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    The Indiana Wiz Pulls Off Comeback over Johnny Fantasy for Fourth in a Row

    Week 5

    • The Indiana Wiz
    • 4-1
    • Weekly Grade: A
    • 117.18
    • Johnny Fantasy
    • 3-2
    • Weekly Grade: A
    • 114.58

    The Indiana Wiz registered the third-highest score of the season and erased a 32.38-point deficit on Sunday night. They slipped by Johnny Fantasy 117.18 to 114.58. The Indiana Wiz is now coming out on top with regularity after winning their fourth straight. Johnny Fantasy was coming off a 98.92 to 75.40 loss against BringYoDicks and saw their scoring improve dramatically this week. The Indiana Wiz (4-1, 448.80 points) climbs into second place while Johnny Fantasy (3-2, 508.10 points) drops to fourth place.

    Top Players

      • Demaryius Thomas
      • 34.60
      • Eddie Lacy
      • 25.20
      • Tom Brady
      • 20.98
      • Julius Thomas
      • 18.60

    Smooth Moves by The Indiana Wiz

    • Demaryius Thomas scored a league-high for the most points this season with 34.60 points.
    • Quarterbacks get the blame when the team loses and the glory when the team wins. With 20.98 points, Tom Brady had the fifth-highest score of any QB in the league this week and earned his praise.
    • What do Apache helicopters, F-117 Nighthawks and Vincent Jackson have in common? They are all dangerous aerial weapons. He ranked sixth in the league in scoring among WRs this week with 14.40 points.
    • Beat Johnny Fantasy, which had their highest-scoring week of the season.
    • With 14.00 points versus a projected 7.66, the New England Patriots Defense exceeded their scoring projection by 82.9%.

    Toyota Missed Opportunities

    • Remember that thing Johnny Fantasy did instead of reading the expert articles from the Hall Of Fame? Shouldn't have done that. 
    • Should have started Cam Newton, who underachieved, but still had more points than the starting QB with 16.10 against a projected 17.22.
    • Only 3 of the 9 starters on Johnny Fantasy underachieved this week, but they still lost.
    • The 4.30 points scored by Reggie Bush was just 31.8% of his 13.53-point projection.

    What If

    • If The Indiana Wiz played Johnny Fantasy every week, they would be 1-4 this season.
    • The Indiana Wiz would have been undefeated if they played every team in the league this week.
    • If they played the same schedule as Johnny Fantasy, The Indiana Wiz would be 2-2.
    • If The Indiana Wiz had played every team in the league each week, they would be 17-18.
    • Johnny Fantasy would not have lost to any other team in the league besides The Indiana Wiz this week.
    • And they say procrastination doesn't pay off! Had they played each other last week, The Indiana Wiz would have lost to Johnny Fantasy 75.40 - 74.54.
    • If they played the same schedule as The Indiana Wiz, Johnny Fantasy would be 4-0.
    • Johnny Fantasy would be 28-7 if they played every team every week.

    Game Notes

    • This matchup featured the two highest-scoring teams in the league this week.
    • Eat. Sleep. Conquer. Repeat. The Indiana Wiz has won four games in a row, the longest current winning streak in the league.
    • The margin of victory of 2.60 points was the smallest in the league this season.
    • Hey, I'm sure The Indiana Wiz appreciates the tough competition. In the loss, Johnny Fantasy had the second-highest losing score in the league this season with 114.58 points.
    • The Indiana Wiz got a combined 57.40 points from their WRs, the highest combined scoring output from the WR position for any team this season.
    • Speed, strength, agility, vision, and intelligence. It was all on display this week when the RBs on Johnny Fantasy collectively had their best week of the season with 29.50 points.
    • Eddie Lacy scored 25.20 points, the sixth-highest RB score in the league this season, but it was not enough to get a win for Johnny Fantasy.
    • In the loss, Julius Thomas scored 18.60 points, the fifth-highest TE score in the league this season.
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