Drinen rambles about something having to do with: Corey Dillon


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In honor of Corey Dillon's years of meritorious service to a horrible team, I hereby propose that we start handing out The Corey Dillon Award [TM], awarded each year to the outstanding fantasy performer on a team that is 6-10 or worse.

Ironically, Dillon himself has never won a Dillon award. Here are the past winners:

Year Winner              Team  Record   VBD
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1970 Marlin Briscoe       buf  3-10-1    89
1971 Floyd Little         den  4- 9-1    62
1972 Floyd Little         den  5- 9-0    83
1973 Donny Anderson       stl  4- 9-1    70
1974 Don Woods            sdg  5- 9-0   122
1975 John Riggins         nyj  3-11-0    85
1976 O.J. Simpson         buf  2-12-0   122
1977 Henry Childs         nor  3-11-0    62
1978 Tony Reed            kan  4-12-0    47
1979 Ottis Anderson       stl  5-11-0   105
1980 Ottis Anderson       stl  5-11-0    92
1981 George Rogers        nor  4-12-0   111
1982 Wendell Tyler        ram  2- 7-0   164
1983 Mike Quick           phi  5-11-0   128
1984 James Wilder         tam  6-10-0   182
1985 Gerald Riggs         atl  4-12-0   108
1986 Jim Kelly            buf  4-12-0    70
1987 Carlos Carson        kan  4-11-0    75
1988 Herschel Walker      dal  3-13-0   104
1989 Neal Anderson        chi  6-10-0   140
1990 Barry Sanders        det  6-10-0   149
1991 Robert Delpino       ram  3-13-0    71
1992 Rodney Hampton       nyg  6-10-0   109
1993 Andre Rison          atl  6-10-0   108
1994 Chris Warren         sea  6-10-0   125
1995 Curtis Martin        nwe  6-10-0   124
1996 Vinny Testaverde     bal  4-12-0   159
1997 Rob Moore            ari  4-12-0    91
1998 Marshall Faulk       ind  3-13-0   155
1999 Charlie Garner       sfo  4-12-0    82
2000 Jeff Garcia          sfo  6-10-0   166
2001 Priest Holmes        kan  6-10-0   141

Even if you limit it to just running backs, Dillon still doesn't crack the list. Maybe this will be the year. For fun, here are the top fantasy performances by players on double-digit loss teams (or, for seasons with less than 16 games, the equivalent of double-digit losses):

Player              Team Year  Record   VBD
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James Wilder         tam 1984  6-10-0   182
Jeff Garcia          sfo 2000  6-10-0   166
Wendell Tyler        ram 1982  2- 7-0   164
Vinny Testaverde     bal 1996  4-12-0   159
Marshall Faulk       ind 1998  3-13-0   155
Barry Sanders        det 1990  6-10-0   149
Priest Holmes        kan 2001  6-10-0   141
Neal Anderson        chi 1989  6-10-0   140
Gerald Riggs         atl 1984  4-12-0   129
Mike Quick           phi 1983  5-11-0   128
Joe Montana          sfo 1982  3- 6-0   126
Chris Warren         sea 1994  6-10-0   125
Curtis Martin        nwe 1995  6-10-0   124
O.J. Simpson         buf 1976  2-12-0   122
Don Woods            sdg 1974  5- 9-0   122
Dwight Clark         sfo 1982  3- 6-0   120
Terrell Owens        sfo 2000  6-10-0   113
Marvin Harrison      ind 2001  6-10-0   113
George Rogers        nor 1981  4-12-0   111
Barry Sanders        det 1996  5-11-0   110
Rodney Hampton       nyg 1992  6-10-0   109
Andre Rison          atl 1993  6-10-0   108
Gerald Riggs         atl 1985  4-12-0   108
Barry Sanders        det 1992  5-11-0   107
Wendell Tyler        ram 1981  6-10-0   106
Ottis Anderson       stl 1979  5-11-0   105
Herschel Walker      dal 1988  3-13-0   104
Kellen Winslow       sdg 1983  6-10-0    98
Jerome Bettis        ram 1993  5-11-0    97
Carlos Carson        kan 1983  6-10-0    96
Dave Casper          hou 1982  1- 8-0    95
Corey Dillon         cin 2001  6-10-0    94
Ottis Anderson       stl 1980  5-11-0    92
Cleveland Gary       ram 1992  6-10-0    92
Wilbert Montgomery   phi 1982  3- 6-0    91
Rob Moore            ari 1997  4-12-0    91
Steve Largent        sea 1981  6-10-0    89
Marlin Briscoe       buf 1970  3-10-1    89
Mark Clayton         mia 1988  6-10-0    88
Jeff George          oak 1997  4-12-0    88
Bill Kenney          kan 1983  6-10-0    88
Michael Jackson      bal 1996  4-12-0    88
Mark Carrier         tam 1989  5-11-0    87
John Riggins         nyj 1975  3-11-0    85
Greg Pruitt          cle 1975  3-11-0    85
Napoleon Kaufman     oak 1997  4-12-0    85
Andre Rison          atl 1992  6-10-0    85
LaDainian Tomlinson  sdg 2001  5-11-0    85
Floyd Little         den 1972  5- 9-0    83
Charlie Garner       sfo 1999  4-12-0    82
Ricky Watters        sea 2000  6-10-0    80
Terry Allen          was 1995  6-10-0    80
Charlie Garner       sfo 2000  6-10-0    79
Harold Jackson       phi 1972  2-11-1    79
Anthony Miller       sdg 1989  6-10-0    78
Bob Chandler         buf 1976  2-12-0    78
Bobby Douglass       chi 1972  4- 9-1    77
Walter White         kan 1976  5- 9-0    77
Lydell Mitchell      bal 1974  2-12-0    77
Reggie Cobb          tam 1992  5-11-0    76
Dan Marino           mia 1988  6-10-0    76
Carlos Carson        kan 1987  4-11-0    75
Barry Sanders        det 1998  5-11-0    74
Marcus Robinson      chi 1999  6-10-0    73
Earl Campbell        hou 1983  2-14-0    73
James Wilder         tam 1985  2-14-0    73
Ken Burrough         hou 1976  5- 9-0    72
Robert Delpino       ram 1991  3-13-0    71
Andre Rison          atl 1990  5-11-0    71
Donny Anderson       stl 1973  4- 9-1    70
Jim Kelly            buf 1986  4-12-0    70
Carl Pickens         cin 1994  3-13-0    70
Marshall Faulk       ind 1997  3-13-0    68
Ozzie Newsome        cle 1981  5-11-0    68
Herman Moore         det 1996  5-11-0    67
John Settle          atl 1988  5-11-0    67
Herschel Walker      dal 1989  1-15-0    67
Archie Manning       nor 1972  2-11-1    67
Henry Ellard         was 1994  3-13-0    66
Jeff Moore           sfo 1982  3- 6-0    65
Ron Johnson          nyg 1973  2-11-1    65
Tim Smith            hou 1983  2-14-0    64
Peyton Manning       ind 2001  6-10-0    63
Jamal Anderson       atl 1996  3-13-0    63
Leonard Russell      nwe 1993  5-11-0    63
Gene Washington      sfo 1975  5- 9-0    62
Duce Staley          phi 1999  5-11-0    62
Drew Hill            hou 1985  5-11-0    62
Henry Childs         nor 1977  3-11-0    62
Floyd Little         den 1971  4- 9-1    62
Walter Payton        chi 1981  6-10-0    61
Stump Mitchell       stl 1985  5-11-0    61
Jerome Barkum        nyj 1973  4-10-0    61
O.J. Simpson         buf 1972  4- 9-1    61
Cleveland Gary       ram 1990  5-11-0    61
Doug Williams        tam 1980  5-10-1    60
Greg Bell            buf 1984  2-14-0    60
Isaac Bruce          ram 1996  6-10-0    60
Bernie Kosar         cle 1991  6-10-0    60
Steve Largent        sea 1977  5- 9-0    60
Billy Brooks         ind 1986  3-13-0    59
Ben Coates           nwe 1995  6-10-0    59
Joe Washington       bal 1979  5-11-0    59
Bob Tucker           nyg 1971  4-10-0    59
Randy Moss           min 2001  5-11-0    59
Rickey Dudley        oak 1997  4-12-0    58
Duce Staley          phi 1998  3-13-0    58
Marion Butts         sdg 1990  6-10-0    57
Tim Brown            oak 1997  4-12-0    57
Ben Coates           nwe 1993  5-11-0    56
Michael Irvin        dal 1997  6-10-0    56
Mike Pruitt          cle 1981  5-11-0    56
Chuck Muncie         sdg 1983  6-10-0    56
Jimmy Smith          jax 2001  6-10-0    55
Gary Garrison        sdg 1972  4- 9-1    55
Earl Cooper          sfo 1980  6-10-0    55
Tony Gonzalez        kan 2001  6-10-0    55
Corey Dillon         cin 1999  4-12-0    55
Erric Pegram         atl 1993  6-10-0    54
Marv Cook            nwe 1991  6-10-0    54
John Fuqua           pit 1970  5- 9-0    54
Jim Plunkett         nwe 1973  5- 9-0    54
Ted Kwalick          sfo 1973  5- 9-0    54
Neal Anderson        chi 1992  5-11-0    54
Delvin Williams      sfo 1977  5- 9-0    54
Earnest Gray         nyg 1983  3-12-1    53
Danny Abramowicz     nor 1970  2-11-1    52
Wes Chandler         nor 1981  4-12-0    52
Walter White         kan 1977  2-12-0    52
Bobby Humphrey       den 1990  5-11-0    52
Rodney Hampton       nyg 1995  5-11-0    52
Ron Jaworski         phi 1977  5- 9-0    52
Gary Garrison        sdg 1974  5- 9-0    51
Dominic Rhodes       ind 2001  6-10-0    51
Ozzie Newsome        cle 1984  5-11-0    51
James Jones          det 1984  4-11-1    50
Jim Everett          ram 1990  5-11-0    50
Adrian Murrell       nyj 1996  1-15-0    49
Wally Francis        atl 1979  6-10-0    49
Greg Bell            buf 1985  2-14-0    49
Bob Tucker           nyg 1973  2-11-1    48
Mike Garrett         sdg 1972  4- 9-1    48
Bruce Hill           tam 1988  5-11-0    48
Michael Haynes       atl 1992  6-10-0    48
Derrick Alexander    bal 1996  4-12-0    48
Tony Reed            kan 1978  4-12-0    47
Danny Abramowicz     nor 1972  2-11-1    47
David Boston         ari 2000  3-13-0    47
Stacey Bailey        atl 1984  4-12-0    47
Gary Anderson        sdg 1986  4-12-0    47
Stephone Paige       kan 1985  6-10-0    47
Emery Moorehead      chi 1982  3- 6-0    47
Chris Warren         sea 1993  6-10-0    47
Jim Mitchell         atl 1970  4- 8-2    46
Marcus Pollard       ind 2001  6-10-0    46
Don Hasselbeck       nwe 1981  2-14-0    46
Alfred Jenkins       atl 1975  4-10-0    46
Henry Ellard         ram 1990  5-11-0    46
Dwight Clark         sfo 1980  6-10-0    46
Mike Quick           phi 1986  5-10-1    46
Freddie Jones        sdg 2000  1-15-0    46