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    Stallions Tops Blind Squirrels, Climbs to Third Place

    Week 8

    • Stallions
    • 5-3
    • Weekly Grade: A+
    • 144.9
    • Blind Squirrels
    • 4-4
    • Weekly Grade: B+
    • 110.35

    Stallions was on another level this week, putting up the highest score of the season to get past Blind Squirrels 144.90 to 110.35. While Blind Squirrels (4-4) is only a game back of Stallions (5-3), it has a lot to do with luck because total points tells a different story, 849.50 to 734.65. Stallions has beaten expectations six weeks straight and put up 41.2% more points than projected in this matchup.

    Top Players

      • Arian Foster
      • 40.30
      • Rob Gronkowski
      • 39.90
      • Nick Foles
      • 34.95
      • Peyton Manning
      • 28.30

    Smooth Moves by Stallions

    • With 15.00 points, Justin Tucker had the highest score for a K in the league this week.
    • If this was college, Arian Foster would expect to get a sleeve of helmet stickers. He ranked second in the league in scoring this week with 40.30 points. It was also the second-highest score of any player on Stallions this season.
    • Rob Gronkowski beat his scoring projection by a matchup-leading 262.7% and scored the third-most points in the league with 39.90.
    • Apparently playing within themselves was good enough. Stallions won despite having only 4 of their 8 starters exceed their projected points.
    • Stallions won even though both of their WRs scored below their projected points.

    Toyota Roster Tune-up

    • Blind Squirrels may have missed the opportunity for a win, but they gained an opportunity to be mercilessly taunted by Stallions. 
    • Should have started Lamar Miller, who underachieved, but still had more points than the starting RB with 9.90 against a projected 12.33.
    • The TE position was a letdown for Blind Squirrels, where they were outscored 39.90 - 2.30 by Stallions.
    • With 2.50 points, Jordy Nelson had his lowest output of the season and tallied just 16.9% of his 14.75 projected points, his lowest percentage of the year.
    • 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. Julius Thomas scored a season-low 2.30 points, 20.0% of his projected 11.50, which is his lowest percentage of the year.

    What If

    • Stallions would be 6-2 if they played Blind Squirrels every week.
    • Stallions would have beaten every other team in the league this week.
    • Were they resting their players for this week? Stallions would have defeated Blind Squirrels 102.50 - 82.10 had they played each other last week.
    • Stallions would be 4-3 if they played the same schedule as Blind Squirrels.
    • If Stallions had played every team in the league each week, they would be 48-24.
    • Blind Squirrels would have lost to just two other teams besides Stallions this week.
    • Blind Squirrels would be 3-4 if they played the same schedule as Stallions.
    • If they played every team every week, Blind Squirrels would be 42-30.

    Game Notes

    • Three of the four losses for Blind Squirrels this season have come when their opponent had their highest-scoring week of the season.
    • Stallions scored the highest number of points in the league this season with 144.90.
    • Stallions scored 144.90 points against a projected 102.61 and has overachieved for six straight weeks.
    • It was a tough loss for Blind Squirrels, which put up the second-biggest score for a losing team in the league this season.
    • With a combined 50.80 points from the RB position, Stallions got the highest combined scoring output from the RB position for any team this season.
    • The 42.40 points by the WRs on Blind Squirrels was the season-high for combined points from the position.
    • Two of the starters for Stallions scored higher than the leading scorer for Blind Squirrels.
    • Stallions got 86.2% of their points from players they drafted.
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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.
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