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Updated 2017 Fantasy Football Projections and Auction Values

Jake Ciely Senior Writer September 4, 2017 12:01AM EDT
Want the secret to my rankings accuracy? I rank according to my Fantasy Football projections. It’s the same method I use in Fantasy Baseball because it helps remove biases. Your initial thought on players might have you saying, “I like Joe Receiver more than Frank Wideout.” But when you break down the rankings by projections, you might find that you were over or undervaluing players. You might not agree with all of them – heck, I guarantee it – but you can see behind the curtain a bit and then adjust where you feel needed.

And yes, before you @ me… creating projections involves formulas for team usage, snap count, targets, etc., etc. That’s going to result in decimal places. While some might think that’s lame because you can’t score a third of a touchdown, it also lets you see the effect of someone formulating to 8.4 touchdowns or 7.6 touchdowns, which would normally both round off to 8.0. That alone is a significant difference. The same goes for the players’ auction values. This is actually quite valuable too, just as with the touchdowns, you can see that you would get nearly a half dollar savings by spending $8 on the $8.4 player versus overpaying on the $7.6 one. Do that with a couple of picks, and you can save a few bucks, which can make a big difference for your team.

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