Fantasy Football Week 5: Trader's Alley: Buy Low, Sell High, and a Chart
Week 5 is the start of peak trade season in most fantasy football leagues. We have four good weeks of data on how teams will likely use players and we finally have a chance to see how terrible our fantasy teams will be this year. But there is still plenty of football season left to turn it around. Or plenty of season left to solidify your playoff-bound team. We are here for all managers. All you have to do is to determine team strengths/weaknesses, hit the waiver wire, and send some trade requests!
Let's look at some buys, sells, holds, and a pretty chart.
My goal in building a model in 2017 was to quantify each position (wide receiver, tight end, quarterback) in terms of the running back position. I view running backs as the backbone of a fantasy football team. I regularly calibrate my model by scrapping public data for 1-for-1 positional trades to adjust my relationships up or down. This also helps me account for injuries increasing scarcity and shifts in offenses. I built a model that then uses expert ranks as an input or seed file to generate these graphics.
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