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    Go Blue Brings Down The Spartans

    Week 2

    • Go Blue
    • 2-0
    • Weekly Grade: C
    • 79.38
    • The Spartans
    • 0-2
    • Weekly Grade: D-
    • 72.68

    Go Blue benefited from 22.90 points from Giovani Bernard and 21.88 from Russell Wilson to take down The Spartans 79.38 to 72.68. While each team failed to meet expectations, Go Blue scored 87.1% of a projected 91.11 points to get the win. For The Spartans, Drew Brees and Mike Wallace played the roles of Maverick and Goose, scoring 19.78 and 11.60 points, respectively. The margin could have been larger, Go Blue had three starters score zero points. The Spartans (0-2, 165.40 points) winds up in eighth place while Go Blue (2-0, 190.92 points) remains in third place.

    Top Players

      • Giovani Bernard
      • 22.90
      • Russell Wilson
      • 21.88
      • Drew Brees
      • 19.78
      • Nick Novak
      • 15.00

    Smooth Moves by Go Blue

    • Made the right move in benching DeSean Jackson, who had 1.90 points, the lowest total of any starting WR on Go Blue.
    • There are rumors that the military wants to model a new all-terrain vehicle based off of Giovani Bernard. He had the second-highest score among RBs in the league this week with 22.90 points.
    • Even with three starters scoring zero points, Go Blue was still able to win.
    • With 15.00 points, Nick Novak beat his 8.07 projected point total by a team-leading 85.9%.
    • With only 3 of their 9 starters beating their projected points, Go Blue was still able to win.

    Toyota Missed Opportunities

    • The Spartans should have scored more than 79.38 in order to win. That's Hall Of Fame level insight. 
    • Left Antonio Gates on the bench, where he scored the fourth-most points in the league and beat his projected point total by 345.2%, the second-highest percentage in the league.
    • Picked up Bobby Rainey but left him on the bench, where he scored 17.40 points against a projected 13.11.
    • All that glitters is not gold. Traded for Eddie Lacy, who scored 6.10 points against his projected 13.44.
    • The Spartans had 7 of their 9 starters score less than their projected points.

    What If

    • Go Blue would be 2-0 if they played The Spartans every week.
    • Besides The Spartans, Go Blue would have beaten only two other teams this week.
    • Were they resting their players for this week? Go Blue would have defeated The Spartans 111.54 - 92.72 had they played each other last week.
    • Go Blue would be 10-8 if they played every team every week.
    • The Spartans would have lost to seven other teams besides Go Blue this week.
    • If they played every team every week, The Spartans would be 4-14.

    Game Notes

    • Two of the starters for Go Blue scored higher than the leading scorer for The Spartans.
    • Go Blue had the lowest winning score in the league this week with 79.38 points.
    • With 72.68 points, The Spartans ranked ninth in the league in scoring this week.
    • In the loss, Martellus Bennett had the fifth-highest TE score in the league this week with 9.70 points.
    • In the loss, Mike Wallace scored 11.60 points against a projected 9.17 and exceeded his scoring projection by 26.5%.
    • Cordarrelle Patterson did not contribute much to the win by Go Blue. He only scored 5.60 points of a projected 10.00.
    • Both teams scored fewer points than projected this week.
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