Team Suboptimal Rips Apart Blake's Bold Team, Starts Season Strong

Week 1

  • Team Suboptimal
  • 107.82 pts, 1-0
  • Weekly Grade
  • Blake's Bold Team
  • 71.04 pts, 0-1
  • Weekly Grade

Team Suboptimal left it all on the field in this one and got the highest score of the week, clobbering Blake's Bold Team 107.82 to 71.04. Blake's Bold Team failed to live up to expectations and scored only 75.0% of a projected 94.74, while Team Suboptimal put up 11.3% more points than projected (96.85). For Blake's Bold Team, Marcus Mariota and Ezekiel Elliott played the roles of Maverick and Goose, scoring 18.84 and 14.00 points, respectively. Adding insult to injury, Blake's Bold Team had a starter score zero points (Hunter Henry). Team Suboptimal (1-0) starts the season in first place while Blake's Bold Team (0-1) debuts in seventh place.

Top Players

    • Marcus Mariota
    • 18.84
    • Antonio Brown
    • 18.20
    • Ben Roethlisberger
    • 16.72
    • Carolina Panthers Defense
    • 15.00

Smooth Moves by Team Suboptimal

  • Winning make you feel warm and fuzzy? Coincidentally, Toyota Hall of Fame inductees get a gold jacket that is both warm and quite fuzzy.
  • Look, there in the sky. Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's just Antonio Brown posterizing opponents. He had the third-highest score of any WR in the league this week with 18.20 points.
  • Dalvin Cook scored 13.70 points, which ranked 10th out of all the RBs in the league this week.
  • With 12.20 points, Amari Cooper ranked sixth in the league in scoring among WRs this week.
  • The Carolina Panthers Defense scored 15.00 points to beat their projected point total by 128.8%, which led the matchup.

Toyota Roster Tune-up

  • When life hands you lemons, say, “What the heck? I thought this was Fantasy Football, not a lemon stand. I want wins instead.” Wisdom from the Toyota Hall of Fame.
  • Left Matthew Stafford on the bench, where he led the league in scoring with 28.08 points.
  • Did not start Wil Lutz, who scored 14.00 points and beat his projected point total by a team-leading 68.2%.
  • Blake's Bold Team had 7 of their 9 starters score less than their projected points.
  • Who needs offense when the defense is so dominant!? Blake's Bold Team got outscored 15.00 - 3.00 by Team Suboptimal at the DEF position.

What If

  • Team Suboptimal would have been undefeated if they played every team in the league this week.
  • Team Suboptimal would have had to score 55.19 fewer points to lose to all teams in the league this week.
  • Blake's Bold Team would have lost to just three other teams besides Team Suboptimal this week.
  • If Blake's Bold Team had scored 18.41 fewer points, they would have lost to all teams in the league this week.

Game Notes

  • Team Suboptimal got the best total score from their WRs of any team this week with 38.70 points.
  • The margin of victory was the second-largest in the league this week.
  • The score put up by Blake's Bold Team was the largest among losing teams in the league this week.
  • Even in the loss, the 18.84 points by Marcus Mariota was the fifth-highest score of any QB in the league this week.
  • In the loss, Ezekiel Elliott had the seventh-highest RB score in the league this week with 14.00 points.
  • Melvin Gordon was a bright spot for Blake's Bold Team in the loss with 13.90 points, the ninth-highest RB score in the league this week.
  • The 29.70 points put up by the RBs on Blake's Bold Team was the second-highest combined score by a team's RBs this week.
  • No, it's okay, you don't have to get up and help us out. Despite being on the winning team, Ameer Abdullah scored only 4.10 points against his projected 7.87.
Team Suboptimal
Blake's Bold Team
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Week 2 Results Matchup Recap
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104.22
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55.92
+48.30
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