This is the worst I've ever felt about fantasy baseball after the first full week of games. I don't have even one team that is doing even average and I have one team that I honestly feel has already lost the league (Cafe Pond Scum). By far the worst team I've ever fielded for the first week of a season, almost every single player on the team has been a complete failure. My ERA is over 7 at this point and most of the offense has underperformed or is hurt.
Well since I'm ahead of you in PondScum, GREAT! Seriously though, my team sucks in there and I'm mostly hoping for top half at best. My money league I'm off to a 4-6 start in my first matchup but my team was overall not very good so getting a 4-6 loss was fine. I love Choo and Cargo, I'm very worried about Heyward and Zimmerman. Heyward is just not seeing the ball, and Zimmerman looks like he did at the beginning of the season last year. He simply cannot lay off or hit an outside pitch, he needs to stand closer to the plate or change something, but I probably won't be around long enough to find out, he's out on the first bus that'll pick him up.
Feeling great so far. Somehow ended up crushing my opponent in all 3 of my H2H leagues. Has a sub 2 era in 2 of them, and a sub 1.00 whip in all 3 leagues.
20 team Dynasty: won 13-1 and Kemp and Starlin did absolutely nothing for me. nice to start the year with a 5 game division lead. 12 team Keeper (inaugural season): won 8-2 and so far extremely pleased that I grabbed Harper in the 2nd at #15 overall. Absolutely hated this team immediately after the draft, but am much more comfortable after trading for both Bautista and Berkman. 10 team Keeper (3rd season): won 9-2-1 but this team is ridiculous with MCab, JUpton, Ellsbury, Bautista, Kershaw, Harvey etc. Plus it was against my little brother so completely expected.
Everything is going perfectly in my 24 tm dynasty. 3-1 in my first 4 matchup week and everything says that I will be in the playoffs this year and one of the top teams next year once Harvey and Fernandez have a season under their belt.
I'm in one baseball league this year: 11th of 14. My pitchers have pooped the bed so far, ERA 5.68 WHIP 1.85. However, I've probably pitched half the innings of everyone else. Normally I would get stressed about a start like this, but I'm probably the most relaxed about a fantasy season I've ever been. I think I have a top 4 team, and am backing them to get there.
My fantasy Aussie Rules team on the other hand...............
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check back in three weeks. My opinion of my players hasnt changed after 6 games. My aces just got shelled, and my Chris Davis/Justin Upton combo is looking genius in Masters. That could/should all change in another 6 games. The only changes im looking to make in any of my teams is the 25th man, or maybe a reliever.
1st, 1st, 2nd, 4th, and 7th so couldn't be happier with my start. One of the first place teams has 101 points thanks to Chris Davis, Mike Morse, Adam Jones and Justin Upton, basically a blowout lead for me in all offensive categories besides steals.
10-man H2H keeper: Did great on my first matchup, winning 10-2. I'm a bit concerned about my pitching, but I'll think I'll sort it out. 20-man H2H dynasty: Got killed in my first matchup, losing 3-8-1, mainly because half my offense is still on spring training (Kemp, Kipnis, Reddick...) and his pitching had a great week. Also, my April's schedule is brutal... hope to make it out of the first 3 weeks at least at .500 RCL (12 man roto): Got off to a great start, currently at 1st place. Razzball (bizarro 10 man points): Great start, currently at 2nd place.
I'm not even going to look at the "Full Standings" until after this week, so next week sometime. I felt like in my drafts I did a nice job and just want to let my guys get at least 50 or so at bats and have my pitchers get about 3 starts.
The only thing I'm worried about so far is in my 10 teamer with friends league i have Giancarlo Stanton, and in my one other league that's very competitive, I am now without a closer....