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    Da Bears Snatches Win from The Spartans

    Week 1

    • Da Bears
    • 1-0
    • Weekly Grade: B+
    • 108.82
    • The Spartans
    • 0-1
    • Weekly Grade: B-
    • 93.72

    Faced with a 0.70-point deficit, Da Bears pulled off a 108.82 - 93.72 comeback on Monday night. They were led by Matt Ryan, whose 37.42 points were the highest point total by a player this week. Da Bears played better than expected and scored 10.6% more than their projected 98.39 points, while The Spartans fell short of their projections and scored only 89.2% of a projected 105.06. For The Spartans, Allen Hurns and Drew Brees played the roles of Maverick and Goose, scoring 23.00 and 17.52 points, respectively. To make matters worse, The Spartans had a starter score zero points (the St. Louis Rams Defense). Da Bears (1-0) kicks off the campaign in fourth place while The Spartans (0-1) debuts in seventh place.

    Top Players

      • Matt Ryan
      • 37.42
      • Allen Hurns
      • 23.00
      • DeMarco Murray
      • 18.30
      • Drew Brees
      • 17.52

    Smooth Moves by Da Bears

    • Matt Ryan led the league in scoring with 37.42 points.
    • DeMarco Murray scored 18.30 points, which ranked fourth out of all the RBs in the league this week.
    • 5 of 9 players in the starting lineup for Da Bears topped their projected points.
    • Roddy White exceeded scoring projections by 44.7%, with 13.20 points against a projected 9.12.

    Toyota Missed Opportunities

    • The Spartans should have scored more than 108.82 in order to win. That's Hall Of Fame level insight. 
    • At the QB position, The Spartans got outscored 37.42 - 17.52 by Da Bears.
    • It was a bad week at RB for The Spartans, who was outscored at the position 22.80 - 10.90 by Da Bears.
    • The Spartans had 5 of their 9 starters score less than their projected points.
    • The St. Louis Rams Defense failed to score this week with 0 points against a projected 10.43.

    What If

    • Da Bears would have beaten five other teams besides The Spartans this week.
    • If Da Bears had scored 12.39 more points, they would have beaten all teams in the league this week.
    • The Spartans would have lost to five other teams besides Da Bears this week.
    • If The Spartans had scored 21.07 fewer points, they would have lost to all teams in the league this week.

    Game Notes

    • At 15.10 points, the margin of victory was the tightest of the week.
    • The Spartans got 10.90 points from their RBs this week, the lowest combined scoring output from the RB position for any team this week.
    • In the loss, Allen Hurns had the second-highest WR score in the league this week with 23.00 points.
    • Martellus Bennett put up the fifth-best TE score in the league with 13.00 points this week.
    • No it's okay, you don't have to get up and help us out. Despite being on the winning team, Eddie Lacy scored only 4.50 points against his projected 12.47.
    • Da Bears exceeded their scoring expectations while The Spartans failed to meet their projection.
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