Chicken Dinner took the last pick in the draft and turned it into a pretty decent team. Unless of course they planned on winning, because if that was the plan, then something must have gone awry. Completely rattled by picking last, Chicken Dinner struggled from beginning to end, and is projected to finish 10th in BeerDrinkersUnite League with a record of 1-12-0 (2,332 points). They went with the SMU "Pony Express" draft strategy, loading up on three tailbacks in the first five rounds, selecting Doug Martin (first round), Jordan Howard (fourth round), and Jeremy Hill (fifth round). They also landed the bottom group of WRs in the league, as they added Amari Cooper, Kelvin Benjamin, DeSean Jackson, and Kevin White.
Week 9 might require some waiver-wire magic from Chicken Dinner. They have five players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Looking at the season as a whole, they have the most challenging slate. In addition to having the most demanding overall schedule, Chicken Dinner also has the league's toughest first four games and most difficult last four games of the season.
Good Luck With That One!
Chicken Dinner will have some intriguing decisions to make each week at WR, with a narrow projected points difference between their third- (DeSean Jackson), fourth- (Kevin White), and fifth-ranked (Michael Thomas) wideouts.
With an average of just 3.8 years of NFL experience, Chicken Dinner has assembled the youngest team in the league.
Chicago Bears Fan?
Chicken Dinner is a believer in the hopes of the Chicago Bears this season, grabbing a couple of players on that team sooner than their ADPs might suggest.
Chicken Dinner got off to a sluggish start, winding up with the fewest projected points in the league during the first half of the draft.
Paul Perkins and C.J. Prosise are a couple of late-round fliers with upside for Chicken Dinner.
Returning to Greatness
If special teams contributions count in BeerDrinkersUnite League, Chicken Dinner may have found a gem in Ameer Abdullah. Including his 598 projected return yards, he ranks seventh in the league with 1,543 all-purpose yards.
- Doug Martin, RB
- Round 1, Pick 10
If Chicken Dinner had a nickel for every time Doug Martin is projected to touch the ball this season, they'd have 297 nickels.
Maybe Rodgers Will Surprise
- Aaron Rodgers, QB
- Round 2, Pick 11
Despite being an above-average player at his position, Aaron Rodgers was the weakest value pick of the round.
A Bit of a Reach
- Jordan Howard, RB
- Round 4, Pick 31
Chicken Dinner went out on a limb with their fourth-round pick. Across all Yahoo! leagues, Jordan Howard has an ADP of 128.4, but he was grabbed at pick No. 31. Patience is a virtue, Chicken Dinner.
Let Me Check it Again
- Jeremy Hill, RB
- Round 5, Pick 50
Why can't I find Jeremy Hill on my draft cheat sheet? Oh wait, here he is under "mid-to-late-round flier."
Was Jimmy Graham Worth Pick No. 51?
- Jimmy Graham, TE
- Round 6, Pick 51
Chicken Dinner apparently thinks so. The Seahawks' TE is projected to earn 161 points this year, after putting up 124 last season.
While Chicken Dinner is projected to have four subpar positions, RB is clearly their worst unit and should be upgraded first.
- Charles Sims
- Rank 114, ADP 128
- Tevin Coleman
- Rank 117, ADP 128
- Bilal Powell
- Rank 122, ADP 126
- Kenneth Dixon
- Rank 157, ADP 127
Bye Week Points LostPoints
Each bar represents the total projected season points for each player that's on bye that week. This chart shows any potential bye week issues.
Pick Number Minus ADPPick Number
Bars above zero indicate a pick was selected later than a player's ADP. Bars below zero show players that were taken earlier than their ADP.
Avg Points by Position vs LeagueTeam League
The average projected points for all the players at each position versus the average projected points for all players at that position in the league.
Schedule by Opponent PointsWeek
Week-by-week schedule with each opponent's projected season points. This chart shows any difficult or easy stretches in the schedule.
How We Grade
Draft grades are based strictly on teams' draft performances. This is calculated by counting the number of fantasy points teams are projected to score over the course of the season using their optimal line-ups. The grades do not take schedule into account. Because of bye weeks and other variables it is possible to earn a high grade yet be projected to finish in the middle of the pack. The opposite is also true. Bottom line: Fantasy Football is like the real game. You can draft the greatest talent in the world but you still need to manage your team every week to get the most out of that talent. As a wise man once said, "On any given Sunday..."