I am doing a 12-team PPR draft tonight for Buffalo Wild Wings and will post the results here. The company clearly gets the appeal of fantasy football, and they have set up a whole micro site for their “Blogger League” here: http://ff.buffalowildwings.com/
The stakes are pretty high, as the winner gets a trip to the super bowl and gets to play in a flag (or touch, can’t recall) football game with some all-time greats, like Jerry Rice. Man, I would love the opportunity to “try” to cover Rice, or to have him cover me and catch a pass on him. Of all things sports, catching a football was always the thing I did best. I made the playoffs last year and was looking really good to make it to the super bowl round until my team came up flat in Week 2 of a 2-week semi-final round, but I’m confident this year I’m going to field a winner. Not to make excuses (but you probably know I usually do, yet I usually have legit one), but I was hosting a radio show while doing the draft last year, so it was tough. I drafted Frank Gore over Chris Johnson, for example, [...]
Once again, I am sorry for the lack of updates here. I have been going out of my mind keeping up with all the content this month. My goal is to have the site ready every day of this month for anyone who has a draft, so I want the site as up-to-date as possible because I know people are drafting throughout the month. Obviously, we can’t update everything, but this has been our best year in terms of preseason coverage, and the blog has suffered.
But again, we’re covering everything on the site on a daily basis, so everything’s on the site.
But I did want to chime in on one situation: the Jet RBs.
Yes, LaDainian Tomlinson looks REALLY good, but I feel the need to warn people about him. I love the guy, and my interview with the 25-year old LT in 2004 for our magazine is still my favorite interview of all time. However, I feel the need to point something out; just because he looks great it doesn’t mean he’s poised for a big season. Since he clearly looks like he’s 27 or 28 years old this summer, that’s proof that the last 2-3 years he’s been slowed [...]
I thought it would be cool to post and continually update an ideal team comprised only of players I am really feeling right now as breakout/value types. You can call this my all “Get their ass on your team this year” team.
QB: Tom Brady
RB: Michael Turner
RB: Ryan Mathews
WR: Randy Moss
WR: Calvin Johnson
WR: Johnny Knox
TE: Jermichael Finley
And while I’m at it….
QB: Kevin Kolb
RB: Jahvid Best
RB: Ahmad Bradshaw
WR: Greg Jennings
WR: Miles Austin
WR: Jeremy Maclin
TE: Zach Miller
And while I’m at it still…
QB: Joe Flacco (ok, maybe Matthew Stafford is a better “sleeper”)
RB: Arian Foster
RB: Justin Forsett
WR: Mike Williams (TB)
WR: Lance Moore
WR: Brandon Tate
TE: John Carlson
Note: These aren’t rankings, but more like tiers of guys I’m excited about. I don’t have Andre Johnson here, for example, but I would like you to “get his ass” on your team if you it’s feasible.
We’ve had a lot of requests for analysis on leagues in which QB gets 6 points per TD pass, so here’s a look at Mike Horn’s statistical breakdown of these types of leagues.
QBs in 6-pt/Passing TD Leagues
by Mike Horn
Staff Writer, FantasyGuru.com
There have been several questions lately about the impact on player values of a scoring system that awards 6 points for passing TDs (instead of the 4 points common in many leagues). This is my attempt to answer that analytically.
There are two parts to this question. First, which individual QBs are better in a 6 point passing TD format? Second, how does this scoring affect the values of QBs compared to other positions when drafting?
For this article, I’ll use this yardage scoring: 10 yards rushing/receiving = 1 pt; 25 yards passing = 1 pt; rushing/receiving TD = 6 pts. No points for receptions or point penalties for turnovers, and of course I’ll be comparing 4 vs. 6 points for passing TDs.
Over the last 10 years, how would the ranks of individual QBs vary from 4 point to a 6 point per passing TD scoring system? Not much:
QB Fantasy Rank Change 1999-2009 In 4 vs. 6 [...]
I am starting to work on the annual good vibes/bad vibes article, and as I do 127 other things throughout the day, I expect to be done some time Wednesday to post on the site. It’s a little earlier than I usually post this, but I know some people are drafting earlier this year for some reason. Here’s quick look around the league.
Arizona Cardinals – Not good at all. Larry Fitzgerald is hurting, Matt Leinart stinks, and Beanie Wells for whatever reason was playing in the 4th quarter this past weekend. Wells looked okay, and I do still love his talent, but he also got dinged up this summer.
Atlanta Falcons – It’s all good here.
Baltimore Ravens – Love it.
Buffalo Bills – Good lord, it’s already horrendous. Beware.
Carolina Panthers – Little too early to tell here. But I think they are holding steady.
Chicago Bears – So far so good for the most part. It’s a little early here, but I loved those two plays my guy Johnny Knox made.
Cincinnati Bengals – I feel better after last weekend. I think this offense will be good, but it won’t be particularly explosive or deadly.
Cleveland Browns – Not bad at all. The vibes could [...]