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    My Team Silences matthew's Team, Makes It Five in a Row

    Week 8

    • My Team
    • 6-2
    • Weekly Grade: A
    • 133.7
    • matthew's Team
    • 4-4
    • Weekly Grade: C
    • 81.14

    My Team left it all on the field in this one and put up the second-highest point total this season, stomping matthew's Team 133.70 to 81.14. matthew's Team (4-4) sits just two games back of My Team (6-2), but point totals show a much bigger gap, 908.34 to 661.66. Having won their last five straight, My Team can officially be called a contender. To make matters worse, matthew's Team had three starters put up zeroes.

    Top Players

      • Rob Gronkowski
      • 32.90
      • Andrew Luck
      • 28.60
      • Drew Brees
      • 25.04
      • Matt Forte
      • 24.80

    Smooth Moves by My Team

    • There's a new sheriff in town. Newly added Rob Gronkowski scored the most points in the matchup and exceeded his projected point total by 202.3%.
    • Matt Forte didn't have the best score of the week, but there ain't no shame in his game. He had 24.80 points, the second-highest RB score of the week and the 10th-highest RB score in the league this season.
    • Expect to see some trade offers for Andrew Luck. He ranked seventh in the league in scoring with 28.60 points.
    • Le'Veon Bell put the team on his back with 14.80 points, the seventh-highest score among RBs in the league this week.
    • Those were the projections? We thought that was the starting point. 5 of the 9 starters on My Team exceeded their projected points.

    Toyota Roster Tune-up

    • Remember that thing matthew's Team did instead of reading the expert articles from the Hall Of Fame? Shouldn't have done that. 
    • matthew's Team was dominated at the TE position, scoring 2.30 points versus the 32.90 for My Team.
    • matthew's Team was faced with 3 starters coming up empty in points.
    • My Team saw their RBs beat those on matthew's Team 39.60 - 18.20.
    • Gotta hit rock button before you can start to rise. It was a season-low 2.30 points for Julius Thomas this week. It was also a season-low for his performance versus projections, reaching only 20.1% of a projected point total of 11.44.

    What If

    • My Team would be 7-1 if they played matthew's Team every week.
    • Besides matthew's Team, My Team would have defeated seven other teams this week.
    • Were they resting their players for this week? My Team would have defeated matthew's Team 115.66 - 69.58 had they played each other last week.
    • If they played the same schedule as matthew's Team, My Team would be 6-1.
    • If My Team had played every team in the league each week, they would be 64-8.
    • matthew's Team would have lost to four other teams besides My Team this week.
    • If they played the same schedule as My Team, matthew's Team would be 5-2.
    • If they played every team every week, matthew's Team would be 32-40.

    Game Notes

    • Three of the four losses for matthew's Team this season have come when their opponent had their highest-scoring week of the season.
    • My Team has won five straight games, the longest current winning streak in the league.
    • My Team had their highest score of the season and the second-highest in the league this season with 133.70 points.
    • My Team beat matthew's Team at the top, with two of their starters outscoring the leading point-getter for matthew's Team.
    • My Team remains undefeated in blowout games this season, improving to 5-0.
    • My Team got a combined 39.60 points from their RBs, the highest combined scoring output from the RB position for any team this week.
    • matthew's Team lost in a blowout. They are now 1-2 in blowout matchups this year.
    • My Team is in first place, the fourth week that they have sat atop the standings.
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    Fantasy MasterpiecesWeek 8

    Calvin Johnson Det - WR 2013 vs. Dallas 14 receptions, 329 yards, TD Until Megatron traveled the equivalent of 3.3 football fields against a woeful Cowboys secondary in Week 8 of '13, it had been more than two decades since a player topped 300 receiving yards in the NFL.

    The last player to accomplish the feat (Flipper Anderson, 336 yards on Nov. 26, 1989) still holds the all-time mark for receiving yards in a game, a mere seven yards more than Johnson. Kansas City's Stephon Paige was the first, and only other WR, to top this mark when he went for 309 yards against San Diego in '85. As for Johnson's epic tally, it barely edged out Cincinnati's Marvin Jones for the top WR effort of the week, as Jones posted 122 receiving yards and four touchdowns against the Jets, finishing less than a single fantasy point behind the Lion king.
    Each week of the season we will bring you the top fantasy football performances of the past 10+ years for that week.

    Biggest Blowout

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