I did a ranking similar to this for a draft that is currently underway... One additional thing I factored in, though, was how many games players actually played in... I divided everyone'e VBD score by the number of games they played in to come up with a relative score... Additionally, for players like Larry Johnson who split time early, I counted those games in which they were not the starter as a half-game for the purposes of my calculations... I think it helps to take into account some of the injuries and personnel changes over the course of the season... Players like Donovan McNabb, Terrell Owens, Brian Westbrook, Larry Johnson, etc. benefit greatly when you do things the way I did them....
Interesting stuff plindsey. I'd love to see the results of your work.
However, my main purpose of my particular study (I should have stated this earlier) was not to compare the value of Larry Johnson vs Shaun Alexander for instance, but rather the value of a generic RB10 vs TE1 vs. QB1.
Stelly wrote:So using the formula discussed, do you automatically draft the player with the highest VBD score available?
No definately not. I used this VBD study to see how fantasy value stacks up at each position. We can make some general conclusions from the data above.
I do use VBD for my drafts, however, it's from projections rather than last year's data.