Lightning Bolts Gets Past Stoops to Grab Third Place

Week 5

  • Lightning Bolts
  • 3-2
  • Weekly Grade: B-
  • 51
  • Stoops
  • 3-2
  • Weekly Grade: A-
  • 49

Lightning Bolts got 21 points from Carson Palmer and 14 from the Seattle Seahawks Defense to edge Stoops 51 to 49. These two teams are tied for third place with 3-2 records, but it smells like BS, as Lightning Bolts knows they're the much better squad, leading in total points 327 to 294. This was a matchup that could have gone either way, with the 2-point margin of victory being the smallest recorded in the league this season.

Top Players

    • Andy Dalton
    • 24
    • Carson Palmer
    • 21
    • Seattle Seahawks Defense
    • 14
    • Todd Gurley
    • 7

Smooth Moves by Lightning Bolts

  • The 3 points scored by Rob Gronkowski was the top TE score in the league this week.
  • Carson Palmer put up 21 points, which was the sixth-highest score in the league this week.
  • Took Michael Crabtree out of the starting lineup, who scored 2 points on the bench, fewer than the starting WR.
  • The Seattle Seahawks Defense scored 14 points and beat their scoring projection by 146.9%, which led the matchup.
  • Even with only 2 of the 7 starters scoring more than their projection, Lightning Bolts was still able to win.

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  • Darren Sproles was last in the matchup in scoring, finishing below his projection for the second time this season with 1 point against a projected 3.74.
  • Who needs offense when the defense is so dominant!? Stoops got outscored 14 - 6 by Lightning Bolts at the DEF position.
  • Note to self: don't start a player when they're going to have their worst game of the season. A.J. Green had a season-low 3 points against a projected 5.70 and underachieved for the third time this season.
  • 4 of the starters on Stoops scored less than their projected points.

What If

  • If Lightning Bolts played Stoops every week, they'd be 3-2 this season.
  • Lightning Bolts would have beaten six other teams besides Stoops this week.
  • If they played the same schedule as Stoops, Lightning Bolts would be 4-0.
  • If Lightning Bolts had played every team in the league each week, they would be 34-11.
  • In addition to Lightning Bolts, Stoops would have lost to just two other teams this week.
  • Timing really is everything. Lightning Bolts would have lost to Stoops 49 - 37 had they played each other last week.
  • If they played the same schedule as Lightning Bolts, Stoops would be 2-2.
  • If they played every team every week, Stoops would be 30-14-1.

Game Notes

  • Stoops had 'Rudy' on constant reply the past four weeks because they keep overachieving. This week they scored 49 points against a projected 45.86.
  • It was a tough loss for Stoops, which put up the third-biggest score for a losing team in the league this season.
  • Lightning Bolts put up their smallest winning point total of the year.
  • At 2 points, the margin of victory was the smallest in the league this season.
  • Lightning Bolts got their lowest combined scoring output from the RB position this season with only 4 points this week.
  • Stoops had their three-game win streak snapped in the loss.
  • Stoops got a combined 5 points from their WRs, their lowest combined scoring output from the WR position this season.
  • Lightning Bolts underachieved in the win, recording 89.6% of their projected 56.90, while Stoops performed better than expected, beating their 45.86-point projection by 6.8%.
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