Week One Roundup


Burt Likko

Pseudonymous Portlander. Homebrewer. Atheist. Recovering Republican. Recovering Catholic. Recovering divorcé. Editor-in-Chief Emeritus of Ordinary Times. Relapsed Lawyer, admitted to practice law (under his real name) in California and Oregon. On Twitter, to his frequent regret, at @burtlikko. House Likko's Words: Scite Verum. Colite Iusticia. Vivere Con Gaudium.

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9 Responses

  1. Avatar Patrick Cahalan says:


    Too bad I didn’t have enough energy to play in two leagues.


  2. Avatar Heisman Cain says:

    Beginning to think going bearish on the 9ers was a mistake. The NBA never would’ve let that trade go through Commish!Report

  3. Avatar Jaybird says:

    So I am figuring out that 10 points is a good number of points for a defense and much more than that is not something that can be expected on a regular basis.

    Kickers cannot be expected to give me more than 5ish points either. Certainly not 40.

    And Roethlisberger will give me more points when he’s playing in a city that isn’t Denver.

    And my running backs and wide receivers are all either cruddy or haven’t signed with a team yet.Report

    • Avatar Burt Likko says:

      On that last point, yes, it is true that a player must actually play in order to produce points.Report

    • Avatar Patrick Cahalan says:

      Defense points don’t align well with defensive performance, most leagues.

      Look at SF’s defense, last weekend. They basically held GB all day. They got 5 points for that.

      If they give the same effort in week 8 against Arizona? They’ll get 5 picks and score two touchdowns and you’ll get 20 points from your defense.Report

    • Avatar Fish says:

      Games like Nate Kaeding’s Monday night game are aberrations (and incidentally, I own him in another league and he was instrumental in my victory). Fantasy-wise, the difference between the best kicker and the worst kicker comes down to a handful of points.Report

  4. Avatar Mike Schilling says:

    All great names, but especial props to Fuzzy Dunlop.Report

  5. Avatar Fish says:

    If there is a best way to lose a fantasy football game it is to look at your lineup and see that you would have lost no matter who you started.Report