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LAG - Fanball Scoring
David Dorey
August 13, 2007

(Using the scoring system found on Fanball for the highest scoring 20 players in each position)


1 Pt for 20 yards
4 Pt touchdown
-2 Pt Interception
+2 TD > 40 yds
+4 TD > 80 yds


1 for 10 yards
6 Pt Touchdown
+2 TD > 40 yds
+4 TD > 80 yds


6 Pt Touchdown
2 Pt Sack
1 Pt Fumble
2 Pt Interception
4 Pt Safety


  Top 3 Scorers 4th - 10th Top 3 vs 4-10 11-20th 4-10 vs 11-20
Average Scoring Average Points Lost Scoring Average Points Lost
QB 324 261 63 212 50
RB 355 229 126 169 60
TE 125 95 30 58 37
WR 194 171 22 141 30
DEF 170 130 40 114 16

LAG Synopsis

Quarterbacks - Paying attention to your quarterbacks make a big difference in this league thanks to the use of yardage bonuses. And not surprisingly, those quarterbacks who throw the most scores also have the longest touchdowns (weird, eh?... okay not).The value in this position declines sharply through those first dozen fantasy starters and it can make a big difference in this league to own a high scoring quarterback. After the first three picks in your draft (all RB's), don't forget the QB you are waiting on will outscore any player you are drafting instead. One back-up QB looks about as good as another, but those starters have a significant decline the more you wait. QB's are central to high scoring in this league.

Running Backs - The value in this position declined very rapidly in the top ten and means a first round back is pretty much mandatory in this scoring. But after the first ten players or so, the line flattened out with very little difference between the tenth and 20th best running back. This would again start to decline more rapidly once all the starters (about 35) backs were taken but the value decline to consider here is that a top ten is great, but after that the decline is not nearly so severe in maybe waiting a round to grab a RB2. Running backs still were very high scoring players here and should be desired but amazingly their value declined below a commensurate defense in this nutty scoring. The introduction of yardage bonuses for scores really only mattered to the top backs here and that's all about the first round of your draft.

Tight Ends - Still seeing that tight ends don't have that much impact in this league. The problem is compounded with the yardage bonuses that realistically a slow tight end is just never going to see. Wait on them and it's not going to hurt that much if at all.

Wide Receivers - Without reception points, this position had a slight nudge up in value for the top three but that was the smallest difference against the rest of the wideout starters (WR1) in the league of any position. Sadly, this is the sort of league scoring that rightfully makes wideouts go later in drafts and not matter that much. Compared to other positions, wideouts just don't fare all that well. Better than tight ends and that is about it. While it would seem that the distance bonuses to scores would have a really big impact here, the reality is that it doesn't. The top ten do have more value and decline a bit more rapidly but not all that much really. Most wideouts only score 8 or less times per year and few come from 40+ yards. The yardage bonuses seem enticing, but they really do not make that much difference here.

Defense - First couple of defenses look like a small advantage but after that the decline is pretty small and the position is only worth more than tight ends really.


Top 20 Scorers
422 RB Tomlinson,Ladainian
351 QB Manning,Peyton
323 QB Brees,Drew
322 RB Jackson,Steven
321 RB Johnson,Larry
298 QB Bulger,Marc
295 QB Palmer,Carson
278 QB Vick,Michael
270 QB Kitna,Jon
261 RB Gore,Frank
260 QB Brady,Tom
258 RB Parker,Willie
247 QB Favre,Brett
247 RB Westbrook,Brian
243 QB Rivers,Philip
236 QB McNabb,Donovan
236 RB Barber,Tiki
229 QB Losman,J.P.
221 QB Roethlisberger,Ben
219 QB Manning,Eli

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