Skip to main content

First steps to a great 2011 team

Monumental stuff here in the FFLibrarian household: our 10.5-month-old broke out his moves yesterday and started walking. Big time. It's pretty amusing stuff, too, the way he wags his arms as he's walking, finding that sweet spot where he's balanced enough to move forward. I can only assume that he's so excited about football season being just a few weeks off that he's celebrating by toddling around the house. We've got plenty to get today so let's have at it:
  • First up, based on my inbox I can guarantee that many of you have questions about your drafts or keeper leagues, so may I direct you to Rotoworld's Live Chat today at 1 PM eastern with Evan Silva. Evan is pretty awesome, so I promise you'll be getting good advice.
  • National Football Post's The Next Big Thing is full of classic Jay Clemons stuff - a wide array of fantasy musings. Some highlights include a look at the top 7 picks of 2011, a ranking of the top 50 RBs, a look back at Jay's first draft of the season, and QB tiers.
  • Razzball.com added a Top 150 for PPR Fantasy Football leagues in addition to the standard rankings they put up earlier this week. 
  • More rankings from Fleaflicker, whom many of you might know as more of a league hosting site - but take a look at their cheat sheet, replete with IDP rankings.
  • ProFootballWeekly.com's Del Pilar's diatribe: Injuries around fantasyland is a useful read for both those of you who have been scouring the news feeds for months now, and also those who are just now catching up on FF news.
  • FootballDocs have their 2011 Fantasy Defense Strength of Schedule up - here's the explanation behind the chart in case you want the details.
  • I have it on good authority that FantasyOmatic.com put a ton of time into their 2011 Sleepers and Busts article (and podcasts!) - take a look at which sleepers and busts are recommended for all leagues or just deep leagues.
I updated the 2011 Average Rankings Position spreadsheet yesterday to include positions and am actively color-coding the google docs version now. Still to come: bye weeks and hopefully by August 26th I'll have updated rankings. E-mail me if you want the current excel version.

    Comments

    Anonymous said…
    I LOVE your average position ranking spreadsheet. I do the EXACT same thing every year. You don't find many outliers that way, but you definitely come away with a strong draft.
    brian said…
    For fantasy football insight, check out this awesome site I found:

    http://www.fantasyfootballmastermindz.com

    They have rankings, bios, stats, schedules, blogs, combine info, and a weekly waiver wire.
    Hello gentlemen,

    Hows it going.
    I take this opportunity to introduce myself, my name is Eric and I work with
    a company website as a strategic consultant - Nice to meet you. As I'm looking for
    for some reputable sites to exchange links, so I would you propose to exchange links with my 3-way sites.And I'm sure this change will be beneficial for both of us to increase our ranks and search engine optimization page .

    I look forward to hearing from you soon.

    Thanks for your time,
    Eric.
    kate reymann said…
    Walking at 10.5 months! Holy cow. I am impressed.

    Popular posts from this blog

    Back on the fantasy wagon

    With my library conferences behind me (for a few weeks at least), I can now concentrate on fantasy football again. If you happen to be a librarian and are interested in how my co-presenter and I tied together fantasy football and information literacy, check out my co-presenter’s blog . Though I imagine most of you would much rather catch up on the following football news and thoughts for the week: I remain a bit dazed and confused by my certainty last summer that Cedric Benson was going to rock my RB2 world in 2007. Didn’t happen and now he’s moved onto ankle surgery, alleged intoxication and resisting arrest on boats. Awesome. You can practically taste Matt Forte’s value skyrocketing here. In fact, wondering about rookie RBs in general? Well then check out FF Xtreme’s The Day After: Ranking the Rookie Running Backs . I love reading articles or stats that challenge my preconceived notions – The Fifth Down’s Chad the Completion Percentage Machine does just that. No offense to thos

    Streaming Defenses - Week 16

    Don't know about you all, but in our house this week is just chock full of events, visiting with family, and getting organized for our upcoming time off over the holidays. Lots of scrambling going on around here and attempts to install some sense of gratitude in my boys. What am I grateful for this season? Many things but let's start with Bob. Bob has been my fantasy football rock, coming back week after week to post. Hats off to you, Bob, and thank you for your diligent work and research. So here he is with this year's final streaming defense post.  Well it’s the last week of the Fantasy Football Playoffs in most leagues, and my last post of the season. I hope you all found these posts useful. And if I failed you, you have to murder a lot more experts before you get to me. I myself have had a terrible playoff season. I’m out of all but one of my leagues due to the weird games the last two weeks. Between weather that didn’t materialize to normally consistent players co

    A hiatus

    Update:  It is with a very heavy heart that I tell you all that yesterday, August 30th, I delivered our stillborn daughter, Caroline Mary. This has been an almost surreal and definitely heartbreaking experience and I appreciate the support in each and every one of your notes. Caroline will be honored and loved always. Thank you, thank you, thank you for your thoughts and prayers - they mean the world to our family. I have been a very poor blogger this month and feel I owe you all an explanation, particularly as this is crunch time for draft prep. I hope this is not too personal of a look into my life since I know most of you are just here for the football. I am nearly 18 weeks pregnant and we have learned that our baby (a little girl!) has triploidy, a chromosomal abnormality that means she has three copies of every chromosome instead of the normal two. The doctors have explained that it's a completely random occurrence and fairly rare that she has made it this far along, but tha