We had a HUGE discussion last year in one of my leagues about whether or not this calculator had any value for Fantasy Football based mostly on the argument presented here by Infidel:
Even if it was supposed to be for FF I would not put any credence in it or any other similiar tool. Things change so much from year to year in FF I don't think such a tool could be viable year over year. Example: last year LT was the clear #1, this year the top 3 are almost interchangable. Another, the top tier of WR's is much deeper this year than any year I can remember which surely makes 2nd RD picks more valuable than in the recent past.
My response at the time (and my continued response) was that the whole concept of the calculator is to give a GENERAL IDEA
on whether or not a trade is fair - PERSONAL JUDGEMENT
also needs to be used.
For example, you could say that #1-3 are interchangable this year, but in one NFL.com league I had some idiot draft Chad Johnson 1st overall - so really there would be no way to judge the impact this pick would have on the relative value of the rest of the draft, but the CONCEPT
of pick 7&27 being equal value to pick 5&36 (just random numbers - did not run through the calculator) is still a valid one to use as a baseline
BTW - saying LT was the clear-cut #1 last year is overstepping the bounds of reality a bit - many people had SA as #1, or Priest with the understanding that he be handcuffed with LJ...