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Just when you thought NFL.com Fantasy Football couldn’t get any better (have you heard about our new Fantasy Genius?), now comes the brand-new NFL.com Player Comparison Tool!
Once you’re done with your draft, one of the most important aspects of running a successful team is deciding who to start and who to sit each week. No, I’m not talking about the likes of Aaron Rodgers or Adrian Peterson – if you ever consider benching either of those guys, well, you might want to consider another hobby to occupy your free time! Powered by SAP technology, the Player Comparison Tool computes advanced stats to help set your lineup in mere seconds!
You can also use this terrific new tool in making decisions on trades, not to mention those all important waiver-wire moves. So, how does the NFL Player Comparison Tool work?
Once you have drafted your very own team on NFL.com, go to your league home page and click “My Team” to view your squad. At that point, click on the “Player Comparison Tool” link.
Now the fun begins.
You can actually customize how the tool generates its analysis based on the following criteria:
- Past performance
- Strength of schedule
As if this wasn’t cool enough already, the Player Comparison Tool – which is also 100 percent FREE to NFL.com users – is customized to your specific league. It knows which players are on which fantasy teams, and that makes generating advice even faster. In one click, it can analyze which free agent on the waiver wire is the best to add. It can also analyze if a trade is fair.
So for all of you who like to offer someone like Keenan Allen for Calvin Johnson to an inexperienced owner, well, your shenanigans won’t trick anyone anymore! In that respect, the Player Comparison Tool also puts fantasy football leagues on more of a level playing field.
In addition to all of the great features I’ve already mentioned, this tool also factors the intangibles like weather, game location, team support, player rest and much more. Really, the Player Comparison Tool is like the Skynet of fantasy football – it’s completely self aware and along with the NFL Fantasy LIVE team, ready to help you in that quest for a league championship!
Michael Fabiano is an award-winning fantasy football analyst on NFL.com and NFL Network and a member of the Fantasy Sports Writers Association (FSWA) Hall of Fame. Have a question on anything fantasy related? Tweet it to @Michael_Fabiano or send a question via Facebook!