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Chicken Dinner Shocks Cowboys88

Week 3

  • Chicken Dinner
  • 160.02 pts, 2-1
  • Weekly Grade
  • Cowboys88
  • 125.08 pts, 1-2
  • Weekly Grade

Chicken Dinner got 42.95 points from Aaron Rodgers and 34.75 from Terrelle Pryor Sr. to take down Cowboys88 160.02 to 125.08. They came into the matchup as a 24.30-point underdog. Chicken Dinner has beaten expectations every week this season, putting up 6.4% more points than projected in this matchup. Cowboys88, coming off a 194.36 to 119.99 win against Luvs2Spooge, saw their scoring drop substantially this week. When assigning blame following this loss, Cowboys88 can look in the mirror. They started a player with zero points (Rob Gronkowski). Cowboys88 (1-2, 497.01 points) drops to eighth place and Chicken Dinner (2-1, 511.04 points) remains in fourth place.

Top Players

    • Aaron Rodgers
    • 42.95
    • Terrelle Pryor Sr.
    • 34.75
    • Matt Ryan
    • 34.30
    • Tevin Coleman
    • 29.90

Smooth Moves by Chicken Dinner

  • If this were a dream sequence, you'd hear a deep voice announce, "Chicken Dinner, the Toyota Hall of Famer." But it's not.
  • Coaches always preach that projections go out the window when the ball is kicked off. Terrelle Pryor Sr. was a true testament to this, scoring 148.6% of his projected score, the highest percentage among the two teams.
  • The 42.95 points scored by Aaron Rodgers ranked fifth in the league in scoring. It was also his highest output of the season.
  • Chicken Dinner is either a fortune teller or really knows their stuff. Tevin Coleman, who was picked up by Chicken Dinner, scored 29.90 points against a projected 12.63, topping his projection by 136.7%.
  • Even with only 5 of the 10 starters scoring more than their projection, Chicken Dinner was still able to win.

Toyota Roster Tune-up

  • Some teams are destined to beat teams like Cowboys88 and move on to Toyota Hall of Fame greatness. Ironically, you are included in that destiny, because you played yourself.
  • Did not start Dak Prescott, who led the team in scoring with 39.50 points.
  • Golden Tate has scored below his projection in every game this season after scoring 7.20 points against a projected 13.63 this week.
  • 9 of the 10 starters scored less than their projected points.
  • Note to self: don't start a player when they're going to have their worst game of the season. DeAngelo Williams had a season-low 8.40 points against a projected 20.41 and underachieved for the first time this season.

What If

  • If Chicken Dinner played Cowboys88 every week, they would be 2-1 this season.
  • Chicken Dinner would have beaten only two other teams besides Cowboys88 this week.
  • If they played the same schedule as Cowboys88, Chicken Dinner would be 2-0.
  • If Chicken Dinner had played every team in the league each week, they would be 16-11.
  • Cowboys88 would have lost to seven other teams besides Chicken Dinner this week.
  • Timing really is everything. Chicken Dinner would have lost to Cowboys88 194.36 - 173.21 had they played each other last week.
  • If they played the same schedule as Chicken Dinner, Cowboys88 would be 1-1.
  • If they played every team every week, Cowboys88 would be 13-14.

Game Notes

  • Despite being on the winning team, James White had a season-low 2.40 points against a projected 10.17 and has now underachieved in every game this season.
  • Chicken Dinner has beaten their projection every week this season, scoring 160.02 points against a projected 150.42 this week.
  • The 160.02 points scored by Chicken Dinner is the lowest winning score in the league this season.
  • Two of the starters for Chicken Dinner scored higher than the leading scorer for Cowboys88.
  • The Pittsburgh Steelers Defense may have been on the winning team, but was last in the league in scoring with -0.78 points against a projected 15.46 and has now scored below their projection in every game this season.
  • Cowboys88 scored 125.08 points, ranking them ninth in the league in scoring.
  • Chicken Dinner got the win despite Amari Cooper having a season-low 10.20 points and falling short of his projection for the second time this season.
  • Chicken Dinner might want to see a chiropractor, because they were carrying Travis Benjamin on their back the whole week. He was on the winning team, but only scored 13.20 points against his projected 17.87.
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Fantasy MasterpiecesWeek 3

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