Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

04 Aug 2012

Auction Prices

I'm not sure exactly how it decides what a suitable auction price is for a player, with basic stats they are similar to what seems to be the consensus, but when I added a point per reception for the RB/TE/WRs, it destroyed the value of the quarterbacks. It has the top 4 quarterbacks being worth between $16 and $11 with a $200 budget and every other quarterback is $1 or $0. Quarterbacks are intuitively less important in this format but that seems like it's way overcompensating.

Posted by: Senyaka on 04 Aug 2012

5 replies , Last at 09 Aug 2012, 11:44pm by Senyaka

Re: Auction Prices
by Zac :: Sat, 08/04/2012 - 1:20pm

Sounds like an error. Did you regenerate the spreadsheet after you added PPR? The sheet needs to be regenerated any time the scoring settings are changed.

Re: Auction Prices
by Senyaka :: Sat, 08/04/2012 - 3:46pm

Yeah. I think it has something to do with the value over baseline for quarterbacks compared to other positions, but I'm unsure.

Re: Auction Prices
by Zac :: Sat, 08/04/2012 - 4:45pm

Go to the Baselines tab and see what it says for the baseline for QBs. It will tell you that it's set equal to the last starting QB in your league. Then go back to the Projections tab and see how many points that last starting QB is projected for (it should be the same number as what the baseline is set to).

If it's not, something is going wrong somewhere. That was why I mentioned recalculating, because those baselines only change when it's recalculated.

Re: Auction Prices
by jabrch :: Thu, 08/09/2012 - 10:47am

You may want to download the sheet again and try from scratch. That sounds odd.

Re: Auction Prices
by Senyaka :: Thu, 08/09/2012 - 11:44pm

I had to manually change the baseline, but it works now.

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