Fantasy Football Nerd Adds New Sources for 2011 Season
The fantasy football rankings from FantasyFootballNerd.com have been enhanced with new sources for the 2011 NFL season.
Online, August 7, 2011 (Newswire.com) - FantasyFootballNerd.com (FFN) is proud to announce the addition of four new sources to their consensus rankings in time for the 2011 NFL season. As the industry's most accurate and popular fantasy football rankings aggregator, Fantasy Football Nerd's unique NerdRank algorithm produces rankings on more than 1,000 active NFL players. Users can make use of the consensus rankings to help them during their fantasy football drafts.
ADP (average draft position) rankings from Mock Draft Central are now included in the FFN rankings. Mock Draft Central is the place to go for serious mock drafting. Users can draft against other serious players in what is one of the industry's finest and most popular drafting websites. Mock Draft Central's ADP reports can give you an idea as to what rounds and in what order NFL players are being drafted.
In addition to Mock Draft Central, the rankings and projections from RealTime Fantasy Sports are now included in the FFN index. RealTime Fantasy Sports is one of the oldest and most respected fantasy commissioner services in the industry. In addition to rankings, they offer pay-to-play games, unique content, extensive player notes, video updates, a free draft guide, mock drafting tools and more.
Fantasy Football Starters has the fantasy football industry's first and only predictive algorithm that's comprised of four (4) distinct analyzers: Draft, Trade, Team & Line-up, designed to help fantasy football fans win their match ups over 70% of the time. The site provides a wealth of information for its users and their rankings algorithm is top-notch.
The latest addition to the Fantasy Football Nerd's consensus rankings is GoAheadScore.com. In addition to providing solid rankings, the experts at GoAheadScore.com provide additional statistical upside, injury risk, and roster risk rankings. For example, Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers has an upside ranking of 5 out of 10, an injury risk of 4 out of 10, and a roster risk of 0 out of 10. All 3 indicators are useful particularly if users are debating between two players in the later stages of their fantasy football drafts. The rankings and projections at GOAheadScore.com are based on not only what the system has predicted a player to score, but also how much that fantasy football ranking is likely to change.
"I'm confident that the addition of these 4 new industry veterans to our existing sources will enhance the FFN rankings giving us a better picture of the fantasy football industry's collective view on players," said J. Joseph Dyken, Founder and CEO of FantasyFootballNerd.com. "These are outstanding fantasy football resources and I'm confident that they'll help strengthen the consensus."
Last season FantasyFootballNerd.com was recognized as one of the Top 5 Most Accurate Experts. In addition to these new sites, FFN aggregates rankings from such industry leaders as CBS Sports, ESPN, NFL.com, Yahoo, FOX Sports, and more. FFN's underlying NerdRank technology then takes these rankings and weights them based upon their associated Quality Score. There are more than a dozen factors that go into assigning a Quality Score for each source. The primary factor, however, is accuracy. Based on past performance, how accurate was each source? How did each source trend during the season (ie, draft rankings vs season performance, weekly projections vs that week's performance, etc.) and how did each expert do overall across all positions as well as by individual position? "Our research shows that some experts are consistently better by specific player position. That's important when calculating their Quality Score and applying that score to their projections," said Joe Dyken.
The higher the Quality Score, the more "votes" that site gets during the final stage of calculation and the more influence it has over the final outcome. Every site gets a chance to "vote", but the sites that are accurate more often get more "votes" in the final tally. NerdRank considers them to be more authoritative when calculating the fantasy football rankings.
FantasyFootballNerd.com offers their draft rankings during the preseason and sit/start rankings each week during the NFL season.