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    Dirty Jersey BayRats Tops Bush who Loses Fifth Straight

    Week 8

    • Dirty Jersey BayRats
    • 7-1
    • Weekly Grade: B+
    • 166.9
    • Bush
    • 2-6
    • Weekly Grade: C
    • 119.5

    U - G - L - Y. Bush has no alibi, as they sputtered out of the gate and lost to Dirty Jersey BayRats 166.90 to 119.50. Bush has fallen off completely after losing their last five. Bush was led by the tag team of Nick Foles, with 63.50 points, and Jason Witten, who scored 13.00. To make matters worse, Bush had a starter score zero points (Torrey Smith). Bush (2-6, 956.60 points) sinks into ninth place while Dirty Jersey BayRats (7-1, 1,093.20 points) remains in second place.

    Top Players

      • Nick Foles
      • 63.50
      • Carson Palmer
      • 60.90
      • Antonio Brown
      • 33.80
      • Matt Forte
      • 24.80

    Smooth Moves by Dirty Jersey BayRats

    • Antonio Brown had 33.80 points, the second-highest WR score of the week and the ninth-highest WR score in the league this season.
    • The 60.90 points scored by Carson Palmer ranked sixth in the league in scoring this week and second for any player on Dirty Jersey BayRats this season.
    • Benched Matt Ryan, who had the lowest QB score on the team with 34.40 points.
    • Made the right move in benching Julian Edelman, who had 1.40 points, the lowest total of any starting WR on Dirty Jersey BayRats.
    • There are rumors that the military wants to model a new all-terrain vehicle based off of Matt Forte. He had the second-highest score among RBs in the league this week with 24.80 points.

    Toyota Roster Tune-up

    • Remember that thing Bush did instead of reading the expert articles from the Hall Of Fame? Shouldn't have done that. 
    • Left Martellus Bennett on the bench, where he scored 15.50 points and surpassed his scoring projection by 78.8%, the highest percentage of any player on the team.
    • Marshawn Lynch has now failed to reach his projection for three straight games. This week he scored 6.40 points versus a projected 15.89.
    • Of the 9 starters on Bush, 5 underperformed versus their projections.
    • Bush got a zero from Torrey Smith after expecting a projected 10.24-point total.

    What If

    • Dirty Jersey BayRats would be 7-1 if they played Bush every week.
    • Dirty Jersey BayRats would have beaten six other teams besides Bush this week.
    • Had they played each other last week, Dirty Jersey BayRats would have defeated Bush 112.60 - 103.30.
    • If they played the same schedule as Bush, Dirty Jersey BayRats would be 4-3.
    • Dirty Jersey BayRats would be 46-26 if they played every team every week.
    • Bush would have been beaten by every other team in the league this week.
    • Bush would be 3-4 if they played the same schedule as Dirty Jersey BayRats.
    • Bush would be 24-48 if they played every team every week.

    Game Notes

    • Bush has lost six times and five of them have come to teams who beat their scoring average in that matchup.
    • Bush has the longest current losing streak in the league, having lost five straight games.
    • Bush was last in the league in scoring for the second time this season.
    • The margin of victory of 47.40 points was the biggest of the season for Dirty Jersey BayRats and ninth-largest in the league this season.
    • With a combined 47.00 points from their RBs, Dirty Jersey BayRats got their highest combined scoring output from the RB position this season.
    • Although Dirty Jersey BayRats won, it was no thanks to LeSean McCoy, who scored 9.70 points and has now scored below his projection in five straight weeks.
    • Not going to name names, but some people here aren't pulling their weight. Forget it, Andre Ellington needs to step it up! He scored 12.50 points against a projected 15.98 in the win, and has now scored below his projection in three straight games.
    • Bush got 9.60 points from their WRs, the lowest combined scoring output from the WR position for any team this week.
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