Back by popular demand is my annual average position rankings spreadsheet. This morning I gathered up the top 150 overall rankings from 11 different experts (10 sites, but CBS has their 2 gurus) and averaged them together to create a helping hand to all the drafters out there. The rankings for 2012 come from: ESPN, NFL.com, CBSSports.com (both Dave Richard and Jamey Eisenberg), KFFL.com, Ask the Commish, Yahoo!, FFCalculator (ADP), FFToolbox, ProFootballWeekly (winner of the
2011 multi-year - sorry, Fantasy Shrink won in 2011! - preseason accuracy contest) and SI.
This year I decided to go ahead and put the spreadsheet into Dropbox, which should be an easy way for you to all get the excel version. If you have any issues with this though, just shoot me an e-mail. Otherwise, click here for the 2012 average position rankings spreadsheet.
For some of the nitty gritty, read on:
- I gathered all the ranking within an hour or two this morning, but some sites had been updated more recently than others. I also tried to ensure that the experts all used the same scoring system (this is non-PPR) but many sites didn't note their scoring system at all.
- As in the past, I've included the standard deviation for each player's ranking so that you can get an idea of how much consensus there was on a player's ranking across the 11 experts. What this means is that the lower the standard deviation, the more of a consensus there is on the ranking for that player. In some cases where just one site submitted a ranking for that player, you of course won't see a standard deviation at all. I created another column that adds the standard deviation to the average ranking to create one number to represent both a player's ranking and the level of agreement on that ranking.
- You'll find these 11 rankings listed as separate tabs in the spreadsheet in case you just want to look at the data from each site or even want to do your own analysis.
- I included bye weeks in here and have my fingers crossed that they're all accurate but don't be surprised to see an error or two in there since I added those in at the end of this analysis when my brain was semi-fried.