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 5 Results
|Ranker||Site||W||L||PDPM||W (yr)||L (yr)||PDPM (yr)|
QB: Tony Romo over Cam Newton, 23.8 PDPM
RB: Ray Rice over Reggie Bush, 13.3 PDPM
WR: Justin Blackmon over Kenbrell Thompkins, 13.5 PDPM
TE: Julius Thomas over Antonio Gates, 11.2 PDPM
KR: Alex Henery over Matt Bryant, 12.8 PDPM
DF: Cardinals DST over Texans DST, 9.5 PDPM
The DAMO experiment has basically failed. Well, not failed as much as not gone as expected. I figured it would be somewhat competitive, but apparently not. Oh for sixty is decidedly not competitive. Among the human rankers, Michael Fabiano had a perfect week, in large part by being bullish on Tony Romo. Thus far, Fabiano and Chris Harris have been the class of the field by a decent margin.
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.
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.