Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Fantasy Football Meets Fantasy Sports Pages

Very cool feature from Yahoo! Sports, when you play their Fantasy Football game: they use a company to create simulated news stories, based on your fantasy performance in the week. Hadn't seen this before, but, now that my team has advanced to the Super Bowl (against my brother in law), I was amused by the simultaneous pseudo fame, as well as the rueful harbinger for the automated threat to journalism.

On to next week's big game! Go Cowboys!

Playoffs: Marin Cowboys Brings Down SB CHAMPS G-MEN

Marin Cowboys (10-5) 117.14
SB CHAMPS G-MEN (9-6) 86.64

Alfred Morris put up 21.30 points and Julio Jones scored 21.20 as Marin Cowboys beat SB CHAMPS G-MEN, 117.14 - 86.64. Marin Cowboys has been just plain unbeatable and has now won seven straight. This win avenges a 90.38 - 77.68 loss to SB CHAMPS G-MEN back in Week 8.

Marin Cowboys Smooth Moves

  • With 21.30 points against a projected 13.63, Alfred Morris ranked ninth in the league in scoring and has now overachieved in four straight games.
  • The Denver Broncos Defense was the highest-scoring DEF in the league this week with 14.00 points.
  • Julio Jones had the second-highest score of any WR in the league this week with 21.20 points.
  • Steven Jackson had the 10th-highest score among RBs in the league this week with 14.60 points.
  • With 13.80 points, T.Y. Hilton ranked seventh in the league in scoring among WRs this week.

SB CHAMPS G-MEN Regret Tracker

  • SB CHAMPS G-MEN picked up Ryan Mathews, who then fell short of his 12.10-point projection by scoring 3.00 points.
  • The 7.00 points scored by the Chicago Bears Defense fell short of their 9.45-point projection, the third straight game where that has happened.
  • Owen Daniels has now failed to reach his projection for three straight games. This week he scored 4.00 points versus a projected 6.29.
  • Marin Cowboys had a better day at the QB position, topping SB CHAMPS G-MEN 17.94 - 4.84.
  • At the DEF position, SB CHAMPS G-MEN got outscored by Marin Cowboys 14.00 - 7.00.

What If

  • Marin Cowboys would be 6-9 if they played SB CHAMPS G-MEN every week.
  • Marin Cowboys would have beaten six other teams besides SB CHAMPS G-MEN this week.
  • Had they played each other last week, Marin Cowboys would have defeated SB CHAMPS G-MEN 126.68 - 80.86.
  • If they played the same schedule as SB CHAMPS G-MEN, Marin Cowboys would be 7-6.
  • If Marin Cowboys had played every team in the league each week, they would be 107-54.
  • In addition to Marin Cowboys, SB CHAMPS G-MEN would have lost to just two other teams this week.
  • If they played the same schedule as Marin Cowboys, SB CHAMPS G-MEN would be 10-3.
  • SB CHAMPS G-MEN would be 118-43 if they played every team every week.

Game Notes:

  • SB CHAMPS G-MEN has lost six times and five of them have come to teams who beat their scoring average in that matchup.
  • Marin Cowboys won again and is on a seven-game winning streak, currently the longest in the league.
  • Marin Cowboys had the week's largest margin of victory (30.50 points) for the fourth time this season.
  • The 117.14 points by Marin Cowboys led the league. It is the fourth time they have led the league in scoring this season.
  • Marin Cowboys topped their point expectations for the fourth week in a row. They have now overperformed versus projections for the sixth time.
  • SB CHAMPS G-MEN underachieved for the seventh time this season, including the last three weeks in a row, scoring 86.64 points against a projected 93.82 this week.
  • This was the first time this season that SB CHAMPS G-MEN lost by the biggest margin of the week.
  • Two of the starters for Marin Cowboys scored higher than the leading scorer for SB CHAMPS G-MEN.

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