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Born to Lose Knocks Off SMF to Grab 10th Place

Week 8

  • Born to Lose
  • 156.28 pts, 2-6
  • Weekly Grade
  • SMF
  • 142.58 pts, 1-7
  • Weekly Grade

Born to Lose registered the highest score they've earned all season to take down SMF 156.28 to 142.58. Born to Lose came into the matchup as the underdog, with a projected spread of 30.82. SMF is on the verge of a forgettable season after losing their last six. For SMF, Rob Gronkowski and Devonta Freeman played the roles of Maverick and Goose, scoring 21.90 and 21.80 points, respectively. Born to Lose (2-6, 957.20 points) inches up to 10th place while SMF (1-7, 991.98 points) sinks into last place.

Top Players

    • Blake Bortles
    • 29.68
    • Allen Hurns
    • 22.80
    • Rob Gronkowski
    • 21.90
    • Devonta Freeman
    • 21.80

Smooth Moves by Born to Lose

  • A higher score than your opponent is a guaranteed way to win each week. Thank the Toyota Hall of Fame for that valuable insight.
  • You see what happens when you keep the laces out? Caleb Sturgis scored 13.00 points, the highest K score in the league this week.
  • Blake Bortles ranked sixth in the league in scoring and had the highest output of any player on Born to Lose this season with 29.68 points.
  • Born to Lose appears to be some sort of fantasy prophet in the making. Davante Adams, who was picked up by Born to Lose, scored 19.40 points against a projected 12.44, topping his projection by 55.9%.
  • The 11.50 points scored by Zach Brown, who Born to Lose picked up this week, beat his projected point total of 5.81 by 97.9%.

Toyota Roster Tune-up

  • Some teams are destined to beat teams like SMF and move on to Toyota Hall of Fame greatness. Ironically, you are included in that destiny, because you played yourself.
  • Left Carson Palmer on the bench, where he led the team in scoring with 23.52 points.
  • The New England Patriots Defense was last on the team in scoring with 2.00 points against a projected 9.43 and has now underachieved in three straight games.
  • Born to Lose had a better day at the QB position, topping SMF 29.68 - 9.98.
  • Gotta hit rock button before you can start to rise. It was a season-low 6.70 points for Spencer Ware this week. It was also a season-low for his performance versus projections, reaching only 37.7% of a projected point total of 17.77.

What If

  • Born to Lose would be 4-4 if they played SMF every week.
  • Besides SMF, Born to Lose would have defeated eight other teams this week.
  • Born to Lose would be 2-5 if they played the same schedule as SMF.
  • If Born to Lose had played every team in the league each week, they would be 32-56.
  • SMF would have lost to four other teams besides Born to Lose this week.
  • Timing really is everything. Born to Lose would have lost to SMF 133.26 - 113.64 had they played each other last week.
  • SMF would be 2-5 if they played the same schedule as Born to Lose.
  • SMF would be 37-51 if they played every team every week.

Game Notes

  • Three of the seven losses for SMF this season have come when their opponent had their highest-scoring week of the season.
  • "They ain't nothing but paper champions. That's all they are, and that's all they're ever going to be." Did Lee Flowers say that or everybody in this league? SMF scored 142.58 points against a projected 143.78 and has underachieved every week this season.
  • Hey, I'm sure Born to Lose appreciates the tough competition. In the loss, SMF had the second-highest losing score in the league this season with 142.58 points.
  • The loss is the sixth straight for SMF and extends the longest current losing streak in the league.
  • The 48.00 points by the RBs on SMF was the season-high for combined points from the position.
  • Eat. Sleep. Beat the streak. Born to Lose was finally able to overcome their three-game losing streak with the win.
  • Born to Lose had their highest score of the season with 156.28 points.
  • With a combined 55.20 points from their WRs, Born to Lose got their highest combined scoring output from the WR position this season.
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