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Week 4

Hard Targets
2-2 153.95
160.35
Weekly
Grade
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VS
proj
The Dogs of War
141.65 1-3
136.09
Hard Targets
The Dogs of War
Hard Targets hand The Dogs of War third straight loss, 153.95-141.65
Hard Targets came out on top with a 153.95-141.65 win to hand The Dogs of War their third straight loss. Hard Targets grabbed an early 25.80-point lead on Thursday. The Dogs of War bounced back to take the lead early afternoon Sunday, powered by Lamar Jackson (30.95 points) and Dalvin Cook (28.6). Unphased, Hard Targets got it going later that night, as Miles Sanders (9.6 points) put them back ahead once and for all. Hard Targets (2-2) will look to earn another win against Arrogant Americans, while The Dogs of War (1-3) try to get back in the win column against Roughnecks.
Top Player Comparison
Hard Targets
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Pts
% of total points 153.95
1
Amari Cooper
WR
33.4
18.54
21.7%
2
Melvin Gordon III
RB
25.8
16.49
16.8%
3
Ryan Fitzpatrick
QB
24.45
24.4
15.9%
4
Tyreek Hill
WR
16.4
18.36
10.7%
The Dogs of War
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.
Pts
% of total points 141.65
1
Lamar Jackson
QB
30.95
31.69
21.8%
2
Dalvin Cook
RB
28.6
19.38
20.2%
3
David Moore
WR
18.5
8.22
13.1%
4
Emmanuel Sanders
WR
15.3
11.76
10.8%
Matchup Highlights
Thursday
Melvin Gordon III had a 43-yard touchdown run for Hard Targets, helping the team to a 25.80-0.00 lead.
Sunday Early
Both teams had players with big-time moments early Sunday, after which The Dogs of War had a 128.55-102.35 lead. For Hard Targets, Amari Cooper had a 20-yard touchdown catch. Lamar Jackson had a 50-yard touchdown run and a 25-yard touchdown pass for The Dogs of War, while David Moore had a 57-yard catch.
Matchup Player of the Week
Cooper (12 Rec, 134 Rec Yds, 1 Rec TD) scored 33.4 points in a 49-38 lost to the Browns in Week 4. His scoring output was 80.2% more than his 18.54-point projection and was much higher than his 21.28-point season scoring average. Cooper ranks #29 among all fantasy players this season and will face the Giants next week.
Amari Cooper
Points By Position
Hard Targets
The Dogs of War
StatSmack
That pregame pep talk must have worked. Hard Targets scored more points in this one (153.95) than their season average (139.73).
Everybody can't be a winner, especially if you're The Dogs of War. They've dropped their last three matchups.
We heard scoring helps you win. The Dogs of War need some help then, averaging just 131.44 versus Hard Targets's 139.73.
As Herm Edwards once said, "You play to win the game!" Hard Targets (2-2) have a better record than The Dogs of War (1-3).
Even the computers think Hard Targets have better players. Their projected average points is higher (155.15) than The Dogs of War (139.95).
In dire times, at least Hard Targets keep it close. They've been blown out less times than The Dogs of War (1 vs 2).
Well, there’s one stat in favor of The Dogs of War - they’ve made more transactions (3) than Hard Targets (2) this week. That didn't seem to help them this time, though.
By position, Hard Targets have outscored The Dogs of War at RB and WR this season.
There's not much good to say about The Dogs of War this week. Maybe they'll get their act together, and we'll see something different next week!
Next Week Preview
Hard Targets
Week 5 is going to pit a couple of winning streaks against one other. Hard Targets (2-2) are on a two-game unbeaten stretch, while their upcoming opponent (Arrogant Americans, 4-0), have won four straight. After four weeks of action, Hard Targets have accumulated the ninth-most points in the league while Arrogant Americans (and their 176.79 points per game) are ranked first. Over the last three weeks, Hard Targets have scored 143.1 points per game, while Arrogant Americans have averaged 183.18 per contest.
The Dogs of War
Losing streaks are set to collide next week as 13th-place The Dogs of War have now lost three games in a row while their opponent, Roughnecks, have dropped each of their last two. The Dogs of War might need to shuffle the deck some with Kerryon Johnson out on bye next week. In terms of recent scoring production, these two teams have been mirror images of each other lately. The Dogs of War has put up 142.35 points per game over the last three weeks, while Roughnecks has averaged 145.08 per matchup over that same period.

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