The NFL Talking Heads talk a lot about drafting value, drafting players with good history of data so you know what to expect. One of the tools that is helpful in your draft research is VBD (Value Based Drafting) for fantasy football. This is where you take how many players will be selected at each position and determine how much better each person before this last player is selected. By doing this, you can measure the “value” of one player vs another player at a different position. This might help you determine which player you should select in the middle of a draft by seeing if one player is more valuable to their position.
The NFL Talking Heads have gone ahead and created a sheet for you to use, you can access this at the Talking Heads Nation.
Here is an example: Looking at two different positions with Ben Roethlisburger and Bilal Powell.
A lot of this depends on projections of course, but this is an easy way to value players across different positions. This is also an invaluable tool for determining auction pricing. Using value based drafting and determining the replacement level players, you can get a eerily close number to what you should be spending on players in your auction draft. This video below is a quick snapshot of the sheet in action which you can download now at Talking Heads Nation.