Sleepers, Anti-Sleepers, and About Right Players Updated 6_15_15.
This is a follow up to our first posts. These tables of data are current as of 6_15_15. We present the data basis for what we call our "Sleeper Index". Most sites hang their hats on the obvious choices and sprinkle in some sleepers.
We present in Tables 1 to 2(QB, RB, WR, and TE) a ranking of players that are being overlooked by the general population - the outsiders (O) while at the same time they are more higher ranked by the experts - Insiders (I).
The format for our tables are the name, position and team. The next columns are our specialized rankings. First we have the Insiders I SR (Insiders Scaled Ranking) vs Outsiders O SR (Outsiders Scale Ranking).Note we have rated the players in the I and O worlds and established an average for all players (Avg I SR and AVG O SR) and then using that average number, we applied a scaled ranking procedure. We have color coded the players above and below the Avg I SR and Avg O SR. Red staining are those players below average in the two columns and green staining is reserved for those players above the average in those columns. I have modified to note the High Sleepers with a Dark Green, About Right Players are unstained and Anti-Sleepers noted by Red staining.
We also then compared the I SR and O SR by subtraction. We calculate the I/O difference in these two worlds of rankings per player (I SR- O SR) and assign a number, I/O Diff.We have sorted lowest to higher, the players into their positions using the I/O Diffs numbers.
Using the calculated I/O Diffs we look across all the players in all positions and assign a mathematically scaled ranking based on the I/O Diffs, the novel Diff Rankings. Also we give the current round the ADP for the Player.
Smaller numbers are the highest sleepers (Rank 1 to 90), Larger Numbers are the Anti-Sleepers (Ranks 225 to 136 - Worst to less Worst)
Table 1 and 2 contain those players as of 6/15/15 that are ranked higher by Insiders by least 4 pts as compared to outsiders group. These are the Sleepers. The Pros like them more than the public.
Table 3 The About Right Players are 3.9 to -2.6
Table 4 and 5 are the Anti-Sleepers that are players liked by the Public Outsiders (Joes) more than the Insiders (Pros)
Note we also have presented the Insiders and Outsiders and stained them from Great (Dark Green), Good (Light Green), Average (Unstained), Note Good (Light Red), Worst (Dark Red).
Those notations are for you to consider the overall aspects of the player. A great Sleeper but ranked not well is L Taliaferro. The Insiders rate him a -77 and the public -144. So the Pros say he is not a great choice it is just the public is really down on him. So when fishing in the Sleeper Pool, the players are not going to be obvious! If they were they would be Anti-Sleepers!
We invite you to use this data for achieving a "Crush-Worthy Victory" over the evil foes you will face in your league.