Gents, another week has flown by and we are quickly approaching the playoffs. Now that we’ve all had a moment to dig our cars out of the five feet of snow that lake Erie decided to dump on us we can get down to talking about the things that matter, like fantasy football. Let’s talk chocking because frankly, I’ve got a lot to say.
The Choke of the Week!
This week two members of our league brought great shame to their families by scoring a combined 99.4 points. I expected this kind of lackluster effort from the owner of team “RO” but team “DIRT” you’ve really surprised me. Although, let’s be honest, I wasn’t all that surprised based on the fact that you are still the Keiden and will continue to be until a new one is crowned. One of the members of our league did the due diligence of providing us with some amusing insights on teams that failed to crack 100 combined points. It has happened three times, and two of those players have been cast out of our league.
Let’s talk about your week last week, you probably set your lineup Saturday night, pleased with your choices. It must have crossed your mind that since you were playing team “RO” you could probably take it “easy” this week. Allow me to put this in some perspective for you; if you had started your bench you would have defeated HALF the teams in our league. You earned a season low 46.88% of the total points you could have.
Hopefully (for your sake) this week was a mere anomaly in an otherwise unimpressive season. Wait, what’s that? You’re still 7-4? I don’t give a shit, your team is a joke, you won this week despite only scoring 53 points. In fact the only reason you won this week is because team “RO’s” team is the Fantasy football version of the Costa Concordia, if I were his players I’d be running towards the nearest exit and hoping I could catch a lifeboat before the captain runs us into another large rock.
Dishonorable Mention: Surprisingly team “RO” was not the second worst this week *slow claps*. Nay, that distinction is held by our loveable turkey stuffer “TOKE”. Amazing that both of these teams were managed terribly and yet they still managed to win. I think this week will go on record as being one of the most upside down fantasy weeks in history.
As far as the rankings go you’ll see that team “HELL” has fallen out of the top five this week after losing to team “.Y.”. New to the top is team “CHAR” who won his game last week. The lowest standard deviation went to team RED who scored a mediocre 85% of his total points. The player with the highest standard deviation was “DIRT” who scored terribly with 46% of his total points but still somehow managed to win.
This week the average actual/maximum was 84% which is ~4.96% lower than last weeks 88.96. Next week I’m going to do some adjustments to the average actual/maximum which should make it a bit more accurate than it currently is. A member of our league requested that I run some numbers to see who has the best roster construction which I calculated by doing an average of the maximum points that they would have scored in the last 11 weeks. The results were a bit surprising:
AVG MAX POINTS