Week 6: Ranking the Rankers — No Comment

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 6 Results
Ranker Site W L PDPM W (yr) L (yr) PDPM (yr)
Jamey Eisenberg CBS 12 0 20.2 40 32 3.9
Adam Rank NFL 11 1 14.1 33 39 -0.3
Dave Richard CBS 10 2 10.2 38 34 2.8
Nathan Zegura CBS 9 3 7.7 40 32 1.9
Michael Fabiano NFL 7 5 10.2 55 17 9.3
Composite Ranker NFL 7 5 7.5 39 33 2.8
Jason Smith NFL 7 5 9.1 45 27 4.9
Marcus Grant NFL 5 7 -7.8 39 33 -0.2
Chris Harris ESP 4 8 -10.2 52 20 3.2
Tristan Cockcroft ESP 3 9 -10.3 31 41 -1.5
Eric Karabell ESP 2 10 -13.7 28 44 -3.4
Matthew Berry ESP 1 11 -16.9 28 44 -4.4
DAMO JZL 0 12 -20.1 0 72 -19.0

Best Calls
QB: Cam Newton over Philip Rivers, 10.0 PDPM
RB: Giovani Bernard over Willis McGahee, 15.5 PDPM
WR: Justin Blackmon over Randall Cobb, 12.6 PDPM
TE: Vernon Davis over Jordan Cameron, 15.7 PDPM
KR: Mason Crosby over Matt Prater, 8.0 PDPM
DF: Rams DST over Texans DST, 13.5 PDPM

Weekly Thoughts
No comment.

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.
JAM RANK RICH ZEG FAB NFL JAS MGR HAR COCK KARA TMR DAMO
JAM 0.0 31.8 39.6 38.3 40.0 36.2 40.5 44.3 49.1 46.6 49.1 51.5 48.8
RANK 26.5 0.0 30.4 31.3 37.9 37.6 35.2 49.9 46.1 44.0 46.0 45.9 46.9
RICH 23.1 29.7 0.0 31.3 37.1 34.7 35.5 41.0 43.8 41.8 45.8 45.9 48.1
ZEG 24.6 26.9 30.3 0.0 32.9 30.3 34.5 39.7 42.3 41.7 43.9 47.1 43.8
FAB 25.3 30.5 33.0 30.7 0.0 35.8 32.4 45.1 45.6 44.0 48.8 51.0 47.3
NFL 24.9 25.6 28.9 29.2 37.0 0.0 29.8 48.7 43.6 42.2 45.9 47.1 45.0
JAS 26.7 31.6 30.3 31.1 29.4 36.4 0.0 46.8 46.1 43.4 46.9 48.0 45.8
MGR 23.4 24.4 26.9 27.9 24.9 26.3 25.8 0.0 33.4 33.0 34.4 35.8 38.6
HAR 21.4 23.8 25.3 27.8 23.8 26.2 27.0 28.4 0.0 29.2 28.9 32.5 33.0
COCK 20.8 23.3 25.0 26.6 24.2 26.0 26.0 27.3 27.9 0.0 30.0 31.1 32.0
KARA 20.4 21.2 24.6 25.3 21.3 24.2 23.9 28.3 23.7 28.3 0.0 33.5 31.9
TMR 19.4 21.2 23.2 25.8 21.1 25.0 24.4 27.4 23.3 25.2 25.9 0.0 31.0
DAMO 17.2 18.3 17.9 20.6 17.9 19.4 18.6 20.9 24.8 23.9 25.3 25.8 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.