When putting together the recent series about how many stats the teams of last year’s NL Tout Wars league added after the auction, it occurred to me that I’ve never seen the same issue looked at for mixed leagues.
Monthly Archives: February 2014
I’ve always counseled that a draft list should be ordered by auction prices, but also pointed out that in a draft you don’t have the opportunity to get any player you need if you have the money to spend. Timing is key in the draft game.
So that each pick (more…)
We obsess about Saves and Steals. The Closers chart is a staple of fantasy baseball sites, and while no one lusts after one-dimensional speed guys, like Rajai Davis, our special roto-sense keeps us on the lookout for these hidden gems who can help us make a move in steals.
A reader asked about this at Ask Rotoman today. The link gives you his question and the full answer. Here’re the basics:
In a keeper league (4×4 or 5×5 doesn’t matter), where inexpensive players are carried over from one year to the next, you need to adjust the startup (more…)
An Ask Rotoman reader asked how to value some of the new categories his league is adopting. Rather than cruft up the answer to his post with technical stuff, I’m laying the basic steps out here for reference. All quantitative categories that value more work the same way, though (more…)
Slicing the Hypothetical Standings Another Way.
Looking at one league and drawing conclusions is obviously fraught with issues. An N=1 is inherently unreliable as evidence, but digging deep into the stories in one league can help us identify issues that deserve further exploration.
For instance, at the end of (more…)
The Pitching side of the Tout Wars NL 2013 Hypothetical Standings
In the first part of this comparison of the Hypothetical Draft Day Standings and the End of Season Standings in Tout Wars NL, we saw that Tristan Cockcroft finished in first place, even though he (more…)
Counting Last Year’s Free Loot in Tout Wars NL
On March 25, 2013, the Tout Wars NL draft was held in the studios of SiriusXM radio in New York City.
Nationally-known fantasy writers and experts auctioned teams for a roto-style league that has been running since 1998.
If all the (more…)