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How ya been? That’s good. Having withdrawals from Fantasy Football? Yeah, I understand that. I am too. But that’s why Viz, Joe MacDonald, Smokey and Ralph, JB Gilpin, and the whole team at Razzball Baseball (and plenty of other Razzball writers from Basketball) are here to help with those withdrawals. Never tried Fantasy Hockey? Soccer? Golf? Check out those guys, because they make it the offseason little easier and a whole lot more enjoyable.

Well, as the Deflate-Gate Court Battle is underway, and the combine a couple days removed, this is the perfect time to reflect on how the season went. And, it has been a very unique, interesting, awful, sad, awesome, complicated and happy year. We have had ups and downs, injuries, great sleepers and Andrew Luck.

On a legitimate note, this will be the first article of two where I will break down the season to see what we did right, and what did wrong. The first one will be titled, Things I’ve Learned While Barely Writing About Daily Fantasy Football, which will the the lighter of the two, and the second will be titled Things I’ve Learned About While Playing Daily Fantasy Football, which will be a more in-depth, factual article about what I’ve learned, and how to implement these things into the 2016 season.

And on that note, let’s get started…

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Welcome Razzball football readers to the offseason. I know some of you are going “what’s an offseason?” as your significant other rolls there eyes. Since there is no such thing as an “offseason”, I am here to fill that void for you. I am bringing you a series that’s going to take a look back at last year and beyond to help identify value and non-value players for next season. I don’t want to say it’s a “new” series as if you remember last year. I did a similar thing for Dase’s Digest with players such as Carson Palmer (nailed it!), Jonathan Stewart (nailed it!) and Teddy Bridgwater (did I mention how I really nailed it for Carson Palmer?). The difference with this offseason is that I have a full and thick beard… that and I’m not talking about 2015. So as I stroke my beard, it’s on to 2016 and the third player up is Martavis Bryant.

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Lacysqu

Welcome Razzball football readers to the offseason. I know some of you are going “what’s an offseason?” as your significant other rolls there eyes. Since there is no such thing as an “offseason”, I am here to fill that void for you. I am bringing you a series that’s going to take a look back at last year and beyond to help identify value and non-value players for next season. I don’t want to say it’s a “new” series as if you remember last year. I did a similar thing for Dase’s Digest with players such as Carson Palmer (nailed it!), Jonathan Stewart (nailed it!) and Teddy Bridgwater (did I mention how I really nailed it for Carson Palmer?). The difference with this offseason is that I have a full and thick beard… that and I’m not talking about 2015. So as I stroke my beard, it’s on to 2016 and the second player up is Eddie Lacy.

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Welcome Razzball Football readers to the offseason. I know some of you are going “what’s an offseason?” as your significant other rolls their eyes. Since there is no such thing as an “offseason”, I am here to fill that void for you. I am bringing you a series that’s going to take a look back at last year and beyond to help identify value and non-value players for next season. I don’t want to say it’s a “new” series, as if you’d remember last year. I did a similar thing for my Dase’s Digest with players such as Carson Palmer (nailed it!), Jonathan Stewart (nailed it!) and Teddy Bridgwater (did I mention how I really nailed it for Carson Palmer?). The difference with this offseason is that I have a full and thick beard… that and I’m not talking about 2015. So as I stroke my beard, it’s on to 2016 and the first player up is Joe Flacco!

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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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I was reflecting back on my 2015 Fantasy Football season and I started to sob a bit. I know it sounds ridiculous, but before you pass judgment, they were tears of joy because Fantasy Baseball is right around the corner. Now, you might be wondering why I bring this up and I’m not even sure why. Oh, yeah, it’s because this year’s 2015 Razzball Commenter Grand Champion and the winner of a $150 Best Buy gift card and a Razzball T-Shirt is actually a Razzballer I know from the baseball side of the site…

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I don’t play golf, but it seems to me that week 17 of the NFL season is the fantasy football equivalent of the 19th hole in golf. Sit back, enjoy your frosty beverage of choice, heck have three, and reflect on how you just played. If you are in a league that plays into week 17, find a new league. Seriously, find a new league. Any league that allows the champion to be decided in week 17 is one worth not playing.

While we’re on the topic, two week championship matchups should be a staple in all leagues. A season full of ups and downs shouldn’t be decided in a single week when your mediocre opponent happened to have a lucky week. I’ve instituted this rule in all of my fantasy baseball leagues and it’s due time for football as well. Baseball is a much longer season, but even with football, it makes sense.

It feels like every other week of the season I was writing about Kirk Cousins. On the season he is 10 yards shy of 4000 and has 26 passing touchdowns. He even has 5 rushing touchdowns, second most amongst quarterbacks after Cam Newton. Cousins has been a top 10 QB this season. How did he reward owners that stuck with him in the finals? How’s about 365 yards and 4 touchdowns. Will the real Captain Kirk please stand up. RG3 who?

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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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