Sacks in the City (ID# 694196)

Discount Belichick Put the Stamp on Turn Down for Watt

Week 1

  • Discount Belichick
  • 137.68 pts, 1-0
  • Weekly Grade
  • Turn Down for Watt
  • 112.74 pts, 0-1
  • Weekly Grade

Spencer Ware amassed 25.90 points, an upgrade on the projected 11.08, as Discount Belichick defeated Turn Down for Watt 137.68 to 112.74. Discount Belichick beat their projections and scored 11.8% more than their projected 123.10 points, while Turn Down for Watt just fell short of hitting their projections and got 95.8% of a projected 117.71. Turn Down for Watt was led by the tag team of Matthew Stafford, with 26.10 points, and Carson Palmer, who scored 18.94. When assigning blame following this loss, Turn Down for Watt can look in the mirror. They started a player with zero points (Gary Barnidge). Discount Belichick (1-0) starts the campaign in second place while Turn Down for Watt (0-1) begins in seventh place.

Top Players

    • Matthew Stafford
    • 26.10
    • Spencer Ware
    • 25.90
    • Aaron Rodgers
    • 23.56
    • Carlos Hyde
    • 21.30

Smooth Moves by Discount Belichick

  • Discount Belichick scored massive brownie points with the Toyota Hall of Fame this week. Too bad brownie points don't count as real points. Not that you need help.
  • With 25.90 points, Spencer Ware ranked eighth in the league in scoring and beat his scoring projection by 133.8%, which was the highest percentage in the matchup.
  • Carlos Hyde put the team on his back with 21.30 points, the fourth-highest score among RBs in the league this week.
  • Larry Fitzgerald scored 20.10 points, the fifth-highest WR score in the league this week.
  • With 7.30 points, Greg Olsen had the fifth-highest score of any TE in the league this week.

Toyota Roster Tune-up

  • The fact that you're reading this means you have internet connection. Unfortunately, that's one less thing to blame your loss on. Don't tell the Hall.
  • Discount Belichick saw their RBs beat those on Turn Down for Watt 47.20 - 14.30.
  • Turn Down for Watt had only 5 of their 10 starters underperform versus their projections, but they still lost.
  • Gary Barnidge did not score, with 0 points against a projected 7.56.
  • With 3.10 points, Adrian Peterson scored only 24.1% of his 12.87 projected point total.

What If

  • Discount Belichick would have beaten six other teams besides Turn Down for Watt this week.
  • If Discount Belichick had scored 10.99 more points, they would have beaten all teams in the league this week.
  • Turn Down for Watt would have lost to four other teams besides Discount Belichick this week.
  • If Turn Down for Watt had scored 28.91 fewer points, they would have lost to all teams in the league this week.

Game Notes

  • Discount Belichick won by the largest margin of victory in the league at 24.94 points.
  • The best group of RBs in the league this week was on Discount Belichick, which got 47.20 points from the position.
  • Turn Down for Watt got 14.30 points from their RBs this week, the lowest combined scoring output from the RB position for any team this week.
  • In the loss, Matthew Stafford ranked seventh in the league in scoring with 26.10 points.
  • In the loss, Blair Walsh scored 16.00 points against a projected 8.81 and exceeded his scoring projection by 81.6%.
  • Russell Wilson, who had the highest projected points in the matchup, fell short of scoring projections with 12.92 points against a projected 22.01.
  • Discount Belichick might want to see a chiropractor, because they were carrying Brandon Marshall on their back the whole week. He was on the winning team, but only scored 3.20 points against his projected 10.84.
  • Turn Down for Watt failed to reach their projected total, while Discount Belichick exceeded their scoring projection.
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