How Much is Your Fantasy Draft Pick Worth?



Last year, I created a visualization that showed the perceived value of a fantasy football draft picks rank and the points ESPN is projecting they will score. I have attempted to recreate this visualization using this year’s data below. By looking at the chart, you can see that if a player is to the left of the line, the rank has them as going too early. To the right of the line and they are a bargain at that ranking.


Note to Mobile Data Users: If visualization is too compressed to enjoy with the vertical view, switch to the horizontal view. The visualization will adjust automatically. If you would like to view a static version of the visualization you can find it here.

Data Notes

The data was acquired from ESPN’s 2016 Fantasy Football Projections, cleaned in Excel, and the visualization was created in Tableau 10. Only three hundred top ranked players were included in the visualization.

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