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    juan's Team Wins Shocker Against Manders's Team, Claims Fourth Place

    Week 7

    • juan's Team
    • 4-3
    • Weekly Grade: C+
    • 88.66
    • Manders's Team
    • 3-4
    • Weekly Grade: C-
    • 83.92

    juan's Team pulled off an 88.66 to 83.92 upset over Manders's Team after Demaryius Thomas said "I put the team on my back" and scored 29.10 points, which was the second-highest point total by a player this week. The projected spread for the matchup was 11.62 points. Manders's Team has had a string of bad luck lately and is on a three-game losing streak. Manders's Team, coming off a 128.64 to 120.54 loss against The Chaotic One, saw their scoring drop substantially this week. Both teams left points off the scoreboard in this one, as juan's Team started one player with zero points and Manders's Team also served up one. juan's Team (4-3, 576.36 points) climbs into fourth place while Manders's Team (3-4, 645.52 points) drops to sixth place.

    Top Players

      • Demaryius Thomas
      • 29.10
      • Matt Forte
      • 22.90
      • Tony Romo
      • 22.66
      • Dez Bryant
      • 15.10

    Smooth Moves by juan's Team

    • Even the Wright brothers would be proud of this aerial performance. Demaryius Thomas had 29.10 points, the highest WR score of the week and the second-highest WR score in the league this season.
    • Expect to see some trade offers for Tony Romo. He ranked ninth in the league in scoring with 22.66 points.
    • With 15.10 points, Dez Bryant ranked sixth in the league in scoring among WRs this week.
    • Starter Toby Gerhart put up a zero, but juan's Team still won.
    • Apparently playing within themselves was good enough. juan's Team won despite having only 3 of their 9 starters exceed their projected points.

    Toyota Roster Tune-up

    • Not reading the expert articles from the Hall Of Fame. And if they did, maybe they should pay better attention when they read.
    • This is one of those mistakes that you continuously think about for ten years. Did not start Eli Manning, who scored 23.02 points to rank seventh in the league in scoring.
    • Missed out on an opportunity by leaving the 11.80 points scored by Charles Clay on the bench this week. He outperformed his projected point total by 126.2%, the fourth-highest percentage in the league.
    • It was a season-low scoring total for Matt Ryan, who had 11.82 points. He had a projected total of 16.81 points and this week was the third straight game of underperformance versus his projection.
    • Jason Witten scored the fewest points on the team and scored below his projection for the sixth time this season with 2.70 points against a projected 6.83.

    What If

    • juan's Team would be 3-4 if they played Manders's Team every week.
    • juan's Team would have beaten six other teams besides Manders's Team this week.
    • juan's Team would be 3-3 if they played the same schedule as Manders's Team.
    • If juan's Team had played every team in the league each week, they would be 28-35.
    • Manders's Team would have lost to just two other teams besides juan's Team this week.
    • Timing really is everything. juan's Team would have lost to Manders's Team 120.54 - 82.60 had they played each other last week.
    • If they played the same schedule as juan's Team, Manders's Team would be 5-1.
    • If they played every team every week, Manders's Team would be 36-27.

    Game Notes

    • Manders's Team has lost four times and three of them have come to teams who beat their scoring average in that matchup.
    • juan's Team bested their projected points again, the fifth time this season they have done so, including a streak of four straight games.
    • Despite playing on the losing team, Matt Forte ranked eighth in the league in scoring with 22.90 points against a projected 17.29 and has now beaten his projection in three straight games.
    • At 4.74 points, the margin of victory was the tightest of the week.
    • C.J. Spiller did little to help juan's Team, underperforming versus projections for the fifth straight game with 5.60 points against a projected 9.36.
    • juan's Team got the best total score from their WRs of any team this week with 46.90 points.
    • Manders's Team falls to 0-3 and remains winless in upset games this season.
    • All of the points for juan's Team this week came from players they drafted.
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