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Probably stupid FAAB Percentage Recommendation Question (1 Viewer)

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This is probably a real stupid question. But when sites and people make a FAAB recommendation, are they telling you the percentage of FAAB that you have left? Or FAAB percentage of the total budget you had at the beginning of the year?

For example one site says - FAAB Recommendation: 10% for Sam Howell.

My league's starting budget was $100. But I only have $60 left.

Am I supposed to spend $10 (10% of $100) or $6 (10% of $60)?
 
The percentage is meaningless. That's pro tip #1.

Most sites mean % of your remaining FAAB. For your example, 10% = $6.

I tend to look at it this way:
  • 10-15% if it's a bye week filler or a guy who will be supplanted in short order (e.g., starter due back Week 10)
  • that % times however many starts you think you will get out of the player
  • if it's a kingmaker RB or a guy you will use ROS, no limit - shove all the chips in the middle
IMPORTANT - know your league. If you got a bunch of tightwads you know will still have $75 in Week 13, that's a different animal than say my nickel and dime league that bids a buck for Ks or Ds they want and goes big for the flavor of the week. Here are our current standings and their remaining FAAB:
  1. $60
  2. $50
  3. $45
  4. $33
  5. $30
  6. $39
  7. $38
  8. $89
  9. $0
  10. $85
  11. $99
  12. $100
Guy with $0 has Ekeler and Mike Williams, cost him to find replacement level. You'll notice 4 of the bottom 5 are saving it for....well ahoot I don't know, maybe they think it rolls over.
 
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The percentage is meaningless. That's pro tip #1.

Most sites mean % of your remaining FAAB. For your example, 10% = $6.

I tend to look at it this way:
  • 10-15% if it's a bye week filler or a guy who will be supplanted in short order (e.g., starter due back Week 10)
  • that % times however many starts you think you will get out of the player
  • if it's a kingmaker RB or a guy you will use ROS, no limit - shove all the chips in the middle
IMPORTANT - know your league. If you got a bunch of tightwads you know will still have $75 in Week 13, that's a different animal than say my nickel and dime league that bids a buck for Ks or Ds they want and goes big for the flavor of the week. Here are our current standings and their remaining FAAB:
  1. $60
  2. $50
  3. $45
  4. $33
  5. $30
  6. $39
  7. $38
  8. $89
  9. $0
  10. $85
  11. $99
  12. $100
Guy with $0 has Ekeler and Mike Williams, cost him to find replacement level. You'll notice 4 of the bottom 5 are saving it for....well ahoot I don't know, maybe they think it rolls over.
Good points! No reason to save all your FAAB for no reason.

Thanks for the extensive write up.
 
No reason to save all your FAAB for no reason.
So many teams do this - get very conservative with their FAAB for fear that they won't have enough later on. But you maximize your use of a player the earlier you get them, so it's often better to pay up (within reason) earlier than later. And more often than not, teams out of the race don't even bother too much with FAAB down the line, so even if you used it all up early, you still might be able to get players cheap or for free later on.
 
Caveat - if you have a weak link, just remember some nasty boy JAG will suddenly become relevant after Thanksgiving based purely on volume. Keep a little powder dry - style points don’t matter. If you win a playoff game bc a D’Onta Foreman runs for 165 and a tuddy, ain’t no shame in that.

There are no asterisks wins.
 
This is probably a real stupid question. But when sites and people make a FAAB recommendation, are they telling you the percentage of FAAB that you have left? Or FAAB percentage of the total budget you had at the beginning of the year?

For example one site says - FAAB Recommendation: 10% for Sam Howell.

My league's starting budget was $100. But I only have $60 left.

Am I supposed to spend $10 (10% of $100) or $6 (10% of $60)?
Actually is a really good question. Surprised the reply said of 'what's left'.

I assume when a site like fbg shows you a percentage recommended, it's of the ORIGINAL budget.
 
This is probably a real stupid question. But when sites and people make a FAAB recommendation, are they telling you the percentage of FAAB that you have left? Or FAAB percentage of the total budget you had at the beginning of the year?

For example one site says - FAAB Recommendation: 10% for Sam Howell.

My league's starting budget was $100. But I only have $60 left.

Am I supposed to spend $10 (10% of $100) or $6 (10% of $60)?
Actually is a really good question. Surprised the reply said of 'what's left'.

I assume when a site like fbg shows you a percentage recommended, it's of the ORIGINAL budget.

what do weather forecasters mean when they say 50% chance of rain?
 
This is probably a real stupid question. But when sites and people make a FAAB recommendation, are they telling you the percentage of FAAB that you have left? Or FAAB percentage of the total budget you had at the beginning of the year?

For example one site says - FAAB Recommendation: 10% for Sam Howell.

My league's starting budget was $100. But I only have $60 left.

Am I supposed to spend $10 (10% of $100) or $6 (10% of $60)?
Actually is a really good question. Surprised the reply said of 'what's left'.

I assume when a site like fbg shows you a percentage recommended, it's of the ORIGINAL budget.

what do weather forecasters mean when they say 50% chance of rain?
lol what? You lost me here.
 
Here's what FBG says for theirs:

The bid percentage next to a waiver wire gem indicates the percentage of a "blind bid" budget used in some leagues to award free agent pickups

I'm pretty sure (I could be wrong) that this is saying of the entire 'budget', not of what you have left. If you have $10 left, they're not going to say to only spend 20% of that on a fairly meaningful player.
 
This is probably a real stupid question. But when sites and people make a FAAB recommendation, are they telling you the percentage of FAAB that you have left? Or FAAB percentage of the total budget you had at the beginning of the year?

For example one site says - FAAB Recommendation: 10% for Sam Howell.

My league's starting budget was $100. But I only have $60 left.

Am I supposed to spend $10 (10% of $100) or $6 (10% of $60)?
Actually is a really good question. Surprised the reply said of 'what's left'.

I assume when a site like fbg shows you a percentage recommended, it's of the ORIGINAL budget.

what do weather forecasters mean when they say 50% chance of rain?
lol what? You lost me here.

Do weather forecasters mean there is a 50% chance it will rain? Or do they mean that given a defined area, 50% of area will receive rain and 50% will not?

The answer it depends and both. Blew my mind when I learned that. There is no industry standard among meteorologists, and generally they never tell you which methodology they had in mind when they make their forecast. Crazy but true.

Some FF sites are telling subscribers use 20% of your beginning FAAB, some mean 20% of your remaining FAAB. Sometimes they reveal what they mean/intend, but not as often as leaving it ambiguous. There is no industry standard.
 
This is probably a real stupid question. But when sites and people make a FAAB recommendation, are they telling you the percentage of FAAB that you have left? Or FAAB percentage of the total budget you had at the beginning of the year?

For example one site says - FAAB Recommendation: 10% for Sam Howell.

My league's starting budget was $100. But I only have $60 left.

Am I supposed to spend $10 (10% of $100) or $6 (10% of $60)?
Actually is a really good question. Surprised the reply said of 'what's left'.

I assume when a site like fbg shows you a percentage recommended, it's of the ORIGINAL budget.

what do weather forecasters mean when they say 50% chance of rain?
lol what? You lost me here.

Do weather forecasters mean there is a 50% chance it will rain? Or do they mean that given a defined area, 50% of area will receive rain and 50% will not?

The answer it depends and both. Blew my mind when I learned that. There is no industry standard among meteorologists, and generally they never tell you which methodology they had in mind when they make their forecast. Crazy but true.

Some FF sites are telling subscribers use 20% of your beginning FAAB, some mean 20% of your remaining FAAB. Sometimes they reveal what they mean/intend, but not as often as leaving it ambiguous. There is no industry standard.
I feel like its industry standard saying to use that percentage of the original amount. I've never seen a site quote it in a different way, or any hints that they mean that in a different way. Do you have any examples of sites that are meaning of your remaining budget?

@Joe Bryant do you know what FBG is suggesting in their %'s?
 
This is probably a real stupid question. But when sites and people make a FAAB recommendation, are they telling you the percentage of FAAB that you have left? Or FAAB percentage of the total budget you had at the beginning of the year?

For example one site says - FAAB Recommendation: 10% for Sam Howell.

My league's starting budget was $100. But I only have $60 left.

Am I supposed to spend $10 (10% of $100) or $6 (10% of $60)?
Actually is a really good question. Surprised the reply said of 'what's left'.

I assume when a site like fbg shows you a percentage recommended, it's of the ORIGINAL budget.

what do weather forecasters mean when they say 50% chance of rain?
lol what? You lost me here.

Do weather forecasters mean there is a 50% chance it will rain? Or do they mean that given a defined area, 50% of area will receive rain and 50% will not?

The answer it depends and both. Blew my mind when I learned that. There is no industry standard among meteorologists, and generally they never tell you which methodology they had in mind when they make their forecast. Crazy but true.

Some FF sites are telling subscribers use 20% of your beginning FAAB, some mean 20% of your remaining FAAB. Sometimes they reveal what they mean/intend, but not as often as leaving it ambiguous. There is no industry standard.
I feel like its industry standard saying to use that percentage of the original amount. I've never seen a site quote it in a different way, or any hints that they mean that in a different way. Do you have any examples of sites that are meaning of your remaining budget?

@Joe Bryant do you know what FBG is suggesting in their %'s?

I can find examples for both.

Here's an article from Michael Salfino of The Athletic.

Last week, I presented a back-of-the-envelope theory for assessing waiver wire value, where I recommended taking the number of touches divided by team snaps (with a minimum of 15%), and doubling that number for a player’s suggested bid. As I noted last week, this is still in the experimental stage, and I may have a cleaner version by the end of the season as we discover possible pitfalls and improvements, but the general idea works like this:

Player A has 11 carries and 4 receptions, for 15 touches. His team has 60 offensive snaps. That equals 25% of the snaps. We double the percentage, and it’s 50. So you want to spend 50% of your FAAB budget on Player A. If you have $72 left, that’s a $36 bid.

I don't know that we can confidently say the industry standard is % = percentage of your original budget.

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Especially this time of year when many FF managers have already used up 50-75% of their original budget. If I've spent $70 and have $30, I see sites recommending 50% or 40% for Keaton Mitchell in Week 10.

Which means (using your assumption 30% means $30 of my original budge of $100) I have to pay up and spend 100% of my remaining FAAB on a guy who had a season high 14 snaps last week.

Anyway, interesting how we interpret the same thing differently, would love to hear Joe's opinion on this topic.
 
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I would always interpret it as relative to the amount you have at the start. The concept of saying "spend 10% on Jerry Rice" meaning spend 10% if you haven't used any FAAB and then making a decision whether to bid or not at all if you've already spent 95% would be completely nonsensical. That said, I only ever use those as a guide for "players with bigger numbers are higher priority", as I have no clue whatsoever what the standard league setting they are using is and how to adapt to my actual league accordingly, given that, outside of suggesting certain fringe QB's are only viable in superflex for a minimum bid, the report makes no attempt to differentiate between different league settings whatsoever

The new tweaks to the waiver wire report that I see have just been made today might try and do that, but I'd have to dive in further as on a first look it just makes it harder to see what I want to see (which is the number and commentary, i.e. what we got in an email every week but didn't this morning)
 
This is probably a real stupid question. But when sites and people make a FAAB recommendation, are they telling you the percentage of FAAB that you have left? Or FAAB percentage of the total budget you had at the beginning of the year?

For example one site says - FAAB Recommendation: 10% for Sam Howell.

My league's starting budget was $100. But I only have $60 left.

Am I supposed to spend $10 (10% of $100) or $6 (10% of $60)?
Actually is a really good question. Surprised the reply said of 'what's left'.

I assume when a site like fbg shows you a percentage recommended, it's of the ORIGINAL budget.

what do weather forecasters mean when they say 50% chance of rain?
lol what? You lost me here.

Do weather forecasters mean there is a 50% chance it will rain? Or do they mean that given a defined area, 50% of area will receive rain and 50% will not?

The answer it depends and both. Blew my mind when I learned that. There is no industry standard among meteorologists, and generally they never tell you which methodology they had in mind when they make their forecast. Crazy but true.

Some FF sites are telling subscribers use 20% of your beginning FAAB, some mean 20% of your remaining FAAB. Sometimes they reveal what they mean/intend, but not as often as leaving it ambiguous. There is no industry standard.
I feel like its industry standard saying to use that percentage of the original amount. I've never seen a site quote it in a different way, or any hints that they mean that in a different way. Do you have any examples of sites that are meaning of your remaining budget?

@Joe Bryant do you know what FBG is suggesting in their %'s?

When we say 10%, we mean 10% of the total budget to start with.

There's no way for us to know how much each reader has left in their budget.

It's one of the more challenging things to talk about as so many people have different situations.

So we do our best and do the generic % of original budget.
 
This is probably a real stupid question. But when sites and people make a FAAB recommendation, are they telling you the percentage of FAAB that you have left? Or FAAB percentage of the total budget you had at the beginning of the year?

For example one site says - FAAB Recommendation: 10% for Sam Howell.

My league's starting budget was $100. But I only have $60 left.

Am I supposed to spend $10 (10% of $100) or $6 (10% of $60)?

That's not "stupid" at all. And never be afraid to ask questions. We're here to help each other in the forum.
 

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