Last year we tracked 18 different sites/experts to evaluate the accuracy of their player rankings weekly and cumulatively. We’re hoping to track up to 30 sites this year (still taking suggestions hit us up on twitter @ffadvisorcom ).
Week 1 results will be out on Tuesday September 13th, but we wanted to share with you our final cumulative scorecard of 2010 so as you make those all important start sit decisions today, you are going to the sites that will give you the best chance of winning!
1. FantasySharks.com – with a ridiculous “Bullseye” cumulative accuracy ranking FantasySharks runs away with the QB accuracy championship, almost DOUBLE the accuracy rating of the next best expert
2. Yahoo – Andy Behrens
3. CBS Sportsline – Jamey Eisenberg
1. FantasyGodfathers.com – not a widely known blog, but one you should be following if you care about highly accurate fantasy football rankings. The Godfathers scored a “Very Accurate” score in the ultra important category of RBs
2. NFL.com – Consolidated rankings (in 2011 NFL.com has moved to individual experts rankings)
1. NFL.com – The only site to score a “Very Accurate” rating in WRs was NFL.com. Unfortunately despite their success in our accuracy rankings NFL.com has re-engineered their rankings process for 2011. They now have 4 experts who each make predictions as well as consolidated rankings. We’ll be evaluating each of those experts individually this year
3. ESPN – Erik Kuselias – Mr.Kuselias had a bit of a scandal in the offseason and he won’t be making predictions for ESPN any longer, apparently he couldn’t keep it in his pants at the office, I hate when sexual harassment get’s in the way of good fantasy football rankings!
1. CBS Sportsline – Jamey Eisenberg – One of three sites to score a “Very Accurate” Jamie was a top three expert in two categories in 2011, so definitely someone to check out on a weekly basis
2. ESPN – Eric Karabell
3. ESPN – Christopher Harris (interesting while ESPN is represented in the top 3 several times, we never see “Talented Mr. Roto” in the top 3, maybe he should consider a name change)
1. FantasySharks.com – when they are on, they are completely on, the only site to score any “Bullseye” rankings (or top accuracy tier), not only did it on QB, they also did it on the very difficult to predict K position. How difficult you ask? 14 out of the 18 sites we ranked scored “Wildly Inaccurate” in their accuracy. That means essentially typing random numbers into their K projections would have scored higher on average than their predictions.
3. Yahoo – Brandon Funston
1. KFFL.com – KFFL is one of the few sites we evaluated that actually covers pretty much every sport imaginable. In general they were a fairly accurate site across all categories, but really were successful at projecting the D/ST where they scored a high “Very Accurate” ranking.
2. Yahoo – Brandon Funston
3. Yahoo – Scott Pianowski
Based on last year, you should avoid at all costs (and the costs are the price of your fantasy football league because that is what you will be forfeiting if you follow these folks advice):
CNNSI.com – Just the worst, and frankly starting off on a bad leg already this year, they were the only site we evaluated in week 1 who ranked Aaron Rodgers out of the top 5 (all the way down at #10)…seriously guys what are you doing over there?
CBS Sportsline – Dave Richard: I really enjoy Dave Richard’s columns over at CBS Sportsline, but his fantasy acumen didn’t translate to accuracy success in 2011. We have Dave wildly inaccurate in 3 categories, and in our bottom 50% in all categories.
A few notes – all accuracy rankings are based on performance league scoring. As more sites and more leagues move to PPR based scoring, we will track accuracy of those projections as well. Our ranking system scores the accuracy of all projections each expert/site makes against the actual results. We categorize each expert into the categories of Bullseye, Very Accurate, Accurate, Somewhat Accurate, Inaccurate, and Wildly Innacurate.