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
[table]
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
[/table]

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.
[table]
, 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
[/table]
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.