I suppose what I'm going for falls under VOLP (Value Over Replacement Player).
Say Player A projects to hit 30 HR and 100 RBI and Player B projects 25 HR and 85 RBI. Player A is, for fantasy purposes, the better player, but I am more apt to replace A's stats with another 1B than I am to replace B's stats with another 2B. Hence, the difference in position holds some weight in my decision.
I'm sure I'm being biased by the fact that the league I'm in doesn't have utility or CI/MI slots, but it would seem the logic still applies.
I could find some good examples on an ADP chart, but I'm trying to avoid getting hung up on specific players. What I'm saying is that if the players are within a round in value, I'd rather be looking for a 1B than a 2B going into the draft without knowing whom other managers are going to keep.
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