The Difference Between O-Rank and Rank on Yahoo
Saw this one popping up a couple of times in the referral logs.
I wrote a post about Yahoo’s O-Rank vs. Rank about a year and a half ago. It’s not exactly coherent, but the basic summary is this:
Rank is rankings based on data from the past season. O-Rank is a projected rank for the upcoming season. It’s sort of similar to the projects that The Sports Forecaster put together in their preview packet. Frankly, I wouldn’t rely on Yahoo’s Rank nor O-Rank. I think creating something like the GMTR Mock Draft Compilation Spreadsheet for yourself is the best way to get prepared for your fantasy draft.
Of course, another way to go is to use Yahoo’s O-Rank, but recognize it’s deficienies and rememdy that by picking the players you’ll probably want to pick up in the later round (probaby 7-13) in your draft. The first 2 rounds are usually pretty easy, and 3-6 aren’t too bad since you at least know most of the names. I find that it’s around 7 where I look at the rankings and say to myself “I don’t really want any of those guys on my team.” That’s why it’s good to know who you want to draft at that point before you even get there. Yeah, it takes more work that way. But if you want to win (at anything) it’s going to take more work than it does for the guy who isn’t going to win.
Now get to work!