Friday, August 28, 2015

Average PPR rankings

This is going to be short and sweet, friends, since let's be honest: it's late(ish) east coast time and I have a kid who likes to wake before dawn. He couldn't care less that tomorrow is Saturday; all the better for him, really, since the look in his eyes most certainly says let's get the weekend morning party started extra early, mama! So back to FF. The general idea here is that I've updated my average position rankings spreadsheet to reflect the latest rankings, but the real change is that it's for PPR rankings only. You all have spoken and you requested some PPR lovin', so that's indeed what you're getting. Here you have it: PPR version of the average position rankings spreadsheet.

Once again, if you need the excel version emailed to you, just send me an email and I'll try and get it to you within 12 hours if I can. I know it's draft crunch time, so I'll do my best to get it out ASAP. Now in return, send me wishes for deep and long-lasting sleep tonight. Ha! Maybe in 10 years.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Late-round and value grabs

Last night my sister had her fantasy football draft and I played the role of consultant, though I must admit, I think I'm off my game this year. Is that what happens when life gets in the way of fantasy football? Apparently. Anyway, to prep for her draft she asked for some late-round picks and sleeper thoughts, so here are some of the links that I sent her way....and of course other great linkiness (it's a word, right?):

Thursday, August 20, 2015

New projections/rankings and other links for 2015

So our backyard is this epic mud pit right now. We have a fairly steep slope back there that has always been a bit of an enigma for us, so when we learned that we had to replace some sewer lines a few weeks ago, my head hurt just thinking about the implications on many levels. The plumbing work involved tearing up our backyard and a digger that needed to be hauled off our back slope with chains since it was stuck in the muck (much to our sons' delight). What used to be a haven for kudzu and ivy is now just a steep slope of dirt and random debris that has been uncovered in our yard. It's a mess on days like today when it has been raining - a hideous mess - but it's really just a blank slate, right? Right?! This is kind of how I feel about my dynasty team, too, which went 6-8 last year and was just in a sad state at the end of the year. Now there's work to be done! Teams and yards to be refurbished! So on that note, let's get to today's links:

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

2015 average position rankings

As requested, I've brought back my annual average position rankings spreadsheet. I've been compiling this list since 2007 and it sounds like many of you still find value in it, so I keep cranking it out each year. Here's hoping you find it helpful on draft day!

Yesterday I gathered Top 200 overall preseason rankings (or Top 150 as the case may be) from 12 different experts/sites and averaged them together to create a consensus ranking. The sites I drew from are: (both Jamey Eisenberg and Dave Richard), The Fake Football, Yahoo, SI, FantasyPros, FFCalculator's ADP, Scout, The Football Girl, ESPN (Matthew Berry),, and RealTime Fantasy Sports. These are all rankings for standard leagues, not PPR. One day when I find I have copious amounts of time, I'll do a PPR list, too, but hey that might be decades off, right? I've included the standard deviation for each player's ranking so that you have a sense of how much consensus there is on a player's ranking. So the lower the standard deviation, the more of a consensus there is on the ranking for that player. I find this extra bit of information helpful when debating between players.

So here is your 2015 average position rankings spreadsheet - if you need it e-mailed to you instead, just send me an e-mail and I'll try and get it out to you within 24 hours. Let me know if you find any errors or have any questions!

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Rankings, flow charts, and beyond

Greetings from a remarkably cool morning in Tennessee. I've turned my local Starbucks into my office (I telecommute) most mornings and it's so splendidly breezy and cool out here that I'm actually happily outside on their patio cranking out some fantasy links for you this morning. Enjoy!

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Prepping for the fall

The fall is coming and it's going to be a bit crazy in our house with lots of work travel for my husband, my boys' birthdays, and just general shenanigans that keep us on our toes. Not to mention football. Oh the football. Last night my oldest son requested the chance to watch football practice on tv. Practice, my friends, not even a game. He just wanted to watch whatever football news was happening on ESPN. Ha. Apparently we're hard up for football in our house.

Now to the links!

Monday, August 10, 2015

Comeback player of the year thoughts

Happy post-Hall of Fame Game. Always a signal that things are really starting to ramp up for the year. Today's post is from guest writer Bob who takes a look at some candidates for NFL comeback player of the year and why you might want to keep your eye on them from a fantasy standpoint. Enjoy!

Comeback player of the year candidates are my favorite sleepers when it comes to Fantasy Football. These players are often overlooked as ‘sleepers’ so they can be a sneaky draft pick in later rounds or a value pick in early rounds. Sometimes people simply forget about them because they didn’t put up any stats the previous year and go unnoticed or not included in cheatsheets. That’s one of my favorite reasons to make sure that I have identified potential comeback candidates. The second biggest reason is that, unlike a sleeper, if they do perform, they usually do it in style, which means a lot of fantasy points for a late round pick. 

Comeback players fall into about three categories:

  • injured the previous year
  • traded player that makes good on new team
  • player who just had a very bad previous year usually due to bad supporting cast or coach

One unusual situation this year is one player is coming back from a year-long suspension (AP). 

Some this year are obvious, like Adrian Petersen and Carson Palmer. And a lot of people are predicting good things with Nick Foles and Sam Bradford. But this is fertile territory for defensive players. That’s good news for the IDP players. Even though a defensive player has only won the actual title once over the years, there’s still wisdom in knowing which ones might make a big comeback at their position.

Here are some sites that take a dive into predicting some of 2015’s candidates.

So who do we like for later rounds? Keep an eye on Marvin Jones…

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

Monster League 2015!

It's that time of year: the FFLibrarian Monster League is open for business. I've contacted all the previous participants and have a few spots to fill in the league. If you'd like to play, please send me an e-mail ASAP and include your name, team name, and e-mail address. The league usually fills up really quickly, so you'll want to make sure you move fast. I'll update this post when the league is full. Update: the league is full - thanks for your interest!

For those who are new here, it's called the monster league because there are 6 conferences of 12 teams each, so if you win as Grumpy Pants did back in 2014, then you can declare yourself victor over 71 other teams and win a prize at the end of the season. It's free and all rules and such can be found on the league's website.