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Wednesday, 21 August 2013

TPL 2013: 20-11

Introduction | #100-#91 | #90-#81 | #80-#71 | #70-#61 | #60-51 | #50-41 | #40-#31 | #30-21 | #20-#11 | #10-#1

Top 20. Now we really reach the meat of the TPL100 for 2013. Within the next ten names we find the two best DBs in the NFL, two WRs who've long been considered as elite, two RBs who can still be considered "feature backs" in a league that rushes by committee, two pass rushers, one of whom may be a little lucky to find himself so high based on recent troubles, and finally two big guys, one on each side of the ball.

And it's with one of those big guys that the top 20 kicks off... 

Wednesday, 7 August 2013

TPL 2013: 30 - 21

Introduction | #100-#91 | #90-#81 | #80-#71 | #70-#61 | #60-51 | #50-41 | #40-#31 | #30-21 | #20-#11 | #10-#1

Football's back! Actual football in pads with people hitting each other and everything! Sure, it's only the preseason, but after so many long months without the NFL on our screens, we'll happily gulp down every morsel of football there is. With the Hall of Fame game now played, in which our friend George Selvie absolutely killed it (well, he follows us on Twitter - that means we're friends, right? Why not be our friend to and give us a follow), the other 30 teams will get their first taste of full-speed on-field action starting on Thursday. Yes, the starters don't really get much time until the third game of the pre-season, but even this opening salvo of games will excite the diehards, as it's the first time you get a feel for who might stick on the roster come September - and who is quickly playing their way out of a roster spot and into unemployment. Most importantly, it means there's just one month left before regular season kicks off - and just one month left of the TPL100 countdown. We begin the next instalment with #30...

Thursday, 1 August 2013

Fantasy Football Season Is Almost Here

It might be the height of summer, but some of us are dreaming of the dark nights in winter when fantasy football titles will be won and lost.

If you play for fun or big bucks, are in one league or 20 then you need to look at our rankings! All my rankings are based on ESPN standard scoring (so no points per reception or any of that extra stuff). And all these rankings are based on a mixture of off-season changes to team and circumstance, some of my own statistical analysis and good old fashioned gut instinct.

They'll be no overall ranking or general strategy guides here, mostly due to me wanting to keep my cards close to my chest so I can get back to winning ways this year! Nor will there be any D/ST or Kicker rankings, they're so unpredictable year to year and you shouldn't be drafting them until the end anyway. So have a look at my rankings and use them as a guide and I guarantee* you'll be dominating your league all season.

As ever, we're interested in any disagreement you might have with these rankings. If you think someone is too high or too low feel free to leave a comment, or contact us via Twitter or Facebook.

* - Not really.