Discussing some tougher keeper decisions

Keep or Kut – Chad (@chadyoung) is joined by two guests to talk inflation in keeper leagues. Justin Vibber, creator of the Ottoneu Surplus Calculator, and Adam Scharf, who recently wrote a paper on inflation in Ottoneu, go from 101 (what is inflation and how does it impact leagues) to some more nuanced discussion of how thinking on inflation needs to evolve so we can be smarter fantasy players.

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8:10 – What is inflation and how does it impact both auctions and drafts in keeper leagues?

14:57 – Inflation can change who you think about as a keeper.

27:12 – The benefits and risks of trying to predict what your leaguemates will do.

37:13 – The risk of over- vs underestimating inflation.

44:29 – Adam recaps his paper and discusses the implications if we are under-calculating inflation.

58:19 – Is there an inflation curve across the value spectrum?

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Chad Young

Chad is a long-time fantasy player and baseball fan, who learned to love the game watching 100 loss teams in the truly awful Cleveland Municipal Stadium. Chad writes Going Deep for Pitcher List and co-hosts the Keep or Kut podcast on the Pitcher List Podcast Network. Chad is also one of the creators of ottoneu and you can hear him on the Ottobot Podcast and read his work on FanGraphs.

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