Monday, July 30, 2012

Updates from camp plus targets, IDPs, and more

I do love this time of year. Training camp is rolling, real news starts developing, football dramas are unfolding. You could fill your day with fantasy football prep. So why not start here?

  • I've got a couple of pit stops for you if you're looking for training camp tidbits. Lots of good stuff here:
    • Fantasy Guru's John Hansen updates his blog periodically - always a great place to scope out and right now he's got a helpful piece up for those needing news and updates from around the league: Thoughts from the first few days of camp.
    • Rotoworld reviews some of the biggest position battles and how they seem to be shaking out thus far in Training Camp Battles.
  • Speaking of the latest news, this Roto Arcade article on Mike Wallace and his contract situation is now a few days old but I think it still holds as of Monday morning in terms of being accurate. Could be very interesting if Wallace does indeed get traded. 
  • Those of you in IDP leagues might find the following articles helpful:
  • Not IDP, but a team defense/special teams ranking from Beast Dome, a fairly new site for me. I like to give you guys a variety of rankings; some sites I agree with and some I don't, but hey, options are good. As always, your feedback on sites is appreciated especially if you catch something funky with a site that I've overlooked. 
  • Always nice to see Matthew Berry's annual hundred facts article out and about. Love this kind of stat dump that often makes you think twice. A hundred facts: Unabridged. Check it.
  • Fake Teams has grouped together their links for sleepers at each position (and division) and then also a target report for each position (target reports look back at smattering of players' stats from 2009-2011, which is nice data to scope out).
  • On a target note, Rotoprofessor.com has a look at Which receivers should see increased targets in 2012? And from earlier last week, also see which receivers' targets may decrease as well.
  • One last item - I've been enjoying the ProFootballFocus.com articles on efficiency ratings and wanted to send you on over to the latest: Wide Receiver Efficiency and ADP. Basically, the ratings are a method of capturing which players are always out there on the field and are essential to the team. Keeping that in mind, it looks at where those super players are going in drafts right now. Obviously won't make or break your rankings but it's a nice item to add to your research. Plus it's more arsenal for my Doug Baldwin love as a value pick this season.

2 comments:

Simon said...

Thanks for including some IDP love Sara! It's easy for it to drown in all the offensive rankings at this time of year

The Bus Driver said...

Man, I love this blog. It's a one-stop shop for all things fantasy! Definitely following.