Ahh, one of the longest waits of the football season: that quiet period of time after the NFL Draft is over and before team minicamps, and the preseason start. A period of relative inactivity that can put even the most loyal, hardcore fans into a pigskin-deprived coma. And there's nothing you can do about it...right?
Wrong! It's never too early to start thinking about and preparing for the next season of fantasy football, and, as I hope you'll see, there's rarely ever a dull moment in fantasy land!
Now, I'm not a fantasy expert, but I still thought I'd let you guys in on some of the things going through my head when it comes to indulging in or resisting the urge we all have to draft players from our favorite team (in my case, Philadelphia) during our fantasy drafts.
So I've decided to list some information for each player I deem worthy of draft consideration in order of their early ADP (average draft positions) numbers.
I will then list whether I think the particular player's stock is trending up (rising), steady, or down (falling), what kind of value I feel the player has at his current ADP, his 2009 statistics, shown at face value and broken up into quarterly averages to make early-season to late-season trends more visible, and analysis of their 2009 performance, and, finally, a prediction for their 2010 season.
These all are my personal opinions, so feel free to comment if you think I nailed something or shot way off base on something else.
- ADP and round positions based on a standard, non-PPR 12 team league
- All ADP information used found at http://fantasyfootballcalculator.com
- Statistical information used found at http://www.nfl.com/stats/player and http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/stats
- Return yardage wasn’t calculated for the quarterly week averages I’ve included, as it usually isn’t counted towards point totals in standard fantasy football leagues, unlike return TDs, which were included.
- The loss of points through fumbles weren't taken into account, as fumbles themselves are extremely unpredictable and their effects are minimal.
- If a player played in a game and put up no numbers, that game was counted towards his quarterly average. If he didn't play (usually due to an injury), then the player obviously wasn't penalized.
And so here it is, your official (Too) Early Guide to Drafting Eagles for the 2010 Fantasy Football Season!