Like a Puma Narrowly Upsets Dharma Initiative, Grabs Fifth Place

Week 5

  • Like a Puma
  • 127.14 pts, 2-3
  • Weekly Grade
  • Dharma Initiative
  • 125.94 pts, 2-3
  • Weekly Grade

Like a Puma, with "Eye of the Tiger" playing in the background, got the second-highest score of the week and slipped by Dharma Initiative 127.14 to 125.94, overcoming a 19.69-point spread. This was anybody's to win, with the 1.20-point margin of victory being the second-smallest recorded in the league this season. For Dharma Initiative, Dak Prescott and Cameron Brate played the roles of Maverick and Goose, scoring 30.74 and 15.30 points, respectively. Like a Puma (2-3, 550.62 points) climbs into fifth place and Dharma Initiative (2-3, 534.06 points) drops to sixth place.

Top Players

    • Melvin Gordon
    • 31.30
    • Dak Prescott
    • 30.74
    • Antonio Brown
    • 20.70
    • Chris Hogan
    • 17.40

Smooth Moves by Like a Puma

  • Like a Puma is a winning name, which might be why you just won. Next step is figuring out if Like a Puma is a Toyota Hall of Fame name.
  • The best week among all the bellcows: Melvin Gordon had an outstanding performance with 31.30 points, the best among RBs this week and the fourth-highest RB score in the league this season.
  • The 20.70 points scored by Antonio Brown was the fifth-highest score by a WR in the league this week.
  • Look, there in the sky. Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's just Chris Hogan posterizing opponents. He had the seventh-highest score of any WR in the league this week with 17.40 points.
  • Christian McCaffrey put the team on his back with 12.30 points, the ninth-highest score among RBs in the league this week.

Toyota Roster Tune-up

  • In Fantasy Football, you win some, you lose some. Not for Toyota Hall of Famers. They mostly just win. But still.
  • The 13.10 points scored by Kareem Hunt was a season-low for both scoring and for his performance against projections. He reached only 73.2% of his 17.90 projected points this week.
  • 5 of the starters on Dharma Initiative scored less than their projected points.
  • With 14.30 points, Le'Veon Bell recorded only 75.1% of his 19.04-point scoring projection.
  • With 7.00 points, Adam Thielen scored only 65.9% of his 10.62 projected point total.

What If

  • If Like a Puma played Dharma Initiative every week, they would be 3-2 this season.
  • Like a Puma would have beaten seven other teams besides Dharma Initiative this week.
  • Like a Puma would be 2-2 if they played the same schedule as Dharma Initiative.
  • Like a Puma would be 31-14 if they played every team every week.
  • Dharma Initiative would have lost to just one other team besides Like a Puma this week.
  • And they say procrastination doesn't pay off! Had they played each other last week, Like a Puma would have lost to Dharma Initiative 122.28 - 117.18.
  • Dharma Initiative would be 1-3 if they played the same schedule as Like a Puma.
  • Dharma Initiative would be 27-18 if they played every team every week.

Game Notes

  • All three of the losses for Dharma Initiative this season have come when their opponent had their highest-scoring week of the season.
  • Like a Puma had 'Rudy' on constant reply the past three weeks because they keep overachieving. This week they scored 127.14 points against a projected 100.92.
  • Dharma Initiative had the highest losing score in the league this season with 125.94 points.
  • The 127.14 points scored by Like a Puma is their highest score of the season and the sixth-highest in the league this season.
  • Speed, strength, agility, vision, and intelligence. It was all on display this week when the RBs on Like a Puma collectively had their best week of the season with 53.50 points.
  • The 20.80 points by the WRs on Dharma Initiative was the season-high for combined points from the position.
  • The margin of victory of 1.20 points was the smallest in the league this week.
  • Although Like a Puma won, it was no thanks to Jesse James, who scored 3.90 points and has now scored below his projection in three straight weeks.
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