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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.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Rotoworld Article: Top 15 Dynasty League Sells

My latest Rotoworld article went up last week. The Cliff's Notes version is below, but you can click here for the full article.

Last week, we looked at the Top 20 Dynasty League Buys for the 2009 offseason. This week, we'll tackle the sells.

One of the keys to Dynasty leagues is to accurately gauge which players have staying power as reliable starters. Many different players come and go each year with good or even great seasons, but you have to be able to tell the truly gifted from the player simply performing well under ideal conditions. You have to know the difference between a group like LaDainian Tomlinson, Adrian Peterson, Steven Jackson, and Chris Johnson vs. Joseph Addai, Willie Parker, Chester Taylor, and LaMont Jordan.

The Dynasty league owner's offseason job is similar to that of a major league baseball GM evaluating which prospects to keep and build around and which ones to flip for key pieces while in contention. While it's important to target the right fit on another owner's roster, it's equally important to evaluate your own players and decide who is nucleus and whose value is fleeting. It's just as important to have your finger on the pulse of your own roster as it is to target the right players on other rosters.

With that in mind, let's take a look at 15 players worth selling this offseason.

1. Brian Westbrook, RB, Eagles
2. Tony Romo, QB, Cowboys
3. Eli Manning, QB, Giants
4. Steve Slaton, RB, Texans
5. Marion Barber, RB, Cowboys
6. Antonio Bryant, WR, Buccaneers
7. Matt Cassel, QB, Chiefs
8. Clinton Portis, RB, Redskins
9. Joe Flacco, QB, Ravens
10. Thomas Jones, RB, Jets
11. Domenik Hixon, WR, Giants
12. Matt Forte, RB, Bears
13. Willie Parker, RB, Steelers
14. DeAngelo Williams, RB, Panthers
15. Michael Turner, RB, Falcons

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