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    DBud's CHASE Put the Stamp on OFAS, Drops Them into 11th Place

    Week 8

    • DBud's CHASE
    • 5-3
    • Weekly Grade: C
    • 106.96
    • OFAS
    • 2-6
    • Weekly Grade: C
    • 88.04

    DBud's CHASE (5-3, 757.36 points) beat OFAS (2-6, 759.80 points) 106.96 to 88.04, led by Carson Palmer with 25.16 points and Randall Cobb who scored 18.60. A good beginning makes a good ending, and DBud's CHASE took that to heart when they went into Sunday in front 31.20 to 6.30. After the late Sunday games, they lost that lead and fell behind 83.04 to 79.36. However, DBud's CHASE threw a final punch to the throat and came out of the Sunday night game ahead by 14.92.

    Top Players

      • Nick Foles
      • 25.84
      • Carson Palmer
      • 25.16
      • Randall Cobb
      • 18.60
      • Antonio Gates
      • 17.40

    Smooth Moves by DBud's CHASE

    • Antonio Gates scored 17.40 points, the second-highest TE score of the week and the 10th-highest TE score in the league this season.
    • The 25.16 points scored by Carson Palmer, who DBud's CHASE picked up this week, beat his projected point total of 18.99 by 32.5%.
    • Look, there in the sky. Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's just Randall Cobb posterizing opponents. He had the 10th-highest score of any WR in the league this week with 18.60 points.
    • Apparently playing within themselves was good enough. DBud's CHASE won despite having only 3 of their 9 starters exceed their projected points.
    • DBud's CHASE won even though all three of their RBs scored below their projected points.

    Toyota Roster Tune-up

    • Remember that thing OFAS did instead of reading the expert articles from the Hall Of Fame? Shouldn't have done that. 
    • Acquired and benched Brandon LaFell, who scored 18.40 points and beat his projected point total by 146.0%, which was the highest percentage of any player on the team.
    • It was not a good week for OFAS at TE, where they were beaten 17.40 - 1.60.
    • With 1.60 points, Greg Olsen had his lowest output of the season and tallied just 21.9% of his 7.30 projected points, his lowest percentage of the year.
    • Hate to point fingers for why a team loses, but RIGHT HERE. Dan Bailey had a season-low 5.00 points against a projected 8.56 and scored below his projection for the third time this season.

    What If

    • DBud's CHASE would be 3-5 if they played OFAS every week.
    • Besides OFAS, DBud's CHASE would have defeated four other teams this week.
    • DBud's CHASE would be 2-5 if they played the same schedule as OFAS.
    • DBud's CHASE would be 38-50 if they played every team every week.
    • OFAS would have lost to every other team in the league this week.
    • Timing really is everything. DBud's CHASE would have lost to OFAS 93.89 - 86.91 had they played each other last week.
    • OFAS would be 4-3 if they played the same schedule as DBud's CHASE.
    • OFAS would be 42-46 if they played every team every week.

    Game Notes

    • Looks like teams bring their A game when they see them on the schedule. Of the losses OFAS has had, five were against opponents who topped their season scoring average that week.
    • OFAS had the league's lowest score of the week for the second time this season.
    • DBud's CHASE covered the 14.32-point spread, winning by 18.92 points.
    • This must be how Jay Leno feels with a garage full of high performance cars. DBud's CHASE got a combined 29.80 points from their RBs, their highest combined scoring output from the RB position this season.
    • DBud's CHASE underachieved in the win, improving to 2-3 when failing to reach their projected points this season, while OFAS falls to 2-5 when scoring below their projected points.
    • DBud's CHASE won while scoring the fewest total points of any winning team in the league this week.
    • Le'Veon Bell was a bright spot for OFAS in the loss with 14.80 points, the ninth-highest RB score in the league this week.
    • DBud's CHASE won without much help from the Detroit Lions Defense, which had season-lows in both points scored and in scoring only 35.2% of their projected point total.
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