It’s safe to say, I am not dominating this league.

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The frustration that I feel after Week 9 is overwhelming. My team generated so very little in terms of points. My only player to outperform their original projection was my kicker, Younghoe Koo of the Atlanta Falcons. Otherwise I was a big fat dud.

I’m maybe being too harsh. Herbert was my starting quarterback and did manage to ever so slightly exceed expectations. Julio Jones while not meeting his projected points this week, did manage to score double digit fantasy points. But everyone else, wah wah.

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Am I Philadelphia Eagles fan all of a sudden?

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I should start off by saying I’m not mad about how either of my quarterbacks played this week, but as I’ve spent the last 8 weeks intensively — okay maybe obsessively — tracking performance, I am starting to pick up on some things. I stuck with Rodgers and Herbert as my two quarterbacks, but I spent a lot of time understanding just who would be better to start. And here’s what I’ve learned in a quick nutshell — Rodgers is reliable, but Herbert is more interesting when it comes to…


Good pickups, wrong starters.

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You know when you get great players and you think you’ve got this one in the bag and then during Sunday Night Football your opponent has one single guy that scores 42 points completely shifting the momentum your fantasy team had going in to the second to last game of the week? No? Too specific and just me? Well let me tell you — it STINKS. What’s worse is on my bench I had prolific players that I just didn’t start in favor of my more proven options and it was hard to watch. …


Derrick Henry is sooooo dreamy 🥰

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Derrick Henry has a new number one fan in me — yes that gif is from last week when he just casually pushed the Bills’ Josh Norman to the ground like no big deal but hello, it’s excellent — but the man is seriously a machine. I want to take more credit for having Henry on my team, but honestly I was just gifted this wonderful, wonderful man by the autodraft algorithmic gods from Yahoo fantasy. But let’s get into it — Henry walked away from Week 6 with 39.4 fantasy points, more…


Ouch.

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So before I get into my ramblings about what decisions I did and did not make this week, I want to wish Dak Prescott a speedy recovery for that just brutal injury he suffered in the third quarter against the Giants. Gallup’s body language said it all — Dak was hurt and hurt bad. He’s known around the league as a top notch player but also just a genuinely good guy so I truly do hope he gets healthy and back in the amazing form he’s been in so far this season for next year. …


I did something bad.

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Someone start up Taylor Swift. I did something. Something I am not proud of and let’s just get this out of the way right now. I made the decision to drop the Chicago Bears as my Defense and picked up the Denver Broncos who were playing my beloved Jets. It’s shameful. But this was not a decision I simply made because last week the Indianapolis Colts earned 26 fantasy points against the Jets. There was more thought behind it, but I do fully admit I put my own fantasy needs ahead of the team that…


Injuries, injuries, injuries…

Alright, week 3 in the books and my tepid relationship with fantasy football has taken another turn, but this one is for the skeptical better.

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So before I get into any of the findings I had and moves I made, I should let you know that I changed all of my data sources this week! I mentioned last week I was missing some key pieces — attempts/targets being the big piece. I want to see how active a player is in the game. Pro Football Reference has the stats that I’m looking for along with fantasy…


I am Charlie Brown and fantasy football is Lucy.

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Okay, so maybe that’s a little dramatic, but that’s how I feel. Last week I made the decision to chronicle what I can now only assume is me making all the wrong decisions with my fantasy team. Now to be fair to last week me, I really spent the week building my web scrapers and getting the data I needed. After troubleshooting a whole bunch — seriously CBS Sports, explain to me how players are missing a team and position and give me those hours of my life back while I…


Or trying to…

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So last week I wrote a blog about how people are winning fantasy football using data science and I thought to myself, hey I’m in a fantasy league and I know data science — what’s to say I can’t do the same? So that’s exactly what I’m doing. Week 1 wrapped up on Monday night and to no one’s surprise my New York Jets lost to the Buffalo Bills. …


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Football is back this week (!!!!!) and with it comes the obsession of fantasy football. I myself am taking part for the very first time — I’m not a gambler; I’m cosmically unlucky — but as I’m staring at my team for this upcoming week I’m quickly going down a rabbit hole of how to make the most with all the information I have at my fingers tips to make the best roster I can and crush my opponent — despite being cosmically unlucky, I’m beyond competitive and now must win.

Fantasy football has taken on a life of its…

maura cerow

Aspiring Data Scientist

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