Visualizing 2012 Value to Help Prepare for 2013
I've been doing a lot of work with "VBD" (Value Based Drafting) lately because I think it's a powerful metric in assessing fantasy football value. VBD is measured
at Pro Football Reference as a player's points minus the points for a specific baseline player (No. 12 QB, No. 24 RB, No. 30 WR, and No. 12 TE, e.g.). Adrian Peterson's 2012 VBD, for example, is his fantasy points (307 in standard leagues) minus the points for the 24th-ranked running back - Danny Woodhead (117).
VBD is useful because it naturally captures scarcity. If the No. 24-ranked running back had scored 290 points last season, Peterson's adjusted VBD of just 17 would be miniscule. That small number represents the ability to find a comparable player later in the draft. All other things equal, we don't necessarily want the player who will score the most points, but the pl You've reached the end of our free article preview.
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