RESEARCH: Using ADPs to guide draft strategy

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Average Draft Position (ADP) values have long been used to help fantasy GMs assess the market value of individual players relative to their projected value. In this study, we want to explore how we can use ADPs at a higher level to assess the market value of entire statistical categories, player roles, and other attributes to help guide our draft strategies.

The initial spark for this study is the near-ubiquitous advice from fantasy experts that fantasy GMs must be aggressive in drafting stolen base sources in 2020. This coming on the heels of years of advice and mega-league pressure to more aggressively draft high-end pitchers early. As I read article...


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