The Sablich brothers were enjoying a beer (or three) during the Christmas holiday of 2009 when it dawned on them: “hey, we’re pretty good at playing fantasy football, what if we pitched to The New York Times that we start writing about it?”
Since the 2010 N.F.L. season, Jason and Justin Sablich have been writing about fantasy football for The Times and here on 5thDownFantasy.com. Since 2011, their preseason player rankings and weekly player rankings, driven by Jason’s brain, have been rated the 2nd most accurate by FantasyPros.com. They are the only experts to have ranked in the Top 5 in weekly rankings accuracy in four-straight years (2011 – 2014).
In addition, Justin has been a digital editor at The Times since 2006. Jason is currently earning his degree in online marketing in between gigs as one of New York state’s finest bass players.
— Sablich Brothers (@5thDownFantasy) February 13, 2015
Rankings Accuracy (fantasypros.com)
2015: 14th out of 123 experts
2014: 5th out of 125 experts
“The Sablich Brothers (The New York Times) finished in the 96th percentile (a fancy term for 5th place) and, amazingly, it ties for the “lowest” ranking they’ve achieved in their 4 seasons in the competition: #3, #3, #5, #5. That’s a good model of consistency right there.” – fantasypros.com, 12/23/2014
2013: 3rd out of 123 experts
“The Sablich Brothers (The New York Times) have entered the competition 3 times and placed in the top 5 on each occasion. No other expert has a better 3-year run going right now.” – fantasypros.com, 1/7/2014
2012: 3rd out of 87 experts
2011: 5th out of 67 experts
Overall, since we started submitting our rankings to fantasypros.com in 2011, they rank No. 2 overall out of 32 experts that were graded in each of those years.
2014: 17th out of 167 experts
2013: 5th out of 129 experts
2012: 26th out of 91 experts
2011: 15th our of 84 experts