This thread is a spinoff of another thread, where there was an interesting fundamental difference of opinion, and I'm curious where the consensus lies:
It as a given that the fantasy is meant to emulate the real thing. As a manager of a fantasy team, it should be as close an experience as is possible to be a real GM, without the technical stuff and other boring stuff. In other words, it is important that players' fantasy values be as close to their real values as is possible.
Fantasy is just that: a game. The players are like pieces on a checkers board, and the game should be designed to be as fun as possible. The game is the most important aspect of Fantasy, and whatever works to make it better is what should be done. It is possible that doing the above would make it the most fun, but it is not necessarily the best way.
I will not let you know where I stand so as to not influence anybody one way or another (I tried to be as objective as possible above), but after there are enough responses I will voice my opinion.
An unanswered question is better than an unquestioned answer