So yea I'm a fantasy addict I will play just about anything. I actually really like soccer for the most part so I play in 2 EPL leagues (weekly lineup changes) and then this year got in a $ league with a few friends. The rules are simple: we each drafted 6 teams and the "owner" of the teams that collectively has the most points wins. Simple (win=3, D=1, L=0). Winner gets paid 90%. The other 10% goes to the guy who has the team that wins the title. We drafted based off last years standings so I got the 2nd pick. I knew who was going #1 - Man U. Since you're dealing with 6 teams that means just 3 owners per grop FYI. We are playing team results and not individual players like we do in the other leagues.
I was having a hell of a time b/c the landscape of the EPL changed so drastically during last years off season (Arsenal, Chelsea, Man City & Liverpool specifically made big changes). So with the 2nd pick I end up taking Man City. Figured losing Tevez was really bad but Aguero, Silva, Nasri, Balotelli (lol)...pretty good team but a definite wild card.
Anyway that was 38 weeks ago and here we are in week 36 of 38 (3 matches to play for each team). I am crushing my league. Should be a small but decent payout. Sometimes I think I should try to convince this group to do every sport for $ because I usually finish 1-3 (1st in basketball, 2nd in baseball, 1st in football, 3rd in hockey now 1st in soccer). Well here are my picks and their current points. I also don't have any teams in the bottom 3 (relegation) or even close to it
For those that don't know there are 20 teams in the English Premier League and it's a 38 match season.
MBR* (207 matches played)
Fulham - 46 (9th)
New Castle - 62(4th)
Tottenham - 59 (5th)
Man City - 80 (2nd)
Norwich - 43 (13th)
W Brom - 45 (10th)
Total - *335 points
I'm around 30 points clear of the 2nd place guy so I think I've got the $