Let’s rewind to, say, January.. You just won the fantasy trophy and you are collecting your winnings from the other losers in your league. If I were to say to you then, that in August, Peyton Manning would be available with your 3rd round pick, you would think I was nuts. Fast forward 8 months and Peyton Manning has an ADP of 33.8. A couple more that may have shocked you would be Frank Gore (ADP 22.3), Maurice Jones-Drew (ADP 14), and Chris Johnson (ADP of 7.8).
My point is that this year has not only been unique because of the NFL Lockout, but also because of some of the value that is falling to some obscene levels. When you are drafting this week or weekend, make sure you don’t draft rookies too high and proven veterans too low – check out our updated Top 200. With that in mind, here is the Top 25 and the Biggest Movers for the week of 8/30:
I’ll admit I was caught up in the Michael Vick fever that most of the analysts had over the past couple weeks. I originally had him as the #2 overall pick but after a couple poor outings and some common sense, he has dropped to the #12 spot. Just too much risk to warrant the #2 spot..
A couple of players that should be on the rise on everyone’s draft boards are Tim Hightower, Reggie Bush, Felix Jones, John Beck, Ryan Matthews, and Jahvid Best.
Some players you should drop on your draft board are Carson Palmer (he may really be retired), Andy Dalton, Jonathan Baldwin, Mikel LeShoure (IR) and Ryan Williams (IR)
Make sure to check out the Top 200 to stay up to date on the latest ranking updates.
By Clark Rockefeller aka @MattDotRich aka The Best Blogger Alive aka Big Chainz
I’m aware of the irony of writing what is essentially an ‘I hate fantasy football right now’ post on a fantasy football website. I’m also aware that if you’re going to FFPrep, I probably won’t be deterring you from playing Fantasy Football this year, and despite writing this, I’ll be partaking in my usual 2-3 fantasy leagues.
This season will mark the thirteenth season I’ve been playing Fantasy Football. I’m consistently putting off doing my annual 56 billion hours of research because I can’t escape the feeling that it’s (more) meaningless (than usual). This year just feels like a crap shoot – there’s almost no ‘safe’ players, and only a handful that I can rally behind.
A number of players signed over the last week that will have an impact on your fantasy draft. Some of the big names that you should update in your rankings are Michael Bush, Chad Ochocinco, Braylon Edwards, Ronnie Brown, Sidney Rice and Zach Miller (Seattle).
Other notable mentions include: Kyle Orton, Tim Tebow, Chad Henne, Ricky Williams, Malcom Floyd and Legedu Naanee.
We have updated our Top 200, as well as our Positional Rankings and D/ST Rankings (including kickers). Also make sure you check out the Draft Kit to find relevant articles from this year and from the archive.
After an 18 week lockout and the ensuing free agent frenzy, FFPrep is back for the 2011 season.
We have posted our 2011 Draft Kit which includes our Top 200, D/ST Rankings, and Positional Rankings updated weekly. Our Strength of Schedule page has also been updated for the 2011 season. We will post weekly the players that have increased or decreased in rank the most as well as interesting articles for the week. Check back soon because we will be posting FFPrep’s Fantasy Football Team Names 2011 Edition. In the meantime, here is our 2010 version.
It looks like the NFL will be settling the labor dispute this week so we will begin posting our rankings for the 2011 season next month. Please check back in the beginning of August for our full draft kit.
Whether you are a fantasy football rookie or pro, you should always start off your season on the right foot: with a clever team name. This year my team is named Schrute Farms because I am a huge Dwight Schrute fan (from The Office). Below are some entertaining names that you could consider: