I have a certain duality this season: it’s not winning or losing. It’s more give and take. This week I defeated a team; unseating it from first place. On the other league, I was soundly defeated – propelling the opponent into first place.
All the meat and gristle is below.
[For the record, my teams are Half Measure and Flippy Flop.]
Half Measure Surprises Pop Lock and Dockett, Ousts Them from First Place
Half Measure (3-3) 144.20
Pop Lock and Dockett (5-1) 117.40
Half Measure (10th place, 3-3, 835.55 points) dumps Pop Lock and Dockett (5-1, 1,006.30 points) out of the league’s top spot after beating them 144.20 – 117.40. The Seattle Seahawks Defense was a team leader with 27.00 points while Justin Blackmon scored 26.80. Half Measure came into the matchup as the underdog, facing a projected spread of 35.64. Half Measure has beaten expectations three weeks straight and put up 26.0% more points than projected in this matchup. Pop Lock and Dockett suffered a significant drop in scoring from last week’s 190.20 – 92.05 win against Precision Players. Half Measure started one player with zero points while Pop Lock and Dockett also served up one goose egg, meaning both teams could have scored more points.
Smooth Moves by Half Measure
- Successfully gambled on Lavonte David, who scored 11.00 points against a projected 0.
- Took Geno Smith out of the starting lineup, who scored 6.85 points on the bench, fewer than the starting QB.
- The Seattle Seahawks Defense scored 27.00 points against a projected 19.93 and has now overachieved in three straight games.
- Justin Blackmon scored 26.80 points, the third-highest WR score in the league this week.
- With 13.10 points, Scott Chandler had the third-highest score of any TE in the league this week.
- Half Measure had their lowest winning score of the season with 144.20 points.
- Half Measure scored 144.20 points against a projected 114.45 and beat their scoring projection for the fourth time this season, including the last three weeks in a row.
- Half Measure was able to win with little help from Robert Griffin III, who had a season-low 17.00 points and is on a three-week underperforming streak.
- Pop Lock and Dockett had their five-game win streak snapped in the loss.
- Half Measure got a combined 17.10 points from their TEs, their highest combined scoring output from the TE position this season.
- Half Measure had two starters score more points than the highest-scoring starter for Pop Lock and Dockett.
- With the win, Half Measure now has a 1-1 record in upset games this season.
Falcons Stomps Out Flippy Flop to Grab First Place
Flippy Flop (1-5) 119.60
Missed Opportunities by Flippy Flop
- Picked up and started Chris Canty, who then scored below his 1.85-point projection with 1.00 point.
- Trent Cole scored 1.25 points against a projected 4.58 and has now underachieved in three straight games.
- Justin Houston has now failed to reach his projection for three straight games. This week he scored 4.00 points versus a projected 6.78.
- Flippy Flop had 2 of their 18 starters score zero points.
- At the DEF position, Flippy Flop got outscored by Falcons 49.90 – 24.80.
- It was the third time this season that Flippy Flop has had the lowest score in the league.
- The margin of victory of 56.65 points was the largest in the league this week and second-biggest in the league this season.
- Two of the starters for Falcons scored higher than the leading scorer for Flippy Flop.
- With the big loss, Flippy Flop falls to 1-1 in blowout games this season.
- Flippy Flop had their worst loss of the season, losing by 56.65 points.