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    Steve's Shit Squad Beats 4&8 Returning Champ for Third Consecutive Win

    Week 5

    • Steve's Shit Squad
    • 3-2
    • Weekly Grade: A
    • 117.52
    • 4&8 Returning Champ
    • 2-3
    • Weekly Grade: B-
    • 89.46

    Steve's Shit Squad might have to hire a conductor because this train is rolling on the right track!! They recorded the second-highest point total this week in addition to sealing their third consecutive win when they defeated 4&8 Returning Champ 117.52 to 89.46. Going streaking usually draws attention to yourself, but not in positive way. Not in this case. Since starting their win streak in Week 3, Steve's Shit Squad has moved from seventh place to second. Steve's Shit Squad is averaging 123.81 points per matchup on this run. That's 122.0% of their season average, which is already the highest in the league. 4&8 Returning Champ goes to 2-3 and falls to seventh place. Steve's Shit Squad has now blown through JT's Ingeneous Team (116.04 to 101.74) and Shiogama Maguros (137.86 to 85.50).

    Top Players

      • Peyton Manning
      • 32.96
      • Eddie Lacy
      • 25.20
      • Philip Rivers
      • 22.82
      • Phil Dawson
      • 20.00

    Smooth Moves by Steve's Shit Squad

    • Not quite the best, but pretty darn good. Eddie Lacy had the third-highest RB score of the week and the seventh-highest RB score in the league this season with 25.20 points.
    • The 20.00 points scored by Phil Dawson was the second-highest K score of the week and is the second-highest K score in the league this season.
    • With 22.82 points against a projected 17.93, Philip Rivers ranked ninth in the league in scoring and has now overachieved in four straight games.
    • Look, there in the sky. Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's just Alshon Jeffery posterizing opponents. He had the fifth-highest score of any WR in the league this week with 15.70 points.
    • Those were the projections? We thought that was the starting point. 5 of the 9 starters on Steve's Shit Squad exceeded their projected points.

    Toyota Missed Opportunities

    • 4&8 Returning Champ may have missed the opportunity for a win, but they gained an opportunity to be mercilessly taunted by Steve's Shit Squad. 
    • Did not start Marques Colston, who underachieved but still scored more than any WR on the team with 6.30 points against a projected 8.00.
    • Kelvin Benjamin was last on the team in scoring with 1.80 points, 17.7% of his projected 10.18, which is his lowest percentage of the season.
    • With 5.70 points against a projected 7.93, Larry Fitzgerald did not meet his projection for the fourth straight game.
    • The WR corps couldn't keep pace with their counterparts from Steve's Shit Squad and were outscored 34.60 - 10.10.

    What If

    • Steve's Shit Squad would be 3-2 if they played 4&8 Returning Champ every week.
    • Besides 4&8 Returning Champ, Steve's Shit Squad would have defeated five other teams this week.
    • Had they played each other last week, Steve's Shit Squad would have defeated 4&8 Returning Champ 137.86 - 103.20.
    • If they played the same schedule as 4&8 Returning Champ, Steve's Shit Squad would be 2-2.
    • Steve's Shit Squad would be 23-12 if they played every team every week.
    • Besides Steve's Shit Squad, 4&8 Returning Champ would have been defeated by four other teams this week.
    • 4&8 Returning Champ would be 1-3 if they played the same schedule as Steve's Shit Squad.
    • 4&8 Returning Champ would be 16-19 if they played every team every week.

    Game Notes

    • Steve's Shit Squad had 'Rudy' on constant reply the past three weeks because they keep overachieving. This week they scored 117.52 points against a projected 103.10.
    • Steve's Shit Squad has won three straight games, the longest current winning streak in the league.
    • It was the 10th-biggest margin of victory in the league this season at 28.06 points.
    • How nice of you to offer a free win! This was the first time this season that 4&8 Returning Champ lost by the biggest margin of the week.
    • Don't you hate that guy that always has to one-up everybody? 4&8 Returning Champ scored 89.46 points and lost. It is the fifth-highest losing score in the league this season.
    • With 10.10 points, 4&8 Returning Champ got the lowest combined scoring output from the WR position for any team this week.
    • The 89.46 points put up by 4&8 Returning Champ ranked sixth in the league this week.
    • In the loss, Peyton Manning scored 32.96 points, the second-highest QB score in the league this season.
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