Rhino Tuff wrote:I like to believe that Fantasy Baseball isn't about luck. Fantasy Football is all luck. In Baseball, you should be able to look at matchups and trends and numbers and make logical, informed decisions on who to play and who to sit.
I totally disagree with this comment!!!
I'm assuming that when you set up your draft rankings, you pull names out of a hat? And when you have to decide between what appears to be two even players to play in a given week, you flip a coin? In fantasy football, it's ALL about "matchups and trends and numbers" when you're deciding who to play, sit, draft, pick up or cut. Before the draft, good, thorough fantasy football owners should be looking at each teams' schedule, raising/lowering the value of running backs whose schedule is weak/strong against the run, or receivers whose schedule is weak/strong against the pass. Were there any changes to a team's offensive line? That could make a big difference in a runningback and quarterback's productivity. These are just a few things that you have to consider when putting a team together. How is that any different from baseball? Where's the luck in that?
Do you think it's luck when a sleeper in football actually pans out? Do you blindly select guys in the later rounds hoping that one of them will overachieve and give you an edge in fantasy baseball? No, I'm sure you don't. Just as I'm sure you wouldn't in fantasy football, either.
During the season, you look at matchups. Do you play marginal or struggling pitchers in day games at Colorado? Probably not. Do you play marginal or struggling running backs against the Chargers run defense, who ranked #1? Probably not.
I'm done rambling, hopefully you've seen my point. I'll prob'ly bump this in the morning so you can explain how fantasy football is all luck.
BTW, if you couldn't tell, fantasy football is my thing; fantasy baseball is just something I'm doing to kill time and because my buddies needed a 10th team.