Welcome to the "Original" Dynasty Rankings Fantasy Football Blog

This blog was born out of a Dynasty Rankings thread originally begun in October, 2006 at the Footballguys.com message boards. The rankings in that thread and the ensuing wall-to-wall discussion of player values and dynasty league strategy took on a life of its own at over 275 pages and 700,000 page views. The result is what you see in the sidebar under "Updated Positional Rankings": a comprehensive ranking of dynasty league fantasy football players by position on a tiered, weighted scale. In the tradition of the original footballguys.com Dynasty Rankings thread, intelligent debate is welcome and encouraged.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Waiver Wired | Week 1: Last Minute Gems

My weekly "Waiver Wired" column is up at Rotoworld for Week 1. Summary is below, but click here for the full article. Keep in mind this article is through Rotoworld and is intended for more shallow redraft leagues as opposed to a deeper roster Dynasty league. As the season goes along, the pick-ups will get a lot less obvious.


Ah, early September. Labor Day weekend hangovers still haunt you, the Caribbean is lousy with hurricanes, and most fantasy league drafts have finished up. After months of conjecture, hype, and tea-leaf reading, it's time to separate fraud from fantasy stud. More importantly, it's time to scan the waiver wire for that last-minute gem to round out your fantasy squad in preparation for Sunday's opener.

And by all means, if yours is one of the leagues that still has Titans rookie playmaker Chris Johnson on the waiver wire, run – do not walk – to the wire and pick him up pronto. I've been steering the Chris Johnson hype train throughout the summer, and it remains on track: this kid is electric, and he's going to blow the doors off the NFL early in the season. Get on board while you still can.

Kurt Warner, ARI
J.T. O'Sullivan, SF
Brady Quinn, CLE
Joe Flacco, BAL

Ray Rice, BAL
Maurice Morris, SEA
Rudi Johnson, DET
Tim Hightower, ARI
Pierre Thomas, NO
Steve Slaton / Chris Taylor, HOU
Andre Hall, DEN

DeSean Jackson, PHI
Courtney Taylor, SEA
Mark Clayton, BAL
Matt Jones, JAX
Eddie Royal, DEN
Josh Morgan, SF

Zach Miller, OAK
Ben Utecht, CIN
Randy McMichael, STL
Anthony Fasano, MIA

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