A.J. Green's 29 points help Strongfighters crush Los Frijoles Pinto
This was expected to be a blowout and it was. The surprise was who blew out who. Strongfighters (5 - 2) pounded Los Frijoles Pinto (5 - 2) into submission, winning 142.43 to 60.7. The 81 point margin that separated these teams represents the biggest blowout of the season so far.
Strongfighters not only got the win, but posted the 2nd highest scoring game of the year. On the other side of things, Los Frijoles Pinto were setting their personal low score mark for the year, only one week after setting their high score.
Strongfighters were led by the three-headed-monster of A.J. Green, Andy Dalton, and Robert Griffin III, who together got 87 of their team's 142 points. Green kicked in a 29 point performance, which topped all but three players this week.1 He beat the Lions’ secondary so bad on this play he had time to make a sandwich while waiting for the throw from Dalton on this 82 yard touchdown pass.
Meanwhile, Jay Cutler stuck out as the worst performer for Los Frijoles Pinto, scoring -2 points. No other player has scored fewer points than that this season. After limping off the field in the second quarter on Sunday, he was diagnosed with a torn groin muscle and is set to miss at least 4 weeks.
Next week will feature a mirror image matchup as the 5-2 Los Frijoles Pinto will take on the 5 - 2 Palo Alto Short Bus. Palo Alto Short Bus have been racking up the points recently, posting three straight 105 point games.
It's smooth sailing for Strongfighters after taking down Los Frijoles Pinto. Their next two games are against light competition, starting with Fuego. Strongfighters will have to put their wide receiver depth to the test in that one, as Brandon Marshall has his bye week.
Can't get much closer as Matt Forte helps Los Altos Isotopes beat BINGO
Los Altos Isotopes came into this match-up riding high on a three game winning streak. Make it four. They sneaked past BINGO, winning 107.97 to 106.47.Los Altos Isotopes now have the best record in the league at 6 - 1. The loss drops BINGO's record to 2 - 5.
It's not that hard to win when you have the league's top performer for theweek, and Matt Forte was that player. Forte made it rain for Los Altos Isotopes, delivering 33 points. He has now exceeded the average running back's performance in every game so far this year. Forte’s monster game included this monster play, as he took advantage of a big hole to run 50 yards for one of his three touchdowns.
It will be difficult for Coach Conner to fault any one player for this loss. BINGO were brought down by five underperformers, the worst of whom was Hakeem Nicks (3 points). Coach Conner might be feeling a little anxious about the trade that brought Nicks over this week.
Coach Burchard's lineup decisions were critical to this week's success. They went with Alex Smith over the higher ranked Thad Lewis.
This decision boosted Los Altos Isotopes' final score by 9 points, which was the difference in the game. The good decision is just more of the same for Coach Burchard, whose gameday decisions have been some of the best in the league this season.
Calvin Johnson helps Engel Shiz cruise to victory
This was expected to be a blowout, and Engel Shiz didn't disappoint. They demolished Monkey Fust, winning 120.97 to 78.03. In addition to the win, Engel Shiz completed their 3rd straight game of scoring more points than theweek before.
Another defeat makes it three in a row for Monkey Fust, putting their record at 2 - 5. The win brings Engel Shiz to 5 - 2.
Calvin Johnson did about as good for Engel Shiz this week as he did bad lastweek. Megatron joined up with Vincent Jackson to score 52% of Engel Shiz's points. Johnson alone scored 33 points, which were good for 2nd place among all players this week. He made it clear with this 50 yard TD that no amount of coverage can stop him.
Meanwhile, there were plenty of chefs cooking up this week's loss for Monkey Fust. BenJarvus Green-Ellis was the worst of a six man group of underperformers, delivering only 2 points. That made him the worst performer on Monkey Fust for the first time this year.
Engel Shiz's victory over a struggling team bodes well for the squad, as its upcoming schedule doesn't get any harder. The next two games are against sub .500 teams, starting with BINGO next week. Making things even easier, BINGO will be without Philip Rivers, who has a bye.
Meanwhile, Monkey Fust will collide with Los Altos Isotopes next week. Bad timing for Monkey Fust as Los Altos Isotopes will come into the matchup on a four game winning streak.
Andrew Luck's 29 points help get Salem Beavercats back on track
It's probably been tough for Coaches David Weaver and Jonah Steinhart to stay awake while following their recent games The last two games have been blowouts, and this week was just more of the same. Team Kitty (3 - 4) got beat down by Salem Beavercats (3 - 4), losing 100.7 to 57.5.
The game ended one losing steak and started a new one. With the win, Salem Beavercats put an end to their three game losing streak. The defeat is the 3rd in a row for Team Kitty.
After coming up with all of 8 points last week, Andrew Luck came up clutch this week. Luck was the clear leader on Salem Beavercats, posting 29 points. It's just another day at the office for Luck, who has led Salem Beavercats more times than any other player.
Meanwhile, Team Kitty had plenty of duds in the loss. They were brought down by six underperformers, the worst of whom was Michael Bush (zero points). That continues a theme for Bush, who has now yet to top the average running back's point total in any week so far.
Next week will see Salem Beavercats taking on the 3 - 4 Naughty Thoughts. That game will see both of this week's top tight ends square off, when Jermichael Finley matches up against Jordan Reed. Meanwhile, Team Kitty will take on East Bay Funk next week.
On a Tear
Tyler Eifert and BLAK JESUS take down Pomona Stoned Hens for their 3rd win in a row
This one nearly came down to the wire as BLAK JESUS (3 - 4) edged out a victory against Pomona Stoned Hens (1 - 6), 71.83 to 67.8. BLAK JESUS won despite having the 5th lowest scoring total in the league this week.
Both squads keep their momentum (or in the case of Pomona Stoned Hens, "momentum") going as a result of this match. BLAK JESUS has now won three games in a row. The loss is the 3rd straight for Pomona Stoned Hens.
BLAK JESUS had a sub-par Sunday. Nick Foles didn't exactly light it up, coming up with 5 points. Foles was struggling against the Cowboys when he got knocked out of the game with a concussion late in the third quarter.
While BLAK JESUS were barely noticable on the field, Pomona Stoned Hens were performing their own disappearing act. Michael Vick didn't make his coach proud this week, scoring zero points. That makes it four straight games where Vick has underperformed the league average quarterback.
Pomona Stoned Hens also had to deal with a poor effort from Keenan Allen (7points below expected). Allen's performance this week ended a three game streak of beating the expert's projections.
Going into Monday night, Pomona Stoned Hens were in a really tough spot. Coach Brian Talbott needed Josh Brown to outscore Brandon Jacobs by 15.1 points.
Jacobs had a bad outing, scoring zero points, giving Pomona Stoned Hens a real chance to win. Brown gave a decent effort, but his 11 points weren't quite enough.
Command and Conquer
With help from Demaryius Thomas, Delta Mad Dawgs takes this one
Delta Mad Dawgs were a picture of symmetry, winning with a very balanced lineup. Demaryius Thomas paced the team by beating the average wide receiver by 7 points, while Greg Jennings (5 points worse than the average wide receiver) was the worst on the team. That's all in a day's work for Thomas, who is the 2nd best wide receiver in the league. He has become something of a lodestar for Delta Mad Dawgs, as they have never lost when he overperforms his expectations, going 3 - 0.
South Whore Jibbers lost despite the prodigious efforts of Frank Gore. Gore scored 22 points, which were the 3rd most of any running back this week. Unfortunately, for South Whore Jibbers, he both began and ended the list of big performers on the squad.
The strength of schedule diverges for these squads next week. The schedule for Delta Mad Dawgs brings BLAK JESUS around next week. Unfortunately for Delta Mad Dawgs, BLAK JESUS is coming into their matchup on a three game winning streak.
As for South Whore Jibbers, they will match up with Pomona Stoned Hens. South Whore Jibbers might be feeling pretty confident about that game, as Pomona Stoned Hens limps in on a three game losing streak.
Eric Decker and Palo Alto Short Bus beat Fuego for their 3rd win in a row
You're not going to win many games scoring the fewest points of any team for the week, and Fuego found that out the hard way. They got absolutely demolished by Palo Alto Short Bus, losing 110.13 to 47.13. Blowouts are the usual for these teams these days. Fuego has been involved in three straight blowout games, while this is the 4th straight blowout game for Palo Alto Short Bus.
The loss drops Fuego back below .500 at 3 - 4. The win makes it three in a row for Palo Alto Short Bus, which gives them a 5 - 2 record.
Eric Decker and Matthew Stafford were the key contributors, producing 21 and 27 points, respectively. Stafford's 27 points represent the most he's had this year. Coach Todd Feinberg's trade for Stafford is paying early dividends so far.
Fuego had many underperformers, but Ryan Fitzpatrick stood out, delivering zero points. This is the 2nd time this year that he was the worst starter on his team.
Fuego will face off against Strongfighters next week. Coaches John Matern and Tyson Robertson's team will come into the game with some momentum, having posted 142 points this week. A tough game probably wouldn't have been a worry for the Fuego of two weeks ago, which had just finished winning their 3rd game in a row. Now, having lost their last two, it could be a different story.
Meanwhile, Palo Alto Short Bus will be playing Los Frijoles Pinto. That team is not coming in very hot, after finishing this week with only 61 points. That said, Los Frijoles Pinto will enter the game with Peyton Manning, who has been the best player in the league so far.
Follow the Leader
Jamaal Charles leads the charge against Naughty Thoughts in victory this week
It wasn't a dominating performance, but it was a win. East Bay Funk took down Naughty Thoughts 81.23 to 75.63. The win gets East Bay Funk back above .500 at 4 - 3. The loss drops Naughty Thoughts' record to 3 - 4.
East Bay Funk won with a balanced effort, as four players outperformed their positional averages. Jamaal Charles was the first among equals, dropping 17 points. Charles' performance this week was like all his others, which have exceeded the average running back's performance every time. As a result, he is currently the best running back in the league.
While East Bay Funk had plenty of heroes in the victory, Naughty Thoughts really lost this game as a team. Tom Brady was the worst of a six man group of underperformers, notching only 5 points.2 Underperforming is the new normal for Brady, who has gone three straight games without hitting his projected point total.
Next week will see East Bay Funk taking on the 3 - 4 Team Kitty. Good timing, as Team Kitty will come into the matchup on a three game losing streak.
Although Naughty Thoughts lost this game, on the bright side, East Bay Funk was the hardest test they will face for a while. Their next three games are against sub .500 teams, starting with Salem Beavercats next week. Salem Beavercats won this week, but that might be a good thing for Naughty Thoughts, since Salem Beavercats has yet to win back to back games.
- Performance rank based on how player did vs their positional average
- Player didn't have fewest points on team, but did the worst versus their positional average