Overall, optimal lineups don’t look all that different from normal lineups. This is going to be a data heavy section, so get ready. All stats below are for the optimal lineup for each large Showdown tournament vs. all winning lineups (some of which were also optimal…but talking about that here would be spoilers for the next section!). Here’s the raw data:
Average and median salary remaining were $2,480 and $1,550 (optimals) vs $1,082 and $600 (winning lineups).
Captain distributions were fairly consistent with all winning lineups except that wide receivers were in 39 . . .