Birderdude wrote:I have both LT2 and LJ (and Colston for that matter) on an auction team. I'm 6-6, in third place, two games behind the teams in front of me (I am 1st in points scored). It just goes to show that luck really is a huge part of FF.
Agreed. Fantasy football has so much to do with luck it's actually funny. Take my team for example, this team should be undefeated hands down and should basically roll when you look at it on paper (correct me if I'm wrong):
Sjax (flex spot)
To me this is arguably the best team I have ever built or seen (and believe me it took quite a few trades and WW luck like Colston and Reggie Brown and then selling high to do it).
Now I am in first place at 9-2, and do lead in fantasy points by a slim margin, but honestly I have lost matchsups to .500 teams because of these factors:
Orlando Pace is hurt = STL Offense loses a lot of value, and I have 3 players. Holt just stopped playing altogether lately.
Peyton doesn't throw to freakin' Harrison: I traded Wayne for Roy Williams because I had them both and now Wayne gets stud numbers and Harrison barely shows up in the box score.
Rudi doesn't get carries until 2 weeks ago.
Roy williams is always a toss up to blow up or simply have one catch.
We can only control how good of a team we field on paper based on predictions, projections, and statistics. We have no control over what the players actually do. Mike Furrey gets better stats then Roy Williams in a third of the Lions games, I can't control that, but I can tell you that I feel Roy based on talent and analysis is quite better then Furrey on my team. We field the team, they play, thats all we can do.
(BTW, Harrison and Holt are literally driving me nuts lately