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Relief for Fantasy Procrastinators


Remember back in school when you used to wait until a day before the due date to begin researching and writing that lengthy term paper? There you sat at the library or in your dorm room, pouring over piles of reading material and text books or surfing the Web for hours as frustration continued to mount.

Fantasy players often have found themselves in similar predicaments as they prepare for their drafts. With a plethora of fantasy sites offering player rankings, projections and cheat sheets, it can become impossible to sort through them all as you try to determine which lists make the most sense.

Now there's a resource for fantasy procrastinators, or any player who doesn't have the time nor the inclination to dedicate every waking hour to fantasy research. has taken the work out of preparing for fantasy drafts by aggregating rankings from the most-visited fantasy sites and packaging them into easy-to-use lists. For fantasy players of my generation, FFN is the Cliffs Notes of the industry.

The site uses a process it calls NerdRank to produce its final product, and it's a breakthrough for fantasy players who want as many rankings as possible but don't want to do the math themselves.

Virtually every significant fantasy site is covered in FFN's rankings, including ESPN,, Fantasy Football Toolbox, Sports Illustrated, and many others.

FFN is an ideal resource for all fantasy players, from the newbie who's a bit overwhelmed with all the information available to the grizzled veteran who's simply fatigued from years of repeating the same process every August.

By Gene Wang  |  August 31, 2009; 2:00 PM ET  | Category:  Fantasy Football Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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I've been using FFN since last year. It wasn't always perfect but it's been the best tool for me and it helped me win 2 of my leagues last year!

Posted by: Carl McDonald | September 1, 2009 9:36 AM

I used The Nerd to help with my first ever fantasy football league. We will see if it works out for me!

Posted by: Katy S. | September 1, 2009 10:03 AM

FFN has been a big help for us newbies.

Posted by: Daddyoo | September 1, 2009 7:16 PM

FFN has really helped me as a rookie to fantasy football. Nerd, you rock!

Posted by: Daddyoo | September 1, 2009 7:20 PM

thanks a lot. i've just spent weeks doing this myself in microsoft excel. where were you a month ago? LOL

Posted by: Fantasy Allstar | September 1, 2009 7:54 PM

Looked at your site. Problem I see is you don't share what a basic scoring system is nor do you really tell us what sites your using. You say over 20 but your scrolling logo's don't reflect that number and some are news only. Unless you planning on being a pay site it would be great to know what sites and which rankings (some sites have multiple rankings and some use combined) you really use, what the "basic" scoring system is if you really want to give credibility to your site. Another thing might be to allow folks to put in their scoring system (other than basic) and then sort your rankings so that they are truly useful.

Otherwise good job.

Posted by: fflover | September 11, 2009 1:40 PM

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