Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Fantasy Football Spreadsheets - Yeah, That's How We Roll

Good news sports nerds, the Sports As Life Fantasy Football guru Trebor is back from hiatus (also known as "having a kid"). Thanks in part to the criminally bad Sports As Life paternity leave policy, Trebor has been hard at work over the past few weeks on a one-man fantasy football draft. Too early for fantasy football you say? Feh! That's precisely the kind of attitude that leads to your consistently terrible fantasy teams. It's never too early to bone up - so let's get to boning...

This is my one man draft. It was done about 3 weeks ago, and then I came back to it and made some notes. This is the first time that I've done this, even though at this point in my life I've never been busier. But after all the winnings last year, I have a standard to uphold. The only research done on my part is checking out once a week to see if there's any noteworthy news. I'm sure after digging around about how coaches have changed and formations and how the team drafted the postions would change considerably but it's too early to get into all that information.

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I would recommend it to any one who takes the fantasy thing seriously. It gives you a chance to go through the players well in advance - instead of a week before saying, what he plays for them now... interesting?? Also you get an idea of and get comfortable with your draft strategy. I purposefully chose Fitz in the 1st round just to see how the rest of the draft would unfold for that team. After doing the draft, I went back to it a couple of weeks later and reviewed it, as well ranked the teams. Everyone's ranking will be different but it gives you chance to see if going with rb/rb the first 2 picks is the best, or maybe just grabbing the best available, or making sure you get a rb along with top 5 wr and qb. You can also see what happens when you reach and grab that high risk/ high reward player.


Anonymous said...

Awesome stuff..

I have to say that the position I struggled with the most last year was TE. After the first couple three obvious choices, it was tough slugging to come up with a pick that lasted longer than two Sundays..


Napoleon in Rags said...

I'm saying this right now, if I'm picking 5th or later this year (which I guarantee I will be), I'm taking a wide receiver. I'm not letting Steven Jackson ruin my life for a 3rd consecutive season.

Trebor said...

steven jackson though he has missed 4 games each of the last 3 seasons does pretty good, stand to be corrected but a top 10 rb in points per reception leagues a little worse in standard leagues.

I think it would be distarous to take a fitz that soon, but who knows.

I would probably move gore ahead of Sjax if the draft were today.

Napoleon in Rags said...

Despite the "facts" and "stats" and "truth" about Steven Jackson, I still irrationally hate that guy. Never again. Maybe I'll take Brett Favre in the first round.

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