What is Player Ranking in Fantasy Football?
Player rankings are ways for fantasy websites and experts to designate where they think players should be drafted based on how they think they will perform. These rankings differ by person and website, but are generally similar, predicting the same players to do well in slightly different orders.
Player rankings are created by looking at a player's career history and schedule for the current season. Based on several factors such as their experience, the amount of opportunities they are going to get this year, and their injury history, analysts will create exhaustive lists.
Rankings are also updates throughout the season based on how well a player is doing. Breakout candidates will go upward as injured players fall down the list. These lists are mostly based on points accumulated throughout the season thus far.
Many websites allow you to create your own player rankings. Fantasy players do this if they have a preference for certain athletes or if they think one statistic correlates better to success. In general, the expert rankings are a good backbone to draft from. Since rankings are not guaranteed to be accurate, you can project your sleepers higher up on your own draft board while putting the high-risk busts further down or not on your personal rankings at all.