Oy. Had my first draft of the season this weekend and all I can think of now are the things I'd do differently. I only had time to do one mock draft beforehand and let me tell you, it takes more than that to get the cobwebs out...even for someone who is constantly reading FF info all offseason. So I can't encourage you enough to swing by either your league hosting site, Mock Draft Central, Fantasy Football Calculator, or any other number of sites for easy mocking. I know you're all busy people but if you can squeeze in a mock or two, you'll be grateful you did come draft day.
Anyway, I participated in the FFNerd's awesome Experts League (part of the reason it's so awesome is that the Nerd is making a donation to the league champion's charity of choice) and you can find the results of the draft here. I will note that late in Round 6 there was some chatting during which it was discussed that our flex spot includes QBs. The commish had made this very clear prior to the start of the draft, but many of us weren't quite paying attention to the pre-draft chat and missed out on that piece...so you might see some drafting of QBs in this league that is unique to this flex spot, particularly around Round 6 or so. Very interesting though for someone like me who hasn't played in a 2QB league before. Really looking forward to it.
Now onto today's links:
- Let's start with some catch-up with preseason week 2 games and other news:
- LestersLegends.com has a quick outlook for Beanie Wells in 2011 now that Ryan Williams is out for the season.
- Roto Arcade's First Down: Foster, Tate highlight top Week 2 takeaways
- In honor of leagues with funky scoring, those of you who are in score-only leagues that don't care about yardage, take a look at KFFL.com's Rankings: Scoring only.
- For more "expert" draft results, take a look at Razzball.com's Team Razzball - An Experts Draft Breakdown.
- 4for4.com has a great series of draft strategy articles based on where your draft spot is:
- The Bruno Boys came in #1 in my annual accuracy contest for 2010 so I can only imagine that you'll want to scope out their free 2011 Draft Kit, which includes rankings and a whole lot more - sleepers, cheat sheets, mocks, rookie info, etc.
- FFToday.com's Five to Struggle, Five to Shine - Bess is very much on my radar in PPR leagues in particular.
- Gregg Rosenthal looks video-style at the top QBs after Vick and Rodgers have been taken in The next best quarterback.
- I really like Athlon Sport's team-by-team quick look at players on each team that are sleepers, deep sleepers, overvalued, top rookies, bounce back guys, and top IDPers. No long analysis here but I do like the brevity actually. Sometimes you really don't need a ton of detail and this format works nicely.