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08/15/2009

How Differences in Scoring Relate To Fantasy Football Positions

Filed under: Pro Football — David Hunter @ 10:17 AM
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Everybody knows that in order to win a fantasy football league, an owner has to have a great draft, scour the waiver wire, make shrewd trades, and get lucky on later round picks. What many fantasy owners attempt but fail to do well is cater to their league’s scoring when it comes to the initial fantasy draft. Following is an example of how scoring can affect QBs who all put up similar statistics. Note that the stats used are from the 2008 season.

Scoring 1: 1 point per 25 passing, 6 pts per TD, -3 per INT, 1 point per 10 rushing, 6 points per TD. In this scoring set up, Eli Manning is fairly close to Garrard while the drop off from Eli to Orton is steep.
– David Garrard: 240.00 FP
– Eli Manning: 232.52 FP
– Kyle Orton: 213.78 FP
– Matt Schaub: 200.52 FP
– Jake Delhomme: 199.62 FP

Scoring 2: 1 point per 20 passing, 4 points per TD, -1 per INT, 1 point per 10 rushing, 6 points per TD. In this scoring setup, Garrard runs away from everybody else.
– David Garrard: 272.20 FP
– Eli Manning: 242.90 FP
– Kyle Orton: 231.50 FP
– Jake Delhomme: 226.50 FP
– Matt Schaub: 220.95 FP

Scoring 3: 1 point per 25 passing, 6 points per TD, 1 point per 10 rushing, 6 points per TD. Again, there’s a drop off but all the quarterbacks get an overall boost with Garrard again pulling away from the other three.
– David Garrard: 279.00 FP
– Eli Manning: 262.52 FP
– Kyle Orton: 249.78 FP
– Jake Delhomme: 235.62 FP
– Matt Schaub: 230.52 FP

Scoring 4: 1 point per 20 passing, 6 points per TD, -2 per INT, 5 points for 300 yards bonus, 1 point per 10 rushing, 6 points per TD. While Garrard again runs away, Schaub is suddenly a better option than Orton in this type of scoring format. Note that Delhomme finishes well last.
– David Garrard: 299.20 FP
– Eli Manning: 279.90 FP
– Matt Schaub: 260.95 FP
– Kyle Orton: 260.50 FP
– Jake Delhomme: 244.50 FP

In just looking at 4 different scoring formats, you see a wide range of values. Garrard, in 3 of them, runs away while Eli Manning is a fairly close option in the first scoring setup. Jake Delhomme manages to outscore Matt Schaub in 2 formats and Matt Schaub outscores Kyle Orton in 1 format.

When you draft for your fantasy football league, make sure you know your leagues scoring and who will benefit from it (and who won’t) not just at QB but at all positions.

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1 Comment »

  1. Great post! Finally i have all the necessery info about it! Thank you so much! Love to hear more about it. Best regards

    Comment by wakacje last minute — 05/16/2011 @ 1:16 AM | Reply


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