# Mock Draft Methodology

This article explains the mock draft methodology of the 2013 Season Fantasy Football Postmortem

- Assume a Fantasy football league with 2 "mega teams"
- Each of the two teams has 6 times as many spots as a "normal" fantasy football team
- This way the number of players on rosters is the same as a 12 team league
- I assume the rosters of each team are
- QB: 6 Start, 3 Bench
- RB: 15 Start, 9 Bench
- WR: 15 Start, 9 Bench
- TE: 6 Start, 2 Bench
- Ignore Defense & Special Teams
- One of the two teams drafts the highest "ADP" player available
- Uses ESPN's preseason Average Draft Position stats to measure ADP
- The other team drafts the highest "Value" player available
- The "Value" calculation for each player is as follows
- Calculate the mean projection of experts aggregated on FantasyPros.com
- Subtract the Benchmark points for a player at that position.
- As a Benchmark, I used the projected points of the best player at that position who would not be expected to start.
- For example, there are 12 starting QB's, so the projected points of the 13th best QB is the Benchmark for QBs
- ADP drafts first. Then "Value" gets two picks. Then ADP gets two picks...
- They alternate like that until all roster spots are filled
- Each team must fill all starters at all positions before they start drafting bench players
- The actual 2013 Season fantasy points of each player are then calculated
- Pass Yard = .04 Pts
- Pass TD = 3 Pts
- Int or Fumble = -2 Pts
- Rush or Rec Yard = 0.1 Pts
- Rush or Rec TD = 6 Pts