We run our money league through them for baseball and football and have been for the last 4 years. I'm perfectly happy with it, but haven't tried others in that time(am now in a cafe league on yahoo for free, but haven't experienced actual play yet, but prefer sportsline even paying).
But none of the info is reliable. I look at the daily notes since they're there, but look for the "good" stuff elsewhere(here).
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It's simple...a lot of people who use Sportsline just don't understand the point of drafting for value.
Unless QB's score HUGE points over RB's or you only start 1 RB in Sportsline leagues, this is a terrible ADP sheet to use.
People probably look at whoever scored the most last year and just take them. Not everyone is as knowledgable on how to draft as us FF addicts.
I wouldn't trust a Yahoo ADP sheet either...nor would I probably trust ESPN's either. I'm not sure how good ESPN's has been in the past, but I have to imagine there are just as many uninformed drafters who play there also.
The only ones I would trust are ones like on Antsports.com or another site where the sole purpose is to let serious FF players tune up for an actual draft.
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I'm not sure where the average draft position numbers came from but I would assume that a lot of those leagues had people in them that didn't know what they were doing. It looks as if they had early QB runs...
If you look at sportsline's pre-season rankings, it seems much more realistic. These reflect their writer's views on who is valuable. Drafts can really be skewed just by a couple dumb people in each one...so you really can't use that information out of context.
CBS SportsLine.com Preseason Top 100 Rank Players Position Team 1 Peyton Manning QB Indianapolis
2 LaDainian Tomlinson + RB San Diego
3 Shaun Alexander + RB Seattle
4 Priest Holmes - RB Kansas City
5 Edgerrin James + RB Indianapolis
6 Willis McGahee + RB Buffalo
7 Ahman Green - RB Green Bay
8 Daunte Culpepper QB Minnesota
9 Randy Moss - WR Oakland
10 Corey Dillon RB New England
11 Terrell Owens WR Philadelphia
12 Clinton Portis RB Washington
13 Domanick Davis + RB Houston
14 Deuce McAllister - RB New Orleans
15 Rudi Johnson + RB Cincinnati
16 Julius Jones + RB Dallas
17 Kevin Jones + RB Detroit
18 Donovan McNabb - QB Philadelphia
19 Jamal Lewis - RB Baltimore
20 Marvin Harrison - WR Indianapolis
21 Curtis Martin RB N.Y. Jets
22 Tiki Barber + RB N.Y. Giants
23 Torry Holt - WR St. Louis
24 Chad Johnson - WR Cincinnati
25 LaMont Jordan + RB Oaklan
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