I’m what you might call a football purist. I get about as enthused for fantasy football as I do a dental appointment. Don’t know why, but I’ve never been big on it. I love fantasy baseball – perhaps because my job doesn’t demand that I be an expert of the sport. But my job also prevents me from having time in spring and summer to play.
However, I learned to appreciate fantasy football a few years ago after realizing that a majority of the people who read my content are fantasy buffs. I get asked as many questions about fantasy football as I do football in general. Anything that gives the NFL as many new fans as fantasy football does is alright in my book.
I still don’t play it though. Having said this, there is a unique fantasy football website that has really caught my eye. The site, www.FantasyFootballStarters.com offers a free lineup analyzing resource to fantasy players. You go on the site, register, enter your league’s scoring system and fantasy lineup.
Fantasy Football Starters has a tool that analyzes your lineup and projects your players’ statistics for the next week. You don’t need to do anything other than click your players’ names – the rest of their information, including all stats, is constantly updated by the site. It even factors in current injuries. You can use the tool to project the best lineup for your team, compare your lineup against your opponents’, or analyze various trade scenarios.
My first reaction upon hearing about this site is that this algorithm seems like something that would only work for baseball. Not true. Fantasy Football Starters’ accuracy rate? 80 percent! Four out of five times, the projections and suggestions put forth by the website prove correct. It’s amazing these guys haven’t set out to conquer the gambling industry.
You’ll be hearing more about FantasyFootballStarters.com in the very near future. It was a pay site at this time last year, but it recently became free. Free fantasy football. Free fantasy football help. I still won’t play fantasy football, but I’ll admit, this tool is intriguing enough to make me peek.