For most of the more than 9 million fans who play ESPN Fantasy Football, the season starts in August. That’s when it’s time to join a league, participate in Mock Drafts, and begin soaking up all the news, analysis and insights they can find.
But for ESPN’s editorial team, the Fantasy Football season starts now, right on the heels of the NFL Draft. The annual Fantasy Football Rankings Summit is an internal two-day meeting that produces ESPN’s overall ranking of more than 200 players at six positions.
“It’s like the Daytona 500 of our Fantasy Football analysis,” said Keith Lipscomb, senior editor, ESPN Fantasy, who coordinates the Rankings Summit each year. “It’s the biggest event for us internally, and we all look forward to it, but the Summit is just the beginning of our season.”
Last week, ESPN held its 12th annual Summit, which included more than 20 ESPN Fantasy analysts and NFL analysts and reporters, with contributions from all 32 NFL Nation writers. Together, they create a depth and breadth of fantasy football analysis and insight fans can’t get anywhere else. Highlights of this year’s Rankings Summit are captured in five special episodes of ESPN’s award-winning Fantasy Football Now available exclusively on ESPN+ starting today.
In the video above, Front Row interviews Lipscomb and others at this year’s Summit.
Kevin Ota and Shelby L. Lacy produced the video.
— Stephania Bell (@Stephania_ESPN) May 7, 2018