Maximum Fantasy Sports has released their Player Rankings by Position to supplement their Mock Draft for the 2008 Fantasy Football Season. This Player Ranking list, published yearly by Maximum Fantasy Sports has been credited by many for assisting them greatly in drafting a top team in their league. Maximum Fantasy Sports assumes a standard league configuration of 12 teams drafting 16 players, which includes 1 QB, 2 RBs, 3 WRs, 1 TE, 1 K, 1 D/ST and 7 bench players. The scoring system assumed is listed below, by scoring type:
• Passing: 4 points for a TD, 1 point per 25 yards passing, -2 points for an INT, 1 point for 2-point conversions;
• Rushing: 6 points for a TD, 1 point per 10 yards rushing, -2 points for a TD, 2 point for 2-point conversions;
• Receiving: 6 points for a TD, 1 point per 10 yards rushing, 1 point for 2-point conversions;
• Kicking: 1 point per XP, -2 points per missing XP, 3 points per made FG under 40 yards, 4 points between 40-49 yards, 5 points between 50-55 yards, 6 points between 56 and 99 yards. -2 points for FG missed under 29 yards;
• Defense: 4 points for a TD, 2 points for a fumble recovery, 2 points for an INT, 2 points for a safety;
• Special Teams: 4 points for return TDs, 2 points for blocked kicks.
Maximum Fantasy Sports offers advanced scoring features, but uses what is largely viewed as a “standard” league configuration as their basis for their Mock Draft. It is always recommended to take your scoring system into consideration when reviewing anyone’s mock draft. A partial list of these advanced features includes bonuses for all TDs at Commissioner-specified ranges, bonus points awarded once certain yardage thresholds are made, points for yardage or points allowed on defense, points for YPC or YPR averages and points for receiving Catches.
Maximum Fantasy Sports is the only Fantasy Football site that allows both player and position draft pre-ranks, giving Maximum Fantasy Sports the most sophisticated draft control in fantasy football leagues, and that allows Commissioners to configure a league with in-game player changes. This feature is optional, but, when used, gives the manager the ability to immediately react to injuries or player benching situations and substitute in another player at that position for the remaining unplayed quarters or half of that fantasy player’s game. If you have trouble coping with the NFL Bye weeks, Maximum Fantasy Sports has a configuration option that allows you to rollover a player’s performance to his Bye week. Another unique feature is the opportunity to play a championship game between the winner of your league and the winner of another Maximum Fantasy Sports league and to trade draft picks before the draft.