I have several live drafts this weekend and went into edit my rankings today so that they are in order. The following are some of the more interesting Yahoo rankings imo:
Yahoo! rankings: wrote:WR Anthony Gonzalez 101
RB Chris Henry 106
RB Dominic Rhodes 113
WR Chris Henry 146
RB Kenny Irons 172
RB Cedric Houston 182
WR Nate Washington 1390
RB Curtis Martin 1440
WR Hank Baskett 1416
RB Chris Brown 1434
RB Najeh Davenpoop 1451
RB Kevan Barlow 1500
WR Brian Finneran 1552
WR Terrance Copper 1564
RB Mike Alstott 1603
WR Robert Meachem 1703
WR Jacoby Jones 1718
WR James Jones 1722
I'm hoping that nearly all Cafe members do auctions or live drafts with all league members present. But just in case some people don't show up for the draft and haven't adjusted their rankings, or God forbid your league does Autodraft and they haven't adjusted the Yahoo rankings, here are some observations:
- You'll probably see WR Anthony Gonzalez, RB Chris Henry, and RB Dominic Rhodes on a lot of rosters of absentee drafters.
- Kenny Irons is on IR for 2007, and Cedric Houston quit playing football and yet are ranked higher than hundreds if not thousands of other players
- Curtis Martin retired, yet is ranked higher than many active players.
- Kevan Barlow got cut by the Steelers earlier this week yet is ranked higher than many active players.
- Brian Finneran and Mike Alstott are on IR for 2007 and their careers are possibly over, yet are ranked higher than many active players.
- If you buy into preseason hype, notice how lowly ranked the Jones rookies are. You can probably wait until the very last rounds of your draft to grab one.