Drafts are in full swing, so we’ve updated the rankings and projections on both tabs of the fantasy football spreadsheet. Get the updated NFL stats spreadsheet here.
If you’ve played fantasy football for several years, you may have seen a similar scenario to this play out chronologically: Year 1: free or a nominal $20 fee to keep people from dumping. Year 2: entry fees go up. A couple teams turnover to new managers. Year 3: Keeper players are introduced. Year 4: More keepers, higher fees, turnover reduced. Years 5+: Individual Defensive Players (IDP) As your league gets more advanced and each manager is more invested through their time, entry fees and closer friendships, eventually you will have to learn a whole different animal – IDP players.
Be prepared on your draft day. I’ve been in pay pools for seven years now and have tweaked these spreadsheets into the versions you see now. The first spreadsheet contains historical 2011 NFL stats for offense (QB, RB, WR, TE). The second spreadsheet I swear by on draft day. There are online tools popping up for this sort of thing, but I always find myself going back to a trusty excel spreadsheet. This one works great for offline drafts too, so print them out! Why share them now? Because sharing is caring. Enjoy. Any constructive feedback is appreciated! Take me
It’s that time of year again! The popular fantasy football spreadsheet to help you prepare for your draft and organize your picks on draft day has been sent out to a few early birds for testing. After feedback and a few tweaks, I’ll post it here asap. The downloadable draft tool will include: 2011 offensive NFL stats 2012 projected offensive stats from Yahoo! Sports NFL Schedule Grid with a bye week cheat sheet NFL Strength of Schedule for weeks 14-16 A fantasy draft board for notes to use during your online draft (in a separate workbook). These fantasy football spreadsheets
Clark Judge at CBS wrote an excellent article today about the recent deft moves by Cincinnati Bengals owner Mike Brown. Many thought it would be a long rebuilding process when they cut Pro Bowlers in 2008, the year Carson Palmer got hit by the injury bug. They’ve turned that into a first and second rounder for Palmer and the drafting of a franchise QB and WR in the same year. Click here for the complete article on CBSSports.com.
Is today. We’ve started FantasyCube.com, not coincidentally on NFL’s 2012 Draft Day. I’m tentative to say the words “launch” or “soft launch”, as all that has been done so far is a WordPress install, selecting a basic off-the-shelf theme and opening a few social accounts. So instead, I’ve settled on the word “start”. Starting is often the hardest part. There are lots of reasons not to start: Who will read these posts? (at this point, no one, not even Googlebot) What if our writing is terrible? (it probably is, we have no journalism degrees) How do I handle negative comments?