Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

09 Sep 2009

Will FO be doing a fantasy matchups column again this year?

Last year, Bill Barnwell wrote a matchups column for ESPN. I thought it was great (certainly helped me in my fantasy leagues). Are they planning on doing the same thing this year?

Posted by: Red Hedgehog on 09 Sep 2009

10 replies , Last at 17 Sep 2009, 10:03am by MCS

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Re: Will FO be doing a fantasy matchups column again this year?
by DrunkenSuperman :: Wed, 09/09/2009 - 7:06pm

I'd like to know this too. That was a big help.

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Re: Will FO be doing a fantasy matchups column again this year?
by Bill Barnwell :: Wed, 09/09/2009 - 11:35pm

Good news: Yes, I'm writing it tomorrow and it goes up every Friday on ESPN.
(Potentially) Bad news: It's Insider content this year.

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Re: Will FO be doing a fantasy matchups column again this year?
by Red Hedgehog :: Thu, 09/10/2009 - 1:33am

Yeah, that's a significant good news/bad news thing. Guess I'll have to fake it with the site's DVOA data.

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Re: Will FO be doing a fantasy matchups column again this year?
by tally :: Thu, 09/10/2009 - 2:16am

That really sucks. I'm not paying for Insider on top of Premium.

Still, no worries. The Statistics tab already contains some breakdowns of teams versus RB, WR1, WR2, TE, etc., which I hope will continue to be featured.

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Re: Will FO be doing a fantasy matchups column again this year?
by bremoboy :: Thu, 09/10/2009 - 10:45am

Sorry if this is a dumb question... but why in the world would this not be premium content on FO?

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Re: Will FO be doing a fantasy matchups column again this year?
by Boston Dan :: Thu, 09/10/2009 - 1:23pm

Bill, Aaron, IS NOTHING SACRED????

Sincerely,

Bitter in Boston

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Re: Will FO be doing a fantasy matchups column again this year?
by WILD BILL :: Fri, 09/11/2009 - 3:40pm

Where can you find this column or is it "Numbers Crunching"? I would think it's different becuase it says Aaron Schatz wrote it and Bill said he was writing the fantasy matchupus column. Thanks.

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Re: Will FO be doing a fantasy matchups column again this year?
by DrunkenSuperman :: Fri, 09/11/2009 - 4:43pm

I see it's up, but I miss the full list of plus/minus. Is this not coming back? If McNabb is at -13, I'd like to compare that to my bench (Hasselbeck).

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Re: Will FO be doing a fantasy matchups column again this year?
by NRG :: Sat, 09/12/2009 - 2:17pm

For me, those matchup columns were one of the main reasons to come to this site for the last several years. Paying the ABC/Disney/ESPN megaconglomerate money for something I am accustomed to reading for free does not appeal to me. Were it included in FO Premium, however, I would be much more likely to purchase FO Premium. YMMV.

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Re: Will FO be doing a fantasy matchups column again this year?
by MCS :: Thu, 09/17/2009 - 10:03am

Place me in the bitter column.

Aaron insists on free information because he remembers being a poor college student yet more and more information is being sold on the four letter. If you need to sell it to pay the bills, sell it here. I, for one, do not like what ESPN has done for sports and I refuse to give them my money.

Point of reference, I have been reading this site since August 2003.

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