For the past eight weeks, I’ve been polling my Twitter followers in an effort to identify the exact dynasty value of some relevant players for this new series, ‘The Player or the Pick?’ This week, I want to look back at the 25 players who have been matched up against a draft pick with hopes of further clarifying their dynasty value.
Over the past few days, I once again polled my followers on Twitter, asking them about the same set of players, but adjusting the chosen draft pick based on previous results. For example, if the player easily won the initial poll, I simply upped the pick. On the other hand, if the majority preferred the draft pick, that told me to lower the value of the player.
Of the 25 players involved so far, not all got a second treatment of the Player or the Pick exercise. I opted to leave out the most recent trio from last week’s article (Devontae Booker, Jordan Howard and CJ Prosise) as well as running back Christine Michael, whose situation has bene in flux to say the least. Also, any players involved in polls that were already a 50/50 split or close to that, were left off since their value has already been determined. This means Ameer Abdullah (mid-second round pick), Aaron Rodgers (late first round pick), Tom Brady (early second round pick), Melvin Gordon (mid-first round pick) and Jamison Crowder (early second round pick) won’t be included.
Some of the newer polls lent some clarity, while others just left me confused on exactly how the average dynasty owner feels about these specific players.
Here are the results: