Fantasy Football Players to Avoid Drafting in 2013
Every preseason the experts from each major fantasy football entity all get together to draft initial rankings for every position and overall. While these rankings will be updated as the season gets closer and more information surfaces, they generally stay pretty similar to where they started. The “buzz” players will be drafted higher than their average draft position (ADP), but most other players fall in line with whatever set of rankings each owner uses. The best drafters will use a tiered rankings sheet that they create using their own research, but in most leagues this will be a small minority. The more savvy owners will likely combine everything you have read on PFF Fantasy with our rankings to create their own. However, the majority of your league is likely going down a list generated by either ESPN or Yahoo.
In using these lists, they seem to always make the same common mistakes every year – drafting a player high on the rankings and thinking he is a “value pick” because no one has selected him yet. In reality, it is important to understand that just because they are high on these rankings does not mean that they actually should be. These players are best off being avoided at all costs and left for other owners to waste a round (snake) or portion of their budget (auction) on.
Below you will find a list of every player I am avoiding in all fantasy leagues this season based on their ADP in relation to what I perceive their actual value to be.