Well I'm back in Boulder for a short vacation and it feels like I've hardly been gone. The flatirons are gorgeous, the downright cold morning temps are refreshing, and the vast amount of nature that I can see at any given time is appealing. But - and I'm surprised to admit this - a part of me misses New York already. Can you believe it?! I've been gone 24 hours and I already feel a twinge, missing the new hometown. That's either a testament to how quickly NYC sucks you in - or that I am a quick adapter that just loves my home wherever it may be.
- Sports Data Hub is a spectacular site - check it out if you haven't already (keep in mind that there's sound that starts immediately upon opening that link; always good to know before you blast your office, right?). Anyway, they've got their Week 2 projections up today. Don't miss 'em!
- This going to be a Sports Data Hub lovefest today since you're going to want to scope out the article in Wall Street Journal from Nando Di Fino, Is Your Fantasy Team Dead on Arrival? It Might Be. He uses data analysis from my buds at SDH to do something I love - a look at the correlation between Week 1 and end of season performance for QBs, RBs, WRs, and TEs. Beautiful.
- For more investigation into what Week 1 performances could mean for the rest of the season, see my column with the Bruno Boys: Importance of Week 1 Reception Totals with some advice specifically for folks in PPR leagues.
- Or for even more Week 1 analysis, see what Ultimate Fantasy Football Strategy says in What Does a Week 1 Win Mean?
- I love 4th down studies, especially when a little economic theory is thrown in. For the latest on the 4th down "go for it or not?" see Fifth Down's A New Study on Fourth Downs: Go for It.
- Also on the Fifth Down front, a few weeks ago I noted that they wouldn't be covering fantasy football this season and therefore I wouldn't be doing my weekly column - well, a slight update with good news! They've decided to include fantasy football in the blog again, which of course I'm thrilled about - they will do their weekly FF analysis in-house (see this week's Week 2 in Fantasy Football Matchups) but starting next week I'll be providing a handful of links to the best articles of the week. I'm excited to be working with the NY Times again so stay tuned!
- The Hazean's Sleeper Watch: Week 2 Surprises suggests starting Jason Campbell this week against the weak St. Louis D. Can't say that's a bad idea...
- A little bit of IDP lovin':
- Monk brings us some IDP trend thoughts in IDP Fantasy Football 2009 - The Year of the Defensive Back?!
- Numbers and Guts' IDP Waiver Wednesday - Week 2 has some LBs and DBs you'll want to keep in mind.
- Just a handful of start and sit suggestions are up - lots more to come tomorrow!
- FFGoat's Shocking FF Start em and Sit em and Sleepers Week 2
- FantasySharks.com's 2009 Start/Bench List Week 2
- NFL.com's Start 'em & Sit 'em
- Ask the Commish's Start or Sit for Week 2
- FantasyFootballManiax's Week 2 Start Sit
- Fantasy Tailgate's Starters and Slackers
They're moving the site (slowly) over to www.fsc.fm, but for now you can access it at either site.
In particular, fantasyguru.com does several shows each week, including a fresh-impressions show Sunday night (altho I see it's not on the calendar for this Sunday yet), a Tuesday waivers show called In The Loop, and a Thursday night show.
Fanball, Rotowire, and FFToolbox, among many others, all have shows there as well.