A lot of people like fantasy football. I like it too, I just happen to like something better. AthleteXchange.
This is where I’m sure a lot of you say “what is AthleteXchange?”
AX is an alternative take on traditional fantasy sports. Instead of managing a team, you manage a portfolio. Every player has a price and what they do on the field determines their earnings. Everyone has a chance at that chic sleeper pick, it’s just that those that “buy” (no real money is exchanged, the site is free) sooner do so at a lower price than those that are later to the party. Traders are free to buy and sell (or short and cover) at any time.
The NFL IPO is just around the corner and the opening prices have been announced. Here is the list of Lions players that will be available and their IPO price:
I ran some stats through the AX earning projector to help put these prices in context. The IPO prices listed above correspond to about the following season statistics:
Matthew Stafford: 335 completions, 3100 passing yards, 21 touchdowns, 16 interceptions, 3 fumbles lost
Jahvid Best: 200 carries, 700 rushing yards, 50 receptions, 450 receiving yards, 8 touchdowns
Calvin Johnson: 82 catches, 1,000 receiving yards, 9 touchdowns
Brandon Pettigrew: 59 catches, 600 receiving yards, 4 touchdowns
Jerome Harrison: 100 carries, 350 rushing yards, 27 catches, 250 receiving yards, 3 touchdowns
Nate Burleson: 55 catches, 595 receiving yards, 4 touchdowns
Detroit Lions: 7-9 record, 3,500 passing yards, 1,500 rushing yards, 1,575 return yards, even scoring margin, even turnover margin
Titus Young: 50 catches, 535 receiving yards, 4 touchdowns
Jason Hanson: 16 field goals, 37 PATs
There appear to be some bargains among this bunch although the stats projected for Jerome Harrison will likely go to Maurice Morris. Something to watch as the season progresses.