Thursday, December 31, 2009

Winner of the 2009 FFLibrarian League is...

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:

Have a safe, fun and happy New Year's Eve! And here's hoping you're all pulling for my Northwestern Wildcats in the Outback Bowl tomorrow - go Cats!

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Week 17 playoffs prep

Hello from the 95 corridor - I'm en route from DC to NYC on a truly special bus. It's filled with plug-ins, wifi, and New Year's Eve cheer, so I thought I'd get a few links up while I'm cruising up the east coast. Many thanks to those of you who asked after my car situation. We've got a new clutch in my mom's car and hit the road back up to DC late yesterday afternoon. After spending a little time in a new sports bar in my neck of the Arlington, VA woods upon our arrival last night, we're all a little better than ever. Soon we'll finally be back in the comfort of our own home surrounded by two cats that no doubt will be overeager for some loving. Sure hope they're psyched to watch some bowl games...

 We've got Week 17 prep going on in a serious way, my friends. Read on for today's tips:

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Those clutch moments...

Well sometimes things really don't go as planned. Our car broke down yesterday as we were cruising along highway 81 in Virginia heading from Knoxville back up to DC on the next leg of our travels. Small disaster. We were towed off the interstate exit ramp and found a mechanic who can replace the clutch (we're hoping that's all that's wrong with it) by lunch today. So after my mind kept going cha-ching, cha-ching, cha-ching as I thought of how our plan to save money was actually backfiring on us, we found a crappy motel and holed up there, drinking beer and watching MNF. Could be worse, right? But right now I should be heading back home to NYC but instead we are sitting in a motel room in a small town in SW Virginia, trying to see how long we can milk a late check-out before we have to take refuge in a nearby Waffle House. Sigh.

So I had big plans for this post to unveil the winner of the 96-team monster FFLibrarian League, but I think I'm going to save that for later this week when I have a bit more time to digest it all. Same goes for my push on the FFLibrarian Playoff Challenge league, but either click that link or send me an e-mail if you'd like to participate (password: librarian).

Onto today's links...

Monday, December 28, 2009

Keep your fantasy season rolling

Greetings from Tennessee - we're hitting the road again today and heading back up north after a few days with my in laws. So this will be yet another brief blog post, but frankly, there aren't a ton of articles to link to today. Here's hoping that all of you who are still playing in the championships right now are looking at a big win this week. Speaking of which, for those who have been following along with my Buffalo Wild Wings All-Star Blogger league, I am in the final 2-week round of the playoffs. This week I will lose by a few points but I have next week to gain some ground and bring in a win...so I can guarantee that I'll be paying close attention to which players will be rested in Week 17.

So let's get to today's top links...

Finally, in the next few days I'll be getting the 3rd annual FFLibrarian Playoff Challenge going through NFL.com. It's a great way to keep the fantasy season rolling by creating a team for the duration of the playoffs - last year more than 200 of you participated and I'm working on pulling together a prize for the winner. So if you're feeling super eager about signing up for it, head to the FFLibrarian Playoff Challenge league on NFL.com and use the password "librarian" to enter - or just e-mail me and I'll send an invitation your way. Otherwise, look for more details later this week.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Consensus start/sit Week 16

Well I hope you all have had a very merry Christmas. I don't have a ton of time since I'm enjoying time with family, but I thought I'd throw up a few links and of course the Consensus Start/Sit names for the week. First up, links...

Time for the consensus start/sit - remember that these are the players with the most start or sit votes from all of the various fantasy experts that I link to throughout the week:

QB
Start: Carson Palmer (though a few said to sit him), Alex Smith, Tom Brady, Matt Schaub
Sit: Matt Ryan, Eli Manning, Peyton Manning

RB
Start: Beanie Wells, Cedric Benson, Jerome Harrison, Jason Snelling
Sit: Julius Jones, Knowshon Moreno, Joseph Addai, Matt Forte

WR
Start: Greg Jennings, Michael Crabtree, Derrick Mason
Sit: Dwayne Bowe, Reggie Wayne, Roddy White

TE
Start: Fred Davis, Jermichael Finley
Sit: Todd Heap, Dustin Keller

D/ST
Start: Niners, Cardinals, Cowboys
Sit: Dolphins, Jets

Kickers
No consensus

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Christmas Eve linkage

Merry Christmas Eve. It's like a Christmas miracle that I'm getting this post up today - crazy times here running around seeing family and friends. I probably won't have a post up again until Saturday or maybe even Sunday morning, when I'll hopefully do a consensus start/sit for the week - so may you all have a merry and footballicious Christmas day.

Let's get straight to today's links:

Have a safe and happy holiday!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Week 16 prep for you almost-champs!

Greetings from Virginia where there are piles of snow and family and friends galore. Our extended family met up in DC last night for dinner and in the midst of a melee of family shenanigans, the restaurant valet dude managed to lock my cousin's keys in his car...while the car was still running. Chaos ensued, hangers were brought out, and great celebrations erupted when disaster was averted and the restaurant manager was able to jimmy the lock open with the hanger. Pretty standard really.

Lots to do today so I've got just a few links for you today:

All for now - time to see old friends, new babies, and enjoy some festive holiday times!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Heading out for the holidays

I'm rolling out of town today for the holidays - in a few hours my husband and I will pick up my sister and brother-in-law and we'll drive down to Arlington, Virginia, for several days of family fun. On Christmas Day we'll hop back in the car and make the next portion of our Christmas trek down to Tennessee to hang with my husband's family. Should be good times and certainly the most driving we've done since we moved here. But all this car time most likely means less blogging time. So bear with me if I'm a bit quiet this week, check out some of the awesome sites that I regularly link to, and most of all enjoy the holidays.

Let's get to today's links:

Monday, December 21, 2009

Both playoffs and 2010 advice

Well it has been a weekend of late nights and late mornings here in Brooklyn. With both my brother-in-law and some friends in town, we've been out late enjoying sporting events and good times. But it's not all puppies and lollipops here - I've lost in the playoffs to a friend who likes to needle me about any and all wins he has over me (yup, I'm talking about you, Sam), but I'm still alive and well in two other leagues including the Buffalo Wild Wings All-Star Blogger League. If Quinton Ganther can put up 22 or fewer points, I'm money and will move onto the final round of playoffs. I've got my fingers crossed since that would certainly make up for my world of hurt what with the Broncos losing to the Raiders. I can't believe I typed that sentence. So painful. But hey, at least I'm not Ryan of Fighting Chance Fantasy whose losing parlay bet means he not only has to suffer through watching Dirty Dancing but will also need to sing "(I've Had) The Time of My Life" on Fighting Chance Radio on Tuesday night. Oh good times.

Moving onto today's links:

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Consensus Start/Sit for Week 15

Greetings from a so far unsnowy NYC. However I just talked to my mom who is pretty much blanketed in a winter wonderland down in my hometown of Arlington, VA. In a few hours I'll be headed to the Duke vs Gonzaga game here in New York and I'm expecting to be tromping through snow on the way home...snow is just so much more fun when you don't have a car or any driving to worry about. Yea subway.

Meanwhile, there's football on tonight, baby! Love the Saturday night game action and I've got a few links to get you prepared - plus this week's consensus start/sit.

  • First up, the weekly Five Game Parlay that I do with Fighting Chance Fantasy - sadly I'm still trailing in that competition but I've had a few good weeks lately and think I can at least make a little more progress before the season ends.
  • This week's roundtable is up on Fantasy Phenoms with some of the sharpest minds letting us know which players are sleepers and busts this week.
  • A little start/sit advice from Fantasy Depth Chart that's specific to tonight's matchup between the Saints and Cowboys. 
  • Scope out Pyromaniac.com's Week 15 Positional Rankings with the top 12 QBs, 24 RBs, 30 WRs, and 12 TEs for this weekend's games.
Now onto the consensus start/sit for the week - I go through all of the expert start/sit links that I provide during the week and tally up which players have the most votes. They're listed below in no particular order - and always keep in mind that these suggestions don't work for all rosters; I say always play your best talent.

QB
Start: Jason Campbell, Kurt Warner, Matt Schaub
Sit: Ben Roethlisberger, Carson Palmer, Tom Brady

RB
Start: Laurence Maroney, Beanie Wells, Jamaal Charles, Arian Foster, Knowshon Moreno
Sit: Rashard Mendenhall, Matt Forte, DeAngelo Williams, Ryan Grant

WR 
Start: Terrell Owens, Antonio Bryant, Anquan Boldin
Sit: Randy Moss, Roddy White, Steve Smith (CAR), Sidney Rice

TE
Start: Fred Davis, Vernon Davis, Heath Miller
Sit: Kevin Boss, Brent Celek, Greg Olsen

D/ST
Start: Texans, Broncos, Seahawks
Sit: Cowboys, 49ers

Kicker
No consensus on any kickers this week

Friday, December 18, 2009

Streaming Live Librarian

Happy Friday - and it truly is a happy day now that I've seen Reggie Wayne come back to life. I'll be meeting my opponent in the Buffalo Wild Wings league, Scott Engel, on live "tv" today - Scott joins up with ubatv to do a show called Fantasy Playbook every Friday afternoon. The show films in a studio in Manhattan so today I'll be heading over there to be a guest on Fantasy Playbook, which will also be streaming live if you don't have access to ubatv. Check it out from 2-3 today (or watch in from the archives if you're say gainfully employed and unable to watch a show at work) for discussion on Week 15 matchups. (Post show update: I mistakenly made a bunch of start/sit calls thinking that Pittsburgh is playing Chicago this week - my apologies! This is what happens to me at the end of a long season I suppose...) 

I've got a lot going on today, so I've got a slightly abbreviated post today. I should be back with the consensus start/sit by Saturday afternoon.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Mixing in some basketball

My brother-in-law is coming to visit this weekend - should be fun, we always have a good time when he's around. He's in town to hit up the Duke vs Gonzaga game at Madison Square Garden on Saturday - he went to law school at Duke and is quite the Duke fan. I'm psyched for the game and to see his fandom in action live and in person. Here's hoping that upcoming snowstorm doesn't trap him here, though it looks like my native Virginia might get the brunt of the storm with much of the northeast missing out on a pre-Christmas blanketing of snow.  

Meanwhile today I am huddled over a cup of coffee trying to stay warm and caffeinated - prepping for my shopping excursion this afternoon. And tonight we'll be looking for a sports bar in which to watch the Colts vs Jags game. All in all, a nice day ahead. So let's get to today's links without further ado:

Finally, we won the $50 gift card to Buffalo Wild Wings for all your comments last week! Thanks to all who commented. With a random drawing, the gift card went to commenter Tim...let's see if we can get another one this week. The blogger with the most comments on the BWW All-Star Blogger League site wins that $50 gift card and I will then pick a name at random from the commenters. So get commenting on my post today on the BWW site!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Window shopping for Week 15

I'm not a huge shopper so this declaration probably won't surprise anyone who knows me well: I've only stepped into a store once for Christmas shopping this year. Everything else has been online, baby. Again perhaps not a shocker seeing as I spend all day trolling around the internet for the latest and greatest in fantasy land, so why not do the same for Christmas gifts? But I feel like I'm missing out a bit on the classic New York City Christmas experience. So tomorrow I might brave the crowds and cold to window shop a bit for the heck of it.

Another time you might want to window shop? Cruise on over to your waiver wire and see who is available. Take a good long look, poke around - and if there's anyone that your opponents might pick up this week, why not use your own waiver wire picks to block your opponents from adding any further fantasy talent? That is of course only if you have the room to spare on your squad. So for some more thoughts on this philosophy turn to the Fantasy Football Fools' On the Wire: Playoff Week 15 Pickups to Block From Your Opponents (btw, Fools, I cracked up over the hot or not kittens link). Or turn to today's links for more inspiration:

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Waiver wire madness

Don't hate me for what I'm about to say, you worker bees, but I slept until 9:15 this morning. The benefits of unemployment must be milked, I suppose, and so really I'm practically fulfilling an obligation here to all those mornings that I longed to sleep in rather than get up and head into work. The only downside is that sleeping in pushes back my postings, so thank you all for your patience with me. I've got some good links to make up for it...

Monday, December 14, 2009

Monday night links

Yo yo! I bring you an early evening post to give you something extra to make your Monday Night Football game just a smidge better. First up, links:

Also, I got an interesting e-mail today from some academics (and fantasy football players!) from Nevada State College who are surveying fantasy football players to find out a bit about our feelings on our favorite NFL teams and our fantasy teams. Here's an excerpt from the e-mail with details about the brief survey:
At one time or another, I bet everyone has wondered whether we should root for a fantasy player who is going up against our “real” NFL team.  I think it all boils down to a simple question:  does it feel better when my fantasy football team wins, or when my favorite NFL team wins?

My interest in this question goes beyond simply curiosity – in addition to being a die-hard sports fan, I’m a professor who is conducting research on this issue.  If you’re interested in taking part in the study (a fun study, I think, that asks about the things we like to talk about in our free time), please visit the link below.  The survey itself is quite short and should only take about 5-10 minutes to complete.  I’ll  be happy to share the results once the data have been collected and analyzed.  I know that 99% of the time people ignore stuff like this, so all I ask is that you click on the link and at least take a look at the first few questions.  If it’s not your cup of tea, feel free to bail out.

Your responses to the survey will be completely anonymous.  As you’ll see, I don’t ask for your name, your forum/member/guest name, or anything else that might allow me to identify you. If you have a few minutes, I would greatly appreciate it if you could help out a fellow fantasy player and football fan.  If you have any questions, please feel free to email me: research at nsc.nevada.edu.You can find the survey here: www.surveymonkey.com/s/W982CGM

Fantasy playoffs nerves

I had a great weekend with my college friends in town and am now desperately trying to finish up my Christmas shopping this week. But what's really on my mind right now are the playoffs. I'm concerned, my fantasy football friends. I'm in the first week of the playoffs in my Buffalo Wild Wings All-Star Blogger league and it's not going well. Fortunately each round of the playoffs is actually the sum of your fantasy points over the course of two weeks so if I don't win this week, it's not the end of the world. But I'm afraid that I'm in a deep, dark hole that will be tough to get out of next week when I play Scott Engel of RotoExperts again. For those of you who haven't been following along on this one, the winner will go to Miami to live blog the Super Bowl and throw a party with ESPN's Trey Wingo. I've been in first place by a healthy margin for awhile now so I'll admit it, I've had my hopes up that my regular season success would continue. I think I'll be a tiny bit crushed if it doesn't. But hey, that's a typical fantasy football playoffs tale for you. Anything can happen in the playoffs - last place can become first and injuries can change the landscape dramatically.

So let's get right to today's links:

  • There are some solid recaps from yesterday's games out there - take a look at these articles for some good insights:
  • If you're in need of some lineup replacements, get ideas from a few of the waiver wire articles that are up:
  • Hatty Waiver Wire Guru already has Week 15 Studs, Starts, Sleepers and Bench up - man, that's early. Nice work, Hatty.
  • More Week 15 analysis, this time for IDPers - while Monk typically offers up some good waiver wire suggestions during this time of the week, instead today he's just suggesting some IDPs that you can really count on during this upcoming week of the playoffs.
  • Meanwhile, 12StepDrop has a look at 5 RBs who really didn't live up to expectations in Top Fives: Running Back Busts.  
  • If you're in the market for some injury updates, take a look at The Hazean's Monday Morning Rehab for the latest on Kevin Smith, Vince Young, Brian Westbrook, and more. 
  • Scope out this week's MMQB: Fourteen things you need to know on heels of Week 14 in NFL - interesting tidbits here and I always enjoy King's perspective.

Also, for those of you who are new to FFLibrarian this season, I wanted to be sure that you all know that I blog throughout the year, not just during football season. I don't post quite as frequently, but I still make sure you get a few posts a week with the latest rankings and news from the fantasy football world. So be sure to check back during the offseason - or subscribe to my blog either by e-mail or feed reader (follow links in upper right corner of the blog).

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Week 14 consensus start/sit

Gotta be quick, so I've just got your consensus start/sit today, no links. Remember the consensus is drawn from all the different start/sit articles that I link to during the week - I've pulled out the guys with the most votes, listed in no particular order.

QB
Start: Donovan McNabb, Joe Flacco, Tony Romo, Matt Schaub
Sit: Eli Manning, Jay Cutler, Matt Cassel

RB
Start: Quinton Ganther, Jamaal Charles, Thomas Jones, Fred Jackson
Sit: Brandon Jacobs, Kevin Smith, Matt Forte, Cedric Benson

WR 
Start: Terrell Owens, Derrick Mason, Robert Meachem, Roddy White, Davone Bess
Sit: T.J. Houshmandzadeh, Antonio Bryant, Chris Chambers, Devin Hester, Bernard Berrian

TE
Start: Kevin Boss, Jermichael Finley, Brent Celek
Sit: Kellen Winslow, Greg Olsen, Fred Davis

D/ST
Start: Titans, Bills, Jets
Sit: no consensus

Kicker
Start: Billy Cundiff, Jay Feely, Josh Scobee
Sit: Robbie Gould

Friday, December 11, 2009

Week 14 info and 2010 season prep

Thanks to all who came to Buffalo Wild Wings last night for the first official FFLibrarian Game Watch, especially those of you who stayed til the bitter end or traveled across boroughs to get there. Good times despite the crappy game we all endured. Oh Steelers. At the start of the season, who would've guessed that one was coming?

I've got a fun weekend ahead - a little mini college reunion of sorts. There are four of us that were roommates during college and now that I live here in NYC, we're all in the northeast - two of us are even in Brooklyn. Since we've previously been spread across the country - and the world now that I think about it - our close proximity is just too good to pass up. So the two non-NYCers are coming into town for some weekend fun. Certainly makes up for the lack of college football.

Moving on to today's links:

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Playoffs begin tonight!

Oh boy, oh boy, do I have a ton of links for you guys today. My laptop is getting ready to burst with all of these awesome articles, so prepare yourself. Meanwhile, tonight I'll be living it up with friends, family, and readers at the Brooklyn Buffalo Wild Wings starting around 8 PM - any last minute takers? Let me know! It should be particularly interesting since my opponent in the BWW league this week is Scott Engel, who will be there watching the game with us. I'm pulling for good things from Santonio Holmes despite the crappy weather forecast in Cleveland.

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Get in on the weekly contest fun

A couple of afternoon items for you. First up, my sister's favorite piece of news: Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen had a baby boy yesterday (press conference video starts right away). Congrats to the happy family.

If you happen to be out of the running for the fantasy football championship, why not join in on some fun with my free weekly league with 365FantasySports.com. Start here and use the password 14book when prompted - you can then search in the contest lobby for either the FFLibrarian.com Freeroll or FFLibrarian.com Points Cap games.With all the chaos of the holidays and gearing up for the playoffs, I forgot to participate in the weekly leagues myself for a little while - but I'm back and better than ever. So join us and don't let the fantasy season end on you yet!

A few other links for the afternoon:

Do you have a snow day? Make it a FFLibrarian day!

A funny thing happened this morning as I awoke to the sound of hail hitting our bedroom window with some unpleasant regularity and ferocity - it occurred to me that I don't actually have to leave my apartment today if I don't want to. As a freelance writer who works from home (sounds so much better than an unemployed librarian, doesn't it?), there's absolutely no one out there who is expecting me to be anywhere other than here at home. I'll liken this realization to the one that college kids have when they leave home for the first time and realize that they can have ice cream for breakfast if they really want - you know you probably shouldn't, but it's certainly an option. If I stay inside all day, this might be my first step towards being the crazy cat lady who never leaves her house...so I'm counting on the weatherman to be right that this will blow over by late afternoon and will plan my daily outing accordingly. Now for those of you with several inches of snow outside (I'm jealous!), may you be enjoying a snow day today!

So onto today's links...

  • We've got lots of waiver wire links still churning out:
  • If you're a Maurice Jones-Drew owner, you might want to take a look at The Huddle's discussion of whether or not he's wearing down as the season progresses.
  • Rotoworld's Week 13 Target Report Highlights shows why Davone Bess is a popular name off of waiver wires this week.
  • A few start/sit and ranking links are up:
  • If you're a FFToolbox reader, take just a quick minute to fill out their survey asking for your opinion on changes and improvements to the awesome resources they provide.
  • I grabbed the Carolina D/ST last week and had much success with that move - I highly endorse picking up D/STs based on matchups and Razzball has a nice article on D/STs to snag for the playoffs in The Best Defense is a Good Matchup.
  • I think this will be the second week that we've lost out on the chance for a $50 gift card from Buffalo Wild Wings - the blogger with the most comments on the All-Star Blogger League site is eligible for that gift card and we've lost to Sports Outlaw lately. So bring on the comments! I'll be randomly selecting from the commenters to determine the winner of the gift card - so comment away on my post today.
Finally, one last reminder for those in the NYC area to come on out for the Thursday Night Football game tomorrow at the Brooklyn Buffalo Wild Wings - if you're interested in coming (we'll be arriving around 8), send me an e-mail!

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Bring on the waiver wire links

Yesterday was quite the active day in maternity wards in northern Virginia yesterday - not just one, but two of my friends had babies yesterday. Welcome to the world, little ones! Two more future fantasy football fans perhaps?

Meanwhile, those of you who are interested in joining me at the Brooklyn Buffalo Wild Wings to watch the Thursday Night Football game with Gregg Rosenthal, Scott Engel, and other FFLibrarian readers, please send me an e-mail to let me know you'll be coming (fyi, it's off the B,Q,2,3,4, and 5 trains)!


Onto today's links:

Monday, December 07, 2009

Week 13 craziness!

The college football bowl schedule is set! My Northwestern Wildcats are surprisingly headed to the Outback Bowl to play Auburn (first New Year's Day bowl game we've been to in over a decade) and I've got my fingers crossed for a W. Click here to scope out the schedule or read Stewart Mandel's commentary on the matchups.

Meanwhile in NFL land, things got pretty topsy-turvy with the Redskins almost upsetting the undefeated Saints, and the Raiders (I mean seriously?) toppling the Steelers. And who saw the Cardinals' dominating win over the Vikings coming? Love it when football keeps us on our toes - so let's get to today's links:

Finally, if you're interested in swinging by the Brooklyn Buffalo Wild Wings on Thursday night to watch the Steelers vs Browns (and the first $100 of food and drinks is on me!) and hobnob with some FF folks, send me an e-mail so I can add your name to the list.

Saturday, December 05, 2009

Consensus Start/Sit - week 13

Greetings and welcome to the Week 13 consensus picks. First up though, a few reminders and some links. If you're interested in coming to watch the Thursday Night Football game on December 10th with some other FFLibrarian readers and FF experts, send me an e-mail and let me know if you can make it to the game watch at the Brooklyn Buffalo Wild Wings (Manhattanites, it's really not a far ride on the subway).

Also if you'd like to be in the running to win a Buffalo Wild Wings lawn chair (see image on previous post) sent directly to your home, just e-mail me the lineup that you think I'll use in my BWW league and my high scorer for the week. Submissions will be accepted until the early games start.

Your weekend links are as follows:

Time for the consensus picks, which are drawn from those players receiving the most votes from the various expert start/sit lists I link to during the week:


QB
Start: Donovan McNabb, Alex Smith, Kyle Orton
Sit: Eli Manning, Joe Flacco

RB
Start: Rashard Mendenhall, Knowshon Moreno, Jamaal Charles, Matt Forte
Sit: Brandon Jacobs, Kevin Smith, Tim Hightower, Beanie Wells

WR 
Start: Jeremy Maclin, Jason Avant, Pierre Garcon, Kevin Walter
Sit: Calvin Johnson, Roddy White, Chris Chambers

TE
Start: Tony Scheffler (I heart Scheff!), Visanthe Shiancoe
Sit: Jeremy Shockey, Heath Miller

D/ST
Start: Chargers, Bears
Sit: Dolphins

Kicker
Start: Shayne Graham
Sit: no consensus

Friday, December 04, 2009

Results are in: Readers' favorites revealed!

Welcome to the 1st Annual FFLibarian Readers' Choice poll - it's results time, baby! During the month of November, 729 of you voted for your favorite fantasy football websites in a variety of categories - and now it's time for the results. Participants could vote for as many sites as they wanted and could also write in a site that wasn't included in the poll. I've decided to list the top 5 sites for most questions, with the top 10 listed for the all important favorite overall website question. So drum roll please...

1. Which website featured on FFLibrarian is your overall favorite fantasy football resource? 
#1: CBSSports.com
#2: Bruno Boys
#3: FFToolbox
#4: FFToday
#5: ESPN/Talented Mr. Roto
#6: Rotoworld
#7: Mac Bros
#8: FantasyPros911
#9: FantasySharks.com
#10: KFFL

2. Which website featured on FFLibrarian has the best preseason rankings and/or draft kit? 
#1: CBSSports.com
#2: ESPN
#3: Bruno Boys
#4: FFToolbox
#5: Rotoworld

3. Which website featured on FFLibrarian has the best waiver wire advice? 
#1: Rotoworld
#2: CBSSports.com
#3: Bruno Boys
#4: Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
#5: ESPN/Talented Mr. Roto


4. Which website featured on FFLibrarian has the best start/sit advice? 
#1: CBSSports.com
#2: Bruno Boys
#3: FFToolbox
#4: ESPN/Talented Mr. Roto
#5: FantasySharks.com

5. Which website featured on FFLibrarian has the best weekly rankings? 
#1: Rotoworld
#2: Bruno Boys
#3: ESPN/Talented Mr. Roto
#4: KFFL.com
#5: Yahoo!/Roto Arcade


6. Which website featured on FFLibrarian has the best IDP advice? 
#1: FFToday (IDP Notes)
#2: FantasyPros911
#3: IDP Monk
#4: Numbers & Guts
#5: FantasySharks.com (The Hive)

7. Which website featured on FFLibrarian has the best fantasy football podcast? 
#1: ESPN's Fantasy Focus
#2: CBSSports.com
#3: Fantasy Gridiron Live
#4: FootballGuys
#5: RotoExperts


8. Which fantasy football columnist featured on FFLibrarian is your favorite?
#1: Matthew Berry (TMR/ESPN)
#2: Gregg Rosenthal (Rotoworld)
#3: Jamey Eisenberg (CBSSports.com)
#4: Dave Richard (CBSSports.com)
#5 TIED Brandon Funston and Andy Behrens, both of Yahoo!

I love seeing how some sites really got the vote out - and there's a nice mix of smaller sites in with the big beasts of fantasy football. Let this be your reminder that good advice can come from all sorts. If any sites included in the poll would like to know how many votes they had, just shoot me an e-mail. Many thanks to all who participated in the poll!

Fantasy Football Royalty

For those of you who are planning on coming to the Buffalo Wild Wings game watch in Brooklyn next Thursday, I'm hoping to add some fantasy football royalty to the guest list. So far I'm working on bringing Rotoworld's Gregg Rosenthal and RotoExperts' Scott Engel...and my sister. No, she's not into fantasy football - just the Patriots - but I'm just psyched she's happy to join in on the fun so she's royalty to me. If you'd like to join us, just send me an e-mail so that I can add your name to the guest list.

Meanwhile as I mentioned earlier this week, I've got another contest for you all - another BWW giveaway. If you've been searching high and low for that perfect lawn chair, look no further. Take a look at the image below - if you can correctly guess my lineup for the BWW All-Star Blogger League, and which player will be my high scorer for the week, you'll be in the drawing for the lawn chair (e-mail me your guess after using the above link to scope out my roster). And by the way, keep the comments coming on my BWW posts from earlier this week in order to be in the running for a $50 BWW gift card (and no, despite the overwhelming number of references to BWW, I haven't sold out).

Wondering about the results of my readers' choice poll? Swing back by this afternoon - they should be up in the next few hours!

Moving to today's links...



    Thursday, December 03, 2009

    BWW game watch on December 10th!

    I've been busy tabulating results from my 1st Annual FFLibrarian Readers' Choice poll - and also doing some clean-up on my annual accuracy award given to the fantasy football expert with the most accurate preseason rankings. I run the competition in conjunction with the Fantasy Sports Trade Association (FSTA) and just booked my travel and hotel (hello, Palms) for the annual FSTA conference where I'll be presenting the award - Vegas, here I come! The best part of the conference is meeting some of the faces behind the websites that I link to and I'm looking forward to reconnecting with some of the fantasy experts out there.

    More news to report - I'll be hosting that game watch I mentioned at the Brooklyn Buffalo Wild Wings on Thursday, December 10th. I'd love to have as many of you attend as possible, but space is going to be limited so I'll need an RSVP from those of you who are interested in coming. We'll get the night kicked off around 8 PM or so - please e-mail me before Tuesday, December 8th at noon eastern time if you'd like to attend so I can get you on the guest list (yes, seriously, a guest list - who knew?!) and I'll send any important info your way. I'm really looking forward to this - and there might even be some more contests/giveaways for attendees. So come join in on the fun on December 10th!

    Lots of links to get to today - and don't forget to get your lineups set for tonight's Jets vs Bills game.