Fantasy Football Week 6: Trader's Alley: Buy Low, Sell High, and a Chart

Oct 12, 2022
Trader's Alley Week 6: Buy Low, Sell High, and a Chart

We really saw some running backs separate themselves last week with the top guys really performing and some Tier 3&4 guys popping off. Losing Rashaad Penny (season) and Damien Harris (likely a couple of weeks) in Week 5 drives scarcity at the position up even more. Hug your top running backs tight and don't let go. The wide receiver total trend feels a lot less varied than the running back from Week 5 to Week 6. There is likely some opportunity to extract value.

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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