Martin Schmidt has written another Keeping Score column for the New York Times. In “Numbers Often Lie When It Comes to Football” Marty makes a point we make in the ninth chapter of The Wages of Wins. Unlike baseball and basketball, the statistics tracked for players in the NFL are often not about the individual athlete’s talent and effort, but the team that happens to be around the player. Consequently, as noted here a few weeks ago, we see a great deal of inconsistency in NFL performance. And as Marty notes, that is not good news for fantasy football players.