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    The Spartans Gets Win over WillieNelson'sGuitar

    Week 5

    • The Spartans
    • 2-3
    • Weekly Grade: C+
    • 100.34
    • WillieNelson'sGuitar
    • 1-4
    • Weekly Grade: D+
    • 78.68

    The Spartans picked up 25.20 points from Eddie Lacy and 23.00 from the Philadelphia Eagles Defense to take down WillieNelson'sGuitar 100.34 to 78.68. Each team fell short of expectations, but The Spartans managed to score 99.0% of a projected 101.31 points for the win. Antonio Gates led WillieNelson'sGuitar with 18.00 points while Nick Foles racked up 17.58. The Spartans (2-3, 453.86 points) settles into ninth place and WillieNelson'sGuitar (1-4, 400.60 points) stays locked in last place.

    Top Players

      • Eddie Lacy
      • 25.20
      • Philadelphia Eagles Defense
      • 23.00
      • Drew Brees
      • 20.74
      • Antonio Gates
      • 18.00

    Smooth Moves by The Spartans

    • Not quite the best, but pretty darn good. Eddie Lacy had the third-highest RB score of the week and the seventh-highest RB score in the league this season with 25.20 points.
    • Finder keepers, loser weepers. Picked up the Philadelphia Eagles Defense, which beat their scoring projection by 254.4%, which was the highest percentage among the two teams.
    • Steven Hauschka scored a season-high 11.00 points and beat his scoring projection by a season-high 35.0%.
    • Even with only 4 of the 9 starters scoring more than their projection, The Spartans was still able to win.

    Toyota Missed Opportunities

    • WillieNelson'sGuitar may have missed the opportunity for a win, but they gained an opportunity to be mercilessly taunted by The Spartans. 
    • Had a chance to start Stevan Ridley, who outdid his scoring projection of 7.77 points by scoring 17.30 points.
    • Picked up Eli Manning, who led the team in scoring with 19.70 points, but left him on the bench.
    • A heated blanket would be a great gift for the Seattle Seahawks Defense during this cold streak. They scored below their projection in four straight games after scoring 2.00 points against a projected 10.33 this week.
    • It was a bad week at RB for WillieNelson'sGuitar, who was outscored at the position 30.40 - 7.60 by The Spartans.

    What If

    • The Spartans would be 3-2 if they played WillieNelson'sGuitar every week.
    • Besides WillieNelson'sGuitar, The Spartans would have beaten only two other teams this week.
    • Were they resting their players for this week? The Spartans would have defeated WillieNelson'sGuitar 119.90 - 66.70 had they played each other last week.
    • If they played the same schedule as WillieNelson'sGuitar, The Spartans would be 1-3.
    • If The Spartans had played every team in the league each week, they would be 14-31.
    • Besides The Spartans, WillieNelson'sGuitar would have been defeated by seven other teams this week.
    • If they played the same schedule as The Spartans, WillieNelson'sGuitar would be 1-3.
    • WillieNelson'sGuitar would be 12-33 if they played every team every week.

    Game Notes

    • The top players for The Spartans were elite in the matchup, as three of their starters outperformed the leading scorer for WillieNelson'sGuitar.
    • In the loss, WillieNelson'sGuitar had their highest losing score of the season with 78.68 points.
    • Despite being on the winning team, Percy Harvin had a season-low 3.40 points against a projected 9.67 and has now underachieved in three straight games.
    • Drew Brees scored 20.74 points against a projected 26.56 in the win and has now scored below his projection in every game this season.
    • The Spartans got their lowest combined scoring output from the WR position this season with only 13.50 points this week.
    • The 21.66-point margin of victory was the smallest in the league this week.
    • WillieNelson'sGuitar got their lowest combined scoring output from the RB position this season with only 7.60 points this week.
    • Antonio Gates scored 18.00 points, the eighth-highest TE score in the league this season, but it was not enough to tip the scales in favor of WillieNelson'sGuitar.
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