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Fantasy Football Midseason Report Card: Grading the Top 50 Players
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Phillip Rivers leads all players in total fantasy points scored

At orientation on my first day of law school, a very esteemed and stately man rose to speak to our group of eager and excited neophyte lawyer wannabes.  

As the man approached the podium, a hush quickly befell the crowd.  

We all wondered what sage wisdom this man would share with us.  What would he tell us about the adventure on which we were about to embark?

"Look to your left", the man said, so we obliged.  "Now, look to your right," and all heads in the crowd swung to the right as commanded.  "Now look at me.  Of those two people you saw, and including yourself, one of you will not return for your second semester of law school."

And with that, the reality of law school life set in.  It was tough, and the old man was right.  Nearly one-third of my class either dropped out or failed out after the first semester.

Okay, so what does some story about law school have to do with fantasy football?  A bit more than you might suspect.

Historically, running backs have the highest turnover rate within the top 10 of any position, with only 50 percent of players represented the following year.

Wide receivers fare a bit better returning 60 percent of top 10 players from year to year.

So it seems that maintaining the status of a top 10 fantasy football producer is a bit more difficult than surviving your first year of law school. 

I probably made the correct choice in attending law school then.

What you'll find over the next 50 slides is an evaluation of the top 50 fantasy point producers through the first eight weeks of the 2010 season. 

For each player, you will find the total points scored, the average point scored per week and a letter grade for the player's performance.

So go grab your favorite beverage, kick back and enjoy the show.

 

For an all you can eat buffet of fantasy football chatter, you can follow Nathan on Twitter @NathanWaddell.

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