Through four weeks of the OklahomIraqis Leagues, we're starting to see some patterns emerge. In the OIL, there is one 4-0 team: Cliburn's Arrogant Americans. But the Americans have had the second-easiest schedule. Behind him the field is wide-open. Teams two through seven have very little separating them and Duffy's Hangovers sit at number eight with key injuries hurting him and Josh Gordon laying in wait on the bench. Only one team remains winless, Schmidt's aptly-named Dead Again. Schmidt has had the toughest schedule in the league, and it will be tough to dig out of this hole. Maybe next year, Schmidt.
In the OIL2, no one is undefeated. But no one has truly separated himself either. Fitzgerald is in first place but teams two through eight are all very close. And the next few teams are very much alive in the playoff hunt. Keep an eye on Zerger's A Manziel in Distress (competing from Afghanistan), Brosh's STEBRO, Nye's Donkey Punch, and Lynn's Brewmasters. Only one team is winless: Musselman's Mutinous Apes. This is Muss's first season playing fantasy football, and it shows. He's making all the rookie mistakes I'd expect from a newcomer. But he's grinding every week trying to better his roster, as evidenced by his 11 roster moves in four weeks. He's also failed to engender any "beginner's luck" as he's faced the second-toughest schedule.