What You Need To Know

Welcome to the 2011 National Football Post Fantasy Draft Guide. If you’re looking for solid intel to gain a distinct edge over the competition, you’ve come to the right place.

The 2011 NFL campaign will be one for the ages as players, coaches, general managers and fantasy owners alike find themselves in unchartered waters due to a lockout that has prevented all 32 NFL teams from getting ready for the season.

OTAs were skipped and free agency has yet to take place. Excitement and anticipation have been replaced by fear.

But instead of approaching your upcoming fantasy drafts with trepidation and confusion, remember that Albert Einstein once said, “In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.”

This will be your year.

We here at the National Football Post take great pride in thoroughly preparing our readers for their fantasy drafts. As you begin to navigate the 2011 NFP Draft Guide, you will notice some changes as well as some sections that are currently incomplete.

Here’s what you need to know:

1. Jay Clemons—the 2008 Fantasy Sports Writers Association “NFL Writer of the Year”—has joined our team after leaving Sports Illustrated. Jay will be writing featured columns on the main page of the NFP as well hosting live chats and participating in podcasts.

2. The NFP has partnered up with Mock Draft Central to provide our readers with the ability to participate in countless mock drafts from now until draft day. You can access this section by clicking on the “Mock Draft Now!” tab at the top right of the draft guide.

3. As of the current moment there are some incomplete scouting reports (which includes all 32 D/STs). This is because there has not yet been a free agency period. We pride ourselves on providing the most up-to-date information around. Once free agency takes place, we will complete the remaining scouting reports.

4. The same thing goes for the Sleepers, Busts, Comeback Players, Draft Value Chart and Position Tiers Articles. Once free agency is completed and we have talked with all of our sources, those articles will be made available.

5. Our 2011 Projections will be completed AFTER the free agency period.

6. The NFP has partnered up with the Venetian & Palazzo hotels and casinos in Las Vegas. What does this mean for you? Stay tuned, because we have some awesome contests with some great prizes coming.

7. As always, our rankings will be updated any time we feel that a change is necessary. When those times occur, we will be sure to update you.

8. We are here to help. If you’ve got a question, feel free to hit up the “Ask Joe” section for advice. We’ll also be rolling out multiple live chats each week.

This is NOT the year to buy a fantasy magazine. Those things go to print in the spring, which means you’ll be buying information that will instantly become outdated and useless once free agency takes place. You need an interactive draft guide that features constant updates.

You need the National Football Post.

Thanks for reading and best of luck in your quest for a fantasy championship in 2011.

Joe Fortenbaugh
NFP Fantasy Football Senior Analyst
2009 NFP Fantasy Expert's League Champion

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