About The Fantasy Football Nerd

There are 3 absolute truths in this world.

  1. None of us will live forever
  2. You will have to pay taxes
  3. There are smarter fantasy football experts out there than you

I can't promise you eternal life, nor can I help you escape your tax responsibilities. What I can help with is bringing all the best fantasy football expert advice into one place so that you have a better chance to be compete with the experts. At the very least, we aim to make you smarter than the rest of the folks in your fantasy football league.

We do this by aggregating rankings from the best experts on the web and weighting those rankings based upon a number of factors including each website's past accuracy. We know how accurate each expert is and where they are most accurate including by position (QB, RB, WR, TE, K, DEF) and category (draft versus weekly). We can use that information to further tailor the aggregated fantasy football rankings and projections to what you need. This is what makes FFN so unique and why we've consistently been recognized as one of the most accurate fantasy football websites on the planet!

If places like Kayak are the best aggregators of travel sites, FantasyFootballNerd.com aims to be the best aggregator of fantasy football advice. If you're like I was, you'll do your fantasy research on your computer with several tabs open (if your browser doesn't have tabs, upgrade your browser *** FireFox or Chrome Recommended ***). I've spent countless hours switching between tabs trying to compare projections from the various experts. It's easy to forget what I read just 20 minutes ago. FantasyFootballNerd.com was created so that I could see all of this in one place.

Technology projects have been born out of garages, basements, and college dorm rooms (ie, Bill Gates, Larry Page, Sergey Brin, and Mark Zuckerberg). I don't work out of the garage (too cold in winter), the basement (not finished yet), or a dorm room (would love to go back to college!!!), but virtually all the original code for FFN was pounded out on the notebook while sitting on the couch (much more comfortable). Today, the codebase goes through a much more rigorous process, but the roots of FFN go back to a start-up mentality that I believe still exists today. Editor's Note: Yes, I know it's a tad early to start the comparisons to the folks listed above, but hey - we have to have goals.

FantasyFootballNerd.com runs on the LAMP stack (Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP) and operates inside the Amazon cloud. On this platform is where NerdRank was born, the technology created to bring the wisdom of the crowd into a manageable environment. NerdRank is what makes FFN so unique. Anyone can aggregate rankings and projections and then average them out, but that wouldn't go far enough for me. NerdRank is a results-oriented process for normalizing and enhancing the rankings and projections .

Keep a few things in mind though. It can't predict the future. The 2008 rankings listed Tom Brady as a Top 5 pick. Obviously, nobody anticipated a season-ending injury for him. The experts take the best data that they have and make a decision based upon that data. Sunday in the NFL is unpredictable. Some guys will go off and some guys will tank. It happens every week. FFN provides a glimpse into what should happen under the anticipated circumstances. If I were able to predict the future, I assure you that the U.S. government would have me squirreled away in some remote location doing work that I could never talk about.

FantasyFootballNerd.com was created for fans by a fan - so I'm always interested in hearing what works and what doesn't. I want to hear how FFN works for you so shoot me an email at nerd@fantasyfootballnerd.com and give me your thoughts.

Have a great season!

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