Thanks for bearing with me while I've been missing in action here. I wish I had a great excuse but the good news is that I have lots of links for you fantasy baseball fans. That's right, baseball. I'm not a fantasy baseball player so I may need your help filling in the gaps a bit - if you've got a favorite fantasy baseball site, leave the URL in the comments for others to check out. Football fans, never fear - I'd never forget the football links - just skip ahead a bit.
Fantasy Baseball linkage:
Fantasy Baseball linkage:
- Rankings and projections:
- FanGraphs' 2012 Projections - this link goes to the ZiPS projections but you can pick from Marcel, ZiPS, Fans, or RotoChamp.
- Fake Teams' Fantasy Baseball 2012: Final position rankings
- Athlon Sports' 2012 Fantasy Baseball Rankings: The Big Board - this is great, includes player rankings from 8 sites (including their own rankings) to create a consensus ranking. You guys know how I love consensus rankings...
- And speaking of one-stop shopping for tons of rankings, FantasyRundown does an exemplary job with that (not surprising since they were one of my go-to sites for football rankings, too).
- FantasyAlarm.com's Positional Player Rankings
- Other draft advice:
- CBSSports.com's has both Draft Prep: Auction strategies as well as mock drafts to peruse.
- If it's mock drafts you want, Mock Draft Central is the place to be, though their mocks and ADP info require a login. You can always get some quick info from their blog though, like this post on ADP Trends on the Top 20.
- Matthew Berry's Draft Day Manifesto 2: Electric Boogaloo
- Rotoworld has plenty of draft strategy for you include a series on players that have changed teams, and what you can expect from them - so far you can scope out New Ballpark, New Pitcher? or New Ballpark, New Hitter?
- Need a combine recap? Yeah, me, too. The Fifth Down has us covered with Catching up on Combine; 346-pound man runs like deer.
- CBSSports.com is tackling some offseason analysis with vigor - see their TE tiers for 2012 or WR tiers or QB tiers or RB tiers.
- For those of you wanting to keep up with the latest Peyton Manning news, scope out Manning is hot topic of conversation. Sounds like we'll all know a lot more by March 8th or so.
- Once again this offseason I feel like ProFootballFocus deserves a reward for their continued commitment to producing articles during the deadest of times. So let's scope out some of their quality material:
- Projecting How Jamaal Charles, Others Return from ACL Tears
- A couple of dynasty pieces - 2012 Dynasty Wide Receivers on the Rise and their Dynasty Roundtable for the month of February, which discusses guys who could have a big impact in free agency, figuring out how to value rookies, and determining which guys might be major value grabs.