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    Mike's Quality Team Beats Joe's Team, Moves Up to Fourth Place

    Week 8

    • Mike's Quality Team
    • 5-3
    • Weekly Grade: A+
    • 145.06
    • Joe's Team
    • 3-5
    • Weekly Grade: C
    • 113.04

    What's more likey to happen: a Browns/Lions Super Bowl or Joe's Team beating Mike's Quality Team? Joe's Team has yet to beat Mike's Quality Team, falling 145.06 to 113.04. Tom Brady was the X-factor, putting up 41.66 points this week, even more than his 35.14 points the last time these teams met. Both teams could have scored more points, as Mike's Quality Team had one starter turn in zero points and Joe's Team also had one. This is the largest margin of victory for Mike's Quality Team in two head-to-head matchups. They defeated Joe's Team 92.59 to 65.88 in Week 6.

    Top Players

      • Tom Brady
      • 41.66
      • Rob Gronkowski
      • 36.15
      • Peyton Manning
      • 27.44
      • Sammy Watkins
      • 25.45

    Smooth Moves by Mike's Quality Team

    • Tom Brady had 41.66 points, the second-highest QB score of the week and the second-highest QB score in the league this season.
    • Rob Gronkowski seemed to take offense to this week's projected points. He ranked fifth in the league in scoring and beat his scoring projection by 193.9%, the fifth-highest percentage in the league.
    • Eddie Lacy put the team on his back with 21.20 points, the sixth-highest score among RBs in the league this week.
    • Mohamed Sanu scored 17.45 points, the 10th-highest WR score in the league this week.
    • Those were the projections? We thought that was the starting point. 5 of the 9 starters on Mike's Quality Team exceeded their projected points.

    Toyota Roster Tune-up

    • Joe's Team probably blew their shot at becoming a Toyota Hall Of Famer with that loss, but there's a bright side. Let us know when you find it.
    • Left Ben Roethlisberger on the bench, where he led the league in scoring with 57.88 points and beat his scoring projection by 253.8%, which also led the league.
    • Left Jeremy Maclin on the bench, where he scored the fourth-most points in the league and beat his projected point total by 190.1%, the sixth-highest percentage in the league.
    • The TE position was a letdown for Joe's Team, where they were outscored 36.15 - 14.25 by Mike's Quality Team.
    • Wes Welker did not meet his 5.41-point projection this week, the third time that's happened this season. His 1.00 point were also a season-low.

    What If

    • If Mike's Quality Team played Joe's Team every week, they would be 5-3 this season.
    • Mike's Quality Team would have been undefeated if they played every team in the league this week.
    • If they played the same schedule as Joe's Team, Mike's Quality Team would be 3-3.
    • If Mike's Quality Team had played every team in the league each week, they would be 32-40.
    • Joe's Team would have lost to three other teams besides Mike's Quality Team this week.
    • Timing really is everything. Mike's Quality Team would have lost to Joe's Team 133.32 - 89.99 had they played each other last week.
    • Joe's Team would be 5-1 if they played the same schedule as Mike's Quality Team.
    • Joe's Team would be 34-38 if they played every team every week.

    Game Notes

    • Three of the five losses for Joe's Team this season have come when their opponent had their highest-scoring week of the season.
    • Mike's Quality Team scored 145.06 points, the highest in the league this week and third-highest in the league this season.
    • Don't you hate that guy that always has to one-up everybody? Joe's Team scored 113.04 points and lost. It is the ninth-highest losing score in the league this season.
    • Mike's Quality Team was able to cover the 1.18-point spread in the win.
    • Mike's Quality Team was able to win with little help from Julio Jones, who had a season-low 6.80 points and is on a five-week underperforming streak.
    • Two of the starters for Mike's Quality Team scored higher than the leading scorer for Joe's Team.
    • Not going to name names, but some people here aren't pulling their weight. Forget it, Matt Asiata needs to step it up! He scored 3.70 points against a projected 8.31 in the win, and has now scored below his projection in four straight games.
    • This is the biggest margin of defeat of the season for Joe's Team.
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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.

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