I used to pick all the games every week as a ritual. Nowadays, I pick 1-2 teams every week as a mild form of personal amusement, trying to maximize my win percentage. Surprisingly difficult to pick winners…lol. I’m the only one in my league who has used this feature in the last five years or so.
Some might feel that picking your opponent might give you good mojo or perhaps as a show of respect or modesty. The Fantasy Gods are fickle so playing the pick’em game might be considered is a form of homage. I’m considering starting to burn incense next.