I did some number-crunching from last year’s data
https://public.tableau.com/profile/mike … ublish=yes
is the tableau graph I used. Thank you MoSe for sharing
The comparison – levelling exercise that I had in hand was last year’s top 10 and top 10k approximations that RuthNZ made on the 2016-17 players, and the rough estimate guidelines I used for this year.
I only considered players that had played at least 10 matches, (a match is considered at least 30-min appearance), and that had at least a 7.5% ownership.
There are not too many data points obviously, but the point is – I accept that this is not an exact science, and my objective was to get a trend, and a trend-line, to help me decide.
Will not do a detailed story around the numbers here. Here is a bit of synthesized data – make of this what you will. Some basic hypotheses are provided alongwith.
This is the graph for goalkeepers, and the resultant ppg calculation as per the trendline
My big finding? Goalkeepers have the most ppm in comparison to any other position. However, the slope of the graph is less steep than any other position (expect for forward which is about the same. My understanding from that is that the marginal benefit of having the best higher priced goalkeeper over the best lower priced goalkeeper is the least in comparison to the price.
Simple language: if your team permits – the best cheap goalkeeper (s) is the way to go.