Waltham, MA, November 03, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- In the famous words of Albert Einstein, "Insanity is doing the same things over and over again and expecting different results."
Whether a fantasy football player is dominating his league or toiling in the cellar, this player wants to maximize his fantasy football team’s performance for the remainder of the season. Well, these same fantasy football players, upwards of 80% of them, listen to the exact same Web sites (i.e. Yahoosports, ESPN, Rotoworld…) on a weekly basis. But, FantasyXPERT.com’s research suggests that "doing the same things over and over" could be costing these fantasy football players 45% or more in production. Think about how an individual watches TV...he has a channel for sports, a channel for national news, a different channel for travel and yet another channel for local news...there just isn't any single channel that provides the depth of coverage anyone wants on a particular subject so we’re forced to use specialists.
When thinking about fantasy football research, the same concept should be applied - create a set of optimal "channels" based on the type of advice that is needed. Having trouble deciding which RB to play? Not sure about picking up 1 player over another? What about a critical start or sit decision? So far in 2009 certain sources have proven to be better than others in each of these categories. Let's take a look at October and identify some of the best:
Most Accurate Sources for October, 2009
QBs - Fantasyfootballbreakdown.com
RBs - Rotoexperts.com
WRs - Yahoosports.com
TEs - Fantasyfootballbreakdown.com
Ks - Cbssports.com
Start Advice - Fantasyfootballgoat.com
Sit Advice - Fantasyfootballjournal.com
Waiver Wire Pickup Advice - FFtoday.com
Interesting Findings About Some of the Most Popular Sites
SI.com – FantasyXPERT.com’s data shows that SI.com was actually the least accurate source in predicting RBs and Waiver Wire Pick-ups, finished in the bottom 5 for QBs, and finished in the bottom quarter of all analyzed sources for predicting TEs.
ESPN.com – FantasyXPERT.com’s data shows that ESPN finished in the bottom 3rd for Waiver Wire, Start and Sit advice relative to its peers that were also analyzed. As for ESPN's Player Ranking predictions, they finished in the middle of the pack for each category, but they only made the top 5 for QB rankings.
* To determine accuracy FantasyXPERT.com compares pre-game player rankings/predictions from more than 35 well-known and popular fantasy football Web sites vs. the actual production of the players. For a list of the sources analyzed visit www.fantasyxpert.com
Key Takeaway That Can Help You This Weekend
FantasyXPERT.com is seeing a group of "best of breed" fantasy football sources emerge that tend to do particularly well with certain types of advice (like player rankings for QBs, waiver wire advice, etc.). In many cases, these specialists are up to 45% better at the particular category than the bottom performer. Knowing who these sources are and where they have expertise could have a significant impact on a team’s performance over the next few months.
To help recognize some of these best of breed sources, FantasyXPERT will be providing Most Accurate Badges each month for the sources that have finished first in the various categories. Look for FantasyXPERT.com’s badges on the various sites.
To learn more about these "best of breed" sources and what their recommendations are for the remainder of the season OR to get our proprietary XPERT Smart Rankings (a consensus ranking of the historically most accurate sources/best of breeds that exist on the Web), open a free account at www.FantasyXPERT.com.
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