10 teams had 10+ points and ARI had an above average 8 points.
YAHOO AND ANALYZER: SF (11), GB (16), ATL(13), HOU (12), DAL (11), BAL(6), KC(-1)
ONLY YAHOO: OAK (-2), PHI (TBD) , PIT (5)
ONLY ANALYZER: ARI (16), CIN (5), NYJ (10)
So the Analyzer's top 10 had 7/10 that had break out weeks of 10+ points. That's a record for the analyzer. And this was the first week that the analyzer legitimately beat out the Yahoo rankings having 7/10 above average games to Yahoo's 5/9 (even if PHI has an above average game, the analyzer would still win). Most notably, of teh teams that both the analyzer and Yahoo selected, 5/7 had break out games. It's noteworthy that ARI got bumped up in my rankings by looking at the matchup vs. STL.
MIA had a breakout game vs. KC which neither picked and I think was a bit of a shock (including KC's -1 vs. MIA which shocked me). NYG also had 11 points vs. NE which neither system predicted. I had said previously that NYJ, BAL, GB were probably worth the start every week and they had 10, 6 and 16 points. SF, NYG, DET, PIT were on my list of teams I would only sit for good reason and had 11, 11, bye and 5 points.
Overall for the season, it looks like the analyzer and Yahoo were pretty well matched.
latsprewell20002000 wrote:Okay, I have officially learned my lesson. I figured I would try my hand at this playing the matchup thing. I just cant seem to get it right. The first 5-6 weeks I just played Chicago despite the matchup and I did fairly good. Then the last two weeks I tried playing the matchups.
I agree that it's very luxurious having a reliable defense. I basically have a strong defense in one league and play matchup in the other league because I don't have one of those never sit or only sit for good reason defenses in that league. I'd note that I wouldn't have qualified CHI as that reliable of a defense myself. My metric is usually that they score very well against bad matchups and this year, they only had 2 vs. NO, 6, vs GB and 3 vs. DET. They had 17 vs. MIN on a safety and a return TD which is also hard to pick. But I know what you mean. Sometimes, I hate this stupid game!