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ESPNW Releases Fantasy Football Rankings Using Relationship Lingo

ESPNW provides cryptic fantasy football player rankings designed to be "easily understood" by women. H/t Adweek.

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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.


The next tiers, in order from best to worst, are "boyfriend potential," "it's complicated," "friends with benefits," "flirts," and "one-night stands."

How drafting fantasy football players relates to relationships is anyone's guess. The main takeaway from ESPNW's fantasy football rankings for women is the same as their assessment of Browns running back Ben Tate: "it's complicated."

The pre-draft cheat sheet that everyone should be using, regardless of gender, is right here.

UPDATE: ESPNW Editor-in-Chief Alison Overholt released a statement explaining that they will discontinue the categories detailed above. This statement has been added to the top of the original article.