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Fantasy Island Scores Late to Sneak Past BIG O to Claim the Top Spot in the League

Week 5

  • Fantasy Island
  • 107.55 pts, 4-1
  • Weekly Grade
  • BIG O
  • 104.23 pts, 3-2
  • Weekly Grade

Fantasy Island (4-1, 632.88 points) is top dog after edging BIG O (third place, 3-2, 612.26 points) 107.55 to 104.23. Beating a 21.77-point spread, they overcame a 9.43-point deficit on Monday night, and came away with the second-highest point total in the league this week. This was one of the closest matchups to date, with the 3.32-point margin of victory being the third-smallest recorded in the league this season. Leading BIG O, Joey Bosa (16.25 points) and Janoris Jenkins (12.23) both ranked highly overall for the week.

Top Players

    • Joey Bosa
    • 16.25
    • Deone Bucannon
    • 15.50
    • Malcom Brown
    • 13.50
    • T.J. Ward
    • 12.50

Smooth Moves by Fantasy Island

  • Outscoring your opponent is a sure-fire way to win each week. You can thank the Toyota Hall of Fame for that valuable insight.
  • Snatched up Deone Bucannon, who ranked sixth in the league in scoring with 15.50 points.
  • Malcom Brown seemed to take offense to this week's projected points. He ranked 10th in the league in scoring and beat his scoring projection by 192.8%, the fourth-highest percentage in the league.
  • T.J. Ward had a season-high 12.50 points and beat his projected point total by 62.3%, the eighth-highest percentage in the league.
  • Jurrell Casey scored a season-high 11.50 points and exceeded his scoring projection by 61.7%, which ranked 10th in the league.

Toyota Roster Tune-up

  • Somehow, all of your players had two bye weeks this week. The Toyota Hall of Fame calls that a bye bye week. Yes, it's a bad joke, but it's still better than your score.
  • Cory James, who BIG O picked up this week, scored below his 18.15-point projection with 3.50 points.
  • Picked up Spencer Paysinger, who scored only 15.9% of his scoring projection, the lowest percentage on the team.
  • Lost to Fantasy Island, which had their lowest-scoring week of the season.
  • BIG O had 12 starters fail to reach their projections.

What If

  • If Fantasy Island played BIG O every week, they'd be 4-1 this year.
  • Fantasy Island would have beaten three other teams besides BIG O this week.
  • If they played the same schedule as BIG O, Fantasy Island would be 3-1.
  • If Fantasy Island had played every team in the league each week, they would be 19-6.
  • BIG O would have lost to two other teams besides Fantasy Island this week.
  • And they say procrastination doesn't pay off! Had they played each other last week, Fantasy Island would have lost to BIG O 124.00 - 115.57.
  • If they played the same schedule as Fantasy Island, BIG O would be 2-2.
  • If they played every team every week, BIG O would be 14-11.

Game Notes

  • With the loss, BIG O now has had both of their losses come via comebacks.
  • Don't you hate that person that always has to one-up everybody? BIG O scored 104.23 points and lost. It is the ninth-highest losing score in the league this season.
  • BIG O had their three-game win streak snapped in the loss.
  • BIG O had their lowest output of the season with 104.23 points.
  • Tyrann Mathieu did little to help Fantasy Island, underperforming versus projections for the fourth straight game with 5.25 points against a projected 10.26.
  • Not going to name names, but some people here aren't pulling their weight. Forget it, Eric Weddle needs to step it up! He scored 4.25 points against a projected 6.87 in the win, and has now scored below his projection in three straight games.
  • Fantasy Island stays undefeated in close games this season at 2-0.
  • Despite being on the winning team, Dont'a Hightower was last in the league in scoring with 0.75 points, 8.2% of a projected 9.18, the lowest percentage in the league.
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