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    Bulldogs Puts the Kibosh on Finicky Fat Guys, Moves to Fourth Place

    Week 9

    • Bulldogs
    • 5-4
    • Weekly Grade: A
    • 128.22
    • Finicky Fat Guys
    • 6-3
    • Weekly Grade: C-
    • 89.98

    Bulldogs benefited from 28.80 points from Marshawn Lynch and 22.00 from Rob Gronkowski to get the win over Finicky Fat Guys 128.22 to 89.98. Finicky Fat Guys failed to live up to expectations and scored only 90.9% of a projected 98.99, while Bulldogs scored 13.3% more points than projected (113.12). Free fallin' like Tom Petty, Finicky Fat Guys suffered a significant drop in scoring from last week's 130.94 to 112.34 win against Thunderin Whored. Adding insult to injury, Finicky Fat Guys had two starters score zero points (Eddie Royal and Nick Novak). Bulldogs (5-4, 977.74 points) climbs into fourth place and Finicky Fat Guys (6-3, 1,054.36 points) stays in second place.

    Top Players

      • Ben Roethlisberger
      • 35.70
      • Marshawn Lynch
      • 28.80
      • Rob Gronkowski
      • 22.00
      • Drew Brees
      • 19.08

    Smooth Moves by Bulldogs

    • Rob Gronkowski scored 22.00 points, the highest TE score of the week and the eighth-highest TE score in the league this season.
    • Not the best, but in the conversation. Marshawn Lynch ranked sixth in the league in scoring this week with 28.80 points. It was also the fourth-highest score of any player on Bulldogs this season.
    • The 13.00 points were a season-high for Steven Hauschka. The score beat his 8.45-point projection by 53.8%, which also was a season-high.
    • With 18.44 points, the Houston Texans Defense beat their 10.07 projected point total by a team-leading 83.1%.
    • Apparently playing within themselves was good enough. Bulldogs won despite having only 4 of their 9 starters exceed their projected points.

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    • Finicky Fat Guys should have scored more than 128.22 in order to win. That's Hall Of Fame level insight. 
    • Percy Harvin, who was left on the bench, exceeded his 13.72-point projection with 23.72 points.
    • Finicky Fat Guys was faced with 2 starters coming up empty in points.
    • The RBs for Finicky Fat Guys got outscored 35.10 - 13.20 by the RBs for Bulldogs.
    • Gotta hit rock button before you can start to rise. It was a season-low 2.20 points for Chris Ivory this week. It was also a season-low for his performance versus projections, reaching only 25.9% of a projected point total of 8.48.

    What If

    • Bulldogs would be 2-7 if they played Finicky Fat Guys every week.
    • Besides Finicky Fat Guys, Bulldogs would have defeated eight other teams this week.
    • If they played the same schedule as Finicky Fat Guys, Bulldogs would be 3-5.
    • If Bulldogs had played every team in the league each week, they would be 51-48.
    • Besides Bulldogs, Finicky Fat Guys would have been defeated by seven other teams this week.
    • Timing really is everything. Bulldogs would have lost to Finicky Fat Guys 130.94 - 112.26 had they played each other last week.
    • If they played the same schedule as Bulldogs, Finicky Fat Guys would be 6-2.
    • If they played every team every week, Finicky Fat Guys would be 68-31.

    Game Notes

    • Ben Roethlisberger led the league in scoring and had the 12th-most points in the league this season with 35.70, but it was not enough to get Finicky Fat Guys the win.
    • Eat. Sleep. Beat the streak. Bulldogs was finally able to overcome their three-game losing streak with the win.
    • It was a season-low point total for Finicky Fat Guys.
    • The RBs on Finicky Fat Guys collectively had their worst week of the season with only 13.20 points.
    • The 35.10 points by the RBs on Bulldogs was the season-high for combined points from the position.
    • Although Bulldogs won, it was no thanks to Steve Smith Sr, who scored 6.10 points and has now scored below his projection in three straight weeks.
    • Just because Robert Horry has seven NBA championship rings, doesn't mean he's one of the greats. Despite being on the winning team, Frank Gore scored 6.30 points against a projected 10.78 and has now underachieved in three straight games.
    • Finicky Fat Guys had their largest margin of defeat this season.
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