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With the regular season officially in the books, it's time to take stock of the fantasy football season. . .and this time, I mean the "traditional" fantasy football leagues, not Daily Fantasy Sports. So, on this Saturday before Wild Card weekend gets underway, I want to know how you did in your fantasy football leagues this season.
For me, I was in three different leagues this year, and I didn't fare particularly well in any of them. First, let me talk about the "official" DN league, that consisted of six of us from the site (myself, Eric, Arif, CCNorseman, Mark, and Jackson). Despite finishing with a 7-6 record on the season, I got into the playoffs (six teams) and made it all the way to the championship game. Unfortunately for me, I wound up getting scorched by CCNorseman's team in the finals to the tune of 119.76-84.50. I started Ben Roethlisberger at quarterback that week rather than Matthew Stafford. . .Stafford racked up 21.44 points to Big Ben's 4.5. . .but even that wouldn't have made any difference. So, congratulations to CCNorseman on that.
Next, there was the league that I was in with a group of other Vikings' bloggers on ESPN. There were 12 teams, with four advancing to the "championship" bracket. I went 7-5 on the season and missed out on the final playoff spot on a head-to-head tiebreaker, and wound up finishing in seventh place overall.
Last, there's a league that I've been in with a group of online friends for over a decade now. It's a 14-team league, and I got off to a good start, jump out to a 6-0 record. It was pretty bad after that, unfortunately, as I dropped six of my last seven games. My team managed to sneak into the playoffs as the fifth seed(8 teams), but lost in the opening round and stumbled to a sixth-place finish.
Only one of my leagues involved playing for any money, that being the Vikings' Writers League that I didn't win.
So, how about you folks out there? How many leagues were you in this season? Did you win any of them? Make any big money? If so, go ahead and brag about it here!