Career records of 2008 Experts Poll field
Posted May. 29 at 07:27 AM
I’m just putting the final touches on the Experts Poll stuff for the 2008 magazine.
This is the competition we started in 1991. Take the analysts who work on this stuff for a living, have them submit their top 20 at each position, and then grade all of those picks.
Dan Bakley of THE FANTASY POINT won the competition last year.
One of the things I’m doing now, however, is also keeping track of the all-time standings. That way, we can see not only who’s been hot recently, but which experts have the most impressive overall body of work.
Each year, each expert gets a “win-loss” record, based on how he fares against the others in the competition. Bakley, for example, went 24-0 last year for beating everyone in a 25-man field. He went 23-1 the previous season for finishing 2nd behind Scott Pianowski.
When you do this for every expert and every year, the current leaders (co-leaders) are Jon Millman of FANTASY FOOTBALL CHAMPS and Bob Henry of FOOTBALLGUYS.COM. Each has won two championships, and each has a win-loss percentage of .791. Millman isn’t participating in this year’s poll, so Henry will move past him if he finishes in the top 4 (out of 20). A few months back, I posted a blurb with an error, identifying David Dorey (THE HUDDLE) as the current leader, and I apologize for that – he’s actually percentage points back, in 3rd place.
On the below chart (which shows only guys who’ve participated at least four times), the guys listed in bold will participate in the 2008 poll. Some analysts have moved around and some companies have used different writers in the competition, so there are some company listings mixed in (preceded by an asterisk).
ALL-TIME LEADERS IN FANTASY INDEX EXPERTS POLL
(minimum, four seasons of participation)
W L Pct.
136 36 .791 Jon Millman (Fantasy Football Champs)
102 27 .791 Bob Henry (Footballguys / Red Eye Sports)
119 34 .778 David Dorey (The Huddle)
114 39 .745 Scott Pianowski (multiple companies)
88 36 .710 Joe Bryant (Footballguys.com)
120 52 .698 * Footballguys.com (Joe Bryant, Bob Henry)
60 31 .659 William Del Pilar (KFFL)
74 41 .643 * KFFL (William Del Pilar, Cory Bonini)
43 28 .606 * The View (Ken Lanese, Michael Graff)
92 60 .605 Greg Ambrosius (Fantasy Sports Magazine)
57 38 .600 Doug Lott (Fantasy Football Today)
101 71 .587 Carl Weatherford (CoachBox)
108 83 .565 Michael Nazarek (Fantasy Football Mastermind)
60 49 .550 * Sandlot Shrink (Dennis LePore, Mitch Sheffler)
45 41 .523 Nate Ravitz (Roto Times)
80 73 .523 * RotoWire.com (Scott Pianowski, Chris Liss)
119 110 .520 * FantasyGuru.Com (Hansen, Mindish, Pianowski)
125 123 .504 James Serra (First Place Sports Software)
40 40 .500 Dick Giebel (FFFL)
46 49 .484 Dennis LePore (Sandlot Shrink)
108 121 .472 Jim Lenz (Fantasy Insights)
86 105 .450 Jeffrey Kamys (Dr. Stats Fantasy Sports)
43 53 .448 Chris Liss (RotoWire.com)
53 66 .445 John Hansen (FantasyGuru.com)
38 48 .442 Richard Harris (Fantasy Football Experts)
45 59 .433 Jack Pullman (All Pro Publishing)
82 109 .429 Lenny Pappano (Draft Sharks)
39 56 .411 Michael Brautman (Fantasy Football Know-It-All)
27 59 .314 Samuel Caplan (Xpert Sports / FF Insider)
25 66 .275 Kevin Marshall (Draftwizard.com)
OTHERS WITH EXPERIENCE WHO WILL PARTICIPATE IN 2008
W L Pct.
47 1 .979 Dan Bakley (The Fantasy Point)
18 6 .750 Tommy Stephens (Fantasy Football Edge)
29 19 .604 Greg Alan (4for4.com Fantasy Football)
24 48 .333 Nathan Zegura (The Fantasy Consultant)
6 18 .250 Scott Endsley (ScottsPicks.com)
ALSO COMPETING IN 2008
Craig Davis (FantasyFootball.com)
Sam Hendricks (Fantasy Football Guidebook)
Ryan Houston (Fanball.com)
Greg Rosenthal (Rotoworld)
Louis Tranquilli (BFD Fantasy Football)
Roland Wood (Dynasty Rogues)
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