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Microsoft® Excel Data Analysis and Business Modeling by Wayne L. Winston

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Chapter 73. Picking Your Fantasy Football Team

  • What is fantasy football?

  • What information do I need to pick a good team?

  • How can I use the Excel Solver to pick my team?

What is fantasy football?

To play fantasy football, you choose a team (usually 10 players) and receive rewards based on player performances during the current season. In the league I entered, each player chooses the following positions:

  • One quarterback (QB)

  • One place kicker (K)

  • Three running backs (RB)

  • Three wide receivers (WR)

  • One tight end (TE)

  • One team’s defense (Team)

Each choice of player or team is assigned a price based on the player’s or team’s ability. For example, the great quarterback Michael Vick is assigned a price of $19 million. You have a total of $100 million to spend on ...

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