they played the same schedule as ChrisChristiesNachos, Forte Shades of Jay would be 8-5.
  • If they played every team every week, Forte Shades of Jay would be 62-50.

Game Notes

  • Four of the eight losses for Forte Shades of Jay this season have come when their opponent had their highest-scoring week of the season.
  • The top players for ChrisChristiesNachos were elite in the matchup, as four of their starters outperformed the leading scorer for Forte Shades of Jay.
  • Did Forte Shades of Jay pay admission to see the greatest show on turf? ChrisChristiesNachos had a league-high for the week with 150.47 points, which is the eighth-highest score in the league this season.
  • The margin of victory of 66.44 points was the biggest of the season for ChrisChristiesNachos and sixth-largest in the league this season.
  • Forte Shades of Jay had their three-game win streak snapped in the loss.
  • It was quite a beating for Forte Shades of Jay, who now is 5-3 in blowouts this year.
  • Forte Shades of Jay had their largest margin of defeat this season.
  • With the win, ChrisChristiesNachos remains undefeated in blowout games this season with a record of 5-0.

Syracuse Express
Millennium Falcons
129.26 PTS (9-5) 62.63 PTS (9-5)
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Championship: Syracuse Express Squashes Millennium Falcons

Syracuse Express got the second-highest player point total all season (including playoffs) from Todd Gurley II (52.33), destroying Millennium Falcons 129.26 to 62.63. The enormous 66.63-point playoff win was the fifth-largest margin of victory for all matchups this season. Someone check the temperature of Syracuse Express. They’ve been on fire, winning their last three matchups in a row. This beatdown makes it three in a row for Syracuse Express versus Millennium Falcons, including a 79.17 to 70.60 win in Week 8, the last time they met. Millennium Falcons ended the regular season in third place with a record of 9-5. Their record was a bit misleading, as they ranked just fifth in the league in scoring average at 100.68 points per game. In their only other postseason game of the season, Millennium Falcons beat Rock Crushers, 144.72 to 118.29.

Smooth Moves by Syracuse Express

  • Winning make you feel warm and fuzzy? Coincidentally, Toyota Hall of Fame inductees get a gold jacket that is both warm and quite fuzzy.
  • Todd Gurley II just showcased one of the season’s standout performances with 52.33 points this week. It was the week’s highest point total, and the second-most points scored this season.
  • Jordan Howard put the team on his back with 16.40 points, the fifth-highest score among RBs in the league this week.
  • Kareem Hunt scored 16.10 points, which ranked sixth out of all the RBs in the league this week.
  • JuJu Smith-Schuster scored 11.00 points, the seventh-highest WR score in the league this week.

Toyota Roster Tune-up

  • Dear, Millennium Falcons: Sorry to hear you lost. Toyota Hall of Famers don’t really know how that feels, but surely it can’t feel great. Next week, just win.
  • The RBs on Millennium Falcons let them down, getting outgunned by the RBs on Syracuse Express 84.83 – 14.17.
  • 9 of the 10 starters scored less than their projected points.
  • Kyle Rudolph was last on the team in scoring with 0.40 points against a projected 5.86 and underachieved for the eighth time this season.
  • With 1.93 points versus a projected 10.75, Devonta Freeman scored only 18.0% of his projected point total.

What If

  • Syracuse Express would be 12-4 if they played Millennium Falcons every week.
  • Syracuse Express would have beaten five other teams besides Millennium Falcons this week.
  • Were they resting their players for this week? Syracuse Express would have defeated Millennium Falcons 159.54 – 144.72 had they played each other last week.
  • Syracuse Express would be 11-2 if they played the same schedule as Millennium Falcons.
  • Syracuse Express would be 78-34 if they played every team every week.
  • Millennium Falcons would have been beaten by every other team in the league this week.
  • Millennium Falcons would be 7-6 if they played the same schedule as Syracuse Express.
  • Millennium Falcons would be 54-58 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 Millennium Falcons has had, four were against opponents who topped their season scoring average that week.
  • Three of the starters for Syracuse Express scored higher than the leading scorer for Millennium Falcons.
  • The 66.63-point margin of victory was the largest in the league this week and fifth-biggest in the league this season.
  • Millennium Falcons was last in the league in scoring for the third time this season.
  • Syracuse Express scored 129.26 points against a projected 107.20 and beat their scoring projection for the 10th time this season, including the last three weeks in a row.
  • With the win, Syracuse Express has a three-game win streak, currently the longest in the league.
  • Millennium Falcons lost by the biggest margin of the week for the second time this season.
  • Millennium Falcons saw their four-game win streak come to an end.

Rock Crushers
NewEngland Deflators
100.80 (9-5) 90.89 PTS (8-6)
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Consolation: Rock Crushers Tops NewEngland Deflators

Rock Crushers took advantage of the second-highest player point total in the league this week from Dion Lewis (31.50) and beat NewEngland Deflators 100.80 to 90.89. Rock Crushers wins their second matchup with NewEngland Deflators in as many games, and their head-to-head record improves to 2-1. Their last win was in Week 11 with a final score of 168.91 to 100.73. The margin could have been bigger, Rock Crushers had two starters score zero points.

Smooth Moves by Rock Crushers

  • Rock Crushers, winning proved that NewEngland Deflators is no matchup for you. But the Toyota Hall of Fame would prove that no Fantasy players are your equal.
  • Dion Lewis laughed in the face of the experts this week, beating his scoring projection by a matchup-leading 194.7% and scoring the second-most points in the league with 31.50 points.
  • Sat Marshawn Lynch, who scored 6.30 points, fewer than any RB in the starting lineup.
  • Rock Crushers won despite having only 2 of their 10 starters exceed their projected points.
  • A good team always has a good general and Tom Brady proved that this week. He had the fourth-highest QB score in the league this week with 18.56 points.

Toyota Roster Tune-up

  • In Fantasy Football, you win some, you lose some. Not for Toyota Hall of Famers. They mostly just win. But still.
  • The 3.33 points scored by Marvin Jones Jr. fell short of his 6.31-point projection, the fourth straight game where that has happened.
  • Golden Tate had two season-lows this week. He scored a season-low 0.93 points and recorded only 14.4% of his 6.45-point projection.
  • Only 5 of the 10 starters on NewEngland Deflators underachieved this week, but they still lost.
  • The 1.60 points scored by Adam Thielen was just 19.3% of his 8.31-point projection.

What If

  • If Rock Crushers played NewEngland Deflators every week, they would be 11-5 this season.
  • Rock Crushers would have beaten four other teams besides NewEngland Deflators this week.
  • Were they resting their players for this week? Rock Crushers would have defeated NewEngland Deflators 118.29 – 99.15 had they played each other last week.
  • If they played the same schedule as NewEngland Deflators, Rock Crushers would be 7-6.
  • If Rock Crushers had played every team in the league each week, they would be 69-43.
  • In addition to Rock Crushers, NewEngland Deflators would have lost to just two other teams this week.
  • If they played the same schedule as Rock Crushers, NewEngland Deflators would be 4-9.
  • If they played every team every week, NewEngland Deflators would be 48-64.

Game Notes

  • Rock Crushers won but failed to cover the 17.98-point spread, winning by 9.91 points.
  • We don’t condone cheating, but this group of wide receivers might want to spray Stickum on their gloves. The 5.40 total points by the WRs on Rock Crushers 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, Tom Brady scored 18.56 points against a projected 23.62 and has now underachieved in five straight games.
  • Not going to name names, but some people here aren’t pulling their weight. Forget it, A.J. Green needs to step it up! He scored 5.40 points against a projected 7.55 in the win, and has now scored below his projection in three straight games.
  • Rock Crushers won even though NewEngland Deflators performed better against their scoring projection. NewEngland Deflators scored 95.8% of their 94.86 projected points, while Rock Crushers recorded 89.3% of their 112.84-point projection.
  • Rock Crushers won despite failing to reach their projected point total, improving to 4-4 when doing so. NewEngland Deflators also failed to reach their point expectation and falls to 4-5 in such games.
  • With 90.89 points, NewEngland Deflators had the highest losing score in the league this week.
  • In the loss, the Philadephia Eagles Defense ranked seventh in the league in scoring with 22.00 points.
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