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    Tropics Gets Late Victory over nancy's Team, Moves to Fifth Place

    Week 8

    • Tropics
    • 4-4
    • Weekly Grade: B
    • 115.02
    • nancy's Team
    • 3-5
    • Weekly Grade: B
    • 107.14

    Tropics picked up 26.82 points from Aaron Rodgers and 21.70 from Sammy Watkins, defeating nancy's Team 115.02 to 107.14. Tropics came into the Monday night game facing a 12.22-point deficit, but scored 20.10 for the comeback. While nancy's Team (3-5) is only a game back of Tropics (4-4), it has a lot to do with luck because total points tells a different story, 805.38 to 640.12. Even though both teams hit their projections, Tropics put up 7.8% more than their projected 106.67 points to secure the win. Following a zero-point effort from Torrey Smith, nancy's Team was left to wonder "what might have been?".

    Top Players

      • Aaron Rodgers
      • 26.82
      • Jamaal Charles
      • 23.70
      • Larry Fitzgerald
      • 22.00
      • Sammy Watkins
      • 21.70

    Smooth Moves by Tropics

    • Expect to see some trade offers for Aaron Rodgers. He ranked eighth in the league in scoring with 26.82 points.
    • Added Sammy Watkins, who beat his scoring projection by a team-leading 104.0%.
    • There are rumors that the military wants to model a new all-terrain vehicle based off of DeMarco Murray. He had the fourth-highest score among RBs in the league this week with 20.10 points.
    • Tropics had most of their starters beat their scoring projection (5 out of 9).
    • With 13.00 points versus a projected 8.11, the Cleveland Browns Defense exceeded their scoring projection by 60.3%.

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    • After that performance, we have to wonder if nancy's Team cares about becoming a Hall Of Famer at all. That's right, you're being judged by an online recap. 
    • nancy's Team needed more points from the QB position, where Tropics beat them 26.82 - 6.24.
    • The best offense is a good defense. nancy's Team got beat 13.00 - 3.00 by Tropics at the DEF position.
    • 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. Cam Newton scored a season-low 6.24 points, 33.9% of his projected 18.40, which is his lowest percentage of the year.
    • Only 4 of the 9 starters on nancy's Team underachieved this week, but they still lost.

    What If

    • Tropics would be 8-0 if they played nancy's Team every week.
    • Tropics would have beaten six other teams besides nancy's Team this week.
    • Had they played each other last week, Tropics would have defeated nancy's Team 96.30 - 83.10.
    • If they played the same schedule as nancy's Team, Tropics would be 5-2.
    • If Tropics had played every team in the league each week, they would be 46-26.
    • nancy's Team would have lost to just two other teams besides Tropics this week.
    • nancy's Team would be 2-5 if they played the same schedule as Tropics.
    • nancy's Team would be 31-41 if they played every team every week.

    Game Notes

    • Three of the four wins for Tropics this season have come despite their opponent scoring higher than their season average.
    • nancy's Team has lost five times and three of them have come to teams who beat their scoring average in that matchup.
    • Hey, I'm sure Tropics appreciates the tough competition. In the loss, nancy's Team had the second-highest losing score in the league this season with 107.14 points.
    • The 7.88-point win by Tropics failed to cover the 8.24-point spread.
    • With a combined 34.40 points from their RBs, nancy's Team got their highest combined scoring output from the RB position this season.
    • Both teams topped their projections, but nancy's Team performed better versus expectations than Tropics and still lost.
    • Tropics overachieved in the win, improving to 4-0 when beating their projected points this season, while nancy's Team falls to 2-2 when scoring above their projected points.
    • Even in the loss, the 23.70 points scored by Jamaal Charles was the third-highest score of any RB in the league this week.
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