I Got the Power

Over the past two weeks I have received dozens of phone calls, text messages, emails, and blog comments from family, friends, state senators, and fantasy competitors, and they are all asking me the same thing: “Dave, how the hell do you come up with your weekly power rankings?”

Well foulliners, I have good news. Unlike Colonel Sanders, I am going to share with you my secret recipe of herbs and spices that allows me to compile the most accurate fantasy baseball power ranking.

Here you go.

1. Total Points
The team with the most total points in the league gets 10, second most 9, and so on and so forth all the way down to 1 point for the bottom of the barrel.

2. Streak
A team on a winning streak gets one point for every game in the streak. A team on a losing streak gets -1 for every game in the streak.

3. Fear Factor
This is simply how much fear that opponent would strike in me if I had to face them in that particular week.
There is a range from -5 for a team that doesn’t scare me at all to +5 for a team that scares the crap out of me.

4. Expectations
This part of the score adjusts for whether a team is over-performing or under-performing. Subtract up to 5 points if the team is playing better than they should, and add up to 5 points for a team that’s slumping.

And that’s it! Now you’ve seen what goes into the weekly rankings. SO PLEASE STOP CALLING!!

181 Responses to “I Got the Power”

  1. Dave Says:

    Because it’s been so easy for you the last two seasons?

  2. Dan the #1 Rays Fan Says:

    Ill admit you got the better of me the last two years. But this season, I have been preparing much more than ever before. The last two seasons I missed the playoffs by one game. Both times. This season I assure you it will not happen again.

  3. allan Says:

    yea dan an evil bastard he is lol. im actually a 2010 fantasy baseball champ so im coming for ur leagues title next buddy so look out cause im no push around.

  4. Dan the #1 Rays Fan Says:

    Allan does have one more fantasy championship than both of us Dave.

  5. allan Says:

    yes sir

  6. Dan the #1 Rays Fan Says:

    But 2011 is the year of Rays Those Cowbells.

  7. allan Says:

    bro ur a proven choker in all aspects of fantasy lmao

  8. allan Says:

    ur the bill buckner of fantasy sports lmao

  9. Dan the #1 Rays Fan Says:

    Hey!! Just because my players get injured every year doesnt make me a choker!! Just because I have entered the final two games in thefoulline league both years with a one game lead for a playoff spot, only to have my team fall apart, lose its final two games, and miss the playoffs by one game, that doesnt make me a choker!! Just because that happened two years in a row doesnt make a choker! lol

  10. Dan the #1 Rays Fan Says:

    Ask Dave. Im not making that up either. Both years I had a lead for a playoff spot. Just had to win one of my final two to get in, and both years I lost both games and missed the playoffs by a game. The first year team Yankeehaters rallied on sunday afternoon to beat me and keep me out the playoffs. My ace, Tim Lincecum, threw a -12 on his last start of the season. I know Dave remembers. Sad times for me. But its gonna be different this year!

  11. Dave Says:

    Thats Fantasy baseball for you! I’m not sure if you remember my 1-8 start from last year, due to injuries, under performing players etc… But I still made the adjustments and rallied to make the playoffs…again.
    I’ve been telling you for two seasons Dan…good teams find a way to win.
    This is a tough league.

  12. Dan the #1 Rays Fan Says:

    I build good teams. My players just need to perform. Your ace going for -12 in your most important game of the year is out of your control.

  13. allan Says:

    well I cant wait to kick both of ur asses this season…multiple times lol. I hope we dont all end up in the same division lol

  14. Dan the #1 Rays Fan Says:

    Hey I dont care if im in the same division as you too, but damnit dont put me in the division with the Love Boat Captains, because thats a playoff spot already taken. lol. And I won the first game against Dave, but he has beat me 4 straight times. I intend to reverse my 1-4 record against the Yankeehaters.

  15. allan Says:

    hey dan my fantasy baseball name is gonna be PHUCK FILLY

  16. Dan the #1 Rays Fan Says:

    Lol I thought you hated Buck Foston?

  17. allan Says:

    buck foston just sounds gay. phuck filly makes more sense. its pronounced the same way just a switch of some letters

  18. allan Says:

    is anybody as jacked as I am for the daytona 500??? lmao

  19. Dan the #1 Rays Fan Says:

    Of course. Its the Daytona 500!! Dale Jr!! lol

  20. allan Says:

    remember to hold up your 3 fingers on the 3rd lap lol

  21. Dan the #1 Rays Fan Says:

    You know I will. lol

  22. allan Says:

    well guy no adam wainwright for the 2011 season maybe even longer.

  23. Dan the #1 Rays Fan Says:

    Its just really unfortunate for fantasy owners. Oh yea and the cards lol

  24. allan Says:

    especially for keeper leagues lol. oh yea if u have already done ur draft u must be a dumbass. who the hell would do mthere draft in february??? anything can happen look at upton getting drilled in the ribs by a pitch its that easy

  25. Dan the #1 Rays Fan Says:

    I like to do my draft as late as possible. Just so this doesnt happen. Look at Joe Nathan last year, and Aaron Rodgers brother this year lol.

  26. allan Says:

    exactly…maybe rodgers can slide into his place…..dun dun dun!!!!!

  27. Dave Says:

    Dan and Allen please email me your email addresses @ dave@thefoulline.com I have draft date and league information.

  28. Dan the #1 Rays Fan Says:

    Ok will do

  29. Dan the #1 Rays Fan Says:

    Just a thought, but what happened to the rest of thefoulliners? All we hear from now is Dave and his dad. What happened to Dylan? We havent heard from him in like 2 years. Where’s Matt Mc? He used to post all the time and was big time into the fantasy league. He was even the commish at one point. Now we never hear from him.

  30. Dave Says:

    I take blame for that… I haven’t posted any thing in a year. I’m working on a few things to get more baseball discussion going.

  31. Dan the #1 Rays Fan Says:

    The most important thing Dave is you must realize you cant blame yourself. Then the healing can start, Then the healing can start….. lol

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