Last year was my first time playing Fantasy Football and I had a BLAST with it. While I enjoyed managing a team, it was always a struggle not to go pick up 9ers just because they were 9ers and I liked them. There was also a side argument I had with my brother. He contends that playing FFB equates to cheering for another team other than his beloved Pittsburgh Steelers...but that's a different discussion.
So I was watching NFL network "Top 10" this weekend (Joe Cool is the #1 "clutch QB" - like we needed a show to tell us that) - and saw the fantasy scroll in the crawl. I saw Frank Gore as the #5 RB and was like WHOA! That's awesome... finally getting some respect!!! Saw Alex Smith ranked #15 (though as you see below he's fallen - or FFTB hasn't updated) and VD is ranked #4 in his position.
All tolled, there are 4 players ranked in the top 10 of their positions, and 7 49ers ranked in the Top 200 overall, which is above the statistical mean of 6.25 (200 top, divided by 32 teams).
I thought I would post their current positions here (pulled from the FFToolbox.com Top 200 list) The first number is their overall ranking. The (number) is their ranking at their position. Players without a first number did not make the Top 200 overall. Defensive players ranked by position for IDP leagues.
5 (5) - Frank Gore
73 ( 4 ) - Vernon Davis
83 (32) - Michael Crabtree
144 (66) - Josh Morgan
167 ( 8 ) - San Fran Defense
178 (79) - Jason Hill
183 (22) - Alex Smith
(21) - Joe Nedney
(17) - Ted Ginn (ranked as Returner)
(7) - Dashon Goldson (DB)
(1) - Patrick Willis (LB)
(11) - Justin Smith (DL)
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