We are hit with a steady stream of facts and stats throughout Sunday that aim to tell how prior events might affect the current game or how the outcome of this game may foreshadow future outcomes for the players, coaches, and teams involved. Most fun facts tell us nothing. Going into a game knowing that the Titans have lost to the Steelers 10 of their last 12 games is mostly useless information because the players and coaches involved in a majority of those games no longer play for the Titans or Steelers and probably don’t play competitive football anymore, either. It’s easy to cling to these fun facts when you want to predict (gamble) on a football contest but most of the time these facts have little to no bearing on the action unfolding in front of us. Knowing that, the D12 Stats and Information team has spent hours tirelessly compiling data to offer you fun facts about the teams in our league that may or may not tell us anything about how our teams got here and where they might be headed. Some of these might be somewhat interesting, some of these might be somewhat worthless, but all of these will be tidbits you can toss out to your buddies at the bar in an attempt to make them think you know what the hell you are talking about.
Drunk Hiccups Fun Facts
Averaging a combined 36.7 points per game from their D/ST and Kicker. This leads the league by 13 points per game. Vikings D/ST is averaging 23 points a game, 8.3 more than the 2nd highest average. 33.7% of Dan’s points are coming from his D/ST, which isn’t a recipe for success but is a huge reason he’s 1st in our standings.
Team Tecmo Fun Facts
50% of undefeated record is attributed to good late round picks, 50% attributed to good points against luck (2nd least against). Has still received zero points from his two keepers to date. Leads our league in red letters and game time decisions on bench.
Leads the Dirty Dozen in total points scored for the first time since a white male was the President of the United States.
You Done Messed with A-Aron Fun Fact
Aaron Rodgers receives the most worthless NFL bye week on the schedule in week 4. Marvel now forced to watch Kirk Cousins throw a ball instead of Rodgers, which looks something similar to this:
Lamar Miller is 2nd in the NFL in carries (74) and 20th in fantasy points amongst running backs. Dez Bryant believes avoiding one MRI will lead to zero actual injuries.
Dirk Diggler Fun Facts
Leads our league in running back points and is last in league in wide receiver points. Also leads our league in Flex points, which should lead to 36.8 apologies to the commish. Has also gone 572 days without collecting his 2014 D12 championship t-shirt.
Demaryius Targaryen Fun Facts
Has played three games with team name referring to a player no longer on his current team. Decided to start Isaiah Crowell in week 3 based on prior two games but forgot to follow the Isaiah Crowell Start/Sit Decision Chart:
Rob Gronkowski has one less reception than Jimmy Garoppolo this season. Would rather have this nerd hipster than McManus as his fantasy kicker.
Paid $100 for Trevor Siemian, the highest bid of any league on any continent on any planet. Was also $99 more dollars than needed to get him. ODB might be suffering from one concussion from one kicking net, which sums up his season pretty well so far.
Earned -6 combined points from D/ST and kicker in week 3, the lowest in D12 history. Poured 193 grains of salt in wound when the D/ST (Chiefs) he dropped prior to game forced 8 turnovers and earned 36 fantasy points. This decision cost him 40 total points and 1 win in the standings. Currently averaging 1 point per game from D/ST and 2 points per game from kicker, leading to 161 laughs from rest of the league.
Miller’s All-Stars Fun Facts
One game streak of zero IR designations for an important player, which is the longest streak for Kevin this season. One more very concerning leg injury for Russell Wilson who is one additional injury away from looking like this by week 7.
Burrito has remained frozen three out of three weeks this season. Peppel’s have terminated one desktop computer and one monitor based on Randall Cobb's early draft selection and 14.4 total points in 2016.