I want to sort of dive into what sort of factors affect progression - maybe this is common knowledge in the community or maybe its more hearsay but I have a good case to look at to hopefully derive some conclusions. Assumptions: 1) Coach has already purchased WR XP Boost 2) No other variables outside of the ones stated can effect XP values or progression. That means we're assuming that all "normal" players have the same values for progression and that past season performance or modifiers do not affect current season progression. Corey Washington - 23yrs old, playing in 3rd season, started season 1st on depth chart Sintamuel Webb - 23yrs old, playing in 3rd season, started season 2nd on depth chart - quick progression Vincent Terry - 20yrs old, playing in 1st season, started season 3rd on depth chart Cameron Cooper - 22yrs old, playing in 3rd season, started season 4th on depth chart Derek Childers - 21yrs old, playing in 1st season, started season 5th on depth chart TJ Graham - 26yrs old, playing in 4th season, started season 6th on depth chart Lets make a table so all of this information is easier to read side by side Player Age Exp Dchart Prog Weekly L2 xpL2 L3 xpL3 L4 xpL4 Corey Washington 23 2 1 Norm 687 50 500 85 5000 110 10000 Sintamuel Webb 23 2 2 Quick 1000 50 1000 85 10000 110 15000 Vincent Terry 20 0 3 Norm 781 40 1000 60 5000 80 20000 Cameron Cooper 22 2 4 Norm 646 40 1000 60 5000 80 20000 Derek Childers 21 0 5 Norm 675 40 1000 60 5000 80 20000 TJ Graham 26 3 6 Norm 562 40 1000 60 5000 80 20000 Okay, so what did we learn? Let me also preface this by saying, I'm not a fucking scientist. If I screwed up something or didn't consider a variable, let me know so I can improve! Its interesting to compare Terry to Childers. They are both rookies and both have normal progression but for some reason, Terry gets more weekly XP than Childers. It could be that Terry is a year younger or that he has a higher depth chart position. Lets consider case 2. Conclusion: Lower age or higher depth chart position yields higher weekly XP gain for rookies Washington to Cooper. Washington is older and has a higher depth chart position and gets more weekly XP than Cooper. Conclusion: Higher depth chart position yields higher weekly XP gain Conclusion: Lower depth chart position yields higher season XP gain Washington to Webb. The only difference between the two is progression as, seemingly, depth chart position 1 and depth chart position 2 are treated equally Conclusion: Top 2 depth chart positions have higher goals and lower payouts for L2 and L4 compared to lower depth chart positions Conclusion: Higher progression yields higher payouts for the same goals at all levels L2-L4 Feel free for everyone else to chime in and make more conclusions based on the info. This is just the stuff I could pull out in a few minutes. The real question I have is, when are these depth chart positions set for goals? Preseason? The start of the regular season? Its definitely interesting because I've been known to put in my backups when simming through preseason to try and prevent injuries. It appears that possibly could have other benefits as far as season progression payouts are concerned. And this is just one position, not to mention this is going to be different for every position. It appears that WR3 is the spot you want for your up and coming WR stars. They get the highest additional weekly XP AND get to benefit from having lower season goals with higher payouts. TMFL - what say you?