silentjim wrote:Can someone offer me evidence that Lebron James or Kevin Durant are the most valuable players in our league per dollar than everyone else by a longshot?
This isn't really all that relevant as asked, as the implication is value/dollar-paid is the most important factor in the league which is false.
Lebron and Durant are the most valuable players by a long shot. Consequently, rules that ensure they are given a substantial discount is a big, big problem. You win fantasy leagues by having the best players period. Doesn't matter how you get them or how much you're paying them. Look to the NBA. The best value
contracts are always going to be for the star rookies like Kyrie. But the best
contract is whatever LeBron gets because he's the best player in the league and the one that wins you the title. The way to win is get that star, then fill in around him with value contracts. Much tougher to win if all you have is mid-tier guys who are underpaid by a few million. Think about it this way - in a std snake draft, would you trade a top 5 pick for say 3 round 5 picks?
Again- and I thought we had already covered this- there is nothing wrong with having players on your roster that are undervalued. In fact that's part of the game and a goal that every manager should aim for. The problem is when the rules mandate that the cream gets underpaid
. Then you have a distorted market. It just so happens they we doubled down on this mistake by ensuring that these discounted stars never change teams, but that is a separate issue. Fortunately, the proposed changes should solve both at once.