Greetings and happy 2013. We've had a lot of travel and holiday fun in our home with a hearty dose of great fantasy football season endings. My sister, a fantasy football newbie, made it to her league's championship game but did lose by a mere 4 points; not too shabby for someone brand new to FF though, eh? Also a huge thanks to the Fantasy Football Nerd for running his annual league which donates $500 to the league winner's charity of choice. I ended up winning the league so Joe at FFN made an extremely generous donation to the Healing Hearts Fund here at a local hospital in Knoxville, which provides support for families who are coping with the loss of a baby. For those interested, my team dominated the season thanks to a combo of Doug Martin, Jamaal Charles, Julio Jones, and the Bears DST, among other gems.
In other good news, I spent a chunk of yesterday watching and celebrating as my Northwestern Wildcats finally won their first bowl game sine 1949. Go Cats! Go Big Ten!
But moving on to the NFL playoffs. If you've been around for awhile you know that I'm a huge Broncos fan so I'm feeling pretty great about the playoffs this year. I'll also be running my FFLibrarian Playoff Challenge through NFL.com again this year. I'd love to have you join in and I'll be thinking of a prize to send to the winner of the challenge - no password needed, just click this link and you should be good to go. If you have any trouble joining, just let me know.
In case you need some links to help you prep for your playoff league, read on - trust me, there's a lot of quality material here:
- Roto Arcade's Submitted for your derision: Fantasy ranks for NFL playoff leagues
- DraftCalc's 2012-2013 Fantasy Football Playoff Rankings, which includes auction values
- FFToolbox.com's Playoffs: Top WRs
- LestersLegends.com's 2012-2013 Wild Card Round Fantasy Football RB Rankings
- ProFootballFocus.com has their projections up for Wild Card Weekend, adjustable by position
- FFToday.com's Playoff Rankings (Full)
- Or get the consensus rankings (from only 8 experts so far, definitely not the same awesomely huge pot from the regular season of course) from FantasyPros.com here: Week 18 QB Rankings
- Finally, CBS also runs a playoff challenge and Jamey Eisenberg gives his thoughts on strategy for the league here.