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Problems with Value Based Drafting
Value Based Drafting in fantasy football is essentially valuing a player to the extent he exceeds the baseline player at his particular position. For example, if Aaron Rodgers is projected to score 427 fantasy points, and in your 12-team league, the No. 12 QB (the baseline player), Robert Griffin, is projected to score 322 points, then Rodgers' value is 105 points. Compare that to Adrian Peterson who we project for 290 points and who exceeds our No. 24 RB, Ahmad Bradshaw (168 points), by 122 points. According to VBD*, Peterson is more valuable than Rodgers in that case - by 17 points.
*Not all VBD systems use the worst projected starter as their baseline player.
The advantage of VBD is it allows us to compare players across positions. But it has several problems:
(1) It's hard to determine the real baseline for a given position.
It's easy to use RGIII as the baseline QB, but given his injury and p...
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