BeerDrinkersUnite (ID# 411928)

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Chicken Dinner Draft Report Card

Doug Martin
Aaron Rodgers
Amari Cooper
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With Too Many Reaches Early, Chicken Dinner Isn't Going to Win Much

Draft Summary

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.

Yikes. At least it can't get any worse. In fact, if you nominate yourself for the Toyota Hall Of Fame, you'll be an official nominee. Feel better?


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.

Draft Notes

  • 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.

  • Youthful Exuberance

    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.

  • Starting Slowly

    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.

  • Super Sleepers

    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.

Player Analysis

    • Doug Martin, RB
    • Round 1, Pick 10
    Advanced Math

    If Chicken Dinner had a nickel for every time Doug Martin is projected to touch the ball this season, they'd have 297 nickels.

    • Aaron Rodgers, QB
    • Round 2, Pick 11
    Maybe Rodgers Will Surprise

    Despite being an above-average player at his position, Aaron Rodgers was the weakest value pick of the round.

    • Jordan Howard, RB
    • Round 4, Pick 31
    A Bit of a Reach

    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.

    • Jeremy Hill, RB
    • Round 5, Pick 50
    Let Me Check it Again

    Why can't I find Jeremy Hill on my draft cheat sheet? Oh wait, here he is under "mid-to-late-round flier."

    • Jimmy Graham, TE
    • Round 6, Pick 51
    Was Jimmy Graham Worth Pick No. 51?

    Chicken Dinner apparently thinks so. The Seahawks' TE is projected to earn 161 points this year, after putting up 124 last season.

Best Available

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 Lost

    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 ADP
    Pick 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 League
        Team     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 Points

    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..."

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Chicken Dinner
1. (10) Doug Martin (TB - RB)
2. (11) Aaron Rodgers (GB - QB)
3. (30) Amari Cooper (Oak - WR)
4. (31) Jordan Howard (Chi - RB)
5. (50) Jeremy Hill (Cin - RB)
6. (51) Jimmy Graham (Sea - TE)
7. (70) Kelvin Benjamin (Car - WR)
8. (71) DeSean Jackson (Was - WR)
9. (90) Ameer Abdullah (Det - RB)
10. (91) Kevin White (Chi - WR)
11. (110) Tyler Eifert (Cin - TE)
12. (111) Jameis Winston (TB - QB)
13. (130) T.J. Yeldon (Jax - RB)
14. (131) Michael Thomas (NO - WR)
15. (150) Paul Perkins (NYG - RB)
16. (151) NaVorro Bowman (SF - LB)
17. (170) C.J. Prosise (Sea - RB)

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