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Chicken Dinner Pulls Off Comeback over Underdogs, Takes Top Spot in League

Week 12

  • Chicken Dinner
  • 150.17 pts, 8-4
  • Weekly Grade
  • Underdogs
  • 121.65 pts, 5-7
  • Weekly Grade

Chicken Dinner clinches a spot in the playoffs after taking down Underdogs again, this time by a final score of 150.17 to 121.65. Aaron Rodgers put up 46.25 points and was the difference. It was about even with his 42.95 points in the last matchup with Underdogs. Underdogs has become an easy win for Chicken Dinner, who has an average margin of victory of 31.73 points when they play. That's larger than their 18.06-point average margin of victory for the season. Chicken Dinner beat Underdogs 160.02 to 125.08 in Week 3 and now averages 155.09 points against them.

Top Players

    • Aaron Rodgers
    • 46.25
    • Dak Prescott
    • 33.15
    • Terrelle Pryor Sr.
    • 21.10
    • Kelvin Benjamin
    • 18.30

Smooth Moves by Chicken Dinner

  • 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.
  • We won't judge you if you want to bow to Aaron Rodgers. He ranked third in the league in scoring with 46.25 points.
  • With 21.10 points, Terrelle Pryor Sr. ranked ninth in the league in scoring among WRs this week.
  • The 14.00 points scored by Delanie Walker was the fifth-highest point total among TEs in the league this week.
  • With 18.30 points versus a projected 13.44, Kelvin Benjamin exceeded his scoring projection by 36.2%.

Toyota Roster Tune-up

  • Sometimes 121.65 is enough. Unfortunately, the Toyota Hall of Fame has confirmed this time it's a smaller number than 150.17.
  • Missed an opportunity by leaving Matt Ryan on the bench. He scored 35.95 points, the eighth-highest score in the league this week.
  • Underdogs had 9 starters fail to reach their projections.
  • It was not a good week for Underdogs at TE, where they were beaten 14.00 - 6.30.
  • You've gotta hit rock button before you can start to rise. It was a season-low 9.30 points for Larry Fitzgerald this week. It was also a season-low for his performance versus projections, reaching only 47.5% of a projected point total of 19.59.

What If

  • If Chicken Dinner played Underdogs every week, they would be 6-6 this season.
  • Besides Underdogs, Chicken Dinner would have defeated four other teams this week.
  • If they played the same schedule as Underdogs, Chicken Dinner would be 7-3.
  • Chicken Dinner would be 59-49 if they played every team every week.
  • Underdogs would have been beaten by every other team in the league this week.
  • And they say procrastination doesn't pay off! Had they played each other last week, Chicken Dinner would have lost to Underdogs 166.73 - 157.65.
  • Underdogs would be 5-5 if they played the same schedule as Chicken Dinner.
  • If they played every team every week, Underdogs would be 50-58.

Game Notes

  • It was the second time this season that Underdogs has had the lowest score in the league.
  • With the win, Chicken Dinner has a five-game win streak, currently the longest in the league.
  • Although Chicken Dinner won, it was no thanks to Chris Boswell, who scored 4.00 points and has now scored below his projection in three straight weeks.
  • Just because Robert Horry has seven NBA championship rings, doesn't mean he's one of the greats. Despite being on the winning team, Jay Ajayi scored 12.60 points against a projected 21.25 and has now underachieved in three straight games.
  • In comeback games this season, Chicken Dinner is now 2-1, including wins in their last two such matchups.
  • In comeback games this season, Underdogs is now 1-3, including losses in their last two such matchups.
  • The margin of victory of 28.52 points was the second-highest margin in the league this week.
  • Chicken Dinner is in first place in the league for the first week this season.
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