Fantasy Football 2010: Values Regardless of Position

August 23, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Everyone knows that with the first pick  in this season's fantasy football draft you want Chris Johnson. That should be no surprise. You would have known even if every analyst in the nation hadn't told you already.
Why should he be the first pick though?
ESPN does not have him scoring the most points, not by a long shot. He is surpassed by more than a few quarterbacks. The truth is that he is better at his position than any other player is at theirs. The trick is quantifying this and comparing it by that same measure to every other player in the league. That requires a formula, and a formula is what I have.

Listed is each player's fantasy order based on point differential against the average fantasy starter at their position, taking into account last season's numbers and this season's projections. (I say average fantasy starter because the volume of bench players at different positions has the potential to skew the data.) The result is a remarkably accurate order ...

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