Can you pick the winners and losers better than Alan? Almost certainly!
Once upon a time, Fienberg roped me into joining his fantasy football league. This was a huge mistake for all involved, given how quickly I became obsessed with the game, and finding ways to "improve" my roster, to the point where I'm pretty sure I ended one season with more roster moves than the rest of the league combined. (Yes, I was That Guy. Sigh...) I eventually kicked the habit, but now Dan has talked me into trying out a different kind of fantasy game - one that, so far, doesn't seem like it has the capacity to damage either our friendship or my marriage.
HitFix has started up an "American Idol" fantasy contest, which is really simple to both join and play.