16 Jul 2014
The 2014 Football Outsiders KUBIAK fantasy football projection spreadsheet is now officially on sale. I would like to thank everybody for their patience with this year's tardiness. As in past years, our KUBIAK workbook features all of this year's projections including IDP projections, and you can tweak the order based on your league's rules.
This year, we have partnered with our friends at DraftKings.com to bring all our readers a very special offer to reduce the cost of the KUBIAK projections. All you have to do is deposit $10 in a new account at DraftKings.com, and you will get $20 off your KUBIAK purchase. You can take $20 off of package deals that feature KUBIAK along with FOA 2014, or you'll get KUBIAK on its own absolutely free.
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Essentially, you're getting KUBIAK for only $10, and then on top of that getting $10 in bonus money to play at DraftKings.com. It's a pretty sweet deal.
Here's how it works:
Our apologies to those of you who have already played at DraftKings.com in the past. This offer is only available for those opening new accounts.
With KUBIAK now out, the next step will be the long-awaited release of Football Outsiders Almanac 2014, which we are currently aiming for Wednesday, July 23. If you want to purchase both KUBIAK and FOA 2014, or the MEGA-PACKAGE that includes both of those items plus a year subscription to FO Premium, you can make that purchase now. There will be a filler document if you try to download the book, but we will e-mail you as soon as the PDF is available so you can come back to Football Outsiders and download it.
A few of you have already purchased the 2014 MEGA-PACKAGE because you wanted to make sure you renewed your FO Premium subscription. We want to make this DraftKings.com deal available to you also. If you would like a $20 refund on your purchase of the MEGA-PACKAGE, please go ahead and deposit at least $10 at DraftKings.com, then e-mail us directly at mailbag-at-footballoutsiders.com. Once we match your e-mail address with the list of FO readers who have started new accounts at DraftKings.com, we'll manually send you a $20 refund through PayPal. Also, if you charted at least half the season last year, you'll be getting an e-mail soon regarding what we're giving you for participation in the game charting project.
Back to the KUBIAK projection spreadsheet itself... I know that many of you, as always, will have questions about why certain projections are higher or lower than conventional wisdom. You can ask these questions either by e-mailing our mailbag or by asking on the official KUBIAK discussion board. However, please do understand that my ability to respond will be very limited until we can finally get the book done. Once that's over, I'll try to respond to everyone's questions.
I also know that we had some suggestions last year of ways to improve the KUBIAK spreadsheet. Because of my personal difficulties, we have been unable to address any of those suggestions. We'll see if we can look into them in August.
Please watch for the KUBIAK update box on the side of the page which will announce each time we upload an updated spreadsheet during the preseason to reflect injuries, cuts, and changes in expected playing time. I will also post an announcement of each update in a special thread on the KUBIAK discussion board.
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