The Fantasy Manager’s Dilemma: Roster Building and Game Theory – Part 1

As opposed to real General Managers, we can view our players more in terms of investments. We do not need to consider locker room dynamics, contract issues, or even the chemistry effects of continually trading players. While somewhat dehumanizing, it more closely resembles the world of stock trading. In fact, we sometimes refer to players as "shares," a term taken directly from investment jargon.