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Postby GrubNasty » Thu Feb 22, 2007 1:39 pm

Was wondering if anyone tried to pick players at random in the later rounds of the draft to avoid bias? If so what techniques did you use to take out the bias?
The reason i ask is because i have a list of say 15 players or so that i feel will be leftover in the last two rounds. I'm really just speculating on who will be the sleeper and such. So i figure if i make this truley random im at least eliminating the bias, and maybe making a better selection?
I'm assuming some people may do this in other rounds, or for whole positions?
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Postby Subversive » Thu Feb 22, 2007 2:23 pm

I never pick anyone randomly. At the end of the draft I try to find the best players left, simple as that.
Bah, humbug.
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Postby BGbootha » Thu Feb 22, 2007 3:04 pm

Subversive wrote:I never pick anyone randomly. At the end of the draft I try to find the best players left, simple as that.


umm yeah, makes sense to me. ;-D
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Postby Old_Style » Thu Feb 22, 2007 3:39 pm

I'd never think of doing that.
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Postby teddy ballgame » Thu Feb 22, 2007 3:49 pm

I'm not sure why you'd do this. You might as well exit the draft and let the computer finish for you if you wanted to do that. Why would you want to avoid bias, the whole point in drafting your team is to use your knowledge and expectations.
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Postby GrubNasty » Thu Feb 22, 2007 3:52 pm

Interesting. So theres no one around here who has players set about equal value then? Where it would kinda become a wash on which one you take?
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Postby chadlincoln » Thu Feb 22, 2007 3:52 pm

Old_Style wrote:I'd never think of doing that.
Who would?

Take the best available.
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Postby teddy ballgame » Thu Feb 22, 2007 3:55 pm

GrubNasty wrote:Interesting. So theres no one around here who has players set about equal value then? Where it would kinda become a wash on which one you take?

There has to be some way to differentiate. Higher risk/higher reward, maybe they give certain cats that benefit the rest of your team better, maybe their position is more useful, etc.
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Postby hot4tx » Thu Feb 22, 2007 4:35 pm

and if that fails and they're completely equal, take the one who has the most A's in their first name. :-D
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Postby A Fleshner Fantasy » Thu Feb 22, 2007 4:38 pm

I don't even understand why you would consider doing this. Just like I do at the beginning of the drfaft, I take the player that will most help me team for the later rounds as well.
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