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Truth #1: how Value is defined

Posted on: July 25, 2008 7:41 pm

Value is relative to:

* The difference between a player's points (weekly or cumulative) vs. the players' points who are directly above and below that player in the standings... that is to say, if LT is 55 points better than the number two RB and Brady is 150 points better than the number two QB, can you tell me the relative value difference between having LT or TB on your roster?   Of course, even if RB's are more coveted in general, such an example illustrates the seasonal or weekly value of having the better scoring player despite the "rules" we follow.  

Now predicting these scores gets a bit trickier, but at least we have defined the first goal. 





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