A Stats Corner themed Power Rankings. In a very particular order. Here we go:

12. No One Drafts Like Papa (1-8)

Joe D. has struggled his first year in Bad Newz. Should we cut him some slack? What amounts to essentially a 2-QB league could take some time adjusting to if you’re not familiar with it. At the draft he went $177 strong on David Johnson and Joe Mixon. Neither of whom are in his starting lineup at the moment.

To see how Joe D. stacks up against other owners’ debut seasons lets look at aggregate performance through nine weeks for each owner their first year.

Year Owner Total PW Total Points Wins
2009 Shokunbi 6.1 995.0 6
2009 Regan 6.0 1020.0 4
2009 McShane 5.6 999.0 5
2010 Olson 5.4 909.0 5
2009 Kane 5.0 947.0 6
2009 Ready 5.0 911.0 6
2010 Skrzyszewski 4.6 871.0 4
2009 Higdon 4.2 849.0 3
2009 Thieneman 4.0 851.0 3
2009 Hartman 3.2 830.0 3
2009 Matovina 3.2 790.0 4
2009 Harrington 2.2 732.0 4
2016 Harris 2.0 793.2 3
2019 D’Agostino 1.5 735.7 1

Yep, Joe D. is at the bottom.

Joe D, setting the bar low for new members to Bad Newz since 2019.

11. Loafs ’n Jugs (4-5)

It’s hard to imagine any other season where Olson warranted a #11 ranking this late into the year. Maybe Olson is living in the past with Cam Newton and Todd Gurley. He may counter he is looking towards the future starting Dwayne Haskins at OP.

In what is a down year for Luke let’s take a moment to appreciate how consistently good he’s been. Here’s a list of the most playoff appearances in league history by owner.

Owner Playoff Appearances Seasons
Regan 8 10
Olson 7 9
Harrington 6 10
Ready 6 8
Shokunbi 6 9
Higdon 5 10
Skrzyszewski 5 9
Hartman 4 10
Kane 4 10
McShane 3 10
Thieneman 3 10
Matovina 2 10
Harris 1 3

10. RJ’s Team RJT3 (3-6)

A resurgent Matt Stafford and Fitzmagic land RJ at #10.

RJ has not had much success in Bad News through the years. He leads the league with 24 weekly low scores balanced against only 2 weekly high scores.

But do you know RJ has the single game record for most points in a game? Back in Round 2 of the 2015 playoffs RJ dropped 192.6 points on Hartman. What’s more, he’s held the single game point record for longer than anyone else to ever hold the record, over 3.5 years! Here’s a chronological list of any team to ever hold the single points record.

Owner Team Points Weeks with Record First Week Last Week
McShane Six Ring City 142.0 1 2009 Week 1 2009 Week 1
Ready Team Ready 148.0 4 2009 Week 2 2009 Week 5
Regan Losman’s Gamblers 171.0 39 2009 Week 6 2011 Week 12
Harrington Cameron’s Cuties 175.1 32 2011 Week 13 2013 Week 12
Skrzyszewski Oozing With Machismo 181.5 16 2013 Week 13 2014 Week 12
Shokunbi Team Shokunbi 182.0 6 2014 Week 13 2015 Week 2
Hartman Name Your C. Johnson 182.6 12 2015 Week 3 2015 Week 14
Thieneman 12.5 PSI 192.6 59 2015 Week 15 2019 Week 9

9. Tough ACTin TinACTin (2-7)

Higdon has been hampered by Drew Brees’ injury most of the year with just about no time left to salvage his season. The only Top-20 players at their positions starting for this squad are Prescott (5), Carson (10), Hockinson (16, he’s a TE), and Justin Tucker (4). There are still 6 other roster spots to fill.

Did You Know that Higdon is one of two multiple winners and multiple losers in league history? The other is McShane.

Owner Titles Last Place Finishes
Higdon 2 2
McShane 2 2
Harrington 2 0
Olson 2 0
Regan 1 1
Shokunbi 1 0
Hartman 0 1
Kane 0 1
Ready 0 1
Skrzyszewski 0 1
Thieneman 0 1
Harris 0 0
Matovina 0 0

8. Boats and RPOs (3-6)

He’s got Dalvin Cook (#2 RB) but he also plays a lot of Sam Darnold and Baker Mayfield. Halloween may be over but Darnold will be seeing ghosts for a while I predict.

A few weeks back on Stats Corner we looked at how Tim likely set the record for fewest combined points by two Quarterbacks in league history, with 0.1 total between Carson Wentz and Sam Darnold.

Here, let’s look at the most combined points by QBs drafted by the same team in a given week.

Owner Year Week Players Total Points Player 1 Points Player 2 Points
Hartman 2010 10 Mike Vick and Tom Brady 81.6 49.3 32.3
Harrington 2012 14 Cam Newton and Tom Brady 69.5 37.1 32.4
Harrington 2012 12 Cam Newton and Tom Brady 68.9 37.4 31.4
Harrington 2015 8 Eli Manning and Derek Carr 67.1 38.0 29.1
Regan 2017 4 Deshaun Watson and Cam Newton 66.8 33.7 33.0
Kane 2015 8 Drew Brees and Geno Smith 66.3 46.3 20.0
Harrington 2015 15 Cam Newton and Eli Manning 65.8 41.6 24.2
Harrington 2011 1 Tom Brady and Cam Newton 65.7 35.0 30.7
Regan 2018 3 Drew Brees and Deshaun Watson 65.5 40.5 25.0
Kane 2013 1 Peyton Manning and Joe Flacco 64.8 46.3 18.5

Harrington logs 5 of the Top-10 spots. Some fun names in there, too. Eli and Derek Carr? Geno Smith? Joe Flacco?

7. Urban Fervor (2-7)

It takes a lot of nerve for me to rank myself 7th clocking in at a 2-7 record. But the schedule has cost me 3 wins this year. I should be battling for a playoff spot. Instead I’m trying to avoid the 11-12 matchup in the playoffs.

How bad can it get? Here’s the Season Unluck Leaderboard frin 2009-2018.

Owner Year Luck Wins
Higdon 2012 -3.7 3
Ready 2014 -3.2 4
Kane 2016 -2.8 3
Higdon 2013 -2.7 2
Skrzyszewski 2010 -2.5 4
Skrzyszewski 2017 -2.5 7
Harrington 2011 -2.3 7
Higdon 2017 -2.3 4
Harrington 2018 -2.2 6
Matovina 2010 -2.2 4

6. Dinosaur Train (6-3)

Matt Mat is poised to make the playoffs for only the third time. He’s got 2 Top-10 RBs, 3 Top-20 WRs, and the #1 TE. The only thing holding this team back is Mitch Trubisky.

This is in fact Matt Mat’s strongest performance ever through 9 weeks. Barely edging out his 2016 squad in PW and cracking the 1000-point barrier for the first time.

Year PW Total Points
2019 4.6 1001.2
2016 4.5 943.2
2017 4.4 870.9
2015 4.3 922.4
2010 4.2 876.0
2018 3.8 953.7
2014 3.3 888.0
2009 3.2 790.0
2011 3.0 785.0
2012 2.5 742.3
2013 2.3 809.2

5. 3 Blind Mice (5-4)

A little bit of a slow start for 3 Blind Mice. Injuries to Barkely and Mahomes have cost him. Both are healthy now, and he also has Aaron Rodgers. I’m saying Hartman makes a run to the playoffs.

Hartman has been on a roll the last few years. Twice in the previous three full seasons he has challenged for the most PW and most points single season record. He came up short both seasons, registering 10.0 PW both times, just shy of Shokunbi’s 2011 record of 10.1. He did set the single season points record last year, and has the number 1 and 3 spots on that list.

Have we ever seen a three year stretch like that before? We’ll calculate all possible consecutive three season totals, and rank them. Here’s the result. For Hartman it all comes down to what happened in 2017.

Owner Years 3 Year PW total
Shokunbi 2009, 2010, 2011 26.7
Ready 2011, 2012, 2013 26.6
Ready 2010, 2011, 2012 26.5
Skrzyszewski 2013, 2014, 2015 26.1
Ready 2012, 2013, 2014 25.5
Skrzyszewski 2016, 2017, 2018 25.4
Skrzyszewski 2015, 2016, 2017 24.8
Skrzyszewski 2014, 2015, 2016 24.7
Olson 2010, 2011, 2012 24.5
Hartman 2016, 2017, 2018 24.2

2017 was a rough year, apparently.

4. Viking Land Bound (7-2)

McShane has four Top-5 players at four different positions positions: Jackson (QB, 3), Ekeler (RB, 4), Kupp (WR, 5), and Kittle (TE, 4). He’s got a strong squad.

McShane’s got two titles. How do those title teams stack up against the rest?

Owner Year PW
Harrington 2011 9.3
Harrington 2015 8.5
Olson 2010 7.9
Higdon 2016 7.8
McShane 2017 7.4
Regan 2014 7.4
Olson 2018 7.3
Shokunbi 2013 6.8
Higdon 2009 6.2
McShane 2012 4.7

McShane’s 2017 team clocking in at a respectable 7.4 wins, just about middle of the pack. How did the 2012 team even make the playoffs? They were a full 1.5 PW behind the next-worst regular season champion, 2009 Higdon.

3. Anchor Arms (8-1)

This is only Ken’s fourth year in the league but after a slow start in 2016 he’s picking up steam. This year he’s riding two Top-5 RBs (McCaffrey and Henry) to prime position to securing a first round playoff BYE.

I sometimes feel bad for Ken (and Joe D. now) when displaying these stats. Being behind so many seasons puts them at a disadvantage for all cumulative stat aggregates.

Through Week 9 2019 Ken has 48 games under his belt in the league. To even things out a little for Ken, here’s how he ranks in some important stats after 48 regular season games.

Owner Wins PW Points
Shokunbi 31 30.9 5376.9
Ready 30 30.8 5383.4
Olson 33 29.4 5278.7
Regan 26 28.6 5204.8
Harrington 24 22.9 4808.0
Skrzyszewski 18 22.9 4827.8
Higdon 24 22.6 4732.4
Kane 24 21.9 4732.6
McShane 24 21.9 4768.7
Harris 28 21.3 4923.7
Hartman 19 21.0 4612.0
Matovina 15 17.4 4391.9
Thieneman 18 16.5 4269.8

I feel a little better for him now. He’s ahead of Hartman, Matovina, and Thieneman at this point of their careers.

2. Whats a ZJ? (6-3)

Ultimately the Pat’s D will need play QBs other than old Big Ben, Josh Rosen, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Luke Falk, Josh Allen, Matt Barkley, Colt Mccoy, Daniel Jones, Sam Darnold, and Baker Mayfield. We saw what happened last week against Lamar Jackson and they put up a pedestrain three points.

Regan is in serious trouble if something happens to Deshaun Watson (Daniel Jones, and Ryan Griffin (Jameis Winston’s backup) wait in the wings.) But he rolls with 3 top 17 WR, including #1 Mike Evans.

This may have gone unappreciated by most, but just a few weeks ago Regan became the first owner in Bad Newz history to eclipse the 15,000 point mark. He remains the only one several weeks later, about 500 points of second place Hartman.

1. Joe Buck Yourself (7-2)

2 top-10 Qbs, 3 top-15 WRs, and a top-10 RB land D’Skae at #1.

D’Skae is arguably the best regular season owner in the league. Leading all others on a the per-game basis stats of both PW/13 and PPG.

Owner PW/13 PPG
Skrzyszewski 7.7 111.1
Ready 7.5 109.1
Regan 7.5 109.8
Olson 7.3 109.4
Shokunbi 7.0 107.4
Hartman 6.8 106.0
Harrington 6.6 105.3
Higdon 6.0 102.6
Kane 5.9 101.3
McShane 5.9 100.6
Harris 5.8 102.6
Matovina 5.5 98.0
Thieneman 5.1 95.2
D’Agostino 2.1 81.7

But he doesn’t have a title. How could that be? Has he played poorly in the playoffs?

For this analysis we’ll limit all playoff games to contests where the championship is in contention. We’ll also count BYEs as wins.

Owner PPG Games Playoff Wins Playoff PW Playoff Luck
Harrington 120.8 14 10 9.0 1.0
Skrzyszewski 120.2 10 5 5.6 -0.6
Olson 118.8 16 11 9.9 1.1
McShane 114.3 7 6 4.7 1.3
Thieneman 111.8 4 1 1.2 -0.2
Higdon 111.7 11 8 6.1 1.9
Regan 109.3 14 7 5.9 1.1
Kane 106.5 7 3 3.8 -0.8
Ready 105.3 11 5 3.7 1.3
Shokunbi 102.6 9 4 5.1 -1.1
Hartman 100.5 7 3 2.3 0.7
Harris 92.8 2 1 0.5 0.5
Matovina 92.1 2 0 0.8 -0.8

He doesn’t get there as frequently as say, Regan or Olson, but when he gets there he puts up big numbers. Right up there with owners with multiple titles. He’ll be headed back to the playoffs this year, so I’m calling (jinxing) it right now: this is the year D’Skae gets his title.