Draft Strategy

Where was the Value in 2018 Fantasy Drafts? (Part 2)

By Jared Smola 8:07am EDT 7/23/19


In Part 1 of this article, we looked at the average number of starter weeks produced by each position in each round of fantasy drafts. We found that the 9th and 10th rounds presented more QB value than any other round; that it was tough to find a reliable RB outside the first 4 rounds; that early-round WRs were super safe bets; and that TE value was mostly flat outside the first 4 rounds.

Now let’s figure out what an optimal draft strategy would have looked like last season. To do that, we need to look at the value presented at each position in each round and compare that to:

1. The value presented at that position in all other rounds

2. The value presented at all other positions in that round

Here’s how we find the value presented at a given position in a given round vs. the value of that position in all other rounds:

(average number of starter weeks in given round) – (average number of starter weeks per round in all other rounds)

Let’s look at that data for each position:


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