Friday, July 09, 2010

FF advice: rankings, draft strategy, and more!

A week from tomorrow is the big move in my household...though "big" is all relative seeing as our new place is merely half a mile away; not quite the Boulder to NYC move we made last summer. But one of the best parts about this move is that we're switching around our cable tv a bit and will soon have access to the NFL Network. Many of you can understand how happy this makes me (sad but true...) - perhaps all of the packing and moving is worth it if only even for the football upgrade!

I've been a little quiet this week with kind of a lot going on here but I know we're getting to the heart of fantasy football prep season so don't worry, I've got you covered with some high quality links for your Friday afternoon entertainment.

  • More and more sites are cranking out their rankings (or just updating what they've already published) and another set of rankings you might want to scope out is from The Sports Outlaw - take a look here for their standard rankings or here for PPR rankings.
  • SI's Jay Clemons always packs his Fantasy Clicks articles chock full of awesome material. This week's The Search for Tomorrow's Sidney Rice is another great read with a smorgasbord ranging from rankings to schedule analysis to cold weather game thoughts.
  • A little focus on wide receivers now...
  • Or shift your thoughts to QBs with Fox Sports's QB draft strategy: Spend an early pick from Roger Rotter.
  • Those who have read this blog for awhile know that I love what the Football Outsiders do, so I highly recommend scoping out their annual FO Almanac. So much incredible stuff in there and it's available via PDF now (the print copy will be available in about 2 more weeks).
  • Clearly from all of the historical accuracy analysis I do here on FFLibrarian, I'm a fan of looking back a bit to previous seasons to try and inform our thoughts about the future. FFToday's Second-Half Awakenings looks back at 5 players who emerged with surprisingly solid performances at the end of the 2009 season, and examines their potential for 2010.
  • Many of you have asked for recommendations on where to play fantasy football this year and while I promised some thoughts on that front awhile back (I'm so full of promises), I'm having a hard time really believing that my individual experiences with sites are enough to persuade anyone. But I will say that when I play in fairly basic/standard (and free!) leagues, I'm quite pleased with what both CBSSports.com and Yahoo have offered in that realm. Meanwhile for the more complicated leagues, MyFantasyLeague.com offers so many options it's unreal. I polled you, my fine readers, to see which sites you found to be the tops and am going to leave the results of that poll up on the right side here for another week or two to let you know what sites your FF cohorts might like the best. That said, The Hazean has pulled together a nice Where to Play Fantasy Football in 2010 article also has some good suggestions. 
  • Finally, it wouldn't be the brink of fantasy football season without Matthew Berry's Draft Day Manifesto - as usual, an entertaining and thought-provoking read.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Regarding the "multi-year accuracy", how did you analyze KFFL? They have a high and low listed for each category.

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