Agreed that there's no value in a 0-yard catch. But there's more value in 2 10-yard catches than 1 20-yard catch. Hence PPR. But a full PPR is a little high; I like half or maybe a little less...
See, I disagree. You're on the 50. 3rd and 10. Andre Johnson catches a 20 yard pass. Follow that up with 3 incomplete passes. 47 yd FG.
You're on the 50. 3rd and 10. Kenny Britt catches a 10 yard pass. 2 incomplete passes. 3rd and 10. Kenny Britt catches another 10 yard pass. 3 incomplete passes. 47 yd FG.
Kenny Britt gets more points?
The idea that "moving the chains" is more valuable than big plays doesn't make sense to me. Yardage and scoring are the only two things that matter in football. Running a play has no value, be it an attempted pass, completed pass, rushing attempt, etc... OK, maybe a first down should be rewarded?
3rd and 2. Donald Driver catches a 4 yard pass.
3rd and 15. Calvin Johnson catches a 14 yard pass.
Equal value? ONLY IF Green Bay gets ANOTHER first down. If they don't, Calvin Johnson had the more productive play!
Again, I'm not a PPR basher. I'm just annoyed by the "catching the ball helps the team". Shawngee has the argument I'm looking for.
ive never been a fan of thinking about stats and points in respect to the actual game. its fantasy sports...not real sports
If that is your mindset, then play PPR to your hearts content. I just enjoy watching things happening on the field to equate to things happening in fantasy. Even "garbage time" yardage feels unnatural to me. A couple times a year, you find yourself watching a blowout Monday night game hoping your running back gets a couple more carries. Even that aspect of fantasy football seems weird to me, but their is nothing to be done about that.
I know it isn't real. But I like to keep it as close to real as I can get it. Isn't that why 2QB leagues are so unpopular? Because a "real NFL team doesn't start 2 QBs"? So the logic on this topic just confuses the heck out of me all the time.