Fantasy Football Draft Review Special!



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  1. Avatar Jaybird says:

    My first matchup is against Nine-Ten-Eleven. As such, I have written the following:


    In discussions with the brothers Koch
    We thought your team’s chances baroque
    It won’t be a close shave
    I’ll just quote Flava Flav:
    “Nine-one-oh-one-one is a joke”Report

  2. Avatar Tod Kelly says:

    This being my first foray into fantasy sports, I’m a little surprised as to how fun it’s making week 1, and the degree to which I now care about what’s going on with non-Seahawk games.

    Thunderlips Express & I are neck and neck in this week’s matchup, and either one of us could win depending on what happens tonight. I’m surprised by how compelling I find this.Report

    • Avatar Dman in reply to Tod Kelly says:

      Yes, fantasy football rekindled my interest in the game as well. I was hoping for a better showing from D. Bryant, but he laid an egg like Decker. The only thing keeping me in this game is AJ Green.

      Welcome to fantasy football!Report

      • Avatar Tod Kelly in reply to Dman says:

        Hey, Dman! I had no idea I was playing you! If I’d known, I’d have talked a bunch of smack I’ve have regretted tonight when you’ll probably beat me.Report

      • Avatar Burt Likko in reply to Dman says:

        But you did win, Tod. Dman left a lot of points on his bench, unfortunately for him. In his defense, I don’t know how he was supposed to have known to have played Philip Rivers over Ben Roethlisberger, Denarius Moore over Eric Decker, or Julius Thomas over Ryan Matthews. The only call that comes close to that would be the quarterbacks and even then if you deny yourself the benefit of hindsight, it seems like Rivers or Roethlisberger would have been at best a 50-50 call.Report

      • Avatar Dman in reply to Dman says:

        Yeah, I had the win on my bench, but that is 20/20 hindsight. The only one I was tempted to do was Tomas, because I have heard a bunch of good things this year. Would you have pulled that trigger though? He had one catch before this game and talk is often just that, talk.

        Still, next week will be a different story. I plan to be highly partisan as the Express runs over the Warriors!Report

  3. Avatar RTod says:

    Only one week in, but it appears my decision to get LaShawn McCoy as my #1 pick based on nothing more than Chip Kelly was not so terrible.Report

  4. Avatar Slade the Leveller says:

    Most likely gonna be a week 1 loser, unless Andre Johnson has a monster 2nd half, but my Levellers gave the Partisan Warriors, and Peyton Manning’s ridiculous 7 TD passes, a run for their money.

    C+, ha!Report

    • Indeed, the draft grade reports were more interesting to me from an artificial intelligence perspective than anything else — they basically added up the prediction numbers and worked an algorithm from there. Last year a similar thing happened for the individual games; that hasn’t happened yet but it took a little while to manifest so look for it this year too.

      I also noticed that during play on Sunday, there was an up-to-the-minute updating of the computer’s forecasting of which team would win based on real-time player performance. In the Malicious Prosecutors’ game against the Acme Packers, it went from as far as a 68% chance of an Acme Packers win to an 88% chance of a Malicious Prosecutors win (driven largely by really good performances from Adrian Peterson and Anquan Boldin respectively).

      And the Levellers losing by one point against the Partisan Warriors (Andre Johnson did have that monster second half) made this game the squeaker of the week. How much fun is that! (Less for Slade than the rest of us, I realize.)Report

      • Avatar Slade the Leveller in reply to Burt Likko says:

        Alas! I never thought I had a chance, and then to lose by a point.

        I do love me some Anquan, though. I had him last year and deliberately sought him out again this year. Every QB has a favorite, and according to newspaper reports Boldin may become Kapernick’s. That’s also why I drafted Jason Witten.

        I do need some help at RB. Ridley’s benching in NE does not bode well for the Levellers. The large size of the league means that anyone of quality, at any position, has likely been taken.Report