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Finding Value in Yahoo! Rankings

Postby Dalingh » Thu Aug 06, 2009 10:20 am

It seems like there is a thread on this every year. Where are you guys finding the best values in Yahoo's rankings. One of the leagues that I play in is hosted on Yahoo and it seems that most owners place a lot of value in Yahoo's rankings and default to them when in doubt. I haven't had a whole lot of time to look through their rankings, because it isn't my main $ league, but after looking briefly one player that stands out is Ray Rice. They have him ranked at 128th overall and as the 49th ranked running back. This would put him in somewhere around the 10/11th round...

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Re: Finding Value in Yahoo! Rankings

Postby billbradski8 » Thu Aug 06, 2009 10:36 am

i think yahoo! has a pretty good staff.
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Re: Finding Value in Yahoo! Rankings

Postby mystykoekaki » Thu Aug 06, 2009 12:28 pm

Do some Y! mock drafts to find out.
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Re: Finding Value in Yahoo! Rankings

Postby 2ksports » Thu Aug 06, 2009 2:03 pm

Dalingh wrote:It seems like there is a thread on this every year. Where are you guys finding the best values in Yahoo's rankings. One of the leagues that I play in is hosted on Yahoo and it seems that most owners place a lot of value in Yahoo's rankings and default to them when in doubt. I haven't had a whole lot of time to look through their rankings, because it isn't my main $ league, but after looking briefly one player that stands out is Ray Rice. They have him ranked at 128th overall and as the 49th ranked running back. This would put him in somewhere around the 10/11th round...

Discuss...


I think Ray Rice is not the back to own b/c he's simply not the most talented back there. That's McGahee. He's also not that strong. In a PPR league, I'd take Rice, but in standard, I just don't think he'll get the scores necessary to be a threat. I'd draft him and Mcgahee at the same time if possible to take a wait and see approach.
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Re: Finding Value in Yahoo! Rankings

Postby Kensat30 » Thu Aug 06, 2009 3:48 pm

I've done several yahoo leagues this year and I usually end up with similar rosters

QB- Palmer/Hasselbeck
RB- Tomlinson/Portis/Willie Parker/Larry Johnson/Cedric Benson/Fred Taylor
WR (early)- Calvin Johnson/ Marques Colston/ Eddie Royal/Housh/
WR (late) - Lance Moore/Chris Chambers/Earl Bennett/Domenik Hixon/Mike Walker
TE- Dustin Keller/Tony Scheffler
D - Seattle

I think all those guys I listed generally go for value.
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Re: Finding Value in Yahoo! Rankings

Postby Dalingh » Thu Aug 06, 2009 10:00 pm

Kensat30 wrote:I've done several yahoo leagues this year and I usually end up with similar rosters

QB- Palmer/Hasselbeck
RB- Tomlinson/Portis/Willie Parker/Larry Johnson/Cedric Benson/Fred Taylor
WR (early)- Calvin Johnson/ Marques Colston/ Eddie Royal/Housh/
WR (late) - Lance Moore/Chris Chambers/Earl Bennett/Domenik Hixon/Mike Walker
TE- Dustin Keller/Tony Scheffler
D - Seattle

I think all those guys I listed generally go for value.


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Re: Finding Value in Yahoo! Rankings

Postby justinj312 » Fri Aug 07, 2009 1:25 am

I'm liking that SEA DEF as well, plus no east coast away games!
thx

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Re: Finding Value in Yahoo! Rankings

Postby peterparker » Fri Aug 07, 2009 8:43 am

Two questions: Are yahoo rankings continuously updated based on ADP of all leagues or is it just based on the staff rank? The ratings change every so often, for example a few weeks ago Westbrook was around the #15 pick and is now up to #5. Also, is there a way to export the Yahoo rankings out of their pre-draft ranking page into a more manageable spreadsheet?
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Re: Finding Value in Yahoo! Rankings

Postby Azrael » Fri Aug 07, 2009 11:40 am

I really like Jets defense this year. Ryan will have them on full tilt. Plus the additions of Scott, Leonhard, and Sheppard should provide a boost. 30 turnovers, 41 sacks, 5 defensive TDs. Add in Washington as an explosive returner and I think you've got the potential for a stud defense that I think was already 5th or 6th last year. Also like SD's defense to bounce back this year in that division. Cromartie and Merriman are both back healthy.
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