Larry E. Gagnon Fantasy League (ID# 55907)

Ecks Men Pulls Out Paper-Thin Win Against xprtrpr for Seventh Straight Win

Week 8

  • Ecks Men
  • 157 pts, 7-1
  • Weekly Grade
  • xprtrpr
  • 155 pts, 4-4
  • Weekly Grade

Ecks Men got the second-highest score by a player this week (42 points) from Aaron Rodgers and erased a 28-point deficit on Monday night to edge xprtrpr 157 to 155. Ecks Men is just plain unbeatable now after winning their last seven. xprtrpr was led by the tag team of Andrew Luck, with 27 points, and Devonta Freeman, who scored 21. The outcome might have been different, xprtrpr had a starter score zero points (Sheldon Richardson). xprtrpr (4-4, 1,318 points) drops to fifth place and Ecks Men (7-1, 1,216 points) remains in second place.

Top Players

    • Aaron Rodgers
    • 42
    • Andrew Luck
    • 27
    • Jordan Reed
    • 24
    • Matt Forte
    • 23

Smooth Moves by Ecks Men

  • Reading this matchup recap is indicative of potential Toyota Hall of Famers. You're making Ecks Men look really good right now.
  • The 42 points scored by Aaron Rodgers was the second-highest QB score of the week and is the eighth-highest QB score in the league this season.
  • Jordan Reed had 24 points, the second-highest TE score of the week and the eighth-highest TE score in the league this season.
  • Sat TE Jack Doyle on the bench, where he had the lowest TE score on the team with 7 points.
  • Wisely sat Philip Rivers this week, who had 19 points, the lowest QB score on the team.

Toyota Roster Tune-up

  • It's okay to regret not taking a sick day to study the Toyota Hall of Fame's articles. But it's not okay to do it again.
  • Did not start Jordan Howard, who ranked 10th in the league in scoring and beat his scoring projection by 242.0%, the second-highest percentage in the league.
  • Did not start Golden Tate, who underachieved but still scored more than any WR on the team with 11 points against a projected 11.96.
  • All that glitters is not gold. Picked up Patrick Chung, who scored 5 points against his projected 10.24.
  • xprtrpr could have used more points from the TE position, where Ecks Men beat them 24 - 7.

What If

  • Ecks Men would be 3-5 if they played xprtrpr every week.
  • Besides xprtrpr, Ecks Men would have beaten only two other teams this week.
  • Ecks Men would be 4-3 if they played the same schedule as xprtrpr.
  • If Ecks Men had played every team in the league each week, they would be 34-37-1.
  • xprtrpr would have lost to six other teams besides Ecks Men this week.
  • Timing really is everything. Ecks Men would have lost to xprtrpr 146 - 135 had they played each other last week.
  • xprtrpr would be 6-1 if they played the same schedule as Ecks Men.
  • xprtrpr would be 41-31 if they played every team every week.

Game Notes

  • Three of the four losses for xprtrpr this season have come when their opponent scores higher than their season average.
  • Ecks Men has won seven straight games, the longest current winning streak in the league.
  • Ecks Men underachieved for the sixth time this season, including the last four weeks in a row, scoring 157 points against a projected 169.78 this week.
  • We don't condone cheating, but this group of wide receivers might want to spray Stickum on their gloves. The 14 total points by the WRs on xprtrpr was their lowest WR output this season.
  • The margin of victory of 2 points was the smallest in the league this week.
  • Frank Gore scored 13 points against a projected 9.99 in the loss and has now beaten his projection in three straight games.
  • Not going to name names, but some people here aren't pulling their weight. Forget it, Will Fuller needs to step it up! He scored 3 points against a projected 12.33 in the win, and has now scored below his projection in three straight games.
  • Ecks Men won even though xprtrpr performed better against their scoring projection. xprtrpr scored 97.4% of their 159.18 projected points, while Ecks Men recorded 92.5% of their 169.78-point projection.
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