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Team 8 Obliterates Longhorns

Week 7

  • Team 8
  • 117.04 pts, 5-2
  • Weekly Grade
  • Longhorns
  • 78.82 pts, 5-2
  • Weekly Grade

Team 8 accumulated the second-highest score this week and destroyed Longhorns 117.04 to 78.82. Even though the teams are tied for third place with matching 5-2 records, Longhorns has a distinct advantage in points, 759.28 to 703.10. This is the kind of victory the grandchildren will hear about. The 38.22-point margin of victory was the ninth-highest recorded in the league this season. When assigning blame following this loss, Longhorns can look in the mirror. They started a player with zero points (the Buffalo Bills Defense).

Top Players

    • LeGarrette Blount
    • 25.40
    • Aaron Rodgers
    • 23.74
    • DeMarco Murray
    • 18.70
    • David Johnson
    • 17.10

Smooth Moves by Team 8

  • 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.
  • LeGarrette Blount laughed in the face of the experts this week, beating his scoring projection by a matchup-leading 214.1% and scoring the fifth-most points in the league with 25.40 points.
  • Aaron Rodgers beat his scoring projection by a season-high 25.5% to rank 10th in the league in scoring.
  • DeMarco Murray put the team on his back with 18.70 points, the seventh-highest score among RBs in the league this week.
  • What do Apache helicopters, F-117 Nighthawks and Michael Crabtree have in common? They are all dangerous aerial weapons. He ranked sixth in the league in scoring among WRs this week with 15.60 points.

Toyota Roster Tune-up

  • Some teams are destined to beat teams like Longhorns and move on to Toyota Hall of Fame greatness. Ironically, you are included in that destiny, because you played yourself.
  • Made a mistake in not starting Matt Forte, who ranked fifth in the league in scoring and topped his scoring projection by 186.2%, the fourth-highest percentage in the league.
  • Should have started the Arizona Cardinals Defense, which underachieved, but still had more points than the starting DEF with 8.00 against a projected 9.25.
  • Whoever gave you this advice, you might want to lose their number. Picked up and started Mike Nugent, who then scored below his 9.29-point projection with 7.00 points.
  • The 2.90 points scored by Amari Cooper was a season-low for both scoring and for his performance against projections. He reached only 27.7% of his 10.48 projected points this week.

What If

  • Team 8 would be 2-5 if they played Longhorns every week.
  • Team 8 would have beaten seven other teams besides Longhorns this week.
  • Team 8 would be 2-4 if they played the same schedule as Longhorns.
  • If Team 8 had played every team in the league each week, they would be 32-31.
  • Longhorns would have lost to three other teams besides Team 8 this week.
  • Timing really is everything. Team 8 would have lost to Longhorns 110.26 - 96.86 had they played each other last week.
  • If they played the same schedule as Team 8, Longhorns would be 6-0.
  • If they played every team every week, Longhorns would be 53-10.

Game Notes

  • The top players for Team 8 were elite in the matchup, as three of their starters outperformed the leading scorer for Longhorns.
  • Longhorns could not extend their five-game win streak.
  • Longhorns got their lowest combined scoring output from the WR position this season with only 22.70 points this week.
  • Longhorns had 78.82 points, their season-low.
  • Just because Robert Horry has seven NBA championship rings, doesn't mean he's one of the greats. Despite being on the winning team, Antonio Gates scored 3.80 points against a projected 6.97 and has now underachieved in three straight games.
  • Although Team 8 won, it was no thanks to Doug Baldwin, who scored 6.90 points and has now scored below his projection in three straight weeks.
  • With 44.10 points, Team 8 got the highest combined scoring output from the RB position for any team this week.
  • This is the biggest margin of defeat of the season for Longhorns.
Team 8
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