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    Royal Anonymity Rallies to Beat Clueless Joes

    Week 8

    • Royal Anonymity
    • 6-2
    • Weekly Grade: B+
    • 415.65
    • Clueless Joes
    • 5-3
    • Weekly Grade: A-
    • 387.95

    Royal Anonymity got 48.40 points from Rob Gronkowski to defeat Clueless Joes 415.65 to 387.95. Royal Anonymity came into the Monday night game facing a 19.80-point deficit, but scored 47.50 for the comeback. Clueless Joes met expectations and scored 8.5% more points than projected (357.46). Royal Anonymity put up 97.1% of a projected 427.97 points. For Clueless Joes, Matt Forte and the Denver Broncos Defense played the roles of Maverick and Goose, scoring 37.30 and 29.20 points, respectively. Both teams left points off the scoreboard in this one, as Royal Anonymity started one player with zero points and Clueless Joes also served up two. Royal Anonymity (6-2, 3,322.10 points) remains in second place and Clueless Joes (5-3, 3,075.95 points) stays in third place.

    Top Players

      • Rob Gronkowski
      • 48.40
      • Drew Brees
      • 44.65
      • Brandon Meriweather
      • 42.00
      • Matt Forte
      • 37.30

    Smooth Moves by Royal Anonymity

    • Royal Anonymity saw their third-largest single-week point total by a player this season with Rob Gronkowski scoring 48.40 points. The score was also high enough to rank ninth in the league.
    • Royal Anonymity is either a fortune teller or really knows his stuff. Brandon Meriweather, who was picked up by Royal Anonymity, scored 42.00 points against a projected 17.33, topping his projection by 142.4%.
    • Allen Robinson scored 26.70 points against a projected 10.57 and has now overachieved in four straight games.
    • The 44.65 points scored by Drew Brees were a season-high.
    • The 30.00 points scored by Jonathan Cyprien outpaced his 24.31-point scoring projection by 23.4%.

    Toyota Roster Tune-up

    • Not reading the expert articles from the Hall Of Fame. And if they did, maybe they should pay better attention when they read.
    • Bradley Fletcher, who Clueless Joes picked up this week, scored below his 18.57-point projection with 9.00 points.
    • A heated blanket would be a great gift for Brian Quick during this cold streak. He scored below his projection in three straight games after scoring 1.50 points against a projected 10.14 this week.
    • Terrance Knighton has now failed to reach his projection for three straight games. This week he scored 6.00 points versus a projected 7.68.
    • Clueless Joes tried to fight through 2 of their 24 starters getting zeros, but could not overcome it.

    What If

    • Royal Anonymity would be 5-3 if they played Clueless Joes every week.
    • Royal Anonymity would have beaten 10 other teams besides Clueless Joes this week.
    • If they played the same schedule as Clueless Joes, Royal Anonymity would be 5-2.
    • If Royal Anonymity had played every team in the league each week, they would be 83-21.
    • Besides Royal Anonymity, Clueless Joes would have been defeated by four other teams this week.
    • Timing really is everything. Royal Anonymity would have lost to Clueless Joes 366.65 - 359.90 had they played each other last week.
    • Clueless Joes would be 4-3 if they played the same schedule as Royal Anonymity.
    • Clueless Joes would be 71-33 if they played every team every week.

    Game Notes

    • Maybe the league is colluding against them. All three of the losses for Clueless Joes this season have come when their opponent scores higher than their season average.
    • The top players for Royal Anonymity were elite in the matchup, as three of their starters outperformed the leading scorer for Clueless Joes.
    • Hey, I'm sure Royal Anonymity appreciates the tough competition. In the loss, Clueless Joes had the sixth-highest losing score in the league this season with 387.95 points.
    • Royal Anonymity did not cover the 70.51-point spread, winning by 27.70 points.
    • Kam Chancellor scored a season-low 7.00 points and underachieved for the fourth straight week.
    • Harrison Smith had a season-low 7.00 points against a projected 17.20 in the win and has now scored below his projection in three straight games.
    • The Denver Broncos Defense scored 29.20 points against a projected 23.00 in the loss and has now beaten their projection in three straight games.
    • Despite being on the winning team, Andre Roberts had a season-low 5.50 points against a projected 14.23 and has now underachieved in six straight games.
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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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