This is my favorite time of the season. Fantasy football player rankings time is full of so much joy and wonder. No one is wrong yet. All we can do is speculate. Who will be the best wide receiver to own this year? Who really us the number one running back? It’s an awesome amount of fun. Especially if your someone who writes articles about fantasy football. It’s like when we were 10. When I was 10 it was 1991 and fantasy football was the furthest thing from my existence and catholic school was were I spent most of my days.
Paper football was our game then. I was in the top of my fourth grade class in paper football. I also had a knack for convincing the other person into making the paper football. On rainy days the church basement cafeteria was our only refuge from the classroom. On these rainy days we would do things like play paper football. If you have no clue what I am talking about then good, the next paragraph will be a better read for you.
Paper football is a game where you fold up a piece of notebook paper into a small triangle. Then you and a friend would slide the paper football triangle across a table or desk or counter top. The object was to get the paper to stop on the edge of the table or desk or counter top. If you did it correctly you would be awarded six points with the chance to then “kick” the paper football into a pair of uprights set up by your opponents own two hands. The moving target was a constant issue.
When we were stuck inside for recess the long cafeteria tables became our playing fields. We would have multiple games going on at once between different classes with cheering and fun all around us. Just imagine 200 7-12 year old kids all hollering around different tables mirroring the basement seen at Sonny’s in A Bronx Tale. Except we didn’t put Mush in the bathroom.
Well, after a while we would come up with lists of who was the best in the class or even the school. I never officially received the title of best in the school but it was total hogwash. The 8th grader, let’s call him Anthony was the best paper football in the school. I did lose to him, a lot I might add. Right before the end of school I challenged him and I won. He then proceeded to challenge me twice more and I beat him both times. Then the end of school came. My family moved over that summer and I never saw Anthony again. I was the best in that school. Albeit for a short time I can safely say nobody was better than me at paper football in S.t John’s Elementary in 1991. If you were in the 8th grade and in that school and were renowned for your paper football skills then.. I patiently await your re-match. Anthony.
What does this have to do with fantasy football?
I’m going to tell you if you keep going.
Right now LeSean McCoy is widely considered the #1 running back in fantasy. Just like Anthony was in paper football in 1991. Through a season it might not end up that way. Adrian Peterson could very well end up on top. Maybe Eddie Lacy goes freakin’ nuts this year and ranks number one. What we do know is all we know. Basically, all we can do is speculate. The further we go the more speculative it becomes. If you think A.J. Green should be ranked lower or if you believe Carson Palmer is a top five QB is irrelevant. Make your own rankings.
You should make you’re own rankings. This way, when you’re in your draft drafting your players you can reference your rankings so you can make your picks building your team. Catching on?
Use my rankings as a guide towards your own path. Just because I like Markus Wheaton more than you doesn’t make me wrong. It makes us different. After all, we’re all snowflakes. Awwww..
OK, enough sap. Here’s the list..
MDIFS Top 200 august 2014.xlsx
Dan's Fantasy Football Top 200 (updated August 20, 2014)
|67||Robert Griffin III||QB8|
|156||San Francisco D/ST||D/ST2|
|163||Odell Beckham Jr.||WR64|
|171||St. Louis D/ST||D/ST3|
|197||New England D/ST||D/ST7|
|203||New York (J) D/ST||D/ST9|