There are big, fluffy flakes coming down outside my window right now and I'm thinking about the mayhem that will be taking place just a few miles away at Times Square tonight. We thought about joining in on the New Year's Eve madness but I think we're just going to have a few friends over for dinner and drinks instead. I woke up this morning with a monster of a sore throat so I'm wondering just how much celebrating I have in me today...we shall see.
But speaking of monster things, let's talk about the 96-team monster FFLibrarian League which had its inaugural season this year. Yes, really 96 teams - we were split into 6 conferences of 16 teams and each conference had their own draft. This past week we had our final championship week that pitted the 6 conference winners against each other, which included the following teams:
Conference 1: Bookie
Conference 2: American Atheists
Conference 3: HitNRun
Conference 4: I'm Rick James Bitch
Conference 5: BIG DUKE
Conference 6: Dangerous Beans
So without further ado, the team with the most points in Week 16 and 2009 FFLibrarian League Champion is...American Atheists with a starting squad made up of Philip Rivers, Jamaal Charles, Jerome Harrison, Miles Austin, Brandon Marshall, Dallas Clark, Rob Bironas, and the Cowboys D/ST. A big congrats to Andrew on his win!
Thank you all to all 96 teams for participating and if you want to keep the fantasy fun going during the playoffs, join me in the 3rd annual FFLibrarian Playoff Challenge hosted by NFL.com. The game is a little different this year but essentially you pick the players that you think will perform best each week and if you carry any players over from week to week, you get bonus points for that player's stats. Should be a good time and I'm hoping to have 200+ of you participate again this year. So join in the league using the password (librarian) - if you have any troubles signing up with that link, just email me and I'll send you an invitation. Feel free to invite your friends, too - the more the merrier!
Moving on to today's links:
- If you're in the mood for some start/sit advice, look no further. Read on for some of the latest and greatest:
- FootballDocs' Start Sit
- RotoExperts' Dear Diary: Sit/Start
- Fantasyfanplay.com's Play em/Lay em
- FFXtreme's Start and Bench Advice: Week 17
- Fantasy Depth Chart has a very helpful list of players who will be free agents after the 2009 season listed by team. Good stuff.
- For an injury update, take a look at The Hazean's Thursday Injury Update for the latest on Marshall, Jacobs, and Garcon - plus some bonus links.
- Take a look at my final links for the NY Times' Fifth Down this season in their abbreviated Week 17 in Fantasy Football Matchups.
- Or take a look at my weekly column for the Bruno Boys where I compare reception stats from 2008 to 2009 for RBs and WRs and scope out some good prospects for those of you playing in PPR leagues next season.
- Matthew Berry's Ten lists of 10 is chock full of good stuff - general thoughts about the season and specific advice for Week 17. Get a little bit of everything here.
- If you're in an IDP league and are looking for some last minute advice, turn to the IDP Guru (who can also be read on FFManiaxs these days) for some waiver wire suggestions.
- Razzball has a nice game-by-game analysis with thoughts on good and bad fantasy plays.
- Looking for rankings? The Bruno Boys have a bunch of positional rankings up (this one links to TEs) and if you fish around their site a bit, you should find them all.