There are a lot of draft strategies now deployed in fantasy football. All have their pros and cons, but they all are rooted in tenets that orbit around two primary principles. The first is the replaceability of a player, which is how valuable a player is over peers and the baseline of his position. This is the primary factor of many value based drafting models and draft approaches. The second is replicability, which is the ability of a player to generate consistently high-scoring weeks in your lineups. The ability of a player to stay in your lineup means you do not miss out on the best moments that a player has while he is on your bench.
We are going to run through the how and the why of what drives all these fantasy strategies by diving into those two core elements on the replaceability of a player at his position and the replicability in which players at each position provide an edge. We will be uncovering a few misnomers along the way, but essentially, we are uncovering why fantasy football is being played the way it is.
With that in mind, the first thing we are going to look at is the average amount of points that each player has scored per season based on his season-long finish.