So I must confess, I think I'm in over my head this fantasy season. I've now agreed to be in 7 fantasy football leagues - my previous high was 4 leagues so this is bound to be a big change for me and I'm wondering how things will go. One of the changes this year includes playing in a league that is solely IDPs and special teamers. While two of my leagues in the past have included IDPs, I certainly haven't played in an IDP-only league before and the prep for this 29-round draft feels very different. In preparing for this draft I came across a pretty interesting article from FF Maniaxs - How to win a fantasy IDP league. We have similar approaches to IDP drafting - find the "tackle machines" so I particularly enjoyed reading this piece.
Some other fantasy football articles for you:
- Running with the Ones from Rotoworld reports on some of the latest training camp battles
- I love the weekly Gut Check column from FFToday and a recent column on draft strategies is likely one of the best strategy articles I've ever read. Check out Draft Strategy (What I Really Think) - you won't regret it.
- Mr. Fantasy's 2008 Top 200 Draft Rankings are available; I didn't agree with Mr. Fantasy all the time last season (and can already see I might disagree with some of this year's rankings) but I enjoy reviewing his rankings nonetheless.
- Football Outsiders provide us with a list of guys you might not want to grab in Taking a Pass: Fantasy Players to Avoid - I agree with most of this list but am not so sure I agree with the Garrard or Graham analysis. I also can't help but be a homer and think that Cutler isn't getting enough love here; Cutler makes things happen.