(*) NFBC: Lessons from the FSTA draft

During the last couple of weeks, we’ve taken a look at the Average Draft Positions (ADPs) of the top players, rookies and closers who are being drafted in our NFBC leagues. We’ve pointed out the recent draft trends and picked out what we thought were some great bargains.

But now we get another set of data to compare these ADPs to this week. On January 21, 2013 at the Mirage in  Las Vegas, the Fantasy Sports Trade Association (FSTA) held a 13-team Industry League draft with 13 respected writers. Included among the owners participating in this draft was Ron Shandler of BaseballHQ.com and Steve Gardner of USA Today, the defending league champ. Steve won last year’s title by drafting Mike Trout in the 23rd round and R.A. Dickey in the...


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