RotoViz 2015 In-House Fantasy Football Awards
In addition to competing out there in the vast world of fantasy football, we also compete against each other in a variety of ways. This post is just a quick shout out to recognize some in-house performances, and to give you a peek behind the proverbial curtain.
Play of the Week Winner
Our DraftKings Play of the Week contest was a season long affair, wherein we matched wits to see who could make the best Milly Maker picks. Each week, each writer selected one player of the week. To keep score, we found the average Milly Maker score for lineups that included that player. That simple method factored in positional and salary considerations. Several writers produced excellent results, but the winner is…John Solis. He takes home an undisclosed, but substantial, cash prize. Runners up: Drew Heinl, Josh Perusse, Mike Beers.
This season, our Weekly Projections and DFS Projections were powered by a group of dedicated souls. Using an in-house program, this distinguished group of prognosticators used Vegas lines, game scripts, and a variety of in-season and career-based performance measures to project the weekly performances of every relevant (and many irrelevant) offensive player. Our most accurate projector? Ryan Stroud. He also wins a top-secret stash of cash. Runners up: Ben Gretch, Rex Windwood, Drew Heinl, Shawn Siegele, and Blair Andrews.
RotoViz Dynasty League
Formed in 2013, this massive 14 team PPR/IDP league features 60 player rosters and a slew of unique scoring settings. After going just 6 -7 and 5 -8 in the league’s first two seasons, I was pleased and honored to take home the championship this year. Runners up: Pat Kerrane, in his first year in the league, made it to the championship round. Former editor and friend-of-the-site Ramon Ramirez made the semi-finals, as did all-world player Shawn Siegele. The cash prize here is modest, but the office cred is intense.
Winners in Our Book
Many others made outstanding contributions to the site this year. In particular, the guys who pumped out weekly content. They may not have won a cash prize, but they did win our respect and appreciation.
- Aaron Butler & 14TeamMocker – Weekly Waivers
- Anthony Amico – QB Streamers & FanDuel Diary
- Ben Gretch – TE Report, QB Report, Gambling Lines
- Eric Moody – Zero RB Diary
- Heith Krueger – Surprise Performances
- Jeffrey E. Budoff, MD – Injury Updates
- John Solis – Dynasty Impact
- Jon Moore – College Football, Podcasts
- Josh Perusse – High Stakes Diary
- Justin Bailey – DFS
- Kevin Cole – Editing, Podcasts
- Lucas Crocker – QB Report
- Matthew Freedman – On the Daily, The Numbers Game, RotoViz Radio Podcasts
- Pat Kerrane – RB Report
- Rex Windwood – DFS
- Tim Talmadge – WR Report
That’s a lot of weekly content to kick out; hopefully you profited by it this year. Thanks for supporting the site.
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