WOOD TAKES EARLY LEAD IN FANTASY INDEX POLL
Roland Wood is the early leader as final tabulation begins of the 2008
Fantasy Football Index Experts Poll. Wood, of the Dynasty Rogues company,
scored 32,448 points in the Defense / Special Teams category, the first of
six different sections that will be graded over the next week.
Michael Nazarek of Fantasy Football Mastermind and Scott Endsley of
FantasyDraftEdge.com were the other medalists in this category.
Final points are as follows ...
31396 *Fantasy Football Index (magazine picks)
* -- magazine score is for exhibition purposes only; Fantasy Football Index
is not eligible to win the poll.
The top 11 finishers in this poll earn spots in the magazine's 2009 Experts
League, which will be published in the upcoming edition of the magazine.
Whichever expert finishes first in the overall poll will get his choice of
draft position; the 2nd-place finisher will get second choice of draft
spots, and so on. The 12th and final draft spot will go to a Fantasy
Football Index reader.
The poll, started in 1991, is different from other experts competition in
that every expert has to take a stand on every significant player -- every
pick is scored. If an expert ranks a player No. 1 at a position, that
player's actual fantasy production is multiplied by 20. If an expert ranks a
player No. 2, the player's production is multiplied by 19. If the expert
ranks a player No. 3, the multiplier number is 18, and so on.
In the Defense/ST category, for example, Wood scored well against the field
by ranking the Jets 11th -- 5 spots higher than any other expert. The Jets
scored 178 points, so Wood earned 1,780 points for that pick (10 x 178).
Wood also fared well by ranking the Patriots 15th -- 5 spots lower than any
other experts. New England's defense had a lousy year (fantasy wise), but it
didn't hurt Wood as much as the rest of the field (half of the experts had
New England among their top 4 defenses).
Defenses were scored on the system of 6 points for touchdowns and 2 points
for each sack, safety, interception or fumble recovery. No points were
awarded for offensive fumble recoveries, fake field goals or fake punts.
Points used in the scoring of the defensive portion of the poll were as
178 NY Jets
164 Green Bay
160 Tampa Bay
152 NY Giants
130 San Diego
120 New Orleans
120 San Francisco
118 St. Louis
112 New England
96 Kansas City