Week 7 featured the most points and 3rd most points scored by a WR this season by Tyler Lockett & Davante Adams. The duo of Lockett & Adams are responsible for 4 out of the top 5 scoring weeks by WRs this season. Lockett’s 38 points are tied for 3rd-most all-time by a WR with Julio Jones in 2017 and Josh Gordon in 2013 (Jake, Sean and I saw Gordon do that in Cleveland!). Only Amari Cooper’s 39 points in 2018 and the record 40 points by Andre Johnson in 2013 are higher. The fact that it happened on Sunday night, paired up with Russell Wilson’s 29 points and Christian Kirk’s 15 points makes it seem like the most clutch WR game in history. I don’t keep track of “comebacks,” but I can’t remember a team ever having a 70 point lead and losing it in one primetime game. Jake was down 45 points going into a primetime game and had two players (David Johnson - 40, John Brown - 9) win a playoff game for him by 4 points. Despite being on the wrong end of this outrageous comeback, you have to respect the historical magnitude of this game, and we’ll keep an eye on it for future playoff/tiebreaking scenarios.
The top 3 teams for fewest points scored (Schweg, Terrance, Commish) are also the top 3 teams for fewest points scored against.
The two closest games of the season occurred in Week 7: a 2-point victory for Jarrett and a 4-point victory for Terrance. The 93-91 W for Jarrett is the closest game this league has had since last year’s stat correction game in Week 11 when Ryan and Terrance were tied 95-95 until the following Tuesday, when Lamar Jackson had rushing yards subtracted from his total, and Ryan was credited with the 95-94 W.
Aaron snaps his streak of 4 consecutive games of scoring 99 or fewer points.
Chase has now tied Jarrett with 41 career games with 100 points or more in two fewer seasons, and Chase has now tied Erik with 55 career wins.
Ryan joins Jarrett, Erik and Aaron as the four owners with 10 or more career losses while scoring at least 100 points.
We have seen 9 games where teams have lost while scoring at least 100 points, which is tied for 2nd most. The 2018 record of 17 100+ point losses is still far away.
Jacob moves into the 3rd for career winning percentage (53.8%), passing up Jake (53.2%)
Schweg and Erik are now tied for most career points with exactly 12,458 points.
Chase passes Aaron to move into 5th place for average points per game (92.97).
Erik passes Terrance to move into 2nd place for average points from WRs (9.64).
Worst positional averages per season:
9.36 - Chase (2015) - Peyton Manning (9 starts), Jay Cutler (3 starts), Sam Bradford (1 start) & Jameis Winston (1 start)
*This season included the record low for any player, when Peyton scored -7 in Week 10. He went 5/20 for 35 yards, 0 TDs and 4 INTs. Not a good year for the namesake, “Graham Bam Thank You Ma’anning”
12.21 - Jarrett (2017) - Kirk Cousins (10 starts), Ben Roethlisberger (3 starts) & Aaron Rodgers (1 start)
*Jarrett traded away Antonio Brown to get Aaron Rodgers, played him once, got 0 points as Rodgers broke his collarbone on a hit from Anthony Barr, who said after the play “Decker Barely Knew Her”
13.21 - Jarrett (2014) - Colin Kaepernick (13 starts) & Alex Smith (1 start)
*Despite the QB performance, Jarrett made the playoffs as the #4 seed this year. Guess that “Luck Her Right In Da Percy” had some luck elsewhere.
Current 2020 last place: Aaron - 14.43
4.57 - Sean (2015) - Eddie Lacy (8), Ameer Abdullah (7), Danny Woodhead (6), Darren Sproles (4), Isaiah Crowell (4), Frank Gore (4), Bishop Sankey (2)
*Going to be a tough record to beat, Schweg. This historically bad number is a result of just four games of 10+ points from a RB in 35 starts. He also had five 0s and four 1s. That’s rough, sorry for bringing that up “Lacy’s Day Parade.”
5.79 - Sean (2013) - Lamar Miller (12), Trent Richardson (9), Darren Sproles (4) & Danny Woodhead (4)
*Oh no it’s Sean again! We’ve always given him the business about his disdain for RBs. Sometimes it works out, but this was a year that it didn’t. I don’t even remember Richardson playing in 9 games! Sproles & Woodhead on both of these two bad RB corps.
7.60 - Chase (2017) - Jay Ajayi (9), Lamar Miller (7), Tarik Cohen (6), Jonathan Stewart (4), Chris Thompson (3), Terrance West (2), Frank Gore (2), Theo Riddick (1), & Giovani Bernard (1)
*Quite a big jump to 3rd, and there were a few other seasons under 8.00, but “Mitch Betta’ Have My Money” comes in 3rd worst.
Current 2020 last place: Schweg - 7.73
6.78 - Aaron (2017) - Demaryius Thomas (11), T.Y. Hilton (5), Mohamed Sanu (5), Brandin Cooks (4), Amari Cooper (4), J.J. Nelson (1), Tyler Lockett (1) & Marqise Lee (1)
*This was one of Aaron’s two 9th place finishes in his career. We all ate “New England Cam Crowder” that year and it was delicious.
6.97 - Terrance (2012) - DeSean Jackson (7), Vincent Jackson (4), Mike Wallace (3), Randall Cobb (4), Kenny Britt (2), Alshon Jeffery (2), Josh Gordon (2), Brian Hartline (2), Greg Jennings (2), Justin Blackmon (1), Lance Moore (1), Donnie Avery (1), Davone Bess (1) & James Jones (1)
*Well you can’t say he didn’t try, but nonetheless, Terrance’s rookie year still snagged the #3 seed, but “The Power of Tebow’s Tears” was eliminated by Sean.
7.03 - Erik (2016) - Allen Robinson (13), Marvin Jones (9), Kelvin Benjamin (7), Jeremy Maclin (3), Stefan Diggs (3), Jordan Matthews (2) & Robert Woods (1)
*A lethargic and tired season from the 9th place “Bill Cosby’s Sleepers”.
Current 2020 last place: Terrance - 7.14
3.07 - Jake (2012) - Vernon Davis (6), Dennis Pitta (3), Fred Davis (2) & Jermaine Gresham (2)
*Yikes, how is that even possible? This team, the “Garden of WeEden” got 0-3 points from the TE in 11 of 14 games
3.14 - Sean (2017) - Hunter Henry (5), Ed Dickson (4), Jimmy Graham (2), Jack Doyle (2) & Tyler Kroft (1)
*”Beets By Dre” couldn’t get anything going from the TE position.
3.29 - Ryan (2014) - Jordan Reed (4), Dwayne Allen (3), Jason Witten (3), Niles Paul (2), Larry Donnell (2) & Martellus Bennett (2)
*Damnit! I did not want to be on any of these lists. Hearing those names gave me a little PTSD anxiety too. At least “52 Shades of Clay” was still able to win their division with MVP Andrew Luck.
Current 2020 last place: Jarrett - 4.43
5.07 - Jarrett (2018)
5.36 - Jacob (2018)
5.43 - Terrance (2016)
5.43 - Jake (2012)
Current 2020 last place: Jake - 6.00
5.64 - Erik (2015)
5.93 - Jarrett (2012)
6.07 - Aaron (2016)
Current 2020 last place: Jarrett - 5.14
Week 7 Playoff Odds
Teams that are 5-2 have a 79% chance of making the playoffs (15/19).
Teams that are 4-3 have a 53% chance of making the playoffs (10/19).
Teams that are 3-4 have a 21% chance of making the playoffs (5/24).
Teams that are 2-5 have a 6% chance of making the playoffs (1/16).