Anti-Fantasy League: Week 10

 

One week ago, Evgeni Malkin had 28 points and was one of the better options in his category. Then he proceeded to score 8 points in 3 games, is now fourth in league scoring, and sits right between Steven Stamkos and Daniel Sedin in the “Art Ross Candidates” category. Those hats on the ice in the picture above? Bad news for his anti-fantasy owners.

Meanwhile, Alex Ovechkin still has only 22 points; who expected him to be the number one option in that category?

Well, Lexie, Ryan, Rebecca Scott, Paul Almeida, Jimmy F, JS Topher, and Cooper did. 7 out of 105 people picked Ovechkin and are getting the benefit of his complete lack of production. Is it helping them? To a certain extent, yes.

Two of the people who picked Ovechkin are in the top 10 in the standings: Rebecca Scott is in 4th and Ryan is in 8th. Two more are in the top 40, but the other three are a little further down. It’s also risky, as Ovechkin’s low scoring ways are unlikely to continue. Currently, the Capitals have a shooting percentage of 6.67% when Ovechkin is on the ice, well below even last season’s shooting percentage of 9.09.

While Ovechkin’s goals per 60 minutes are only a little off last season’s numbers (though still less than half of his goals per 60 from 2009-10), his assists per 60 minutes are ridiculously low in comparison. In both 2009-10 and 2010-11, Ovechkin scored 0.52 assists per 60 minutes of icetime. This season he has just 0.13 assists per 60 minutes. That’s likely to change.

So while Ovechkin is a great pick right now, he might not be the best pick by the end of the season.

Here’s the big surprise: holidayblues is still in first place. Okay, that was not the least bit surprising. Joeducklow was tied with her last week, but is now 9 points behind. By-Tor retains his spot in last place, with his picks of Stamkos, Henrik, Kane, Selanne, and Weber cancelling out his great pick of Zetterberg.

The Anti-Fantasy All-Star Team has 158 points:

1. Alex Ovechkin – 22 points
2. Martin St. Louis – 22 points
3. Henrik Zetterberg – 22 points
4. Eric Staal – 20 points
5. Dany Heatley – 22 points
6. Matthew Lombardi – 6 points
7. Michael Grabner – 14 points
8. Brayden Schenn – 0 points
9. George Parros/Paul Bissonnette/Cam Janssen – 1 point
10. Lubomir Visnovsky – 5 points
11. Tobias Enstrom – 7 points
12. Douglas Murray – 3 points
13. Jason Strudwick – 0 points
14. Roberto Luongo – 12 points
15. Andrew Raycroft/Brent Johnson – 2 points

Current Standings


Name Week 10 Total
1 holidayblues 200
2 Joeducklow 209
3 Donald 212
4 Rebecca Scott 212
5 Frank 213
6 natevk 219
7 Krease 221
8 Ryan 221
9 invisibleairwaves 224
10 Tyler 224
11 Vancouverguy 224
12 Brosef Stalin 225
13 mn 225
14 Elexis 226
15 Ken Johnson 226
16 James W 227
17 SAS 227
18 mr.t 228
19 Anna 229
20 John Fanning 229
21 Kevin Walton 229
22 Grant Notenbomer 231
23 Jeremy 231
24 Beninvictoria 232
25 cwhite 232
26 Mallick 232
27 Geoff 233
28 Timmmy 235
29 Benjo 236
30 Aderam 238
31 Courtney 238
32 Jon 238
33 Jen 241
34 JS Topher 241
35 yobbei 241
36 Iron Man 242
37 Jimmy F. 242
38 Shawn R 242
39 Sleepy Lewis 243
40 Steve Lockhart 243
41 Steve May 244
42 yapperface 244
43 bergberg 245
44 BeCanucks 246
45 Jonathan McCauley 246
46 Josh Peters 246
47 F. N. Pig 247
48 TDAS 247
49 Double A 248
50 zack 248
51 gog 249
52 VernonViper 249
53 Will 249
54 Addy 250
55 AJP 251
56 Erwin 251
57 Leanne 252
58 Cha Cha Cha Charmin 253
59 Dwayne Brown 253
60 Eric Blacha 253
61 Fiona 253
62 JDM 253
63 Julia 253
64 BonyZ 255
65 Cooper 255
66 Pat Jenkins 255
67 BrianP 256
68 taokenji 256
69 Grant 257
70 Joy (aka alasmylove22) 257
71 Noodle 257
72 cbob 258
73 Ruddiger 261
74 Lexie 262
75 PeeSeeGee 263
76 CollinC 264
77 John 264
78 puckhead 264
79 SweetMonkeyActn 264
80 Kristen 265
81 Rituro 266
82 David Jackson 267
83 Paul Almeida 267
84 The Bookie 267
85 seedvt 268
86 Leef 269
87 Matthew L 269
88 iLovePITB 270
89 Jacob 270
90 JW 271
91 Kyle 271
92 Killa Cam 276
93 Raj 276
94 VANSEA 278
95 abenson 279
96 dap 280
97 Brunners 283
98 Daniel Wagner 283
99 Graeme 284
100 Katheryn 284
101 KC 286
102 Emerys 293
103 swizzler 294
104 madwag 299
105 By-Tor 307
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6 comments

  1. holidayblues
    December 19, 2011

    …Really? I’m still in first?
    Obviously I have a talent for picking real losers :P

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  2. JS Topher
    December 19, 2011

    34th place and a mention on the blog? Like my 17 year old self, Christmas came early this year! Street Cred +34

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  3. madwag
    December 19, 2011

    still second last but now i see
    that skeeter’s sneaking down on me

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  4. By-Tor
    December 19, 2011

    This is silly. I can’t win in my regular fantasy league and I can’t win in the anti-fantasy league. My failure as a fantasy league player is that I can’t think of any other type of fantasy league to play in.

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    • Daniel Wagner
      December 19, 2011

      Pure gold.

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  5. Cha Cha Cha Charmin
    December 21, 2011

    Dropped down twenty spots. Damn you Malkin! (*shakes fist)

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