This is inspired by a recent email from one of our members.
New member here and I'm trying to come up with a draft plan if you will using your "create your own cheat sheets" using my leagues scoring system. Why wouldn't I want to draft strictly off of value by position? Wouldn't my goal be to have as many players above the" league average" in each position? Will it work? What problems do you see me running into if any? Also when I sort by Value this also still takes SOS into consideration correct?
Looking forward to your feedback
Dean is using our custom draft cheat sheets to prepare for his fantasy football draft (smart guy) and is asking a great question. But there's more to learn than just what he's asking. Using a cheat sheet that takes position scarcity into consideration really helps you know when to draft a WR Versus TE, or RB versus QB etc etc, especially past the fourth round when quality players start to get thinned out a little. Here's what I told Dean:
Fantasy Strength of Schedule is not taken into account when calculating value... SOS is taken into account when projecting points.
Targeting guys with a "positive" value number will mean you'll have above average players, this isn't a bad idea but using our "value" and "next value" system can benefit you so much more.
For example: if you're sitting in the 5th round and you need both a TE and a WR - your pick is coming up - you notice that based on our value # the next 6 available WR's have ruffly the same value - you feel confident that one of the six will be available in the 6th round - so you draft a high profile TE then grab a WR with your next pick in the 6th round.. which by the way... that WR has the same value as the guy you almost picked up in the 5th. Our value system simply helps you find drop offs and tiers caused by your leagues point setting so you know when to draft a position or hold till the next round. This way you always maximize you picks!
Heck since I'm posting emails I got today here's another one.
Hey I just heard you in fantasy radio (we do a weekly spot on Sirius XM radio) and wanted to see if I could get some quick advice?
12 team PPR
.5 pt per reception
Have to keep 1 can keep two. Any advice on who I should keep?
With limited knowledge about his league it's hard to really nail this down for him. If you have questions like this you really should join our forum and if you want guaranteed top level support become a paid member. Here's what I told Andrew:
In this order, keep:
- Forte - will be running behind a much improved offensive live and coaching staff, he should produce excellent PPR stats this year.
- Brady - will be your stud QB for years to come, hold'em if no other high upside QB is around.
- Nicks - Nicks has a shot to join the NFL's upper echelon of WR's but he will need to kick the injury bug for a full season before I deem him a true top 5 stud WR in Keeper leagues!
- Gore - getting old and wore down, or is he? Gore seems to find a way to produce every year, but will this be the year he declines?