Thursday, July 07, 2011

Fantasty football prep: draft tools, twitter lists, etc

The Fantasy Douche has done us all a great favor - at least those of us who are on Twitter. He used the magic of excel, coding and the Twitter API to develop the Fantasy Football Discovery List, which will guide you to high relevance fantasy football tweeters - basically those folks who have a fair number of fans and are also followed by a lot of FF experts, too. Fascinating list really and you'll definitely want to scope it out for suggestions on new folks to follow. The FD followed it up with another list of names/Twitter handles if you want to dig a bit deeper.

Lots of links for you guys today so let's get after it...

  • With so much optimism that the NFL labor talks are hopefully coming to an end (for some of the latest on today's talks, see the Fantasy Guru's notes), I'm seeing free agency articles cropping up all over the place. Here's a taste:
  • This new draft tool from John Paulsen at FantasyShrink.com and Josh Moore at 4for4.com is just badass. Basically it scours draft data from MyFantasyLeague.com and gives you the likelihood of a player being available at any point in the draft. Can guarantee that most of you will find this tool not only helpful but insanely addictive...
  • The Fifth Down's first fantasy analysis of the season rolls on with the top 10 WRs for 2011 in Fantasy First Take: Wide Receivers.
  • I'll be the first to admit that I really know very little about John Beck, and perhaps for good reason - but Matt Waldman lays out an incredibly in-depth look at why Beck should be given the chance to be a starter. He also lays out the Redskins' QB outlook here, which is worthy of a read even if you aren't all that interested in the seriously impressive overview of Beck.

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