Crippler wrote:With a solid, consistant team this wont happen quite as often. However, if you have a lot of players such as Burress, Evans, Westbrook, Cadillac, etc this year, it may hurt your record even if your total points are high.
This is a very good point. Everyone drools over the 25-30 pt performers, but I like the Hines Wards of the world who, in some situations, can blow up for 20 (his game this week was an aberration: probably the best fantasy day of his life) but more importantly, has a floor of about 10 pts a week. You get a team of 10-15 pt performers and you won't have the high-scorer / last place phenomenon as much.
Still, it sometimes happens. And this thread pops up about once a month or so. Standard responses:
1) I'm sorry. It happens to me, too.
2) Score the most pts in your league every week and you won't have this problem.
3) Obviously your team is doing an inadequate job of playing defense.
But it is why points scored against is my second tie-breaker after record and points scored. Logic being, if everyone happened to have caught lighting in a bottle against you, you should have a better record than someone who scored the same amount of points as you.
Also, if you feel like your other players have a huge edge over the other team and the only way he can win is if a certain player is going to blow up, you can hedge against that risk by picking or playing up a player correlated to their player's points. Plaxico/Eli, Horn/Brees, Carr/Andre Johnson, e.g. Not a situation that would probably arise very often, but possible.