I participated in Fantasy Football last year for the first time, and finished the season in the lower end of the spectrum (but not dead last:). I don't remember the exact ranker, but maybe sixth or seventh out of ten.
This year, I am determined to do better than that... and the season is off to a great start. I'm currently third out of 12. (And if it were based upon points only, I'd be in second place, trailing the first place by less than 2 points).
Participating in a FF league sure makes the games more interesting - it gives me a reason to pay attention to games other than my favorite Bears.