DRAFT DAY REMINDER: Know Thy Commandments
Posted Aug. 03 at 01:34 PM
In an episode of the Fantasy Index Podcast last week, Bill Enright of FFChamps.com discussed possible amendments to that site's Ten Commandments of Fantasy Football. But you shouldn't neglect the original Commandments if you're drafting this weekend -- perhaps especially the first one, Know Thy Scoring System.
Fantasy games are really just collections of rules; the better you know yours, the better off you are. Nor do we publish different sets of player rankings for different scoring systems solely for our health. In the latest set of Fantasy Index player rankings, for instance, the Saints' Darren Sproles is listed 19th among running backs in standard scoring formats, but 16th in TD-only formats and 7th (!) in PPR formats. Those differences can be key to taking a player at the right time or making a mistake -- and, ultimately, to winning or losing your league. It's awfully hard to win a game when you try to play by the wrong rules.
Posted by BEN HOGEVOLL | Aug. 03 at 04:31 PM
Ian: Could you please go two kickers deeper than 22 and three deeper on tight ends than 21?? We are a 12 team league and draft two kickers per and two tight ends per.Maybe you do somewhere but not on the yardage plus large print list.Yes i can be somewhat lazy or more likley,dont want to ask fellow players, Who;s left ??? on thoughs final picks on draft night. Thanks
Posted by ANDY RICHARDSON | Aug. 04 at 08:38 AM
Ben, if you're a subscriber and logged into the website, the "Your Products" column down the right side of the page includes a downloadable Excel file of stats projections. In that file, the Kicker rankings go 40-deep and the Tight Ends go to 50. That's the file to use if you want to go deeper than the PDF Cheat Sheet.
Posted by IAN ALLAN | Aug. 04 at 01:42 PM
It's a fair question, Ben. Would readers be happier if we put the overall in a condensed form (like in the Cheat Sheet in the magazine)? Some fine-tuning could make sense.
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