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Our projections and MidaIndex based ranking covers the
following positions and metrics:
QB, RB, WR, TE, K, Flex, Defense/Special Teams, DL, LB, DB
Pass Attempts, Completions, Yards, Interceptions, and Touchdowns
Rushing Attempts, Yards, Touchdowns
Receptions, Receiving Yards, Touchdowns
Points and Yards Allowed per Game,
Tackles, Sacks, Safeties, Deflected Passes, Interceptions, Forced Fumbles, Fumble Recovery, and Touchdowns
The MidaIndex is a value-based concept that is derived from
our proprietary algorithms. It is fully customized to each of your fantasy
league rules. We designed the MidaIndex to exploit the competition that relies
on generic rankings and “Top 200” lists. Not only are these tools generic in
that they do not consider individual league rules, but everybody uses them. Our
mission at MidaSports is to provide our customers a competitive advantage in
their fantasy football experience through the use of advanced statistical
techniques customized to their league rules.
The key to drafting a winning fantasy football team is not
collecting the players expected to score the most points. Instead you need to select players that give
you the best chance to beat your opponent in as many head-to-head position
battles as possible each week (i.e. QB vs. QB).
To achieve this you need to draft the available players that will
separate themselves from the rest of the pack.
This is exactly what the MidaIndex does. It is derived for each player considering
factors such as projected points, position depth, and number of starters per
position, all unique to your league. The
value is normalized across all positions and ranks each player based on the
expected contribution to your team, relative to all other players.
How does it work?
To illustrate how it works, considering the following
results from the recent 2010 season:
With this data try grouping players with similar point
totals within each position.
The first thing you will notice is the stand-out season from
Arian Foster, and the separation he had in terms of total points compared to
Adrian Peterson. Including AP, there was
no real difference in the next 3 RBS with just over 2 points separating them
over an entire season.
For the Quarterbacks there is a pretty steady decline in
total points within the top 6, but then there is a big drop between Drew Brees
and Matt Schaub. This suggests that if
you don’t land one of the top 6 QBs, any of the next 4 will do.
What kind of pattern do you see emerging with the top 10
To illustrate the power of the MidaIndex we consider the top
24 picks in a 12 team league with three different starting lineup requirements:
- 1 QB,
2 RB, and 2 WR
- 1 QB,
1 RB, and 2 WR
2 RB, and 3 WR
The different draft strategy is illustrated in the tables
below. As expected Arian Foster would be
the top pick in all three scenarios since he averaged over 5 points per game more than any other Running Back. We have
highlighted the top QB and WR (Rodgers and Lloyd) to show how their rankings
change dramatically based on the different league settings.
1 QB, 2 RB, 2 WR
Given that 24 starting RBs
are required in this league, they are the focus early in this draft
strategy. Considering there are not 24 NFL teams with a Running Back that is not sharing carries this makes a
lot of sense. Notice the gap between
Ray Rice and MJD (over 10 points) which allows for non-RB players to sneak in.
1 QB, 1 RB, 2 WR
With only one starting RB
per team in this league, Quarterbacks and Wide Receivers get serious upgrades
with an edge to the QBs. Notice how
the top 6 QBs are within the top 10, and another QB does not show in the top
24. At that point you want to load up
on WRs or RBs.
1 QB, 2 RB, 3 WR
Starting 3 Wide Receivers
catapults this position up the draft board primarily at the expense of the
QB. Running Backs still dominate the
top due to the required starters per team.
This is just three examples of endless combinations that
exist across different fantasy football leagues. Are you in more than one fantasy football
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