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    Dedication. Heart. Gets Late Win over Mad World, Moves Up to Eighth Place

    Week 9

    • Dedication. Heart.
    • 4-5
    • Weekly Grade: B
    • 109.39
    • Mad World
    • 3-6
    • Weekly Grade: C+
    • 99.86

    Dedication. Heart. (4-5, 980.76 points) beat Mad World (3-6, 993.33 points) 109.39 to 99.86, led by Mark Ingram with 23.50 points. Dedication. Heart. came into the Sunday games already in front 23.50 to 20.60. The lead was lost by the end of the Sunday night game and Mad World had a 93.38 to 83.69 edge. Dedication. Heart. closed them out as if they were a Blockbuster store with a comeback on Monday night, thanks to 14.60 points from T.Y. Hilton.

    Top Players

      • Antonio Brown
      • 25.90
      • Alfred Morris
      • 23.90
      • Mark Ingram
      • 23.50
      • Jimmy Graham
      • 17.80

    Smooth Moves by Dedication. Heart.

    • Mark Ingram put the team on his back with 23.50 points, the fourth-highest score among RBs in the league this week.
    • Do you put a LB or DB on him? You might have to put both on him if this continues. Travis Kelce scored 14.70 points to rank fourth among TEs in the league this week.
    • Apparently playing within themselves was good enough. Dedication. Heart. won despite having only 3 of their 9 starters exceed their projected points.
    • Scored as much as they could, with 0 points left on the bench.

    Toyota Roster Tune-up

    • Yes, your team could have been better. But if you haven't gotten behind the wheel of the bold new Camry yet, that's your real missed opportunity.
    • Mad World picked up Randy Bullock, who then fell short of his 7.87-point projection by scoring 3.00 points.
    • The 6.30 points scored by Frank Gore fell short of his 10.78-point projection, the third straight game where that has happened.
    • Gotta hit rock button before you can start to rise. It was a season-low 10.68 points for Russell Wilson this week. It was also a season-low for his performance versus projections, reaching only 53.9% of a projected point total of 19.82.
    • It's times like these when it's important to support your players when they're down. So move the mouse pointer away from the DROP button. Kelvin Benjamin scored a season-low 2.80 points, 24.8% of his projected 11.27, which is his lowest percentage of the year.

    What If

    • If Dedication. Heart. played Mad World every week, they would be 6-3 this season.
    • Besides Mad World, Dedication. Heart. would have defeated three other teams this week.
    • Had they played each other last week, Dedication. Heart. would have defeated Mad World 128.26 - 106.64.
    • Dedication. Heart. would be 4-4 if they played the same schedule as Mad World.
    • If Dedication. Heart. had played every team in the league each week, they would be 38-43.
    • Besides Dedication. Heart., Mad World would have been defeated by six other teams this week.
    • If they played the same schedule as Dedication. Heart., Mad World would be 3-5.
    • If they played every team every week, Mad World would be 34-47.

    Game Notes

    • Looks like teams bring their A game when they see them on the schedule. Of the losses Mad World has had, five were against opponents who topped their season scoring average that week.
    • Even though Mad World lost, they had two players score higher than the leading scorer for Dedication. Heart.
    • Despite playing on the losing team, Antonio Brown ranked eighth in the league in scoring with 25.90 points against a projected 16.39 and has now beaten his projection in three straight games.
    • The margin of victory of 9.53 points was the smallest in the league this week.
    • The 46.80 points by the RBs on Dedication. Heart. was the season-high for combined points from the position.
    • Dedication. Heart. remains undefeated in comeback games this season, improving to 2-0.
    • With the loss, Mad World remains winless in comeback games this season, falling to 0-2.
    • Dedication. Heart. was able to win despite putting up the smallest point total of any winning team in the league this week.
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