For better or worse, the CrabAppleLane Fantasy Football Cheat Sheet for 2011 is done. It's in a Microsoft Excel spread sheet and will print on one sheet of paper in landscape mode. Since a spreadsheet is mostly text, it compressed nicely into a relatively small ZIP file. The far column has dates that represent the last time I made any changes to that team's fantasy players. That column is not important to have at auction/draft. You can just delete that column or it will print on a second page. The cheat sheet does not include defenses, special teams, or kickers. In my league, defenses and special teams are combined. If you have the Ravens defense, you have their special teams. Placekicker and D/ST are the last two roster spots I fill and I tend to take whoever is left.
My cheat sheet attempts to identify the top options at each fantasy football scoring position for each team. I've identified what I think is the top QB, the two top RBs, two top WRs, and top TE on each team. I could be wrong about some of those positions and a lot of them were close. On some teams, the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd wide receivers are so close that you could flip a coin. The players I see as studs are in larger print. As any fantasy football player knows, auctions and drafts are full of surprises and you have to be a bit flexible. For instance, how much money I spend at auction on RBs might be determined by how many good options are still available at WR. If I can save money at WR, I can spend more on RB.
I'll be tweaking the sheet, as needed, if I hear any news between now and Saturday, the 27th. That's the date of my one and only auction this season. I suggest you do the same.
15 days until Saints v Packers