There’s some pretty big names in the final installment of our review of the 2012 fantasy football rankings. No doubt there are at least a couple of names in this list attached to teams that missed the playoffs. Looking through them, I can see at least three guys that landed on teams of mine that were in the consolation bracket rather than aiming for gold trophy glory. Overall, it’s going to also read like an infirmary ward list as most of the descriptions of their year will start with ‘missed time with injuries’. Football has a way of doing that, of course, but those injuries were a difference between being startable every week and being forgotten by week 10. So with that, let’s get on with the review. As we don’t yet have a player rater, we’ll be using yahoo’s end of season PPR rankings as our reference. So lets see how our top 60 wide receivers for 2012 fantasy football panned out…Please, blog, may I have some more?
While looking back over a fantasy football season, the guys who round out the top 40 backs in our 2012 fantasy football rankings are usually a combination of injured studs and half season studs and this list will be no different. Of course, my favorites are the ‘yeah, but when did you start that guy?’ players on the list and there’ll be a few of those. Gotta love when RB2 production has been sitting on your bench or out on waivers for 75% of the season. But I digress, for the purposes of this review, we’ll be using yahoo’s end of season PPR rankings to look back on the season that was for the top 40 running backs of the 2012 fantasy football season…Please, blog, may I have some more?
Now this is the section of wide receivers that’s interesting to review for 2013 reasons. Many of these guys were hurt by their QB’s poor play or hurt themselves. However, this section is also full of second half bloomers that just might be cheap options come draft day. So strap on whatever you like to strap on to read this type of stuff because we’re going to review these wide receivers based off of my 2012 fantasy football rankings and compare my projections with their end of season rankings care of yahoo’s PPR system. Now that we have that established, let’s take a look at the top 40 wide receivers that were for the 2012 fantasy football season…Please, blog, may I have some more?
// Given the feedback I’ve received on the playoff rankings so far – i.e. minimal – I’m assuming not many of Razzball Nation actually reads these but that’s ok. I don’t mind having myself a little alone time on the internet. It allows for me to kick back and relax. Take my shoes off. And then my socks. And then my pants. It’s quite liberating to run around in only what your mother gave you, I strongly suggest you try it. But enough about birthday suits, below are the rankings for the conference championships. Clearly Colin Kaepernick proved his Harbaugh right and I’m here to prove him righter. Remember when I said Colin Kaepernick won the job and should keep it? Well now we know why. In other news, we’ll get to rolling out some off-season content in the near future. In the meantime, if you really miss me, you can find me over on the fantasy baseball side of the world as well, rolling out sleepers and team previews. What can I say, I’m fantasy ambidextrous. So with that, let’s get on with the final rankings for the 2012 fantasy football season…that somehow bled into 2013.Please, blog, may I have some more?
Ugh, why am I even doing this? I don’t know but I started something and I’m gonna end it right and the way it should end with me reviewing all of our 2012 fantasy football rankings and I’m not gonna let the boring topic of kickers impede that goal. There were quite a few surprises this year in the end of year kicker ranks. Of course, that last sentence requires that you care about kicker ranks and how things ended up. Some fan/fantasy favorites like SeaBass didn’t quite make it while a couple of young upstarts climbed their way into fantasy relevance. Or at least as relevant as you can get for being a kicker. To clear any confusion, we’re relying on yahoo’s end of season rankings for kickers in terms of review as we don’t yet have our own player rater but – spoilers! – are in the hopes we have one for the 2013 season. I know you just can’t wait to see how kickers line up in that! Alright, wordpress has informed me I’ve now cleared over 150 words about kickers for just an intro so lets get this over with. Here were your top 10 kickers for the 2012 fantasy football season…Please, blog, may I have some more?
In reviewing my top 10 defenses for 2012 fantasy football, it’s a firm reminder of why not to worry about drafting a defense as preseason ranking experts – read that as not just me – were probably only 50% right about their top 10 this year. Sure, some of it can be blamed on injury but the reality is this is why you should be pretty comfortable to play matchups more often to start the year while trying to find this year’s San Francisco 49ers defense. All that said, to review how we uh…review, we’re going to use yahoo’s end of season rankings to compare. So with that, let’s take a look at how the top 10 defenses for 2012 fantasy football panned out…Please, blog, may I have some more?
A review of the Top 20 Tight Ends for 2012 fantasy football always feels like a lie to me. It really only takes a few good games to get in the top 10 of this position, as you’ll no doubt notice. Some of these players went missing for weeks on end; just ask the owners who put their faces on the backs of milk cartons across the US in the hopes that someone had spotted them recently. Outside of the top pick of this tight end group, there was very little consistency to be had and even said player dropped the ball on his team during the championship week. As stated previously – that is if this isn’t the first top insert position here that I put up…which it might be…but I don’t think it will be – the stats below don’t include week 17 seeing as you didn’t count them so why should we? And for more full disclosure, we’re relying on the yahoo PPR rankings to date through week 16 for our review system. But enough about that, let’s get down to brass knuckle tacks and review the top 20 tight ends from the 2012 fantasy football season…Please, blog, may I have some more?
Well we’re down to the final 8 teams so that means if you know your multiplication tables, there’s very few players to pick from to rank and in the end it won’t matter how you do it because John Kuhn will lead everyone in fantasy scoring this weekend. You think I’m joking and I think I should be but he scored 2 touchdowns last week. Ah, the joy of playoff football. Come to think of it, it was a Full Back scoring extravaganza last week with Michael Robinson also finding paydirt. But who started him? Exactly. All this to say, the playoffs were meant to find unlikely heroes and this week some punter is going to end up with 100 yards passing and two rushing touchdowns, making the cover of some sports magazine that thinks it’s still smart to print sports magazines. I really don’t know what I’m talking about and it doesn’t really matter. What does matter are the rankings below me. Dissect, disent, and Die Antwoord all you want, you just can’t handle my Zef Side freshness!Please, blog, may I have some more?
I started off the year by stating I’m not too worried about wide receiver this year. There was plenty of depth and so I didn’t think I’d find myself buying into one of the top guys as my WR1 because I felt I could find a WR1 later. This is me paraphrasing me from my top 20 wide receivers for 2012 fantasy football post way back in July. In many ways, I’m very glad I listened to myself seeing as about 50% of the guys I thought would be top 20 were either hurt or had terrible QB play and left me feeling sillier than that night on shrooms when I was crawling around like I was in the trenches of WWI while police cars were flashing their spot lights through to see if there were any vagrants in the cemetery. Fun times and before you ask, yes, that’s a true story. But enough about me, let’s get to what we came for. We’re going to use yahoo’s rankings for PPR leagues as we don’t yet have a player rater of our own for review purposes in conjunction with looking at my projections from the link above. So with that, we’re off to see who the top 20 wide receivers were for the 2012 fantasy football season…
Stats based on receptions, receiving yards, receiving touchdowns, rushing yards, rushing touchdowns
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As we look back on my projections for the top 20 running backs for 2012 fantasy football, I would like to say I feel I nailed it. Unfortch, unlike that one famous carpenter that was around prior to AD, I’m not good with a hammer and injuries always seem to rattle this position to it’s core when you go to review. There were plenty of surprises, some pleasant and some not so, but the people who drafted players like Maurice Jones-Drew or Ryan Mathews may never play this wonderful and wacky game again. In the end, the top 20 at this position were most likely the least injured players more so than they were the best players at times during the year which is to say, it wasn’t always sexy to own some of these backs. For the meat and potatoes of this conversation, since we don’t have a player rater yet, we’re going to rely on yahoo PPR rankings for our review. So with the groundwork set, let’s take a look back at the top 20 running backs for 2012 fantasy football…Please, blog, may I have some more?