Well I've gone radio silent yet again on you all. I was at the FSTA Summer Conference last week (hopefully you followed along if you had any interest on my FSTA Conference blog - or you can keep an eye on the FantasySportsBusiness.com site for conference wrap-up articles) and then continued on the apartment search for much of the weekend. Don't want to get ahead of myself here but I think we found a place and I for one couldn't be more excited. I'll know more over the next few days but soon the fun of packing and moving can begin.
However, I do have great news on the aggregate rankings front for you guys. I've been blabbering on for awhile about how I'm going to pull together the results of my accuracy ranking contest from the past several years into an aggregate accuracy ranking. For quite some time the data was trapped on a dead computer but this weekend the computer was finally revived and I pulled the old data off - I anticipate having the aggregate results out in the next 10 days or so. So truly, I promise that info is really coming! Keep in mind that each year the contest has grown in popularity (up to nearly 50 sites this past year!) so there are many sites for which I only have 1 or 2 years of results - but more details on this to come.
So let's get on with it and look at today's links since there are really quite a few:
- It has been a few weeks since the FootballGuys.com released TodayInFantasy.com. For those who haven't seen it, go check it out. As a librarian it makes my heart sing - they're basically out to organize and catalog all of the quality fantasy football articles out there based on which player or team is addressed - this is the perfect place to go if you're looking for all the Wes Welker news out there, for example. It's a massive undertaking but they also provide something similar to what I do here on FFLibrarian in terms of offering up links to some of the best FF content - I talked to these guys a bit at the FSTA conference and they clearly realize what I did when I started FFLibrarian: the FF world is just gigantic and needs someone to whittle it down a bit. I'll be checking to make sure they don't link to any must-read articles that I've missed, but I do highly recommend it as a place to scope out. Especially when, say, I go quiet for a week on FFLibrarian...
- You know the season is approaching when draft kits start to appear. NFL.com has quite a thorough and freakishly helpful draft kit for this time of year. They include some articles you've probably already scoped out on their site but also lots of new stuff - rankings, sleepers, team questions, cheat sheets, mock draft results, draft strategy...the list goes on and on and on...
- Speaking of draft prep, Fantasyfanplay.com is getting ready to roll out their draft guide but for now take a look at their Sneak Peek for some draft guide insight.
- SI's Fantasy Clicks, Charles in Charge...of our Fantasy Lives, from last week is chock full of good summer FF musings. Who doesn't love a look at bye week conundrums in mid-June?
- If you're a newbie to fantasy football or you're just looking to refresh some of your old patterns, take a look at some Fantasy Football Draft Strategy suggestions from Razzball. Remember that each league is different and how you draft really depends on your scoring system and player set-up - but also the skill level of your leaguemates.
- A lot of folks I know rely heavily upon mock draft results from experts when it comes time to determine the value of a player and such - so if you're in a PPR league it could be worth it to scope out CBSSports.com's 14-team, PPR mock draft article.
- I enjoy guest columnists to Monday Morning Quarterback and with Peter King covering the World Cup, we have Nnamdi Asomugha to thank for this week's MMQB, Advice for rookies on adjusting to life in the National Football League.
- I love the enthusiasm for Michael Turner in FFToday's Anatomy of an Injury - Running Backs article. I believed in Turner last year, felt he could overcome the supposed curse and put up another tremendous season...last year's down performance hasn't really changed my mind about him, especially upon hearing that he's in incredible shape to start this season. I will happily gamble on Turner this year. Man, between Turner and my love for Gore it sure seems like I'm a bit of an injury gambler with RBs this year...
- One guy I'm not loving is Jay Cutler and I know, I know there are many reasons to dig the guy, least of all the Mike Martz factor - if you need convincing read Rotoworld's Martz Math - but it's just a gut feeling. And that whole leaving Denver thing + his egregious TD to INT ratio.
- Ultimate Fantasy Football Strategy continues to roll out the offensive line analysis with a team-by-team approach. This is one of the best series that I can recommend in the offseason. Read it, digest it, return to it.
- I'm intrigued with some of the names I see on FFToolbox.com's Who Not to Keep list - good, thought-provoking stuff here for those of you in keeper leagues.