Wednesday, January 26, 2011

2010 Fantasy Football Accuracy Rankings Contest!

The results are in! Take a look my article on The Fifth Down to read up on the top 15 fantasy football experts for overall accuracy with their preseason rankings for the 2010 season - as well as the top 10 sites at each position. I'll be back later today or tomorrow with some more thoughts on this contest, but here's an alphabetical list of all 50 participants. If you were part of the contest and want to know how you did or which players really helped or hurt you, just shoot me an e-mail.

Congrats to the Bruno Boys!

Accuracy analysis participants:
—4 For 4
—Accuscore
—Ask the Commish
—The Big Lead
—Bruno Boys
—CBSSports.com (both Dave Richard & Jamey Eisenberg)
—Draft Analyzer
—Draft Sharks
—ESPN
—FantasyFootball.com
—Fantasy Football Geek Blog
—Fantasy Football Maniaxs
—Fantasy Football Sherpa
—Fantasy Football Toolbox
—Fantasy Football Trader
—Fantasy Football Xtreme
—Fantasy Insights
—Fantasy Mojo
—Fantasy Nation
—FantasySharks.com
—Fantazzle
—Fantistics
—FFCalculator (ADP)
—FFToday.com
—Football Diehards
—Footballguys
—Football Outsiders
—FOX Sports
—Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
—The Hazean
—The Huddle
—Junkyard Jake
—KFFL
—Lester’s Legends
—The Mac Bros
—Pigskin Addiction
—Pro Football Focus
—ProFootballWeekly.com
—Pyromaniac.com
—RapidDraft
—RealTime Fantasy Sports
—Rotocommunity
—Rotopicks
—RotoPilot
—RotoProfessor
—Rotoworld
—Sports Illustrated
—WhatIfSports
—Yahoo!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Annual accuracy results are coming!

Well I think as soon as the offseason got here I just completely collapsed and stopped posting as frequently here - my apologies! As I'm sure I've made abundantly clear, I've got this adorable and increasingly fascinating, nearly 4 month old little dude on my hands and as much as I wanted to keep up my blogging routines, I think it's time I admit that I'll probably only be posting once or twice a week for a little while here.

The good news though? I finished my calculations for the annual FFLibrarian/FSTA FF Expert Rankings Accuracy Contest and I'm so psyched to share yet another year of results. There were 50 sites involved this year and the winner will be revealed at the FSTA conference next week (sadly, I won't be there) and the results will go up on the NY Times' Fifth Down shortly thereafter. I'll be sure to link over to the results from here of course. I'll have info on both the best overall performers as well as the top sites at each position...for a look back on previous years, start with this post on the 2009 results.

The current leader in the FFLibrarian Playoff Challenge is shamwow; nicely done!

Now let's get to the rankings and advice for this weekend's games:

How about info about 2011?
  • Some thoughts on the changing IDP landscape as we roll into the 2011 season from the IDP Guru - 2011 Notable IDP Free Agents: Defensive Backs and Defensive Linemen.
  • FFToolbox.com's 2011 Keeper Sleepers
  • CBSSports.com's What to make of the Pats in fantasy in 2011? Really it's a broader look than just the Pats, it focuses on three players on the rise and three on the decline. I had a lot of hope for James Jones in 2010 so I'll be keeping a close eye on him to see if he's really worth another year of enthusiastic late-round drafting.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Divisional round on the fantasy frontier

It's been awhile since I posted last, my fantasy football friends - thanks for sticking around. Those of you who are long-time readers know that I lived in Boulder, Colorado, for 6 years until moving to NYC about a year and a half ago. Boulder is about as close to a second home as I've ever had and we have incredibly good friends there - so when my husband had a conference in Denver last week, I jumped on the chance to bring our son out and join my husband at the end of the conference for a few days in Boulder. This involved flying alone with our 3 month old, which went stunningly well. Gotta love the red carpet treatment I got at check in and security courtesy of the little man's presence.

Anyway, I'm back on track here with info about the divisional round. Kudos to BethS4 in the FFLibrarian Playoff Challenge group who has the most points after the wildcard weekend - nicely done, way to be tops out of the 165 group members. The Ravens D gave both BethS4 and me a huge boost last weekend. Hope you're all ready for another awesome weekend of football ahead. May these links give you the extra edge you need...

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

2011 Fantasy Football Playoffs Rankings

Welcome to the NFL playoffs and all of the fantasy fun that comes with it! If you're still hanging around the blog here then I know you, too, are having trouble breaking off a season-long addiction to fantasy football. Or you can't get enough of my far-fetched analogies of living with an infant and the world of fantasy football (what's tougher: saying goodbye to your tiny tot at daycare for the first few times OR saying goodbye to a championship FF team?). Either way, glad to have you around still. Head on over to the FFLibrarian Playoff Challenge and join in on the fun if you don't want the season to end.

I've got a bunch of links for both the playoffs and the 2011 season, so read on...

Sunday, January 02, 2011

Final consensus start/sit of 2010

Welcome to the final installment of the consensus start/sit list. Those of you still duking it out in Week 17, I wish you the best of luck and may this list be of help if you're in a pickle. I've gone through all of this week's start/sit links (plus a few more) and tallied up those players with the most start and sit votes. Those players are listed below in no particular order...

QB
Start: Ben Roethlisberger, Sam Bradford, Joe Flacco
Sit: Jay Cutler, Josh Freeman

RB
Start: Ryan Mathews, Shonn Greene, Brandon Jacobs
Sit: Peyton Hillis, Cedric Benson, Matt Forte (however he was on the start list for several sites), Knowshon Moreno

WR
Start: Brandon Marshall, Mario Manningham, Jacoby Jones, Percy Harvin, Mike Thomas
Sit: Santana Moss, Deion Branch

TE
Start: Owen Daniels, Tony Gonzalez, Marcedes Lewis
Sit: Visanthe Shiancoe, Benjamin Watson, Jermaine Gresham

DST
Start: Falcons, Giants
Sit: no consensus

Kicker
Start: Nate Kaeding, Adam Vinatieri, Jeff Reed, Matt Bryant
Sit: David Buehler

Good luck! And remember to join in on the playoffs fun and keep your fantasy season rolling with the FFLibrarian Playoff Challenge league. If that link doesn't work for you and you'd like an invitation instead, just send me an e-mail.