Feels good to get #1, but I’ll admit to my subscribers that I use the rankings to over emphasize players for you to start. For instance, if I think Daryl Smith or Keenan Robinson look like they are going to have great matchups, I move them a tad higher so that you clearly know to start them. Sometimes this impacts my standing, but by over emphasizing or putting a guy with a bad matchup lower, I feel that helps you, my subscribers, most.
That being said, I don’t always “go with the flow” of the rest of the experts on FantasyPros so you probably won’t see me at #1 that often. What really matters to me is ALL of you making it to the playoffs!
And from the feedback over the years of doing this, that’s exactly what I’ve heard from you and I believe that’s why you keep coming back to see me. Thank you for all your continued support and let’s finish this season strong!
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About the Author: Seems weird to think I started this wacky game in 2004. I love it, as I know all of you do too. My experience as an IDP guy starts as a waiver wire specialist. Anyone can tell you to start a Top 5 stud, but it's finding 1 or two "gems" off the waiver wire each year that makes the difference between winning your league and being in the middle of the pack. For instance, a long time ago before anyone new an SLB named James Anderson, I saw a perfect storm coming when they were about to play the Saints. I looked closely at the strategy and just knew the Saints were going to run at the strong side linebacker all day. I went all in on this unknown IDP Anderson and he rewarded us with a 13 solo tackle game from a relatively UNKNOWN waiver wire guy. He went on to be the top LB in every game from that day on throughout the season. I've managed to find that gem at one of the IDP positions every year before any other forecaster. I'm not sure how I have this knack. Maybe it's because I've played football since I was six and played both QB (reading defenses) and LB, reading offenses. It helps that my dad was a great coach for 36 years too. Most importantly, I love it and it's fun!