Period Rank QB RB WR TE K DST
Week 5 9 out of 138 42 32 4 112 56 12
Week 4 5 out of 141 60 15 6 49 4 62
Week 3 22 out of 139 41 18 62 21 7 32
Week 2 96 out of 139 96 116 38 107 13 8
Week 1 66 out of 138 63 73 34 116 32 23
2016 11 out of 133 57 30 9 83 9 8

I’m happy to report that Razzball had another great week with rankings. Tehol finished in the top-10 for quarterbacks, and on top of that, Rudy’s Pigskinator was able to rank first for wide receivers. That’s actually pretty amazing. Not only that, but for those of you who play in IDP leagues, Rudy’s projections finished second overall, and achieved top-10 status for both kickers and DSTs! Just some amazing results all around. And while it might seem self-serving when I wax poetic about our accuracy feats, it’s not just because I love talking about myself all the time (call me, ladies), it’s also because our success hopefully translates to our reader’s success. And if not? Then just do what I always do and blame Obama…

Here are your Week 6 Rankings… (Rest of Season rankings have been updated and can be found here!)

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Period Accuracy Rank High Low Percentile
Week 5 51.7% 9 out of 21 62.8% 33.0% Top 50%
2015 57.7% 5 out of 20 59.6% 49.7% Top 25%

Here at Razzball, we try to stay away from social commentary. We pretty much stick to fantasy sports, puns, pop culture references and a whole lot of Game of Thrones without veering into the more serious side of sports. That said, it’s difficult to separate a guy like Ray Rice from some of the stuff we’ve seen and heard about him. I’m a huge Rutgers fan, and was a die-hard Rice supporter until everything came out last year, but since then, it’s impossible to look at him in the same light. The same applies to Greg Hardy. I mentioned him in the lede last week, and he exceeded expectations with 5 tackles, 2 sacks, a forced fumble and general chaos caused in the New England backfield. I completely understand if you’re disgusted by Hardy, and refuse to root for him or have him on your team. However, if you’re just in it to win it, he’s a top-10 option for the rest of the season at DL after his bye.

On that note, let’s take a look at what happened elsewhere in Week 5…

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Period Accuracy Rank High Low Percentile
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 56.0% 19 out of 127 58.3% 47.2% Top 15%
2014 58.1% 31 out of 125 60.7% 50.6% Top 25%

Another week, another set of results. While there was some slippage (that’s what she said?) in our Week 5 Rankings, the aggregate tells a different story. We’ve actually moved into the magical top-20 of all fantasy “experts” for the year, and top-15 percentile.

In the mean time, as I mentioned in yesterday’s post talking about Razzball Football’s bright future, I wanted to introduce a Razzball-only contest. Yes, it’s hosted by FanDuel, but instead of the large money leagues and bigger formats, we’re getting more intimate (that’s what I wish she said). And it’s just for the Razzball writers and readers… that’s it. Just a $5.00 buy-in and the top-12 finishers are part of the prize pool. We understand that Daily Fantasy isn’t for everyone, so this contest is just the thing we as a Razzball community can get into. For now, we’ll start with 55 spots and see how this week fares. So, if you’d like to take myself and your fellow readers on, join here!

And now, your Week 6 Rankings… (with an updated Rest of Season Rankings!) And, in lieu of our new Razzball Contest this week, I’ll be including a FanDuel Cheat Sheet below!

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2014 In-Season Accuracy: 59.9% (2nd out of 21 Experts, 63.4% Highest, 43.1% Lowest).

Now that each team has played at least four games, we have somewhat of a sample size, at least by NFL standards. One or two big plays can still make a scrub look like a stud (Danny Lansanah anyone?), but in general the guys at the top of each position have earned their spot. So what do they all have in common? Tackles. The most consistent IDP stat doesn’t always, or ever, make headlines, but it does win championships. It’s the reason I was high on David Harris, should have been higher on Paul Worrilow, and was not high on Von Miller or Clay Matthews. If you see a fluke 3-sack or 2-interception game from a n0-name, it can likely be ignored. If you see a guy like Jelani Jenkins put up 14 tackles? Pick him up!

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This point in the season is decision time for fantasy owners. Every team has played at least 4 games, and in the 13-week fantasy football regular season, that counts as a good enough sample size. Sleepers who haven’t panned out yet are not likely to make an impact this year, and high draft picks who have under-produced can’t be viewed the same way they were on draft day.

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