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As we can afford during the football offseason (and eternal search for SEO hits), an entire podcast dedicated to Game of Thrones is definitely the hero we need, not the one we deserve. And now that the new GoT season is here, we can rest the hype-machine and finally talk about an actual episode. But with the special guest Grey Albright in tow, we just sorta-kinda talk about Canada, Drake, and riding segues (segways?) with Nick Capozzi. THEN we get to the season premier and go over all the plot points introduced (or recycled), have some meta-conversations of where the series is going from both the show-watcher and book-reader standpoint. Which was Tehol’s job. I’ve never read the books, so I have no idea if he did a good job, but if I know anything about Tehol, I’m sure it was… yeah… nevermind. Regardless, join Grey, myself and Tehol as we discuss the first episode: The Red Woman! (And there will be spoilers…)

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Tehol and I are finally back to prep you on the ins and outs of the NFL Draft. To be fair, I’m not sure about what that means technically, like the NFL Draft is some sort of object that you can be inside and out… this whole thing seems entirely too meta at the moment, but them’s the way it goes. Or I’ve been drinking. OR BOTH! We do go over the big trade between the Rams and Titans, a bunch of fantasy prospects in the draft, and then I ramble for an hour about something. I think it was a Tehol story. Or it was about the Chargers. Who even knows any more?

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Breaking: The Rams have just traded for the first overall pick from the Titans for picks 15, 43, 45, 76 and a 2017 first round and third round pick. Holy sh*tballs that’s a lot of stuff. But look on the bright side, Robert Griffin can’t be drafted twice… (right?) There are a lot of repercussions, and an interesting storyline at work here (a reverse RG-III trade, if you will). My first instinct is, wow, that’s pretty expensive. My second instinct is, if this doesn’t work out, the Rams probably have another solid decade of mediocrity ahead for them. And thirdly… say what you want about the Rams, but they sure knew how to build a defense, mostly with the bundled picks they received from Washington several years ago. Then again, they haven’t really done much without a quarterback, something that high draft positions certainly allow for, and this seems to be their response. Zach will be analyzing the trade more in-depth later today, so stay tuned! All I’ll say is, you do some crazy things sometimes when playing with house money. Seems apt here… Now, back to your regularly scheduled program!

We’re about to jump back into the “Early Rankings” next week, but for now, we do have some leftovers to take care of. Nothing too big has happened (that’s what she said) since our free agency-focused podcast was released, but there are a number of smaller news items that are there for consumption. Mainly because I’m hungry. You can tell because I used the words “leftovers” and “consumption” in the same sentence. I should also add that I’m sleepy. These represent my normal life-state, I think. Regardless, if your biggest wish is to get Razzball’s take on the NFL’s recent day-to-day minutiae, I am here to grant that wish. And to also state that you need to make a better wish. I mean, seriously… I can probably name at least twenty-eight wishes off the top of my head that are better than this one, and they all involve 1990’s Rachel Weisz. They also include 2000’s Rachel Weisz. In fact, the entire epoch of Rachel Weisz is included here…

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Year Accuracy Rank High Low Percentile
2015 57.5% 22 out of 123 59.9% 51.6% Top 20%
2014 58.1% 31 out of 125 60.7% 50.6% Top 25%

As discussed during last week’s pod, rankings that are done too early don’t really make much sense. It’s essentially just end-of-year rankings and I’m pretty sure we all know how it turned out. I mean, we were there and stuff. Also, there are these nifty things called “statistics” that give us a numerical value that represents production, which then, in turn, allows us to see how the player’s preformed and a natural rankings occurs. Basically, rankings that are too early end up being much better in theory than in reality, much like your mother. But now that we’re somewhat past the bigger signings of the NFL Free Agency period and moving in to April, we can start to piece this picture together with the NFL draft fast approaching. These rankings will obviously up updated throughout the offseason and into the preseason, but my goal is to offer some early thoughts on what I think of the player pool this upcoming year, and most important, this will stir up some cheap SEO hits. First step in solving a problem is admitting you have one! We’ll begin with Quarterbacks and move onto Running Backs, Wide Receivers, and then Tight Ends (including PPR Rankings), and probably will end it all with a post complaining about why kickers are still a thing in Fantasy Football…

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Did you know winter is finally here? Well, I mean, it’s spring time, but for some reason, HBO decides to start airing a winter show on the cusp of summer, but whatevs. The world is not perfect. And come to think of it, I’m pretty sure there are only two seasons in Game of Thrones: Alaska and Siberia. That’s it. Two seasons. Regardless, I’m happy to present Razzball’s answer to the SEO gods, a GoT podcast that’ll be weekly once the season begins. Basically because the football season is still far away, which means we can do random clickbait in the mean time. We’ll also have Grey (mustache clickbait!) and “GoT name expert” and former Fantasy Football IDP contributor Kevin Kumpf stop by for this short series as much as possible (with Grey coming by to join us for the season premier), but for our podcast debut, Tehol and I go over the newest red band trailer that you can watch above (quite possibly NSFW), and discuss the possibility of a Clegenebowl, the level of awesome Davos has achieved, how to pronounce Melisandre, and when in the world will Daenerys ever get to Kings Landing… (the answer is quite possibly never.) Game of Thrones hasn’t started yet, but the hype is here. Join us!

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We’re back! That’s right folks, it’s time to wipe the dust off the Razzball Football side with the first podcast of the year. I would have used an exclamation point there, but with the way I’m feeling, some restraint might be wise or you would probably recite this entire post as if it were yelling. WHICH I GUESS WOULDN’T BE THE WORST THING IN THE WORLD. Regardless, the great and mighty (his bedroom moniker) Tehol returned to his normal co-hosting duties (duties… also a bedroom moniker of his that you can ask him about) to discuss the happenings of NFL free agency, including the signing of Robert Griffen, Calvin Johnson and Peyton Manning’s retirements (and the fall out from these events) and other transactions that have taken place.

And for those of you who miss our Game of Thrones content, have no fear, we’ll be doing a separate Pod for the show this offseason, and our first episode will be out Thursday when we talk about the new red band trailer and what it all means… The meaning of life, maaaaan.

So stick around for the resurgence of Football Razzball, in audio form!

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Period Accuracy Rank High Low Percentile
Week 16 63.3% 26 out of 124 66.3% 47.1% Top 20%
Week 15 56.9% 13 out of 127 62.7% 41.9% Top 10%
Week 14 55.1% 26 out of 126 60.3% 44.0% Top 20%
Week 13 57.2% 82 out of 126 65.2% 47.2% Top 65%
Week 12 62.2% 20 out of 126 65.9% 47.3% Top 20%
Week 11 54.8% 46 out of 128 63.7% 39.0% Top 40%
Week 10 56.0% 85 out of 128 65.5% 48.7% Top 70%
Week 9 61.2% 34 out of 130 67.9% 48.1% Top 30%
Week 8 56.7% 30 out of 128 66.5% 42.9% Top 25%
Week 7 57.8% 37 out of 129 66.8% 43.1% Top 30%
Week 6 54.0% 84 out of 131 65.2% 45.7% Top 65%
Week 5 54.4% 37 out of 130 59.7% 41.9% Top 30%
Week 4 56.4% 12 out of 135 59.9% 41.1% Top 10%
Week 3 59.1% 18 out of 134 65.0% 42.1% Top 15%
Week 2 53.4% 85 out of 135 65.2% 46.2% Top 65%
Week 1 56.8% 54 out of 137 62.8% 46.3% Top 40%
2015 57.5% 22 out of 123 59.9% 51.6% Top 20%
2014 58.1% 31 out of 125 60.7% 50.6% Top 25%

Here are your Championship Rankings…

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Period Accuracy Rank High Low Percentile
Week 16 63.3% 26 out of 124 66.3% 47.1% Top 20%
Week 15 56.9% 13 out of 127 62.7% 41.9% Top 10%
Week 14 55.1% 26 out of 126 60.3% 44.0% Top 20%
Week 13 57.2% 82 out of 126 65.2% 47.2% Top 65%
Week 12 62.2% 20 out of 126 65.9% 47.3% Top 20%
Week 11 54.8% 46 out of 128 63.7% 39.0% Top 40%
Week 10 56.0% 85 out of 128 65.5% 48.7% Top 70%
Week 9 61.2% 34 out of 130 67.9% 48.1% Top 30%
Week 8 56.7% 30 out of 128 66.5% 42.9% Top 25%
Week 7 57.8% 37 out of 129 66.8% 43.1% Top 30%
Week 6 54.0% 84 out of 131 65.2% 45.7% Top 65%
Week 5 54.4% 37 out of 130 59.7% 41.9% Top 30%
Week 4 56.4% 12 out of 135 59.9% 41.1% Top 10%
Week 3 59.1% 18 out of 134 65.0% 42.1% Top 15%
Week 2 53.4% 85 out of 135 65.2% 46.2% Top 65%
Week 1 56.8% 54 out of 137 62.8% 46.3% Top 40%
2015 57.5% 22 out of 123 59.9% 51.6% Top 20%
2014 58.1% 31 out of 125 60.7% 50.6% Top 25%

Here are your Division Weekend Rankings…

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Period Accuracy Rank High Low Percentile
Week 16 63.3% 26 out of 124 66.3% 47.1% Top 20%
Week 15 56.9% 13 out of 127 62.7% 41.9% Top 10%
Week 14 55.1% 26 out of 126 60.3% 44.0% Top 20%
Week 13 57.2% 82 out of 126 65.2% 47.2% Top 65%
Week 12 62.2% 20 out of 126 65.9% 47.3% Top 20%
Week 11 54.8% 46 out of 128 63.7% 39.0% Top 40%
Week 10 56.0% 85 out of 128 65.5% 48.7% Top 70%
Week 9 61.2% 34 out of 130 67.9% 48.1% Top 30%
Week 8 56.7% 30 out of 128 66.5% 42.9% Top 25%
Week 7 57.8% 37 out of 129 66.8% 43.1% Top 30%
Week 6 54.0% 84 out of 131 65.2% 45.7% Top 65%
Week 5 54.4% 37 out of 130 59.7% 41.9% Top 30%
Week 4 56.4% 12 out of 135 59.9% 41.1% Top 10%
Week 3 59.1% 18 out of 134 65.0% 42.1% Top 15%
Week 2 53.4% 85 out of 135 65.2% 46.2% Top 65%
Week 1 56.8% 54 out of 137 62.8% 46.3% Top 40%
2015 57.5% 22 out of 123 59.9% 51.6% Top 20%
2014 58.1% 31 out of 125 60.7% 50.6% Top 25%

Here are your Wild Card Weekend Rankings and FanDuel Week 17 Cheatsheet…

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As you might have noticed, we’ve already gone into offseason mode here at Razzball Football, but don’t worry to all of you who are in unique formats, we’ll continue to do weekly rankings right up to the Super Bowl (and you’ll find our Week 17 Rankings after the jump). But for all intents and purposes, the majority of all leagues have come to an end, including our wonderful Razzball Commenter Leagues, of which we’ll be announcing the grand prize winner later this week. But basically, the rankings have been concluded this year and I’m happy to report, with FantasyPros’ help, our final results (the week-by-week results are available after the jump)…

Year Accuracy Rank High Low Percentile
2015 57.5% 22 out of 123 59.9% 51.6% Top 20%
2014 58.1% 31 out of 125 60.7% 50.6% Top 25%

As you can see, not only did we improve from last season, we also finished just outside the coveted “Top-20” of all “experts”. (And seeing as how nearly all of those top-20 sites only offer rankings through paid subscriptions, I’m proud we were able to have such a strong showing while also sharing that with our readers without a paywall.)

Now, I don’t normally toot my own horn, mainly because my rib cage is still largely intact, but I want to note that we finished higher than essentially all of the industry leaders; Dalton Del Don, Liz Loza, Andy Behrens, Brad Evans, and Brandon Funston of Yahoo! Sports, John Halpin and Adam Meyer of Fox Sports, Chet Gresham of WalterFootball, Jamey Eisenberg of CBS Sports, Scott Engel of RotoExperts, and Tristen Cockcroft and Eric Karabell of ESPN Sports. (Matthew Berry has removed himself from this group. No clue as to why…) What does this actually mean for you? Well, I’m not totally sure, but you should probably stay away from Yahoo for a while. That’s my take on the situation.

Honestly though, I’d like to think that the community found some sort of fantasy success by reading through my drunken ramblings and d*ck jokes. And if you didn’t, well, based on our accuracy results, you probably did better than most, right? Haha, just kidding. All of our teams sucked complete and utter ass this year because 90% of the league’s players had season-ending injuries by Week 3. So maybe the secret is: ranking is totally easier when only 10% of the player pool is alive? Now there’s something to think about.

You’re welcome, all of you Statistic majors needing a thesis topic…

Here are your Week 17 Rankings and FanDuel Week 17 Cheatsheet…

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