NFL Fantasy Forecast: Offensive overachievers
After preparing my
Much like the IDPs, I decided to use the following criteria for my search parameters:
• a three-year view of the stats (for stability)
• players whose performance had improved each year (for quality)
• a WCOFF score which exceeded the positional average in 2008 (for significance)
Mighty Max was able to highlight several players likely to continue their upward trends. A few may be familiar, others not; according to Max, all of them will likely improve their performances this year. Here's the resulting set of players Max believes will continue to post improved fantasy numbers in 2009:
As with all statistical analysis applied to human actions, it is not enough to just look at the numbers. You need to have an understanding of the situation of each player.
• A trio of seasoned vets --
• The real gem here might be
• Not too much to choose from among the runners, which surprised me quite a bit. This means that (a) all the really exciting runners are sophomores, or (b) the league-wide RBBC mentality has been playing havoc with us poor fantasy owners.
• Figures. The position with the most candidates is the one that matters the least in fantasy football. But there's still an interesting story or two here...
• As a young biologist in college, I was taught an important lesson by Prof. Burdowski: sometimes, you can learn more by what your hypothesis disproves than what you set out to prove. Well, for all of you who set out to prove that
• There's a lot of static on this list, mainly because the TE position simply doesn't average too many points; however, it's clear that
• The one guy on this list which may surprise people is
• It almost goes without saying but ...
There you have it, an early look at the Offensive Overachievers for 2009. Check back frequently for more unique analysis aimed at giving you more weapons for your upcoming fantasy football battles!