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    Consolation: 4&8 Returning Champ Puts the Sting on Shiogama Maguros

    Week 16

    • 4&8 Returning Champ
    • 4-10
    • Weekly Grade: B+
    • 98.24
    • Shiogama Maguros
    • 4-10
    • Weekly Grade: F
    • 51.2

    4&8 Returning Champ got 23.30 points from Marshawn Lynch and 21.80 from Frank Gore to destroy Shiogama Maguros 98.24 to 51.20. Shiogama Maguros now has six blowout losses on the season. 4&8 Returning Champ makes it three in a row against Shiogama Maguros, following up a 155.00 to 88.98 shellacking in Week 10. Adding insult to injury, Shiogama Maguros had two starters score zero points (Jay Cutler and Rashad Jennings).

    Top Players

      • Marshawn Lynch
      • 23.30
      • Frank Gore
      • 21.80
      • Peyton Manning
      • 16.44
      • Arian Foster
      • 16.10

    Smooth Moves by 4&8 Returning Champ

    • Marshawn Lynch ranked ninth in the league in scoring with 23.30 points against a projected 11.52 and has now overachieved in three straight games.
    • You see what happens when you keep the laces out? Dan Bailey scored 6.00 points, the highest K score in the league this week.
    • Frank Gore laughed in the face of the experts this week, beating his scoring projection by a matchup-leading 104.1% and scoring the 10th-most points in the league with 21.80 points.
    • With 15.00 points, Jason Witten had the second-highest score of any TE in the league this week.
    • 4&8 Returning Champ won despite having only 3 of their 9 starters exceed their scoring projection.

    Toyota Roster Tune-up

    • Shiogama Maguros should get prescription glasses. At least we assume that's why they didn't bother reading the expert articles from the Toyota Hall Of Fame.
    • This is one of those mistakes that you continuously think about for ten years. Did not start Ryan Tannehill, who scored 30.94 points to rank second in the league in scoring.
    • Should have started the Miami Dolphins Defense, which underachieved, but still had more points than the starting DEF with 6.00 against a projected 8.48.
    • The St. Louis Rams Defense was last in the matchup in scoring with -1.00 point against a projected 7.70 and underachieved for the second time this season.
    • The 4.50 points scored by Josh Gordon fell short of his 8.14-point projection, the fourth straight game where that has happened.

    What If

    • 4&8 Returning Champ would be 7-9 if they played Shiogama Maguros every week.
    • Besides Shiogama Maguros, 4&8 Returning Champ would have defeated four other teams this week.
    • Were they resting their players for this week? 4&8 Returning Champ would have defeated Shiogama Maguros 89.92 - 66.56 had they played each other last week.
    • 4&8 Returning Champ would be 2-11 if they played the same schedule as Shiogama Maguros.
    • If 4&8 Returning Champ had played every team in the league each week, they would be 39-73.
    • Shiogama Maguros would have lost to five other teams besides 4&8 Returning Champ this week.
    • Shiogama Maguros would be 5-8 if they played the same schedule as 4&8 Returning Champ.
    • Shiogama Maguros would be 43-69 if they played every team every week.

    Game Notes

    • Looks like teams bring their A game when they see them on the schedule. Of the losses Shiogama Maguros has had, eight were against opponents who topped their season scoring average that week.
    • The top players for 4&8 Returning Champ were elite in the matchup, as three of their starters outperformed the leading scorer for Shiogama Maguros.
    • Shiogama Maguros underachieved for the 12th time this season, including the last eight weeks in a row, scoring 51.20 points against a projected 72.31 this week.
    • Shiogama Maguros has lost eight straight games, the longest current losing streak in the league.
    • Eat. Sleep. Beat the streak. 4&8 Returning Champ was finally able to overcome their five-game losing streak with the win.
    • With 51.20 points, Shiogama Maguros had their lowest output of the season.
    • Not going to name names, but some people here aren't pulling their weight. Forget it, Larry Fitzgerald needs to step it up! He scored 3.30 points against a projected 5.84 in the win, and has now scored below his projection in four straight games.
    • All of the points for 4&8 Returning Champ this week came from players they drafted.
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    Fantasy MasterpiecesWeek 16

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