Over the last few weeks I’ve finally been catching up with the tv show Community. Originally this blog post was going to be a really profound statement on a particular episode (Remedial Chaos Theory – Season 3, Episode 3), which shows six different timelines that occur as a result of the characters making different decisions. I was going to then tie that in to my Fantasy Football league and use the episode to illustrate how maybe, the choices you make in Fantasy Football don’t actually have an effect on winning or losing (for the most part). People obsess over picking someone up a player on the waiver wire first, or having a good draft pick, but in the end those things might not matter much.
Instead I’ll just post two screenshots. First, the league standings after two weeks:
Next, the standings after four weeks:
My team, the East Village Idiots is number one, but only because I’ve lucked out and played teams when they have had bad weeks. Check out the disparity between Points For and Points Against. I’d like to see a dataset with a sample size larger than one, but instead I’ll just say what I already knew. Fantasy Football “experts” are full of it and no one really needs to know what they are doing to win. It all comes down to chance.