Alright, so I'm a big fantasy football noob. Played last year, but autodrafted because I just didn't know what I was doing. Ended up in third place in a 12 man league, miraculously.
So here's the deal. The commish of my fantasy league changes pretty much every scoring from the yahoo default. This leaves me not knowing who to draft and when to draft them. It makes it a lot harder on me because idk who's more valuable, etc. based on the scoring. I've been trying to do some research, but I'm still not confident going into my draft with the knowledge that I have vs. the scoring system.
Here's the way the commish set up the league:
Offense League Value Completions 0.5 Incomplete Passes -0.85 Passing Yards 25 yards per point; 2 points at 200 yards; 3 points at 250 yards; 4 points at 300 yards Passing Touchdowns 6 Interceptions -2 Sacks -0.25 Rushing Yards 10 yards per point; 1 points at 100 yards; 2 points at 150 yards; 4 points at 200 yards Rushing Touchdowns 6 Receptions 1 Reception Yards 10 yards per point; 1 points at 75 yards; 2 points at 100 yards; 3 points at 150 yards Reception Touchdowns 6 Return Yards 25 yards per point Return Touchdowns 6 2-Point Conversions 2 Fumbles Lost -2 Offensive Fumble Return TD 6 Pick Sixes Thrown -4 40+ Yard Completions 1 40+ Yard Passing Touchdowns 1 40+ Yard Rushing Attempts 1 0 40+ Yard Rushing Touchdowns 1 40+ Yard Receptions 1 40+ Yard Reception Touchdowns 1 Kickers League Value Field Goals 0-19 Yards 3 Field Goals 20-29 Yards 3 Field Goals 30-39 Yards 4 Field Goals 40-49 Yards 5 Field Goals 50+ Yards 6 Field Goals Missed 0-19 Yards -3 Field Goals Missed 20-29 Yards -3 Field Goals Missed 30-39 Yards -1 Point After Attempt Made 1 Point After Attempt Missed -2 Defense/Special Teams League Value Sack 1 Interception 2 Fumble Recovery 2 Touchdown 6 Safety 2 Block Kick 4 Return Yards 50 yards per point Kickoff and Punt Return Touchdowns 6 Points Allowed 0 points 14 Points Allowed 1-6 points 10 Points Allowed 7-13 points 4 Points Allowed 14-20 points 2 Points Allowed 21-27 points 0 Points Allowed 28-34 points -2 Points Allowed 35+ points -4
So as you can see, the points system is all over the place. Basically my question is, what is the most valuable position/the least valuable, which players should I target, etc.
Qbs are weighted here but only the accurate ones. The system is a disadvantage for the inaccurate ones which means there will be significant separation after the top 5-6 QB's. You are only going to gain 30-35 points over the year based on Aaron Rodgers numbers last year (68% completion) but for the inaccurate ones this can end up being a negative number. You will get a bonus of 4 for 300 yards which the elite come close to every week. Those that dont wont get the bonus.
This league in general is going to really separate the good and the bad of each position.
You still have to think about power of position meaning each roster spot you can have an advantage or disadvantage. So if you do go QB early you will be weaker at the other positions.
Look at the trends of last years draft with these guys. What did they do? Did they grab QB's early, go RB heavy in the first then WR in the second etc? This will give you a better idea of how people are going to react.
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Agreeing with the others. First thing I thought of when I saw this was "Wow, I want Brees." An above-average guy completes at LEAST 20 passes in a game. That's 10 extra points there. A guy like Brady who can dink/dunk to Welker, RBs, or his TEs all day would be just insane.
Definitely don't choose a gunslinger type QB. While the risk/reward thing pays off in most fantasy formats, as well as real football, that negative for incompletes is killer.
I'd also take the WRs linked to the afore-mentioned quarterbacks. Yes, big-time guys like Megatron and Fitz are givens, but in PPR settings, guys like Welker and Roddy White really shine as well. Look for guys who put up weekly lines like 8/80 yards. A statline like that is worth 16 points, with no TDs or anything. Possession type receivers are worth more in PPR leagues than regular ones.
Pass-catching RBs are at a premium. Ray Rice would probably be my first RB choice. After that.. I'd put more of a premium on top WRs if I couldn't get great RBs in the draft.