yellowdog wrote:For offensive players, it is fine to simply use totals, because you would like to able to assume that your top player at each position will play most of the games allowed. However, in a points league, there is usually a max innings for pitchers. You can't just go by point totals, you have to figure points per inning to come up with an effective cheat sheet. For example, Livan Hernandez may get you 600 points, but may use 250 of your allotted innings, whereas Ben Sheets could get the same 600 points and use only 200 innings. That leaves 50 innings better spent elsewhere.
Raising the bar for everyone here at the cafe, I just implement this feature at rotospin. Hopefully, this doesn't count as a shameless plug.
Hey guys, I have been in a points based league for the last 5 years and have used this theory for the last 3 and works wonders.
Once you get your par value (baseline of the 12th player at a position), then create another column with the player's total - this par value and get a new "Par-value" figure. Then I combine all the players and sort by this new "Par-value" and you get your combined list of players and you have your cheatsheet for your draft. From this you see when & where to draft a catcher.
Rototimes has a points value projection sheet that is fair in their projections for most players.
Also, I use this theory in Fantasy Football and you see where players fall into place.