More Labor Day greetings and welcome to a new way to compete with your fellow readers here at FFLibrarian! Some of you are part of the 96-team FFLibrarian monster league for the 2009 season but if you're looking for something a little bit shorter term, or just a new and different way to compete, then join me in a new venture with 365fantasysports.com. We'll be doing weekly competitions in a private FFLibrarian community group. In order to play you'll need to register with 365fantasysports via this link and click on the big green "play now" button to register for free. Once you've registered you can search for my league in the contest lobby and use the password book1 to join my league. This first week we're going to do a pretty traditional style competition (pick 2 of each offensive skill position) but in future weeks we'll do fun stuff like an all-RB contest, or just QBs and WRs, or just night NFL games, you get it - unique sorts of contests. Should satisfy those of you looking for something new on the fantasy scene AND those who are just getting their toes wet. So I hope you'll join me - the more the merrier! - and let me know if you have any questions.
With my library conferences behind me (for a few weeks at least), I can now concentrate on fantasy football again. If you happen to be a librarian and are interested in how my co-presenter and I tied together fantasy football and information literacy, check out my co-presenter’s blog . Though I imagine most of you would much rather catch up on the following football news and thoughts for the week: I remain a bit dazed and confused by my certainty last summer that Cedric Benson was going to rock my RB2 world in 2007. Didn’t happen and now he’s moved onto ankle surgery, alleged intoxication and resisting arrest on boats. Awesome. You can practically taste Matt Forte’s value skyrocketing here. In fact, wondering about rookie RBs in general? Well then check out FF Xtreme’s The Day After: Ranking the Rookie Running Backs . I love reading articles or stats that challenge my preconceived notions – The Fifth Down’s Chad the Completion Percentage Machine does just that. No offense to thos