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    Beth's Boss Team Brings Down Taco Corp., Tacks On Third Straight Win

    Week 8

    • Beth's Boss Team
    • 5-3
    • Weekly Grade: A+
    • 134.8
    • Taco Corp.
    • 3-5
    • Weekly Grade: B
    • 114.44

    Fantasy football owners will accept any point margin to keep a win streak alive, but if you are able to win in a commanding fashion, it makes the streak all the more sweet. That is what Beth's Boss Team accomplished this week when they put up the third-highest score of the season, and won their third win in a row to get the win over Taco Corp. 134.80 to 114.44. The streak, which has been a real boost for Beth's Boss Team, has allowed them to move up from eighth place in Week 6 to third place now. They're doing it by scoring a lot of points and they own the third-highest overall point total in the league, averaging 102.76 points per matchup. Taco Corp. moves to eighth place with a 3-5 record. Beth's Boss Team has recently blown through 49ers Rule (120.80 to 93.44) and Cajun Kirs (98.58 to 86.76).

    Top Players

      • Arian Foster
      • 35.30
      • Drew Brees
      • 31.04
      • Antonio Brown
      • 25.80
      • Matthew Stafford
      • 23.90

    Smooth Moves by Beth's Boss Team

    • The 25.80 points scored by Antonio Brown was the third-highest WR score in the league this week and the 10th-best point total by a WR in the league this season.
    • You see what happens when you keep the laces out? Stephen Gostkowski scored 15.00 points, the highest K score in the league this week.
    • The 35.30 points scored by Arian Foster ranked second in the league in scoring. It is the highest output of any player on Beth's Boss Team this season.
    • Sat TE Travis Kelce on the bench, where he had the lowest TE score on the team with 4.50 points.
    • Those were the projections? We thought that was the starting point. 5 of the 9 starters on Beth's Boss Team exceeded their projected points.

    Toyota Roster Tune-up

    • Taco Corp. may have missed the opportunity for a win, but they gained an opportunity to be mercilessly taunted by Beth's Boss Team. 
    • Did not start Sammy Watkins, who scored 21.70 points and beat his projected point total by a team-leading 103.9%.
    • The Philadelphia Eagles Defense was last on the team in scoring with 2.00 points against a projected 7.12 and underachieved for the first time this season.
    • Mike Wallace had two season-lows this week. He scored a season-low 5.90 points and recorded only 65.8% of his 8.97-point projection.
    • Taco Corp. lost despite having only 4 of their 9 starters score less than their projected points.

    What If

    • Beth's Boss Team would be 5-3 if they played Taco Corp. every week.
    • Besides Taco Corp., Beth's Boss Team would have defeated seven other teams this week.
    • Beth's Boss Team would be 6-1 if they played the same schedule as Taco Corp.
    • If Beth's Boss Team had played every team in the league each week, they would be 43-29.
    • Taco Corp. would have lost to just two other teams besides Beth's Boss Team this week.
    • And they say procrastination doesn't pay off! Had they played each other last week, Beth's Boss Team would have lost to Taco Corp. 109.28 - 98.58.
    • If they played the same schedule as Beth's Boss Team, Taco Corp. would be 1-6.
    • Taco Corp. would be 29-43 if they played every team every week.

    Game Notes

    • Taco Corp. had the highest losing score in the league this season with 114.44 points.
    • Beth's Boss Team had their highest score of the season and the third-highest in the league this season with 134.80 points.
    • The 45.00 points by the RBs on Beth's Boss Team was the season-high for combined points from the position.
    • All of the points for Beth's Boss Team this week came from players they drafted.
    • Beth's Boss Team has now won three games in a row.
    • Beth's Boss Team overachieved in the win, improving to 3-0 when beating their projected points this season, while Taco Corp. falls to 2-1 when scoring above their projected points.
    • In the loss, Drew Brees ranked fifth in the league in scoring and had the highest output of any player on Taco Corp. this season with 31.04 points.
    • In the loss, Golden Tate had the eighth-highest WR score in the league this week with 21.10 points.
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