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Kyle's Optimal Team Comes Back on Team RAMROD to Claim the Top Spot in the League

Week 8

  • Kyle's Optimal Team
  • 110.6 pts, 6-2
  • Weekly Grade
  • Team RAMROD
  • 98.8 pts, 2-6
  • Weekly Grade

Kyle's Optimal Team (6-2, 801.92 points) takes over the top spot in the league after beating Team RAMROD (ninth place, 2-6, 668.24 points) 110.60 to 98.80. They overcame a 1.80-point deficit on Monday night, and recorded the second-highest point total in the league this week. Both teams met their expectations, but Kyle's Optimal Team picked up the win even while Team RAMROD put up a solid effort and scored 23.3% more than their projected 80.10 points. Tom Brady went bananas, racking up the third-highest score for the week with 30.10 points for Team RAMROD.

Top Players

    • Tom Brady
    • 30.10
    • Denver Broncos Defense
    • 22.00
    • Drew Brees
    • 20.70
    • Ezekiel Elliott
    • 14.80

Smooth Moves by Kyle's Optimal Team

  • Even if you cried trying to win, you still won. And the Toyota Hall of Fame is proud of Kyle's Optimal Team either way.
  • Lean, mean, and haunting your dreams. The Denver Broncos Defense was a terror this week, accounting for 22.00 points. It was the highest DEF score of the week and the fifth-highest score among DEF in the league this season.
  • What do Apache helicopters, F-117 Nighthawks and Stefon Diggs have in common? They are all dangerous aerial weapons. He ranked fifth in the league in scoring among WRs this week with 13.60 points.
  • Beat Team RAMROD, which had their highest-scoring week of the season.
  • Kyle's Optimal Team saw the majority of their starters (6 of 9) beat their projected point total.

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.
  • Team RAMROD lost despite having only 2 of their 9 starters score less than their projected points.
  • At the DEF position, Team RAMROD got outscored 22.00 - 5.00 by Kyle's Optimal Team.
  • The RBs on Team RAMROD both beat their projections, but it was still a loss.

What If

  • If Kyle's Optimal Team played Team RAMROD every week, they'd be 7-1 this year.
  • Besides Team RAMROD, Kyle's Optimal Team would have defeated seven other teams this week.
  • If they played the same schedule as Team RAMROD, Kyle's Optimal Team would be 2-5.
  • Kyle's Optimal Team would be 49-23 if they played every team every week.
  • In addition to Kyle's Optimal Team, Team RAMROD would have lost to just two other teams this week.
  • Timing really is everything. Kyle's Optimal Team would have lost to Team RAMROD 86.88 - 71.88 had they played each other last week.
  • If they played the same schedule as Kyle's Optimal Team, Team RAMROD would be 5-2.
  • If they played every team every week, Team RAMROD would be 31-41.

Game Notes

  • Looks like teams bring their A game when they see them on the schedule. Of the losses Team RAMROD has had, four were against opponents who topped their season scoring average that week.
  • Hey, I'm sure Kyle's Optimal Team appreciates the tough competition. In the loss, Team RAMROD had the sixth-highest losing score in the league this season with 98.80 points.
  • The 11.80-point margin of victory was the smallest in the league this week.
  • The 31.80 points by the WRs on Kyle's Optimal Team was the season-high for combined points from the position.
  • Both teams topped their projections, but Team RAMROD performed better versus expectations than Kyle's Optimal Team and still lost.
  • With the loss, Team RAMROD remains winless in comeback games this season, falling to 0-3.
  • Kyle's Optimal Team had the second-highest point total in the league this week.
  • Tom Brady scored 30.10 points, the ninth-highest QB score in the league this season, but it was not enough to get Team RAMROD the win.
Kyle's Optimal Team
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