How many of you are playing this Fall? Have you already drafted? How did it go?
I'm in a 12-team league with starting positions for: QB, RB, RB, WR, WR, WR, TE, K, DEF (team). Six bench spots.
I don't follow football religiously and don't follow college football at all. I ended up writing a program to help me with my draft. I wanted to optimize the number of fantasy points I could expect based on which positions to draft in which rounds. I had the #2 overall pick.
I fed the program the following input: three year averages of the fantasy point productions for every position (e.g. the #5 WR, #1 QB, #11 DEF, etc...). Then, I fed the program the three year average draft slots (e.g. how many QBs are taken by pick #17, how many WR are taken by pick #48, etc...).
The program then computed total fantasy points for every possible drafting scenario. In the end, the optimized draft order (by position) for my settings was: RB, QB, RB, WR, WR, TE, WR. I didn't run the code for bench players and the K and DEF didn't factor in since they are never picked in the first seven rounds in our league.
Writing the code was a lot of fun and hopefully it pays off. I'll let you know how the season turned out!