'14 fantasy football league (ID# 718969)

Rodger That Defies the Experts to Defeat Scum & Villainy, Moves to Eighth Place

Week 8

  • Rodger That
  • 3-5
  • Weekly Grade: B
  • 147.18
  • Scum & Villainy
  • 4-4
  • Weekly Grade: C
  • 129.66

Rodger That got the highest score they've earned all season to take down Scum & Villainy 147.18 to 129.66. Rodger That came into the matchup as the underdog, with a projected spread of 17.22. The manager of Scum & Villainy should definitely keep his day job. They only scored 86.2% of their projected points, and has now failed to meet projections for six weeks running. Golden Tate led Scum & Villainy with 24.60 points while Sammy Watkins brought in 23.20. Rodger That (3-5, 990.26 points) inches up to eighth place and Scum & Villainy (4-4, 1,068.50 points) stays in fifth place.

Top Players

    • Ben Roethlisberger
    • 81.78
    • Golden Tate
    • 24.60
    • Sammy Watkins
    • 23.20
    • Tony Romo
    • 20.86

Smooth Moves by Rodger That

  • Ben Roethlisberger set the league season-high for total points in a week with 81.78.
  • Even with only 3 of the 10 starters scoring more than their projection, Rodger That was still able to win.
  • By scoring 9.00 points, the Carolina Panthers Defense beat their 5.31 projected points by 69.5%.
  • Rodger That won even though all three of their RBs scored below their projected points.

Toyota Roster Tune-up

  • Scum & Villainy may have missed the opportunity for a win, but they gained an opportunity to be mercilessly taunted by Rodger That. 
  • Left Matthew Stafford on the bench, where he led the team in scoring with 40.90 points.
  • At the QB position, Scum & Villainy got outscored 81.78 - 20.86 by Rodger That.
  • Gotta hit rock button before you can start to rise. It was a season-low 4.00 points for Jordy Nelson this week. It was also a season-low for his performance versus projections, reaching only 22.1% of a projected point total of 18.07.
  • It's times like these when it's important to support your players when they're down. So move the mouse pointer away from the DROP button. Tony Romo scored a season-low 20.86 points, 62.9% of his projected 33.15, which is his lowest percentage of the year.

What If

  • If Rodger That played Scum & Villainy every week, they would be 3-5 this season.
  • Rodger That would have beaten only two other teams besides Scum & Villainy this week.
  • Rodger That would be 5-2 if they played the same schedule as Scum & Villainy.
  • If Rodger That had played every team in the league each week, they would be 29-43.
  • Besides Rodger That, Scum & Villainy would have been defeated by six other teams this week.
  • Timing really is everything. Rodger That would have lost to Scum & Villainy 128.86 - 106.90 had they played each other last week.
  • If they played the same schedule as Rodger That, Scum & Villainy would be 4-3.
  • If they played every team every week, Scum & Villainy would be 36-36.

Game Notes

  • Scum & Villainy has underachieved for six straight weeks, having scored 129.66 points against a projected 150.41 this week.
  • Rodger That was able to win with little help from Julio Jones, who had a season-low 7.80 points and is on a five-week underperforming streak.
  • Rodger That got a combined 16.20 points from their WRs, their lowest combined scoring output from the WR position this season.
  • Rodger That had their highest score of the season with 147.18 points.
  • Not going to name names, but some people here aren't pulling their weight. Forget it, Marshawn Lynch needs to step it up! He scored 8.30 points against a projected 17.90 in the win, and has now scored below his projection in three straight games.
  • Bishop Sankey did little to help Rodger That, underperforming versus projections for the fourth straight game with 8.90 points against a projected 11.65.
  • Rodger That is leveraging their draft well. This week they got 90.2% of their points from players they drafted.
  • Rodger That was able to win despite putting up the smallest point total of any winning team in the league this week.
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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.

The last player to accomplish the feat (Flipper Anderson, 336 yards on Nov. 26, 1989) still holds the all-time mark for receiving yards in a game, a mere seven yards more than Johnson. Kansas City's Stephon Paige was the first, and only other WR, to top this mark when he went for 309 yards against San Diego in '85. As for Johnson's epic tally, it barely edged out Cincinnati's Marvin Jones for the top WR effort of the week, as Jones posted 122 receiving yards and four touchdowns against the Jets, finishing less than a single fantasy point behind the Lion king.
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