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Muddogs Upsets caviaR G, Moves Up to Fifth Place

Week 8

  • Muddogs
  • 84 pts, 4-4
  • Weekly Grade
  • caviaR G
  • 61 pts, 4-4
  • Weekly Grade

Muddogs got the highest score of the week to beat caviaR G 84 to 61. Muddogs came into the matchup as the underdog, with a projected spread of 11. Even though the teams are tied for fifth place with matching 4-4 records, caviaR G has a distinct advantage in points, 521 to 468. With this loss, caviaR G scored 90.4% of their projected points, and has now failed to meet projections for three weeks running. Each team left something on the table as Muddogs had one starter turn in zero points and caviaR G also had one.

Top Players

    • Tom Brady
    • 30
    • Graham Gano
    • 14
    • Travis Kelce
    • 11
    • Rob Gronkowski
    • 11

Smooth Moves by Muddogs

  • The Toyota Hall of Fame would have its eyes on you for this week's win. But the Toyota Hall of Fame doesn't have eyes. Obviously.
  • Tom Brady had 30 points, the third-highest QB score of the week and the seventh-highest QB score in the league this season.
  • Travis Kelce scored 11 points, the best TE score of the week and the seventh-highest TE score in the league this season.
  • With 14 points, Graham Gano had the highest score for a K in the league this week.
  • Giovani Bernard has now overachieved in three straight games after scoring 8 points against a projected 4.79.

Toyota Roster Tune-up

  • Some teams are destined to beat teams like caviaR G and move on to Toyota Hall of Fame greatness. Ironically, you are included in that destiny, because you played yourself.
  • caviaR G left the 11 points scored by Jamison Crowder on the bench this week. He beat his projected point total by 168.3%, the fourth-highest percentage in the league.
  • Should have started Tyrod Taylor, who underachieved, but still outscored the starting QB with 11 against a projected 12.62.
  • Ryan Fitzpatrick, who caviaR G picked up this week, scored below his 15.27-point projection with 10 points.
  • caviaR G needed more points from the QB position, where Muddogs beat them 30 - 10.

What If

  • If Muddogs played caviaR G every week, they would be 3-5 this season.
  • Muddogs would've been undefeated if they played every team in the league this week.
  • If they played the same schedule as caviaR G, Muddogs would be 2-5.
  • If Muddogs had played every team in the league each week, they would be 33-38-1.
  • caviaR G would have lost to four other teams besides Muddogs this week.
  • Timing really is everything. Muddogs would have lost to caviaR G 53 - 50 had they played each other last week.
  • If they played the same schedule as Muddogs, caviaR G would be 2-4-1.
  • If they played every team every week, caviaR G would be 39-32-1.

Game Notes

  • Three of the four losses for caviaR G this season have come when their opponent had their highest-scoring week of the season.
  • The tragedy of being an underachiever is that caviaR G knows what they should be, but reality keeps telling them that they're wrong. They scored 61 points against a projected 67.51 and underachieved for the fourth time this season, including the last three weeks in a row.
  • Don't you hate that guy that always has to one-up everybody? caviaR G scored 61 points and lost. It is the eighth-highest losing score in the league this season.
  • Muddogs flashed their potential this week, leading the league in scoring and setting a season-high with 84 points.
  • The 20 points by the WRs on caviaR G was the season-high for combined points from the position.
  • Muddogs had their largest margin of victory so far this year at 23 points.
  • Two of the starters for Muddogs scored higher than the leading scorer for caviaR G.
  • Muddogs remains undefeated in upset games this season, improving to 3-0.
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