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Friday, August 31, 2007

Comparing 3 seperate fantasy football drafts

Below is a chart of the top 50 players taken in a draft that I was in on Wednesday night, August 29th. The chart is sorted from pick 1 to pick 50 for the column "Draft #3, Live Online".

Draft #3 and Draft #2 had identical rules and rosters, point system, everything. Both were done on Yahoo Fantasy Football. Scoring is normal point for every 10 yards receiving and rushing, 1 point per 25 yards passing, 6 points per TD, nothing fancy. The rosters start 1 quarterback, 2 wide receivers, 2 running backs, 1 tight end, 1 kicker, 1 defense, and 2 flex positions. Flex position #1 was either a running back or a wide receiver, flex position 2 was either a wide receiver or a tight end. Draft 2 was a fantasy football draft the day before draft 3.

Draft #1 was a live offline draft (some dude's basemen) with similar rules except .25 points per reception, and a big difference in roster spots. Fantasy football draft #1 teams must start 3 WR's and 2 RB's. This accounts for all the overvaluing of wide receivers in this draft.

Red picks indicate the earliest pick a player was taken, while green picks indicate the latest a player was taken.

2007 Fantasy Football Draft Results
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How can this help you? Well, it shows how much knowing the rules of your league can make different players worth more or less. It also shows 2 exact drafts very close to each other, and ranges of spots the players went. With this, I would note that if you want Carson Palmer, you better take him with a mid second round pick, otherwise he will be gone. With running backs like Deuce McCalister and Jamal Lewis, you can wait maybe longer then you need to draft them. It is very glaring to see the bad picks between the two drafts that are similar.

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