You’ve surely heard everyone’s sob story of their tough losses in Week 15. We hear it every year but this year it seems to be a little louder (recency bias?). My personal story is being down 6.06 points going into Monday night. He still had WR Samuel but I still had QB Brees… and I still lost… by 0.44 points.
While I’m focusing my blame, rage and sorrow on Brees in that league, I’m over here in the roto league preparing MVP campaign posters for him. That’s just one example of the difference between the two styles of leagues. Another is the fact that, unlike roto baseball, you can make significant moves in the standings in just two weeks (see: Derrick Henry over the last two weeks).
The standings through 15 weeks:
You can check the updated standings.
My options: Drew Brees
- Passing Yards – 4075 (7th down from 2nd in Week 10)
- Passing Yards per Attempt – 8.2 (4th down from 1st)
- Passing Touchdowns – 35 (2nd down from 1st)
He’s faltered a bit these last 5 weeks, but he’s still keeping me at the top. With only 6 interceptions, he is also keeping me at the top of the Turnovers category. With home games against Pittsburgh and Carolina and sights on the #1 Seed, I feel confident that he’ll bounce back with good games.
My WR options: Doug Baldwin, Alshon Jeffery, DeSean Jackson, Tyler Boyd, Dante Pettis and Taywan Taylor
My TE options: Jordan Reed, Vernon Davis, Vance McDonald
- Receptions – 471 (7th down from 5th in Week 10)
- Receiving Yards – 5427 (8th down from 5th)
- Receiving Touchdowns – 35 (8th down from 7th)
I may have oversteered a bit in my quest to improve my rushing stats as I find my WR corps thin and banged up. There isn’t much out on the wire so I’m crossing my fingers and hoping for a Christmas miracle.
My options: Saquon Barkley, Derrick Henry, Phillip Lindsay, Ronald Jones, Rex Burkhead and Justin Jackson
- Rushing Yards – 3028 (5th up from 9th in Week 10)
- Average Yards per Rush – 4.8 (2nd up from 12th)
- Rushing Touchdowns – 34 (1st up from 6th)
Boom goes the dynamite. I’ve been laying waste to the league when it comes to rushing over the last few weeks.
- Week 15 – 281 rushing yards, 3 TD
- Week 14 – 449 rushing yards, 7 TD
- Week 13 – 387 rushing yards, 4 TD
- Week 12 – 243 rushing yards, 2 TD
- Week 11 – 267 rushing yards, 4 TD
Nearly End-of-Season Observations on the Roto Format
Ladies and gentlemen, may I introduce you to the roto football poster boy, Derrick Henry. Many people had him on the bench in Week 14 because of his erratic week-by-week fantasy production. In roto all you care about is the end of the season, stat line… which is quite nice: 882 rushing yards, 5.0 yds/rush and 11 touchdowns. He even chipped in 78 receiving yards on 16 receptions.
Unlike, standard fantasy football in roto we play through all 17 weeks. That being said, I have two more weeks to hold off @Razzball_MB for the RotoBowl I Championship.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!