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Magill FFL: Last Year's Champs Struggle Out of the Gate

9/16/14
 
By Ken Magill
 
What a difference a year can make.
 
The two people who co-managed last year’s championship team for Epsilon are 0-2.
 
Epsilon’s Harmony Army—managed by Brittany Burke—lost to eDataSource’s End-Zone Espionage—managed by a Canadian, the country with the most dumbassed anti-spam law in the world—109.78 to 122.64.
 
eDataSource got its first win and has a record of 1-1.
 
Meanwhile demandware, managed by former Epsilon co-manager Matt Hart, lost to Omeda’s Oh My Omeda 112.64 to 129.34.
 
Omeda’s record is 2-0.
 
And while 0-2 is a bit of a hole, this league has seen teams dig themselves out of far deeper ones.
 
It is early.
 
The team that looks the scariest so far is Fluent’s Fluent in Kicking @ss. Fluent once again scored the most lopsided win in the league, beating Message Systems’ MS Destroyers 173.78 to 82.98.
 
Also for the second week in a row, Fluent scored the highest point total in the league. Barring injuries, they are looking extremely tough to beat.
 
Newcomer Yesmail also continued its strong opening statement, beating the TowerData Validators 159.84 to 111.84. 
 
Yesmail is 2-0. TowerData is 1-1.
 
Third on the list of teams making a strong opening statement is the FreshAddress @men—managed by a guy who is still pissed at me for refusing to run a live draft.
 
FreshAddress beat Living Social’s Living Socialites 151.84 to 143.58. FreshAddress rallied past Living Social on a strong Monday night performance by Philadelphia quarterback Nick Foles who scored 38.44 fantasy points.
 
FreshAddress is 2-0. Living Social is 1-1.
 
Return Path’s RP SPAM ASSASSINS beat Responsys’ I have No Responsys 112.72 to 106.58.
 
Return Path’s record is 1-1. Responsys’ record is 0-2.
 
Here’s to hoping Responsys’ name was not prophetic.
 
PL Marketing’s Orchard Lake United beat Net Atlantic Storm 142.16 to 92.54.
 
Interestingly, PL Marketing’s highest scoring player was New Orleans tight end Jimmy Graham who scored 38.8. 
 
With the exception of the top two or three, tight ends are not generally top fantasy performers. More often than not they’re a waste of a roster spot. Clearly not so with Graham.
 
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