Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Welcome to the 2014 season

Greetings from your long-lost Fantasy Football Librarian. I'm starting to hear from you regular readers that have been coming to FFL for years who are making sure that I'm alive and well, and I realized that I need to update you all on my plans for the season. Turns out having 2 kids and a job is kind of a time and energy suck - as many of you know - and I have been thinking a lot about how much of a commitment I can make to you all in terms of the regularity of my posts. Truth is, I have no clue. I debated whether or not to shut this site down for the season but I love football and I love being a resource for you guys. So I'm going to make an attempt for the 2014 season...but I warn you, this may be even more sporadic than in the past. I will do my best though!

Oh and those 2 energy- and time-sucking kiddos? They're awesome. Right now our oldest is almost exclusively wearing football jerseys to preschool (lots of laundry is going on in our house to make that happen) and our youngest has just figured out how to climb up our stairs.  I know some of you have been here on this blog since long before my days as a mom - can you all believe that they're turning 4 and 1 soon? I've been blessed with just a remarkable family. 

Enough on my boys, here are a few resources to whet your palate for 2014. More to come. Soon.

  • Once again you're not going to want to miss FantasyPro's Draft Wizard - I think the auction league calculator is one of my favorite tools on here but you've got plenty of extremely helpful tools (mock drafts, cheat sheet creators, etc). It just gets better every year.
  • Or scope out NFL.com's Draft Kit with mocks, sleepers, bargains, all that good stuff.
  • Many of you are trying to settle on a draft date/time right now for your league - give the FF Nerd's Draft Date Picker a try if you need a hand with things. It should make your life much easier, I promise.
  • Rotoworld has a Favorite Fliers article which focuses on guys with an ADP of 115 or higher. Or try out SI's list of 20 2014 Fantasy Football Sleepers.
  • RotoViz has their Composite Wide Receiver Rankings (August Edition) up for your review, filled with commentary from their rankers.
  • IDP information:
  • I always enjoy reading CBSSports.com's Draft Prep series where they give strategies and player suggestions based on each draft position - they start off with Picking no.1 overall and Picking no. 2 overall (videos start immediately).
  • 4for4.com gets us thinking about the streaming strategy (plugging in a player off the waiver wire each week) with their QBBWW thoughts - Streaming Quarterbacks: Week 1 Targets.


Ross Karp said...

Welcome back and thank you.I would have dreaded the season without you. I have told many people (those not in my league of course) about you and have been thanked over and over.
Glad to hear the kids and all are well. Keep the updates coming on both.

Jeff said...

Thanks FFL. I'm right there with you, and in fact it just reffered to my boys (2.5 yrs and 3 months) as time sucks just yesterday. Hang in there; it's almost football season.

EvanrudE said...

Yes, welcome back. I don't tell anyone in my league about you for a reason.

JustFrankie said...

Whew! 9 days til my draft and after searching your site over and over for new info(yes, I'm desperate)and finding nothing, I thought I'd have to listen to another Matthew Berry podcast! No need to ever have to labor through one of those things again. Welcome back FFL!

Lucas Vaas said...

Welcome back! such great resource links... can't believe your oldest is 4! I should be better at FFootball by now...:)

Spear and magic helmet said...

Welcome back, I'm starting to get really excited about this season,. Can you please do the average draft position spread and k means cluster analysis, it's my secret weapon and can't imagine drafting without it

Anonymous said...

I am so glad you are back. My dynasty league prep has been much more difficult without you this summer. I totally understand about the kids. (mine are 10 and 12) Wait until you have to be in two places at once. Very hard when both kids have a practice/game/recital/play/etc at the same time in very different locations. But parenthood is totally worth it.

Billy said...

Welcome....We all have lives so we understand...Its a great site...Would think you could get help if you just asked...just a thought

Anonymous said...

Yay Sara, so glad to see you are doing well. I would check your site from time to time hoping to see updates, if not about football, then at least about how you and yours are coming along. There is something special about sports that bonds people and I am glad to hear that you'll be back and the fam is keeping you entertained and busy! Thank you again for being the best FF reference on the web.

AlleyGater said...

I have an idea Sara, why not invite a few of us to send you articles and links to make your job easier each week. If you provide us with a simple template I'm sure we could mimic your style. Maybe even make a google form so we can deliver it to you ready to go in one place. We'd love to help you succeed and help you help us.

Tibor said...

Glad to see you are back! Do you know if there is plans for a 2014 Fantasy Football Accuracy Contest in conjunction with the FSTA? We sure hope you are!

Keep up the good work!

Game Day Lineup

t.j. mitchell said...

Looking for Fantasy Football league rankings nationwide? You need to check out StatChat website, its a pretty cool site and concept for sure! Ive never seen anything like it but a great idea if you have players around the country that you compete with, you stay in your host league site but this officially ranks leagues across the board. Definitely worth checking out for all of you Fantasy Heads!

jnb said...

Hooray! I'm back for season #2 and will take whatever FFL help I can get! I'm optimistic that nursing a newborn + maternity leave will improve my outcome this year... Hope to catch up soon!