1. Every year, various publications release their fantasy football seasonal rankings, which is a list of players ordered in accordance with their predicted fantasy value for the year.
2. These rankings vary from site-to-site, but only due to a difference of opinion over this or that individual player’s value. In many respects, the rankings are more or less the same between publications.
3. That is, except for ESPNW (ESPN “for women”), which compares player value to relationships.
4. “Her Fantasy Football’s Top 200 Rankings For 2014,” breaks what would ordinarily be a standard list into tiers named for relationship statuses. The top players: “Marriage Material.”
5. The next tiers, in order from best to worst, are “boyfriend potential,” “it’s complicated,” “friends with benefits,” “flirts,” and “one-night stands.”
6. According to the Fantasy Sports Trade Association, in the United States and Canada alone, more than 41 million people have signed up to play fantasy football in 2014.
And according to an article by Adweek, 46 percent of NFL fans are women.