Fantasy football is inherently a game of chance. Injuries end star players’ seasons; running backs turn 30, fall off a cliff and die a horrible fantasy football death; stud rookies pop up out of nowhere and relegate once reliable veterans to the sidelines or force them to retire altogether.1 It’s because of this uncertainty that anyone claiming to be a fantasy football expert should be called into question, and even more so when you consider the Dunning-Kruger effect which suggests that those who are the most incompetent in a given field tend to mistakenly believe that they are as good as or better than everyone else.
Real talk: this happens to everyone in some form or another. Think of driving. Ever wonder why all the shitty drivers are the one’s flicking you off? It’s because they think you’re the shitty one.2 And it’s all due to an illusory superiority created by the Dunning-Kruger effect.
Damn near anything you can think of has been influenced in some way by idiots who think they’re smarter than they are.