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15 Sep 2011

ESPN: Week 2 Fantasy Matchups

Look, kids, the big table is back! To clarify: We're changing things this year so the big table has a total of points, not a percentage. That total represents the impact of this week's matchup on how many points a player will score compared to the average at his position. It doesn't represent who is the best player of the week overall.

Posted by: Danny Tuccitto on 15 Sep 2011

11 comments, Last at 16 Sep 2011, 3:55pm by Kal


by drobviousso :: Thu, 09/15/2011 - 1:51pm

Yay, tables.

Minor quible, but when you write "Plus-7" my brain gets confused and thinks it's "minus 7" However, I'm dyslexic and undercafinated today...

by Mr. Housebroken :: Thu, 09/15/2011 - 1:54pm

Mike Thomas gets a plus against the NY Jets?

by wickerman :: Thu, 09/15/2011 - 2:23pm

I second that question, I have looked at several sites, and Thomas' weekly ranking is all over the map. Looking at last year the NY Jets were not particularly dominant shutting down WR1s. But still, +5?

by RKosarowich :: Thu, 09/15/2011 - 3:36pm

It looks like Jacksonville WR Mike Sims-Walker gets a -5. Something seems sketchy.

by Shattenjager :: Thu, 09/15/2011 - 7:35pm

Mike Sims-Walker is in Saint Louis now.

by drobviousso :: Thu, 09/15/2011 - 1:56pm

I'm starting Benson over Jamal Charles this week. Am I an idiot?

by Sifter :: Thu, 09/15/2011 - 4:35pm

I don't think so. I've got Benson (with McCoy, S.Jackson, Gore and Mathews) and I'm planning to start him every time he has a good matchup. He seems a bit of a hot/cold guy, so when the odds are in his favour - I'd run with him.

by Anonymous222 (not verified) :: Thu, 09/15/2011 - 2:15pm

Are these points for a 'standard ESPN scoring league'?

by amarquis :: Fri, 09/16/2011 - 11:24am

I'd love it if these ESPN article notifications had some extra or bonus material. Perhaps stuff too mathy/nerdy for the main article like some of the projection specifics. Article itself was great, though.

Also seconding the need for specifics about your baseline here.

by amarquis :: Fri, 09/16/2011 - 11:35am

Oh, just noticed the author's response, and I'm reposting it here since it was way down the page:

"The scoring system I'm using here is 1 pt per 20 pass yds, 10 rush yds, or 10 rec yds, 6 pts per rush or rec TD, 4 pts per pass TD, -2 for INTs. I'll make sure this is posted somewhere in next week's piece, either in the body of the article, as a footnote, or perhaps including it in the methods article."

by Kal :: Fri, 09/16/2011 - 3:55pm

I'd recommend strongly not having things in the format like "plus-7 points". It looks like -7. Remove the dash; it will scan better. or simply don't use the word 'plus' and just go with the table - +7, -2, etc.