808 Football (ID# 815536)

Hilohoop Shocks Okusacks, Streak Now at Four

Week 8

  • Hilohoop
  • 111 pts, 6-2
  • Weekly Grade
  • Okusacks
  • 97 pts, 3-5
  • Weekly Grade

Underdog? More like obvious favorite. Hilohoop overcame a 10-point projected spread to defeat Okusacks 111 to 97 for the upset. They got a team-leading 26 points from Carson Palmer and 21 from Jonathan Stewart. Hilohoop has built consistency and is on a four-game win streak, while Okusacks is hurting, having lost their last three. Okusacks was coming off an 88 to 72 loss against Yeezus and saw their scoring improve this week. Hilohoop (6-2, 852 points) climbs into third place and Okusacks (3-5, 770 points) sinks into eighth place.

Top Players

    • Carson Palmer
    • 26
    • Rob Gronkowski
    • 21
    • Jonathan Stewart
    • 21
    • Theo Riddick
    • 18

Smooth Moves by Hilohoop

  • Fantasy Football is a game where the high score wins. So keep doing what you have to do, the Toyota Hall of Fame will turn a blind eye.
  • Hey, what flavor chip is that on your shoulder? Carson Palmer played with a vengeance this week after being picked up, posting the seventh-highest total in the league this week with 26 points.
  • Was wise to sit the Arizona Cardinals Defense this week, which had 3 points, the lowest DEF score on the team.
  • Hilohoop had 7 of their 9 starters exceed their projected points.
  • There are rumors that the military wants to model a new all-terrain vehicle based off of Jonathan Stewart. He had the third-highest score among RBs in the league this week with 21 points.

Toyota Roster Tune-up

  • Some teams are destined to beat teams like Okusacks and move on to Toyota Hall of Fame greatness. Ironically, you are included in that destiny, because you played yourself.
  • Could've started Philip Rivers, who underachieved, but still had more points than the starting QB with 11 against a projected 13.38.
  • Picked up and started the Tennessee Titans Defense, which scored a team-worst 43.2% of their projected point total.
  • A heated blanket would be a great gift for Doug Baldwin during this cold streak. He scored below his projection in four straight games after scoring 5 points against a projected 9.97 this week.
  • With 7 points against a projected 10.30, Larry Fitzgerald did not meet his projection for the third straight game.

What If

  • Hilohoop would be 5-3 if they played Okusacks every week.
  • Besides Okusacks, Hilohoop would have defeated four other teams this week.
  • Had they played each other last week, Hilohoop would have defeated Okusacks 86 - 72.
  • If they played the same schedule as Okusacks, Hilohoop would be 3-3-1.
  • Hilohoop would be 37-34-1 if they played every team every week.
  • Besides Hilohoop, Okusacks would have been defeated by five other teams this week.
  • Okusacks would be 4-3 if they played the same schedule as Hilohoop.
  • Okusacks would be 30-42 if they played every team every week.

Game Notes

  • Hilohoop is on the longest active win streak in the league, winning four straight games.
  • Hilohoop topped their point expectations for the third week in a row. They have now overperformed versus projections for the sixth time.
  • Okusacks falls to 1-1 in upset games this season.
  • The loss was the third in a row for Okusacks.
  • Rob Gronkowski scored 21 points, the fifth-highest TE score in the league this season, but it was not enough to tip the scales in favor of Okusacks.
  • Hilohoop overachieved in the win, improving to 5-1 when beating their projected points this season, while Okusacks falls to 3-3 when scoring above their projected points.
  • Okusacks could not pull out the win, but Theo Riddick did perform well with the sixth-best RB score in the league this week, scoring 18 points.
  • Michael Crabtree was on the losing team, but still had the sixth-highest score of any WR in the league this week with 15 points.
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