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    Ted's Top-Notch Team Shows Heart With Comeback over Porcupine Speedboat, Bounces Them Out of First

    Week 8

    • Ted's Top-Notch Team
    • 4-4
    • Weekly Grade: A+
    • 116
    • Porcupine Speedboat
    • 6-2
    • Weekly Grade: B-
    • 106

    Ted's Top-Notch Team (4-4, 760 points) beat Porcupine Speedboat (6-2, 851 points) 116 to 106 in a back-and-forth battle. They were led by Jay Cutler who had 27 points. Porcupine Speedboat began the Sunday games already ahead on the judges' scorecards, 32 to 10. That advantage slipped away after the early Sunday games and they trailed by 31. After the late Sunday games, the lead changed again, and they went ahead 104 to 99. However, by the end of Sunday night Ted's Top-Notch Team took the lead for good.

    Top Players

      • Andrew Luck
      • 32
      • Emmanuel Sanders
      • 30
      • Jay Cutler
      • 27
      • Eddie Lacy
      • 17

    Smooth Moves by Ted's Top-Notch Team

    • Ted's Top-Notch Team saw their fourth-largest single-week point total by a player this season with Jay Cutler scoring 27 points. The score was also high enough to rank ninth in the league.
    • 7 of the 9 starters on Ted's Top-Notch Team exceeded their projected points.
    • Eddie Lacy scored 17 points, which ranked fifth out of all the RBs in the league this week.
    • With 15 points, Martellus Bennett had the fourth-highest score of any TE in the league this week.
    • With 14 points, Ahmad Bradshaw ranked sixth in scoring among all RBs in the league this week.

    Toyota Roster Tune-up

    • Remember that thing Porcupine Speedboat did instead of reading the expert articles from the Hall Of Fame? Shouldn't have done that. 
    • Left Tom Brady on the bench, where he led the league in scoring with 44 points.
    • Should have started Antonio Gates, who beat his scoring projection with 17 points against a projected 9.08.
    • All that glitters is not gold. Picked up Jerick McKinnon, who scored 8 points against his projected 13.40.
    • Porcupine Speedboat could have used more points from the TE position, where Ted's Top-Notch Team beat them 15 - 2.

    What If

    • Ted's Top-Notch Team would be 4-4 if they played Porcupine Speedboat every week.
    • Besides Porcupine Speedboat, Ted's Top-Notch Team would have defeated three other teams this week.
    • Were they resting their players for this week? Ted's Top-Notch Team would have defeated Porcupine Speedboat 89 - 83 had they played each other last week.
    • If they played the same schedule as Porcupine Speedboat, Ted's Top-Notch Team would be 4-2.
    • If Ted's Top-Notch Team had played every team in the league each week, they would be 28-28.
    • Porcupine Speedboat would have lost to four other teams besides Ted's Top-Notch Team this week.
    • Porcupine Speedboat would be 4-2 if they played the same schedule as Ted's Top-Notch Team.
    • Porcupine Speedboat would be 36-20 if they played every team every week.

    Game Notes

    • Even though Porcupine Speedboat lost, they had two players score higher than the leading scorer for Ted's Top-Notch Team.
    • Hey, I'm sure Ted's Top-Notch Team appreciates the tough competition. In the loss, Porcupine Speedboat had the fifth-highest losing score in the league this season with 106 points.
    • Both of the losses this season for Porcupine Speedboat have been upset losses.
    • With a combined 31 points from their RBs, Ted's Top-Notch Team got their highest combined scoring output from the RB position this season.
    • At 10 points, the margin of victory was the tightest of the week.
    • With the win, Ted's Top-Notch Team remains undefeated in comeback games this season, improving to 2-0.
    • Ted's Top-Notch Team got 80.2% of their points from players they drafted.
    • Emmanuel Sanders scored 30 points, the second-highest WR score in the league this season, but it was not enough to get the win for Porcupine Speedboat.
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    Fantasy MasterpiecesWeek 8

    Calvin Johnson Det - WR 2013 vs. Dallas 14 receptions, 329 yards, TD Until Megatron traveled the equivalent of 3.3 football fields against a woeful Cowboys secondary in Week 8 of '13, it had been more than two decades since a player topped 300 receiving yards in the NFL.

    The last player to accomplish the feat (Flipper Anderson, 336 yards on Nov. 26, 1989) still holds the all-time mark for receiving yards in a game, a mere seven yards more than Johnson. Kansas City's Stephon Paige was the first, and only other WR, to top this mark when he went for 309 yards against San Diego in '85. As for Johnson's epic tally, it barely edged out Cincinnati's Marvin Jones for the top WR effort of the week, as Jones posted 122 receiving yards and four touchdowns against the Jets, finishing less than a single fantasy point behind the Lion king.
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