Kind of random, but wanted to see what some vets thought about this...
We can talk about players, projections, scarcity all we want...end of the day it's about production relative to the position. Every year I do my own projections (not overly deep but enough). I was thinking about how to gauge which positions to focus on in a given year depending on settings.
So for say League A (say 12 teams), I make setting changes and get the new point projections. Then, I take the projected points of player minus the average points projected for the starters (12 QB, 24 RB, 36 WR, 12 TE). This gives me a "spread". Then in one sheet, I hard-coat it all in and sort by the "spread". Then rank the sheet 1 though xx. Then I sort back by position...and then take both the average and standard deviation of the starters of each position's rank.
Now I should have an ordered list measured based on my expectations of players relative to their own position but weighed against other positions. Now this doesn't account for the magnitude of spread (how much player A is above average), but gives an idea of where the positions measure up against each other in terms of production skew.
This year, it shows (relatively and based on my projections) that QB is most spread followed by RB, TE, then WR. This tells me I should look to tie up a top QB and then go after RBs. I know, I know...gee whiz. But it might be more useful if the settings were much different and left me wondering where things stacked.
Thoughts? And if still reading...thanks for taking the time to read and hopefully comment on if it's worthwhile, what else to use it for, if it's just one long waste of time, etc.