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    team jdub Finishes Strong Against Spartacus, Claims Second Place

    Week 8

    • team jdub
    • 6-2
    • Weekly Grade: B
    • 156.07
    • Spartacus
    • 5-3
    • Weekly Grade: B
    • 137.89

    team jdub took advantage of 39.13 points from Antonio Brown and 31.00 from Aaron Rodgers to beat Spartacus 156.07 to 137.89. team jdub came into the Sunday night game facing a 55.10-point deficit, but scored 73.28 for the comeback. While each team met their expectations, team jdub put up 5.7% more than a projected 147.64 points to get the win. Spartacus was led by the tag team of Martellus Bennett, with 23.88 points, and Matt Ryan, who scored 22.00. team jdub (6-2, 1,170.52 points) climbs into second place while Spartacus (5-3, 1,086.53 points) stays in fourth place.

    Top Players

      • Antonio Brown
      • 39.13
      • Aaron Rodgers
      • 31.00
      • Eddie Lacy
      • 29.28
      • Martellus Bennett
      • 23.88

    Smooth Moves by team jdub

    • Antonio Brown had 39.13 points, the third-highest WR score of the week and the ninth-highest WR score in the league this season.
    • Eddie Lacy put the team on his back with 29.28 points, the third-highest score among RBs in the league this week.
    • This is the bar, and this is the team jumping over it. team jdub had 5 of their 9 starters exceed their projected points.
    • With 13.00 points versus a projected 9.30, Mason Crosby exceeded his scoring projection by 39.8%.
    • Had the team's highest starter/bench scoring ratio of the season, starting 156.07 points versus 52.93 points from players left on the bench.

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    • Remember that thing Spartacus did instead of reading the expert articles from the Hall Of Fame? Shouldn't have done that. 
    • Of the 9 starters on Spartacus, 5 underperformed versus their projections.
    • The Detroit Lions Defense fell short of their scoring projection with 7.00 points, just 49.8% of their projected 14.07.
    • With 21.13 points, Demaryius Thomas recorded only 78.9% of his 26.77-point scoring projection.
    • Spartacus saw all three of their WR starters fail to reach their projections.

    What If

    • team jdub would be 5-3 if they played Spartacus every week.
    • Besides Spartacus, team jdub would have defeated five other teams this week.
    • If they played the same schedule as Spartacus, team jdub would be 3-4.
    • If team jdub had played every team in the league each week, they would be 44-28.
    • Besides team jdub, Spartacus would have been defeated by five other teams this week.
    • And they say procrastination doesn't pay off! Had they played each other last week, team jdub would have lost to Spartacus 143.21 - 125.11.
    • Spartacus would be 5-2 if they played the same schedule as team jdub.
    • If they played every team every week, Spartacus would be 34-38.

    Game Notes

    • Maybe the league is colluding against them. All three of the losses for Spartacus this season have come when their opponent scores higher than their season average.
    • The top players for team jdub were elite in the matchup, as three of their starters outperformed the leading scorer for Spartacus.
    • Although Spartacus lost, they did put up the eighth-highest score for a losing team in the league this season.
    • Spartacus scored 137.89 points against a projected 135.77 and beat their scoring projection for the fourth time this season, including the last three weeks in a row.
    • The 18.18-point win by team jdub beat the 11.87-point spread.
    • In comeback games this season, Spartacus is now 1-2, including losses in their last two such matchups.
    • With the win, team jdub remains undefeated in comeback games this season, improving to 2-0.
    • The drafted players on team jdub put up 92.9% of the team's points this week.
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