Couch Burners Beats Slacker

Week 2

  • Couch Burners
  • 1-1
  • Weekly Grade: C+
  • 98.3
  • Slacker
  • 0-2
  • Weekly Grade: D+
  • 84.66

Couch Burners took advantage of the highest player score of the season from Larry Fitzgerald with 33.20 and got past Slacker 98.30 to 84.66. While each team failed to hit their projections, Couch Burners scored 96.4% of a projected 101.96 points to get the win. Andy Dalton led Slacker with 21.56 points while Steve Smith Sr. brought in 20.00. When assigning blame following this loss, Slacker can look in the mirror. They started a player with zero points (Adam Vinatieri). Couch Burners (1-1, 218.24 points) moves into fifth place while Slacker (0-2, 162.86 points) winds up in 11th place.

Top Players

    • Larry Fitzgerald
    • 33.20
    • Torrey Smith
    • 23.00
    • Andy Dalton
    • 21.56
    • Steve Smith Sr.
    • 20.00

Smooth Moves by Couch Burners

  • Larry Fitzgerald led the league in scoring and surpassed his scoring projection by a league-leading 210.6%.
  • With 23.00 points, Torrey Smith ranked seventh in the league in scoring among WRs this week.
  • Heath Miller had the fifth-highest TE score in the league this week with 10.50 points.
  • Did you use any black magic this week? Couch Burners was still able to pull out a win with only 3 of their 9 starters exceeding their projected points.
  • Even with both of their RBs falling short of their projected scores, Couch Burners still won.

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  • If only we provided some kind of tool, like weekly articles, that would help Slacker secure a victory. Oh, WAIT, we do.
  • Left Michael Crabtree on the bench, where he scored 21.60 points and beat his projected point total by 156.5%, the seventh-highest percentage in the league this week.
  • Slacker could have used more points at WR, where Couch Burners outscored them 65.10 - 27.60.
  • 5 of the 9 starters scored less than their projected points.
  • Slacker got a zero from Adam Vinatieri after expecting a projected 8.07-point total.

What If

  • If Couch Burners played Slacker every week, they'd be 2-0 this year.
  • Couch Burners would have beaten five other teams besides Slacker this week.
  • Were they resting their players for this week? Couch Burners would have defeated Slacker 119.94 - 78.20 had they played each other last week.
  • If Couch Burners had played every team in the league each week, they would be 14-8.
  • Besides Couch Burners, Slacker would have been defeated by eight other teams this week.
  • Slacker would be 2-20 if they played every team every week.

Game Notes

  • Couch Burners was able to cover the 6.66-point spread in the win.
  • Two of the starters for Couch Burners scored higher than the leading scorer for Slacker.
  • The highest-scoring group of WRs in the league this week was on Couch Burners, which got 65.10 points from the position.
  • The Baltimore Ravens Defense was dead-last in the league in scoring with -1.00 point.
  • Slacker scored 84.66 points, ranking them 10th in the league in scoring.
  • Tyler Eifert put up the second-best TE score in the league with 12.90 points this week.
  • Andy Dalton exceeded his projected point total by 40.4% in the loss, scoring 21.56 points against a projected 15.36.
  • Tony Romo, who had the highest projected points in the matchup, fell short of scoring projections with 7.00 points against a projected 18.78.
Couch Burners
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