Who has a bad feeling going into the fantasy football playoffs? I find the draft feels like the most wonderful time of the year, but more often than not, weeks 14-16 have some bite.
I was looking at our league records page, covering the last 20 years or so this group has been playing. My team is well represented on that leaderboard, and has some positive records. I couldn't help notice that my best teams didn't win titles though.
I wonder if that's what everyone else sees. It's some combination of injuries as the season turns to December, losing star player (see James Conner, Kareem Hunt, etc.), poor waiver priority (for leagues that don't have rolling waivers), and bad luck.
If I get to the semis, I at least make back the money I put in. It's a 14 team, 0.5 PPR league, that starts QB, 2RB, 2WR, 1 RB or WR flex, TE, K, DST. Here's who I've got:
RB: Aaron Jones, David Johnson, Joe Mixon, James Conner
WR: Hill, Golladay, Fitzgerald
TE: Ertz, Kittle
DST: Chargers, Saints
I'm playing a team starting Dion Lewis, Allen Robinson, Devin. Funchess, and the Packers D. I'm almost sure to get blown out ...
I think I've had the most success coming into the playoffs as one of the last two to qualify. I just don't see the #1 seed winning all that often.