Archive: rankings

Staff Composite Rankings: Start of Season Update

6th of September, 2013

The Late Round Quarterback staff put together their composite rankings for the 2013 season. The following rankings are based on standard scoring in redraft leagues, where each rushing and receiving touchdown is worth six points and passing touchdowns are worth 4 points. One point is rewarded for every 10 rushing and receiving yards and 25 […]

Fantasy Football and the Admissibility of Expert Rankings

6th of July, 2013

  “The art of junk science is to brush away just enough detail to reach desired conclusions, while preserving enough to maintain an aura of authoritative science.” – Peter W. Huber A few weeks ago I got paid to research the Daubert v. Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals, U.S. Supreme Court case and Rule 702 of the Federal […]

Why My Mother is Better at Fantasy Football Than You Are

13th of June, 2013

There is a virus that is slowly creeping through the fantasy football community. Taking innocent victims one by one, the virus will eventually consume the community as a whole. That is, if we’re not careful. The virus is known to cause infected individuals to rant incoherently, scream at inanimate objects, and destroy their own fantasy […]

Top 100 For 2013: April Edition

29th of April, 2013

The rankings below reflect standard scoring redraft leagues where the league consists of 10-14 teams. They’ll be updated each month up until the season begins. The reason for lower quarterback and tight end ranks, clearly, is because the list attempts to tackle the issue of value. Because the quarterback position is so deep, for instance, […]

Top 100 for 2013: February Edition

18th of February, 2013

The rankings below reflect standard scoring redraft leagues where the league consists of 10-14 teams. They’ll be updated each month up until the season begins. The reason for lower quarterback and tight end ranks, clearly, is because the list attempts to tackle the issue of value. Because the quarterback position is so deep, for instance, […]

Are Quarterbacks Really More Consistent Than Running Backs?

30th of June, 2012

Plenty has been talked about with position consistencies. In fact, the reason fantasy owners are choosing Aaron Rodgers over elite running backs this year is because they feel he is more likely to produce top positional numbers. Compare that to Ray Rice, Arian Foster or LeSean McCoy, and there’s more of a risk. The fact, […]

Why Fantasy Experts Have It Backwards

27th of June, 2012

“There are more and more running backs in running back-by-committee systems. That’s why the position becoming less relevant in fantasy football.” We’re hearing this logic everywhere. With the increase in passing attempts in the NFL, as well as the increasing use of multiple running backs in the backfield during a game, we’re set to assume […]