4 th-place The Cutler Did It (4-3, 805.20) edged out their opponent last week, and they’ll be facing 1st-place The Flying Elvii (6-1, 871.18) in Week 8. The Flying Elvii is coming off a 105.90 to 99.80 loss, while The Cutler Did It escaped The Trufant is out there, 115.50 to 113.30. Initial projections have this one as a potential heartbreaker, with The Flying Elvii favored to win by only 2.78 points.
Each team ranks in the top half of the league in scoring average. The Flying Elvii ranks first, with 124.45 points per game, while The Cutler Did It ranks fourth with 115.03. The Flying Elvii starts Eddie Royal (3.62 projected points) and Philip Rivers (21.62 projected points) on Thursday night, while The Cutler Did It goes with Demaryius Thomas (24.50 projected points). Five other league matchups begin on Thursday.
Both teams have the edge at a single position. The Flying Elvii has a sizable advantage at TE, where they should outscore The Cutler Did It 12.70 – 0.00. On the other side, The Cutler Did It should beat The Flying Elvii at WR 73.70 – 49.82. To make their matchup lead safer, The Flying Elvii may consider adding Davante Adams (WR, 13.00 projected points). The Cutler Did It could be interested in adding Clay Harbor (TE, 5.20 projected points).
Due to bye weeks, both teams will be missing players. Rashad Jennings and Andre Williams won’t be available for The Flying Elvii, while The Cutler Did It will be without the 49ers Defense, Rueben Randle, and Larry Donnell. The Cutler Did It gets Cody Parkey (9.00 projected points) back from bye this week.