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    Mad Cow Madness Gets Thrilling Upset over Gronk If Youre Horny, Drops Them into Seventh Place

    Week 8

    • Mad Cow Madness
    • 3-5
    • Weekly Grade: B+
    • 103.3
    • Gronk If Youre Horny
    • 3-5
    • Weekly Grade: B-
    • 102.76

    Mad Cow Madness took advantage of 21.70 points from Sammy Watkins and 19.90 from Matthew Stafford to slip by Gronk If Youre Horny 103.30 to 102.76. They came into the matchup as an 18.66-point underdog. These two teams are tied for ninth place with 3-5 records, but if you want to talk points, then Gronk If Youre Horny has a clear lead, 795.42 to 737.44. This one just as easily could have been decided by a coin flip. The 0.54-point margin of vicroty was the second-smallest in the league this season. Both teams could have scored more points as Mad Cow Madness had one starter turn in zero points and Gronk If Youre Horny also had one.

    Top Players

      • Rob Gronkowski
      • 32.90
      • Matt Forte
      • 22.80
      • Sammy Watkins
      • 21.70
      • Matthew Stafford
      • 19.90

    Smooth Moves by Mad Cow Madness

    • Sammy Watkins scored 21.70 points, the sixth-highest WR score in the league this week.
    • The 18.60 points scored by Randall Cobb was the ninth-highest score by a WR in the league this week.
    • Do you put a LB or DB on him? You might have to put both on him if this continues. Jason Witten scored 13.00 points to rank fifth among TEs in the league this week.
    • Those were the projections? We thought that was the starting point. 6 of the 9 starters on Mad Cow Madness exceeded their projected points.
    • Even with a zero from starter Trent Richardson, Mad Cow Madness was still able to win.

    Toyota Roster Tune-up

    • Gronk If Youre Horny may have missed the opportunity for a win, but they gained an opportunity to be mercilessly taunted by Mad Cow Madness. 
    • Whoever gave you this advice, you might want to lose their number. Traded for and started Vincent Jackson, who then scored below his 10.59-point projection with 1.30 points.
    • The WRs on Gronk If Youre Horny let them down, resulting in a 52.20 - 7.10 difference at the position.
    • A heated blanket would be a great gift for Julio Jones during this cold streak. He scored below his projection in five straight games after scoring 5.80 points against a projected 11.58 this week.
    • 5 of the 9 starters scored less than their projected points.

    What If

    • If Mad Cow Madness played Gronk If Youre Horny every week, they would be 4-4 this season.
    • Mad Cow Madness would have beaten three other teams besides Gronk If Youre Horny this week.
    • Had they played each other last week, Mad Cow Madness would have defeated Gronk If Youre Horny 99.06 - 89.66.
    • Mad Cow Madness would be 2-5 if they played the same schedule as Gronk If Youre Horny.
    • Mad Cow Madness would be 35-37 if they played every team every week.
    • Besides Mad Cow Madness, Gronk If Youre Horny would have been defeated by five other teams this week.
    • If they played the same schedule as Mad Cow Madness, Gronk If Youre Horny would be 4-3.
    • If they played every team every week, Gronk If Youre Horny would be 41-31.

    Game Notes

    • Looks like teams bring their A game when they see them on the schedule. Of the losses Gronk If Youre Horny has had, four were against opponents who topped their season scoring average that week.
    • Even though Gronk If Youre Horny lost, they had two players score higher than the leading scorer for Mad Cow Madness.
    • Mad Cow Madness topped their point expectations for the third week in a row. They have now overperformed versus projections for the fifth time.
    • It was a tough loss for Gronk If Youre Horny, which put up the eighth-biggest score for a losing team in the league this season.
    • The win by Mad Cow Madness snapped a five-game losing streak.
    • The 0.54-point margin of victory was the smallest in the league this week.
    • Gronk If Youre Horny got their lowest combined scoring output from the WR position this season with only 7.10 points this week.
    • The WRs on Mad Cow Madness collectively had their best week of the season with 52.20 points.
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    Fantasy MasterpiecesWeek 8

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