2013 Fantasy Football Draft Position Index Ratings – Part 2

Tyler Loechner brings you Part 2 of his Draft Position Index Ratings, where he looks at how draft position in a traditional snake draft affects your fantasy football team.

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(AP Photo/Bill Feig)

(AP Photo/Bill Feig)

2013 Fantasy Football Draft Position Index Ratings – Part 2

Welcome to part two of the 2013 fantasy football draft position index ratings series. Part one can be found here. The index standard is 100, so a rating of “100” is equivalent to “average.” A rating of 110 means “10 percent above average,” etc., etc. The index data came from dozens of mock drafts ran using the FantasyPros mock draft simulator (which can be found at PFF Fantasy), and the projections come from PFF Fantasy’s own Mike Clay.

The starters for the mocks were 1-QB, 2-RB, 3-WR, 1-TE, and 1-Flex (RB/WR/TE) in a points-per-reception (PPR) league. Only skill position starters are included in the draft position index (which means bench players are not included). Essentially, this data is meant to help you during the most crucial part of your draft  the first 8-10 rounds. The first article dealt with the index ratings and what it means for each drafter in a 12-team league.

Instead of using index rating numbers like 100 or 101.4, this article will use the average projected points per game for each position (QB, RB, WR, TE, Flex) at each draft position (1-12). It is the same data shown another way. If that sounds a little confusing, don’t worry – once you see the first chart you’ll know exactly what you’re looking at.

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Part three of the series will tell you how to draft a team that has an index rating over 100 (above average) no matter what your draft position is.

Tyler Loechner is a lead writer at PFF Fantasy. He has played fantasy football since 1999 and has been a part of the PFF Fantasy staff since 2010. Tyler was also previously a fantasy football featured columnist at Bleacher Report.

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