Week 7: Ranking the Rankers — Still Nothing

Is anybody actually “good” at fantasy football? Ranking the Rankers is an ongoing experiment to try to answer this question. Each week 12 fantasy experts play each other in head-to-head matchups, based on their weekly player rankings. They also play a dim-witted computer algorithm named DAMO (Dumb-Ass Machine Orderer). For the details of how it all works, read this post.

Week 7 Results

Ranker Site W L PDPM W (yr) L (yr) PDPM (yr)
Chris Harris ESP 12 0 21.7 64 20 5.8
Matthew Berry ESP 11 1 16.8 39 45 -1.3
Tristan Cockcroft ESP 10 2 14.9 41 43 0.8
Jamey Eisenberg CBS 9 3 7.1 49 35 4.3
Nathan Zegura CBS 8 4 8.6 48 36 2.8
Dave Richard CBS 7 5 5.8 45 39 3.2
Eric Karabell ESP 6 6 8.6 34 50 -1.7
Adam Rank NFL 5 7 -2.4 38 46 -0.6
Michael Fabiano NFL 4 8 -10.4 59 25 6.5
Jason Smith NFL 3 9 -18.1 48 36 1.6
Marcus Grant NFL 2 10 -18.0 41 43 -2.7
Composite Ranker NFL 1 11 -18.7 40 44 -0.2
DAMO JZL 0 12 -15.7 0 84 -18.6

Best Calls
QB: Aaron Rodgers over Jay Cutler, 11.2 PDPM
RB: Giovani Bernard over Joseph Randle, 20.8 PDPM
WR: Vincent Jackson over Victor Cruz, 15.6 PDPM
TE: Jordan Reed over Greg Olsen, 8.6 PDPM
KR: Shaun Suisham over Alex Henery, 9.2 PDPM
DF: Cowboys DST over Bears DST, 7.3 PDPM

Weekly Thoughts
Still nothing from DAMO, although it came somewhat close to that elusive victory, losing to Marcus Grant by only 5.4 points.  Chris Harris went undefeated this week to take the top spot on the year away from Michael Fabiano.

All Matchup Scores
Cell (x, y) is the number of points ranker x scored against ranker y in their matchup. Bold denotes a winning score for ranker x.

HAR TMR COCK JAM ZEG RICH KARA RANK FAB JAS MGR NFL DAMO
HAR 0.0 37.9 37.5 38.4 35.2 37.4 42.1 51.6 59.8 60.1 62.7 58.7 42.9
TMR 31.4 0.0 32.3 33.4 32.9 35.2 39.2 50.4 60.5 58.9 58.5 58.1 42.2
COCK 28.5 29.9 0.0 34.1 33.8 33.3 35.7 51.3 60.0 60.0 59.2 59.7 39.9
JAM 29.0 27.6 29.5 0.0 34.6 34.8 31.5 40.1 45.1 48.1 43.4 45.7 44.6
ZEG 31.1 29.5 30.5 32.1 0.0 34.3 33.4 42.2 44.3 45.7 47.1 45.9 43.6
RICH 31.6 29.0 29.5 34.7 30.6 0.0 32.7 41.0 42.4 45.8 43.6 45.5 45.8
KARA 24.0 29.4 27.3 31.4 31.3 30.9 0.0 48.5 53.7 52.4 59.2 53.5 39.2
RANK 26.1 29.7 33.0 34.4 30.5 35.8 32.7 0.0 36.8 43.7 37.4 39.9 38.3
FAB 20.4 25.1 28.0 29.8 28.5 32.7 28.5 26.2 0.0 41.1 33.7 44.6 36.9
JAS 20.7 23.9 25.3 26.4 25.0 28.8 26.0 24.6 24.9 0.0 31.5 35.0 35.1
MGR 19.8 23.7 24.4 25.4 25.9 26.9 24.4 24.1 27.0 29.3 0.0 31.2 29.9
NFL 19.9 23.6 24.8 25.2 25.9 28.6 26.6 24.8 23.6 34.8 28.2 0.0 33.3
DAMO 21.5 22.5 24.6 23.4 22.7 24.6 24.5 22.8 22.9 24.5 23.7 25.3 0.0

Quick Glossary
Ranker: The name of the fantasy football expert.
Site: The website for which the ranker writes.
W: Wins for the week.
L: Losses for the week.
PDPM: Point Differential Per Matchup. The average difference of a ranker’s score and his opponent’s score across all opponents.
W (YR): Total wins on the year.
L (YR): Total losses on the year.
PDPM (YR): Point Differential Per Matchup for all matchups on the year.