Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Start/Sit Sites for Week 5 = Useless

After analyzing this week's Start/Sit sites for WRs I have reached the conclusion that one should never use these sites for WR help. WR performances are just too varied from week to week and apparently no one can very accurately predict which players will do well and which won't. So my best advice? Don't use these sites for WR help unless you are so desperate that you're willing to listen to advice that is perilous at best. Of the 8 sites that I looked at, only 2 ended up with suggested starters that performed better than their suggested benchers. Sad. So here are the top two performers of the week:

1. CoachBox Start/Bench
Suggested starters average ranking for the week: 28.5
Suggested starters average fantasy points for the week: 6.5
Suggested benchers average ranking for the week: 42.5
Suggested benchers average fantasy points for the week: 6.21

2. SI Start 'em Sit 'em
Suggested starters average ranking for the week: 32.75
Suggested starters average fantasy points for the week: 5.4
Suggested benchers average ranking for the week: 36
Suggested benchers average fantasy points for the week: 8.44

And yet I still don't think either of these sites were any good - SI had the #3 and #6 performer of the week on the bench; CoachBox also had #3 on the bench (#3 being Galloway). So while I suppose these two sites should be applauded to some extent, I say this week don't take these recs very seriously.

All-around pretty awful sites:
3. NFL Freaks Start-Bench List
Suggested starters average ranking for the week: 39.7
Suggested starters average fantasy points for the week: 6.01
Suggested maybes average ranking for the week: 34.3
Suggested maybes average fantasy points for the week: 6.84
Suggested benchers average ranking for the week: 55
Suggested benchers average fantasy points for the week: 5.88

4. Ask The Commish
Suggested starters average ranking for the week: 40.4
Suggested starters average fantasy points for the week: 5.99
Suggested benchers average ranking for the week: 38.25
Suggested benchers average fantasy points for the week: 5.89

5. NFL Start 'em Sit 'em
Suggested starters average ranking for the week: 39.12
Suggested starters average fantasy points for the week: 5.78
Suggested benchers average ranking for the week: 29.14
Suggested benchers average fantasy points for the week: 7.5

6. FantasySharks
Suggested starters average ranking for the week: 38.4
Suggested starters average fantasy points for the week: 6.4
Suggested benchers average ranking for the week: 26.5
Suggested benchers average fantasy points for the week: 8.8

Truly terrible:
7. CBS Sportsline
Suggested starters average ranking for the week: 40.3
Suggested starters average fantasy points for the week: 5.23
Suggested benchers average ranking for the week: 22.29
Suggested benchers average fantasy points for the week: 9.19

8. Fantasy Football Cafe
Suggested starters average ranking for the week: 65
Suggested starters average fantasy points for the week: 2.12
Suggested benchers average ranking for the week: 18
Suggested benchers average fantasy points for the week: 8.9

Perhaps at this point I should recommend that you look at the bench lineup on CBS Sportsline and FFCafe before choosing those as starters.

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