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March 10, 2014

Fantasy Freestyle

Adjusting Bid Limits for Different League Sizes

by Mike Gianella


So far, the question I have received most frequently this winter has been a variation on the same theme:

Your bid limits are for a 12-team mixed league, but I am in a 14-team mixed league. How do I adjust my prices to fit?

There are two adjustments that you need to make. The first adjustment is mathematical, and the second involves using your intuition/gut feel.

Below is an example, in which I convert prices from a 15-team mixed league to a 14-team mixed league, but you can use these steps to convert prices to any league size.

1. Since I don’t produce bids for 15-team mixed leagues, I used 2013’s Tout Wars mixed-league prices in order to establish a baseline. Time permitting, I would have used a three-year average of mixed-league prices from Tout Wars instead, but for the purposes of this exercise, this will do.

2. In descending order (highest salary to lowest), I sorted all of the hitters, put them into 14 groups of 15 (14 roster slots and 15 teams), and added up the total salary for each group.

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