Thanks guys for all of your input.
Contrary to what some people here think, playing fantasy sports is not chess. The "skill" ceiling in fantasy sports is nowhere near as high as some people claim it is. If a player experiences success time and time again, the odds are pretty good that the leagues they're in aren't very good.
I like this. I agree it's not rocket science, but at least with baseball you can employ some strategy (skill) to the game. Not so much with football. I mean look around the internet for strategy for fantasy football...what do you get? All it really amounts to is draft strategy. Once you get past that, there really isn't much to do. For baseball at least you can have multiple strategies, like a Middle relief strategy, punting a category, or say streaming pitchers. Different people can do different things to win a league, something like chess. Not that it takes the years to master fantasy baseball like chess, but at least there is some kind of skill involved.
If you are playing in a league with experienced veterans and everybody spends as much time researching and studying as you do, luck is a MUCH bigger factor.
I also liked this and have been thinking about it lately. My thoughts are that it's not necessarily luck that gets you into say the top 3 of your league...but luck does play a big role in winning your league. I think guys who have a lot of skill in fantasy baseball, don't always win their league (due to luck) but their skill gives them at least the opportunity to win it.
It's really kind of funny, because I started out playing fantasy football. I really enjoyed it, and still do, but it's different. After you play fantasy baseball, it really makes fantasy football seem something like filling out a march madness bracket. Yes sometimes knowledge helps, but most of the time luck wins it. After playing baseball it's really taken away the some of the coolness of football. But I will say that the week to week excitement of football is much better. As I think about it now though, the feeling of winning a championship in baseball seems so much sweeter than winning a championship in football.
I guess all things considered, they are two different games. Thanks to the poster who linked a similar discussion in the football site. Thanks everyone for your comments and I mean this literally when I say GOOD LUCK to those who are playing fantasy football this year. May you not go out in the first round of the playoffs to an inferior team. Or if you do....don't break anything