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Re: Optimization Algorithm Help

by BrowserUk (Pope)
on Aug 22, 2013 at 09:27 UTC ( #1050498=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Optimization Algorithm Help

I know nothing about football -- be it the English or American -- but I recall that teams over here have 11 players, so I'm assuming this is the American variant. Either way, the following question probably applies.

How do you value defenders given that they (usually?) don't score many points.

As described, your scoring mechanism would tend to favour picking a team of 10 quarterbacks. (I'm assuming they tend to score goals).


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Re^2: Optimization Algorithm Help
by MidLifeXis (Prior) on Aug 22, 2013 at 13:32 UTC

    ...(2 QB, 2RB, 2WR, 1TE, 2FLEX, 1DEF)...

    It looks like there are limits on what positions can be drafted.

    --MidLifeXis

      I'm sure there would be, but without a way to comparatively value defenders against forwards, the algorithm reduces to; Fill defense with the cheapest available and spend the rest on the most expensive forwards you can afford; which surely cannot be good.


      With the rise and rise of 'Social' network sites: 'Computers are making people easier to use everyday'
      Examine what is said, not who speaks -- Silence betokens consent -- Love the truth but pardon error.
      "Science is about questioning the status quo. Questioning authority".
      In the absence of evidence, opinion is indistinguishable from prejudice.

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