Rob Gets Win Against Tarkenton

Week 2

  • Rob
  • 2-0
  • Weekly Grade: B
  • 137.56
  • Tarkenton
  • 0-2
  • Weekly Grade: C
  • 126.27

Rob (2-0, 311.28 points) defeated Tarkenton (0-2, 228.07 points) 137.56 to 126.27, led by Ben Roethlisberger with 51.66 points and Steve Smith Sr. who had 25.00. A good beginning makes a good ending, and Rob took that to heart when they went into Sunday in front 9.00 to 3.90. That lead faded away like paint in the rain by the end of the early Sunday games and they trailed 108.80 to 103.36. However, following the late Sunday games, Rob regained the lead for good. Then, they spent the rest of the matchup making fun of Tarkenton to the other league members.

Top Players

    • Ben Roethlisberger
    • 51.66
    • Drew Brees
    • 37.10
    • Odell Beckham Jr.
    • 28.60
    • Steve Smith Sr.
    • 25.00

Smooth Moves by Rob

  • We won't judge you if you want to bow to Ben Roethlisberger. He ranked sixth in the league in scoring with 51.66 points.
  • Look, there in the sky. Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's just Steve Smith Sr. posterizing opponents. He had the ninth-highest score of any WR in the league this week with 25.00 points.
  • The 13.00 points scored by the New England Patriots Defense outpaced their 8.45-point scoring projection by 53.8%.
  • Rob won despite having only 4 of their 9 starters exceed their scoring projection.
  • Take that, you RB-loving traditionalists! Rob won even though both of their RBs scored below their projected points.

Toyota Roster Tune-up

  • Dry your tears, study more articles and forget that your 137.56 to 126.27 loss ever happened.
  • Tarkenton left the 37.20 points scored by Larry Fitzgerald on the bench this week. He beat his projected point total by 183.3%, the second-highest percentage in the league.
  • Left Carson Palmer on the bench, where he led the team in scoring with 39.20 points.
  • All that glitters is not gold. Picked up Cole Beasley, who scored 5.47 points against his projected 12.66.
  • At the DEF position, Tarkenton got outscored by Rob 13.00 - 4.00.

What If

  • If Rob played Tarkenton every week, they'd be 2-0 this season.
  • Rob would have beaten four other teams besides Tarkenton this week.
  • Had they played each other last week, Rob would have defeated Tarkenton 173.72 - 101.80.
  • If Rob had played every team in the league each week, they would be 12-6.
  • Besides Rob, Tarkenton would have been defeated by five other teams this week.
  • Tarkenton would be 3-15 if they played every team every week.

Game Notes

  • The 11.29-point win by Rob beat the 4.91-point spread.
  • Odell Beckham Jr. was on the losing team, but still had the sixth-highest score of any WR in the league this week with 28.60 points.
  • Kyle Rudolph performed well in the loss by having the fourth-highest score of any TE in the league this week with 14.00 points.
  • Jeremy Hill failed to meet his projected point total, scoring only 1.10 points of his projected 14.67.
  • Both teams failed to score as many points as projected for the week.
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  • Top Players by Points
  • Game Flow
  • Projected vs Actual Point

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Fantasy MasterpiecesWeek 2

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And in a way, it was a swan song for both players. Sanders would score just one more time over the remaining 14 weeks of the ’98 season, opting to take early retirement at the end of the campaign.

As for Davis, his ’98 season continued on in epic fashion, as he would finish with 2,008 rushing yards and 23 touchdowns. But an ACL injury early in the ’99 season proved to be a death knell for Davis’ short, but sweet, career, as he played just 17 games combined from ’99 to ’01 (scoring 4 touchdowns in that span) before deciding to hang up his cleats.
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