Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Breaking for some FF linkage

Today we're back to regular links here on FFLibrarian, but don't worry, I'll be back tomorrow with the wide receiver results for the multi-year accuracy analysis. Or maybe even tonight if I get overly ambitious but I think we all know that's unlikely, solely based on how long it has taken me to get to this point of the process. Also, as requested by several of you, tomorrow I will post all 54 sites that have participated in the contest over the past 3 years.

But let's jump into today's links since there's some good stuff being posted this week:

  • First and foremost, I'm guessing you've heard that Steve Smith (CAR) broke his arm while playing flag football but just in case you missed the news, take a look at ESPN's Stephania Bell's take on the injury. Her blog is always a great place to start if you're wondering about the real toll of a player's injury.
  • Speaking of injuries, another good read is FFToday's Anatomy of an Injury series, with this one looking at wide receivers including dudes like Donald Driver (when will he just totally fall off a cliff?) and Brandon Marshall.
  • Dave and Jamie at CBSSports.com are pulling together team-by-team fantasy outlooks and so far they've knocked off the AFC North. Read up and check back for the rest of the team takes as they go up.
  • FootballDocs have created both a passing and rushing strength of schedule and I particularly enjoy their note that a favorable schedule "should only account for no more than 10% of a player's value when ranking them" - interesting stuff. Plus it's just full of numbers to keep the mind entertained for a chunk of the afternoon if need be. I will throw my two cents in that a lot can change year to year and that it's always wise to really assess a strength of schedule once we're a few games into the regular season...the Giants D last year being a case in point.
  • Find out who KFFL thinks will be a bust QB vs an undervalued QB this season. The tough angle to the undervalued player though is that if a smart, widely-read site like KFFL thinks you're undervalued in June, no chance you'll actually be a value pick come draft day in August/September. Unless the "he's overhyped" train has started by then...
  • Gotta admit I'm not one to usually splurge for a top tier TE and typically prefer to wait a bit and grab guys with a lot of upside at a cheaper cost. But I do find Fantasyfanplay.com's Tightening Their Grip a compelling read as to why your fantasy team needs a top tier TE.
  • Finally, I think it's pretty clear that I love Rotoworld. They are truly one of my favorite resources and if you're going to shell out for a product, Rotoworld's Draft Guide (along with FootballGuys.com and The Huddle) is one of my top recommendations to most folks. That of course does depend on your league's needs (for example, NoOffseason.com's Dynasty Draft Guide could be a focus for those of you in dynasty/keeper leagues). But back to Rotoworld. They rock and their Draft Guide gets my full endorsement.

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