So for those of you who are new to this site, I really am a librarian - it's not just a blog name, I work as a librarian at a university in Colorado and our library has just started a major construction project. The start of the project involves overhauling two huge rooms just outside my office - and anyone who has dealt with construction in their workplace or home might see where I am going with this...the noise this morning has been close to unbearable and this is just the beginning. Soon there will be the removal of entire walls and glass panels as well as the joys of drilling into concrete. I'm scoping out possible new "office" locations for the rest of the summer and am wondering if actually I just need to concentrate on fantasy football above all else.
- I really am starting to worrying about my Broncos' #1 WR...Brandon, what is going on??
- ProFootballWeekly takes a look at six training camp battles for QB from a fantasy perspective...frankly, you probably aren't going to grab any of these guys except as a flyer or if you're in a massive league of 16+ (I hope), but I think many of these are guys to keep an eye on as the season progresses. They also have five training camp battles for RB, which are bound to be more relevant for most drafts.
- Ultimate Fantasy Football Strategy brings us Predicting the Top 10 Wide Receivers Based on Historical Trends - note their comments in the beginning that this is not an actual ranking, they are assuming this will be a fun article that can be ridiculed at the end of the season, but personally I really enjoy this sort of analysis. I'm particularly intrigued by some of their picks for top 6-10 WRs by the end of the season like Darrell Jackson and Jerricho Cotchery. I'm also a Colston-lover, so I appreciate seeing some love for him in the top 5 WRs...and don't worry, UltimateFFStrategy doesn't stop with WRs - check out their predictions for RBs and QBs, too. There's some serious love for the Broncos in those three posts - Selvin Young, Darrell Jackson and Jay Cutler all get some attention here.
- Some of you have asked if I have any advice on draft or lineup software out there...and honestly, I really don't. There's a lot out there but I haven't tried a single one - if I was going to try one though, I think I'd get on board with Fantasy Football Starters' Line-up Analyzer. It's possible that I'd really just want to use this to challenge myself and see if an algorithm could outsmart me. These guys have a trade analyzer and a draft analyzer, too, so there's a lot to choose from if you're so inclined. And if by chance I do bit the bullet and check out the Line-up Analyzer, I'll be sure to keep you posted on my battle for start/sit dominance with the algorithm.
- Fanball does a pretty solid job and providing in-depth analysis on individual players including guys like TE Vernon Davis, TE Ben Utecht and WR Joey Galloway.