It’s all in the Numbers

Ryan Ma

2011-01-11

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Last week, Brett Lemon wrote an article regarding Bloom's simple hierarchical system of categorizing cognitive learning and how it related to the process we all need to go through in order to experience success in fantasy hockey. By surfing TSN.ca, the Dobber website, Yahoo! player blurbs or Rotoworld, you're being exposed to the "remembering" level. By consistently following DobberHockey and reading the mid-season guide you're introduced to the "understanding" level. (Still love the "Ma's Laws" by the way)

 

By making changes to your fantasy squad based on the above information you're "applying". As Lemon previously touched on in his article, "analyzing" and "evaluating" is the toughest part of the gig. This week I'm going to make your life a whole lot easier by introducing tools to help you better analyze and evaluate your team.

 

First, let’s clear up some general misconceptions about projections:

 

 

1) First of all we need to place a realistic value on overall point production.

Year

Number of point-per-game players

Number of players > than 80 points

2007-08

23

19

2008-09

20

17

2009-10

21

17

2010-11

19

17

  • So, just by looking at the table above, realistically there's only 20 or so players that will finish at a point-per-game pace, and probably around 17-18 that will tally more than 80 points. If y