michael's Team Comes from Behind to Edge Trump's Illegals, Grabs Fourth Place

Week 8

  • michael's Team
  • 143.45 pts, 5-3
  • Weekly Grade
  • Trump's Illegals
  • 138.15 pts, 5-3
  • Weekly Grade

Facing a 17.50-point deficit on Monday night, michael's Team scored 22.80 and slipped by Trump's Illegals 143.45 to 138.15. They also claimed the second-highest point total in the league this week. This one just as easily could have been decided by a coin flip. The 5.30-point margin of victory was the sixth-smallest in the league this season. Matthew Stafford led Trump's Illegals with 27.65 points while Melvin Gordon brought in 20.40. michael's Team (5-3, 982.55 points) climbs into fourth place and Trump's Illegals (5-3, 982.05 points) drops to fifth place.

Top Players

    • JuJu Smith-Schuster
    • 28.80
    • Matthew Stafford
    • 27.65
    • Travis Kelce
    • 22.80
    • Melvin Gordon
    • 20.40

Smooth Moves by michael's Team

  • You defeated Trump's Illegals and showed your league you mean business. Show that to the rest of the world—by being in the Toyota Hall of Fame.
  • Picked up JuJu Smith-Schuster, who beat his scoring projection by 291.3%, which led the league.
  • Travis Kelce scored 22.80 points, the second-highest TE score of the week and the third-highest TE score in the league this season.
  • Miss Cleo, is that you? The 16.00 points scored by Kai Forbath, who michael's Team picked up this week, beat his projected point total of 8.98 by 78.2%.
  • What do Apache helicopters, F-117 Nighthawks and Mohamed Sanu have in common? They are all dangerous aerial weapons. He ranked seventh in the league in scoring among WRs this week with 16.40 points.

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.
  • Trump's Illegals had no luck at the K position, losing the point battle 16.00 - 8.00 to michael's Team.
  • Trump's Illegals was not able to win even though only 4 of their 10 starters fell short of their projected point total.
  • A.J. Green fell short of his scoring projection with 10.20 points, just 58.7% of his projected 17.37.

What If

  • If michael's Team played Trump's Illegals every week, they would be 5-3 this season.
  • michael's Team would have beaten nine other teams besides Trump's Illegals this week.
  • Had they played each other last week, michael's Team would have defeated Trump's Illegals 113.25 - 111.55.
  • michael's Team would be 4-3 if they played the same schedule as Trump's Illegals.
  • If michael's Team had played every team in the league each week, they would be 55-33.
  • In addition to michael's Team, Trump's Illegals would have lost to just one other team this week.
  • If they played the same schedule as michael's Team, Trump's Illegals would be 5-2.
  • Trump's Illegals would be 57-31 if they played every team every week.

Game Notes

  • Maybe the league is colluding against them. All three of the losses for Trump's Illegals this season have come when their opponent scores higher than their season average.
  • Although Trump's Illegals lost, they did put up the third-highest score for a losing team in the league this season.
  • Matthew Stafford beat his projection for the third straight week. His 27.65 points ranked eighth in the league this week.
  • Drew Brees scored a season-low 19.35 points and underachieved for the fourth straight week.
  • The 5.30-point margin of victory was the slimmest in the league this week.
  • The highest-scoring group of WRs in the league this week was on michael's Team, which got 47.60 points from the position.
  • michael's Team improves to 1-2 in close games this season.
  • With the loss, Trump's Illegals falls to 1-1 in comeback games this season.
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