Pinstripe Bowl has had a rough 2021 fantasy season. Their opponent in week 11 was Garoppolypse Now, who used to be the only undefeated team in the league until a recent run of losses prevented them from going perfect.
The two teams met again for the second time this season, and the Bowl managed to avenge a previous 128.32-106.00 defeat back in week two. The boys managed to extend their current two-game winning streak by scoring a 143.58-96.98 victory over their rivals, who continue to stumble over weaker opponents on their schedule. Pinstripe Bowl jumped out to an early 20.28 point led on Thursday, which gave them a little bit of momentum heading into the weekend. On Sunday, the Bowl expanded their lead and built themselves such a cushion that it would be nearly impossible for Garoppolypse Now to rally and get a victory no matter what happened on Monday night.
The Bowl scored 123.30 points during Sunday’s action, compared to just 83.93 from Garoppolypse. Those totals gave the boys a nice 59.60 lead, which came down a little to 46.60 when Garoppolypse managed to score 13.00 points in the matchup’s final game of the week.
Jonathan Taylor (Indianapolis) was not only the Bowl’s best player with 53.40 points, but he was also the league’s best player. Thanks to a five-touchdown day against the Buffalo Bills, Taylor became the first player in fantasy this season to score over 50 points in a contest. Initially projected for 19.05 points, Taylor scored 34.35 more than the experts predicted.
The rest of the team exceeded their projections; however, it was only 14.26 points. There were a lot of players who underperformed with Taylor’s great week masking the troubles of everyone else. Adam Thielen (Minnesota) and Zach Ertz (Arizona) scored more than 20 points, with six other players on the roster reaching double digits. Overall, eight players ended up in the red, with the Buffalo Bills defense having the worse week of them all with negative four points.
As the Bowl extends their win streak to two games, they have produced three top 25 scores, while Chod’s Team continues to lead the way with four. Most of their team comprises Tampa Bay Buccaneers, which explains why they have been so successful.
KerryMy Johnson rebounded from a loss to Pinstripe Bowl in week 10 to score a season-high 210.60 points. It was only the third time this season a team has eclipsed 200 points, with this being the benchmark with only a few weeks left.
The Bowl had the third-highest total of the week (143.58) after Nukl Busters put up 160.78 in their matchup. Three teams failed to score triple digits, with WATCH WHAT U SAQUON scoring the second-lowest total of the season, 70.32 points.
Taylor claimed his fourth-best player award in week 11, which puts him only one award away from tying Kyler Murray (Arizona), who has five already. The star running back of the Indianapolis Colts secured the Bowl’s first best in the league award thanks to his impressive 53.40 points.
If you don’t follow the NFL intently, Taylor’s fantastic performance came at the hands of his week 12 opponent, and that team happened to be the Buffalo Bills. Collectively their defensive unit was run over like Taylor was a freight train, and they were a penny on the tracks. They earned negative four points to score the lowest point total of any starter in any week of the season.
On the bench, Ertz earned his second-best bench player award, tying Corey Davis (New York) and Hunter Henry (New England) for the team lead. The newly acquired tight end scored 28.80 points, which is the most by any player on the team who hasn’t appeared in the starting lineup.
Pinstripe Bowl has managed to handle injuries and bye weeks with ease, so during week 11, team management only made one roster adjustment. After just a week away, the Bowl brought back Kendrick Bourne (New England) while cutting ties with Donovan People-Jones (Cleveland), who has found himself questionable. People-Jones didn’t suit up for any matchups.
Weekly Move Total: 1/4
Season Move Total: 10/50