Wow, I've been quiet on FFLibrarian over the past few days - thanks for your patience, it has been a nutty week. I've ventured to the Brooklyn DMV for a New York license, I've celebrated my 31st birthday, and I've hit the pavement searching (fruitlessly) for a new apartment in NYC. For those who know how "fun" the apartment search in this city can be, you know just what kind of a day we had on Sunday...toss in some crazy heat and a pregnant lady, and man...good times!
But on the plus side, many fantasy sites are reawakening from a long offseason slumber this week and I'm seeing all sorts of awesome material out there. Plus in just a few hours I hop on a plane and head to Chicago for the FSTA (Fantasy Sports Trade Association) Summer Conference - you can follow along with the experts drafts tonight, as well as the rest of the conference on my FSTA Conference blog.
So without further ado let's get to today's highlights:
- One of those sites that's back for the season finally is Ultimate Fantasy Football Strategy and they're cranking out their offensive line analysis, team by team - man, I love this series. I'm linking over to the Bears o-line piece in honor of my trip to Chicago today, but there are quite a few up already so definitely poke around the site.
- Another one of my favorite fantasy writers is back - definitely take a look at The Talented Mr. Roto/Matthew Berry's Top 150 preseason rankings, which also notes each player's positional rank.
- Meanwhile one of my favorite sites, Rotoworld, continues to crank out articles - check out this one on Backup Runners, which they divide up into the elite, the handcuffs, those that are particularly helpful in PPR leagues, etc.
- Herbie Teope from the "Fantasy Huddle" show and a writer for the Kansas City Star has polled a bunch of experts in the fantasy industry on their thoughts for the 2010 season, and I was lucky enough to be one of them. Do you agree with me that Chris Johnson should go #1 overall ahead of Adrian Peterson? Who are you avoiding this year? Or acquiring at all costs?
- The IDP Guru continues the defensive player tiers with dynasty rankings for Defensive Linemen and Defensive Backs.
- Or turn to CBSSports.com's Getting defensive: IDP rankings for 2010. I play in an IDP-heavy league with Dave Richard from CBS and some other hot shots out there, so I always enjoy seeing Dave's early thoughts on IDPers.
- Razzball takes a look at how drafts are evolving and where players are falling in early mocks for the 2010 season in It's an Everyday Draft Position. Not only do you get some of Doc's amusing commentary but some solid thoughts on where and when to take some key players. On a side note, I was reading the comments about Frank Gore and gotta reiterate how much I love the guy. He was a top 5 back in many standard and PPR leagues last year (very quietly I might add) and now he has a bolstered o-line to help him (and Alex Smith) out? Love it. I'm all about Gore this year...what do you guys think?