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Tracing Your Dynasty Team's Cost Basis (1 Viewer)

eighsse2

Footballguy
Not sure what to make of this, might be an exercise in futility. But I thought it would be cool to take my dynasty roster and trace each player back to what I used to acquire him, then just sort the original resources used best to worst, and sort my current team best to worst, and see how they line up together. Intended as a means to judge all trading and drafting cumulatively. Anyone picked up off waivers or free agency counts as zero cost (it only costs me cash). Any player who was inherited with the team, and eventually traded, counts as a cost of the player himself at the time he was traded. Anyway, here is the best I could come up with. I'm sure there are prior trades I couldn't remember that led to some of these picks. And some pick numbers I couldn't remember exactly and estimated. Shrug.
To be clear, the pick and the adjacent player have no relation -- each list is just sorted based on estimated value.

The league is PPR, QRRWWFKD

1.02 (2021) - D'Andre Swift
1.04 (2019) - Joe Mixon
1.05 (2020) - Travis Etienne
1.06 (2022) - CeeDee Lamb
1.08 (2017) - AJ Brown
Julio Jones (2020) - Aaron Jones
1.10 (2018) - Chris Godwin
2.02 (2021) - Late 1st round 2023*
2.03 (2015) - Rashod Bateman
2.03 (2018) - Elijah Moore
2.03 (2019) - Jameson Williams
2.05 (2016) - Garrett Wilson
2.05 (2020) - Jalen Hurts
2.06 (2022) - James Robinson
2.11 (2017) - Tua Tagovailoa
3.02 (2021) - Robert Woods
3.04 (2019) - Alec Pierce
4.02 (2021) - Trey Sermon
Kenny Pickett

Not bothering with kicker and defense

*For this experiment, I'm including any acquired future pick as an asset, but no natural future picks.

Has anyone else tried something like this? Is there anything I could change in the method that would make it more meaningful?
 

eighsse2

Footballguy
I suppose one potential fallacy here is if, for instance, I drafted Player X with pick 2.01 (2015), got 5 years of solid use out of him and then traded him for 3.01 (2020), the Player X acquisition and Player X cost cancel each other out and the net result would just be "2.01 (2015) yields 3.01 (2020)" which sounds terrible. But the 5 years of usage are not represented at all. Again, shrug.
 

eric rymer

Footballguy
interesting exercise. One thing I started doing was keeping a log of all my trades including my offers with notes on why I made the offer, why I accepted or declined a particular offer. Helps me grade my thought process.
 

eighsse2

Footballguy
interesting exercise. One thing I started doing was keeping a log of all my trades including my offers with notes on why I made the offer, why I accepted or declined a particular offer. Helps me grade my thought process.
Yeah that's a great idea. I keep a log of all my completed trades ... I really want to keep a log of my offers sent and received, but I've tried and I'm too darn lazy. So many offers.
 

wlwiles

Footballguy
I've always logged trades, and this year decided to also log adds/drops including my reasonings for each. Hoping it'll be fun to see the roster churn as a list, and also how injuries/byes force decisions.

Trying to go back and remember all my draft picks since the startup but that's been difficult. We switched from ESPN to Sleeper along the way so only have history for about half the years, and I just can't freaking remember who I took in the 4th in 2018, for example. They're not on my team anymore that's for sure, but still like to see who turned out to be anything...
 

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