Secret Avatar wrote:I'm not sure it's that simple, though, because fantasy scoring points (at least in my league) are not based on margins, they are based on total numbers.
It is based on margins because of the position restrictions. Consider this example: (Note: This doesn't take into account category scarcity which is another factor.)
For sake of argument let's say we're in a 2-team league where we each start two players (1-SS, 1-OF) and we only use one category (HR).
The two best OFers:
A HR 40
B HR 25
The two best SS:
A HR 30
B HR 10
If you draft first, without looking at margins, it might seem best to select OF-A at which point you'd lose the league. I draft second and selects OF-B and SS-A for a total of 55 HRs and you end up with 50.
I know this is a contrived example but it shows how margins are more important than total numbers.