I have two rules for drafting first overall in a fantasy football league:
Rule 1: Always draft the top running back on your board.
Rule 2: See Rule 1.
“But Tom,” you say, “Aaron Rodgers scored 487 points in 2011. And his VBD was 215! Ray Rice, the top runner, only scored 303 points and had a 154 VBD!”
Those are very astute judgments, anonymous reader, and may I commend you for knowing your VBD, or “Value Based Drafting,” a fantasy football statistic popularized by Joe Bryant in the 1990s that marginally measures position players against their baseline