A new Q&A policy

It is not without some trepidation and remorse that I’m adopting a new Q&A policy for the remainder of the 2011 fantasy football season. As my workload is ramping up, I can only answer so many questions in any given week and I’m going to give first priority to those readers who have used my referral links to subscribe at 4for4.com.

When I was writing for The Scores Report, one of my most popular posts was the weekly Q&A where I would take the time to read and answer just about every question that my readers had. The process ate up a lot of time, and now that I’m working for 4for4 on an hourly basis, I just can’t devote that much time to Q&A.

However, I will try to answer questions from those 4for4 subscribers that were referred there by me, because I do get a percentage of each of those subscriptions. I can’t guarantee that I will get to every question every week, but whatever free time I do have will be spent on subscribers, not on random questions from random people. It is my way of saying thank you to those readers who are willing to support my work.

At this point, I am planning to keep FantasyShrink relatively ad-free and there is quite a bit of free content (including my rankings) that will continue to be hosted here. I hope that is enough for those of you who are not willing to subscribe.

If you’ve already used my referral links to subscribe at 4for4, please shoot me an email (by hitting the mail button on the right sidebar) and give me your name and location so I can check my subscriber list. If you plan to ask questions on Twitter, please include your handle so that I can recognize you. Like I said, I may not get to every question every week, but I will give subscribers first priority.

For those readers who haven’t yet subscribed at 4for4.com, please consider doing so. It’s only $29.95 $22.95 for the season and there are a lot of great things going on over there. In the past few weeks, Josh Moore (who finished #4 in the FantasyPros accuracy challenge) and I have revamped the customized Top 200 value rankings and auction cheatsheets, built the ADP Draft Planner, and I have written several articles including QBBC, DTBC, value RBs, value WRs, sleeper WRs and more. During the season, I’ll be publishing my waiver picks, Defensive Team By Waiver Wire (DTBWW), injury recaps and a RBBC Report on a weekly basis. If you’d like to join, use any of the links in this post or hit the 4for4 ad on the right sidebar.

If you’re a relative newbie and not familiar with my work, be sure to check out the Member Reviews tab on my profile at FantasyPros.

Again, I’d rather not have to adopt this policy, but it’s a simple matter of weekly bandwidth, and there just isn’t enough time to field all the questions that come my way.

As always, thanks for your support. It is appreciated.

8 Responses to “A new Q&A policy”

  • JOhnny:

    Hey John, Quick question … With what happened in the preseason yesterday in ARI. Should I pick Beanie Well. I am torn between him and Daniel Thomas from MIA. Between those 2, who would you pick ? Thank in advance

  • David:

    Howzit John,

    Congrats on creating your new site and joining 4for4.com. I’ve never actually heard of this site before and I’m sure they are good but you being there definitely brings credibility. I discovered you from FantasyPros.com last year and have been a reader ever since. However, now that your site is charging for your premier service I was wondering if you can compare your site to other fantasy football sites out there like FantasyGuru (very nice video) or FantasySharks or even for free sites like NFL.com, ESPN.com, and Yahoo!.
    Mahalo and I look forward to reading your stuff going forward.

    • John Paulsen:

      Hi David — Thanks for your question. For an overview of what 4for4.com offers, please take a look at the Why Join? page.

      I have been working with Josh Moore (who finished #4 in the FantasyPros accuracy contest that I won last year) to revamp some of the tools on the site, including the customized Value Based Rankings (top 200) and Auction Prices (which I used to put together two very strong auction teams). We even developed the ADP Draft Planner, which is something that has been brewing in my mind for the last couple of years, but I never had the technical ability to make it happen — Josh has that ability. This is a tool that no other site can offer — using the Planner you can see how often a certain player (or one of a certain group of players) has been available at any given pick. It’s a powerful way to plan for your draft.

      So at 4for4, there are accurate (value-based) rankings, great auction prices and a powerful planning tool that no one else can offer.

  • evo34:

    Did you design the Full Impact Auction Cheat Sheets at 4for4? Any way to list AAVs next to the max suggested bid for each player?

    • John Paulsen:

      Josh Moore and I revamped the Auction Cheat Sheets at 4for4. We probably won’t be able to put average values on the cheat sheet this year, but I’ll put it on the list for next season. Thanks for the suggestion.

  • Jaymz:

    Will you still be posting you DWW on this site? I would really love to know who you would start between chicago or NYG

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