Stairway to Evans Picks Up Victory over Showtime, Climbs to Seventh Place

Week 8

  • Stairway to Evans
  • 4-4
  • Weekly Grade: C
  • 91.12
  • Showtime
  • 4-4
  • Weekly Grade: C
  • 76.54

U - G - L - Y. Showtime has no alibi, as they found it difficult to score this week and lost to Stairway to Evans 91.12 to 76.54. These two teams are tied for seventh place with 4-4 records, but if you want to talk points, then Showtime has a clear lead, 867.54 to 763.84. This win was revenge for a Week 1 130.16 to 75.74 shellacking by Showtime. When assigning blame following this loss, Showtime can look in the mirror. They started a player with zero points (John Brown).

Top Players

    • Brandin Cooks
    • 20.50
    • Justin Tucker
    • 20.00
    • Russell Wilson
    • 16.60
    • Andy Dalton
    • 13.64

Smooth Moves by Stairway to Evans

  • The iron toe award goes to Justin Tucker. The highest score by any K in the league to date, posting 20.00 points.
  • Stairway to Evans was still able to pull out a win with only 1 of their 9 starters exceeding their projected points.
  • There are rumors that the military wants to model a new all-terrain vehicle based off of Mark Ingram. He had the ninth-highest score among RBs in the league this week with 11.90 points.
  • Take that, you RB-loving traditionalists! Stairway to Evans won even though both of their RBs scored below their projected points.
  • Perhaps this is how backups become starters. Stairway to Evans won with three players on the bench that did not play this week.

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  • We searched your league's browser history, and guess who studied our articles? Stairway to Evans did, 91.12 times.
  • Left Andrew Luck on the bench, where he led the matchup in scoring with 21.74 points.
  • Ladarius Green was last in the matchup in scoring, finishing below his projection for the first time this season with 1.00 point against a projected 4.40.
  • 5 of the 9 starters scored less than their projected points.
  • Left John Brown in the starting lineup and he scored 0 points.

What If

  • If Stairway to Evans played Showtime every week, they would be 3-5 this season.
  • Stairway to Evans would have beaten only two other teams besides Showtime this week.
  • Were they resting their players for this week? Stairway to Evans would have defeated Showtime 118.18 - 106.72 had they played each other last week.
  • If they played the same schedule as Showtime, Stairway to Evans would be 2-4.
  • If Stairway to Evans had played every team in the league each week, they would be 32-56.
  • Showtime would have lost to every other team in the league this week.
  • Showtime would be 4-2 if they played the same schedule as Stairway to Evans.
  • Showtime would be 54-34 if they played every team every week.

Game Notes

  • Showtime was last in the league in scoring and had their lowest score of the season with 76.54 points.
  • The margin of victory of 14.58 points was the smallest in the league this week.
  • Showtime got a combined 20.50 points from their WRs, their lowest combined scoring output from the WR position this season.
  • The RBs on Stairway to Evans collectively had their worst week of the season with only 15.22 points.
  • Brandon McManus scored 11.00 points against a projected 8.16 in the loss and has now beaten his projection in four straight games.
  • Just because Robert Horry has seven NBA championship rings, doesn't mean he's one of the greats. Despite being on the winning team, the Arizona Cardinals Defense scored 8.00 points against a projected 13.78 and has now underachieved in three straight games.
  • Ameer Abdullah did little to help Stairway to Evans, underperforming versus projections for the seventh straight game with 3.32 points against a projected 8.10.
  • Stairway to Evans is leveraging their draft well. This week they got 93.2% of their points from players they drafted.
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