Fantasy Sports Genie wrote:KELLYLEAK wrote:This is only my 2nd time doing fantasy baseball. I did one a few years ago. One thing that drove me nuts was when I was preparing for the draft I used yahoo's rankings- trying to figure out which round who would be my target players. i did this many times during March to get ready. Went out to Vegas for March Madness- had a tough past year & needed to get away. Anyway I came back two days before the draft feeling really prepared and yahoo fricken dramatically changed their rankings on me. I pretty much had to start all over again 2 days before the draft- not good. That would be my suggestion.
Either I am not understanding, or I'd have to respectfully decline. We get complaints *all the time* that we don't update our O-Ranks frequently enough. If the suggestion is that we should freeze our rankings and not change them, even though the world moves on and things do change, I can't say that would be a good idea. We can't let the rankings sit in a state we know is suboptimal for a reason like this. The premise here seems to be that you were trusting our rankings, but you are unhappy that we tried to improve them. Is there something I am missing?
I guess my point was it would have been better if the rankings were updated consistently like every week or not updated at all. I was trying to figure out when players were going to be picked and several players i could realistically target each round- best and worst case scenarios.
I think these subjective rankings can definitely affect when players go since it's the first thing seen on the screen. For example if our league was on ESPN and used an ESPN list, a player I'm targeting might go several rounds later based purely on where he's ranked on that list as opposed to where he's ranked on a yahoo list. It just caught me by surprise like two days before the draft (for ex. Cespedes went from a middle 5th rounder to an early 3rd rounder two days before our draft and i had to start over again, some of this was due to being a relatively newcomer to fantasy baseball. Maybe others on here were expecting the change in rankings in late March.
Overall though i think yahoo has done a good job so far.