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  • The Chronic Fatigue League (ID# 43433)

    Week 1

    • Specialized
    • 1-0
    • Weekly Grade: C+
    • 75
    • beats by ray
    • 0-1
    • Weekly Grade: C
    • 71

    Specialized picked up 23 points from Russell Wilson and 17 from DeMarco Murray to get the win over beats by ray 75 - 71. While each team failed to hit their projections, Specialized scored 90.2% of a projected 83.14 points to get the win. beats by ray was led by the tag team of Philip Rivers, with 16 points, and C.J. Spiller, who scored 12. Specialized earned a sportsmanship trophy, starting Doug Martin (0 points) to prevent the result from being even worse. Specialized (1-0) starts off the campaign in sixth place while beats by ray (0-1) begins in 13th place.

    Top Players

      • Russell Wilson
      • 23
      • DeMarco Murray
      • 17
      • Philip Rivers
      • 16
      • Martellus Bennett
      • 13

    Smooth Moves by Specialized

    • The 17 points scored by DeMarco Murray was the fifth-highest score of any RB in the league this week.
    • The 13 points scored by Martellus Bennett was the fourth-highest point total among TEs in the league this week.
    • Starter Doug Martin put up a zero, but Specialized still won.
    • Specialized won despite having only 4 of their 8 starters exceed their scoring projection.
    • Specialized won even though both of their WRs scored below their projected points.

    Toyota Missed Opportunities

    • beats by ray may have missed the opportunity for a win, but they gained an opportunity to be mercilessly taunted by Specialized. 
    • Picked up Derek Carr but left him on the bench, where he led the team in scoring with 19 points.
    • The Detroit Lions Defense, which beats by ray picked up this week, scored below their 8.97-point projection with 7 points.
    • beats by ray had 5 of their 8 starters score less than their projected points.
    • With 4 points, Demaryius Thomas scored only 34.4% of his 11.62 projected point total.

    What If

    • Besides beats by ray, Specialized would have defeated six other teams this week.
    • If Specialized had scored 37 more points, they would have beaten all teams in the league this week.
    • beats by ray would have lost to eight other teams besides Specialized this week.
    • If beats by ray had scored 26 fewer points, they would have lost to all teams in the league this week.

    Game Notes

    • Specialized beat beats by ray at the top, with two of their starters outscoring the leading point-getter for beats by ray.
    • The 20 points put up by the RBs on beats by ray was the fourth-highest combined score by a team's RBs this week.
    • Although beats by ray lost, C.J. Spiller played well, bringing in 26.3% more points than was projected (12 points against a projected 9.50).
    • Specialized might want to see a chiropractor, because they were carrying Victor Cruz on their back the whole week. He was on the winning team, but only scored 2 points against his projected 9.02.
    • Both teams scored fewer points than projected this week.
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