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Order The Rotoprofessor 2014 Fantasy Football Draft Guide For $6 & Be Entered To Win Brett Favre Autograph!

That’s right, for the first time ever Rotoprofessor will be offering a Fantasy Football Draft Guide!!  Scheduled to be released by July 1, the guide will be very similar to our Baseball Guide (including regular updates based on news/injuries).  If you purchase the draft guide by August 20 (if you have already ordered you will automatically be entered into the drawing), you will be entered to win a free Brett Favre autographed 8×10 (authenticated)!!  There will be only one winner, but don’t miss your opportunity!The guide will be delivered via e-mail (as an Excel spreadsheet) and will include:

  • Expanded Positional Rankings (Top 75 RB, Top 100 WR, etc.)
  • Expanded PPR Rankings
  • Overall Rankings (Both PPR & Non-PPR)
  • Projections (Including Player Analysis)
  • Sleepers/Breakouts/Busts
  • Offensive Line Rankings
  • Coaching Change Implications
  • And so much more!!

To ensure being one of the first to receiver the guide, make sure to pre-order it today for just $6.  Make sure you keep checking back for more details and be sure to reserve your copy early!!


Rich’s Random Thoughts: The Notable Differences Of Fantasy Baseball vs. Fantasy Football

by Rich Justmann

Boy, fantasy football sure opened up early this year, didn’t it?  I was in the airport last week and checked out a news store.  There were more than half a dozen fantasy football magazines already on the shelves.  Good stuff.  I selected one and look forward to picking up several more for airplane reading.

The difference between fantasy football managers and fantasy baseball managers is interesting.  To be a fantasy baseball manager takes considerably more time and commitment.  I’m in two leagues with 14 teams and roughly 30 player squads, so we have a rostered pool of 420 players.  One of the leagues also has a minor league system with 70 players.

Comparatively speaking, football has a very shallow pool.  Once you get past the Top 100 players, the value drops significantly (Some might argue the Top 50).  If an early round player goes down with an injury, it’s much tougher to make up the loss.  Since the rosters are much smaller, the comparable loss of the top player is greater.  Indeed, you have a double whammy:  A shallow free agent pool and a greater statistical value of each player’s contribution to your attainment.

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Rich’s Random Ramblings: A Man of Character & A Man Without Character

by Richard Justmann

My Young Padawans, let us discuss character. In this case, I am comparing one Dick Howser and the inestimable Peter Edward “Pete” Rose. The former was a man among men who managed the Kansas City Royals to the 1985 World Series Championship. OK, in the interest of fair play to our friends in St. Louis, it was a combination of Don Denkinger and the Royals which defeated the Cardinals, but we then should also recall that St. Louis beat Milwaukee in 1982 thanks to a non-third strike call on Lonnie Smith from Pete (Shoe Size 16) Ladd.

But I digress. Dick Howser was a scrappy over-achiever as a player and man who got the most out of his players as a manager. His teams never finished below 2nd place in any season. All of Kansas mourned when he met his early end due to cancer.

Now let us briefly discuss Charlie Hustle. I will grant you that Pete Rose was a great baseball player. Well, actually I grant you that he was above average. With today’s sabermetrics and Rose’s proclivity to hit singles, his value as a fantasy player would be Top 25, not Top 5.

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Poll: Help Us Improve Your Rotoprofessor Experience!

Obviously we want you to get everything you want out of Rotoprofessor, so over the next week or so I’m going to be asking a few questions on how we can improve.  I ask that you all take the time to share your opinion as, without you, none of this would be possible.

As always I appreciate your support and greatly value your opinion.  Thanks again for letting myself and the Rotoprofessor staff help guide you to fantasy success!

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Follow @Rotoprofessor On Twitter For All Our Bullpen Opinions & More!

We mentioned this a few weeks ago, but if you still haven’t started following us on Twitter (@Rotoprofessor) what are you waiting for?  Among the things we do every day is tweet out our thoughts on the status of the bullpens around the game, whether it’s usage issues or if long-term changes could be on the horizon.

Here are this morning’s tweets so you can see what you’re missing:

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Make Sure To Follow @Rotoprofessor On Twitter!

Not following @Rotoprofessor on Twitter?  Then you are missing out on our daily bullpen usage notes.  For those trying to vulture every last save, this could be an invaluable tool.

Here’s today’s tweets for those who aren’t currently following us:

Make sure to follow @Rotoprofessor today so you don’t miss out!