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    Team BWhit Lights Up Rise Up to Capture Fifth Place

    Week 8

    • Team BWhit
    • 4-4
    • Weekly Grade: A+
    • 203.07
    • Rise Up
    • 1-7
    • Weekly Grade: C-
    • 101.29

    Team BWhit left it all on the field in this one and recorded the second-highest point total this season, leveling Rise Up 203.07 to 101.29. Just like the Titanic, the Rise Up-ship is going down, having lost their seventh straight. Rise Up was led by the tag team of Matthew Stafford, with 27.15 points, and Jason Witten, who scored 19.75. When assigning blame following this loss, Rise Up can look in the mirror. They started a player with zero points (Phil Dawson). Team BWhit (4-4, 1,174.33 points) climbs into fifth place and Rise Up (1-7, 957.58 points) stays locked in last place.

    Top Players

      • Rob Gronkowski
      • 45.63
      • Arian Foster
      • 39.85
      • Matt Forte
      • 32.15
      • Matthew Stafford
      • 27.15

    Smooth Moves by Team BWhit

    • Not quite the best, but pretty darn good. Matt Forte had the second-highest RB score of the week and the ninth-highest RB score in the league this season with 32.15 points.
    • With 39.85 points against a projected 20.71, Arian Foster ranked sixth in the league in scoring and has now overachieved in four straight games.
    • Rob Gronkowski seemed to take offense to this week's projected points. He ranked fourth in the league in scoring and beat his scoring projection by 148.1%, the sixth-highest percentage in the league.
    • 6 of 9 players in the starting lineup for Team BWhit topped their projected points.
    • With 26.00 points versus a projected 15.23, the Buffalo Bills Defense exceeded their scoring projection by 70.7%.

    Toyota Roster Tune-up

    • Rise Up should have scored more than 203.07 in order to win. That's Hall Of Fame level insight. 
    • The RBs for Rise Up got outscored 72.00 - 21.13 by the RBs for Team BWhit.
    • Rise Up was dominated at the TE position, scoring 19.75 points versus the 45.63 for Team BWhit.
    • Who needs offense when the defense is so dominant!? Rise Up got outscored 26.00 - 10.00 by Team BWhit at the DEF position.
    • Gotta hit rock button before you can start to rise. It was a season-low 2.63 points for Vincent Jackson this week. It was also a season-low for his performance versus projections, reaching only 14.9% of a projected point total of 17.61.

    What If

    • Team BWhit would be 6-2 if they played Rise Up every week.
    • Team BWhit would have beaten seven other teams besides Rise Up this week.
    • Had they played each other last week, Team BWhit would have defeated Rise Up 156.94 - 95.64.
    • If they played the same schedule as Rise Up, Team BWhit would be 5-2.
    • If Team BWhit had played every team in the league each week, they would be 45-27.
    • Rise Up would have been beaten by every other team in the league this week.
    • If they played the same schedule as Team BWhit, Rise Up would be 3-4.
    • If they played every team every week, Rise Up would be 22-50.

    Game Notes

    • Looks like teams bring their A game when they see them on the schedule. Of the losses Rise Up has had, four were against opponents who topped their season scoring average that week.
    • The top players for Team BWhit were elite in the matchup, as three of their starters outperformed the leading scorer for Rise Up.
    • The margin of victory of 101.78 points set the record as the biggest in the league this season.
    • Rise Up scored 101.29 points against a projected 129.91 and has underachieved for seven straight weeks.
    • Team BWhit scored 203.07 points against a projected 150.88 and has overachieved for four straight weeks.
    • The loss is the seventh straight for Rise Up and extends the longest current losing streak in the league.
    • With a combined 72.00 points from the RB position, Team BWhit got the highest combined scoring output from the RB position for any team this season.
    • Rise Up lost by the biggest margin of the week for the second time this season.
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