Thursday, June 07, 2012

Fantasy link roundup

Earlier this week I celebrated my 33rd birthday and in a few days I'll be celebrating my 6th wedding anniversary. It occurred to me that I've been married for about as long as I've been doing this blog (which I started in September 2006). Coincidence? Possibly, though I do have my husband to thank for getting me into the fantasy football world in the first place. So perhaps we'll be cheers-ing both ourselves and FFLibrarian this weekend. With candy and iron of course, the traditional 6th year anniversary gifts.

  • For starters, Yahoo's First Down: Shoddy Roddy, Martin mystique, and Lions unleashed...sort of is a nice recap of some recent news items.
  • This time of year you can access a lot of quality material on FootballGuys.com for free...it is absolutely worth your time to peruse FBG while you can. Take a look at their Redraft Quarterback Rankings for starters - you can manipulate the rankings as you please and note that there is commentary on some of the players where the ranking itself is hyperlinked.
  • Speaking of FootballGuys.com, I've been meaning to pull together a list of favorite podcasts for you all but since I was on the FBG website, I thought I could at least point you all to The Audible if you haven't already been listening to it. Scope it out for weekly insights brought to you podcast style. I always like to hear which podcasts you guys listen to the most, too - feel free to leave a note in the comments if you have a favorite. 
  • Now getting back to rankings that are freely available still, take a look at 4for4.com's positional Cheat Sheets - this one links out to their RBs.
  • For those of you who are planning a rookies-only draft at some point this summer, take a look at the outcome of a fantasy experts mock reviewed by Fantasy Knuckleheads - it's just 2 rounds but should give you a good idea of the ordering of the top rookies right now.
  • FootballandBrackets has been looking at players that seem to be shifting in the rankings these days - take a look at Risers and Fallers - WRs and TEs or head back a few days to QBs and RBs.
  • There are many mysteries in fantasy football, several situations that even the brightest and wisest of fantasy experts just won't be able to predict. But why not give it a stab and see what Dynasty League Football sees in store for the Patriots' backfield in Patriot Games: Vereen, Ridley, or none of the above?
  • Gotta love a statistically-based projection...well, I at least find it rather appealing. Don't get me wrong, gut/vision/instinct all play a roll in establishing projections as well but the numbers nerd in me likes seeing this evolving series from ProFootballFocus.com: 
  • Finally...NFL.com has now published their 2012 Draft Kit. Rankings, projections, sleepers, busts, etc. Voila!

4 comments:

Lucas Vaas said...

good stuff as always!

footballandbrackets said...

Sara,

Thanks very much for the links today and the one on Monday as well. My hits have gone up significantly. I hope that you and your readers stick around and read some of my other posts as well. I have one coming out that may not make one of your posts because it's not serious, but I'm doing something on the best Movie and TV football players of all-time. It's been fun to start and should finish it later this week.

footballandbrackets
@ftballnbrckts

Roger Gooselips said...

great job as always,

My favorite podcast is The Audible from FBG's, I also like the Shutdown Corner podcast whenever Greg Cosell is on it.

peterplaysbass said...

love love love the FBG stuff. i churn their projections through many custom excel exercises to get a feel for how i'll approach fantasy this year.