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17 Aug 2011

What is the Benefit of FPOB%

1) KUBIAK comes with a FPOB% column. I understand how that is calculated. But I'm wondering HOW the FPOB% column would inform my decision process when drafting? How should I utilize it or should it be ignored completely?

2) What kind of benefit would FPOB% be in choosing keepers?

3) Obviously KUBIAK generates a static value baseline. I am vaguely familiar with DYNAMIC value based drafting and wonder if FPOB% is involved in that perhaps? Does anyone run KUBIAK and then transport the results into a spreadsheet for DYNAMIC based drafting?

Any help educating me would be appreciated. Thanks.

Posted by: Mr. Housebroken on 17 Aug 2011

3 replies , Last at 25 Aug 2011, 11:49am by Anonymous235srtjryj

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Re: What is the Benefit of FPOB%
by Zac :: Wed, 08/17/2011 - 11:09pm

I've always assumed that FPOB% is just a different way of ranking players, rather than normal FPOB. It's a matter of opinion. Is Antonio Gates the 20th ranked player because he's 79 points over the TE baseline, or is he the 15th ranked player because he's 154% of the TE baseline? But maybe I'm wrong.

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Re: What is the Benefit of FPOB%
by Phyrre56 :: Thu, 08/18/2011 - 8:52am

Who is more valuable?

RB 1 - 200 pts
RB 2 - 150 pts

WR 1 - 4 pts
WR 2 - 2 pts

Obviously you would draft RB 1, but WR 1 actually has the best FPOB% at 100%.

Going by percentages tends to overvalue players at low scoring positions, which is very dangerous in fantasy football because it will point you toward drafting TE, K, and DEF aggressively.

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Re: What is the Benefit of FPOB%
by Anonymous235srtjryj (not verified) :: Thu, 08/25/2011 - 11:49am

Phyrre56 is right however if you already had your starters covered, WR1 would provide more starting value. With that being said, the RB 1 would provide more trade value, so if you have your starters covered it may help you make a decision on either oging with trade value or line up value.

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