Str8 Outta GRONKton Picks Up Victory over RedStar BG2, Makes It Four in a Row

Week 8

  • Str8 Outta GRONKton
  • 5-3
  • Weekly Grade: B-
  • 192.66
  • RedStar BG2
  • 3-5
  • Weekly Grade: B-
  • 181.5

Well, it wasn't pretty, but at the end of the day all that matters is wins and losses. Despite getting just the eighth-highest point total this week, Str8 Outta GRONKton (5-3, 1,654.58 points) found a way to get past RedStar BG2 192.66 to 181.50. Str8 Outta GRONKton proved to be the superior team even on an off day, winning even though they got just 93.2% of their 206.82-points-per-matchup season average. Str8 Outta GRONKton has had a little help in the standings overall. They are currently in second place, but rank just eighth in total points. The matchup was frustrating for RedStar BG2 (3-5, 1,616.88 points), who not only lost, but also ended up ninth in the league in points.

Top Players

    • Matt Ryan
    • 43.58
    • Rob Gronkowski
    • 29.30
    • Tavon Austin
    • 28.90
    • Russell Wilson
    • 27.10

Smooth Moves by Str8 Outta GRONKton

  • If this was college, Matt Ryan would expect to get a sleeve of helmet stickers. He ranked eighth in the league in scoring this week with 43.58 points. It was also the second-highest score of any player on Str8 Outta GRONKton this season.
  • The 25.00 points scored by the Kansas City Chiefs Defense, which Str8 Outta GRONKton picked up this week, beat their projected point total of 14.17 by 76.4%.
  • With 29.30 points, Rob Gronkowski ranked second in the league this week in scoring among TEs.
  • Greg Hardy has now overachieved in three straight games after scoring 8.00 points against a projected 5.18.
  • Str8 Outta GRONKton won even with John Brown in the starting lineup, who didn't score any points.

Toyota Roster Tune-up

  • Losing is a proven way not to win a game. For a more successful season, try not losing.
  • Traded for James Jones, who was last in the matchup in scoring with 0.20 points, just 1.8% of his scoring projection, which was the lowest percentage in the league.
  • RedStar BG2 had 12 starters fail to reach their projections.
  • The 6.20 points scored by Martellus Bennett fell short of his 12.78-point projection, the third straight game where that has happened.
  • RedStar BG2 was dominated at the TE position, scoring 15.80 points versus the 38.20 for Str8 Outta GRONKton.

What If

  • If Str8 Outta GRONKton played RedStar BG2 every week, they would be 5-3 this season.
  • Str8 Outta GRONKton would have beaten only one other team besides RedStar BG2 this week.
  • Had they played each other last week, Str8 Outta GRONKton would have defeated RedStar BG2 224.24 - 201.58.
  • Str8 Outta GRONKton would be 1-5 if they played the same schedule as RedStar BG2.
  • Str8 Outta GRONKton would be 28-44 if they played every team every week.
  • RedStar BG2 would have lost to seven other teams besides Str8 Outta GRONKton this week.
  • If they played the same schedule as Str8 Outta GRONKton, RedStar BG2 would be 3-3.
  • If they played every team every week, RedStar BG2 would be 29-43.

Game Notes

  • RedStar BG2 scored 181.50 points against a projected 207.29 and underachieved for the fifth time this season, including the last three weeks in a row.
  • Str8 Outta GRONKton had their lowest winning score of the season with 192.66 points.
  • Str8 Outta GRONKton won by 11.16 points, covering the 0.40-point spread.
  • Str8 Outta GRONKton got their lowest combined scoring output from the WR position this season with only 13.10 points this week.
  • Two of the starters for Str8 Outta GRONKton scored higher than the leading scorer for RedStar BG2.
  • Str8 Outta GRONKton has now won four straight games.
  • The Toyota Hall of Fame recommends RedStar BG2 go on a WINNING streak, instead of a LOSING streak. That one word makes a surprising amount of difference.
  • With 181.50 points, RedStar BG2 ranked ninth in the league in scoring this week.
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