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    I Hate Bennett Gets Win Against MartinLubeHerThingJr, Moves Up to Fifth Place

    Week 5

    • I Hate Bennett
    • 3-2
    • Weekly Grade: B
    • 104.24
    • MartinLubeHerThingJr
    • 2-3
    • Weekly Grade: C+
    • 91.14

    I Hate Bennett got two big individual performances this week from Andre Ellington with 26.40 points and Eddie Lacy with 25.20, as they got past MartinLubeHerThingJr 104.24 to 91.14. I Hate Bennett met expectations and put up 6.4% more than their projected 97.93 points, while MartinLubeHerThingJr just fell short of hitting their projections and got 91.0% of a projected 100.16. MartinLubeHerThingJr was led by the tag team of Stephen Gostkowski, with 21.00 points, and Drew Brees, who scored 19.74. I Hate Bennett (3-2, 456.93 points) climbs into fifth place while MartinLubeHerThingJr (2-3, 482.16 points) drops to eighth place.

    Top Players

      • Andre Ellington
      • 26.40
      • Eddie Lacy
      • 25.20
      • Stephen Gostkowski
      • 21.00
      • Drew Brees
      • 19.74

    Smooth Moves by I Hate Bennett

    • Not quite the best, but pretty darn good. Andre Ellington had the third-highest RB score of the week and the sixth-highest RB score in the league this season with 26.40 points.
    • Eddie Lacy didn't have the best score of the week, but there ain't no shame in his game. He had 25.20 points, the fourth-highest RB score of the week and the eighth-highest RB score in the league this season.
    • Apparently playing within themselves was good enough. I Hate Bennett won despite having only 4 of their 9 starters exceed their projected points.
    • I Hate Bennett won even though both of their WRs scored below their projected points.

    Toyota Missed Opportunities

    • MartinLubeHerThingJr should have scored more than 104.24 in order to win. That's Hall Of Fame level insight. 
    • This is one of those mistakes that you continuously think about for ten years. Did not start Jay Cutler, who scored 23.76 points to rank eighth in the league in scoring.
    • Ben Tate was left on the bench, where he bested his expected 7.05-point total by putting up 12.10 points.
    • MartinLubeHerThingJr had 8 starters fail to reach their projections.
    • This is how people lose everything in casinos. I Hate Bennett thought their luck would change and went back to the well with Zach Ertz. However, he scored 3.90 points against a projected 5.38 and has now underachieved in three straight games.

    What If

    • I Hate Bennett would be 2-3 if they played MartinLubeHerThingJr every week.
    • Besides MartinLubeHerThingJr, I Hate Bennett would have defeated seven other teams this week.
    • Had they played each other last week, I Hate Bennett would have defeated MartinLubeHerThingJr 119.67 - 107.15.
    • I Hate Bennett would be 0-4 if they played the same schedule as MartinLubeHerThingJr.
    • If I Hate Bennett had played every team in the league each week, they would be 22-33.
    • Besides I Hate Bennett, MartinLubeHerThingJr would have been defeated by five other teams this week.
    • MartinLubeHerThingJr would be 3-1 if they played the same schedule as I Hate Bennett.
    • MartinLubeHerThingJr would be 30-25 if they played every team every week.

    Game Notes

    • In the loss, Stephen Gostkowski had the highest score of any K in the league this season with 21.00 points.
    • Although MartinLubeHerThingJr lost, they did put up the eighth-highest score for a losing team in the league this season.
    • I Hate Bennett got a combined 58.10 points from their RBs, the highest combined scoring output from the RB position for any team this season.
    • Percy Harvin scored a season-low 3.40 points and underachieved for the third straight week.
    • The margin of victory of 13.10 points was the smallest in the league this week.
    • MartinLubeHerThingJr got their lowest combined scoring output from the RB position this season with only 22.60 points this week.
    • I Hate Bennett beat MartinLubeHerThingJr at the top, with two of their starters outscoring the leading point-getter for MartinLubeHerThingJr.
    • I Hate Bennett overachieved and improves to 2-0 when doing so, while MartinLubeHerThingJr fell short of their projection. They are now 1-1 when scoring less than expected.
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