Welcome to our first cumulative rankings of the year. In this post you’ll be able to see who’s been the best over the first four weeks of the season in each position (so if you have time, you can go to the guys giving THE most accurate advice for your decisions) and overall (if you only have time to go to one site, go to one of the top ones).
We require a site be evaluated at least three weeks before they can be included in our cumulative rankings, which means CNNSI’s individual experts and Recliner QB Fantasy Corner won’t be included in this initial release.
We’ll use this information to begin to build our best of breed rankings, where we take the top few experts rankings from each category and create our own weekly cheat sheet released each Saturday morning.
It’s early, but the first thing that should jump out for you as you look across the master list of positional accuracy is that there are no bullseye ratings. No expert has been consistently on top of their game enough to earn a bullseye in any one category. We suppose a lot of that has to do with the shortened pre-season not adding a lot of clarity to how good or bad teams were going to be and the rash of injuries. We don’t include players that are injured in our projections, but their affect on the other offensive players around them, and their back ups performances are big variables in accurate projections.
Some consistency between last years overall winners and this years early success stories: Fantasy Sharks are #2. Last year they finished #2. Let me give you a hint, if you are looking for good, bold, and accurate projections, FantasySharks.com needs to be on your list. Mainstream-wise Yahoo’s Pianowski was a top 5 contender last year and this year is right back up there again. We love to see consistency like that because it just makes your lives easier as a fantasy football player, those are sites to check EVERY week when you have a tough call.
Near the bottom we see two of ESPN’s so called experts Eric Karabell and the Talented Mr. Roto Matthew Berry. Both of those guys are quality fantasy football writers, especially from an entertainment standpoint, but for now, stay away from their weekly rankings for your decision making.
CNNSI’s general rankings (not their expert rankings) were a joke last year and remain a joke this year. We’ll be removing them from our rankings in the upcoming weeks, because frankly they are so bad, no one should be using them. We’ll add them to our “Not an Option” list from an accuracy standpoint as a cautionary tale for anyone that hasn’t been following us the past two years.
It’s very early in the season and I’m sure these rankings will change a great deal, so keep checking back with us each week to make sure you have the best and most up to date data.
Remember if there is a site that we should be tracking, let us know on twitter @ffadvisorcom
Best of Breed rankings tomorrow!