So I was looking at last year's results and playing with the calculator here (http://www.diamonddraft.com/Screens/PlayerValues.html
) which lets you see how much value a player generated, based on your specific league settings. I entered our parameters (12 teams, mixed, 5x5, $260 cap, 23 man rosters) and proceeded to generate the numbers. I took at look at what every player who was drafted generated in value (more were negative than positive) relative to his auction price. Then I added up all the results for each team and compared it with where the team finished at the end of the season. Interestingly (and I guess not too surprisingly), the teams which had the best results, did the best in the final tally, with a few exceptions. I guess there's no suprise here, just thought it was sort of interesting and, as i mentioned, I was bored. Here are the results:
Finish - Total Value Obtained
1st ( -$8.20)
2nd (-$25.10) (me!:)
Keep in mind this is strictly based off of what a team walked away with on auction day. No in season moves are accounted for. I guess the moral of the story is, it's a lot easier to compete for the title if you don't hamstring yourself during the auction. I also thought it was interesting that not a single team was actually 'positive value' just from the auction alone. I would have expected the numbers to balance out more. Anyway, take it for what it's worth. If anyone cares, I could post the list of players along with prices and value earned.