Friday, January 15, 2010

Divisional decisions

Happy almost three-day weekend (and happy MLK Jr's official birthday). I will be celebrating the weekend by putting the finishing touches on my fantasy football accuracy analysis, which I am almost done with. Meanwhile The Big Lead has done an accuracy analysis of their own (love seeing this concept pick up steam) looking at 7 different sites' preseason rankings. Take a look at their results, which were compiled in a relatively similar manner to what I do - I'll be very interested in seeing how similar our end results are when it's all said and done.

But let's take a look at today's links to help those of you in playoff leagues like the FFLibrarian Playoff Challenge (there are 162 of us!) get your best lineup set:

  • I'm pretty much sold when I see the phrase Abita beer in a post (there's some tasty Abita Amber on tap at the Henry St. Ale House a few blocks away from me), but The Hazean also has some quality football commentary for us in Round Two Start & Sit.
  • RotoExperts' Divisional Thunderdome is chock full of position rankings and insight for this weekend's games.
  • More rankings from FFXtreme's Fantasy Football Playoff Rankings Part 2. Kind of amazing that Adrian Peterson isn't top dog on all these rankings - that just goes to show how much more potent the Cowboys run defense has been lately...and perhaps how relatively unspectacular Peterson has been. Don't get me wrong, he's still high up on this weekend's rankings, but there isn't the outpouring of love that we would've seen for him in the past. 
  • For some thoughts on how to work the passing games and rushing games this weekend (and projections), see what FFToday has to offer in Inside the Matchup: Divisional Playoffs.
  • If you're really just looking for some words of wisdom on the matchups and are kind of done with the fantasy angle, I've got you covered - Football Outsiders' Mike Tanier does a spectacular job with weekly matchups on the Fifth Down so take a look at Saturday's NFL Divisional Matchups and Sunday's NFL Divisional Matchups.
  • Rotoworld really never disappoints and Signs of the Future is no exception - it has a nice look at RBBC (running back by committee) trends over the past several years as well as important player notes for both this weekend and the 2010 season. 
  • Finally if you're a NFL Draft junkie, then you'll want to take a look at ProFootballWeekly.com's list of Underclassmen who intend to enter the 2010 draft, which I believe has been continuously updated over the past month or so.
Happy weekend and good luck in your playoffs leagues!

1 comment:

David said...

And for those who don't drink...Abita Root Beer is the best root beer available. Hard to find, but worth getting it shipped from New Orleans!