- Use at your own risk. I am sharing something I do personally to help me slot players each week.
- I DO NOT TAKE OWNERSHIP OR RESPONSIBILITY IN ANY WAY FOR THE DECISIONS YOU MAKE REGARDING FANTASY FOOTBALL. NOR DO I OFFER ANY OFFICIAL ADVICE. Seriously. Be an adult.
- This is meant to be a guide. If you have a gut feeling that the ranking of a player is too high, or too low, you might be right!
- There will be a few players that slip through that are on IR, designated as "Out" for the week, etc. See, the thing is, I have a real job, and then I have this hobby. If/when I ever get paid to do this for a living, I can assure you there will be a QA process. Until then, just pay attention, and check the injury reports.
- You will also sometimes notice that two players, from the same team, in the same position, are ranked - sometimes highly. This is because I use a "Points Against" weighting system when evaluating players. Averages have a "Defensive Weight" added to them, and sometimes, it's substantial. When this happens:
- Pick the highest rated player, in that position, on that team, that is most likely to play.
- For example, you own both Isaiah Crowell, and Duke Johnson, Jr. from the Cleveland Browns. Good job - you probably drafted one of these guys as a handcuff. You're smart. In this scenario, both Crowell and Johnson are both highly ranked, because their opponent sucks at stopping the rush. However, Crowell is the #1 overall RB. Continue to be smart by playing Crowell, and sitting Johnson. You do not play both. That would dumb.
- In unusual circumstances, you might end up playing BOTH players. This is usually in cases of 2 WRs. I generally try to point that out on the podcast.
- Players are in "Tiers." Technically, according to the way I do the stats, the first and last guys in the same tier are likely to have similar games/stats. The key word there is likely.
Here is a link directly to the spreadsheet